Steve Flad
Steve FladPresident
Steve has been a volunteer dad and Board Member with PCT/NTPA for the last 9 years. His entire family has enthusiastically volunteered for many shows, functions and activities. Honored to be the President of the Governing Board and a member of the “Team of Steel”. As the Talent Acquisition Manager with Humcap, LLC he has helped 1,000’s of candidates and companies come together in recruiting, business development, networking and contract negotiation.
Steve previously owned and operated the Stark Technical Group, is a deacon at church, and has volunteered with Boy Scout (Trained Leader), Watchdogs (PISD), and Youth Athletics coaching. He has served on local and regional boards with NACCB (now TechServe), and MTBC (now Tech Titans), Homeowners Association (President) and multiple Booster Clubs.
Mark Frankenfeld
Mark FrankenfeldFirst Vice President and President Elect
Mark began serving the NTPA community as the first Chairman of the Frisco Youth Theatre Board. After two years in that role he had the opportunity to continue supporting the theatre on the NTPA Governing Board. His involvement was driven by his children’s experience participating in productions and camps over the years. His goal is to be part of a team that creates a powerful theatre experience for each child that participates. Mark is the Commissioner and President of the North American Hockey League and a member of USA Hockey’s Junior Council. The NAHL is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind that places over 300 players annually into NCAA college hockey programs.

Mark, his wife Kira, daughters Charlee and Bella reside in Dallas.

Elly Marsh
Elly MarshThird Vice President
Elly has been actively involved with NTPA – Plano since 2009. She brings strong marketing and sales expertise to the board with 20+ years of career experience. Elly currently manages product marketing for Cloud Services at DXC, a $8 billion/year business that holds the number two position in global market share. She is a Sunday school teacher and also volunteers with several organizations, including various parent association roles at her childrens’ schools. In addition to her terms on the NTPA and NTPA – Plano boards, she has previous board experience with the Alliance Française of Dallas. In 2015, Elly received the Arts Volunteer of the Year award by the Arts Center of Plano. Elly has a 13 year old daughter and an 18 year old son.
Trysh Pope
Trysh PopeSecretary
Trysh became a dedicated volunteer at NTPA in 2013, when her daughter Sophie said, “When I’m at theatre, my heart feels like I am home.” Trysh was honored to serve in McKinney and Fairview as Board Chair from 2015-2017, with the amazing team of volunteers who built NTPA – Fairview. She is proud to continue serving NTPA on the Governing Board of Directors. NTPA is a huge part of her heart, and she loves the difference it makes in the lives of so many children and families. She loves that her whole family can be a part of theatre productions through volunteering and that through the years, NTPA has become a home not only for her daughter Sophie, but for her son Zack and husband Tim, as well.
Tamara Jones
Tamara JonesTreasurer
Tamara has been a fan and volunteer at NTPA since 2013 when her youngest child found his home and a place he treasures. The ability to make an impact to so many children in the same way is what makes NTPA a special place. Tamara is a hands-on experienced finance executive with more than 25 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. She is the CFO for a second generation family owned nationwide company. In 2016 Tamara was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as CFO of the year recognizing her quick impact for this company. Previously Tamara was also a Partner with B2B CFO providing financial strategies to mid-size business owners in various industries. Before joining B2B CFO, she was President and CEO of a global restaurant chain. This combination of operations leadership coupled with her financial acumen is invaluable in helping businesses develop processes, systems and financial reporting that increase cash, drive bottom-line results and improve enterprise value. Tamara received her B.S. with a dual major in accounting and finance from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She also received her Certified Public Accountant license in Ohio. She and her husband Scott have been married for 28 years. They moved to Dallas more than 20 years ago and happily call it home. Today they live in Lucas TX and have two children.
Tim Carr
Tim CarrAssistant Treasurer
Tim is a native of Ohio, moving to Texas 27 years ago. He retired from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (United States Department of Defense) as a member of the Senior Executive Service after 34 years of service. In his last position he was Regional Director responsible for approximately 900 auditors involved in auditing all DoD contracts in the central part of United States, which included such contractors as Boeing, Lockheed, DynCorp, and KBR.

Sara Akers
Sara Akers
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Jamee Cutillo
Jamee Cutillo
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Michelle Hoffman
Michelle is currently the Vice President, Head of Marketing for Copart, a publicly traded, online vehicle auction company based in Dallas where she leads all Advertising, eCommerce and Communications efforts. She brings more than 20 years of marketing and operations experience to the position. She has worked for Six Flags Theme Parks, Sears Holdings and Carmichael Lynch Spong PR Agency. Michelle has her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School (Chicago, IL) and a BA in Communication/Journalism from University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle is on the Governing Board of Directors for North Texas Preforming Arts, and was previously the Vice Chair of NTPA – Frisco. Michelle and her family have been a part of NTPA for more than 5 years. She also sits on the Dallas Area Alliance for Women and the Dallas Regional Chamber – Woman’s Executive Roundtable.
Felicia Lopes
Felicia Lopes
Felicia M. Lopes has over twenty year’s experience in theatrical event production and management, business development, publicity and marketing. Currently, Felicia works with Red Field LLC in Los Angeles. She has developed theatric programming for such high-profile clients as Walt Disney Imagineering, the Drama Desk Awards where she was the General Manager for 10 years, and on Broadway with Disney’s The Lion King and Chicago the Musical. Felicia is a member of the Broadway League and holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts’ Theatre Management and Producing Program.
Steve McMurray
Steve McMurray
Steve is a proud parent of two acting veterans of the NTPA family of theaters. A 25-year employee of The Coca-Cola Company, Steve brings an extensive background in marketing, sales and business operations to the Governing Board.

Steve is a past Chairman of the Plano Management Board of NTPA. A dedicated volunteer , Steve was a leader in the development of the Willow Bend Center for The Performing Arts and was selected as the Coca-Cola Company’s first ever Volunteer of the Year and honored as a Jefferson Award winner for his work in the community with youth theater and the Boy Scouts.

JoAnn Rodriguez
JoAnn Rodriguez
JoAnn was introduced to Plano Children’s Theatre in 2009 when she was asked to help with the scholarship committee. After seeing the magic of the theater and the positive impact NTPA had on her youngest daughter, JoAnn began to enthusiastically support the theater and the opportunities that NTPA offers children. The theater is a place where both her daughters have learned important life skills reinforced by the Ten Characters of NTPA, instilling in them a sense of community, pride, and accomplishment. JoAnn is a passionate advocate for the low income community and is proud of the NTPA mission and dedication to making theater accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances. JoAnn is a career affordable housing professional and is currently the Vice President of Asset Management for Fort Worth Housing Solutions and President of Quadco Management Solutions, the largest provider/ manager of affordable housing in Fort Worth and Tarrant County that serves the low income community, veterans, homeless and other underserved populations. JoAnn also serves in her community as a children’s minister at Grace Outreach Center, a board member of Family Leadership Empowerment Network and a board member of the Schooling Encouragement Foundation.
Daniel Spradley
Daniel Spradley
Daniel has been involved with the NTPA Governing Board since 2015, serving as Treasurer and now continuing to help with the current Treasurer. He is a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Spirit Realty in uptown Dallas. He has two children involved at NTPA and they both have loved every minute of their involvement.
Jeri Tidwell
Jeri Tidwell
Jeri Tidwell is a Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse. She has been a nurse for over 20 years and holds a PhD in nursing. Jeri is a member of the Melrose Church of Christ and a mother member of North Suburban Dallas Jack and Jack of America. Ms. Tidwell is a huge fan of the Performing Arts and is a ‘theater mom”. NTPA (Plano Children’s Theater) has been the theater home for her children for almost a decade. Her role on the governing board is to promote the great work that NTPA is doing to develop character in our youth in diverse communities. Ms. Tidwell is a believer that the performing arts can build confidence and promote emotional health.
Fred Trafton
Fred TraftonStarcatchers
Fred has been an engineer at Texas Instruments since 1986 and became involved with NTPA when he enrolled his son Connor Kirby-Trafton in a class named “Therapeutic Drama” at Plano Children’s Theatre. Since then, this little class has grown to become the Starcatchers, and Fred became Chairman of their board in September of 2017. Fred also contributed design and plans for the risers in the Rodenbaugh Theatre and Theatre One, and helped in their construction. Fred enjoys Progressive Rock music, reading and writing Science Fiction, and recently (as of October, 2018) amazed Sara by singing every word to The Rocky Horror Show during a rehearsal at NTPA.
Lisa Rodenbaugh
Lisa RodenbaughRepertory
Lisa has been active in volunteering with NTPA since 2008 when her daughter first took the stage in a summer production. She saw the increased confidence and infectious passion for the arts spread from her daughter, to her son and then her husband. Even though my children are now grown, NTPA remains our entire family’s passion. Lisa has held numerous leadership roles within NTPA over the last 10 years. This includes President of the PCT Curtain Club in 2009-2011 and coordinator of the ACE Program for our advanced teens for six years. She has also served as co-chair of the AMPS, chair of the Mother’s Day Tea, AMPS auction chair, show manager, costume manager in many productions and co-chair of the new signage of Willow Bend Center of the Arts. In 2015 she received the honor of Top Ten Women of Collin County for her volunteerism with NTPA. She has served on the board of the NTPA Repertory Theatre for almost two years. She is proud to be the current Chair of the Rep Theatre.
Previous to her volunteer work with NTPA, Lisa volunteered with multiple other national non-profit organizations and served as Chapter President of the board for three of them. She has been President and CEO of her own company for 24 years. She has a BS from the University of Texas in Austin and an MBA from the University of Houston.
Heather Hangen
Heather HangenAcademy
Bio and Picture to come!
Jeff Blair
Jeff BlairPlano
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Amanda Bolen
Amanda BolenFairview
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Kris Murphy
Kris MurphyDallas
Kris Murphy became involved with North Texas Performing Arts in 2013 after seeing her child literally grow an inch taller when she took the stage for the first time — she knew she had discovered something pretty magical. Since then, her daughter has continued to grow in her confidence, abilities and love for musical theatre through her involvement with NTPA, and Kris has become more and more involved as a parent volunteer. In an effort to help bring the same incredible performing arts opportunities to Dallas youth, she worked with the team that initiated NTPA – Dallas in 2016 and joined the board in 2017. When she is not volunteering or helping her daughter prepare for a show, Kris works as a copywriter and graphic designer, is the mom of two amazing kids and co-manages her household with her equally amazing husband, Brandon. She graduated with a BFA from the communication design program at the University of North Texas.
Randy Archambault
Randy ArchambaultFrisco
Randy has a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Engineering Management. He is serving his first term as Vice Chair on the NTPA – Frisco Management board, and is also a member of the Governing Board of North Texas Performing Arts. His first experience with theatre was when his daughter participated in a summer camp for Plano Children’s Theatre. She then participated in one of the founding shows of NTPA – Frisco. His goal is to help continue the phenomenal growth of NTPA – Frisco. Randy, his wife Rene’ and daughter Zoë have been Frisco residents since 2009.