Plano Management Board

Jeffery Blair
Jeffery BlairChairperson
Bio and Picture to come!
Dr. Scott Bushman
Dr. Scott Bushman1st Vice Chair
Scott Bushman has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and works as a Software Product Manager at Applied Materials with a focus on development and marketing. Scott joined the NTPA – Plano board in 2014 and has 2 daughters active in the program. Scott enjoys set build and tech activities in theatre.
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William Smith

William Smith
2nd Vice Chair
Bill Smith is a Vice President with Bank of America’s – National Sales Performance team. Bill has been with Bank of America for 16 years, working within their Plano Corporate Offices. Bill’s daughter began participating in NTPA – Plano programs in 2016 at age 7 and his son started his theater journey with Starcatchers in 2018 at age 12. Bill credits the core values of NTPA for drawing him to become involved with the theatre. He is excited to serve on the board and give back the NTPA – Plano family.
Jenny Lawson
Jenny LawsonSecretary
Jenny Lawson is a middle school French teacher in Plano ISD. Dedicating her time to working with children, she is an active volunteer with NTPA as well as a co-founder of the charity Heroes for Children that serves families with children battling cancer. Jenny began her involvement with NTPA in early 2014 with her daughter Maggie and then her daughter Katie. Both girls have found their homes within the theatre and continue to perform regularly. Jenny is thrilled to support all the children who have found their passion and joy within the NTPA walls.
Jenni Word
Jenni WordBudget Director
Bio and Picture to come!
Tina Autry
Tina Autry
Bio and Picture to come!
Laura Coppedge
Laura Coppedge
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Kelly Gu
Kelly Gu
Kelly is a certified PMP and ScrumMaster with extensive experiences in Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Digital Marketing. She joined the NTPA – Plano board in 2017 and hopes to bring her project management skills and expertise in digital marketing to North Texas Performing Arts. Kelly played piano since age 5 and performed in public, but she has never performed on stage in musicals. Knowing her daughters’ love for musical theatre, and desire to perform on stage, she was thrilled to discover North Texas Performing Arts, and wanted to get more involved at this great youth theatre organization.
Corinne Maples
Corinne Maples
Corinne Maples is the Chief Operations Officer for both UDC, and AHP, LLC. Corinne has been with the current ownership team since 2006 and has helped create multiple companies from the ground up. Corinne’s daughter began her theatre journey with NTPA-Plano in 2017 at the age of 9 and her son joined as a performance partner for Starcatchers in 2018 at the age of 12 . Corinne was involved theatre starting at the age of 9 and was thrilled to have her children get involved in such an amazing organization. She has always had a passion for the arts and it makes her heart happy to see her kids find that same joy at NTPA that she experienced as a child. She is excited to be a member of the board and help the theatre with the substantial growth it is achieving.
Don Melton
Don Melton
Don currently works as a Sr. Tech Administrator (IT) for AT&T since 2005. Don got involved with NTPA in 2009 with his daughter who has since graduated out of the program and he was on the Fairview Theatre’s Management board for 5 years before transferring to the Plano Theatre’s Management board in 2017. Don is often found working tech (lights and sound) for various shows and loves what the theatre does for kids of all ages.
Kirk Schmidt
Kirk Schmidt
Kirk has been a massage therapist since 2001. He has operated 2 locations, Marquis Massage and Remedy Spa. Through the years, he has been trained to be a guardian for special needs children. Now, he is honored to have been invited to participate with Starcatcher’s. Since Fall of 2017, he has helped with the Rockstars as well as with the Theatre.