Starcatchers Management Board

Fred Trafton
Fred TraftonPresident/Chairperson
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.
Fred Lamb
Fred LambFirst Vice Chair
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Brian Celico
Brian Celico2nd Vice Chair
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Ruthanne Kern
Ruthanne KernBudget Director
Ruthanne’s children have performed at NTPA for 10 years. She has volunteered in several areas over those years & now gladly serves our special needs guests through the Starcatchers program. She works for our local school district in Special Needs and Behavioral Support, so this is an extension of what she does in her profession. She believes it is a privilege to work with these families and see the full potential of these students & young adults recognized through the variety of performing arts programs at NTPA.
Grace Kirby
Grace KirbySecretary
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Lisa Delafield
Lisa Delafield
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Amanda Dockweiler
Amanda Dockweiler
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Kerri Evanson
Kerri Evanson
Kerri has over 18 years of experience in financial, operational and human resource management, primarily in the professional services industry. She holds a CPA certification in Virginia and Georgia. For several years after moving to Texas in 2007, she was on the board of the Lewisville ISD Special Education PTSA and has volunteered with other organizations serving the special needs community. Her son has recently become involved with the Starcatchers program. She is excited about the opportunity this program provides for him to experience the arts, connect with peers, and develop new skills.
Alan Hastings
Alan Hastings
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Warren Henochowicz
Warren Henochowicz
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Lenora Huffington
Lenora Huffington
Lenora has been involved with NTPA Starcatcher’s upon the founding of its board in 2017. As a retired PISD teacher she brings 17 years teaching experience. She developed and wrtoe social skills curriculum which was heavily based on role playing/acting for special needs chilren. She feels acting gives children focus, and that theater is a place to explore and understand emotions. Her first exposure to Starchers was attending one of her former students’ plays where she was astounded with the high level of performance and most impressed with the intern program. NTPA Starcatchers provides opportunities for all participants, both actor and intern, to be stretched to his or her highest potential in a positvie inclusive setting. This program fosters a sense of belonging for performers, their families, and the community. These are the reasons for her involvement. Previouly, Lenora served on the Heritage Farmstead Board and was a Docent, in Bible Study Fellowship Leadership for 11 years, church women’s leadership, P.T.A., and Poineer Girls administration. She owned a fine Arts/Drama Preschool in Manama, Bahrain. She has a B.A. in Communications from University of North Texas. She has lived in Plano for 37 years with her husband, Monty. She has two married children and six grandchildren.
Geralyn Kaminsky
Geralyn Kaminsky
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Holly LaFevers
Holly LaFevers
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Kirk Schmidt
Kirk Schmidt
Kirk Schmidt is honored to be involved with the families involved in the Starcatcher’s program. Kirk has started, in high school, as a tutor for children with disabilities. In college, Kirk was a summer camp sailing director for the YMCA in Lewisville. Kirk then became a youth minister for St Phillips Catholic Church, trained to be a guardian for children with disabilities for BOST in Arkansas, and Scoutmaster for 500 boys in the Scoutreach program for Boy Scouts of America. Now with the Starcatcher’s Kirk has been an intern for the Rockstars, the Jungle Book and Aladdin.
Michael Zanders
Michael Zanders
Mike is an assistant professor and coordinator of music therapy at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). He has over 20 years of clinical experience and has published and presented about music therapy both nationally and internationally at conferences and workshops.