Chris Moseley
Chris MoseleyChairperson
Chris Moseley, enjoys seeing his daughter Saxon, skipping and smiling after every rehearsal and production. The confidence-building opportunities are what impresses Chris most about North Texas Performing Arts. He enjoys taking his daughters to all kinds of theater performances. When not at the theater, you can probably find Chris watching his daughter Samantha’s play field hockey, soccer and pole vaulting.

Chris is a consultant at TexCap Insurance, helping businesses navigate the complexities of their employee benefit plans.

A native of Marshall, Texas, he is a fifth-generation Texan and a proud alumnus of Baylor University. Chris serves on the investment committee at Good Shepherd Episcopal School and is a volunteer at The Hockaday School.

Chris favorite things are traveling with his daughters, cheering for the Baylor Bears and eating Texas barbecue.

Stephanie Pearson
Stephanie PearsonVice Chair + Finance
Stephanie Pearson is passionate about education, children and the arts, which all make her a great asset to the NTPA — Dallas board. Her position as Parish Plus Associate Director at Parish Episcopal School gives her unique insights regarding education, programming and working with kids. Stephanie is also active in her children’s school parents’ associations, Parish sySTEMs, and she has been a Girl Scout leader since 2008. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University and has a wide range of interests, including a love for the outdoors to playing the cello and singing (only for fun!). Stephanie is married to Keith and mom to three beautiful children, one who is an NTPA alum and one who is currently active in Dallas productions. She has enjoyed witnessing first-hand how theatre builds a child’s confidence, encourages independence, nurtures creativity and instills an understanding of teamwork.
Connor Bourland
Connor BourlandSecretary + Gala Rep + Co-Programming
Connor is a Senior Associate with the law firm of Vartabedian Hester & Haynes LLP and is the husband of NTPA Resident Director Bethany Bourland. He received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2018.

But Connor’s first love is and always has been theatre. A native of Colleyville, Texas, and Wichita, Kansas, Connor grew up performing on stage with Music Theatre of Wichita and Music Theatre for Young People – Wichita. Connor received his B.F.A. in Drama: Acting Emphasis from the University of Oklahoma Peggy Dow Helmrich School of Drama in 2015, where he spent four years music directing the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity in the annual “U-Sing” and “Scandals” musical revue shows. Connor is also a member of the OU Theatre Guild Board of Directors and attributes much of personal and professional growth to his theatre background. Connor truly appreciates the irreplaceable value of youth theatre and theatre education. (And he misses performing a lot!)

Connor spends his free time rooting for OU football and basketball (Boomer!), volunteering as your “”resident bartender”” for NTPA’s Collegiate Pursuits productions, sailing, traveling, playing with his dog Judge, raising Eloise, and listening to Bethany talk about how much she loves her NTPA kiddos.

Rachel Carter
Rachel CarterVenues
Rachel Carter knew the NTPA was “home” for her young actor after several incredible shows and many friendships formed. Rachel has a passion for working with youth and aspiring leaders to achieve their goals. She has spent countless hours volunteering for Reading Partners, Champion Volunteers through DISD and PTA at Bradfield Elementary and MIS/HPMS. After graduating from Texas Christian University with and BS in Communication she knew she wanted to further her studies by earning a Masters in Sociology at TAMU- Commerce. Her passion for education morphed into years of experience as an Sociology instructor at Dallas College. Rachel uses her coursework as a vehicle for also teaching her students about integrity, character and grit. These values align with the principals and beliefs learned through the NTPA. Rachel is married to her incredibly supportive husband, Chris, and they have two daughters , Hunter and Macauley. Macauley is very active at NTPA and Hunter is a great volunteer! Most days Rachel will be found spending time with her family and friends, driving her kids all over DFW and walking her dog, Azalea.
Chuck Harbison
Chuck HarbisonMember at Large
Chuck Harbison joined the NTPA – Dallas Board in 2018, after several opportunities to participate as a volunteer for his daughter Ava Grace’s productions. He has enjoyed seeing his daughter and her fellow performers use their talents through the opportunities provided by NTPA, and he looks forward to the continued growth of the organization. He is currently Vice President of Development for a major healthcare company, and has worked for many years with corporate mergers, acquisitions and business development. He received a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The University of Dallas. Previous board service has included a local private school and several corporate board positions. Chuck is a Dallas native and lives in North Dallas with his wife Christy where they have raised four wonderful daughters.
Annie Knight
Annie KnightCo-Facilities & Safety Chair
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Shona Bell
Shona BellCo-Facilities & Safety Chair
Shona Bell discovered NTPA from friends who raved about the impact NTPA had had on their children. Her oldest daughter signed up and performed in her first show in December of 2018. The entire family was hooked. Now all 3 of her daughters, Savannah, Julia, and Lyla, perform in numerous shows each year.

Shona has loved watching her daughters grow in their confidence on stage, build friendships with cast members, and have the best time with each production.
The Bell family has now performed in over 25 NTPA productions. Shona has volunteered in many capacities for NTPA shows from creating the playbill to being the Show Manager. Shona decided to go further by joining the board in Fall 2023. She has really enjoyed learning even more about the program and being able to further support its longevity and growth.

In her “prior” life, Shona practiced construction law for over a decade in Washington, D.C. which she thoroughly enjoyed. Upon their move to Dallas, she turned her not insubstantial energy and skills to motherhood and becoming a “professional” volunteer. Shona also volunteers at her daughters’ school and with Girl Scouts and NCL.

Kelly Jameson
Kelly JamesonCo-AMPs Chair + Programming
Kelly Jameson, PhD is a licensed therapist and public speaker based in Dallas, Texas. She works with both adolescents and adults on life’s tough issues, both big and small. On the road, she excites audiences with educational and engaging presentations about the intersection of mental health and real life. She is married and has three children. Her middle child and only daughter, Peyton, is heavily involved in all things NTPA and has proudly brought her family into the theater fold. From set builds to promotions, you are likely to see a Jameson family member cruising around NTPA productions with pride.
Chris LaBove
Chris LaBove
Chris has been involved at NTPA since his children’s first show Annie JR in 2022. A theatre nerd at heart, Chris enjoys seeing them find a welcoming community and watching the confidence they have gained from their experiences at NTPA.

Chris holds a BA as well as an MFA and has served in many capacities in the theater world – actor, director, producer, electrician, carpenter, administrator, fundraiser, and more. He has worked in those capacities for some of the best theater companies in Chicago and Dallas, including as the Associate General Manager of Dallas Theater Center and the Co-Artistic Director for Second Thought Theatre.

Chris’s other passion has always been technology. He left the producing and administration world of theater behind and has spent over a decade working as an IT Consultant and as the Director of Infrastructure for one of the leading arts and culture software companies in the world.

Chris has an amazing wife Leslie and two children. He and his family enjoy attending as much theater as possible not only in Dallas but wherever their travels take them.

Amanda Miller
Amanda MillerVolunteers Chair
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Reema Shah
Reema Shah
Reema Shah became involved with NTPA when her son, Arjun, participated in his very first theatre production several years ago. Her involvement grew over the years through various volunteer roles in Arjun’s shows, and she has become an avid fan of all NTPA does and has to offer the DFW community ever since.

Sharing her son’s passion for the arts and witnessing firsthand the supportive environment and positive impact of instilling NTPA’s Ten Characters in each student, she was eager to join the Board and help further NTPA’s mission in the community.

Reema has a BA in Biomedical Sciences & a Master’s in Public Health from Texas A&M University. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Neil, and two sons, Krish and Arjun. As parents, watching Arjun take to the stage and Krish compete in golf tournaments are the highlights of their lives!

Kristin Shepelwich
Kristin ShepelwichCo-AMPS Chair + Social Media
Kristin has been involved with NTPA since her middle son, Graham, was in his first show in 2020. She was drawn in by the encouraging and positive environment of NTPA. Watching her son follow his acting dreams since the age of 7 has been a delight but there is always heartbreak along the way. NTPA has provided a safe, uplifting and “yes” environment for Graham and she will be forever grateful for the joy it has brought their family. Kristin has owned an event planning company in Dallas since 2004. Her clients range from professional sports players to some of the largest corporations in the world and all the brides in between. She loves helping others plan their dream wedding and corporations build their brand through events and gifting throughout the year. The event excitement from her professional world bleeds into the performance world of NTPA. Kristin loves watching the talent of the NTPA kids. She secretly loves doing costuming for NTAP performances and can almost always be found with tears rolling down her face at the end of a performance. Kristin has three sons and is married to Keith. She received her BS in Education from Baylor University.
Laura Sheppard
Laura Sheppard
Laura Sheppard has been actively involved with NTPA through volunteer work since her daughter, Morgan, discovered her passion for the stage at the age of five during her first NTPA production. After her first show, Morgan was all in on what NTPA had to offer. NTPA has become a “home away from home” for her daughter. Inspired by the positive impact of NTPA’s programs on students and the community, Laura decided to join the board. Laura has seen the development of the 10 characters play out in her theater-loving daughter. Married with two children, you can find her whole family getting involved in shows. Her older son can be spotted operating the popcorn machine and cheering on his sister during show weeks.

Beyond her role on the board, Laura is a speech therapist and the owner of a private practice in the Dallas area. Her practice serves children and families with a variety of speech and language needs, with a particular focus on supporting individuals who stutter. Laura is passionate about building confident and joyful communicators through her work, a sentiment that resonates with NTPA’s mission for her daughter and other children.

Donna Distefano
Donna DistefanoDEI/Community Outreach Chair
Donna first got involved with NTPA when her daughter, Nadine, was in her first major production in 2021. Seeing her daughter grow as a performer, as the member of a team and as a person through the characters shared by the NTPA leadership has been such a gift.

Donna has worked in a variety of leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She lives in Dallas with her husband Ralph and their daughter Nadine.

Jessica Thorne
Jessica ThorneFellowship/Community Events Chair
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Carmen Yung
Carmen YungNewsletter
Carmen Yung joined the NTPA – Dallas Board in 2021 to support NTPA efforts to establish a lasting presence in the Dallas community. Through volunteer opportunities in her daughter’s various shows, Carmen has witnessed the joy and growth children gain from participating in theatre. She has been thrilled to see the expansion of the enriching NTPA programs in Dallas so close to home for the benefit of her daughter and the children of Dallas. Carmen received a BA in International Relations at Tufts University and JD from SMU School of Law. She practiced corporate and real estate law for 16 years. She now raises her daughters and volunteers in the community. Carmen resides in Dallas with her husband, Andy, and daughters, Sophia and Andie, and enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.