Stephanie Pearson
Stephanie PearsonChairperson
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.
Emily White
Emily WhiteVice Chairperson/Financial Director
Emily White has been involved with NTPA – Dallas since her daughter took the stage as Molly in her first theatre production of Annie, Jr. in 2017 at the age of 9. NTPA provides such a welcome and supportive environment that volunteering time and energy so the children of today can experience the stage was a natural and easy choice. Emily joined the AMP Committee which helps plan the NTPA – Dallas annual awards ceremony to celebrate the endeavors of the Troupe and especially those of the young thespians. She was named NTPA – Dallas’ Volunteer of the Year in 2019 for helping fundraising efforts so NTPA – Dallas could have their own Black Box and rehearsal space in the city of Dallas. In 2020, Emily joined the Dallas Management Board and continued fundraising efforts which turned into a Covid Relief effort.
Connor Bourland
Connor BourlandSecretary
Connor is an Associate Attorney with the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of Alston & Bird in their Ligation and Trial Practice Group 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 a Music Director for NTPA shows, sailing, traveling, playing with his dog Judge, and listening to Bethany talk about how much she loves her NTPA kiddos.
Rachel Carter
Rachel Carter
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 HarbisonFinance Director
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.
Kelly Jameson
Kelly Jameson
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.
Todd Kirby
Todd Kirby
Bio and Headshot Coming Soon!
Amanda Miller
Amanda Miller
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Chris Moseley
Chris Moseley
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 at his daughter Samantha’s soccer games.

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 and Watermark Community Church.

Chris enjoys traveling with his daughters and cheering for the Baylor Bears.

Kris Murphy
Kris Murphy
Kris Murphy became involved with Plano Children’s Theatre 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.
Kristin Shepelwich
Kristin Shepelwich
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.
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
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Rex Stewart
Rex Stewart
I am a Texas A&M graduate of 1970. I have a MBA from University of Southern California in 1973. I served two years in the Air Force and left in 1972 as a 1st Lieutenant. I have lived in the Dallas area since 1973. My three children also attended Texas A&M.
My career has been as a CPA serving as chief financial officer for various companies, including Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse, Metro Hotels, Patriot American Hospitality, Wyndham Hotels and Quorum Hotels & Resorts
Carmen Yung
Carmen Yung
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.