Emily Johnston
Emily JohnstonChair
Emily has been a member of the Frisco Board since 2021, just after watching her youngest son take the stage with NTPA Frisco for the first time and seeing how the Ten Characters were truly imparted to each performer on that stage. Emily spent all of her formative years with her local children’s theater and believes firmly that every child should take the stage at least once in their lives. When not at the theater, Emily is a Product Manager for legal technology, and previously worked as an attorney at multiple AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 100 banks. She also enjoys traveling with her family, watching her two kids thrive on and off stage, and reading.
Cynthia Padin
Cynthia Padin1st Vice Chair
Cynthia grew up in Plano and was a summer camp participant at Plano Children’s Theater as a child in the early 90’s. She went on to be active in musical theater through high school and has loved getting to experience it all over again as a volunteer. Cynthia has a BBA in Marketing from TCU and a background in corporate sales, marketing, and business operations. After 17 years in the corporate world, Cynthia was fortunate to shift her focus to have more time with family and raising 2 boys. Cynthia’s older son (Trent) fell in love with NTPA after his first summer camp. One year later, he is about to take the stage in his 10th show. Cynthia and her husband love to travel with any free time they get. She is extremely honored to serve on the Frisco Board and is very excited for the future and growth ahead at NTPA Frisco.
Stephanie Manning
Stephanie Manning2nd Vice Chair
Stephanie is an employment attorney in the Dallas area for Seyfarth Shaw. Transplants from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Stephanie, her husband Sean, and children Ben and Lizzie have been in Frisco since mid-2016. Shortly thereafter, the Mannings fell in love with NTPA during Ben’s first NTPA production, Mulan, Jr. in the fall of 2016. Ben’s sister Lizzie joined the fray as a munchkin in Wizard of Oz as soon as she was old enough. Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree in Voice Performance from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida and has been an advocate for the performing arts ever since. Stephanie regularly volunteers for shows and is excited about supporting and growing NTPA-Frisco on the Frisco Management Board.
Jennifer Klein
Jennifer KleinTreasurer
Jenn is an alumna of Kansas State University and the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her Bachelor’s in business administration and Master of Science in taxation. She is a Certified Public Accountant who works as a Financial Planner for Cain, Watters & Associates. Jenn, her husband Keith, and children Lindy and Hudson have been in Frisco since 2011. They became actively involved with NTPA Frisco in late 2021, as soon as Hudson stepped foot on the stage as Herbert in Junie B Jones. Lindy has also become involved behind the scenes in each of his productions and looks forward to expanding her experience in technical theater. In addition to NTPA, you’ll find Jenn’s kids actively involved in Iron Horse Aquatics, Hudson learning guitar, and Lindy & Jenn actively involved in their National Charity League chapter. Jenn joined the NTPA Frisco Management Board as Finance Director in July 2022 and is looking forward to supporting NTPA as it continues to grow in Frisco.
Cametra Thompson
Cametra ThompsonSecretary
Cametra is a Texas native who first moved to Frisco in 2006. As an attorney focusing on consumer financial services regulation, Cametra has more than 20 years of legal experience. She began volunteering with NTPA after her daughter Cayla was cast in her first NTPA show as a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz at age 8. Cayla, who has been studying dance since the age of 2, quickly fell in love with musical theater and NTPA. Cametra has volunteered backstage and is excited to serve on the Frisco Management Board. Cametra also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Collin County and previously served on the Housing Trust Fund Board for the City of Frisco. Cametra is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.
Krysta Bechtold
Krysta Bechtold
Krysta has always been a lover of the theater and has enjoyed supporting friends’ children by attending NTPA performances over the years. When her own daughter, Ellie, showed interest in musical theater in the Summer of 2021 she quickly found herself swept up into a new and exciting world of theater and volunteering at NTPA and using her skills to support Ellie’s passion of being on stage.

Krysta has lived in the North Texas area the majority of her life. She is a cosmetologist and a entrepreneur, owning a successful small business since 2016 while also developing personal skills in fundraising, networking and building a brand.

When not at NTPA you’ll find Krysta, her wife Denice, and their daughter Ellie taking homeschool field trips all over Dallas and road tripping to historical locations to experience museums, walking tours and making every day a learning opportunity.

Kate Feuerberg
Kate Feuerberg
Robin Fuller
Robin Fuller
Robin Fuller is a award-winning Costume Designer with over 20 years of experience in the theatre and film industry. Originally from Louisiana, she has BFA in technical theatre with emphasis in costume design from Texas Christian University and additional graduate work from New Orleans’ Tulane University. She has been fortunate enough to have worked with numerous national companies, including Glimmerglass Opera House, Seaside Music Theatre, Washington National Opera, and PBS: Great Performances. She has Assistant Designed for the Kennedy Center and has also been invited to the White House as a selected artist for the Washington, DC Party Animals Project. Currently, she is raising her two children Fox and Serenity while focusing on the charity she founded called Art Equality for All Inc., a registered 501 (c) dedicated to the mission of providing vital digital equipment to low income artist and special needs children.
Emily Heinrich
Emily Heinrich
Emily has been involved with NTPA through her daughter since April 2022. She is married to Christopher and the mother of 3 children, 2 of which have taken part in NTPA Frisco shows. Emily has volunteered in many aspects for the shows her children have participated and is excited to join the Frisco board. She was a registered dental hygienist for 12 years before homeschooling her two oldest. While her oldest was in public school, she served on the PTA board as Secretary. When not at the theater, you can find her watching her oldest son playing baseball and basketball.
Candice Kuzov
Candice Kuzov
Candice is a web developer who works for Texas Health Resources on the Brand Experience team. She lives in Frisco with her husband, Alfred, and two children, Aurora and Alfred. The Kuzovs stumbled upon NTPA while shopping at Willow Bend Mall and knew their kiddos could benefit from what NTPA had to offer. Candice began volunteering as a Backstage Coordinator and Show Manager. She now performs with her kiddos in the NTPA Community Theatre shows and volunteers as a performance partner for NTPA Starcatchers. She looks forward to how she can help our Frisco Community and in building the future of NTPA Frisco.
Jenifer Peacock
Jenifer Peacock
Jody Dulburg
Jody Dulburg
Jake Poulsen
Jake Poulsen
As a Leadership and Professional Development trainer and coach, Jake is passionate about helping people develop into the best versions of themselves. He has seen how theatre can help prepare professionals for successful careers and has personally seen the confidence and growth theatre instills in young people, especially through his two daughters.

Jake and his wife, Courtney, have 4 kids who keep them busy with sports, church activities, and NTPA productions. After moving to Frisco, Jake completed his MBA as a member of the inaugural class of UT Arlington’s Frisco MBA Program and graduated from Leadership Frisco Class XVII. While Jake’s limited talent in theatre and singing keeps him from actively developing people on the stage, he and Courtney love spending their time with the amazing parents involved with NTPA by building sets and helping backstage. When he is not volunteering with NTPA, Jake coaches Frisco youth sports year round.

Jake is the benefactor of countless adult volunteers who helped mold him into the person he is today, and he hopes to pay it forward by investing his time in the lives of young people.

Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith
Melissa grew up in Houston, Texas. Growing up, she was involved in theater through both her church and school. Melissa has a degree in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Design with an emphasis in Leadership. She has taught in both a charter school and a private school, and she was the Special Populations Coordinator. Currently, she serves as the Children’s Director of her church. Melissa and her husband, Jeremy, moved to the DFW area in 2017 with their two daughters, Audrey and Reagan. After the move, Melissa transitioned from teaching in the classroom to homeschooling her daughters. After seeing a friend on stage with NTPA, the girls expressed interest in performing and being on stage. They both took the stage for the first time in 2019 and haven’t looked back. As an educator, Melissa loves the educational value that theater offers in addition to other benefits. Melissa is excited to be part of the NTPA Frisco team and looks forward to watching it grow!