Meet the directors

Trisha Baughman

MRS. BAUGHMAN is starting her fourth year at Fossil Ridge High  School. She currently teaches Theatre I, Production III-IV, and  Musical Theatre I & II. Mrs. Baughman graduated from New York University TISCH School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts  in Theatre. She also studied musical theatre in London. Mrs. Baughman toured nationally with Sesame Street Live, performed in children's theatre throughout the New York City area, ran a theatre & dance school in Austin, TX for 6 years, taught theatre & dance in the Washington DC area, and was an elementary theatre teacher at Caprock Elementary School for 2 years. She loves teaching and knows that it truly is “better at the Ridge!”

 

Josh Helms

 MR. HELMS is proud to be here for his seventh year at Fossil Ridge. He is a graduate of Howard Payne University and incredibly excited to get to work with such amazing students and directors. 






 

David Kersh

 MR. KERSH is delighted about working for Fossil Ridge and KISD. He was a professional actor for 15 years before deciding he wanted to eat regularly and live in a house. He holds a BA in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and has been teaching theatre for 22 years. He spends any spare time away from the theatre fishing, playing the bass guitar, and spending time with his wife, Jill, and their two dogs, Daisy and Bud.

 

Mrs. Lentz

  

MRS. LENTZ is a freshman this year at Fossil Ridge Theatre,
teaching Theatre I, Theatre II, and Freshman Select. She has
worked as a theatre teacher and director for five years in Keller ISD and over 10 years in various summer theatre camp programs. For the past seven years, she has served as
Outreach/Camp Director at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. She holds an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas and a BFA in Theatre from Texas Christian University. She still hasn't received her letter from Hogwarts but remains hopeful.