PTA Officers

The PTA Officers are elected by the membership and are all here to serve you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of these individuals if you have questions or need help getting plugged into PTA. 

Deirdre Parry

Responsible for presiding over all meetings of the association and coordinating the work of the officers and committee chairs.

Deirdre and her husband, Randy, have three children, Charlie (3rd grade), Elizabeth (1st grade), and Maggie (preschool).  They moved to Flower Mound 6 years ago from Maryland. Most weekends they can be found on the baseball field. In her pre-kid life, Deirdre worked for a subsidiary of the Washington Post. She continues to do freelance work for newspapers across the country. Deirdre enjoys serving the Bridlewood school community.

Shelby Strafel
1st VP - Ways & Means

Responsible for coordinating and reporting on all active (sales) and passive (non-sales) fundraising


Ashley Dement
2nd VP - Membership

Responsible for recruiting and compiling/maintaining an accurate list of all PTA members. 

Ashley and her husband, Tim, moved to Double Oak in 2015. They have one daughter, Mia, in the 5th grade at Bridlewood. Ashley is originally from Arkansas and moved to Texas in 2004 via Pennsylvania. Something that many people don’t know about Ashley is that, pre-kid, she ran her own painting business specializing in decorative finishes on walls and cabinets, including murals.

Kristen Seideman
3rd VP - Communications

Responsible for overseeing all communications on behalf of the PTA across various platforms.

Kristen and her husband, Jake, moved to Flower Mound in 2017. They have two kiddos and a Sheepadoodle named Buddy. Their son, Ellis, is a sixth-grader, and their daughter, Brynlee, is a third-grader. Baseball keeps the family busy but, they often travel to support their beloved Texas Tech Red Raiders. A fun fact about Kristen is her parents own an exotic animal farm. She grew up with camels, buffalo, watusi, longhorns, Scottish highlanders, and countless others.

Laura Wickham
4th VP - Programs

Responsible for coordinating and presiding over programs for the students at Bridlewood. 

Laura and her husband, Jeff, moved to Texas 11 years ago after 13 previous moves. They met on their college ballroom dance team but have a hard time finding the time to dance during this season of their lives. Laura still stays on her toes with her three boys, David (10), Matthew (8), and Anderson (4). Before having kids, Laura taught middle school ESL and 5th grade. Currently, she is a fitness instructor and happy to serve our wonderful Bridlewood kids!

Denise Schottenstein
5th VP - Enrichment

Responsible for coordinating and presiding over the enrichment programs at Bridlewood.  

Denise and her husband, Noah, are native Ohioans. They moved to Flower Mound in 2016 after living in the Washington, DC area for over a decade. They have five children, Clara (9th grade), Callum (5th grade), Camilla (3rd grade), Cole (4), and Caleb (2). In her former life, Denise was a college professor and taught a variety of courses in the subjects of Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and Comparative Religion.

Lisa Murphy

Responsible for keeping accurate records at all Bridlewood PTA proceedings. 


Kristofer Neyens

The treasurer is the authorized custodian of the funds for the Bridlewood PTA. 

Kristofer with his wife Kristin have one child, Steven (2nd grade). Kristofer is a CPA currently working for PwC. He is also the 2nd grade Den 2 leader for our Bridlewood Cub Scouts in Pack 1. He and Kristin moved to Highland Village in 2012 after spending years living in their home state of Iowa. When he’s not spending time at Cub Scouts or sports Kristofer and his family enjoys spending time on their ranch where Steven digs holes, Kristofer enjoys riding on the tractor and fixing fences while Kristin enjoys the sunsets.