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Julia Bryant, Executive Director of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce, lives in the Heritage District with her husband Carey and son Cory who is a Senior at the Art Institute of Dallas.
Helping to make her a proud "Ju-Ju, Daughter Christa, son-in-law Chris and children Conner and Kenslee live in Greenville and son Korbin, Daughter in Law Rachel and Baby Lilly live nearby in Royse City.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Amy Becknell, Executive Administrative Assistant of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce, moved to Royse City in 2016 with her husband, Matthew Becknell. Prior to working for the Royse City Chamber of Commerce, Amy was a legal assistant for 12 years and a flight attendant prior to that.
Growing up in an Air Force family, Amy was afforded the opportunity of living in England and on various Air Force bases in the United States. This opportunity allowed Amy to experience and appreciate difference cultures. Amy is passionate about the community in which she lives and when she is not working, she is often found helping animals, volunteering, and participating in community events.
A Royse City High School graduate, Jo Nell and her husband Jim live in Royse City.
A proud employee of Royse City ISD for 29 years, she currently serves as the Community Relations Director and Executive Director of the Royse City ISD Education Foundation.
Jo Nell has two grown daughters Candon and Casey who are married to Danny Leopold and Gerard Camacho, respectively. Grandchildren Lily, Lane, Ollie and baby girl #2 due in August are the sunshine of her life!
She loves reading, gardening, yoga and playing with Lily, Lane and Ollie.
Leslie has been the Marketing Director for Rockwall Urgent Care since they opened in April 2010. A Rockwall resident since 1993, Leslie had been involved in a variety of organizations, including Rockwall HeartChase, Team Promise Makers and Rockwall Christian Writers.
Personally, she's been active with PTA, RHHS boosters, MOPS, and Moms in Prayer. She and her family are long-time members of Lake Pointe Church, where Leslie has taught children's and youth classes. Leslie loves to speak and tell stories to audiences large and small. She's also a published author, former newspaper columnist, ghostwriter, and freelance editor.
Leslie and Bret, married since August of 1988, have three children: Charlie (24), a UT Houston medical student who's married to Lindsy, a teacher, Molly (21), a psychology major at Dallas Baptist, and Reese (20), who is studying economics at Vanderbilt. Leslie enjoys hanging out with her family, snow skiing, playing board games, watching Sherlock or just talking. Bret and Leslie enjoy finding rustic and industrial elements at Canton (or on the side of the road) and re-purposing them into amazing new furniture pieces.
Originally from Naperville, IL, Julie started her career as a graphic designer after college as an illustrator for Osco Drug Store chain. After that she assisted several art directors at an advertising agency in downtown Chicago for four years where she gained her computer knowledge, and working with all the art directors gave her the insight she needed to finally venture into design herself. She then moved into the travel industry and worked her way up to senior design and production specialist where her job took her on African safaris, Egypt and sailing the Mediterranean. Relocating to Texas after marriage, in 2005 Julie was able to find the balance between motherhood and career by launching Fowler Designs and becoming part of our chamber.
Julie has been in Texas for nearly 12 years and she and her husband Ed have 3 children, Jillian, Kaitlyn and Christopher.