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Julia-BryantJulia Bryant
P: 972-636-5000

Julia Bryant, President 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.


Vanessa StahlVanessa Stahl
Chief Financial Operations Officer
P: 972-636-5000

Vanessa was born and raised in Southern California, spent several years in San Francisco and headed to Texas in 2006. She worked as a Legal Assistant for over a decade doing Family Law and Criminal defense. She left the legal field for a bit to work for ANTHEM Strong Families as the office manager and also facilitated relationship workshops. She left Rockwall in 2013 to live out “every woman’s dream” to move to Maui, Hawaii. She met her now husband Daniel her very first day and a little over a year later they married on the beach the exact place they met. The following year they welcomed their son, Ezekiel. She worked full time as one of the top sales professionals for Tiffany and Co. for three years. Even with loving Maui and island living, they decided it was time to come back to the mainland in 2016. They put their trust in God and decided Texas was the place to be. They decided Royse City was the place to raise their son where he would grow up with the same kids in his class year after year and enjoy the local shops, restaurants and small-town feel. She is grateful and beyond blessed with the life God chose for her and is excited to be a part of the Royse City Chamber and community!

Ashlee BurkeAshlee Burke
Chief Membership & Sustainability Officer
P: 972-636-5000
A proud resident of Royse City, Ashlee Burke worked for Rest Haven Funeral Home, before coming to the Chamber. Passionate about helping and volunteering, Ashlee has become very involved in the Royse City community.

Ashlee is involved in many groups around Royse City. She is one of the founding members of Luna Burke and Associates, a nonprofit that serves Royse City and provides weekend meals to RCISD children through the Paw Pack Program. Ashlee is proud to serve on the boards for the Royse City Education Foundation and the Royse City Rotary Club. She is very involved at her son’s school.

When Ashlee is not at work or volunteering, she is spending time with her family. She has been with her husband, Shane Burke, since 2005 and they have one amazingly thoughtful, compassionate and hilarious child, Braiden aka “B”.


Leslie WilsonLeslie Wilson
Past Chair of the Board 2017-2018
P: 469-402-3400

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.

Erin KinKaidErin KinKaid
Board Chair
P: 972-834-9322

Erin, her son and her husband proudly claim Royse City as their home. Erin presently represents the non-profit community through the Rockwall County's Community Solutions Cooperative. Through her work she consults with non-profits, and charities, for sustainable and successful fundraising and development; she has been working in the non-profit sector for 18 years. Erin's background includes international missions, trade shows, event management and marketing. Erin is a past member of the Rockwall Soroptimists, serves on the board of directors for Oasis Second Chance, served with New Beginning Center Women's Shelter and helps deliver food with her family through the Fat & Happy Club - a mobile soup kitchen that has provided meals for over two years to local seniors in need.

With articles in local press about life, love and parenting, Erin is a seasoned blogger and author presently working to release a Christian non-fiction book. Teens throughout North Texas high schools have been a part of Erin's curriculum We Expect Respect- a program that teaches youth about positive relationships and teen dating violence. In addition to her writing, she is an active member in her church community. Erin has her Master Certification in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Seminary. Erin enjoys providing cost-free Biblical Counseling as a way to minister to her community.

Tim CypertTim Cypert
Vice Chair
P: 469-447-7507

Tim, along with his wife Monica, has been connected to the Rockwall County community since 1993. After 18 years of being on a church staff, and two years leading a global child rescue organization, Tim started Cypert Insurance. Today Tim serves as the lead agent at Cypert Insurance and enjoys spending time with Monica and their family.


Judge Mark RussoBret Wilson

Bret Wilson is originally from San Marcos, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor University and also has an MBA from Dallas Baptist University. Early in his career, Bret worked in the real estate and homebuilding industry before moving into financial services. He worked at a couple of investment firms before opening Wilson Wealth Management in 2005. It became Wilson Investment Services in 2010 and then in 2014, re-established as a Registered Investment Advisory firm through the State of Texas.

He lives in Rockwall with his wife of 30 years, Leslie. They have three children, Charlie—who’s married to Lindsy—Molly and Reese, who are both engaged and getting married in 2018. When he’s not advising clients, watching the markets or reading his favorite investment blogs, Bret enjoys playing golf, building rustic furniture, visiting his kids and going on mission trips with the youth at his church, LakePointe Church in Rockwall.

Stephanie ColemanStephanie Coleman

Stephanie Coleman is a Royse City Graduate and has been in banking for over 28 years. She currently works for Guaranty Bank & Trust at the Royse City Location. This is Stephanie’s second time to serve as a Board Member for the Royse City Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys serving the community and takes great pride in Royse City.

Stephanie has been married for 25 years and has three awesome children; Tyler, Ryan & Macie. She loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Melanie MayfieldMelanie Mayfield
Board Member

Melanie Mayfield has worked for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall since 2009 and currently serves as Marketing Manager. Her career has taken her from Marketing Management to Human Resources in Mississippi, Louisiana and eventually Texas. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State University and is a proud HailState Bulldog fan.

In 2004, Melanie’s family moved to the Royse City/Rockwall area for acreage and room to spread out. They quickly became involved volunteering at school, local charitable organizations and churches. During this time, Melanie served First United Methodist Church Royse City as Children’s Minister.

Melanie and her husband, Aubrey, are proud parents of Megan, an Austin College graduate, Abbie and Matthew, a senior and freshman at Heritage Christian Academy. In their spare time, you will find them at sporting events, theatrical productions or trying to check off a growing list of projects at home.

Ashlee WilburnAshlee Wilburn
Board Member

Ashlee Wilburn has been providing financial services and advice to clients since 2008. She has worked in variety of positions including personal and business banking, as a financial adviser and a mortgage loan originator. Her passion for helping people is what led her to a career in the mortgage industry. In 2017 Ashlee moved her business to Rockwall County & joined the Royse City Chamber.

When she is not helping clients achieve the goal of home ownership, she loves spending time with her husband, Andy of 10 years and their daughter Brooklyn (4). The Wilburn family is active in their home church Life Spring and enjoy Friday Night Lights in Royse City. *GO BULLDOGS*

Adi BryantAdi Bryant
Board Member

Adi Bryant has been in school public relations for about 10 years. She earned her degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University in Commerce and immediately began work in promoting public schools. Adi has been a part of the Royse City ISD Bulldog Family since 2016 as the Chief Communications Officer.

She is involved in the Education Foundation as well as Royse City Rotary. Outside of work, she and her husband Byron have two children. Ryder is six and will begin school in Royse City ISD next Fall. Their youngest child Jim is 20 months old.


Cindy TayemCindy Tayem
Board Member

Cindy is the Area Manager for Oncor Electric Delivery. She has been employed by Oncor for over 38 years. As Area Manager, she manages community relations within her assigned area and serves as the strategic contact to external audiences including cities and associated groups, individuals and legislators for issues regarding Oncor. Her area of responsibility includes Rockwall County, Terrell and parts of Collin, Hunt and Van Zandt counties.

Tayem is a past Chairman of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and the Terrell Chamber of Commerce, and current President of the Rockwall ISD Education Foundation. Over the years, she has also served as President of both the Rockwall and Terrell Rotary Clubs. She is also on the board of Kaufman County United Way and the Terrell State Hospital Volunteer Services Council. She is excited to be a new member of the Royse City Chamber board.

Cindy is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She and her husband, Alex, reside in McLendon-Chisholm. They have two adult sons, Joe and Michael who live in the Dallas area

Lynette CoughlinLynette Coughlin
Board Member

Lynette Coughlin is the owner of Providence Place Bridal Shop in Rockwall, Texas.

Lynette previously worked 23 years for the Dallas Police Department, mostly spending her career as a detective in the Sexual Assault and Homicide Unit. Lynette attended Dallas Baptist University and has a Master’s degree in Leadership/Management. Lynette sits on the board and is past president of New Beginning Center, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. She is a member and past president of Soroptimist International of Rockwall.

Lynette is married and has a son Kyle living in New York City.

Nanette McCoyNanette Rhoden
Board Member
P: 972-636-2485

Nanette has been in banking for over 30 years. She started her career with American National Bank of Texas 18 years ago as a manager in an in-store location in Mesquite. She eventually became the Banking Center Manager for the Seagoville and Crandall locations. In 2012, she transferred to Royse City to be closer to home, which is in Trenton.

She has held numerous positions with Seagoville and Crandall’s Chambers and Lions Clubs. In Royse City, she has served on the Education Foundation Board, the Parks and Recreation Board, and the Woof-Stock Foundation Board. This will be her second term to be on the Royse City Chamber board and is looking forward to once again being active in the community.

Nanette grew up in the Dallas area. She has a daughter, son, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being involved with the children.

Cristal CienfuegosCristal Cienfuegos
Board Member

Cristal Cienfuegos is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana but moved to McKinney, Texas in 1991 where she attended and graduated from McKinney High School in 1996. She moved to Dallas and attended community college while pursuing her continuing education and profession as a paralegal from 1999-2014.

After moving to Royse City, Cristal remains active with her 3 children Esmeralda, Cristian and Sebastian (who all attend Royse City ISD) and has volunteered her time by coaching sports, participating in school functions and serving as Treasurer for the Royse City Soccer Association.

After a few personal life changes, Cristal decided to choose family over career by changing professions and accepting a position as an event planner with Shenaniganz in Rockwall. She is excited to be a part of the board and is looking forward to assisting with the growth of the community!

Tony LyonsTony Lyons
Board Member

Tony is the owner of Fitness Foundation in Royse City and has been in the fitness industry for 17 years. He started out in the sports medicine field and went into personal training in college. Tony has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients from professional athletes to the general population.

Tony has lived in Royse City for the last 9 years and is looking forward to working in the community as a Chamber Board Member.