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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.
Past Chair of the Board 2017-2018
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, 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.
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 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*