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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.
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.
Karen Parks has been in the financial services industry for over 24 years. She currently manages at Inwood National Bank in Rockwall.
As a long time supporter of the Royse City community, Karen is serving on the Royse City Chamber Board of Directors for a second time. She also received the Royse City Chamber Volunteer of the Year award in 2011.
Karen lives in Rockwall and is a proud graduate of Rockwall Leadership Class of 2014. She also serves on the board for the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County.
She loves traveling and spending time with her 3 grown children, Devin, Marissa, and Wolfgang.