Our Board


Board Of Directors

Our Board Volunteers Are Selected For Their Leadership In Tourism, Preservation, Marketing, Education Or Legislative Affairs
The purpose of the board is to:

• set policy for the region
• manage the legal obligations of the organization
• maintain ownership and accountability of the nonprofit development
• ensure the quality and performance of the regional work
• plan, hire, evaluate, support, and appropriately compensate the director
• recruit qualified new members to improve quality of the organization

Board members commit to a three-year term with an optional second term. Partners interested in joining the Texas Forest Region board may request an application from the director. Our Board volunteers represent the North, Central, and South areas of our 35-county region of East Texas. Each representative is selected for their leadership in tourism, preservation, marketing, education or legislative affairs.


Meet Our Board


Holli (Conley) Fourniquet, CTE, TDM, has been in the tourism industry for the past 11 years. She is a native of East Texas who likes to spend her time working with people who like to promote Texas and all it has to offer.

Madden Media
Account Strategist
Office: 903-780-4943


Past President / Treasurer
Sherry Chaney Morgan is a native East Texan currently serving as Executive Director for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and is recognized as a Certified Tourism Executive by the Texas Travel Industry Association. When not promoting East Texas tourism, Sherry enjoys writing, photography, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters, Zoë and Sadie.

Nacogdoches CVB
Executive Director
200 East Main St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Office: 936-564-7351


Mary Raum, CTE, TDM, has been in the tourism industry for 4 years working as the Tourism Marketing Manager for the City of Palestine. Mary grew up in Palestine and upon graduating, moved to Los Angeles California to pursue a degree in Merchandise, Marketing and Management earning top honors as a summa cum laude graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise. Working in major markets in the buying offices of three leading retailers, Mary knows what it means to market to and attract a targeted demographic. After moving back to her hometown to raise her family, she is focused on enhancing and building out existing attractions for Heritage tourists.

Palestine Visitor Center
Tourism Marketing Manager
825 W. Spring Street
Palestine, TX 75801
Office: 903-723-3053


In 2013, Barbara was hired by the Texas Historical Commission to manage the Starr Family Home State Historic site. At that time, her and her husband Ken left the DFW traffic and moved to Marshall, TX. It was one of the best decisions they ever made.

Starr Family Home State Historic Site
Site Manager
407 West Travis Street
Marshall, TX 75670
Office: 903-935-3044


Kathy has worked for the City of Mt. Vernon since 1996. Prior to that, she worked for Franklin County in the County/District Clerk and Justice of the Peace. Kathy is a graduate of the NTCC legal assistant program, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the Louisiana Baptist University.

City of Mount Vernon Economic Development
109 North Kaufman Street
Mount Vernon, TX 75457
Office: 903-537-4495


Bio Coming Soon

Visit Kilgore
Tourism Manager
813 N. Kilgore St.
Kilgore, TX 75662
Office: 903-984-5022


Nancy C. Windham is President & CEO of the Texas Forest Country Partnership (TFCP), a 12-county economic development organization whose mission is to enrich the economic and well-being of rural East Texas through marketing, business development and advocacy. She is responsible for leading the organization’s economic development efforts by managing the relationships with alliances and partners serving the Texas Forest region for new and expanding business opportunities, infrastructure projects, site selection, incentive negotiations, workforce development and available land sites. The focus of the TFCP are in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Forest & Wood Products, Healthcare and Tourism.

Texas Forest Country Partnership
President / CEO
PO Box 747
Lufkin, TX 75901
Office: 936-632-3552


I help visitor's that want to travel to Conroe. I serve as Tourism/Servicing Coordinator helping visitors and groups with questions and needs at conferences. I oversee our Tourist Advisory Council as well as the Conroe Music Advisory Council. I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in History. I am a member of the Montgomery County Historical Commission. I am excited to help the region and forward its cause.

Visit Conroe
Tourism/Servicing Coordinator
300 West Davis St, Suite 520, Conroe TX, 77301
Office: 936-522-3503


Darragh Castillo loves to share Port Arthur’s fun stuff – from Janis Joplin’s psychdelic influence to the quest for spicy crawfish. She’s traveled the country to promote Port Arthur’s birds, Cajun influence and coastal flair. From paddling around gators at Sea Rim State Park to donning the Alli Gator suit for gator weddings, she’s ready to talk Museum of the Gulf Coast, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Vietnamese influence cuisine and Buu Mon Buddhist Temple.

Since 2011 she’s served as destination management specialist at the Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau. Her Culinary Thrill Seeking column continues in The Port Arthur News, where she was a reporter for two-plus decades.

Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau
Destination Management Specialist
3401 Cultural Center Drive
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Office: 409.985.7822


Meet Our Executive Director


Del holds a B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from CSUF and a Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He brought to the region over a decade of leadership and management experience in private, government and corporate sectors. He has an exceptional record of helping businesses grow through operational profit and loss oversight, social media marketing, fundraising and business development. He is enthusiastic about working with, promoting and fostering regional economic develoment for the region. He was previously the managing member of ETXLife.com, an East Texas lifestyle blog, guide and market.

Del is pictured with Charlie Doches, the official ambassader of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Interested In Joining Our Board of Directors?

The Texas Forest Trail Region is a 35 county area of East Texas and one of 10 designated heritage tourism regions in the State of Texas. 
Our purpose is to foster economic development by preserving and promoting Texas’ unique history and culture.
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