2023 Fallfest Committee Members
Josh Young, American National Bank of Texas Financial Investment has been a Chamber Member and Ambassador for nearly 10 years now. His passion for classic cars dates back to his late grandfather's 1955 Chevy Bel-Air hot-rod. Josh has been with Edward Jones for over 8 years, and enjoys partnering with individuals, small businesses, and other members of the community to plan and partner with them to define and reach their long-term goals. He is a problem solver, and loves a challenge. He has been married to his wife Crystal for nearly 13 years. They have a beautiful, smart, and stubborn 6 year old daughter as well as 2 rescue dogs. One loves everyone, and the other only loves Josh.
Sachse Chamber Board Chairman
Jeanie has been very involved in Sachse's community and the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. She has been married to David Marten, since 1996 and they have two very active teen boys, Ian and Sean. Together they are very involved in Boy Scouts and the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. Jeanie also serves on the Sachse Planning & Zoning and the Garland ISD Education Foundation. She brings levity to this group and tends to "swing big"!
Past - Sachse Chamber Board Chairman
Not only is Teddy involved in the Sachse Chamber, Planning and Zoning, Historical Society, Rotary and tons more, he is very willing to step in wherever help is needed. Fallfest committee is happy to have Teddy join us in making this years Fallfest the best ever. Teddy is married to Shaunine Kinzer and together they have two grown children and one grand daughter that keeps them busy.
Marty is the chair of our vendors. This man has no fear of the phone and will dial it up to make it happen. He is married to wife of 29 years, Lara and has a daughter, Julie and son, Tanner. He is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Wylie on the corner of 544 & Hwy 78. He has grown this part of the festival with a smile on his face and a helping hand outstretched.
Cullen King, aka Councilman King has been a Fallfest committee member for decades and brings his gift for logistics and planning to Fallfest. He is the proud father of 3, foster father of dozens and devoted husband to Donna. They have lived in Sachse since 2002 and he dedicates tons of time to the City of Sachse. His cool and thoughtful yet still fun loving demeanor balances out some of the other crazee personalities of the committee.
Webmaster & Vendor Co-Chair
Shaunine is the publicity piece to Fallfest. She did such a wonderful job last year, we knew we couldn't do it again without her. Shaunine is the brain behind www.sachsefallfest.com. She brings a whole new level of excitement, creativity and growth to this event. Shaunine is married to Teddy Kinzer and together they are dedicated to their family, friends and love living in Sachse.
Volunteer Coordination Chair
Jennifer is the owner of Sage Minds Counseling in Wylie where her focus is to make sure that her clients feel valued and receive recognition that their feelings and thoughts are valid. She and her husband are recent empty nesters after raising their family in Sachse. She currently serves on the Sachse Chamber Board of Directors and is a go to when it comes to all things chamber.
She is a volunteer, advocate and speaker for the Alzheimer's Association and to say she is passionate about memory care is an understatement. She also serves on the Sachse Chamber Board of Directors and Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Food Court Manager
Tom Withrow has worn several hats in business and in the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. He has been a chamber ambassador, served on the board of directors as secretary for several years and is a trusted advisor. He came to the chamber as an entrepreneur owning his own tiling business and helping North Pointe Church as a shepherd. Now he sells flooring for Ted’s Floor and Décor. He also is a very proud grandfather….ask him to show you some pictures.
Mike Makara has served on the Chamber Board of directors and how just pitches in anytime a call out is made for help. He has been involved in Fallfest for several years and is very much a trusted resource. He is owns a State Farm location in Rowlett where he and is lovely wife, Lynn, reside. His pride and joy is his family!
Children's Games Co-Chair
Jenny Graves is a wife, mother and secretary for the Garland ISD Education Foundation making her a miracle worker. She knows how to put together an event for anywhere between 20 and 5000 people that will knock your socks off. She obviously has a passion for kids, learning and fun making her a perfect co-chair for the children’s games as Fallfest.
Children's Games Co-Chair
Rebecca Collins is a wife, mother and a secretary in the Garland ISD Career and technical Education administration department making her a rockstar that thinks outside the box. She is also a Sachse resident. She and her husband love their dogs and their community. They are both bringers of joy and a pleasure to be around. She is the co-chair of Sachse Fallfest children’s games with Jenny Graves.
Shane is the owner of Masterpiece Roofing and the leader of our e-fun and games. He is a longtime resident of Sachse with his wife Claudia and two boys, Tanner and Toby (both at Sachse High). You will see them at the baseball fields are flying high on the weekend with the boys.
Dunk Tank Co-Chair
Kayli is a first grade teacher at Whitt Elementary. She is engaged to Avery and their big day is something this coming December. They have grown up in the Sachse Community and are excited about participating in the planning and execution of an event that we haven't seen in years. They have been super creative about getting people involved. We home that Kayli and Avery keep bringing new and fresh ideas to Fallfest.
Dunk Tank Co-Chair
Avery has grown up in Sachse and is an entrepreneur! He started Avery's Mobile Wash and Detail from scratch and has created a thriving business and is now branching out into real estate. He and Kayli are getting hitched in December (we can't wait!!!) and is bringing some fun and fresh ideas to the Fallfest Committee!
SACHSE CHMBER OF COMMERCE
Emily is the Executive Director of the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. She offers over two decades of experience in community event hosting and planning. She has worked in leadership roles within the public, non-profit and business sectors. She is excited to be apart of of the Sachse Fallfest Committee this year and hopes to offer the Sachse Area a wonderful family event for all who attend.