2020 Fallfest Committee Members

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JEANIE MARTEN

Fallfest Chair

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"!

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TEDDY KINZER

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.  His leadership, guidance and navigation through many of the challenges COVID-19 Pandemic has brought is much appreciated.  Teddy is married to Shaunine Kinzer and together they have two grown children and one grand daughter that keeps them busy. 

CULLEN KING

Logistics Coordinator

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.

SHAUNINE KINZER

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.

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AMY TURNER

Volunteer Coordination Chair

Amy is the face of Advantage Storage in Sachse and our volunteer coordinator, aka cat herder. She has worked for several years to organize the middle school, high school and adult volunteers that make this magic happen.  She always has a smile on her face and is ready to roll up her sleeves.

Marty Kogel

Vendor Chair

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 28 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.

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BARRY YOUNG

Touch-a-Truck Chair

Barry is the past chairman of the Sachse Chamber of Commerce and continues to step in where needed.  He is committed in helping us grow the chamber, spending time with Rotary and managing his normal job while being a wonderful, father, husband and grandfather.  He is tireless and the epitome of grace under fire.

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JENNI KNUTSON

Walk-To-End-Alz Chair

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.

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Krupa Batti

Pet Photo Contest Chair

Krupa  and her husband are the owners of the new Pinnacle Montessori in Sachse on Miles Road.  They are looking so forward to getting involved in the community that when they heard about a need on the Fallfest Committee to run the Pet Photo contest and parade they jumped right in!

Tom Withrow

Food Drive Co-Chair

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.

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BOBBY TILLMAN

Marketing Co-Chair

Bobby Tillman is the owner of Special Webs and provides a multitude of website services.  He has also been a proud Sachse Fallfest Committee member and leader for literally decades.  He is always willing to pitch in and Bingo is a prime example of that.  Get ready for some family fun which is truly his specialty.  He's been married for 50 years to his beautiful wife and raised their family in the Sachse community.

MIKE MAKARA

Touch-a-Truck Co-Chair 

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!

JOSH YOUNG

Marketing Co-Chair

Josh Young, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones has been a Chamber Member and Ambassador for nearly 9 years now.  He is the Chair of our 2020 COVID Parade, as well as assisting with many of the other events this year. His passion for classic cars dates back to his late grandfather's 1955 Chevy Bel-Air hot-rod. Some health issues sidelined him for a while, but he is back in action and ready to assist wherever, and however necessary. Josh has been with Edward Jones for over 6 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 10 years. They have a beautiful, smart, and stubborn 3 year old daughter as well as 2 rescue dogs. One loves everyone, and the other only loves Josh.

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Carmen Franks

Entertainment Coordinator

Carmen Franks and her husband Brett have been long time Sachse residents and super involved in the community that entire time.  They have raised their two fantastic kiddos here along with about bunch of exchange students.  Their daughter Morgan is attending Sachse High and will be a helper the day of Fallfest. Their son Chase is attending college.  She and her buddy Shane will be rocking the entertainment on the main stage!

Lynn Makara

Sachse Fallfestiest Decorating Chair

Lynn Makara has taken over the Fallfestiest duties.  She and her family can be counted on to roll up their sleeves when a call for volunteers goes out.  She and Mike live in Rowlett where they own a State Farm Insurance business. 

SHANE SCHUBERT

Entertainment Coordinator

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.

JENNY GRAVES

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 know 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.

Becky Collins

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 make love their dogs, people 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.