Meet the Board Members

President: Gregg Thorsen

Gregg and Alison have lived in the Spring Creek neighborhood since 1994. Gregg grew up in Rockwall, Texas, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in accounting. Afterward, he wanted to return home to pursue a law degree at UT. He obtained a JD in 1993. The family, including two young boys, moved to Dallas when Gregg was offered a job with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal, L.L.P. In 2001 Gregg accepted an in-house counsel position with Southwest Airlines. He currently works for SWA in benefits and labor negotiations. Gregg and Alison were fortunate to buy their first home in Spring Creek. The street turned out to be free from busy traffic and allowed their kids to play outside with neighbor kids. Friendships were formed which continue to the present.

 

The Thorsens love the Spring Creek Civic Organization because it provides opportunities to 1) volunteer as an individual, such as a block captain, 2) experience the synergism of working with neighbors on a large event, and 3) connect with neighbors, as on National Neighborhood Night Out. When the Thorsen kids started becoming teenagers, Gregg and Alison looked for a larger home. Fortunately, they found a home in Spring Creek which matched their family size perfectly. They couldn’t think of a better place to finish raising their kids, adding up to six. Currently, only one son lives at home; David is a senior at Richardson High School.

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1st VP/Membership: Stacy Harwell

Assist the President and carry out the duties of the President in their absence. Coordinate the annual membership drive starting in July. Maintain an updated list of paid members, indexed both alphabetically and by street and house number. Provide the Directory Chairperson with these membership lists at the conclusion of the membership drive. Turn over-collected dues to the Treasurer.

Melinda Miles has lived in Spring Creek since 1993. When she remarried Richard Harp in 2004 her one condition was that they live in her house so she could finish raising her two boys in the neighborhood community they all loved. Melinda has run her own interior design firm for over 20 years specializing in residential remodeling. Four years ago she added real estate agent to her services. When Melinda and Rick are not working, they enjoy spending time with their grandkids, cooking, and entertaining.

2nd VP/Block Chairman: Melinda Miles
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3rd VP/Community Improvement: 
Erin & Scott Crowell

Erin & Scott are college sweethearts and parents of two, who’ve lived in

Spring Creek for 2.5 years. We love our neighborhood and the Far North Dallas community and look forward to spending many more years here!

 

Scott works in hedge funds and in his spare time can be found coaching SVAA football, helping out with Boy Scouts, working on house projects or watching college football! Erin runs her own boutique interior design firm, specializing in home remodels, and spends the rest of her time taxiing her children.

4th VP/Social: Valerie Mastalka

Valerie Mastalka was raised in North Garland, and graduated from Naaman Forest

High School. Valerie attended Abilene Christian University and majored in

Integrated Marketing and Communications. She moved back to Dallas after

college graduation, and a couple of years later met her husband Matt. Matt and

Valerie have lived in Spring Creek for five years, and have two daughters Macy (4)

and Emily (2) and a 7 year old chocolate lab named Kona. 

 

Matt currently works in Finance for EY and Valerie is in Marketing at Lennox Industries, just down the road. In their free time, Valerie and her family love to try new local restaurants, listen to live music and attend Macy's soccer games and dance recitals. 

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5th VP/Communications: Krystal Hurst

Krystal Hurst was raised on the eastside of Richardson and graduated in 2001 from Berkner High School. After attending Oklahoma State University for two years, she quickly found her way back to Texas where she married her husband, Tim, and went on to graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Elementary Education. It was her three years teaching fourth grade at Spring Creek Elementary that helped her fall in love with the neighborhood and when the time came to look for a bigger home to accommodate their young boys, she and Tim knew Spring Creek is where they wanted to be! They've now been in the neighborhood since 2017 and have loved watching their (now) four boys - Mark (10), Zach (8), Nathan (5), and Jacob (3) - become a part of the neighborhood! When not up at SCE volunteering with PTA, watching soccer practice, or helping with Cub Scouts, Krystal owns and runs two local parenting resources (DallasMoms.com & CollinCountyMoms.com). Tim is a Management Consultant at Pariveda Solutions. 

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Secretary: Marlina Davis

Take and keep the official minutes of the proceedings of the organization and Executive Board. Present the minutes for approval. Shall report all recommendations of the Executive Board to the organization. Maintain a copy of the Bylaws and standing rules. Keep a list of all existing committees and their members and keep a file of their records. Conduct and keep on file all correspondence of the organization. Send cards to the residents to express thanks, invitations, sympathy, congratulations and get-well wishes.

Treasurer: Mark Henington

Deposit all monies received in appropriate bank accounts as approved by the

Executive Board. Shall keep a full and accurate account of receipts and

expenditures, and in accordance with the budget adopted by the organization, shall make disbursements as authorized by the President, Executive Board, or

Organization. The Treasurer shall present a financial statement at every meeting of the organization and of the Executive Board. Have the books ready for an annual reconciliation of financial records within 60 days of end of fiscal year. Responsible for filing the necessary forms as stipulated by governmental regulation, including any filings required by the Internal Revenue Service on annual basis. Prepare a budget for presentation and approval by the Executive Board and general membership at their fall meetings.

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Parliamentarian: Alisha Ryan

Alisha Ryan was born and raised in Dallas and is married to Tony. After owning their first house in the L streets of Lake Highlands her family upgraded and came to live in Spring Creek and has been here for 11 years and counting. She has a passion for developing a sense of community where she lives and with her neighbors.   Alisha has a knack for seeing the root of a problem and coming up with creative solutions, which comes in handy as she keeps a busy household running smoothly. It takes plenty of creativity to manage schedules and activities for 3 kids, a loving husband, and their energetic dog, Penny! Their family loves to play games together and spend time at the beach. When she has time to herself, Alisha enjoys painting and making crafts out of all kinds of materials, and even teaching others new skills and techniques.