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.
1st VP/Membership: Sarah Gillette
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.
Jenna is a native of Arkansas but was raised in Texas. She has lived in the neighborhood for six years with her husband Tom and two daughters Molly & Grace. Feeling fortunate to have found such a jewel of a neighborhood, she is excited to serve the local community. Jenna is a Senior Associate at Perkins&Will and when not doing her day job, you can find her chasing around kids or hanging out on Briaridge!
2nd VP/Block Chairman: Jenna Vardell
3rd VP/Community Improvement:
Serves as chairperson of Community Improvement Committee. Responsible for presenting Yard of the Month Award, the Beautification Award, and submitting information on these awards to the Fifth Vice-President/Communications. Shall also be responsible for arranging for Holiday Awards judging, distribution, collection and storage of the award signs Shall also negotiate the service contract with the lawn care company to mow, trim and edge the grass along both Belt Line, Coit and Arapaho Roads.
4th VP/Social: Kristen Kaisler
Serves as Social Chairperson of Special Events, including the fall and spring meetings and other social events as decided.
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.
Secretary: Michael Connelly
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.
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.