• HTGCD has declared Drought Stage 3, Critical. Non-Exempt permit holders to curtail production effective September… ,
Important New HTGCD Meeting Date!
now scheduled on 3rd Wednesday
but check the calendar.

Staff and Board


Rick Broun
General Manager

BA, Southwest Texas State University, Mass Communication, Advertising. Six years of advertising experience working in Austin. Seven years of computer drafting experience working within the Houston area.
Has lived in the Austin / Dripping Springs area since 1998. Depends on city water.

Alex S. Broun
District Geologist

PG 4845
Member AAPG since 1960 (American Association of Petroleum Geologists)
Member AGS (Austin Geological Society)
Former Board President
BS Geology, University of Illinois
Graduate studies in geology at Florida State University

Retired after 40 years with Exxons petroleum exploration group as a senior petroleum scientist, Exxons chief exploration geologist in Canada and in their over-seas group, President and General Manager of Exxon Trinidad Ltd. Past president of the Wimberley birding association. Executive Committee member on the Regional Water Quality Protection Plan for the Barton Springs Segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Depends on a Trinity well and storage tank for drinking water.

Tressy Gumbert
Office Administrator

Graduated in 1986. Worked for Coffeyville Regional Medical Center for 9 plus years and worked for Pedernales Electric Coop for 12 years.
Her career includes experience in the fields of: Accounting, Payroll, Records Management, and Information Technology.
She and her family live in Kingsland and depends on well water.

Jeffery A. Watson

Member AGS (Austin Geological Society), AGU (American Geophysical Union)
BS Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
MS Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
Worked before graduate school for a consulting firm using geophysical methods to identify sinkholes and other recharge features in the Edwards aquifer research zone; and for BSEACD as a hydrogeologic intern. Graduate research focused on heat transport processes and groundwater/surface water interactions along the Lower Colorado River.
Interests include cooking, camping, hunting, and climbing. Depends on city water.

Keaton Hoelscher
Geo Technician

BS Geology, Texas A&M University (2015)
Before working at HTGCD, worked as an Environmental Investigator for the TCEQ Regional-10 Beaumont office
conducting compliance inspections for petroleum storage tanks.
Hobbies include: reading, camping, kayaking, and fantasy football. Has a 1-year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Beans.
He and his family live in Leander and depend on city water.


Jimmy K. Skipton
Vice President
District 1: Term expires November 2018

Cell: 512-658-5046

Greg Nesbitt
District 2: Term expires November 2016

BS Engineering Technology, Texas A&M University

* Thirteen year resident of Hays County
* 20 years experience in Sales Management and Project Management with various Semiconductor Equipment and Materials companies.
* Owner of 2 companies: Glen Rose Pools: Swimming Pool Construction, Black River Services: Excavation, Septics and Rainwater Collection.
* Thirteen year member of the North Hays County Volunteer Fire Department
* Past Vice President, Past President
* Married with 3 children
Interested in protecting and increasing water supplies while protecting landowners rights.

Mark Hastings
Secretary Treasurer
District 3: Term expires November 2018

Mark Hastings is a lifelong resident of the area — his family has lived in their current home off Nutty Brown Road for more than 12 years. He owns and runs Hastings Communication Services, a 64-year-old company that offers telephone answering and call center services.
He is an Eagle Scout.
He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and was a member of the Longhorn Band.
Mark has served as president in several business and civic organizations, including the Association of Teleservices International (ATSI), Telemessaging Services Association of Texas, Startel National Users Group, Austin Downtown Founder Lions Club, and the Longhorn Alumni Band. He recently received the prestigious 2011 ATSI Hall of Fame and the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship.

Linda Kaye Rogers
District 4: Term expires November 2016

Linda Kaye Rogers is a fourteen year resident of Wimberley who lives totally on rainwater collection. She is a semi-retired psychotherapist who now provides services primarily to family courts and veterans. She is active in the Wimberley Valley community and has previous experience as a board director. She enjoys gardening, animal care, cooking and genealogy.
Prior to election in 2013, Linda Kaye was an active citizen with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, attending meetings and addressing groundwater issues that came before the board. In 2012 she served on the District’s rules revision committee. Linda Kaye expresses the intent to work to meet the mission of the District to “preserve, conserve, recharge and prevent waste of the aquifer”. She believes that in supporting this mission, the people in western Hays County who are dependent on the aquifer can maintain their water and property rights, their property values, and the special lifestyle that comes with living in the Hill Country. In addition, she supports the educational aspects of the board’s responsibilities to its members.

Doc Jones
District 5: Term expires November 2018

Bio not available.