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Important New HTGCD Meeting Date!
now scheduled on 3rd Wednesday
but check the calendar.

Staff and Board


Rick Broun
General Manager

BA Mass Communication: Advertising, Southwest Texas State University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Representative for Groundwater Management Area 9

Rick began working for Hays Trinity in 2009 and will celebrate a decade of service to Hays County and to the Trinity Aquifer; an accomplishment of dedication. He and his wife have lived in and around the Austin/Dripping Springs area for over 20 years
depending on both surface water and well water. Prior to his time with HTGCD, he worked in Houston using CAD to design point-of-purchase displays as well as years in Austin in the advertising world. Interests include woodworking, grilling, and watching UT Football, go Horns!

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

Tressy is a native Texan she and her family have lived in the Hill Country area for over 20 years and depend on well water.

She graduated High School in 1986 and in 1987-1988 attended Coffeyville Community College where she earned credit in multiple business and computer courses. She has 30 plus years of work experience serving in administrative, clerical and technical positions.
She began her career with the Groundwater District in 2010.

Philip Webster

BS Hydrogeology, Tarleton State University (2016)
MS Geology, University of Texas at San Antonio (2019)
Previously worked as a student intern for TCEQ in Waco assisting with public water supply and wastewater treatment plant field investigations and for the Orlando Utilities Commission on commercial and residential water conservation data analytics. Also worked at HEB and Central Market in their seafood department for 3 years. Graduate research focused on developing a model of the geochemical variation across the Edwards-Balcones Fault Zone Aquifer and the Edwards Group saline-water interface. Interest include reading books about science and philosophy, watching and playing hockey, and spending time with my dog at the park. 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.


Linda Kaye Rogers
District 4: Term expires November 2020

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.
Phone: 512.847.0634

Doc Jones
Vice President
District 5: Term expires November 2022

Bio not available.

John Worrall
Secretary Treasurer
District 1: Term expires November 2022

B.S. Urban Studies and M.B.A.

John Worrall and his wife Hillary Hart have lived next to the Pedernales River in northern Hays County since 1996. Their water comes from a well in the Trinity aquifer, which they supplement with rainwater collection.
Worrall is a successful self-employed consultant specializing in planning and land use. He has volunteered at Westcave Preserve for more than a decade, leading tours of the grotto and springs, educating visitors about flora, fauna, and groundwater.
Phone: 830-825-3029

Jeff Shaw
District 2: Term expires November 2020

Bio not available.

Holly Fults
District 3: Term expires November 2022

B.S. Chemistry

Holly Fults and her family have lived in the Bear Creek watershed within the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone since 2015. They depend on a small community well that serves potable water for their community.
Holly has served a wide variety of governmental entities and industrial sectors throughout her career as a chemist and environmental consultant. Her practice concentrates on conducting water quality studies and permitting across the United States with a primary focus on projects in the Gulf Coast Region.
Phone: 409-659-9816 (cell)