Our Team

The Keep Grapevine Beautiful board of directors is comprised of officers, committee chairs and city liaisons who provide direction for the organization.

Board members must live or work in Grapevine. Once elected to the board, terms are set for two years, effective October 1 – September 30.  Only four years may be served in a single position (except for city liaisons). Board members attend monthly meetings, assist with setting committee direction, accomplishing goals, and represent Keep Grapevine Beautiful at various events.

More details about responsibilities and expectations are outlined in the Keep Grapevine Beautiful Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Join Us!!!

If you are interested in learning more about Keep Grapevine Beautiful, come to one of our board meetings, held the second Monday of each month (excluding July and December) at The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way at 6:30 pm.

 

Staff

Kathy Nelson

Executive Director

Kathy has served as Executive Director for five years and finds inspiration from the passionate and fun-loving volunteers with Keep Grapevine Beautiful. She also manages the planning and construction of capital improvement projects for the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department in addition to overseeing Volunteer Services. Kathy and her husband, U.S. Air Force Colonel (retired), have two children and returned back home to Texas in 2015 after 23 years of military life/travel and treasure every moment spent with family

Cindy Harris

Volunteer Liaison

Cindy is the Volunteer Services Liaison for the Grapevine Parks & Recreation Department and has over 17 years of non-profit work experience. She enjoys working closely with volunteers to improve the quality of life for citizens and visitors to Grapevine. Cindy’s interests include reading, travel and being outdoors. Cindy and her husband Tim have two children.

Board of Directors

Greg Perry

President

Greg moved to Grapevine in 1993 as he transferred from active duty United States Air Force to Texas Air National Guard. In 2011 he retired from the 136th Airlift Wing after a combined 28 years of military service. Most of Greg’s career at the 136 AW he served as the environmental manager. After retirement, he continued his interest in physical fitness by teaching group fitness classes. He blended his fitness and environmental interests by convincing his local fitness students to join him in an Adopt-an-Area in Grapevine. He served more than 2 years leading an effort to keep litter off a section of William D. Tate Ave. Greg’s love of working with volunteers and protecting the environment made getting involved with the Keep Grapevine Beautiful board a natural fit.

Melanie Lamb

Vice President

I have been a resident of Grapevine since 2013 and love this community! I currently work as a Regional EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) Manager for Verizon. I have been in the EHS field my entire career and I love that I can help protect the environment and the health and safety of people both professionally and personally. I joined the Keep Grapevine Beautiful Board to actively give back to my community and this board was in line with my personal environmental values. I have always volunteered in my community and I am excited to be part of the Keep Grapevine Beautiful Board and work with all the awesome volunteers that help keep our community beautiful!

D’Ray Moore

Treasurer

D’Ray has lived in Grapevine since 2009 and loves it for its sense of community and small town feel. She is retired from an investment services firm, and presently serves on the boards of two mutual funds. D’Ray got involved in Keep Grapevine Beautiful through her interest in litter reduction. She can be seen daily walking in her neighborhood with two stubborn dogs on a leash in one hand, and a bag of litter in the other.

Travis Christman

Secretary

Travis has been with the organization in different capacities since 2017. First as a general board member then elevating to executive board as the secretary. He loves the city of Grapevine and works with the board to further beautify the city for the benefit of his fellow citizens of Grapevine. Travis also works as a Product Manager Mobile at JDRF.org a non-profit dedicated to ending Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Travis’s other interests include camping at various Texas state parks, traveling, reading and fishing. Travis and his wife Jinny have one daughter Kira, who attends Dove elementary, and four legged furry puppy named Scarlett.

Helen Mattoon

Litter Prevention Chair

Helen retired from medical billing in 2015 and relocated in Grapevine to be near her two young granddaughters. She joined The REC and started walking on the indoor track and has taken many active adult classes including oil painting and Yoga Lite. Helen soon realized she wanted to give back to this great community. She began volunteering with Keep Grapevine Beautiful at the Happy to Help Events and participating in the monthly lectures at the REC. These days Helen enjoys being outside picking up litter around her neighborhood and social distancing without a mask.

Lori Pampell Clark

Waste Reduction Chair

Lori, moved to Grapevine in 2009 when she married her husband Jeff and has since fallen in love with all the city has to offer, from the walkable downtown to the lake parks to the convenient, central location within DFW. She works for the North Central Texas Council of Governments managing programs to improve regional air quality, and learned about ways to get involved with Keep Grapevine Beautiful from a coworker. Lori and Jeff enjoy volunteering each year for Main Street Fest and GrapeFest. They also take advantage of living near DFW International Airport to visit a new international destination each year.

Krystyna Plut

Beautification Chair

Having always loved nature and the great outdoors, thirty-nine years ago, my husband and I chose to settle in Grapevine. We raised our 2 daughters here. I taught science at Holy Trinity Catholic School for 16 years. When I retired in 2014, I decided to volunteer and give back to my city. I am an active member of the Grapevine Garden Club and Fort Worth Audubon Society. I spent 2 years on the Advisory Board of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department and now I serve on the board of Keep Grapevine Beautiful as chair of the Beautification Committee, volunteering in the education of children and the public about the preservation of the native habitats. On my daily walks with my dog, I pick up trash twice a week around the soccer complex at Oak Grove Park.

Jimmy Brock

City Liaison

Jimmy is the Grapevine Environmental Services Department Liaison with over 15 years of work experience in the Environmental industry. He works closely with Keep Grapevine Beautiful to advise board of City of Grapevine Solid Waste compliance standards for events throughout the year. Jimmy’s interests including reading, fishing and other outdoor activities. Jimmy and his wife have three adult children.