TEEN LIFE STAFF & BOARD
Chris Robey | CEO
I am honored to serve as the CEO of Teen Life and am excited to meet the needs of our teenagers. In 2001, I graduated from Midwestern State University with a degree in Kinesology and worked with varsity and middle school sports for two years. After this, I was a youth minister in Vernon and Granbury, TX. During this time, I earned my Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University in 2010 to better equip our work with teenagers and families.
My career and educational opportunities have exposed me to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Simply put, I love teenagers and have a desire to help them make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
Please feel free to contact Chris via the links below:
Beth Nichols | Program Director
I am excited to be working as the Program Director at Teen Life! I graduated in 2003 with a degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. I completed my Masters Degree, also in Social Work, from the University of Tennessee in 2004. I have previously worked as the Program Manager for Communities in Schools of the the Heart of Texas.
I have had the opportunity in both my personal and professional life to encounter many youth from a variety of situations. I believe teens are learning to navigate the world in a unique way. I am excited to have the opportunity to work not only with students and their families, but also with volunteers who are willing to walk alongside them through an exciting and impactful time.
You can reach Beth through the link below:
Karlie Duke | Marketing & Development Director
I have loved my time with Teen Life since 2014, first as the Communications Director and now as the Marketing & Development Director. I graduated from Abilene Christian University in May of 2014 with a degree in Communications as well as minors in English and Family Studies.
I have believed in Teen Life since the beginning when I participated in High School pilot groups as our Support Group idea began to take shape. I have always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. I gained experience in college working with teenagers through youth ministry internships and volunteer opportunities. Now, I have direct contact with facilitators, schools, churches, donors, and students as I get to share the mission and work of Teen Life. I am thrilled to join Teen Life as we seek to reach teenagers and help them live life better.
You can contact Karlie in several ways:
Holly Nickle | Executive Admin Assistant
I am humbled to be a part of an organization dedicated to the service of others. As a graduate of Metropolitan University of Denver, I have focused my career around a central theme: help where you can and serve those in need. The majority of my working experience was in the medical field, specifically, in orthopedics, sports medicine and pain management. Much of my experience was with youth athletes, and I recognized early that many of their injuries were not solely to the body.In 2012, our family relocated to Texas from our home state of Colorado. Although we miss our mountains and the changing of the seasons, we have fallen in love with the people of this amazing state. I am excited to work alongside this strong and dedicated team. Their passion positively affects the teens they work with, providing a hand up and life tools to guide them through adversity today and throughout life’s challenges.
You can reach Holly through the link below or by calling our office phone:
Kelly Fann | Marketing Assistant
While my career path has been in branding and word-smithing, I have worked with teenagers in a variety of roles over the last twenty years. Becoming a parent underscored my desire to empower young people to grow into the best version of themselves. Teen Life is an amazing organization that helps teens learn skills that will enable them to grow and to adapt, to enjoy life and to be better citizens. I’m honored to be a part of this team and thrilled to marry my job skills with my desire to help.
You can reach Kelly at email@example.com
Priscilla Morrison | Program Specialist
I am pleased to be the Program Specialist for Teen Life. In 2008, I gained a degree in Political Science and Communications from Texas Christian University. Upon graduation I began operating a midsized hotel in West Texas. I am proud to have received Directors Awards and become a shareholder in the company. The experience I gained in the hospitality industry prepared me to start a home remodeling business in 2017. I continue to manage Living Designs and Restorations and have held a Texas Real Estate license since 2014. I am grateful to be a part of an organization that is a force of change in my community. I believe it is our moral obligation to preparing young adults to face life’s challenges. By promoting personal growth through support groups, this goal can be achieved.
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jeff McCain – Board Chair . . . Partner, Chalk, Cullum & Associates Tara Goodwin – Vice Chair . . . Internal Firm Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Bryce Orr – Treasurer . . . Senior Associate, Holt Lunsford Commercial Brian Brisco – Secretary . . . Partner, Cantey Hanger, LLP Sarah Brooks . . . Speaker, Writer, Community Volunteer Heather Gradke . . . Owner, The Pilates Center Dr. Tishara A. Jackson . . . Counselor, The Hope Pusher, LLC Phil Laster . . . Vice President of Supply Chain, Amesbury Truth Maria Mason . . . Realtor, Mason Real Estate Clay McKenzie . . . Conder Elementary Teacher, Aledo ISD Dr. Becky Taylor . . . Professor, Texas Christian University Jay Thompson . . . Co-Founder RAM Products (Retired)
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeff McCain – Board Chair . . . Partner, Chalk, Cullum & Associates
Tara Goodwin – Vice Chair . . . Internal Firm Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bryce Orr – Treasurer . . . Senior Associate, Holt Lunsford Commercial
Brian Brisco – Secretary . . . Partner, Cantey Hanger, LLP
Sarah Brooks . . . Speaker, Writer, Community Volunteer
Heather Gradke . . . Owner, The Pilates Center
Dr. Tishara A. Jackson . . . Counselor, The Hope Pusher, LLC
Phil Laster . . . Vice President of Supply Chain, Amesbury Truth
Maria Mason . . . Realtor, Mason Real Estate
Clay McKenzie . . . Conder Elementary Teacher, Aledo ISD
Dr. Becky Taylor . . . Professor, Texas Christian University
Jay Thompson . . . Co-Founder RAM Products (Retired)