Meet the Staff
Robert started his career at Tarleton in the Fall of 1994. He was promoted to Director of Recreational Sports in August 2008. He graduated from Tarleton State University in 1992 with a B.S. in Physical Education and received a Master of Education in 1994.
He also serves as the UIL Basketball Tournament Director for Region II AA. He also can be seen keeping the shot clock at the Tarleton basketball games, and keeping the play clock at Tarleton and Stephenville football games.
Robert is married to Angie, Human Resources representative for FMC Technologies. They have two children, Haylee, 18, a freshman at Tarleton State University, and Hayden, 8, in second grade at Chamberlain Elementary.
Daron started at Tarleton in July of 2007. He graduated from Tarleton State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He then spent two years as the Intramural Graduate Assistant at The University of North Texas. He graduated from North Texas in 2005 with a M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies.
Prior to coming back to work for Tarleton, Daron spent two years as the Athletic Coordinator for the City of Grapevine.
Shanna moved here from Gatesville, Texas where she was raised. She graduated from Texas State University in 2000 with a Bachelors in Exercise Sports Science and a minor in Health and Wellness Promotion. She later received her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman’s University in 2006. Prior to coming to Tarleton, Shanna was the Fitness Director for the City of Gatesville were she had worked for 8 years.
Outdoor Pursuit Coordinator
David started at Tarleton in August of 2004. He has been closely associated with experiential education for 15 years prior to his arrival with time spent in Europe, Colorado, North Carolina and Alaska.
David received a B.S. in Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1982, a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1992, and a M.S. in Park, Recreational and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University in 1995.
David has one son, Nick.
Deborah started working at Tarleton State University in August 2001, and she transferred to the Recreational Sports Department in July 2004.
Deborah and George married in July 2001. They have six children. Deborah has three sons and George has three daughters. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren, McKenna and Raelee (twins), Miley, Jessly, Falyn, Finly, Johnathan and Bella.
Administrative Assistant II
Courtney is from Austin, Texas and started working for Tarleton State University's Recreational Sports Department in 2007. She graduated from Tarleton with a B.S. in Geoscience with an emphasis in Geology in May of 2010. She recently married in October of 2011 and enjoys gardening and being outdoors.
Facility Equipment Technician
Jackie graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1967. He coached for 30 years and retired in 2000. After his retirement he moved to Stephenville and started working for Tarleton State University in July of 2004.
Jackie has been married 44 years to Nona Williamson, who works in the Research and Grants department at Tarleton. They have two children, Jeff and Christi, and four grandchildren.
Environmental Worker I
Belinda started working at Tarleton in November of 2001, working in the Housing department prior to moving to Recreational Sports in February, 2008.
She has been married to James Reeves for 30 years. They have two grown sons, James Jr. and Joseph and three grandchildren.
In 2005 she became a licensed massage therapist.
Environmental Worker I
Joy started working for the Recreational Sports Department in May, 2009.
She grew up on a ranch in Iredell, Texas and loves traveling, camping, horseback riding, shooting hoops, and singing in the church choir. Her favorite saying is "when the love of peace overcomes the love of power then there will be peace".
Charles started at Tarleton as Intramural Graduate Assistant in July of 2010. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Education. While attending NMSU, Charles worked for the recreational sports program and attended three national flag football championships.
He grew up in Antioch, CA and is the youngest of three boys. Upon completing his Master's of Kinesiology, Charles plans to pursue a career in recreation.
Kelli started working as the Fitness/Wellness Graduate Assistant for Recreational Sports in August of 2011. She graduated from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas with an Associates Degree in 2009, and graduated from Tarleton State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. While attending South Plains and Tarleton, she was on their rodeo teams. She currently teaches Spin and Muscle Blast group ex classes at the Rec Center.
Kelli grew up on a cattle ranch in Linch, Wyoming with her parents, Lee and Deb Lohse. She still competes in rodeos. She anticipates graduating with a Masters in Kinesiology in May, 2013.
Bailey started working at Tarleton State University in June of 2011 as the TAT and Alcohol Education Graduate Assistant. She graduated from Tarleton with her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in May, 2011.
Bailey grew up in Grandview, Texas with her three siblings and both parents. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.