Allison has served as executive director of the Texas Plains Trail Region since December 2019, the fifth executive director in the region's history. Allison began her tourism career as intern and later director of communications for the Texas Forts Trail Region. She stayed involved with the Forts Trail on the board while taking the next step in her career as the technology marketing manager for the Abilene Convention and Visitor Bureau from 2014-2019. A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University with a B.A. in public relations and advertising, Allison has lived and worked in Abilene until relocating to Lubbock in fall 2019. She is excited to begin a new chapter in West Texas and build relationships with the people that make this region so special. Kendrick is "Ready to Hit the Trail."
Officers and Board of Directors, 2022–23
The Texas Plains Trail Region is led by a volunteer board representative of our 52 counties. Feel free to contact our officers and directors at info@TexasPlainsTrail.com; inquiries will be forwarded.
If you're interested in volunteering to serve, our nominating committee begins reviewing applications each spring for terms beginning September 1. Visit our Partners and Resources page for an application and more information.
Austin Allison, Lubbock (TTU Southwest Collections), President
Cynthia Schneider, Lubbock (NRHC Living Historian), Vice President
Kayla van Zielst, Lubbock, Treasurer
Vicki Hamblen, Happy (WTAMU), Secretary
Quanah Parker Trail
Holle Humphries, Lubbock, Quanah Parker Trail facilitator
Tom Cole, Amarillo
Karli Fields, Goodnight
Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historic Site
Tamera Julian, Canadian
Pioneer River Valley Museum
Hayley Lewis, Big Spring
Visit Big Spring
Tania Moody, Levelland
Levelland Main Street
Kristen Moudy, Wheeler
Wheeler Chamber & EDC
Jim Townsend, Denver City
Denver City Heritage Museum
2023 Board Meeting Dates
All TPTR Board Meetings are from 10 a.m. to Noon and traditionally include a tour of the heritage attraction we are meeting at or a site in the town. Please email us to RSVP if you are interested in attending a meeting and tour. More details about each meeting will be shared through our email newsletter and social media as the meeting date gets closer. Subscribe to our newsletter here and follow us on Facebook here.
February 16, 2023 – Denver City, Chamber of Commerce
April 20, 2023 – Wheeler, Wheeler Heritage Museum
June 15, 2023 – Colorado City
August 17, 2023 – Hereford
October 19, 2023 – Snyder
December 7, 2023 – Canadian