Board of Directors
Bruce Stuart Parks was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He has lived in multiple cities across the United States before retiring to Elkins Lake in Huntsville in 2017. He enjoys Huntsville’s small, college town vibe and central location to Houston, Dallas, and College Station. His spouse was involved in Christian ministry and counseling for 40 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren. He is an active member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Huntsville. We have a high energy Old Scotch Farm Collie from working, herding lines which is intelligent, and both lovable & aggravating at times. We enjoy reading, movies, cooking, hunting and exercise. Bruce holds a BS and MBA degree. He also holds a CPCU (Certified Property & Casualty Underwriter) and ARM (Associate in Risk Management) designation. He was employed by several insurance carriers in the commercial Property and Casualty insurance industry with which he held various corporate officer positions during his 45-year career. He participated in various state and national industry and legislative groups and organizations during his career. His skills are now utilized by serving the GSM as Vice President of the Board of Directors.
Amanda is a SHSU graduate and mental health counselor. She has served several local non-profit organizations as an advocate and volunteer. She operates her own private practice from the comfort of her home where she homeschools her two young children. She is passionate about education and individualized learning practices. Amanda is a Ph.D student focused on Special Education with an interest in autism and neurodiversity. When she is not reading, learning, or teaching, she can be found outdoors exploring nature with her children. She believes fresh air, sunlight, and laughter can remedy any bad day. She is married to her best friend who enjoys life's great adventures in traveling to the finest U.S cities.
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