Kristin was born and raised in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1991 with a BS degree in Mathematics. Kristin and her husband, Greg, moved to his hometown of Comanche in 1991. Kristin taught secondary mathematics in the Walters Public School system from 1996 to 2001, and then in the Comanche Public School system from 2001 to 2007.
Since leaving the workforce in 2007, Kristin continues to serve her community as a volunteer. She is an active member of the Chisholm Trail Hospice Board of Directors, the Comanche Chamber of Commerce, and both local and county OCHE groups. She serves as a Stephens County election official in the Meridian area. Kristin also volunteers her services as a mathematics tutor to a few students each year.
Kristin and Greg have two sons and two grandchildren.
Ted Bowling, Vice Chair
Ted was born in Enid, Oklahoma and graduated from Covington-Douglas High School in 1973. He attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1977 with a BA degree in French and a minor in Business. He moved to Glendale, Arizona attending American Graduate School of International Management, receiving a Masters in International Management degree in 1979. He worked as a District Representative in southern California for Allis Chalmers Corporation from 1979-1982. In July of 1982, he moved to Duncan and began a 31-year career with Edward Jones Investments. In October 2013, he changed companies and now represents Morgan Stanley. Ted was named one of America’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors by Barron’s in 2013.
Ted has served on the Duncan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Simmons Center Board of Directors and is currently a board member for the Selective Service in Stephens County. He is also a long-time member and past President of the Duncan Rotary Club.
Ted and his wife, Nancy, have five children and five grandchildren.
Nancy Hemphill, Secretary/Treasurer
Nancy has been with Security National Bank/Bancfirst for 38 years serving in many different roles but has been in the trust department for 25 years. She manages the trust department in Duncan and Ardmore and my region in southwest Oklahoma. She is a certified financial trust advisor (CTFA) and has a business administration degree. Nancy also currently serves on the Baptist Foundation board of directors.
Nancy has been married to Mahlon for 39 years and has two sons, Michael and his wife Emily and Jeffrey and his wife GinnyAnn, along with two beautiful grandchildren.
Bill has always wanted to be an accountant. He was born and raised in Duncan, and after graduating high school, he pursued his accounting degree at Cameron University. He graduated with his Bachelors of Accounting in 1993 and went to work for a local CPA firm. He has worked at the same firm for the past 25 years and is now a partner at Ferguson, Redelsperger and Bradley, PC.
Bill dedicates his time to many boards and philanthropies in the Duncan area. He has served as treasurer on many boards of directors, including the Duncan Jaycees, Youth Services of Stephens County, Duncan Public School Foundation and Duncan Chamber of Commerce. For 25 years, he has organized or assisted in the Jaycees/Rotary Christmas Auction, raising money to help clothe children in need.
Bill married Allison in 2007, and they raised three children, Jenna, Kathryn and Jordan. Bill is expecting his first grandchild in August 2018.
Barbara was born and raised in Duncan. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Clinical Dietetics and a Masters of Business Administration. After a short career in Dietetics and moving back to Duncan, Barbara became the Executive Director of the McCasland Foundation in 1995.
Barbara has been involved in many community activities including Duncan Public Schools Foundation, First United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 4417, P.E.O., Traditional Study Club, Philomathic Club and Duncan High School Athletic Booster Clubs, serving as president of Tennis Boosters currently. She is a founding board member and current Treasurer of the On the Chisholm Trail Association. She also serves as trustee for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation, Cameron University Foundation, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and the Bizzell Library Society.
Barbara married Rick Braught in Duncan in 1991 and with persuasion, he moved home with her in 1994 to pursue a career with Investors Trust Co and raise their two boys Jack and Grant. Barbara and Rick are also the owners of the Territory Golf and Country Club.
Mike was born and raised in Duncan. The only time he was away was a move to Amarillo, Texas with Halliburton from 1981 to 1987 where he met and married the love of his life, Shelly.
He has been with Halliburton for 40 years starting as a machinist and worked in multiple production/support roles before moving into leadership in 1999. He served as Manager over Quality, Procurement/Materials & Logistics, and all of the production areas at the Duncan Manufacturing Center. He has been the Director of Manufacturing Operations since 2012.
After a brief time at Southeastern Oklahoma State, he started his career at Halliburton and completed ISO-9001 Lead Auditor certification, Darden School of Business Manufacturing Executive program, and Halliburton’s Business Leadership Development series at the Mays Business School – Texas A&M.
Mike has been married to Shelly for 36 years and they have a daughter, Dianna and her husband, James, and a son, Justin and his wife, Shy. They have three wonderful granddaughters and another grandchild on the way.
Melissa Hurst, MD
Dr. Hurst was born and raised in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Oklahoma and Universidad de Jaume I in Spain. She earned degrees in both Biomedical Science Zoology and Spanish. She was also a member of the OU women's tennis team from 2003-2007. Upon completion of undergraduate schooling, she returned to Oklahoma to attend Medical School at OU Health Sciences Center and then on to Great Plains Family Medicine residency program at Integris Hospital where she served as chief resident of the program. Upon graduation, Dr. Hurst and her family have come to Duncan where they now
call home. She enjoys serving the community in Stephens County through her full spectrum family medicine practice including everything from newborns and pregnancy to end of life care. She and her husband have been blessed with three children: Austin, Baylor, and Nolan. Dr. Hurst enjoys playing with her children, traveling, and running in her free time.
Leigh was born in Norman and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma. She graduated from Duncan High School and attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas - graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Leigh taught elementary music in the Fort Worth area before changing career paths to run her start-up business, Distinctive-Decor.com, full time. Leigh has owned and operated Distinctive-Decor.com for 20 years.
Leigh volunteers her time to several organizations in the Duncan area. She currently serves as the President of Duncan Little Theatre, Vice-President of Business Development for the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Duncan Regional Hospital Health Foundation Board.
Leigh has been married to Marcus McEntire, owner of Whitten Insurance and Oklahoma State Representative for House District 50, for 23 years. They have two children, Ian and Ainsley.
Darlene was born and raised in Duncan. She graduated from Duncan High and received her Associate of Arts degree from William Woods College in 1964. Darlene returned to Duncan where she met the love of her life, Rob Miller and they were married in 1970 until his death in 2012. For ten years she worked as an optometric assistant for Rob and since then has been an Interior Designer with Speice & Speice Interiors.
Darlene has served two terms as a trustee at the First United Methodist Church – Duncan. She is currently on the SPRC board and an usher at the church. She was on the Duncan Arts Council board and always involved in the Duncan Civic Capers. Today she is a member of the Traditional Study Club and PEO (Chapter FJ).
Darlene’s husband, Rob, passed away in 2012. They have two wonderful children, Kery Miller Mueller and Mark Roland Miller. As she puts it, “I am a true Duncanite!”
Kathy is a native of Duncan, having graduated from Duncan High School. She attended William Woods College (Fulton, MO) for two years and completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Oklahoma State University. After graduation, she was manager and partner in two clothing stores in Stillwater; she then moved back to Duncan where she worked as a dental assistant and receptionist. She then had the privilege of becoming a stay-at-home mom.
Kathy is very involved in the community. Past memberships include: Jaycee Jaynes, Beta Sigma Phi, original Simmons Center Foundation board, Duncan Public Schools Foundation board, first Project Graduation committee, United Way of Stephens County. Current involvement includes: Kelita Study Club, PEO, Aequalis Study Club, her church, First Christian Church and from 1995 to now, President and co-Chairman of Duncan’s local “Toy Shop”.
Kathy has been married to her husband, Terry, for over 45 years. They have two children, Jeanne Gregston and Stephen Snider and four grandchildren.