Brandon Bridges is a lifelong resident of Grapeland. After graduating from Grapeland ISD, he obtained a degree in Finance from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas. He then returned Grapeland where he began his career in Banking. He has worked for Prosperity Bank for the past 15 years and currently serves as the local Banking Center Manager in Grapeland, and as a Regional President for the East Texas Region of Prosperity Bank. Brandon also represents…
Raychel Shaw is the owner and Chief Instructor at East Texas Firearms and Training and an SFA alumni. She is married to fellow board member Shaun Shaw, they have 3 children that she home schools. They are members of First Baptist Church Grapeland and help lead the youth. Raychel has served 1 year on the chamber board and is currently serving in the “Support of Local Businesses” division of the chamber board and is passionate about helping facilitate education of…
2018 Peanut Queen Pageant Coordinator
Mr. Don Jackson has been the superintendent at Grapeland ISD since July 2017. Prior to being named superintendent he was an elementary principal for 10 years and a high school principal for 2 years. He also enjoyed being a head basketball coach for 10 years. Mr. Jackson received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He began his career as a teacher and coach in Woodville ISD. After becoming an administrator, he held administrative positions in…
Cathy Walker has been a resident of Grapeland for 47 years, when she married her husband, Suvella Walker. Her husband retired after 45 years at Vulcraft, and she is currently a Kindergarten teacher at Elkhart ISD. Cathy and her husband have raised 3 children in this community and are the proud grandparents of Bryce, Dalton and Jayla. I Cathy keeps busy by serving as church secretary at Rising Star, managing rent houses and helping her daughters in their business, Walker…
Josh Wall is the Production Manager at Nucor Vulcraft Texas. Josh began his career with Nucor in 2007 as an HR specialist at Nucor corporate. He took a role in operations during the startup of Nucor Steel Memphis and later returned to Nucor corporate as Manager of Leadership Development. In 2014, Josh transferred to Vulcraft South Carolina as Traffic Manager. Most recently, Josh moved to Texas in 2016 as Production Manager. Josh and Emily, his wife of 10 years, have…
Shaun Shaw was born and raised in Grapeland, Texas graduating from Grapeland High School and has been quoted saying, “Even though Vulcraft’s color is green, I bleed maroon and white!” He has worked for Vulcraft since 1999 and is now the Bridging Supervisor. He and his wife, Raychel, serve on the board together as well as work with First Baptist Grapeland’s youth group and homeschool their 3 children. Shaun is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector as well as an NRA…
Channin’ Spisak is the owner of Elite Fitness. This is her first year to be on the Chamber Board, and is excited to be a part of what the board is doing here in Grapeland. Channin’s role on the board is to help with social events in Grapeland.