Rising Stars logoThe New Braunfels Jaycees, along with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, are proud to announce the inaugural class of Rising Stars of New Braunfels have been selected. This 40 under 40 award recognizes our community’s young leaders who are making a positive impact in their professional and civic endeavors.

The 40 winners were selected from 126 qualified applications that were received. To be considered, an applicant must be under the age of 40 on December 31, 2017, live or work in New Braunfels, and have made significant contributions to the community through continued success in their professional or community service activities. These Rising Stars are on a trajectory towards being New Braunfels next generation of outstanding leaders.

A Gala celebrating the winners will be held on Friday, December 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott River Village. During the Gala, one special awardee will be announced as the winner of the 2017 Distinguished Young Leader Award. Along with this exciting announcement, the evening will include a social hour, served dinner, brief remarks, and the presentation of a plaque commemorating this honor to each awardee. Tickets to the Gala will be available to the public on October 16.

2017 Rising Stars of New Braunfels:

Amanda Anding, 36, HMT

Lori Archer, 36, Alamo Hy-Tech

Rashmi Bhat, 24, Bonjour Texas

Chris Brockman, 35, New Braunfels I.S.D.

Shelley Bujnoch, 39, Paychex INC

Lizbeth Chapa, 32, NB Regional Rehab

Jennifer Cain, 29, City of New Braunfels

Darren Classen, 37, Classen Construction

Jen Crownover, 38, Comal County

Ashley Scott Davison, 39, iniosante inc

Christa De La Garza, 34, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital

Dani Fuselier, 33, Broadway Bank

Russel Gribble, 34, Broadway Bank

David Hubbard, 36, New Braunfels Utilities

Alice Jewell, 36, McKenna Foundation

Jeffery Jewell, 36, National Development Council

Travis Krug, 27, South Texas Woodworks

Lilia Marek, 38, Rougeux & Associates

Shannon Marek, 39, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants / Papa’s Car Wash

Justin Meadows, 37, State Farm

Douglas Miller, 34, Miller & Miller

Kendra Miller, 36, HMT

Justin Morley, 37, Langley & Banack, Inc.

Brett Mosher, 36, Oakwood Church

Amy Niles, 26, City of New Braunfels

Tracey Norris, 39, Property Professionals

Mark Parmerlee, 28, On The Grind

Gisselle Price, 33, Bluebonnet Marketing

Ian Perez, 37, Raba Kistner

Amber Riedel, 38, Family Birth Center

Randy Rogers, 36, Randy Rogers Band

Tillman Roots, 34, Comal County

Dustin Seidel, 39, Seidel Construction

Jennifer Tharp, 39, Comal County

Thor Thornhill, 39, HMT

Rebecca Villarreal, 39, New Braunfels ISD

April Weilbacher, 34, 2tarts Bakery

Brooklynn Willy, 38, Texas Financial Advisory

Corbee Wunderlich, 38, Comal ISD

Ashley Woodward, 36, Resolute Health Hospital