Tickets are available for the 4th Annual Rising Stars of New Braunfels Gala coming up on Friday, April 30. The Gala will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Mill Events Center and celebrates the 20 outstanding young leaders who were named the 2020 class of Rising Stars. 

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The evening will include a VIP hour for the honorees, served dinner, brief remarks, the presentation of a plaque commemorating this honor to each awardee, and the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Distinguished Young Leader Award. 

This award recognizes our community’s young leaders who are making a positive impact in their professional and civic endeavors. These Rising Stars are on a trajectory towards being New Braunfels next generation of community leaders. The program is hosted by the New Braunfels Jaycees, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.  

To be considered, an applicant must be under the age of 40 on December 31, 2020, live or work in New Braunfels, and have made significant contributions to the community through continued success in their professional or community service activities. 

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Alyssa Coker at 

2020 Rising Stars of New Braunfels: 

Marianne Brockman, 33, Comal ISD – Bill Brown Elementary 

Patrick Carreon, 26, DOCUmation 

Justin Friesenhahn, 38, T and F Construction Co.  

Stephen Ganske, 38, Moore Ganske Murr PLLC 

Jennifer Graham, 31, ADKF 

Holly Hayes, 36, Bobcat Trucking, Inc. 

Vanessa Hayes, 36, The Blake New Braunfels 

Kristen Hoyt, 32, Comal County Tax Office, Corner Tubes 

Manijeh Huereca, 37, Manijeh Huereca with Vista Realty 

Kathryn Lacy, 29, Deborah Linnartz Wigington & Associates, PLLC / Lovorn & Ogle 

Ashley Landerman, 35, 2tarts Bakery 

Gina Littrell, 38, New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital 

Nathan Page, 34, Smokey Mos BBQ 

Clark Pantel, 29, Edward Jones Investments 

Katharina Eileen Perez, 33, Hair by Eileen 

Colton Read, 32, Gruene Shredding 

April Rodgers, 39, CBRE 

Sandra Stolte, 37, Farmers Insurance, JP Kesselring Agency 

Lauren Strack, 35, Headwaters at the Comal/New Braunfels Utilities 

Reyes Villarreal, 29, New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association