Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Our community is supported by wonderful board members who make our continued success possible.
Christian Ross, Chairperson
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Chairperson – Place 8
Resident and local business owner for over 10 years in Grapevine. Proud husband and father of two boys who attend Silver Lake Elementary. Happy to have the opportunity to serve and give back to this great community that has taken such good care of us.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 1
Serving Advisory Board Since: 1993
Favorite Grapevine Park: The Vineyards Campground & Cabins
Favorite Grapevine Trail: Horseshoe Trails—Off-road sections
Favorite Volunteer Opportunity: “Anything that allows me to meet people and talk about Grapevine’s Parks and Recreation Department.”
Roy has been Grapevine resident since 1985. Roy helped to design, develop and construct the off-road trail system at Horseshoe Trails in 1990. Roy would like to thank Travis Smith for the continual maintenance he provides for that trail system. Roy’s tenure on the board has allowed him the to meet so many great employees. Seeing the personal and professional growth of the employees gives special meaning to his time on the board. In Roy’s other life he supports his wife Karen’s triathlon racing. Karen has been a national champion and a silver medalist in various Xterra events. Roy and Karen have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 2
Bachelor’s degree from University of Central Missouri and Masters degree from Maryville University (St. Louis). Grew up in St.Louis (Go Cardinals) and moved to Grapevine in 1989 due to a job transfer with IBM. Joined the “Adopt an Area” program in 2006 watching over a half mile section of shoreline on Grapevine Lake. We love Grapevine and try to give back and make the city even better.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 3
Joe is a transplanted New Yorker from the Bronx. Joe and his family have lived in Grapevine since 1993. Joe is a Chartered member of the Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers Club. The three Luccioni children graduated from Grapevine High School. Joe has served 10 years as the Director of the Grapevine Police Department VIPS program.
Dana Gibson, Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 4
Serving Advisory Board Since: 2019
Favorite Grapevine Park: Oak Grove Park
Favorite Grapevine Trail: Horseshoe Trails
Favorite Volunteer Opportunity: Grapevine Youth Baseball Commissioner/Coach
Dana has lived in Grapevine for 21 years and is currently the General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites DFW. She has served the community as a volunteer t-ball commissioner/coach, was voted valedictorian of her Leadership Grapevine class and actively volunteers with the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Dana is married with two sons, Travis & Tanner. On the weekends, you can find Dana running the trails of Grapevine with her dog, Cooper.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 5
Terry is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast that loves the small town charm with big city amenities that Grapevine offers. Terry is an owner of Mad Duck Cyclery, a small boutique bicycle shop in Grapevine. When not cycling, Terry loves spending time sailing on Grapevine Lake or just hanging out with her family (two and four legged).
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 6
Serving Advisory Board Since: 2017
Favorite Grapevine Park: Parr Park
Favorite Grapevine Trail: Parr & Big Bear Creek Trail
Favorite Volunteer Opportunity: Mustang-Panther Youth Football Association
Mark and his family have been residents of Grapevine since 2001. Mark has an Undergraduate Degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has worked for his family owned engineering and surveying business for over 24 years. He has coached various youth sports, including football and soccer teams, in Grapevine for the last 10 years.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member, Secretary – Place 7
Serving Advisory Board Since: 2018
Favorite Grapevine Park: Oak Grove Park
Favorite Grapevine Trail: Oak Grove Trail
Favorite Volunteer Opportunity: Happy to Help Saturdays
Morgan grew up in southern California and moved to Texas by way of Boston. She has lived in Grapevine for four years and the community has become her home. She has her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and Master’s in Finance from Harvard. Morgan is a financial advisor with Nichols Financial Group and has been in the financial services industry for over a decade. Morgan is also a member of the Grapevine Rotary Club and Grapevine Chamber of Commerce AMPT Young Professionals. She enjoys getting outdoors with her husband Brian and dog Bailey. Morgan cares about our citizens feeling safe and wanting to give back tot he community and actively use its programs.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member – Place 9
Serving Advisory Board Since: 2008
Favorite Grapevine Park: Botanical Garden/Heritage Park
Favorite Grapevine Trail: C. Shane Wilbanks Trail
Favorite Volunteer Opportunity: Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off
Dave and his wife have called Grapevine home since 2001, where they are raising their daughter. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Dave enjoys cycling, gardening and water sports. You can see Dave’s commitment to the upkeep of our city in his continued participation in the KGVB’s Adopt-a-Road program along with his KGVB Board membership, 2009 – 2015. Dave is committed to learning and regularly attends the state and regional conferences. Dave advocates for parks, safe cycling, and environmental responsibility. Dave is a Certified Financial Planner® with his office in Grapevine. Dave is a member of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Grapevine AMBUCS and Grapevine First United Methodist Church.
Jorge Rodriguez, GCISD School Board Liaison
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Board Liaison
Serving Advisory Board Since: August 2016, previously served for 2 additional years.
Favorite Grapevine Park: Botanical Gardens and Heritage Park
Favorite Grapevine Trail: Parr Park Trail
Favorite Volunteer Opportunity: Coaching youth basketball
Jorge Rodríguez and his family have been residents of Grapevine since 1995. Rodríguez has been on the GCISD School Board since 2008 and was the Board President in 2012 and 2013. Rodríguez has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master in business administration from the University of Dallas. He has worked in the telecommunications, automotive and defense industries for over 15 years. Rodríguez has coached youth soccer and basketball teams in Grapevine for the last 10 years.
Lina-Grace Assaad, GHS Student Liaison
Grapevine High School Student Liaison
Serving Advisory Board Since: July 2019
Lina-Grace has been a resident of Grapevine since 2002. LG is a Junior at Grapevine High School and participates on the Varsity Tennis team, Varsity Lacrosse Team, Junior Class Council as Historian, Photo Journalism Team, and Interact Club. She also serves as an officer in the Colleyville chapter of National Charity League (NCL) and spends hours volunteering in the community. She also participates in Young Life and is active in her church.