Sarah Nash, an East Coast native, made her first move to the Lone Star State in 2007 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Industry Management at Philadelphia University where she served as both the VP of Recruitment and President of her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. After 4 years of living in Austin and Houston, her fashion career took her to New York City for 5 years where she connected with the New York Young Republican Club and became involved in political activism. Eager to return to the greatest state in the nation, Sarah settled in Dallas in 2016 and quickly became active with the Dallas Young Republican Club where she continues to share her passion for millennial outreach, amateur taxidermy, and all things Texas. In 2017, Sarah was named the Dallas YR Woman of the Year as well as the DCRP Young Republican of the Year.
In addition to her work with Dallas Young Republicans, Sarah is also actively involved with the scholarship committee of the North Texas alumni chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and her local Jewish community.
Vice President of Membership
Vice President of Treasury
Charlie is originally from Holland, Michigan, and has been active in politics since 2012. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in economics. Kolean works at Fidelity Investments and enjoys golfing, sailing and spending time with his family.
Vice President of Communications
Bonnie is from Fort Worth, TX – she went to school at Texas Tech University receiving a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. After graduating she moved to Dallas where she danced for the Dallas Mavericks for five seasons and then worked on their social media team doing in game promotions. During the presidential primaries, Bonnie served on Marco Rubio’s leadership team in North Texas and ran the social media sites. She currently works at Marine One as a dealer service representative.
Community Service Director
Shelby Whitson, a native of Colorado, moved to Texas to attend TCU. After graduating in three years with degrees in political science and journalism, she moved to Dallas to pursue her passion for politics. Shelby is currently the District Director for Representative Morgan Meyer in District 108, which encompasses a large part of Dallas and the Park Cities. She is actively involved with several Republican and non-profit organizations. She serves on the Dallas Young Republican Board as the Community Service Director and is looking forward to connecting young professionals to areas of need in the community.
Kathryn is a Government Affairs Associate for the National Athletic Trainers Association. Prior to joining NATA, Kathryn served in various capacities for hometown Congressman Pete Sessions as well as Central Texas Congressman Roger Williams. She received Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University.
Houstoun is the Director of Business Development for Magner Enterprises, LLC, a small family business he recently co-founded. He previously practiced international tax for two years at Deloitte Tax, LLP, where he helped advise clients in global tax planning and compliance. Houstoun received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting degrees from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he was a BBA Scholar and an active member of the SMU College Republicans and the SMU Sailing Team. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas and is a member of the AICPA and TSBPA.
Houstoun is also active in a number of civic organizations in Dallas. He currently serves as Chairman and was past President of the Honor Guard, whose members support the annual Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Presentation Ball, which is the largest fundraiser for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League and supports the community outreach programs of the Dallas Symphony Association. He is the most recent recipient of the Lois Monk Watson award for outstanding service to the Honor Guard and Symphony League and is working on a book commemorating the first thirty years of the Presentation Ball and Honor Guard. Houstoun was recently appointed to the Honor Guard Board of Governors as a Junior Governor.
Houstoun is also a member of the IBEX Business Club, the Salvation Army Echelon, the Dallas Safari Club Conservation Society, Ducks Unlimited, and the Dallas Petroleum Club.
Chris Ford is an independent technology project management and Quality Assurance consultant. Previously, he was in an executive leadership development program at General Motors Financial. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Baylor University. There he served as President of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, was on the rowing team and served as a group leader in his church.
Chris is a lifelong conservative and became active in the Dallas County Young Republicans upon graduation. In early 2016, he was awarded the Dallas County Young Republican of the Year award at the county’s Reagan Day dinner and was elected as Communications Director of Dallas YR. Also active in the county party, he has served as a Dallas GOP precinct chair since 2015. During the Presidential primaries, Chris served on Marco Rubio’s leadership team in North Texas. In May 2016, he was elected as a Republican National Convention delegate from his congressional district to represent Ted Cruz. He also served as an Election Judge in both the primary and general elections, running and managing both. Chris knows that growing the conservative cause begins at the grassroots. He was appointed in August 2016 as Chairman of the Dallas Young Republicans and coordinated Dallas YR’s grassroots election efforts. At the end of the year, Dallas YR was awarded by the Dallas GOP for being one of the top phone banking clubs in the county.
Chris was re-elected as Chairman of the Dallas Young Republicans in January 2017. Under his leadership, the club has grown to over 170 members, making it the largest Young Republican club in the Texas. He has also served as the Texas Young Republican Federation’s Treasurer since August 2016. In addition to politics, Chris serves on the Welcoming committee at his church, Church of the Incarnation. He recently became the Financial Advisor to the Beta Theta Pi chapter at Texas Christian University.