Holly is from the small community of Eula outside of Abilene, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, class of ‘09, and studied Agricultural Leadership & Development and minored in Tourism Resource Management. She attended and completed the Texas Travel Industry Associations 3-year program “Travel & Tourism College” and received a designation as a Certified Tourism Executive. Holly’s mother has always been an inspiration and role model to her. With skills and accomplishments in marketing, community development, hospitality, community relations, and tourism, Holly’s mother has been very influential to Holly and has helped mold her into the person she is today. Holly’s family always emphasized the importance of travel, visiting museums, and learning more about our history and the different cultures from around the world. When she’s not at work, Holly loves to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, hunt/fish, swim, travel, and play with her dog Leo.