Board of Directors

Stephanie Frost, Board Chair, is a stay-at-home mom with a passion for volunteering. She was a driving force behind the development and creation of Fortress YDC’s preschool program, where she volunteered on a weekly basis for many years. She joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and began serving as its Chairperson in 2015.


Kirk Lundblade, Treasurer, is an investment banker with Silvermark Partners LLC. He has served on Fortress YDC’s Financial Stewardship Committee since 2008, and joined its Board of Directors in 2010.


Danny Phillips, Board Member, is a rancher and investor. He serves on numerous boards throughout Tarrant County and the country, including Abilene Christian University and Pepperdine University. Danny has served on the Fortress board since 2006, and as its Chairman from 2007-2015.

 


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Russ Garrison, Board Member, is President of SEDALCO Construction Services in Fort Worth, Texas. He served as a mentor in Fortress YDC’s Ignite Mentoring Program from 2010-2014 and joined the Board of Directors in 2013.

 


Lynn Kelly, Board Member, is an attorney who has been practicing law in North Texas since 1989, currently concentrating in employment law and civil litigation.  Lynn is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Pepperdine University School of Law.  She lives in Fort Worth with her husband, son and rescue Yorkie, Bach. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and currently chairs our Auction Committee.


Sam Petty, Board Member, is Co-President of Venture Mechanical, Inc., a local company which has supported Fortress financially since 2013. He became involved with Fortress as a volunteer in 2015, discovering a passion for our mission and taking on an integral fundraising role as part of the capital campaign for our preschool. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and chairs our Development Committee.


Bobby Steed, Board Member, and his wife Cindy have four daughters and have fostered children in Georgia and Texas. While in Georgia, Bobby worked Operations for a Christian School mission in Trujillo, Honduras. Bobby currently worships with the Southside church of Christ, where he and his wife serve in a tutoring mission to children in the Southside neighborhood. He works at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and joined the Board of Directors in 2016.


Ronnie Rohde, Board Member, is an advertising, marketing, and sales professional currently residing in Colleyville, Texas. Previously, Ronnie had a career in radio advertising sales for about 20 years in three top markets – Austin, Houston, and Dallas. She studied Business & Marketing at Tarleton State University and received her MBA in 1993. Ronnie was active in Delta Zeta sorority and Pi Sigma Epsilon Marketing Fraternity while attending school. Ronnie joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and currently sits on our Auction Committee.


Jason Brown, Board Member, is the Community Minister at Legacy Church of Christ and a LPC-Intern counseling couples, individuals, and students. He has volunteered at Fortress for many years both in his capacity as a church leader and counselor. He received his B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University. Jason joined the Board of Directors in 2016.


Sherrie Alexander, Board Member, is Director of Fort Worth Christian's The Klubhouse Child Care offering licensed before and after school care, and The "Little" Klubhouse, a full-time preschool serving the community. She is also a lead teacher and handles curriculum development. For the last 7 years, she, along with the Fort Worth Christian Athletic Department, has hosted an annual "Fortress/FWC Night" where Fortress kids join student athletes on the sidelines at a FWC football game. She joined Fortress's Board of Directors in 2016.