MEET OUR STAFF AND BOARD
Rebekah Tackett is a mother and much more! She has two children that she is very proud of, Ben and Lucy, both attending college in Stephenville, at Tarleton State University. Additionally, she has been a licensed Texas Real Estate agent since 2014. She has been very blessed in building her business and in 2017 was given the opportunity to purchase Infinity Realty. A long term icon in the Stephenville area, and is also where she got her start. She is currently enrolled in continuing education for a Brokers license in 2019. She currently has 6 agents sponsored, including her son Ben, who obtained his license when he was 18 years old. They work closely together. She also has several other agents in training.
In 2015 she crossed paths with COH. She believed in our vision in making nice housing obtainable for low income families. She has placed clients that are very grateful and are currently living in one of our remodeled homes!
She believes that Real estate is not just about making a living, it is about forming relationships, helping others and educating her clients to make the best decision for their situation.
PAULA CHRISTIAN - SECRETARY
Victor has been in the remodeling business for over 15 years and has been with COH for the last three years taking care of the repair needs of our tenants and properties. He has been a valuable part of our organization not only in the capacity of maintenance supervisor, but also remodeling of additional low-income homes we have purchased and his continued help in completing the service projects we do for the communities.
PRESIDENT - TAMRA GARDNER
Tamra has been a business owner for over 22 years and prides herself in her people skills and relationships with others with the same drive to help those who need it. Tamra has a bachelors in marketing from Howard Payne University and her first job was for Zig Ziglar corporation motivating and helping others in business for 8 years. Tamra has spent many hours volunteering on construction projects and overseeing the every day operations of COH for the past 4 years. She is the proud mother of 3 grown children and has been married to her loving husband Darrell Gardner with DLG Services for over 28 years.
Dr Linda Gray is a nonprofit business consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Associate Consultant with the National Academic Consulting Services a nonprofit management business with expertise in nonprofit start ups, nonprofit management, grant research and development for Churches, grassroots faith-based organizations and community nonprofits. Other services include Charter and Private School start ups. Co-Founder of the R L Gray Community Development Outreach, Inc. a nonprofit organization providing support to children and families in South Dallas and financial support to Mama Muxima Orphanage and Consoladora dos Aflitos Orphanages in Luanda Angola Africa and the Almighty Arms Liberia Street Outreach Ministry in Monrovia Liberia. Professional affiliated memberships include the National Association of Professional Women, American Association of Grant Professionals, National Grants Management Association and dear to her heart a Certified Business Mentor for SCORE Chapter in Dallas, Texas for 13 years. She has successfully helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations in receiving technical assistance in IRS 501C3 certification. Has secured over 5.5 million dollars in grant awards.
Anthony G. Fant is proficient in Non-Profit Law and Accounting with 18+ years of professional work experience developing and implementing growth strategies for small businesses, churches and other nonprofits. He specializes in developing affordable housing, small businesses, schools, credit unions, and specialized hospitals while generating over $200 million for community outreach programs through grants, corporate sponsorship, real estate and other Major Gift & Planned Giving Strategies
JACK CLIFFORD - BOARD MEMBER
Ben Tackett was born and raised in Erath County. He is 22 years old and became a Texas Licensed Real Estate at the age of 18. He served on the Bluff Dale Volunteer Fire Department from 2014-2015. His degree of study is Business Management which compliments his pursuit in real estate. He plans on developing a career in real estate and is currently working together with his mom, which helps him gain great experience and knowledge of the legalities, paper work, customer service and many other aspects of real estate transactions. After obtaining his broker’s license, he wants to start his own commercial real estate brokerage company, sponsoring several agents.
Darrell Gardner has been the owner/operator of DLG Services for 24 years. A commercial building supply office finish out and residential remodeling business. They are fully bonded and insured up to $2 million and are also licensed in HVAC mechanical contracting. Darrell manages several service crews of licensed plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters and general maintenance personnel. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of construction, permits, inspections, project development and management. Darrell is experienced in ground up new construction and complete remodels. Darrell Gardner, has a heart for giving and helping others.
REBEKAH TACKETT - BOARD MEMBER
VICTOR GOMEZ – MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
DR. LINDA GRAY - ADVISOR
Paula has over 11 years of experience in the bank industry and is currently the Branch Manager of First State Bank of Central Texas. Her knowledge of banking and finance has been invaluable to the success of COH. Paula has also spent her life volunteering her time to help others and has led numerous mission minded trips and projects over the years. She and her husband have been married 42 years and ran a family dairy operation for over 20 years. This developed great people skills along with 7 years in the retail industry. She has been blessed with 4 lovely children.
BRADLEY GARDNER –INVENTORY/WAREHOUSE MANAGER
DARRELL GARDNER - ADVISOR
ANTHONY FANT - LEGAL COUNSEL
Jack Clifford Williams graduated Angelo State Univeristy in 1975 with a BA in History and a minor in English. His primary background has been in the airline and travel industries while working at Braniff International, Braniff Inc, and American Express Travel. Mr. Williams has always been a huge supporter of the Arts and Humanities, having had two music teachers in his family. Starting in 2004, Mr. Williams has been a Fund Advisor for The Dr. Jo Margaret Williams Youth Concert Memorial Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas. This program supports String Music Programs in Dallas. Mr. Williams resides in Allen, Texas.
BEN TACKETT - ADVISOR
Bradley has a great work ethic and has been a vital part of our part-time staff in keeping our in-kind inventory and donations picked up and organized. He also helps with the repairs of our properties as needed and continues to donate his time and talent to complete our community service projects. He is a fulltime employee Powell Enterprises for the past 5 years and brings his mechanical knowledge to help COH where needed.