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  • Tyler Sharp

    Tyler Sharp is a photographer, writer, filmmaker, and Texas native. Traveling extensively on assignment throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific, Tyler has encountered primitive tribes, howled at wolves in the Siberian tundra, swam in the lakes of Kashmir, survived buffalo and lion attacks in Africa, and witnessed a terrorist attack in Pakistan. His interest in Texas History stems from time spent in his mother’s hometown of Nocona, where he has been documenting the rich history of the area over the past several years, the culmination of which is this Chisholm Trail Ride. Tyler attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied photography, video, philosophy, psychology, and Italian. He also studies the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. Tyler’s work has been showcased by numerous publications, including the National Geographic Archive, and has been exhibited by galleries in Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles. This will be his first 400-mile horseback ride.

  • Dr. Douglas Harman

    Doug began Harman Consulting after retiring as President and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau and as the City Manager of Fort Worth. He is a consultant, writer and public speaker on a variety of related industry topics. He has degrees in Political Science and a PhD in Urban Administration from the American University and was awarded “Certified Destination Management Executive” by the University of Calgary, Purdue University and the International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. He is a member and/or holds offices in the Tarrant County Historical Commission, Texas Historical Commission Lakes Trail Region, Texas Trail of Fame, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Trails Committee, Log Cabin Heritage Foundation, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Aviation Heritage, Van Zandt Cottage, Texas Association of Museum and Sister City. He has written more than 60 published articles appearing in professional journals as well as developed a number of museum exhibits on Texas, Fort Worth and Western heritage topics. For his efforts he has received numerous awards such as: Cowtown Legend, Legacy, Community Builder, Tall in Texas, American Spirit, and Leadership Fellow. Doug enjoys working at the museum because he loves history, artifacts and being with people.

  • Jill Campbell Jordan

    Jill Campbell Jordan is a fourth generation Texan with a love of all things Texas! She is the Executive Director for the Texas Lakes Trail Region, which is part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Heritage Trails Program. Jill works with state agencies, counties and cities, chambers of commerce and visitors bureaus, and attractions to promote and preserve the unique heritage, cultural, natural and leisure resources of the 31-county region. She has served as Director for the Texas Lakes Trail since 2005 and has worked with communities large and small on cooperative marketing projects to promote the region as a premier heritage tourism destination. A graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Anthropology, she has experience in cultural anthropology, tourism marketing, public relations, with an interest in Texas history.

  • Wayne Wood

    Wayne Wood has been a director of the Nocona Chamber of Commerce since 2005. He is also on the Nocona Chisholm Trail Rodeo Committee, the Montague County Historical Commission, a director of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of the Texas Historical Commission, and has served as a director on the board of the Tales “N” Trails Museum in Nocona. He holds a degree in Biology and Chemistry from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He and his wife Wanda have four children and eight grandchildren and live in Nocona where they raise cutting horses and hay on their Stack W Ranch. Wayne is actively involved in promoting the rich history of Texas, Montague County, and Nocona.

  • Steve Myers

    As an avid western historian, Steve has been interested in the history of the Chisholm Trail since he was a young boy. He grew up not too far from Abilene, Kansas, which was famous for being the last stop on the Chisholm Trail. His interest in the Chisholm Trail only deepened when he became a transplanted Texan over 30 years ago. Steve’s interest has become a passion for him, and as a result was appointed to the Tarrant County Historical Commission. He is also a board member with the Texas Heritage Trails’ Lakes Trail Region. Steve is an avid horseman, collects books and memorabilia on the history of the Chisholm Trail, and enjoys sharing the story with the public. He is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Chisholm Trail to become a National Historic Trail, bill H. R. 2849 in the 110th Congress.

  • Billy Cate

    Born in Texas, a true Texas cowboy, Billy Cate is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. This six-foot “Son of Texas” began his musical career at the age of 8. With a Gene Autry guitar and a 25-cent songbook, he learned to sing, yodel, play the guitar, and ride a horse all about the same time. Now, he keeps the Old West and cowboy music alive not only by performing in countless venues, but also in his own western setting, called Chisholm Town, that he and his wife built on the Old Chisholm Trail in the central Texas town of Cleburne. He is also a board member of the Texas Lakes Trail Region, and is part of the Johnson County Heritage Foundation. Together with his friend Steve Myers, Billy has helped install many historical markers along the Chisholm Trail in Texas.

  • Tyler Sharp

    Tyler Sharp is a photographer, writer, filmmaker, and Texas native. Traveling extensively on assignment throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific, Tyler has encountered primitive tribes, howled at wolves in the Siberian tundra, swam in the lakes of Kashmir, survived buffalo and lion attacks in Africa, and witnessed a terrorist attack in Pakistan. His interest in Texas History stems from time spent in his mother’s hometown of Nocona, where he has been documenting the rich history of the area over the past several years, the culmination of which is this Chisholm Trail Ride. Tyler attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied photography, video, philosophy, psychology, and Italian. He also studies the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. Tyler’s work has been showcased by numerous publications, including the National Geographic Archive, and has been exhibited by galleries in Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles. This will be his first 400-mile horseback ride.

  • Dr. Douglas Harman

    Doug began Harman Consulting after retiring as President and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau and as the City Manager of Fort Worth. He is a consultant, writer and public speaker on a variety of related industry topics. He has degrees in Political Science and a PhD in Urban Administration from the American University and was awarded “Certified Destination Management Executive” by the University of Calgary, Purdue University and the International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. He is a member and/or holds offices in the Tarrant County Historical Commission, Texas Historical Commission Lakes Trail Region, Texas Trail of Fame, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Trails Committee, Log Cabin Heritage Foundation, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Aviation Heritage, Van Zandt Cottage, Texas Association of Museum and Sister City. He has written more than 60 published articles appearing in professional journals as well as developed a number of museum exhibits on Texas, Fort Worth and Western heritage topics. For his efforts he has received numerous awards such as: Cowtown Legend, Legacy, Community Builder, Tall in Texas, American Spirit, and Leadership Fellow. Doug enjoys working at the museum because he loves history, artifacts and being with people.

  • Jill Campbell Jordan

    Jill Campbell Jordan is a fourth generation Texan with a love of all things Texas! She is the Executive Director for the Texas Lakes Trail Region, which is part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Heritage Trails Program. Jill works with state agencies, counties and cities, chambers of commerce and visitors bureaus, and attractions to promote and preserve the unique heritage, cultural, natural and leisure resources of the 31-county region. She has served as Director for the Texas Lakes Trail since 2005 and has worked with communities large and small on cooperative marketing projects to promote the region as a premier heritage tourism destination. A graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Anthropology, she has experience in cultural anthropology, tourism marketing, public relations, with an interest in Texas history.

  • Wayne Wood

    Wayne Wood has been a director of the Nocona Chamber of Commerce since 2005. He is also on the Nocona Chisholm Trail Rodeo Committee, the Montague County Historical Commission, a director of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of the Texas Historical Commission, and has served as a director on the board of the Tales “N” Trails Museum in Nocona. He holds a degree in Biology and Chemistry from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He and his wife Wanda have four children and eight grandchildren and live in Nocona where they raise cutting horses and hay on their Stack W Ranch. Wayne is actively involved in promoting the rich history of Texas, Montague County, and Nocona.

  • Steve Myers

    As an avid western historian, Steve has been interested in the history of the Chisholm Trail since he was a young boy. He grew up not too far from Abilene, Kansas, which was famous for being the last stop on the Chisholm Trail. His interest in the Chisholm Trail only deepened when he became a transplanted Texan over 30 years ago. Steve’s interest has become a passion for him, and as a result was appointed to the Tarrant County Historical Commission. He is also a board member with the Texas Heritage Trails’ Lakes Trail Region. Steve is an avid horseman, collects books and memorabilia on the history of the Chisholm Trail, and enjoys sharing the story with the public. He is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Chisholm Trail to become a National Historic Trail, bill H. R. 2849 in the 110th Congress.

  • Billy Cate

    Born in Texas, a true Texas cowboy, Billy Cate is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. This six-foot “Son of Texas” began his musical career at the age of 8. With a Gene Autry guitar and a 25-cent songbook, he learned to sing, yodel, play the guitar, and ride a horse all about the same time. Now, he keeps the Old West and cowboy music alive not only by performing in countless venues, but also in his own western setting, called Chisholm Town, that he and his wife built on the Old Chisholm Trail in the central Texas town of Cleburne. He is also a board member of the Texas Lakes Trail Region, and is part of the Johnson County Heritage Foundation. Together with his friend Steve Myers, Billy has helped install many historical markers along the Chisholm Trail in Texas.