Highlights from the TEDC Annual Conference

For the last 10 years, Ryan and Stacey Nash have been sharing their homegrown talents with the Marble Falls community.  The couple is part of an increasing number of Marble Falls High School graduates who have chosen to return to operate businesses and lead our city into its next stages of growth and development.

Stacey attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1999 with a degree in communications.  After graduation, she moved to Houston, was certified as a teacher, and taught 4th grade for three years in the Alief ISD.  She then moved back to Marble Falls and taught 4th grade at Packsaddle Elementary School in Kingsland for one year.  She opened Smartie Pantz, a “fun and funky” boutique specializing in women’s apparel in Downtown Marble Falls, in May of 2003.

Ryan is also a graduate of UT Austin—in fact, he graduated at the top of his class with a BS in Architectural Engineering in 2002.  Ryan remained in Austin after graduation and worked for the commercial construction company Bartlett Cocke General Contractors.  He returned to Marble Falls in 2004 to join the family construction company, Nash Builders, Ltd., and specialize in residential, light commercial, and multi-family projects in the areas surrounding Marble Falls.

Ryan and Stacey got married in 2004.  They have three children: Isabelle (9), Leah (7), and Owen (5).

Stacey served on the CASA board and is a graduate of the Marble Falls Chamber’s Leadership Highland Lakes program.  She was actively involved in the Historic Main Street Association and has served in several capacities on Marble Falls ISD committees, including the District Educational Improvement Committee and the Campus Educational Improvement Committee.  She is currently the Vice President of the Marble Falls Elementary School PTO.

In addition to coaching youth soccer, softball, and tee-ball, Ryan is currently in his second term on the Marble Falls City Council.  In both general elections, he was the leading vote-getter.  He also serves on the City’s Hotel Occupancy Tax advisory committee and is a past president of the Hill Country Builders Association.

When asked about their vision for Marble Falls, the Nashes would like to see the community grow as the economic hub for the area and a destination for tourism.  They would like to see continued reinvestment in the city’s infrastructure, parks, and community assets.  Perhaps most of all, they would like to be proud of how the community handled the growth of our area.

If you would like to explore opportunities for expanding or relocating your business into Marble Falls, get in touch with us today.  We look forward to hearing from you.