Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Ashton Anderson

President of the Board

Ashton is a native west Texan having grown up in Colorado City, graduating from Washburn University School of Law and eventually opening his own practice here in Abilene. Ashton has served his community through multiple organizations and has been with Keep Abilene Beautiful for the past 6 years.

Email me: ashton.anderson@abileneboards.org

Jamie Dalzell

President-Elect

Jamie is a licensed realtor located in Abilene, TX. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Landmarks Commission and Texas Association of Realtors. Jamie was appointed to the Board of Directors for Keep Abilene Beautiful in 2019.

Email me: jamie.dalzell@abileneboards.org

Dr. Ifeoluwa ‘Tobi’ Popoola

Treasurer

Tobi is an Asst. Professor at McMurry University with a Ph.D. held in Management. He has volunteered in multiple church beautification projects and enjoys serving his community.

Email me: tobi.popoola@abileneboards.org

Della Beasely

Secretary

Della is a Registered Nurse now retired from her profession. She was employed at Hendrick Medical Center for 22 years. She has served in multiple offices with the local philharmonic.

Email me: della.beasely@abileneboards.org

Jared Bailey

Board of Director

Jared is a commercial lender at Western Bank in Abilene. He is a Hardin Simmons graduate and has served on various civic organization boards such as the Abilene Rotary Club. He is an active member at the local chamber and got involved with Keep Abilene Beautiful to give back to his local community.

Email me: jbailey@westernbank.com | 325-260-9612

Cristal Murillo

Board of Director

Cristal is the Sales Manager for KTXS. She has worked in the marketing and advertising industry for over 17 years. Cristal has raised her family in Abilene and joined the Keep Abilene Beautiful board as a way to give back to a wonderful community.

Email me: cristal.murillo@abileneboards.org

AKANE THAXTON

Board of Director

Akane has been a part of the Abilene community for a while now. She graduated from ACU with a degree in Communications, is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and a current employee for the DCOA.

Email me: akane.thaxton@abileneboards.org

Brylee Ellison

Board of Director

Brylee is a Health Insurance Advisor with Marsh & McLennan Agency. Her creative insight, involvement and volunteer attitude while serving on the Jackson Elementary PTO made her a perfect choice to serve here at Keep Abilene Beautiful as beautification and enrichment programs were projects that were successful under her leadership.

Email me: brylee.ellison@abileneboards.org

Reagan Van Coutren

Board of Director

Reagan is a graduate of Baylor University with experience in anthropology and forensic science. She has received multiple awards for her research and moved to Abilene with family after graduation. Now she wants to serve the community of Abilene and has a heart of environmental responsibility and beautification.

Email me: reagan.vancoutren@abileneboards.org

Alexandra Richardson

Board of Director

Alexandra is a graduate from Hardin Simmons and currently works for Texas State Technical College. While at HSU she served on the Student Government Association as both President and Vice President. Her ideals, dedication and wanting to serve the citizens of Abilene is why she is in a leadership position here at Keep Abilene Beautiful.

Email me: alexandra.richardson@abileneboards.org

Laurie Miller-Ooi

Board of Director

Laurie is employed at McMurry University having recently graduated from Hardin Simmons University. She has served as an advocate or volunteer on both the International Rescue Committee and Taylor County Election Office. She is currently the Vice President of the Texas Young Democrats. Her desire to be active in Abilene and focus her efforts on the well being of Abilene community spaces brought her to Keep Abilene Beautiful.

Email me: laurie.millerooi@abileneboards.org

Katherine Beeman

Executive Director

Katherine made her way to Abilene via Colorado and has lived in the Abilene Region for 26 years. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and has worked in healthcare, education and the energy sector. Her last 7 years have been focused on business and nonprofit startups. She currently is employed by the City of Abilene as the Public Education, Information and Outreach professional for Stormwater services and the Executive Director for Keep Abilene Beautiful.

Email me: katherine.beeman@abilenetx.gov | 325-660-6417


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