Chyna Vincent – Board Member

Hi,  my name is Chyna Vincent I was raised in Cooke County the majority of my life and graduated from Callisburg ISD. After graduation I completed my degree in Agricultural Media and Communications at West Texas A&M University. I have worked in the employee benefits world for the last 6 years and I am benefits broker at Clark|Adamson Insurance.

 My husband, Josh and our two kids, Jax and Pearl own a show pig operation, where we raise and sell show pigs to kids who participate in FFA and 4-H.  

Darin Allred – Board Member

Darin is a Gainesville native who currently serves as the Director of Marketing at North Texas Medical Center, as well as the Executive Director of the NTMC Foundation. After graduating from Texas Tech University, he worked in the media for several years, serving as the Sports Editor and Managing Editor of the Gainesville Daily Register, and Sports Director at KGAF Radio. Since 2016, he has hosted Cooke County SportsTalk, a weekly show highlighting local athletes and coaches. In addition to the Chamber Board, Darin serves on the Cooke County United Way Board of Directors, and the Gainesville ISD Education Foundation Board. He is also a member of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club.

Kristi Hamilton – Board Member

l am co-owner of Premiere Real Estate, Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate, Lake Kiowa Realty, Kiowa Station, Kiowa Spirits, and Subway at Kiowa Station. I moved to the area in 1992 and have deep roots here, marrying into a family with several generations of Cooke County residents. I love and value our community, and I am excited to have the opportunity to serve and give back locally as a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Watching the growth in Gainesville over the past 30 years has been truly amazing. I love seeing all the new businesses and residents that have been welcomed into our extended community as well as supporting the many successful established businesses here.

Dr. Van Miller – Board Member

While I have served as chief financial officer at community colleges in Texas for almost 15 years, my current tenure as Vice Chancellor Fiscal Affairs here at North Central Texas College began in April 2019. While I am relatively new to Cooke County, I am a native Texan and my wife, Ann, and I have three grown sons, all living in the Metroplex. I look forward to the opportunity to represent and serve the business community of Gainesville and Cooke County.”

John Ausmus – Board Member

John joined Zimmerer Kubota & Equipment in August of 2021.  He came to ZK after 25 years in the Office Technology industry with a focus on Managed Print Services. John became the Store Manager at Zimmerer Kubota in Gainesville in October of 2022.

My goals for being on the Board for the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce will focus on helping businesses prosper and grow, find ways to increase job opportunities, contribute to the overall economic stability of the community, promote a system of competitive marketing, focus on the interests of small businesses in a local area, provide resources that help businesses save money and market their products, and finally, promote and protect the interests of its members.

Outside of working as the Store Manager at ZK Gainesville, John likes to play golf, coach/watch baseball and spend time with his wife Jacque.  John and Jacque have 2 sons and daughters-in-law, 4 grandchildren and 2 dog children.  John is an Alumni of Hardin Simmons University, and he attends Cottonwood Creek Church with Jacque.

Personal life note:  John has been involved with baseball in some fashion for the last 30+ years.  He was an assistant coach at Hardin Simmons University, Head Baseball Coach at Eastfield College, Scout with the Cincinnati Reds, Scout with the San Diego Padres and currently coaches with United Baseball Club.  John was a baseball umpire in the Big 12, Conference USA, Mountain West Conference, Western Athletic Conference, and the Missouri Valley Conference.  He enjoyed umpiring many conference tournaments and NCAA post season tournaments in his career.

Amberly Sanborn – Board Member

I am a lifetime resident of Cooke County. I began my career with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services Investigations.

I have recently transitioned to make CASA my career of choice and to serve as a community outreach and training specialist. With the focus on children, we are partnering with all Cooke County school districts. Our goal is to assist teachers by offering social emotional well-being curriculums that develop and strengthen our local mental health resolutions.