The Chamber leadership is a dedicated group of area volunteers committed to preserving the historic charm of Buffalo Gap while embracing its new growth opportunities.
Chamber of Commerce Board
Nathan Lowry Chairman of the Board
President & CEO, Big Country Title
Nathan moved to the Big Country in 2005 and attended Hardin-Simmons University. He joined the Chamber board in 2021. He and his wife, Misty – a Big Country native – own Big Country Title. They have three active children and an English pointer. The Lowrys live just outside the city limits of Buffalo Gap and enjoy the quality of life that our community offers. You can find them roaming The Gap on any given weekend.
Rhonda Moore Vice Chairman
Owner, Buffalo Gap Lodging
Rhonda is a founding member of the Chamber and chairs the Welcome Committee and several special events committees. She, husband Lee, and their children, settled just outside Buffalo Gap in 2004, and became deeply rooted to the community. Rhonda enjoys hospitality and owns Buffalo Gap Lodging LLC.
Lota Zoth Board Treasurer
Founder, Inspired Services
Lota Zoth leads Inspired Services, an organization dedicated to bettering communities. The volunteer Executive Director of Buffalo Gap’s own Camp Able, Lota is a CPA who is heavily recruited to be on global for-profit boards. No matter how far she roams in her corporate role, though, she is always delighted to come home to Buffalo Gap where she is often seen hanging out with Santa Claus and two adorable King Charles Spaniels.
Michael Hull Board Secretary
Founding Partner; Cedar Gap Wealth Management
Michael Hull is a founding partner of Cedar Gap Wealth Management in Abilene. He grew up in the small West Texas town of Rotan, which instilled a love for small-town living. He loves hunting, shooting sporting clays, and an occasional round of golf. Michael serves on the Jim Ned Little League board and enjoys coaching youth sports. He and his wife, Natalie, are huge community supporters, and, with their son, Tyler, are happy to call Buffalo Gap home.
Camela Balcomb Board Member
Executive Director, Shades of Hope
Cam Balcomb is the Executive Director of Shades of Hope, an almost-secret jewel in Buffalo Gap that helps people throughout the nation battle addiction. She moved here from the DFW Metroplex in 1988. Camela has always had a passion of serving others and helping those who need a hand up. She appreciates the quiet life Buffalo Gap has to offer and is interested in enhancing positive growth in the community while preserving the quaintness and ambiance of the Buffalo Gap community. She has one son who currently attends Missouri Baptist University.
Cody Cox Board Member
Project Manager, Camp Able
An area resident since 2004, Cody and his wife, Heather, daughter Avery, 3 dogs, 23 chickens, 1 turkey, 8 rabbits, 1 cat, and a miniature horse named Bow live just outside the city limits. He works for a local non-profit that provides therapeutic riding services to special-needs individuals. He enjoys the blessing of small-town living and works relentlessly to preserve old traditions in The Gap while creating new ones that showcase the lifestyle we all know and love.
Jeff Dressen Board Member
Senior Loan Officer, SWBC Mortgage
Jeff, our previous Board Chairman, was born and raised in Taylor County and takes pride that his family has been here for 100 years. A founding member of the Chamber and a former Texas Tech student, Jeff and his wife, Trish, have two boys and a girl, and all are committed to helping Buffalo Gap maintain its charm and charisma while it welcomes rapid new growth.
Trish Dressen Board Member
President & CEO, six27 Creative Company
Trish grew up in Abilene and has fond memories of the Buffalo Gap Arts Festival, trips to the Flea Market, and frequenting Deutschlander’s Catfish House while growing up in the area. She and her husband, Jeff, are proud to raise their children in Buffalo Gap and usher in a new generation to help preserve the history and heritage of this area as members of the Chamber board.
Lisa Perini Board Member
Co-Owner, Perini Ranch Steakhouse and Country Market
Lisa has been a driving force in creating the Buffalo Gap Chamber, most recently serving as Treasurer. A previous Chamber executive herself, she also helped develop the Texas Heritage Trails Program. As co-owner of several area businesses, she served as president of the Texas State Restaurant Association. She and her husband, Tom, are dedicated to preserving the country way of life in our community while welcoming newcomers from all walks of life.
Nancy Henderson Ex Officio
Co-Founder, Camp Able
Nancy moved to Buffalo Gap in 1945 and has been here ever since. She rode her horse to school when it was still in the Presbyterian College, prior to the Jim Ned days. She served as Regional Executive Director for the Girl Scouts Council and was a co-founder of Camp Able in Buffalo Gap, where she continues to serve on the board. She is also a founding member of the Buffalo Gap Chamber and, as such, has a forever-place on our board as a non-voting Ex Officio member.