Board Members

Phillip Clark – President
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Phillip Clark is from Weatherford, TX where his family has a successful dental implant manufacturing business. Phillip attended Texas A&M University Commerce where he studied photography. He currently works as a materials specialist for a company in Irving, TX.

Phillip is an avid distance biker – the pedal kind – and minimalist camper. He also enjoys hunting, target shooting and off roading. Both an adventurer through nature and life.

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Nick Gillick – Vice President


Nick Gillick grew up in Princeton, Texas where he graduated in 2002. After high school, he attended TAMUC in Commerce, Texas and joined the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity where he served as the House and Grounds Chair. Nick attributes much of his early adult development to experiences and lessons gained by being involved with Delta Tau Delta.

After college, Nick began exploring careers and businesses ownership. In 2007, he met and married Christina Gillick. Together they imagined and launched an e-retail product line known as As a result, Nick has worn many hats (from production to sales), each one further expanding his entrepreneurial spirit and skills. He is currently developing the Octagonal Cabin Kit.

Nick lives East of Farmersville, Texas on a Century farm (owned and farmed by his wife’s family since 1874). He enjoys hunting, camping, building cabins, off roading, and many other outdoor activities.

You can see what shenanigans Nick is up to on his Facebook page

David Hitt – Treasurer

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David grew up in Plano, Texas where he graduated in 2007. After that he studied Finance and Accounting at Texas A&M-Commerce. David is an aspiring entrepreneur currently developing multiple business interests in the biomedical field and retail therapies.

David is married to Courtney Hitt and together they have a son David IV.

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Jeff Amis – Secretary

Jeff grew up in Plano, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University Commerce and is an alumni of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Delta Tau Delta.

Jeff works for a major insurance company investigating worker’s comp claims. Jeff is also a connoisseur of cheeseburgers – plain and dry. Jeff has also lead his sports trivia team to multiple Pluckers sports trivia championships.

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Rene Griffin – Senior Voting Member and Advisor


Rene Griffin is from Commerce, Tx. After graduating from Commerce High he attended East Texas State University – TAMUC – where he studied Science, Biology, and Math. Rene graduated from ET in 1975. Rene is Vice President of Texas Book Company. Rene resides in Rockwall (Heath), TX.

“My business partner (Brent Dyer–Commerce High and Delt at ETSU) and I have been in the college textbook business since college. It’s great to get to pick your friends, and get to pick the people you work with ALSO! I take great pleasure in helping my employees succeed at work and in life.
My real passion is travel. My favorite hot spot is a seat on an American Airlines airplane. Sitting there means I am on the way to a great resort destination, or am returning from a great vacation with a few souvenirs and a head-full of great memories.
I really enjoy playing golf at resort destinations, fine dining at new restaurants, attending sporting events, cooking, and entertaining friends at my house.
Past trips include: Hawaii(17 times), Mexico(22), New Orleans(65), Las Vegas(56), Hong Kong, Belize(2), Canada(7), Alaska, Tahiti, France(3), Greek Islands, 40 different Caribbean Islands, London(2), Costa Rica, Istanbul, Swiss Alps, Galapagos Islands, New Zealand. Yes, I do love to travel!!!”

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