Robert Fallis, Jr (Bob)
Bob Fallis moved to Marble Falls in 1979 and is currently self-employed as a Home Planner / Designer. Bob’s deep roots in the Highland Lakes community include involvement with the Granite Country Youth Soccer Association for 40 years. He has also served six years on the Marble Falls City Council and 12 years on the Marble Falls Planning and Zoning and Parks and Recreation Commissions.
Bob brings three years of experience as the Vice President for the Capital Area Youth Soccer Association and two years as a USSSA Texas State Soccer Representative.
“I have coached many youth sports in addition to soccer and believe that athletic activities help young people grow to become healthy adults.”
Brad Goebel grew up in Cuero, Tx. playing every sport he could think of. He earned a scholarship to Baylor University where he was the starting Quarterback for 4 years. Brad went on to success in the NFL playing for five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and Jacksonville Jaguars. Currently, Brad is a real estate broker with Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty in Horseshoe Bay, Tx.
Brad has been very active in the community promoting healthy activities for children and coaching his son’s local basketball and baseball teams. He has also hosted the Brad Goebel Football Camp and the “Brad Bowl” in the past and has been active in the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, having served on their Board of Directors.
Brad is also a Board Director of the Baylor B Letterwinner’s Association and the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club. Brad’s other membership affiliations include the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, The Texas Wildlife Association, NFLPA, and the NFL Alumni Association. Brad and his wife, Kristi, reside in Marble Falls, Tx. Brad has a daughter, Kylie, who is 20 and son, Gage, 10.
“Having lived in the Marble Falls area for the last 25 years, I have seen other communities grow and provide fabulous sports fields/complex for their youth. Marble Falls has sat idle and ignored their aging facilities. The time is now to push for facilities and sports fields for our youth, the future of this community.”
Abraham Santillan was born in Weslaco, Texas and at the age of twelve moved to Searcy, Arkansas. There, he graduated from high school and attended a year at Harding University before joining the Army Infantry for three years, serving at Ft. Campbell, Ky and Camp Casey, Korea during his service.
Abraham was honorably discharged as a Specialist and lived in Atlanta and Nashville before moving to Marble Falls to be closer to his parents. He graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a major in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Business Administration. Abraham is a seasoned sales executive and currently works as an Outside Sales Representative for a heavy equipment company.
Abraham grew up playing soccer, baseball and football and participated in adult league sports as well as coach 12 and under youth soccer teams in the local Marble Falls community. He also served as an adviser to the local youth soccer board.
Abraham and his wife recently had their first child and plan to plant their roots in Marble Falls where both of their families currently reside. Abraham and Allison attend church at Life Marble Falls, love God and keep Him at the center of their lives.
“I feel that this community is growing, whether we like it or not. I feel it’s time this community starts setting down a good foundation for the future, and sports is at the heart of it. I also feel that it’s time for, out with the old, in with the new.”
Christina Hartley was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. After spending countless summers with her grandparents on Lake LBJ, she moved to Kingsland with her family at the age of 15. Christina graduated from Llano High School in 1998 and went on to attend the University of Texas in San Antonio and later UT Austin where she majored in elementary education and graduated with a degree in Applied Learning and Development in 2003. While in college, Christina married her high school sweetheart and the couple still live in Highland Haven.
Christina started her career working at Marble Falls High School in the daycare program for teen moms and later taught at Highland Lakes Elementary in Granite Shoals. Christina served as a member of the Campus Educational Improvement Committee and the District Educational Improvement Committee. After teaching for two years at Marble Falls Elementary, Christina joined the family business where she currently works alongside her husband at Lake LBJ Marineland as the finance manager.
Christina completed her master’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University in Educational Leadership and Administration. There she gained her principal certification and completed over 160 hours of internship in educational leadership while serving as a member of the MFISD district curriculum project.
Sports became one of Christina’s life passions due to her children’s love of sports. Her husband coached their oldest daughter for several years in the Marble Falls Youth League before she joined a select softball team in 2015. Now they travel all over the country to watch her play while their two youngest currently play softball and baseball in Marble Falls.
“I want Marble Falls and the surrounding areas to invest in our children and our growing community. Research shows that children who are active in sports are more successful in school, more likely to go to college, become productive at work, less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol, and live healthier lives. A sports complex will not only help our children but help our community prosper as well. We need step up and show our support and dedication to the future of our community by building a sports complex.”
Magen Rutland was born and raised in the small city of Santa Fe on the Texas Gulf Coast. Her and her husband, TJ, are childhood sweethearts. They currently live in Spicewood with their three sons. Magen is a stay at home mother, and TJ is a Maritime Pilot on the Gulf coast.
Magen has been actively involved as a volunteer, fundraising advocate and assistant head coach with the Marble Falls Youth Baseball & Softball Association (MFYBSA) for eight years where her sons play baseball.
Magen is the current Vice President of the Parent Teacher Organization at her son’s school. Prior to serving as Vice President, Magen served as the Volunteer Coordinator and assisted with event planning, donations support and managing social media.
“I believe our area needs a local sports complex. The children in our area deserve our attention as well as better athletic options. Not just some of our children, but all of them, no matter their economic background. I believe that building a sports complex that will bring all our local sports together to one location will help to better grow our community spirit and bring families together. In return, our community will be a better place for all children in the Highland Lakes area.”
Eric Carvajal was born in Galveston, Texas and grew up in San Antonio. Eric moved to Austin to pursue a business degree from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin and also received a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting and his real estate licenses. At the age of 19, he became one of the youngest real estate brokers in Texas. Eric currently owns a successful real estate brokerage that services the Lake LBJ area, specializing in waterfront real estate.
Growing up Eric was involved in sports playing baseball, basketball, football, tennis and soccer. He decided to focus solely on football at Clark Highschool in San Antonio, making the varsity team as a sophomore and earning all-district honors as a junior and senior.
Eric and his wife Jennifer Bliss have a young daughter and currently live in the Kingsland area. They are active in their local church, Packsaddle Fellowship, and teach in the Kids for Christ youth program. Eric is also very involved in the local Lake LBJ community and is a strong advocate for property rights.
Eric and Jennifer were both involved in sports growing up and are fully behind this dream of building a sports complex to service the Highland Lakes area. While their daughter is still quite young, they would love to see her get involved with sports in the area as she grows up, and this complex will provide that opportunity.