2019 Gala invitation

Rising Stars of New Braunfels is a program of the New Braunfels Jaycees and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce to recognize the contributions of our community’s young leaders. Annually this program will recognize distinguished individuals under the age of 40 who are making a significant impact in their professional and/or civic endeavors. These Rising Stars are on a trajectory towards being New Braunfels’ next generation of outstanding leaders.

2018 Rising Stars of New Braunfels:

Stephanie Brockman, 36, Riverkids Pediatric Home Health

Wes Clark, 38, Rocky Hill Equipment  Rentals

Vanessa Dean, 32, Miller & Miller Insurance

Kristen Harder, 36, Catto & Catto LLP

Meiling Hernandez, 38, RE/MAX River Cities

Mallory Hines, 32, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Shane Hines, 37, Flowco Production Solutions

Matthew Hoyt, 36, Self Employed

Allison Humphries, 39, Rodgers Commercial Realty, LLC

Catherine Land, 27, Third Crossing Productions & Circuit of The Americas

Brandon Mund, 39, The Mund Group, LTD

Andrew Noonan, 35, Gruene Road Pharmacy

Reagan Parks, 35, NBISD Education Foundation

Evan Partee, 39, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jennifer Reynolds, 38, Pink Warrior Angels

Jerry Sauceda, 33, New York Life Insurance Company

Kaprice Shullanberger, 39, Believing for Bryleigh Foundation

Nick Sisoian, 39, Law Office of Nick Sisoian

Matt Smith, 36, First Commercial Bank

Jared Werner, 33, City of New Braunfels


  • August 1 - Nominations and Applications available

  • September 26 - Nominations deadline

  • September 30 - Application deadline

  • November 5 - Rising Stars announced

  • January 11, 2019 - Gala at Courtyard Marriott


  • Business, Non-profit, Government, Professional or Service Oriented professionals who are above the age of 18 and under the age of 40 on December 31, 2018.

  • Must live and/or work in New Braunfels.

  • Self-nominations will not be accepted. Must be nominated by a separate individual.

  • Previous recipients are not eligible for recognition within three years of previous recognition.

  • Those selected must agree to be provide a biography and professional photograph and should be in attendance at the Gala on January 11, 2019.


Email Jenna@InNewBraunfels.com with any questions. 


Presenting Sponsor

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Believing for Bryleigh

Catherine Land

Catto & Catto LLP

City of New Braunfels

Courtyard by Marriott River Village

First Commercial Bank

Gruene Road Pharmacy

Law Office of Nick Sisoian

McKenna Foundation

Miller & Miller Insurance Agency

New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rocky Hill Equipment Rentals, Inc.

Shane & Mallory Hines

Team Mechanical of Tx, LLC

The Foundry Salon

The Mund Group, LTD

Vanessa Dean