Board of Directors
Mike Allen - President
Mr. Allen of Ingram currently owns and operates the Hill County RV Park in Kerrville. He was in the banking business for 45 years serving as President and CEO of five different banks including Pioneer Bank – Kerrville. During his career, Mr. Allen served on several other boards in four separate communities including the Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District in Kerr County. Mr. Allen received a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University. He spends his free time ranching in western Kerr County and enjoying his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Allen was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2008 and reappointed by Governor Perry to serve an additional six-year term in 2013.
Bob Waller- Vice-President
Mr. Waller of Kerrville is Senior Vice President and Kerrville Market Manager of Broadway National Bank in San Antonio. He is President of the Kerr County United Way and Chair of the City of Kerrville Planning and Zoning Board. He is also past Chairman of the Kerr Economic Development Foundation, Kerr County YMCA, and the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Kerrville Noon Rotary Club, and past Board member of the Hill County Veteran’s Council. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Waller received a Bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the National Commercial Lending Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Waller was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2014.
Blake W. Smith - Secretary-Treasurer
Mr. Smith of Hunt is the owner and director of Camp La Junta. He is treasurer of Our Lady of Hills High School, member of the American Camping Association, and past president and member of the Camping Association for Mutual Progress. Mr. Smith was formerly president and member of both Hunt ISD Board of Trustees and Kerrville Public Utility Board. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Trinity University. Mr. Smith was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2015.
James “Wayne” Musgrove - Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Mr. Musgrove is a resident of Mountain Home, Texas and was born and raised in Beaumont. As a youngster in the 1940’s he enjoyed waterfowl hunting and fishing in the lakes, bays, rivers, and sounds of East Texas. His grandfather came to Texas as an 18 year old in 1832 along with his four brothers, six sisters, father, and mother. They settled in what is now Montgomery County between the East and West Forks of the San Jacinto River. All of the men in the family joined the Texas Army under Sam Houston on October 12, 1835 and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. After winning Texas Independence in 1836, three of the boys went on to become Texas Rangers and Mr. Musgrove feels that as a 5th generation Texan, his family has deep roots with a long history of protecting Texas. Along with his and his ancestors’ love of Texas and freedom, he is a proud member of the “Sons of the Texas Republic.”
Mr. Musgrove is a retired businessman with a past career in marine transportation, aviation, ranching, and marine construction. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and as a Naval Aviator flew on and off of several aircraft carriers during the Cold War and Vietnam Era. He is an aircraft pilot and has ratings that include Multi-Engine, Land and Sea. He has served on many boards of directors such as Arcadia State Bank, Twin City Barge Lines, American Waterways Operators, and the National Museum of Naval Aviation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation and was appointed to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority by Governor Greg Abbott. He has been active in the Republican Party for over 45 years. He has served under President George Bush and Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole as one of the founding member of the Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee which is in use today on the Mississippi River port corridor. He was founding member of Weldon Miller Marine Contractors, Trans-load and Transport, Musgrove Cattle Company, and Gulf Island Development Co.
Mr. Musgrove and his wife, Betty, will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2016. They are members of Riverside Church of Christ in Kerrville and feel as the Holy Bible states, that God has created our Earth and all that is within it, placing Humankind as stewards over the planet. This would of course include Humankind, our air, wildlife, waterways, and vegetation. It is everyone’s immense responsibility to care for all of it. Mr. Musgrove was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2015.
Aaron C. Bulkley
Mr. Bulkley of Hunt is owner and operator of Texas Hunt Lodge, Africa Hunt Lodge, and Wildlife Market Taxidermy Studio. He currently serves as a board member for Trophy Game Records of the World. Previously, he served as a board member for Rotary Club International, president of Texas Youth Hunt, and vice president of Safari Club International, Hill Country Chapter. Mr. Bulkley attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied international business. He is married to Joanie Bulkley, and has two young girls, Viola and Bailey. Mr. Bulkley was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2016.
Mr. Danford of Kerrville is a general practice attorney at Danford Law Firm. He was born in Big Spring, Texas and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Angelo State University and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Mr. Danford is a former Assistant Kerr County attorney and was named outstanding young lawyer in Kerr County in 1995. He has been a member of the Kerr County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar of Texas, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Mr. Danford was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2011.
Mr. Hughes of Ingram is former owner and operator of Broken Arrow Ranch. He is founder, director and past chairman of the Oceaneering International Board of Directors, director and past president of the Exotic Wildlife Association, a board member of the National Ocean Industries Association, director at large of the Marine Technology Society, and a member and past president of the Association of Diving Contractors. He is also a past advisory committee member of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, and a member of the National American Standard Institute, Undersea Medical Society and Chi Epsilon- Civil Engineering Fraternity. Mr. Hughes received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Hughes was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2011.
Diane L. McMahon
Ms. McMahon of Kerrville is currently retired. Previously she worked for United Space Alliance, NASA. Ms. McMahon received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She is currently a member of the City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, treasurer for the Hill Country Master Naturalists chapter, river guide with the Riverside Nature Center and participant in the UGRA Volunteer Summer Study. Previously, Ms. McMahon served on the Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District board for eight years. Ms. McMahon was appointed to the UGRA Board in 2015.
Dr. William R. Rector, MD
Dr. Rector of Kerrville graduated from Tivy High School in 1960 and from Texas A&M in 1964. He received his MD from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Rector did his internship in the Air Force followed by a three-year tour of duty in the Far East during the Vietnam War. Following his years as a flight surgeon, he left the Air Force for a residency in radiology at the University of Colorado where he developed a special interest in ultrasound working with his mentor and friend, Dr. Joseph Holmes, regarded as the “Father of American Ultrasound.”
Dr. Rector joined the teaching staff of the University of Colorado for two years followed by a year at Vanderbilt University to establish their Ultrasound Department. He then returned to Denver and later practiced for three years in Mobile, Alabama before receiving an invitation to return to Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital as a radiologist in 1980.
In addition to advancing SPMH’s ultrasound capabilities, Dr. Rector and his partners put together a group of community leaders to purchase the first CT scanner and gamma nuclear camera for Kerrville. These units were both placed in Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rector served as chief of staff as well as chairman of radiology and served many years on the hospital’s medical executive committee. He retired as senior partner in 2011 after 31 years.
Dr. Rector has served on the Board of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, two terms as a KISD trustee and one term on Kerrville City Council. He served on the Main Street Advisory Board and is currently on the Symphony of the Hills Board. He is also the longest serving member of the Kerr County Historical Commission. Dr. Rector is a member of the radiology residency teaching staff at Wilford Hall Hospital at Lackland AFB where he works one to two weeks per month teaching and caring for our veterans and active duty personnel.