After working and travelling extensively I moved to Port Mansfield fifteen years ago to put down roots and raise my family near my parents who moved here in 1983. My father was the late John Alvarez who was a professional fishing guide. I have volunteered my help working for the annual tournaments and served as director of the Ladies Fishing Tournament. I have been a past Director on the Board for five years.
President / Director
I have served as President on the Board this past year fulfilling a resigned position as President. I have been coming to and fishing Port Mansfield for the last 25 years. I have been a permanent resident and home owner since 2003. I worked for Southwestern Bell and am now a professional hunting and fishing guide. I am very interested in the development of Port Mansfield and have a vested interest in our community.
Fatima Flores has lived in Port Mansfield with her husband, Raul, for the last fourteen years, having moved here from McAllen. She was an elementary school teacher for 15 years in the McAllen School District before accepting a position as Supervisor of the Computer Assisted Learning labs for the Edinburg Consolidated School District . She has three children, and four grandchildren. Fatima enjoys gardening, arts and crafts, and reading.
My name is Ann Kendrick. I am originally from College Station, Texas and have retired from teaching profession after 30 years service.
My husband, Steve Kendrick, and I decided to retire in Port Mansfield to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and fishing. We have been married for 40 years and love this community!
My experience in the educational field has given me attributes which I feel can benefit the Chamber of Commerce and our community. Leadership, planning, and organizational skills are a few that come to mind.
My family and I have enjoyed Port Mansfield for my entire adult life. I would like to see Port Mansfield continue a sustained economic growth. I feel like this can be accomplished through teamwork between the community and the Chamber of Commerce.
I ask for your support in order to serve our community on the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce.
My Name is Donna Laird and I live on Harbour Street in Port Mansfield. My husband and I moved to Port Mansfield in 2003. We came from Port Clint, Ohio where my husband owned Laird Marine however, sadly my husband passed away in May 2015.
I share the love for Port Mansfield that my husband had. He was always involved in any activities that he thought would better our small community. He even ran for Willacy County Navigation District Board in his efforts to impact our quality of life here.
Because of the love I have for Port Mansfield I decided to remain here, even though I would remain here by myself rather than to leave Port Mansfield and go north to be with our grown son.
I simply want to work at making our community a friendlier, fun-filled, resort area that a family that visits Port Mansfield has opportunities for all the family to enjoy. I have heard of some great ideas from friends and I hope to have the opportunity to join hands with members of the chamber and the community to share the work in bringing some or all of these ideas to pass.
That is what my husband strived for and I would like to keep his memory and goals alive.
I am a native of the valley and was born and raised outside of Sebastian. I attended TSTC in Harlingen and then went on to culinary school of Scottsdale Arizona. I continued to stay in the phoenix for a short time after graduation. I then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and continued to be a chef and a restaurant manager for several years, until I decided to move back to the valley to assist my parents when needed.
I met my wife Roberta Marie Bourne in Colorado, and we have built our home not too far from my parents in Sebastian. When I moved back down to the valley I didn’t want work in the culinary field anymore, so I changed careers and worked for Valley Telephone Cooperative for the last 10 years as a senior technician. My wife has abeen working at TSTC as a building secretary for the health and science building in Harlingen.
In 2017, my wife and I got the opportunity to buy the R & R RV Park in Port Mansfield, fulfilling on of our dreams, of being business owners. We love living in a small community because we are able to be there and help our residents and fellow community member out whenever needed.
My current hobbies are working on computer and WI-FI installs. I am amateur radio operator, and currently participate in emergency preparedness when needed and I am very active in the community.
Michael W Bourne
R&R RV Park