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Talks Shannon Wilks

Fajita Dinner from Rio Mambo

Shannon Wilks and Jayne Wilks

Jackie Smith, Jennifer Lutz, David Knopf, and Josh Bracken, TNLA Chairman of the Board

Sweet Aroma of Pinion Wood

Shannon Wilks, commercial accounts and business development manager for Silver Creek Materials in Fort Worth, is the current chair of TNLA Region V, of which he’s been a member for four years. In October, Silver Creek Materials hosted one of its monthly Region V meetings. Wilks spoke to the more than 50 members in attendance about the need for mentoring and support of the next generation of TNLA members in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ¶ How has membership in TNLA Region V benefited you personally and professionally? I believe

membership has benefited me the most through the many meaningful professional and personal relationships that I know will last a lifetime. ¶ What is Region V doing to attract new members and encourage participation? We are constantly inviting new companies and businesses to our

meetings, as well as holding our regional meetings in different industry-related venues that are of interest to people. ¶ What do members get out of the Region V monthly meetings? One of

the main things our members get out of our meetings is they continue to be updated on state

legislative activity. The meetings also offer great times of fellowship and exchange of ideas and

information. What do you value most about TNLA? Lifelong friendships, building relationships with career professionals in our industry, and having an impact on the direction that legislation

affects our industry are, I think, the things I value most about TNLA. The heart and soul of TNLA is its members and the people who stay committed not only to supporting our organization, but to investing in the next generation of landscape and nursery professionals.  48

TNLA Green January/February 2019

Profile for TNLA GREEN Magazine

TNLA Green January/February 2019