Kenneth Finch

Serving Houston with more than 30 years of strategic branding and advertising excellence, Kenneth Finch delivers custom campaign productions in print, digital, outdoor, broadcast and corporate communications. As creative director and principal of Finch Creative, Kenneth passionately approaches each project with a keen attention to detail and creative flair that adds value and efficiency for his clients. Kenneth’s work adorns businesses and architectures throughout Houston and has been honored and published by multiple marketing periodicals including the Art Directors Club of Houston and Logo Lounge.

Tara Conley

Originally from Bath, New York, Tara Conley is a multi-media sculptor who lives and works in Houston, Texas. She holds a BFA from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. Conley works in fiber, metal (cast and fabricated) and fiberglass, often mixing materials and processes in surprising ways. She has an extraordinary knack for creating organic, yet original, shapes from man-made materials, adding a delightful sense of humor and wonder to the mix. Her sculptures hug the ground, hang from the ceiling and extend from the wall. Conley has shown her work coast to coast, from Seattle to Massachusetts, with major exhibitions in Houston and New York.

Alexis Finch

With 10 years in the design industry, Alexis has crafted brand identity systems, web interfaces and printed collateral for corporations across numerous industries. As a partner at Finch Creative, she brings both a creative edge as well as technical production skills to every creative opportunity.

Karl Trollinger

Karl has spent the last 30 years building, operating, and marketing organizations and services. Mr. Trollinger currently is the CEO of Electricity Ratings, LLC, Mr. Trollinger co-founded Bounce Energy in 2008 and served as Chief Marketing Officer and later Chief Information Officer when it was acquired by Direct Energy in 2013. Prior to Bounce Energy, Mr. Trollinger was an early investor and served as Vice President of Marketing for Mr. Trollinger held senior management positions with Vocalis PLC, and Entercom, Inc. Karl began his career at PACE Entertainment (Now Live Nation) and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Houston.

Tom Young

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry; more than half of which has been focused in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining Deep Gulf in 2005, Mr. Young worked with Mariner Energy, Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1985 to 2002 ultimately serving as Mariner’s Vice President for/of Business Development and Land.


Jay Love

With more than 20 years in the ad industry, Jay brings a variety of marketing and copywriting experience to the foundation. Originally from Galveston and holstering a BS in Journalism from Texas A&M University, Jay appreciates Houston for its cultural diversity and spends much of his free time enjoying live music at local venues.