Carolyn Sims, Interim CEO
The Board of Directors has appointed Carolyn Sims as Interim CEO of the Community Enrichment Center (CEC) as they proceed with a CEO Search. Ms. Sims is a longtime CEC volunteer and former member of the CEC Board of Directors. As Interim CEO, Ms. Sims will work with the leadership team and the Board of Directors to ensure that the CEC’s dedicated employees are supported and empowered as they continue making a meaningful impact on our community.
Ms. Sims brings to the CEC a strong leadership background having previously served our community in the following roles: President of the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, Coordinator for Events and Community Relations at Tarrant county College Northeast, Precinct 3 Administrator for Tarrant County, Chief of Staff to Representative Vicki Truitt, Executive Director of Westlake Academy Foundation for the Town of Westlake, and President of the Northwest ISD Education Foundation. All of this has added to Carolyn’s awareness and education about Northeast Tarrant County and its people.
Carolyn loves being able to help others whether it is serving on boards and/or committees, listening to people’s concerns, sharing job opportunities, or providing information to people in need. Carolyn is a graduate of The University of North Texas, a mother of two wonderful, adult children, and is delighted to be able to partner with the CEC staff during this time of transition.
Scott Hurbough – Chief Operating Officer
Scott Hurbough currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer for the Community Enrichment Center. Prior to joining CEC, Scott served as the interim Divisional Dean for Community Education at Tarrant County College Northeast. Scott received his BA in Education from the University of Texas at Arlington and MA in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. He maintained a 30-year career as a science teacher, coach, athletic coordinator, elementary school principal, and a secondary school principal. After departing as a K-12 leader, Scott served as the Director of the Hope Center and the Director of Transportation at Catholic Charities Fort Worth and later as the Senior Associate for Project Development for the Lab for Economic Opportunity (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame.
Adrianna Watson, Vice President of Development
The team at CEC is proud to announce that Adrianna Watson joined the CEC as the new Vice President of Development in June 2022. She brings over 20 years of non-profit leadership experience helping givers invest in Kingdom purposes. As a North Richland Hills local, Adrianna is active in her school’s PTA, neighborhood Art Committee, several local Chambers of Commerce, and other civic organizations. She and her husband are raising two Jesus loving boys together with their church family – Fellowship Church in Grapevine. Adrianna loves a cup of freshly ground coffee and finding a good deal at local thrift stores including the CEC’s Second Glance Resale.
Bryan Downer – VP of Property
Bryan Downer came on board in March of 2013 and serves as Vice President of Property. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Apartment Association of Tarrant County and the Board of the Texas Apartment Association. For the previous 16 years he managed a family service business in the DFW area that he and his wife, Nansii started. Bryan’s twenty years of residential construction experience aids in the management of the many homes, townhomes, condos and apartments that the CEC owns throughout Tarrant County. His understanding heart for people helps him to relate to the various needs and challenges of the over 400 people that sleep under CEC roofs each night. In 2009 he earned a graduate degree from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and currently leads a local faith community. He is passionate about connecting people with the peace of God. He is married to the love of his life and is the father of three and the grandfather of six.