Tim Allen – CEO/PRESIDENT
Tim Allen is the CEO/President of the CEC, where he inspires and empowers his staff to create and implement outstanding world class programs. Tim’s empathy and compassion inspires those around him to achieve greatness and helps others realize their dreams can become a reality.
Tim continues to be extraordinarily successful in opening doors to new opportunities. Collaboration and networking are key parts of what makes him successful. Tim has a proven executive management track record for causes he is passionate about. Under his leadership and team management, the CEC will continued to grow and expand our services to assist and empower victims of family violence, homeless and low-income families and seniors across Tarrant County.
A Texas native, after graduating from Texas A&M University-Commerce , Tim began working with non-profits and never looked back. Tim served in leadership positions at First United Methodist Church, Volunteer Now, Dare to Dream Foundation, Buckner International and Children of Uganda assisting each of these with their missions to help others.
Tim loves outdoor activities. He and his wife have five children ages 20-28 and six grandchildren who are his new joy in life. Tim serves on two nonprofit boards, President of The Nonprofit CEO Council-networking and membership organization group for North Texas Nonprofit leaders, and Development Chair for Texas Chargers—annual family conference for children and adults with Charge Syndrome, and member of four Tarrant County Area Chambers.
Tim and his family attend the Village Church in Highland Village, and his motto is to give others a hand up , not just a hand out.
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.
Bryan Downer – VP of Property
Bryan Downer came on board in March of 2013 as Property Director. For the previous 16 years he managed a family service business in the DFW area that he and his wife, Nansii started. During that time he also created a Christian publishing company that has produced and distributed books from twenty local authors. Bryan’s twenty years of residential construction experience certainly aids in the management of the many homes, townhomes 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 300 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 three.