Meet Our Board Members

Laura Juarez - President 


Matt Petroskey - Board Member


Bryce Folsom - Board Member





Brady Bates - Board Member

Laura is a mother to a 11 year old daughter and a bonus mom to a 6 year old son. She works full time but manages to remain fully engaged in her children's academics & extra curricular events, softball & Rookie 7 Little League. In her spare time, she enjoys the active life with hobbies that include hunting, training for 5K races, BBQ Cook Offs, riding horses & listening to Texas Country Music by a fire with her best friend & strongest supporter, Erik.


In July, she joined the Livestock Committee as a member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She serves on the board of the Katy Girls Softball Association and helps out as team mom for Katy Pony & KGSA as needed. While living in Tennessee, she served in her church as a volunteer soccer coach, member of the choir & AWANAS teacher. Among other small tasks, she enjoyed cooking holiday meals for the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department & hosting small online donations for a variety of charities. Her love of humanity & positive engagements, keep her motivate with a project like GCST Events, Inc. 

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Matt is quite the work enthusiast who hasn’t met a project or challenge he didn’t want to take on.  His loving wife Jennifer has repeatedly asked him in the past 10 years to slow down, but instead he joined GCST Events in order to help the community and the people of the Gulf Coast. With the support of his wife. 


They are joined by three incredible boys ages 7, 5 and 18 months who all love being outside and causing trouble inside.  Together as a family they love working/playing outside, traveling to new places, baking and movie nights.


Matt has worked with several charities organizing fundraisers and events over the years, including March of Dimes, Candlelighters at Texas Children’s Hospital, and local women’s shelters collecting supplies for welcome kits.

Bryce is a dedicated father to his 14 year old son and 9 year old daughter.  He has been married to his wife, Shasta, for 10 years.  Most of their free time is spent with their children, involved in their extra-curricular activities that include motocross, basketball, gymnastics and travel softball.  Bryce volunteers as head of fundraising and volunteering activities for his daughters softball team. He is also a huge advocate for supporting local businesses, giving back to the communities he is a part of and is a member of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. 


Bryce has volunteered for all different types of events with a multitude of organizations across many states.  This includes working at local parks and recreations facilities to plant trees, clean up, trash, and help install new equipment for kids to play on; collecting, donating, and volunteering at the local food bank to support the local people in need; helping organize, find participants and raise money for a handful of 5k run/walk events; participating in the adopt a highway program to keep the community clean to reflect; plus many more.

Brady is a loving father of 4 kids, ranging from 2 years to 15 years old and married to my beautiful wife, Ashley, for 11 years.  While Brady sits on the sidelines as a cheerleader of his daughter's traveling volleyball team, he also finds the energy to be a great roll model to his 3 boys. He enjoys watching and supporting his children as they excel in sports and academics.  In any spare time, you will see Brady playing golf, working outside, and any wood working projects he can think of. 


He has volunteered for many events in the past from helping coach my daughters basketball team to assisting with my sons Cub Scouts. 

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