Tascha Bond is the co-owner of Bond Laundry Company, alongside her husband Brian. She is also a licensed realtor with Brewer Realty Group and the Instructor of Multi-Media Journalism and Advisor of Student Publications at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. When she is not working hard she loves to read, watch supercross and spend time with her family. And she recently found that Netflix binge watching is a real thing. Tascha is the immediate Past President of the Durant Lions Club and Durant Main Street Board. She and Brian have two beautiful daughters, Hailey and Gentry.
My name is Madison Bowman. I am a native of the Bryan County area. Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University in May 2016, with a Bachelor's in Agricultural Business, I came back to the Bryan county area to pursue a career in the banking industry. I currently work with First United Bank as a Credit Analyst II serving the Southeast Region. I got married in June of 2019 and live with my husband and our dog in Calera, OK. My favorite things to do include: checking our cattle, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. What I love most about Durant is how close the community is and how involved people are within downtown. I look forward to an exciting year serving as a board member for Durant Main Street!
Amy Hervey Cook
Amy Hervey Cook is a marketing professional with more than 22 years' experience in the PEO/HR Outsourcing industry with Staff One HR and Oasis, a Paychex® Company. Her expertise includes writing, editing, social media, newsletters, event planning, and relentless optimism! A former magazine editor, Amy's work has been published in national and regional publications.
Head Instructor for Red River Taekwon-Do, Amy is a fourth-degree blackbelt through the Yom Chi Taekwon-Do Association, and is a Class A certified referee and Instructor of Referees. She has taught more than 1,600 hours of Taekwon-Do and self-defense, and enjoys working with local groups on safety/awareness and women’s self-defense.
Amy also is the owner of Wholly Granite LLC, creating handmade candle holders, serving stones, and trivets from reclaimed granite: www.whollygranite.com. Originally from Oklahoma City, she holds a Journalism degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Amy also serves on the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a Leadership Durant graduate.
Joey McWilliams came to Durant in 1989 as a freshman at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and has lived in and around the city ever since.
He has served on staff at Abundant Life Texoma and Victory Life Church for many years and now is the owner of Emerald Quest, a media company which includes the sites: OklahomaSports.Net and Bryan County Patriot.
Joey married Durant High School alum Jodi (Houx) and the two will celebrate 27 years of marriage in October. They have five wonderful children - Jacey, Jenna, Jayla, Jolie and Jake - and two grandchildren – Jayleigh and Jasper.
He is excited to have the opportunity to serve Durant with the Main Street Board.
Ami is a relative newcomer to Durant. Having lived here only 5 years, she was quickly inspired and encouraged by the spreading energy to bring the downtown district back to life. Ami and her husband Shaun jumped at the opportunity to purchase the old Opera House building and turn it into a coffee shop worthy of an historic Main Street vibe. Opera House Coffee was born out of a desire to see Durant thrive and to be a place that is welcoming to natives and visitors alike.
Ami is entering her second year as a Main Street board member and looks forward to working with such an enthusiastic group working toward the betterment of our town.
Hudson is a small town guy with a big heart for his community. He takes pride in this town and makes efforts to better the lives of people around him, firmly believing people should grow where they are planted. Hudson actively serves in a number of local community programs and is happy to bring his skills and enthusiasm to serve Durant Main Street.