Meet the New GNBEDF Board Members

Each year, a few GNBEDF Members rotate onto the Board. Here is an opportunity to learn more about them. 

Greg Lutz Schertz BankGreg Lutz has been in the commercial lending and professional relationship management field since 1993.  Greg is employed as Vice President/ Branch Manager for Schertz Bank and Trust at the Bank’s newest location in New Braunfels.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Tarleton State University in 1990 then attended Graduate School at Southwest Texas State University.  

Greg has been a member of The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce for over twenty years, serving on and chairing numerous committees.  Greg is a Chamber Blue Coat, a Life Member and graduated from Leadership New Braunfels in 2009.  He currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Greater New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation.  In addition, Greg is on the Arrangements Committee for the Texas Legislative Conference and previously served nine years as a board member for Comal County Habitat for Humanity, having spent four years as Board President.  

Greg lives in an area of New Braunfels known as Comal Town in a home purchased from the Sophienburg Museum, moved to its current location and painstakingly restored with the help of friends and family.  Greg lives with his wife Christy, has a daughter Ashley and two beautiful granddaughter’s, Alayna and Brynleigh that he and Christy love to spend time with and spoil.  They have lived in New Braunfels since 1993 and love the community and surrounding area.  Greg enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking, restoring historical structures and believes in giving back to his community.

Nathan Manlove The AMMO GroupNathan Manlove is President of AMMO, a full-service marketing agency.

Most of his younger life was spent out in the country near Vernon, Texas. In 1990, he escaped to Oklahoma City to attend Oklahoma Christian University, where he earned a degree in Advertising Design. While there, he performed an internship at an advertising agency. That agency hired him and Nathan did creative work for them until 1999, when he was invited to move to Austin by, and work in the same agency as, his then friend Tammy. Manlove worked in Austin for a year, and then moved to San Antonio to work manage Sprint's marketing in the city. That was 2001, and Nathan was laid off soon
thereafter due to the tech collapse.

As luck would have it, the day Nathan was laid off by Sprint was the day before his wedding to his then fiancé Tammy. The pair was married anyway and enjoyed a long, long honeymoon thanks to a poor economy. Out of desperation, Tammy went back to work in Austin and Nathan began doing freelance work in order to pay rent. He called his company AMMOadvertising.

Nathan credits any success in his life to God's grace and the love, support, and patience of his wife, Tammy, and son, Hudson.

Manlove is Chair of the Board at the Chamber of Commerce, Past-president of the New Braunfels Downtown Association, a member of the CVB Strategy & Steering Committee, a Leadership New Braunfels Graduate (2013), an Opa, and a member of the Rotary Club of New Braunfels. He and his family attend the New Braunfels Church of Christ.

Dustin SeidelDustin Seidel has lived in New Braunfels his entire life and is fourth generation to do so. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1997.  He lived in Missoula Montana for a year then moved back to Texas and attended Texas A&M.  After graduating, he went to work for his Dad, John Seidel who was a commercial and residential general contractor in New Braunfels. In 2005 he married his best friend and love of his life, Jennifer. They have two wonderful kids. Gage, 13 and Avery, 11.  In 2009 Dustin started Seidel Construction. A commercial construction company serving New Braunfels and the surrounding communities.

When he is not working, he enjoys CrossFit and spending time with family, hunting, and camping across the US and beyond. It is his goal to be a good steward of the many blessings and opportunities God has provided and to enrich the lives of those he meets.  Growing up in a real estate/construction focused family he appreciates and understands the importance of intentional, well developed growth strategies for an area so abundant with heritage and charm positioned amid a rapidly developing area. He is humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve his community in this capacity.

Melodye TomsuMelodye Tomsu, CPSM, is the Business Development Manager for SpawGlass, a contractor for one-of-a-kind projects demanding attending to detail.  For over 25 years, Melodye has been involved with the marketing and business development efforts in the A/E/C community in and around Texas.

Melodye is responsible for maintaining existing client relationships while strategically seeking out new clients that align with the firms VMW (Vision, Mission, Way).  In 2016, Melodye spearheaded the development of the SpawGlass's Lean Manual which was distributed and used by every field personnel on every project.   She develops and maintains the division's Business Development Plan and CRM database.  She plans and organizes the San Antonio's Divisions annual charity golf tournament, which has brought in over $375,000 in the past seven years by selling out the tournament.   She also organizes the firms charity toy drive over the holidays which has given back to the children in the Methodist Children’s Hospital, UHS hospital, Any Baby Can and Bexar County Commissioner Chico Rodriguez citizens.

In 2017, Melodye graduated from the Leadership New Braunfels program which consists of 30 New Braunfels leaders.  She joined the Leadership Alumni Planning Committee in 2019 which organizes their annual Gala and other programs throughout the year.  In 2019 and 2020, Melodye served as Co-Chair of their annual Gala raising money for the Alumni scholarships.  Melodye is currently services on the Greater New Braunfels EDF Board of Directors.