Becky Critz- Executive Director
Becky graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Texas Tech University and has many graduate study hours in learning disabilities, dyslexia, mental retardation, administration, and autism. After teaching special education for two years, and working for Region IX Education Service Center in Wichita Falls for two years, she “retired” from education to be a stay-at-home mom.
She and her family moved back to Lubbock in 1983 and she began teaching in LISD in 1988. Becky has taught at Rush, Mahon, and Whiteside. For the past 13 years, she has been the autism specialist for LISD. The population of special needs individuals is her passion. She finds it so exciting to be a part of High Point Village.
“The future for this organization and our young people is brighter than anyone can imagine. I feel very blessed to be here! What a great group of people!”
Doug Spearman has been hired to become the fourth Executive Director of High Point Village. He will begin his duties in January. Doug is a Registered Nurse and has a degree in Organizational Management from Lubbock Christian University. For the past 10 years, Doug served in an administrative capacity for the Ranch at Dove Tree and most recently served as their CEO. He and his wife, Lori, have three adult children who are all graduates from Texas Tech University.
“I consider it a tremendous privilege to be associated with such a dedicated group of employees, volunteers, and families who care deeply about the success of High Point Village and its Villagers. I believe that the services provided by this organization are much needed and have significantly impacted the lives of those with special needs.”
Diana Henderson – Business Manager
Originally from Lake Jackson, Texas, Diana came to West Texas in 1978 to pursue a degree at Wayland Baptist University. After earning a degree in Business Administration at Wayland, she attended Texas Tech for her MBA.
Diana has worked for several businesses in various accounting departments. She also spent several years as a stay at home mom and music teacher! Diana has spent the past ten years helping small businesses manage finances and maximize profits.
Diana has three grown daughters and one son-in-law. She is also the proud Grandmother to her granddaughter, Rosemary. She enjoys traveling to see her family in Houston, Dallas, Florida, and North Carolina.
“I feel very blessed to be a part of this organization,” Diana says.
Sharon recently moved to Houston, Texas to be closer to her family but will support High Point Village from Houston with her abundance of knowledge and experience.
Marissa Trevino -Communications Coordinator
Originally from the greater Houston area, Marissa came to Lubbock in 2010 to pursue a Media and Communications degree from Texas Tech University. Marissa graduated from Texas Tech University in May of 2014 and decided to stay in Lubbock.
Marissa is also a Youth Minister for middle school and high school students at the Ropesville United Methodist Church.
“I can’t believe I get to work at a place that is filled with so much joy.”
Anna moved to Lubbock from Mansfield, Texas in 2011. Anna graduated from Texas Tech in May 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Public Relations.
Anna was previously an intern with Make-A-Wish- North Texas as both a Program Intern and a Development Intern. She is still an active volunteer as a Wish Granter.
Jaimie Havens is originally from Lubbock, Texas. In December 2016 Jaimie received her Bachelors Degree from Texas Tech University in University Studies. She has experience working with the homeless community, teen moms, and children with special needs. Jaimie fell in love with special needs adults working as a caretaker under the CLASS program. She is thrilled to be a part of High Point Village and cannot wait to see how God uses the Villagers to advance His kingdom and make Him known.
“I cannot imagine a more purposeful organization,” Jaimie says, “there is nowhere else I would rather be.”
Jordan is originally from the Dallas area. He attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where he played baseball. He and his wife, Stephanie, moved to Lubbock in 2014 when Stephanie entered into the Texas Tech Occupational Therapy program which introduced Jordan to High Point Village.
“I have taught and coached in Lubbock as well as been blessed with working with adults with special needs, all of this has lead me to High Point Village and I am so excited to be apart of the team.”
Summer is a Lubbock, Texas native. She graduated from Texas Tech University in May 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling at Lubbock Christian University. Summer enjoys going on mission trips, reading a good book in a coffee shop, watching football, and playing with her dog Molly!
“I feel so blessed to be working here. It is truly an answered prayer!”
Cat is from Dallas, Texas and recently graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Cat started volunteering at High Point Village in 2016, in the Summer of 2016 she became an Intern for the Enrichment and Outreach Program. This experience sparked an immediate passion for special needs that continues to grow.
“I can’t imagine my life without High Point Village! I have been so blessed by the Villagers and I love being able to witness The Lord’s purpose for each of their lives unfold daily.”
Taylor Davis- Art Instructor
Taylor received a degree in Accounting from the American Commercial College. Taylor has an assortment of experience from Public Relations to Office Managing to Caregiver.
Taylor is the person she is today because of her parents Jim and Glenda Bertram, her late brother Chris, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and her husband Tim. In her spare time, Taylor loves to garden and complete any type of crafty project.
“I cannot imagine the world without special needs people, I believe they are God’s gift to me!”
Grace is a board certified Music Therapist and joins the High Point Village team as the Music Enrichment Coordinator. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy. Grace uses skills like instrument play, singing, movement to music, improvisation, and adaptive music lessons. Grace moved to Lubbock this summer in order for her husband to attend Texas Tech University.
“I am so grateful to be able to use my gifts and education on a day to day basis and be apart of this fantastic team!”