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Kayla Holdeman

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Manuel Balderas

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Heather Cooksey

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Gloria Spencer

Gloria was born and raised in our small coastal town of Seadrift, Texas. She loves the salt air and atmosphere of Seadrift, and has lived here most of her life. She actually moved away for a while when she married a U.S. Navy man. She and her two children traveled a lot throughout the years, but they all decided to

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Rebecca Jernigan

Rebecca Jernigan was born in Eldorado Kansas and made her way to Seadrift Texas in 2018. Married and a mother of three Rebecca loves to fish and spend time with her service dog. As part of the Bay Flats team Rebecca will be making sure your room is spotless.

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Mary Ellen Gonzalez

Mary Ellen, also known as “Little”, wasn’t born in Seadrift but she got here early in life. Born in Texas City her family moved to Seadrift when she was an infant. Little got her name when she went to work at Barkett’s Restaurant.  She was so small they gave her a bench to stand on while she was washing dishes.

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Maria Jaramillo

Maria is a long-time resident of Seadrift Texas and has been with the Bay Flats Lodge Team since 2019. You’ll find Maria in the kitchen both mornings and evenings as she makes sure your dining experience is first class.

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Judy Brown

A smiling face and a warm greeting are the first things on the breakfast menu at Bay Flats Lodge. Judy Brown will greet you and make you feel right at home. Judy was born in Seadrift. After marrying Judy moved to several different locales with her husband who served in the Coast Guard. After 36 years Judy moved back to

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Heidi Speer

Heidi is the daughter of Judy Brown who is on our Breakfast Team. A longtime resident of Seadrift, Heidi came to Bay Flats in 2020. As part of the Housekeeping team Heidi makes sure your room is everything you want it to be.

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Elizandra Torres

A thirty year resident of Seadrift, Elizandra, also known as Millie, has been with Bay Flats Lodge since 2018. One of the reasons the food service is outstanding here at the lodge is the hard work Millie supplies. When Millie isn’t at the lodge you’ll find her at her own home enjoying friends and family.

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Patsy Morales

Patsy moved to Seadrift, TX, in 1968, at the tender age of one, and she has been a fixture in the Seadrift community ever since. Starting her working career at the well known Barketts seafood restaurant at the age of 15, Patsy spent the next thirty years honing her customer satisfaction skills in the restaurant industry. In October of 2017,

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Randy Brown

Randy offers years of experience in public speaking, and fifteen years in providing corporate entertainment including accommodations, meals, and transportation with hunting and fishing guides. He brings three decades of management experience – skilled in motivating, equipping, team building, and coordinating both large and small groups of people. Randy is also skilled in technical writing, with experience in publishing articles,

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Murray Martin

Our Marketing Administrator for Bay Flats Lodge, Murray Martin, grew up in the small town of Dickinson, TX, which is halfway between Houston and Galveston. He began fishing the Galveston Bay system at practically the same moment he took his first steps as a child. Murray’s dad and grandad saw to it that Murray knew everything there is to know

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Angie Christensen

Angie has been with the company since 2008.  She is responsible for the bookings, scheduling of guides, customer service, accounting, payroll and other miscellaneous office duties.  When she’s not helping you plan your next adventure she enjoys attending her daughter Briley’s many sporting events.

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Capt. T.J. Christensen

Capt. T.J. Christensen has spent the majority of his adult life pursuing a passion that many others dream of, but that few seldom get to experience. With the protected Gulf Coast inland fisheries and Matagorda Island marsh as his office space, Capt. T.J. spent more than twenty years as a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain and hunting and fishing guide for

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