Meet the Team

Commissioner Gary Fickes, Tarrant County, Precinct 3 Image

Commissioner Gary Fickes, Tarrant County, Precinct 3

A true Texan! Down-to-earth avid sportsman whose best weekend includes a hunt. Enjoys art, travel, and spending time with family and friends. A committed leader in NE Tarrant County for over 30 years and is a strong advocate for seniors, transportation, healthcare, and economic development in our area. Strives to make Northeast Tarrant County one of the best places to work, live and enjoy.

Rebecca Barksdale, Precinct Administrator Image

Rebecca Barksdale, Precinct Administrator

A volunteer from a very young age, she loves to be around people and help make their day, week, or year a little better, especially seniors. Put her anywhere near water (above, below, around-it doesn’t matter) and she is in her happy place. Whether it’s diving, snorkeling, fishing or just looking at the water, this is where she feels most creative. Loves golf, tennis, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, including her dog “Doc” and cats, “Snoball” and “Curly”.

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Theresa Parsons, Community Outreach Coordinator

Loves all things art! Give me some paints and a canvas and I’ll be whisked away to my happy place. Easy going, loves nature, gardening, cooking, listening to piano music, and spending time with family and friends. Enjoys breakfast at Tiffany’s (in our library) on Sunday morning with my honey at our favorite table in front of two large windows while birds serenade us with their sweet songs. It’s the simple things in life that matter to me the most.

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Dee Long, Assistant Precinct Administrator

Faster than a soccer striker, able to conquer piles of laundry in a single week, possesses magical multi-tasking “make it happen” scheduling skills, able to exist on five hours sleep and sweet tea … it’s Super Mom! Special feats include spending time with her family of three beautiful offspring, son-in-love, six four-legged fur-kids, and two grand-puppies (all humans need a dog, and every dog needs a cat); hanging with friends; watching sports; making crafts and flower arrangements; road trips; and live music on a patio with chips and salsa!

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Freida Landerholm, Office Administrator

Send me outside on a nice day with my lawnmower and I’m happy. Loves spending time with family and friends. My heart is full as I watch my precious grandchildren grow into these adorable little people. Somehow the word got out that I love animals, as pets seem to find me because they know I’ll care for them. I often have a litter of kittens around my gentle 100 lb. dog. Loves, loves, loves ALL things chocolate!

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Ariana Raines, Administrative Assistant III

Cricut enthusiast, also known as the “Cricut Queen” of the office, who loves to create and design. Hobbies include spending time with family, taking spontaneous road trips, and attending concerts & sporting events. Also loves being outdoors and soaking in the sunshine when the weather is nice. Dog mom of a chocolate lab, Beau, and a weenie dog, Lily. When there is time, enjoys reading a good book or watching scary movies!