David Hensley

Email Mr. Hensley at hensleyd@bauxiteminers.org

David Hensley is married to Charlotte Hensley.

Their children are Shelby, 23; Darby, 21; Olivia Smith, 21; Nate Smith, 18; J.T., 13; Spencer Smith, 12; and Gabe, 12.

He attended Bauxite High School and Southern Arkansas University and the Fire Academy.

He is a firefighter/EMT with the Little Rock Fire Department.

His hobbies include hunting, hiking, camping, and gardening.

His favorite books are Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

His heroes are Ronald Reagan, his dad, Jesus, his Pawpaw Hensley, and Grandpa Sutton.

His favorite quotes are “Life is hard. It’s even harder if you’re stupid.” - John Wayne and “Do or do not; there is no try.” Yoda

Ryan Jacks

Mr. Jacks can be reached at jacksr@bauxiteminers.org

Ryan Jacks is married to Kristy Jacks.

Their children are Brody, 15, and Kady Beth, 10.

Ryan Jacks attended Bauxite High School and the University of Central Arkansas.

He is a State Trooper and Special Agent with the Arkansas State Police.

His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and watching Bauxite Miners Sports.

His favorite books are A Walk in the Woods and The Greatest Wild Gobbler.

His heroes are his father and both of his grandfathers.

His favorite quote: “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”

Michael Vocque, Board President

Email Mr. Vocque at vocquem@bauxiteminers.org

Michael Vocque is married to Erin Vocque. 

Their children are Chase and Cord. 

More biographical info to come! 

Jeremy McDade

Mr. McDade can be reached at mcdadej@bauxiteminers.org.

Jeremy McDade is married to Brandi McDade.

Their children are Olivia, 15, and Judd, 10.

He attended Bauxite High School (Class of 1993) and University of Central Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Mr. McDade is a Certified Financial Planner and 1st Vice President of Investments at UBS Wealth Management.

His hobbies include hunting, golf, coaching youth sports, and watching Olivia and Judd’s teams play.

His favorite books are anything by John Grisham, Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by Coach John Wooden. “It is a great teaching tool. I had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Coach Wooden on a couple of occasions. He was over 90 years old and still sharp as a tack.”

His heroes are his grandfathers Bob Harrison and Harry Henry. Both were great Christian men who served their country and always put others before themselves.

His favorite quotes are “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” “ Be quick; don’t hurry.” - John Wooden 

Dr. Cara Ballard

Email Dr. Ballard at ballardc@bauxiteminers.org.

Dr. Cara Ballard is married to JR Ballard.

Their children are Dakoda Ballard, 19; Cade Burris, 15; and Kason Ballard, 13.

Dr. Ballard is a Bauxite Graduate, Class of 1993 (Go Miners!). She holds a Bachelor of Science from UALR and a Doctor of Medicine from UAMS. She is a family physician at the Baptist Benton Family Clinic.

Dr. Ballard’s hobbies are swimming, reading, shopping, (and occasionally painting and scrapbooking).

Her favorite books are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Rebecca by Daphe du Maurier, and The Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.

Her heroes are Jesus, and her dad, Harold Kitchens.

Her favorite quote: “There are two things in this world that can never be taken from me: my salvation and my education.” (Dr. Ballard’s quote.)