Buffalo Creek Magazine

The Official Newsletter Magazine of the Buffalo Creek Homeowners Association

Tim Sullivan, Publisher and N2 Area Director

Tim has a 30 year background in media communications including television, magazines, and internet.  He has worked for some of the biggest names in the business like Gaylord Broadcasting, Time Inc., and America Online.  

Tim sold advertising in Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated for over 10 years, and was a pioneer in local advertising on the Internet the last decade.  As a video producer one of Tim’s video productions was on the highly prized “new release wall” at Blockbuster for over a year.

Tim and his family have lived in Rockwall 23 years.  He has been married 32 years to his wife Joyce, and has three children Tim, Brian, and Caitlin.


Gloria Welch, Publishing Manager

Gloria and her husband Mike are long time Buffalo Creek residents on Racheal Dr.  They have two daughters, Kristen (Loesch) and Courtney.  Gloria is in charge of advertiser services and managing the publication.

Gloria has been with us from almost the beginning and I trust her judgment implicitly. 

Her daughter Courtney writes for the magazine as well.  Gloria loves to travel and goes to South America as much as she can.


Courtney Welch, Columnist

Courtney is 19 years old and first joined the magazine as an intern when she was 16. Inspired by her experience living abroad, her plan is to major in Communication Studies and teach or work internationally.

She writes two youth-related articles, select updates, and special feature articles every month including two that she created. 

Courtney also Lifeguards and has years of caretaker/nanny experience.


Joyce Sullivan, Contributing Writer

Joyce is our all star utility player.  She writes articles, interviews families, talks to advertisers, helps host the social events.  Joyce works full time managing the office of a local church and works on their website. 

Joyce has been married to Tim Sullivan for 32 years and they have three children, Tim, Brian, and Caitlin.   When she's not working she enjoys time with her family, travel, arts & crafts, and shopping.


Vanessa Bowers, Co-Writer of Resident Events column

Vanessa has over 18 years experience in advertising, public relations and marketing.  Since moving to Starwood 11 years ago, she has stayed actively involved in school activities, charitable organizations and in the Starwood community.  She has served on PTA and PTO boards in various capacities, volunteered for Frisco Family Services, Young Men's Service League, and other organizations through her church. and has been a part of several community groups including Bunco, Dinner Club and Book Club over the years.

She and her husband, Wes, have been married for 22 years and they have two children.  Their daughter, Bailey, is a sophomore at University of South Carolina and her son, Turner, is a junior at Frisco High School.  In addition to writing, Vanessa enjoys foreign travel, reading, photography and cooking.