CORI BURNS, MBA
CEO, EXECUTIVE COACH
As the CEO of Estacar Companies, I lead and develop entrepreneurs. I've had the privilege of coaching and facilitating accelerated growth for over 85 organizations over the last 21+ years. As an entrepreneur and coach, I am honored to lead a team of experienced professionals to provide executive coaching and professional services for highly motivated, growth-oriented organizations and individuals. I am originally from the DFW area and was raised in the family business and entrepreneurship. Having chosen Amarillo as my home for the last 20 years, I now own two businesses and am very passionate about our community and our future. I am married to Daniel Burns and have two amazing daughters Taea and Tylar.
SERVICE & COMMUNITY: Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Board of Directors 2021- present, USTA and UTR Member 2015 to present, Amarillo Symphony, Board Member 2015-2019; The Parc, Board Member 2016-2018; Pinnacle Group, 2015-Present; Go Texan Member 2014-2020; Texas Department of Agriculture, GoTepp Advisory Board 2014-2016; St. Mary’s Cathedral School Board Member 2013-2016; Youth Entrepreneurship: AISD, Canyon ISD, and River Road High School 2008-2011; Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Committee Member 2011-2013; Amarillo Montessori Academy, Board Member 2008-2011; Business Women Member 2008-2011, Amarillo Humane Society Volunteer 2004; USAVB Volleyball 2006- present , Executive Board 2006-2008; Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, Executive Board 2003-2006, Member, Gala Chairperson 2003-2006; NCAA Volleyball & NCAA Basketball 1995-1997
AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Coach U CEG, AAF Gold Addy 2019 Book Design, AAF Gold Addy 2019 Card, Invitation, Announcement Campaign, AAF 2019 Special Judges Award, Top Emerging Business Amarillo Chamber of Commerce 2015, Department of Agriculture 2014, Leadership Amarillo & Canyon 2012, AAF Silver Addy 2012, AAF Gold Addy 2013, AAF Silver Addy & Gold Addy 2015, AAF Silver Addy 2016, AAF Special Addy Award 2016, AAF Silver Addy 2017, Top 20 Under 40 Award 2011, Texas Business Women Young Career Women 2010
CHRISTINE PRICHARD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
SENIOR ADVISORY EXECUTIVE, HR GENERALIST
HR Generalist with over 17 years of progressive HR knowledge and experience including benefits, compensation and payroll, staff and policy development, employee relations, technology and records management, and legal compliance. Strives to create and maintain an employee-focused culture that emphasizes quality products and service, continuous improvement, and high performance throughout the organization. She brings this wealth of experience and focused motivation to her work with Estacar Companies.
She received her bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University in Business Administration and Management. She has received her certification for SPHR in 2010, and SHRM-SCP in 2015.
SERVICE, COMMUNITY & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Professional member - SHRM 2008 - Present, Board member Panhandle Human Resources Association, 2018-Present. Proud owner of 2 rescue dogs. Served as a billet parent for Amarillo Bulls Hockey, 2010-2012.
Sarah Walter came to Estacar after over a decade of experience in payroll and bookkeeping services. These include multi-site billing and accounting oversight for rehab facilities, construction, and multi-state payroll execution as a Payroll Specialist responsible for processing over 60 payrolls. She is especially gifted in organizing and setting up different processes and training on those processes to create maximum efficiency.
When she isn’t working, you can find Sarah doing the things that she loves most: hanging out with her husband and little boy Winston or shopping. She also enjoys Saturday naps with her Bengal cat!
SHAWN ROBINSON, MBA
EXECUTIVE CFO, CONSULTANT
Shawn has over 24 years’ experience as an operations and finance executive having served in various roles such as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Trust Operations, Certified Financial Manager, and Senior Marketing and Business Analyst. His diverse experiences expand across multiple industries including safety services, manufacturing, fuel services, wholesale, transportation, construction, insurance, banking, and financial services. Shawn flexes his professional skills through all aspects of financial analysis and strategic initiatives, and champions customer-centric operational management that enhances business growth increases revenues and drives profitability.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He anticipates the completion of his Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) designation sometime in 2018. Shawn, his wife, and their two children live in Amarillo, Texas.
KARLA CUELLAR, MBA
ADVISORY EXECUTIVE, ACCOUNTING & COMMUNICATIONS
Karla is bilingual with 3+ years of experience in business, with an accounting focus. She received her bachelor's in accounting. She just graduated from West Texas A&M Univerity obtaining her MBA in Marketing. She has worked for the past 3 years as an accounting analyst in the insurance industry. She has participated in an external audit of large companies and has served as an intern for Ernst & Young. She serves the clients of Estacar with her tenacity, creativity, and dedication.
She has served as a volunteer as a Catechism Kid teacher in 2018.
MILES FORRESTER, BBA, CPA
ADVISORY EXECUTIVE, ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Miles is a native of Amarillo who graduated from Amarillo Hight School and received a BBA degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Licensed as both a Certified Public Accountant and a Real Estate Broker by the state of Texas
Miles professional experience has included:
commercial real estate management, accounting and leasing
residential real estate brokerage and leasing
hotel industry accounting and financial management
accounting and financial management of entities with multiple components
Past Board of Directors member of both Center City of Amarillo and Another Chance House. Miles enjoys running, following college football and, along with his two older brothers, operation and management of their farm and ranch property in Oldham County, TX. While a student at Texas A&M was in the Corps of Cadets and a member of the Ross Volunteer Company and still actively support both organizations. Miles is involved in Twelve Step recovery programs and passionate about assisting those who deal with addictions that have negative consequences in their lives to overcome them.
Miles is the father of a son, Curt, and two daughters, Blaire and Currie
JAMES SWARTZ, BBA
TAC Assistant Manager and Implementation Officer
James is a 2020 West Texas A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He believes that the secret to business is hard work, a strong work ethic, and surrounding yourself with a great team. In addition to his degree, James has also served in leadership roles for numerous charitable organizations. He serves the clients of Estacar using his love for learning and passion for creating a great workplace.
In his off time, James likes to enjoy craft beer, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Accounting Student WTAMU, Accounting Intern
Ryley is currently an Accounting student at West Texas A&M University. He has worked in customer service in the coffee industry for the past 10 years. He has traveled across Texas and New Mexico competing in coffee competitions. His job included training 30+ employees, while also developing several Training programs for the company. He has developed a deep passion for local businesses and strives to always be apart of the community of Amarillo. He serves the clients of Estacar with his adamant attention to detail, passion for business and excitement for growth.
He has competed and qualified for several regional competitions for the USTA men’s tennis league. He has also spent time volunteering on several mission trips in Detroit, Dallas, New Mexico and many places here in the Panhandle.
Executive Assistant and Marketing Intern
Hallie Jones is a natural helper in building others up and giving passion and drive to a variety of projects. She has experience in social media coordinating and building, event planning, and marketing for her local church. She has been a leader of leaders and a communicator in her church for the past 8 years along with building and marketing her own business as a hairstylist for the last 13 years. She has developed experience in a diversity of retail and sales since she was a teen girl, having been raised by entrepreneurs of multiple businesses. She also has 9+ years of experience in the bookkeeping and business side of a small, family-owned, and operated Welding & Construction business in Wheeler, TX. She is passionate about local businesses and charities in the Amarillo area having been born and raised here herself. She offers her diverse experience, passion, and love of bringing people together along with leading and serving to facilitate smooth and efficient processes. Her natural leadership abilities assist Estacar in building people and businesses up. Hallie has an Associate’s in General Studies from Amarillo College. Over the years, she has attended numerous leadership conferences, marketing conferences, webinars, and courses to further invest in her career.
She is in the midst of raising 3 young sons who are busy with school functions and fundraisers, multiple sports, band, and choir. Hallie is active in her local church by serving in various ways, including their online ministry. Hallie values volunteering at her sons' schools and assisting their teachers in any way she can.
Business Development, Executive Accounting & Finance , Investment Business Acquisition, Communications Management, Human Resources, Design