Meet The Team


Tessa Waddell


A native of the Panhandle, Tessa grew up in Dalhart.  Her and her family move to Claude in May of 2001.  She was very active in school functions serving in the PTO when her children were school age.  As an entrepreneur at heart, Tessa started FarmGirl Frosting in 2010, traveling to various events across several states.  In 2016, she decided to take a chance on Claude with a FarmGirl Frosting brick and mortar store on the square.  Tessa is happy with her storefront and continues to expand FarmGirl Frosting.


Her hobbies include spending quality time fishing with her husband, hanging out with her kids, and being creative. 


Tessa was elected Claude Chamber of Commerce President in June 2018 and hit the ground running.  Her goal is to cultivate community and share what a great “place to work, live, and play” Claude is!

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Lori Baggett


Lori is owner and operator of HeadQuarters Family Hair Care.

Lori graduated from Clarendon High School and went on to start her business degree at Clarendon College.  Before finishing her degree, she decided to take advantage of growing up in a salon.

She is currently Vice-President of the Claude Chamber of Commerce and an EMT with Claude EMS.

Her past community work includes serving in the PTO, serving on the Armstrong County Medical Board, and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

Lori wants to see Claude grow and create a positive community for people to shop and live.

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Jami Conrad -Nite


Jami is the Administrator at Palo Duro Nursing Home in Claude, TX.

Jami grew up in Canyon, TX and met and married Claude native Troy Conrad at West Texas A & M.  They moved to Claude in 1981, raised two boys in the great community and school system of Claude.

Jamie started working part time at Palo Duro Nursing Home in the business office in 1990, returned to school in 2005 and became a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

In 2009, an unexpected even occurred in the accident of Jami's husband Troy who was killed while driving a grain truck.  The town of Claude was very supportive and helpful in the healing process of this tragedy.  That is the great thing about living in a small town and community, they all come together in tough times.

Jami has served in several areas such as the Claude ISD School Board, President of PTO, Claude Medical Board, Athletic Booster, Band Booster, and other small clubs through the years.

In 2012, Jami met and married Greg Nite and they currently reside in the great small town of Claude.  They have 3 boys and 2 daughter in-law, and 3 very special grand-kids combined.

Jami has now been at the nursing home for 28 years and loves working with its residents.  The nursing home loves getting involved in any way they can with the community and promote the community.  

Jami would like to see great teamwork within the community to make Claude and the County the best in the area.


Christiana Mustion


Christiana is the Owner and Editor of The Claude News. She moved to Claude in 2015 along with her husband, Jimmy, and daughter, Noelle. The Mustion have been an active part of the Armstrong County community ever since. Christiana is passionate about seeing Claude grow and helping small businesses find success.