An Update from CEO Tom Gattle

Posted here is this week’s letter from our CEO, Tom Gattle, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is so much still unknown, we are grateful for the good health and commitment of Team Terral. As Gattle says, “This pandemic and its repercussions may give us an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a better way of doing business and living our lives in the future.”

Weekly Letter from our CEO, Tom Gattle

Posted here is this week’s letter from our CEO, Tom Gattle, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful that all of our employees are still working, and as Gattle writes, we “remain optimistic that when we get to the other side of this pandemic, we will all be better for it.”

Welcome Sheryl Toups, Payables Staff Accountant

Terral River Service, Inc. would like to extend a warm welcome to our Payables Staff Accountant, Sheryl Toups. Read more about Sheryl below!

Position at Terral:  Payables Staff Accountant

Reports to: Paul Moore, CFO

Years of Experience:  Over 14 years of comprehensive experience in accounting

Previous Employer:  Spartan Construction and Roofing, Inc.

Oversees:  Accounts Payable for the Land Division

Hometown:  Arlington, TX

Family:  Husband, CW5 Wilton Toups

Currently Resides: Vicksburg, MS (Moved to Mississippi in 2018)


BBA, Magna Cum Laude – Northwood University, Cedar Hills, TX

MSA, Taxation – Kaplan University, Online

Interests:  Enjoys being with friends and family, working out, skiing, reading and sewing

Approach to Accounting:  comes from a quote by Charles Scott, “Creativity is great– but not in accounting.”

An Update from CEO, Tom Gattle

Click here to read an update from our CEO Tom Gattle regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish you all a healthy and safe journey through these trying times.

A Note of Sympathy


Kim King has been with our company and related family businesses for forty years. Most of you know Kim as handling our Marine dispatching at our office in Lake Providence, but through the years she has held many important positions at TRS. This last week Kim lost her husband, Kenneth, after 38 years of marriage. We offer Kim our deepest sympathies for her loss and ask everyone to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Terral RiverService is sad to announce the passing of long time employee Mark Moreno. Mark served as manager of both our Columbia and Natchitoches locations during his time with Terral. He was a dedicated and conscientious employee that had the respect and friendship of his fellow employees and supervisors. Mark’s smile and good nature will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him on a daily basis. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark’s family during this difficult time.

Terral RiverService names Gabe Gattle to Board of Directors

Tom Gattle, President and CEO of Terral RiverService, announced on February 6, 2020 that Gabe Gattle has been elected to the TRS Board of Directors. “We are proud and fortunate to have Gabe, not only as Vice-President of our Marine Division, but now a member of our Board of Directors. His experience in the marine industry, as well as his knowledge of our company, make him a good addition to our Board.”

“I am so appreciative to be added to the Terral RiverService board. I have been working for Terral for 11 years, and it is an honor to be a part of an organization that I care so much about.  I am looking forward to serving and leading the people of Terral for years to come, says Gabe Gattle.




Featured Employee | Mallory Hopkins

Terral RiverService is proud to announce our featured employee for February, Mallory Hopkins. Mallory has been the Payables Staff Accountant for the Marine division since October of last year. She began with TRS in May 2018 as a file clerk and assistant to the Payables Staff Accountant and HR/Payroll Manager. She says that she is really enjoying the new experiences and responsibilities of this new position and is grateful to leadership for their confidence in her and for giving her the chance to take them on.

Mallory and her husband Nick moved to Lake Providence in 2012. She first worked as an Accounts Payable Clerk for the Town of Lake Providence before earning her insurance license and working for an agent. “I always liked to focus more on the clerical and billing side of things than the sales side. It was a great job, but I knew that sales just wasn’t for me.” Mallory was really happy for the opportunity to work with Terral both for the return to what she enjoys doing, and also because she had heard what a family-oriented company it is. She says: ”This is a truly great place to work. Not only the people in the Lake Providence office, but my co-workers at all our other locations have been so welcoming and helpful as I have shifted roles. I look forward to many more years helping Terral River Service grow and growing with them.” 

In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and two young children and other family and friends both in Lake Providence and Monroe.

Featured Employee | Tyler Webb


Terral RiverService is proud to announce our featured employee for December, Tyler Webb. Tyler is currently Manager in Mobile, Alabama, overseeing dockyards in Valparaiso and Point Washington and two offloading rigs there as well. He began as a deckhand on an offloading rig just over a year ago, and quickly worked his way up. Marvin Collins, TRS’s Land Operations Manager says that he wishes he had ten employees just like Tyler. “He gives it his all” says Collins.

Tyler enjoys working for TRS in part because he is able to travel and see new things. He likes working on the water and also likes that the job brings something different everyday.  Tyler laughs and says that he works a lot, but when he isn’t, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Terral RiverService Hosts 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Terral RiverService Inc. held its 14th Annual Golf Tournament at the Vicksburg Golf and Country Club on October 10, 2019. The annual event is an opportunity for Terral RiverService to show its appreciation to its customers and vendors, and enjoy a relaxing day together. Following the tournament, guests attended an awards ceremony and enjoyed dinner at the country club’s restaurant, The Anthony.

Photo of Golf Participants

Golf Tournament Participants

Members of the first place team were Teddy Twigg with Patriot Construction, Colby Pennington with Marquette Transportation, and Ronald Lattier and Eric Gilmore, both with Red River Waterway Commission. A special congratulations also to Matt Bell for hitting a hole-in-one. Thanks to the vendors and customers who donated prizes.

Photo of Golf Tournament winners

Winning team (L-R): Teddy Twigg, Colby Pennington, Ronald Lattier, Eric Gilmore.

“We enjoy getting to know our customers and vendors outside of the office, and are glad for the opportunity to build and strengthen our relationships,” Johnny Martin of Terral RiverService said.