I grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans, then attended UTA in the Dallas area, where in 6 short years I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. After a few visits to Austin I was hooked, and moved here in 1999. In 2002 I began renting a house on Upland Drive, in the SRCC area east of I-35. Within a couple years it was clear that this house in this neighborhood was where I wanted to be, and I launched a successful campaign to convince the owner to sell me the house. Lisa and I were married in our back yard in 2006; we now share the house with our 9 year old daughter, Lexi, and a miserable 3 footed tortie cat named Lavaca.
During the development of the Cityâ€™s neighborhood plans in the mid-2000s, one of my neighbors twisted my arm into getting involved in the development of the EROC neighborhood plan. Through that process I got to know some of the more engaged people in the SRCC and EROC areas. At a recent SRCC meeting when Gretchen made a plea for someone, anyone, to help out at the VP position, I thought, â€œHey, Iâ€™m someone. I can do things.â€ So Iâ€™m going to do some things to help our neighborhood.
In my free time I enjoy playing (low division, coed) soccer, attending hockey games, watching offbeat films, reading fiction, and brainwashing my daughter to enjoy 80s early alternative music (itâ€™s going surprisingly well).
South River City Citizens is an Austin, TX, neighborhood association founded in 1972 to give the residents a voice in their community. SRCC covers Travis Heights, South River City, South Congress, St. Edwards and other parts of South Austin (Map Here).
General membership meetings are currently postponed until May 2020. Please see this website post for more information. They are usually held at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month at Good Shepherd on the Hill at 1700 Woodland Ave.