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Hello and welcome to my webpage!  I was lucky enough to be born in the best city in America, Austin Texas.  Of course, in my life, most important is my family, my faith and my hope in a better future.  If you have lived in Austin for any amount of time you, like me,  have realized that there are some characterstics engrained in anyone calling themselves an Austenite.  I am no exception to that rule.  Beyond family, faith and hope I value nature, have benefited from our growth, our education and have worked to give back through a life of service.
I am connected to:

Nature: years of swimming in our local watering holes from Hamilton Pool, Barton Springs, and canning on Lady Bird Lake have enforce a love for the beauty of the natural world which surrounds us and grounds us in our place in nature.

Real Estate: As a single dad I used the Down-payment Assistance Program with the City of Austin NHCD.  This helped me and my son move from renting into home ownership.  Since that point I have eliminated all of my debt and now own three properties along with my beautiful wife Elena.

Education: I have had the great opportunity to attend Austin Community college where I received an Associate's degree in Health and Human services.  At Huston-Tillotson University I was able to gain a Bachelor's Degree in Political science.  At St, Edwards University I was able to complete a two year course of study to obtain a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Ethics.

Life of Service:  I have engaged in the often thankless task of charing to two Sovereign city Commissions, The Urban Transportation Commission and the Urban Renewal Board.  Through this service I have made changes to code that I have seen directly impact the people I serve through my work.  I have had so many people help me throughout my personal life it has greatly influenced my professional life.  Because of all the help I have received I have a need to give back.  I have worked for over twenty years in Housing Health and Social Services.  I am currently the Director of Housing Services with Foundation for the Homeless.  Please help me support this agency by giving what you can.  Like all non-profits we need your financial support to continue to make a difference for the families we serve as they move from homelessness to safe and stable housing.
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