2018 Board of Directors Nominees
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact CMA and send in your bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your bio will then be sent out to all the owners in advance before the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members.
Your 2018 Board of Director nominees are…
I have been a Brookfield homeowner since 2003, and I am the original owner of my house. It’s been exciting to see the neighborhood change throughout the years and the surrounding area developed so dramatically. I have two daughters who attend our neighborhood schools. Evelyn attends Wieland Elementary, and Natalie attends Dessau Middle School. Now that they are older, I have more time to devote to my community. I’m involved in both of their schools, and I feel it’s important for the neighborhood and schools to form a partnership which is why I want to serve on the board of the Brookfield Owners Association. I believe in creating a fun, safe, and inclusive community where we look out for and support each other.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Texas Tech University; Masters in Educational Administration, Concordia University
Experience: I have over 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, campus administrator, and district administrator. I feel I can bring this extensive experience with families to my position as a board member to be a good listener, make proactive decisions, and treat everyone with respect.
I have lived at this Brookfield subdivision since it was first built in 2002. I’ve served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for the last 2 years. My goals have not changed since running for election 2 years ago. I strive to protect our home values, maintain the safety and cleanliness of our neighborhood, encourage community participation, and generally enrich the lives of our community.
I am a State Analyst with the United States Health and Human Services/Office of Refugee Resettlement for the last year, after working as a Program Supervisor with the State of Texas/ Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) for more than 17 years. Currently and for the last 17 years, I am a subject matter expert on refugee matters. Refugees have always been very close to my heart as I am also a refugee who arrived in the US more than 40 years ago. Working in this field is my way of giving back to the world…to pay forward to those who are seeking freedom from persecution. I have been very fortunate to have escaped from a very harsh condition under the Communist regime. Giving back is just a small gesture of gratitude that I can share.
Education: MPH (Master of Public Health), B.S. Chemistry
Leadership Experience: Treasurer for HOA Board, Treasurer for Christian Life Community USA, Retreat Leader, Spiritual Director/Guide, Member of Church Executive Council.
My family are ranchers. My grandmother was from west Texas. I grew up in Albuquerque. I attended public schools during the week, and worked weekends on the ranch with the rest of my immediate and extended family.
I hold a teaching degree from NMSU, one from UNM, and a graduate degree from St Johns College. (They study the Great Books). I moved in late 2016 to the Austin area to be near my daughter and son-in-law. I have received my provisional certificate for Texas and plan to teach full-time in the fall.
I lived most of my life in Albuquerque but because of my family’s ranches, have visited almost everywhere in the state of New Mexico. Most people in Albuquerque take pride in their neighborhoods. Some are 300 years old. Most Albuquerque neighborhoods are now formally organized and registered with the city. I was a founding member when we organized and registered our neighborhood about 20 years ago, and was the block captain for my street.
I have never lived before in a HOA because in New Mexico, there are almost no HOAs. Large cities like Albuquerque have Neighborhood Organizations. Having come from such a strong Neighborhood Organization, I would like to see homeowners in Brookfield have a much greater sense of community. Many positive things come out of a “community” mindset. People in a community make time to meet their neighbors and find ways to socialize with them. They form groups: walking together, playing games, gardening, etc. They come to care about each other and naturally volunteer to pick up groceries for a sick neighbor, and walk or drive each other’s children to school or daycare. They care for each other’s pets when out of town. In other words, their neighbors become close friends and are like an extended family.
I think the best thing the Brookfield HOA Board can do is foster a sense of community. I am enthusiastic about joining with other Board members to plan and participate in Brookfield social events. I believe people who get out and meet each other can’t help but find things in common with others and will naturally take the initiative to see more of each other.
I have lived in Brookfield for almost 14 years. I have seen the board every effective and sometimes less. I believe its time for us as a community to step up and hold our neighborhood to a higher standard. Of course we are all concerned with safety and services but also the main reason for buying a home is to hold the real estate valve up. Now we see our homes sell in a very short period of time from list to close. That has to be maintained not assumed. We are on that cusp for an aging neighborhood that will hold us desirable place to live or not so much.
I previously lived in Northtown Park which is in our same MUD. There wasn’t a formal HOA as there isn’t a pool in the neighborhood but we held a defacto group for many of the 10 years I lived there. I was honored to be the president of that group for four years. I also presented that neighborhood on the North Austin Growth Corridor Alliance for many years. That group oversaw the building of Dell, Samsung, and The Domain. Construction can be very disruptive to qualify of live.