Molly and her husband, Jerry, enjoy living in Hunt, Texas. Molly currently works as the Branch Manager/Vice President and Loan Officer at the Ingram branch of Security State Bank & Trust. Previous to that, Molly worked at the Ingram branch of Bank of the Hills as the Branch Manager/Vice President. Molly graduated from Tivy High School and earned her Associates Degree at Southwest Texas Junior College. Through the years, Molly has served the communities of the Texas Hill Country in many capacities, but her current community involvement includes: member of Hunt United Methodist Church, member of the West Kerr Country Chamber of Commerce, nominations committee member of the Hunt United Methodist Church, Women’s Bible study group leader, member of the Hunt Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, member of the First Thursday’s Group (Ingram Strategic Planning), Trustee for the Hunt Methodist Foundation and mentor in the Hunt Independent School District.
Debbie and her husband, Jeff, moved to Kerrville in 2011 purposely choosing Kerrville as the place to spend their retirement years. Debbie has a Home Economics degree from Tarleton State University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Angelo State University. After working as a home economist for 10 years with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, she became a stay-at-home mom volunteering with a number of organizations through church, school, and the community. Volunteer duties included fundraising, planning and implementing events and activities, organizing volunteers, and promotion of the various organizations. She continues to be involved in her church and the Kerrville community through volunteer work and other outside interests.
Biographical information coming soon.
James McAfee – Treasurer
James ("Mac") McAfee was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was raised in Austin, Texas. He served in the United States Army from 1967-1970, where he trained as a Physician's Assistant. He worked in Conroe, Texas and in Fredericksburg, Texas as a PA for 30 years. Currently, Mac owns an outfitting business that specializes in archery equipment, and he has worked for the past 10 years as a financial advisor with Joseph Financial Partners. He is active at Bethany Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, finance committee and the call committee. Community involvement is also a vital part of Mac's life; he has served on the Board of Adjustments in Fredericksburg and the Board of Directors for the Appraisal District, as well as Chairman of the Board for the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce in 2004. Past organizations Mac has enjoyed being a part of include: Kiwanis and Rotary.
Samantha Taylor is the Manager of Accounting and Finance at Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Inc. in Ingram, Texas. A Hill Country native, born and raised in Kerrville, Texas, she graduated in 1997 from Ingram Tom Moore High School. Samantha graduated from Schreiner University with a degree in Business Administration, with concentration in accounting in December 2001. Samantha received the Accounting Student of the year award from the San Antonio Chapter of Certified Pubic Accountants. She worked nine years as public accountant in the fields of both audit and taxation for Davidson, Freedle, Espenhover & Overby, P.C. and Massy, Itschner & Company PC prior to settling in with HCTC in 2010. Community Involvement includes: member of Kerrville Morning Rotary, coached several YMCA youth sports teams, Team Captain for Kerr County Relay for Life, Event Chair for Kerr County Relay for Life, Board Member for the ITM Friends and Faculty organization, Hill Country College Fund fundraising accounting division leader, and YMCA Kerr County board member. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeremy Taylor, and together they have two beautiful daughters, Addison and Caitlin. As a family, they have a passion for serving others.
Michael grew up in Washington state where he met his wife of 45 years, Kathleen. They now have two adult sons and three grandchildren. Michael began practicing law in Seattle before joining the Army as first, a military and then, a civilian international legal advisor. He and his family spent 11 years in Germany, culminating in his assignment as legal advisor on international law to the US Commandant in Berlin. He is now the Deputy Director for Support/Operations for the Department of Defense's largest installation, Joint Base San Antonio. He and his wife moved to the Hill Country four years ago, living just north of Comfort. His wife has retired from a 30-year teaching career and Michael intends to follow suit in the not-too-distant future. Michael has served as the President of the Board of Directors of Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas until just this past year.
As a fifth generation Kerr Countian, Mindy graduated from Tivy High School and attended Schreiner University, Angelo State University and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. She and her late mother, Marj Nicholson, owned MN Travels for close to 20 years before she began her position as Director of Business Programs and Public Affairs with the City of Kerrville. Following her tenure with the City of Kerrville, Mindy was selected to head the West Kerr Chamber of Commerce as their executive director in 2012.
Very active in the community, Mindy served one term on Kerrville City Council and is the past president of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Executive Women’s Club. She has served on many boards including the Texas Downtown Association, Texas Arts & Crafts Educational Foundation and the Kerr County Historical Commission. Currently she serves on the Peterson Regional Medical Center Annual Giving Committee. Mindy is married to Chief Raymond Holloway (ret.) and has one daughter, Meredith Wendele Jakovich and is the proud grandmother to Foster Jakovich. The family is active in the First United Methodist Church, Kerrville.
Elizabeth (Liz) Althaus was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she earned a BS and MSW. In 1991, Liz and her husband, Voy, moved to the Hill Country, largely due to the fact that her husband's family was one of the first settlers of north eastern Gillespie County. For 25 years, Liz worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service, her last position being in the Central Office (Division Administrator for Program Manager Support). Recently, Liz spent 6 years serving on the Board of Hill Country CASA, she is the immediate past President of Hill Country CARES, spent 12 years with the Gillespie County Historical Society (twice chaired the annual fund raiser and also served as secretary), has volunteered for the Fredericksburg Native Plant Society (chaired the annual Seminar and Garden Tour), and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
Currently, Liz enjoys volunteering for a wide variety of organizations: she serves as Hill Country Panhellenic Recruitment Coordinator, serves as Co-Chair of the Gillespie Country Child Services Board, volunteers as membership chair of the Hill Country Master Gardeners, and offers her time and talents to the Native Plant Society of Texas.
Charlie was born in Kerrville and spent most of his childhood in Hunt. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2007 with an accounting degree and is a die-hard Red Raider! He married his high school sweetheart, Katie, and they have three children; Annie, Maggie and Luke. Charlie always knew that he wanted to raise his family here in the Texas Hill Country. Charlie is a CPA and works primarily in the tax department of Davidson, Freedle, Espenhover & Overby, P.C. Charlie enjoys his job, especially cultivating relationships. Charlie and his family are active members of Kerrville Bible Church and he is actively involved in the Hill Country Emmaus Community. He looks forward to serving his community as a Trustee of The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country.
John Hutcherson – President
John and his wife, Judy, live north of Fredericksburg near Enchanted Rock. John works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fredericksburg. He earned a BA from Allegheny College, a MSW from Florida State University and a PhD from the University of Maryland. For 15 years, John worked in the mental health field; in the US Air Force, as a social worker in the hospital at Andrews Air Force Base, and as Executive Director of a Community Mental Center in Mississippi. John has been a financial advisor for the past 36 years. He is a member of the following: Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, The Planned Giving Advisory Council for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg Toastmasters and is a past President of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club. For Rotary District 5840, John will serve as District Governor in 2019-2020. John and Judy have four children and three grandchildren.
Gayle Schoessow was raised in El Campo, Texas and attended Texas A & M University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in Agricultural Development and then met her husband, Chris Schoessow, while attending Baylor University School of Law. After practicing law in San Antonio for seven years, Chris and Gayle moved their family to Fredericksburg in 2011 as they wanted to return to the area where Chris' family has lived for five generations. Gayle's law practice includes estate planning, probate, real estate and corporate law at The Law Offices of Bryla and Schoessow, P.C. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the College of the State Bar of Texas. Gayle is an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church serving on School Council, the Mardi Gras Gala planning committee, is part of the Adoration ministry, women's Bible study, and a member of ACTS. Gayle is a lifetime member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc., and has served on the SALE 4 Kids committee. While in Fredericksburg, she has enjoyed serving on the board for the FUMC Child Development Center and on the advisory council for Boys and Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg Club. Chris and Gayle have 3 children, Addison, Nora and Wyatt, with a fourth child expected in February.
Penny Van Shoubrouek
Penny Van Shoubrouek was born in McAlester, Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma earning a BBA. While attending OU she met her husband, Fred. They have been married for 38 years and have two children, Austen and Sarah, who have also graduated from OU. Their children are third generation Sooners! After college graduation, Penny and Fred moved to Houston where she began her Trust career with Republic Bank-Houston. In the mid 80’s, they relocated to California and Penny joined the ranks of Wells Fargo for 11 years. In 1998, they decided to return to Texas and settled in Helotes thinking they were moving to a small town environment. It wasn’t long before San Antonio moved to them. Penny worked for USAA as a Trust Director until joining Centennial Bank in Kerrville in 2008. Penny is currently an Executive Vice President and Senior Trust Officer with Centennial Bank Wealth Management and is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, a Certified Wealth Strategist, and an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. She is also a graduate of the South Methodist Graduate School of Banking of Southern Methodist University.
Michael and his wife, Michelle, moved to Texas from Wisconsin nearly 40 years ago. They have lived in Fredericksburg for 12 years. Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1975 with a degree in Economics and University of Wisconsin School of Law in 1978. He received a Master in Laws – Taxation from Southern Methodist University in 1992. Michael began his 26-year corporate career with Halliburton Company in Dallas in 1981. His areas of practice were international law, taxation, transactional law, securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He was promoted to his first executive position in 1992 and transferred to Houston at that time. He also had assignments in London and Singapore and has travelled to over 40 countries.
Michael planned to take early retirement in 2007. Instead, he became the President of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. He returned to corporate life in 2009 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. He commuted to Houston and retired in 2015.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Noon Rotary and the Gillespie County Historical Society. He is a member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and recently completed the Hill Country Master Gardener Program and is a member of the Education Committee. Michael is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fredericksburg.
Alice Virginia White – Member At Large
Alice V. White, an individual financial investor, serial entrepreneur & “connector” moved to Fredericksburg, Texas, in February, 2014. She serves in the following capacity: Trustee with the Hill Country University Center Foundation; beneficiary-donor to The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country; member of the Texas Tech Hill Country Advisors & Advocates; board member of TTU Hill Country/Osher Lifelong Learning; secretary for the Hill Country PanHellenic Alumnae Association; director for the Phi Beta Kappa Association of West Texas & Eastern New Mexico; membership chair, secretary-elect & president-elect nominee of the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning; membership chair of Rotary District 5840; membership-development trainer for the Rotary Zones 21b/27; nominee-elect for the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin. Dr. White founded and continues to oversee her own individual, financial-investing business. She also owns many other businesses around the state and around the country. Dr. White has founded over 50 endowments at five community foundations, countless scholarship or program endowments for universities and colleges, and many more good works too numerous to list!