A resident of the Texas hill country since 1994, Patty’s love of stage work started in grade school and continued into college as a Theatre Arts major at St. Edwards University in Austin.
Although it was not her destiny to earn a living working in the field, the fondness for theatre stayed with her throughout her twenty-year career in corporate restaurants.
Together with her husband, Paul, they have owned and operated NightScenes Landscape Lighting Professionals since 2004.
Patty also works part-time at Kingsland Health and Fitness Center as a certified Silver Sneakers instructor and leads additional cardio and strength-building classes for seniors. Patty and Paul enjoy world travel and local beer and wine. They make their home in Kingsland.
Brian Jones joined the Board of Directors in January 2020. He is currently General Manager for Longhorn Cavern State Park.
Brian has dedicated his life to various non-profits, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Marble Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Association, Alliance Umpire Association, Fort Worth Football Officials Association, and the Austin Football Officials Association.
Brian and his wife Ginger moved to the hill country in 2008 with their three boys Jordan, Easton, and Garen. Two of these great performers you may see on the stage from time to time.
Frank Reilly is a lawyer, a municipal judge, and teaches political science courses for Texas Tech University.
He served as mayor of the City of Granite Shoals from 2005 until 2011, and practices law with the firm of Potts & Reilly, LLP of Horseshoe Bay, with a practice that includes estate and probate matters, constitutional law, nonprofit law, and small business advising.
Frank has 30 years of experience in advising non-profit organizations, and serves or has served on various boards of 501(c)(3) and public entities, including board chair for Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties, Inc., the entity that provides Meals on Wheels and Head Start services for the two counties, board chair for Burnet Senior Housing Opportunities, Inc., which provides senior housing in Marble Falls, presiding officer of the Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation, president of the Southwest Range & Wildlife Foundation, vice-chair of Ecology Action of Texas, Inc., board member of the Capital Area Council of Governments, member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and on the advisory boards for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Highland Lakes), Texas Tech University Water Center, Roddick Tennis Center, Access for Youth, and the Greek & Service Organization of the University of Texas.
Nancy’s passion is education, and she has taught everything from third grade through graduate school.
Most of her career has been in teacher education, not only in colleges and universities in the US, but also in six foreign countries in the Middle East, Africa, and South America.
She has also spent many years working with teachers in over 30 American Indian tribal schools across the nation.
She is experienced in funded projects, having served as director, principal investigator, or project coordinator on ten state and federal grants and has been the evaluator on 16 additional grants and hopes to help HCCT in this area.