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Friendship Alliance Board of Directors, 2009

Rob Baxter
(President)
Goldenwood POA

Rob Baxter has been President of Goldenwood POA since 2000. He presently works through his own company providing services as a lighting director, production manager and/or gaffer for clientele ranging from the New York City Ballet (20 years) and the NBA (18 years) to Presidential Inaugurations from '93 to '09. He also owns a small company specializing in the sale of portable digital lighting control devices for the professional lighting market as well as developed and patented a new court lighting system for the L.A. Lakers. Elsewhere locally, he has been on the board of Envision Central Texas, the five county, central Texas regional visioning organization, since 2002. His favorite position though, is Asst. Scoutmaster of Troop 2001.


Brian Dudley
(Vice President)
Goldenwood POA

Brian is a civil engineer who has lived in the Austin area almost continuously since arriving at the University of Texas in 1979. Brian and his family have lived at Hays County's western edge of the Edwards Aquifer for 11 years now and draw water directly up from the aquifer to flow out of the household faucets. Brian has served on the County's Blue Ribbon Transportation Committee, the Dripping Springs Independent School District Schoolbus Advisory Committee and the Architectural Committee of his property owners association.

(Secretary)
(unassigned)

Laurie Coffin
(Treasurer)
Fieldstone POA

Laurie has recently joined the Board from Fieldstone.

Goldenwood POA



Dixie Camp
(At large)
Blue Creek HOA

Neil Carman
(At large)
Radiance POA

Neil's background (BS, MS, Ph.D.) involves more than twenty-five years of work in the environmental agency regulatory field and working as an environmental advocate (Sierra Club since 1992); his background involves a range of activities including conducting pollution sampling & analysis primarily around industrial plants & large plant complexes, environmental field testing observations, evaluating and reviewing environmental field testing procedures, compliance field investigations at large & small industry sites, administrative & civil enforcement cases, expert testimony in permit hearings & state district courts, reviewing & commenting on proposed federal & state regulations, serving on federal & state advisory panels, serving as a technical adviser to citizens & industry on source reduction projects to cut toxic emissions, working with dozens of communities impacted by environmental pollution across the US/Canada/Europe/Australia/Africa, performing technical reviews of permit general & special conditions, speaking at public hearings on pending regulatory changes & draft permits, and providing information to the media & persons seeking technical support.


James K. George Jr.
(emeritus)
Bear Creek Estates POA

Jim George is retired from the semiconductor industry and Motorola where he served as Corporate Vice President for the final fifteen years of his career. His responsibilities during that time included several worldwide product divisions, as well as strategy for the Wireless and Broadband Systems business. He grew up in West Virginia, and has a BSEE (Virginia Tech) and MSEE (Arizona State). Jim is married, and he and his wife Diana have three grown children and four grandchildren. He serves on the Leadership Council for KUT FM as well as working with the City of Dripping Springs on rewriting their Subdivision Ordinances. Additional interests include amateur radio, hiking, and writing.

(Former Board Members)

Karen Ford; Nutty Brown Road
Roger Kew; Radiance POA
Greg Markley; Bear Creek Estates POA
Charles O'Dell; Nutty Brown Road
Bret Raymis; Big Country NA
Jonathan Steinberg; Fieldstone POA
Doug Wierman; Blue Creek POA

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