Member Spotlight: Madeleine Tilin

Roots: I grew up in Lubbock, graduated from UT Austin with a degree in journalism and moved several times before coming back to Austin in 2011. My children’s father and I both worked in publishing and enjoyed some great cities together as a result – Boulder, Chicago, Santa Fe and Oakland. We moved to Austin […]

Member Spotlight: Simone Krasan

Roots: I say I am from Seattle, as that is where I spent the longest amount of time growing up. My father was in the military, and my mother liked to travel, so we moved around a lot. I moved from Seattle to Austin, sight unseen, with two of my sorority sisters in 1995. I […]

Member Spotlight: Tammy Saxon

Roots: I grew up in Houston and set roots in Austin after graduating from The University of Texas in 1988. Family Life: I’ve been married to my husband Chuck for 28 years, and our family of six includes our oldest son Chase who is a Junior at Texas Tech University, our son Grant who is […]

Member Spotlight: Jeri Brock

Roots: I was born and raised in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. I moved to Texas when I was 19 and never left. 🙂 Vaughn and I have lived in Austin for 31 years. Family Life: We have 4 boys. Johnson is 29 years old and lives in New York City. Cameron is 26 and lives […]

Member Spotlight: Mary Bell

Roots: I was born in Houston, but I moved to Iran when I was 3 years old. After that, my family moved to London, and then we moved back to Houston. I went to UT and stayed in Austin, living here from 1974 to 1991. We moved to Houston for 17 years until 2008. We […]

Member Spotlight: Ali Clayton

Roots: I am originally from Brownwood, Texas (think Friday Night Lights setting). I’ve lived in Austin for a little over 5 years now. HOOK EM! Family Life: I’m as single as a Pringle. No significant other or kids, but a couple of loving parents and a pretty rad 13 year old sister. Work Life: I […]

Member Spotlight: Paige Clark

Roots: I’m very proud to have been born and raised in Austin. I spent four years in College Station (including one semester in Spain!) for college but came back as soon as I could. I love this city. Family life: It’s just me! I am very blessed to have a strong community of family and […]

Member Spotlight: Marion Forbes

Roots: I’ve lived in Austin since 1994, when my husband Keith and I moved here as he finished grad school. My dad was a native of Austin, his father was an engineering professor at UT, and his half-sister was living here when we moved. She introduced me to walk the hike n’ bike trails in […]

Member Spotlight: Allison Quinones

Roots: I am originally from Goessel, Kansas (which is 45 minutes north of Wichita). It’s a small farming community that has about 500 people within the town, but most people choose to live in the country. My grandpa and uncles own a dairy farm and harvest numerous crops. I grew up drinking raw unpasteurized milk […]

Member Spotlight: Tracey Nelson

Roots: I was born in San Antonio, but grew up in Europe, Asia, New York and the Middle East as my father was in the intelligence service. Family Life: I’ve been married to David for 31 years (…child bride…), and we have two amazing kids: Kate, 25 and Drew, 22. Work Life: I’m currently a […]