Summer Salutations to New Board Members!

Our new board members are ready to make futures so bright! L-R: Kyler Arnold, Yvonne Jauregui, and Thomas Mast.

 

We are pleased to welcome 3 new members to our Board of Directors!
Read on to learn more about our newest volunteer leaders.

 

Kyler Arnold, Texas House of Representatives

Q: How did you get involved with AVANCE?
A: My fiancé attended the AVANCE luncheon last year and afterwards told me about the work AVANCE does and suggested I look into it. I was immediately interested in getting involved. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about AVANCE?
A: The early intervention aspect – so much progress and growth can happen for both kids and their parents if you start early. 

Q: What was your favorite toy when you were growing up?
A: I loved Playmobile – they were little toy people and I loved creating an imaginary community with them. 

 

Yvonne Jauregui, Wells Fargo Bank

Q: How did you get involved with AVANCE?
A: I got involved through my volunteer site with Wells Fargo. One of my development plan goals was to increase my visibility in the community by serving on a board or committee of some sort. I initially started on the Luncheon Committee and have enjoyed getting involved with an organization close to my values.

Q: What is your favorite thing about AVANCE?
A: My favorite thing about AVANCE would be the witnessing the impact the organization has on the community.

Q: What was your favorite toy when you were growing up?
A: My favorite toy growing up was my bike. I loved to be outdoors. My parents had to call me in because I would stay out riding as long as could.

 

Thomas Mast, Community Volunteer

Q: How did you get involved with AVANCE?
A: A friend, Balie Griffith, had spoken glowingly to me about Avance, but the real trigger was my attending the annual luncheon at the invitation of another friend, “Crutch” Crutchfield.  The luncheon’s program is very powerful.  I then went to Avance to tour the classes.

Q: What is your favorite thing about AVANCE?
A: The two-generation focus and its impact on the families involved seems to me to be the real value of Avance.

Q: What was your favorite toy when you were growing up?
A: It was clearly my electric train.  I wore it out.  I still have it.  How could I have become anything other than an engineer?

 

View our full AVANCE-Austin Board of Directors list here.
Interested in board service? Contact Marie Felan, Executive Director.

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