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KAPS Board of Trustees

Contact the board with thoughts or questions at: boardoftrustees@kapschool.org

HeatherHeather Carter, President

Heather Carter is a local artist, activist, and parent. She is honored to have the opportunity to serve the board at KAPS for the second time. Her first term on the board was in 2006 when she was able to work with Yana Bland, the founder of KAPS. Knowing Yana’s vision and passion for the school, it has been a pleasure for Heather to see how the school has grown in just 10 years. She looks forward to the next decade at KAPS and being involved in laying the groundwork for the future. The academic, creative and social culture at KAPS is what makes it such a draw for students as well as parents. Heather’s goal is to help the school capitalize on what makes it different, help it to gain recognition as well as support and help it GROW.

In 2007 she co-founded The Bountiful Sprout, an online grocery for local goods that is revolutionizing the way we buy, sell, grow and distribute food. The Bountiful Sprout is now recognized as a national food hub by the USDA and serves Austin, Wimberley and Fredericksburg.

Heather’s latest art installation, “Lifeboats,” is an example of her efforts to focus her work and her life in the same direction. Forming communities and gathering materials, she is finding her place among neighbors and friends, helping to grow a sustainable future for her family and at the same time using her art and Bountiful Sprout as her platform to do so. Her work is permanently displayed in lobbies, libraries and restaurants all over Texas including our very own Leaning Pear in Wimberley.

 

Kenn Peters, Vice President

Kenn Peters holds a BS in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, an MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi and an MA in Educational Administration from Concordia University. He has more than 18 years of experience guiding students in an educational environment. He has worked with a diverse group of people in a teacher shortage area. He is creative and innovative in administering programs and services. Kenn is committed to consensus building and a team approach to management and has an ability to maintain a sense of humor, professionalism, and calm in high-pressure situations. Prior to joining Austin Achieve, Kenn was the Principal at the Katherine Anne Porter School for 3 years. Together with his colleagues, he researched, organized and launched the school's Peer Jury and Restorative Justice programs. Kenn is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Bolivia 95-97), speaks Spanish and enjoys traveling, exercising and hanging with his family.

 

Kenn Peters

Ronnie Pinkerton, Treasurer

I am a 30-plus year technology professional working for organizations like IBM and CA as well as a variety of smaller software organizations. Most recently, I have been working with medium to large organizations helping them to transform and organize around agility,  sharpening their abilities to inspect and adapt to a rapidly changing business world. I have been involved with various charitable organizations in a variety of positions. I am currently active in our church, specifically organizing and running our audio and video systems. I have a passion to assist KAPS in becoming the best school possible and continue on its mission!

Profession and affiliations: I am currently a Solutions Architect with Rally, a CA Company. I am currently a member of the Scrum Alliance, Scaled Agile Organization,  PMI, and Barton Creek Ranch Property Owners Association and active supporter of KAPS, Goodwill, Rally Cares, Global Giving, and Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church. Prior affiliations have included Boy Scouts of America, National Management Association, IEEE and church committees

 

Gary Woolfolk, Secretary

Gary practiced law in Dallas for over 20 years. He specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Law and represented large to medium sized public and private corporations. After leaving the practice of law, Gary became a consultant for various businesses, helping them through day-to-day management decisions, critical contraction issues, as well as expansion decisions. He brings a varied legal and business background to the Board of Trustees to help KAPS realize its full growth potential while maintaining its family like experience for the students. Gary retired to Wimberley in January 2017.  He is an avid woodworker, creating tables, casework, chairs and other items for family members and friends in his workshop at his home.

Clark Gray

Clark is a local real estate agent who works with Realty Austin in their Dripping Springs office, serving clients from Austin to the Hill Country. Prior to moving into real estate, he spent two decades working in print journalism, radio, and television, and received numerous awards for his many contributions, including being creator and Executive Producer of an Emmy Award-winning television series for children. He has excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and follow-through that is an asset to the KAPS Board. He is passionate about his 3 KAPS kids, and making sure all KAPS kids are getting as much out of school and life as possible. 

Clark-GrayVictor Hotho

Victor comes to the KAPS board with nearly 30 years of experience in photography, graphics production and technology orchestration. He is passionate about creative thinking and expression, design and melding old with new technology. Originally from Texas, he grew up exploring the outdoors, tinkering in workshops, darkrooms and print shops. He worked as a photographer under three Texas governors, spent 10 years in NY enduring the advertising rat-race, ultimately returning to Austin to get back to cicaidas and bettertacos. Victor operates a design and digital fabrication shop, while continuing his pursuit in photography. He lives in South Austin with his wife and two amazing daughters, one of whom is at her first year at KAPS.

Victor HothoErika Koenig

Erika Koenig is not only an educator, but also owns and manages the HippoCampus Learning Center. She has three degrees from the University of St. Thomas: BA, BBA, and MEd. Her marketing degree allowed her to travel the country for business, her Spanish degree helped her to appreciate other cultures, and her education degree allows her to help students achieve their potential. She was born and raised in Texas, but has traveled to thirty-six states, two continents, and seventeen countries. She believes that each region of the world has its beauty and each person has a story to share.