Speaker Date Topic
Kelly Parks Sep 29, 2023 12:00 PM
What do you do after your drill your well?
What do you do after your drill your well?

Introduction by Lisa Parks

Joe Cheban Oct 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Hiking Adventures
Hiking Adventures

Joe Cheben Bio – January 20, 2023:

  • Education:
    • High School = LaSalle Academy in NYC
    • College = Manhattan – BSChE in 1975, MSChE in 1976
    • MBA = University Houston Clear Lake City 0n 1982
  • Work history:
    • ExxonMobil from June 15, 1976 to June 30, 2012
      • Lived overseas 2x:  The Netherland from 1991 to 1994, Qatar from 2008 to 2012
      • Worked as a project planner, researcher, plant engineer
    • EonReality (3D visualization) from July, 2012 to July, 2018
      • Oil & Gas expert
      • Key note speaker at 3D conferences around the world
      • Project manager
  • Hobbies:
    • Long-distance hiking
    • Mountain climbing
  • Volunteer activities:
    • Cordillera Ranch Nature Club President from 2016 to present
    • Coordinate every 3-month trash pickup on highway 46
    • Campaign Manager and campaign consultant for various candidates in Boerne area

Introduction by Leigh Owen

Staci Almager Oct 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Hill Country Family Services
Hill Country Family Services

Serving Kendall County Residents in Crisis

MISSION:  HCFS operates at the intersection of urgent need and lasting change. We foster mental and physical wellness, stability and independence for individuals and families who are in crisis in Kendall County.

Staci Almager is the Chief Executive Officer of Hill Country Family Services (HCFS) and has served in this role since 2018.  During her five years at HCFS, Staci has helped develop innovative programs and services for the Kendall County community including providing 2,500 local professionals five years of access to the LifeSpot Active Shooter App, hiring a Boerne ISD Addiction Recovery Specialist and sponsoring the Boerne ISD Hope Squad, created the Annual Boerne ISD Back to School Rally, develop the Kendall County Behavioral Health Advisory Coalition and the Boerne Homeless Coalition.

Staci was recently honored as the San Antonio Business Journal’s Most Inspirational Leader. In addition, under Staci’s leadership Hill Country Family Services was the recipient of the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce “Nonprofit of the Year” award in 2020 and she was the recipient of the “Businesswoman of the Year” award in 2021.  Staci is a graduate of the Leadership Boerne Class of 2021, Leadership Texas and Leadership America. She’s completed the Kendall County Law Enforcement Academy and the Boerne Fire Department Citizen Academy. Staci is a monthly contributor to the Dallas Federal Reserve Beige Book. Staci and her husband have lived near Boerne for 17 years and they have raised four children. 


Introduction by Christina

Nancy Clarkson Devlin Nov 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Birding in Texas, The Science working with Cornell University
Birding in Texas, The Science working with Cornell University

Nancy began birding when she was 8 years old on the far northside of San Antonio(1960).  After 38 years in Houston raising her family, she and her husband retired permanently to their home near Waring/Sisterdale area in 2011.  She had sporadically birded in this area at family property since 1978.  Birding is a great hobby that both she and her husband enjoy together here in Kendall County and throughout Texas.  She participates in Citizen Science projects locally and contributes to Cornell University’s worldwide database referred to as e-bird.

Each year members of the Citizen Science projects do bird counts through out Kendall County to measure the health of the bird population. Nancy needs our help in getting access to properties within the county so these volunteers can get the job done.

Introduction By Ken Stickney

Noah Nov 10, 2023 12:00 PM
Good For the Sole



Introduction by Naiomi