Candidates

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Cibolo Creek Community Church.  Three persons will be elected to serve as directors for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2019. 

Four candidates are running for the Board: Sara Federico, Carolyn Knopf, Kristen Koronczok, and Richard Morris.  Their bios are listed below. 

Sara Federico

Since moving to Fair Oaks Ranch in August of 2010, Sara and her family have been amazed by the wild life and the natural surroundings of this community.   Her husband and two sons (17 &15) love exploring the trails and fishing near the dam.  They feel fortunate to live within walking distance of Boots Park and the beautifully preserved nature trail.  Nothing excites Sara more than the feeling of “I am home” as she drives under the oak tree canopies.

Sara has been in the “business” of health and wellness her entire career.  As a registered dietitian, she has been employed in hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers and currently as a Renal Dietitian for Davita Dialysis in Boerne and Westover Hills. Sara’s career as an RD has been to educate, redirect and encourage people to make the best choices possible for optimal health. She believes an environment where outside activity and the accessibility is essential for one’s health across all age groups.

Her passion to give back to our community as well as a desire to mobilize youth (including her sons) away from excessive technology led her to form a volunteer group called “Friends of FOR Parks, Rec & Trails”.   Just in the past five months they have undertaken 3 volunteer activities. They have worked on everything from trash cleanup along Cibolo Creek (1.5 miles and 20 bags of trash) to assembling picnic tables and benches.  Sara is convinced that our young volunteers will be shaped in a positive way through these experiences of “giving back” and experiencing nature. 

Carolyn Knopf

Carolyn is seeking a second term on the FORHA board, and has been serving as FORHA’s President for two years.  In her tenure, she has improved business processes, streamlined operations, improved community outreach, and has helped stand up new communication channels.  She most recently has been overseeing the creation of a more user-friendly website.  For the past four years, Carolyn has been the administrator of the FOR Community Town Hall on Facebook, a citizen forum for residents of Fair Oaks Ranch.  She dedicates approximately 15 hours weekly of service to the community, and cares deeply about preserving Fair Oaks Ranch for future generations.

Carolyn is a native Texan who grew up in El Paso, daughter of an Army war veteran and a Civil Service employee.  She is a Lead Experience Owner for USAA Federal Savings Bank, and works with members worldwide and oversees external call centers.  Her tenured career at USAA has provided her valuable experience in strategic planning, internal and external communications and operational budget management.  During her 20+ year career with USAA, Carolyn has served in a variety of management positions in strategy, product management, marketing, social media and digital, including helping launch usaa.com.

Carolyn holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from St. Mary's University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University in College Station.  She holds the Certified Product Manager designation, and is a former registered stockbroker.

A 14-year resident of Fair Oaks Ranch, Carolyn has lived in Deer Meadow Estates, Front Gate, and Stone Creek Ranch.  She, her husband Kris, and their three children, Ericcson (Senior, Boerne Champion), Kailyn (Sophomore, Boerne Champion) and Ian (8th, The Winston School) love living on the Ranch, along with their beloved dogs. 

Kristen Koronczok

Kristen currently serves as a Director on the FORHA Board and is seeking re-election.  Kristen desires to continue her Director position on the FORHA board because she wants to see smart growth and continued stewardship of this beautiful community.  She believes in keeping the small rural charm and strong sense of community.

Kristen has lived in Fair Oaks Ranch for almost 3 years.  She was born in Chicago and grew up in Florida.  She came to Texas in 2002 and has had the pleasure of living in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Marble Falls, and Tomball.  It was almost 3 years ago that she and her husband decided to call Fair Oaks Ranch home.  Kristen’s husband of 13 years, Steve, grew up in the Fair Oaks Ranch/Boerne area.  Over the past 15 years she has watched the community grow and change.  Kristen has 2 elementary school aged boys and a daughter in preschool.  The family is involved in coaching i9 Flag football and Boerne Little League, as well as soccer and dance.  Kristen and her family are members Messiah Lutheran Church, where she also works as a teachers aid in the Kinder Prep classroom.  She also serves on the Van Raub Elementary PTO Board.

Kristen is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS degree in Interior Design.  She has had the pleasure of working in both residential and commercial design, working for both custom and production builders, as well as the Walt Disney World Resort.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris lives in Deer Meadows Estates with his wife Janet and their two dogs Rascal and Hope.  He feels it would be an honor to serve on the homeowners association.  He is uniquely qualified for this position based upon education, background, and real life experience which includes over thirty years as a successful trial attorney.

Richard graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with degrees in Physical Education and Law. He also has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from California State University at Long Beach. Richard believes that harmony and congeniality are keys to a successful organization. He has proven leadership skills with an extensive history of managing a large corporation.  He has demonstrated ability to make complex and timely decisions and is well rounded with his background in sports.

Richard was the Senior Managing partner of Mullen and Filippi, LLP a statewide California law firm with well over 100 attorneys and an annual budget of over ten million dollars ($10M).  He specialized in providing legal guidance to public entities and, as a trial attorney has taken over 75 cases to jury verdict.

His other real life experiences include: Serving two tours with the Air Force in Viet Nam as a forward air controller; over thirty years officiating College and High School Football and Basketball games; eight years on the Board of Directors for one of the largest park Districts in Northern California, Cordova Park and Recreation District.  He was recently on the Board of Directors for the Fair Oaks Ranch men’s golf association and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors for the Leon Springs Volunteer Fire Department.