David Smith, Board Secretary/Treasurer
David Smith is a consulting engineer with Walker Partners in Austin. He holds a B.A. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering and a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Rice University. David is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico. He has designed public and private development projects in central Texas including Baylor University’s McLane Stadium in Waco, the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority’s Phase 2 Raw Water Pump Station at Lake Travis, and Del Webb’s Sun City Georgetown. David is a native Texan and resides with his wife Peggy Murphy in Stagecoach Ranch.
Bruce Moulton, Board President
Bruce Moulton has lived in the Sunset Canyon Subdivision since 2004. He holds a BS degree in Biology, MS degree in Vertebrate Ecology, and pursued a Doctorate degree in Aquatic Biology. He worked for the Texas Water Development Board from 1976 to 1986 and Texas Water Commission (now TCEQ) from 1986 to 2009. His work focused on environmental issues associated with surface water development. From 1994 until his retirement in 2009, he served as a Senior Environmental Policy Advisor to the TCEQ Commissioners and Executive Management. Following State retirement, he has worked as an independent environmental consultant. “I strongly believe water resource development and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive. With sound science and proper planning, management and development of this resource can take place when considering the health and welfare of the end users, while preserving the natural communities that depend on this most precious resource.”
Dr. Torres-Verdín is a prolific author, editor, researcher, patent holder, and an accomplished marathon runner. He completed his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Geophysics at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Torres-Verdín has been with the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering of The University of Texas at Austin since August 1999 where he currently holds the position of Full Professor and the Brian James Jennings Memorial Endowed Chair in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. He is also an Affiliated Faculty with the Jackson School of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Torres-Verdin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and conducts research projects on borehole geophysics, formation evaluation, petrophysics, well logging, inverse problems and integrated subsurface reservoir description. He is the founder and director of the Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation at the University of Texas at Austin, which has been in operation for 22 years and is currently sponsored by 19 companies.
Linda Kaye Rogers, Board Vice President
Linda Kaye Rogers is a fourteen year resident of Wimberley who lives totally on rainwater collection. She is a semi-retired psychotherapist who now provides services primarily to family courts and veterans. She is active in the Wimberley Valley community and has previous experience as a board director. She enjoys gardening, animal care, cooking and genealogy.
Prior to election in 2013, Linda Kaye was an active citizen with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, attending meetings and addressing groundwater issues that came before the board. In 2012 she served on the District’s rules revision committee. Linda Kaye expresses the intent to work to meet the mission of the District to “preserve, conserve, recharge and prevent waste of the aquifer”. She believes that in supporting this mission, the people in western Hays County who are dependent on the aquifer can maintain their water and property rights, their property values, and the special lifestyle that comes with living in the Hill Country. In addition, she supports the educational aspects of the board’s responsibilities to its members.
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