Catrina Kendrick is an award winning designer and owner of Catrina’s Ranch Interiors. She has sat on many boards and was last year’s vice president of the Dominion Women’s Forum at Dominion Country Club.
Catrina has been very active in helping the Moonlight Fund. During the past several years she has repaired, restored and distributed all types of furnishings to Moonlight Fund recipients who are in need. She recently gave $10,000.00 worth of new furniture to one of our soldiers and a further $40,000.00 in furnishings for his new home just last year.
Having worked in the furniture industry for 45 years Catrina has managed furniture stores, been a buyer and has owned her own business since 2000. Her diligent work ethics and her ability to give direction have built her a very successful business.
She continually brings in new donors and is always available to help. Catrina is a dedicated mother and wife and a true friend to all who know her.
David Miller is a Commercial General Contractor, Rancher and Sportsman. He is married to Kelly Miller. He moved to San Antonio from Meridian, Texas in 1980. He has been a Moonlight Board member since October 2014. David enjoys traveling and hunting.
HENRY COFFEEN III
Henry Coffeen III was raised in Oklahoma City and grew up in the car business. His grandfather was an Oklahoma car dealer and his father worked in sales. However, by the time Coffeen graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, his grandfather had passed away and his family had gotten out of the business. The 80’s real estate scene was booming, so upon graduation Coffeen took a job with a real estate company – a company that promptly bounced his first check. Coffeen says he was broke and in trouble. He stared cleaning apartments to stay afloat. After learning of Coffeen’s bad luck, his best friend’s father and the owner of a Cadillac dealership in Plano, Texas, offered Coffeen a job at his dealership. This launched Coffeen’s career path into the automotive world. Starting out in used car sales, Coffeen quickly moved through the dealership ranks, eventually becoming the sales manager at his boss’s Hyundai dealership.
Henry Coffeen has not slowed down. Recently, he purchased a Yamaha Dealership. In 2008, he was given a Texas Honda Dealership through American Honda. He built it into a 70,000 square foot, state of the art facility, and was a Gold LEED Certified Dealer, before selling it to his partner in 2013.
What Coffeen says he dislikes most about the industry today is the perception many hold that the auto industry is a shady business to be in. “Run properly, it is a great business. I was lucky enough to be partnered with the only dealership in America to ever win the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award, so I got to go through all their training programs and understand, from a business perspective, what it means to do things right. I learned how to run a dealership differently – to do things the right way.”
After ten years of flying airshows professionally, Coffeen was in a serious plane wreck. In 1998, he parachuted from his airplane as it blew up inflight during an airshow practice. He suffered from 3rd degree burns on a third of his body. As if his accident were not enough bad luck, only a month before the crash, Coffeen’s house was completely destroyed when the hundred-year flood of the Guadalupe River filled his home with 16 feet of water. “It was a rough time between losing everything to the flood and then my extended recovery from the plane accident,” says Coffeen, “I had some great dealers who stuck by me at that time.”
Fast forward to 2015 – life is good and business is booming. Today, Coffeen’s free time centers around his two kids – a 14-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. They live on a Texas ranch in the Fort Worth area. The ranch is a cutting horse ranch where they do breeding and training. Cutting horses are agile saddle horses trained to separate individual animals from a cattle herd. Coffeen and his family are also regular boaters and water-skiers. “My kids grew up water skiing and they are now both ski instructors in the summer at water skiing camp.”
“We all have to be a student of the business,” says Coffeen, “If you aren’t constantly monitoring what’s going on in our industry and staying on top of it, it’s going to pass you by. With technology advancing at a crazy speed, things are happening fast right now. You have to be really focused on what’s gong on and what’s there to help so you can funnel it into something that’s going to make money.”
Paul Martin began his investment career with Merrill Lynch and then Oppenheimer & Co. in New York City from 1985 to 1989. Since then he has been the managing partner and chief investment officer of Martin Capital Advisors, LLP, a registered investment advisor with offices in Austin and San Antonio. The performance of the firm’s investment portfolios over the past two decades has often been ranked at or near the top of all diversified investment strategies.
Mr. Martin is an active participant in the Austin and San Antonio communities through leadership positions in a variety of cultural and civic organizations, including the San Antonio Public Library Foundation (board member, chairman of the investment committee and executive committee member), the San Antonio Museum of Art Contemporaries (executive committee member), the Thomas Jefferson Center at the University of Texas at Austin (chairman of the advisory board), the Artist Foundation of San Antonio (advisory board member), the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship at UTSA (team mentor), the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio Alumni Association (board member) and the Mind Science Foundation (board member). Additionally, he has served as board president of the Southwest Texas Council of American Youth Hostels, board president of the Austin chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors, executive committee president of the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum, board vice president of The Jung Society of Austin, board treasurer and secretary of the Austin Investment Association, and chairman of the investment committee of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute. He is an active member of the CFA Societies of Austin and San Antonio, the Rotary Club of San Antonio, the San Antonio Business and Economics Society, the Harvard Business School Club of San Antonio, the Association for Corporate Growth (Central Texas Chapter), the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, and a lifetime member of the Naval War College Foundation and the UDT-SEAL Association.
Mr. Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1980 and is an active supporter of the college. As a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College, Mr. Martin chaired the investment committee and was instrumental in establishing a formal investment policy for the college. He has been active in the St. John’s College Alumni Association for many years and is currently co-president of the Austin/San Antonio chapter and serves on the Alumni Association Board’s nominating committee.
Additionally, Mr. Martin is a retired U.S. Navy Reserve commander. As a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO), his service included eight years in Naval Special Warfare and a two-year tour as a U.S. Navy Reserve SEAL Team commanding officer.
In summary, I was a commercial banker for 38 years. I was a Group Vice President at World Savings responsible for Deposit Operations (16 departments). I worked for World at total of 21 years. Locally, I was a Treasury Management Officer at Broadway Bank for 3 years. I was the president and board member of Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation, president and board member of Hill Country Family Services, Boerne. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and past board member of the Hill Country CASA, Kerrville.
Partner at the law firm of Murphy & Vickers, P.C. which specializes in Corporate, Probate and Real Estate law.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Attended Texas Military Institute in high school. Received bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. Graduated from South Texas College of Law in 2005.
Was on the Board of Directors for Prevent Blindness Texas from 2007-2011.
Currently on the TMI Alumni Board of Directors.
During his time off Tom enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar, running, anything involving the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Sandy is a results driven, highly motivated and seasoned marketing professional with experience delivering innovative solutions to various ad, sports and entertainment brands. She’s a respected manager with commitment to people, team development and a strategic vision to engage consumers and drive revenue growth.
Sandy is currently obtaining a second Masters degree at the University of Texas Health and Science Center -SA in occupational therapy to merge her professional background and experience as a burn survivor into a rewarding career benefiting the burn community.
DEBORAH ORTIZ DE LA PENA
Deborah has close to a decade of experience in Advertising, Media and Public Relations. During her career, she has worked in several Texas cities, New York City, and the Washington, D.C., metro area. A native of Mexico City, Deborah has a passion for languages and culture. She is a certified professional translator in Spanish and English and she is also fluent in German and conversant in French. Deborah is the owner of DOH Marketing and Bilingual Communications; a communications consulting firm in San Antonio, Texas that offers media, public relations, writing and Spanish-English translations services.
Additionally, Deborah works as a public relations consultant for Pennino and Partners, an agency that specializes in media relations and publicity, writing, business development, issues and crisis communications, internal communications and industry relations.
During her career, Deborah has worked for some of the top advertising and media firms in the country including Wieden + Kennedy, the second largest private advertising agency in the world and GateHouse media, one of the nation’s most prominent newspaper conglomerates.
When she is not working, Deborah enjoys spending time with her husband and two-year-old son. She also enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, writing and cooking new dishes to share with friends and family over a good bottle of wine.
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