Board and Committees

From election day forward, your Block House Creek Owners Association Board of Directors stays hard at work addressing current issues and making plans for your future in Block House Creek.
David Johnson

Ken Soule

President

Some of you may remember me from my past participation as a member of the Association’s Publicity Committee and then as a member of the Board of Directors. I believe this experience and knowledge will be helpful to the current Board. I know how the Board operates and understand many of the legal requirements and constraints placed on the Board and the Homeowners Association through both regulatory law and the Bylaws. A great piece of advice I received from a previous Board member was that you cannot make everyone happy but you can work with the community to help make necessary changes and encourage things that are going well. With your support, I think I can make this happen.

Ken brings to the Board more than ten years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst for the Seton Family of Hospitals. Ken and his wife Dee purchased in Block House in 2002. They have two sons in the military, one who is a senior in high school, and a two-year-old daughter. Ken and Dee plan to stay in Block House for at least another sixteen years. In his free time, Ken enjoys Friday night league bowling and Martial Arts.

Rayan Horak

Rayan Horak

Vise President

I am deeply vested in this community as Block House Creek has always been my home.  My parents, still residents of Block House Creek, planted our family’s roots here when, in 1990, they purchased their first home in what was then a rural community.  My husband and I were fortunate enough to do the same in 2008.  I have seen the tremendous growth and development in the neighborhood and surrounding areas and embrace the diversity the last 20+ years has generated. Now, raising my own two children in Block House Creek, I feel as though I can represent the past, present, and future of our wonderful community.

Rayan has a professional background in management with communication and leadership being the cornerstones of her career.  She has also served as a member of the Association’s Recreation Committee for the last four years.  Rayan has worked closely with members of surrounding historical organizations and Chambers of Commerce to feature local leaders during the Association’s History and Wine event held at our historical Walker House. Rayan has also sourced talented musicians from the Block House Creek community for the 4th of July celebration and the Music on the Green series.  She greatly enjoys working with the countless volunteers who have helped coordinate, organize, and execute all of the events in our neighborhood.

Heike Schwalb-Santiago

Heike Santiago

Treasurer

Having lived in Block House Creek for seven years, I have seen our community grow and improve. As a member of the Board of Directors, I want to continue to make improvements in community relations and to work with the Municipal Utility District to continue to beautify our surroundings.

A fluent speaker of German, English, and some Spanish, Heike works for Leander ISD as a substitute teacher and also owns her own candle-making business. She professes to love gardening, reading, camping, and traveling. On behalf of BHCOA, she has served on and supported the work of the Recreation Committee. Heike previously served as an HOA Board Director in Arizona.

Heike and husband Rick are the proud parents of two sons, one a student at Wiley Middle School, the other at Block House Creek Elementary.

Pam Phillips

Pam Phillips

Secretary

I am a staunch supporter of strong, consistent communication as the major requirement for achieving goals of any kind. As a Block House Creek resident, I have always been and will continue to be committed to working diligently to promote and strengthen neighborhood unity. As a Board Member, I am equally as committed to working hand-in-hand with all to achieve problem resolution and ensure positive outcomes. My desire is that Block House Creek remain the outstanding community that led my husband and I to purchase here and stay here.

Pam brings to the Board many years of corporate and private experience in the fields of journalism, public relations, and graphic design. During her corporate career, in addition to responsibilities as a Marketing Communications Manager, she held the role of Worldwide Chair of Employee Communications. During her private career, Pam and a partner led their own advertising agency, providing a wide range of advertising commodities to a diverse clientele. As a volunteer, she sat five years as a Board Member for a non-profit, and, over an extended period of time, also provided counseling for individuals in crisis situations. On behalf of the Association, Pam has accrued seven years as Publicity Chair responsible for website management, event promotion, Facebook postings across a number of sites, as well as the Association’s e-blast distributions.

Luanne Miller.

Luanne Miller

Board Member

Having been a Block House Creek resident only since 2012, I consider myself new to the community, but I have lived in neighborhoods from Missouri to Texas to Kentucky and have the kind of community experience that will benefit me in working to make Block House Creek an even better place to live. I will reach out to neighbors to expand communications and help ascertain exactly what improvements others want and need. It is my goal to help keep Block House Creek a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

In her professional career, Luanne worked in the financial industry, ending her career with Charles Schwab Company. Today, she holds the elected position of Co-President of the Ladies Club at St. Vincent de Paul Church, for which group she previously served as treasurer. In the past, she has served as a volunteer for the Hill Country Food Pantry and Loaves and Fishes. Luanne is active in the neighborhood’s Community Garden and participates in numerous community activities. She strongly supports her granddaughters’ swim team, the Title Waves. In July of 2014, Luanne was recognized as Block House Creek Owners Association’s Outstanding Volunteer.

Committees

BHCOA’s Committees are always anxious for residents to join in the effort to keep our community fun, safe, and well informed. Should you have a desire to participate, in any capacity, for any period of time, please contact the chairperson of the committee of your interest.

Architectural Control

Your Architectural Control Committee reviews all plans and specifications for improvements to all lots within the Association, assists in enforcement of Deed Restrictions, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding maintenance of common areas.

Chairperson

Heike Santiago

Maintenance & Safety

BHCOA’s Maintenance and Safety Committee strives to ensure the well being of Block House residents and their families, including the provision of day-to-day and seasonal safety tips, working with local authorities and corporate sponsorships on promoting safety, implementing national awareness events, communicating national and local guidelines, and offering response measures to alleviate emergency situations.

Chairperson

Ursula Logan

Publicity

Your Publicity Committee works hand-in-hand with other committees to keep members informed on all activities and functions of the Association, publicizes community-wide events and activities, designs, writes, edits, and distributes the Association’s communications, manages the organization’s website and Facebook page, and distributes e-mail distributions to members who have signed on to receive instant notification of important information.

Chairperson

Pam Phillips
705 House Creek Drive
pamlabee@sbcglobal.net

Recreation Committee

The Recreation Committee plans neighborhood parties and other Association events, helps organize neighborhood play groups, assists in organizing a neighborhood welcoming committee, and works alongside the Publicity Committee to publicize each and every activity.

Chairperson

Ana Garza

Members

Too many to name! Still, more members are welcome!