My husband, Pio, and I are happily married community volunteers with strong ties to our neighborhood association and elected officials. We're great networkers who work on social issues as advisory board members in several venues related to helping to preserve the unique quality of our historic, inner-city neighborhood. We advocate really hard for our neighbors who are disenfranchised and due to a lack understanding or connections to the digital community are having trouble navigating our changing community. We are founding members of the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Association and its affiliated planning team- Lori publishes our neighborhood newsletter, The Grapevine, and Pio is the Affordable Housing Committee Chair. Learn more about our neighborhood by searching East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood.
We're IBM retirees and we do home repairs as a side business. When we're not working, volunteering, or community agitating, we like to fish. We live 1 block from Lady Bird Lake and know where all the fish hide using our paddleboat to catch them but we prefer fishing the Gulf of Mexico and head south whenever we can. We're also big fans of Tejano Music and since we're across the park from Fiesta Gardens and just 5 blocks from the Mexican American Cutural Center, we take time off to enjoy some great concerts and cultural events. Of course, our first priority is enjoying time with our children and grandchildren and we host most of our family's parties because our home was built and remodeled by us to maximize fun time and is stocked with all the gear we need to be active in the outdoors!