Michele Thornton - President

Michele Thornton and her husband, Robert Thornton have lived in the neighborhood since 2008. They have 2 daughters, both attend Arapaho Classical Magnet Elementary. Robert is originally from Georgia and Michele is a 5th generation Texan. Robert works as an attorney. In addition to Michele’s role as President she is very active at the school along with being a Cabi stylist. They love the neighborhood and have enjoyed being involved in the growth of our community.

To reach Michele - Please email president@arapahoheights.com

Open - Vice President

To nominate someone -- Please email vp@arapahoheights.com

Elise Doherty - Secretary

I am a Public Health Nutritionist and a Certified Lactation Consultant. Grew up in Arkansas, moved to Dallas in 1980 after competing in professional tennis. Moved to Richardson in 2004.

To reach Elise - Please email secretary@arapahoheights.com

Brigit Buff - Treasurer

To reach Brigit - Please email treasurer@arapahoheights.com

Ann Nash - Crime Watch

Richardson resident since 1969 and have lived in my present home since 1971. My son went to Arapaho Elementary, West and then Richardson High School.

Member of Arapaho United Methodist Church and enjoy the spiritual growth and energy that I get each time I’m there.

Love cats and dogs but mainly a “doggy person’. I am owned by three girls: a bichon poodle mix, a malti-poo and a poodle. Two of my girls are rescues from Operation Kindness.

Retired after 40 years of service from BlueCross BlueShield of Texas. Retirement has been a great time since there is finally time to become involved in local activities. As membership chairman for AHNA, I’ve enjoyed welcoming new neighbors and new members. I drive Crime Patrol and am hopeful this sends notice that we are neighbors who watch! Since I drive almost every street every week, I feel I’ve really bonded with our neighborhood. I watch the city council meetings every week and actually enjoy (most of the time) haring what’s happening in our city.

I live in a great city and am happy I can do a little to give back to Richardson by being active in AHNA and driving crime patrol

To reach Ann - Please email crimewatch@arapahoheights.com

Mariah Alpers - Communications

Mariah was born in Arizona, raised in Idaho and moved to Texas as soon as she could. After graduating from college and getting settled a bit into married life with her college sweetheart, Jason, they settled in the Arapaho Heights neighborhood in 2007. Soon after, they briefly relocated to North Carolina where Jason was stationed in the military, they returned to the neighborhood and have enjoyed getting to know the neighbors and seeing the area blossom.

Mariah currently works as an Accountant for Texas Instruments and loves spending time around neighbors when she can.

To reach Mariah - Please email newsletter@arapahoheights.com

Whitney Saunders - Membership

Whitney was born and raised in Richardson, Texas. She attended Arapaho Elementary, West Junior High, and Richardson High School. While attending Richardson High School she was an Eaglette officer for two years, and later returned to be the assistant director of the Eaglettes for two years.

After graduating from college, Whitney lived around the Dallas Metroplex, but after getting married, her and her husband purchased their first home in Arapaho Heights in 2012. Whitney now works in Richardson as an accountant at Reef Oil & Gas Companies.

Whitney and her husband Jacob love Richardson and Arapaho Heights, and look forward to raising a family and watching as the neighborhood grows and changes.

To reach Whitney - Please email membership@arapahoheights.com

Elizabeth Simpson - School Liaison

Elizabeth Simpson is a Richardson High School, West Jr High and Dover Elementary alum. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and moved back to her hometown with her husband and daughter in 2010 because of the great RISD schools and the feel of this wonderful AHNA neighborhood. In her professional life, she and her mother co-own a small business. In her volunteer life, she serves as PTA President at Arapaho Classical Magnet and School Board Liaison for Arapaho Heights Neighborhood Association.

To reach Elizabeth - Please email schools@arapahoheights.com

Kirsten Selby - Block Communicator

To reach Kirsten - Please email blockcommunicator@arapahoheights.com

Stacy Kazee - Social

Both Trey and Stacy grew up in Arlington, TX and moved to the Dallas area after college. Stacy enjoys volunteering in her community. Not only is she the social chair for the neighborhood association, she also is serving as the PTA VP at Arapaho Classical Magnet. Stacy and Trey love living in Arapaho Heights and have enjoyed seeing the importance of community grow over the years they have been residents.

To reach Stacy - Please email social@arapahoheights.com

Elisabeth Stillson - Beautification

To reach Elisabeth - Please email beautification@arapahoheights.com

Lee Bridgeman - Neighborhood Services

To reach Lee - Please email services@arapahoheights.com

Ellen Curnes - Preservation

To reach Ellen - Please email preservation@arapahoheights.com

Sara Knowles - Preservation

Graduate of Oklahoma State. Former social studies secondary teacher and coach. Community activist, Mother of 2 boys, love bringing people together and the outdoors, Arapaho Heights resident 8 years

To reach Sara - Please email preservation@arapahoheights.com