Ellen Curnes - President
Ellen has lived in Arapaho Heights since 2012. She grew up in Kansas, and is proud Jayhawk having graduated from the University of Kansas. She moved to the Dallas area in 1987, and again in 2009 after a 10-year stay in Omaha, Nebraska. She works as an attorney for Norton Rose Fulbright, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions. Before becoming AHNA president in 2017, Ellen served on the AHNA Board as a preservation representative.
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John Wayne Byrd - Vice President; Membership
John his wife Cyndi and son moved to Arapaho Heights in 2014 from Dallas looking for a neighborhood where their son could ride his bike, play with friends and attend a great school. John owns a construction consulting business and is a YMCA flag football coach, Cub Scout leader and Rotary member. He loves meeting new people and helping them succeed. In his free time he heads down to Lake Whitney on the weekends or goes camping with his family in their RV.
Jessica Hook - Secretary
Jessica grew up in West Tulsa, OK in a tight knit community where everybody knew everybody and neighbors looked out for one another. She enjoyed math and science from an early age and graduated from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics . She earned a B.S. Medical Technology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, and an M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Iowa. She has worked as a scientist since 2001. Jessica and her family moved from Iowa City to Richardson in 2014. She is currently enrolled in an executive MBA program at UT Dallas and works as a Lab Manager at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Jessica enjoys reading and became involved with the AHNA through the neighborhood book club.
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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.
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Ann Nash - Crime Watch Patrol
Ann has been a Richardson resident since 1969 and has lived in her present home in Arapaho Heights since 1971. Ann says: My son went to Arapaho Elementary, West and then Richardson High School. I'm a 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. 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.
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Kirsten Selby - Block Leader Coordinator
Kirsten serves as the Block Leader Coordinator for Arapaho Heights Neighborhood Association. She grew up in Houston, and moved to Richardson in 2013 with her husband Jeff, a former AHNA Vice President. The Selby family loved the Arapaho Heights area, family feel and closeness to college friends and church community. Kirsten is a physical therapist, but currently employed as a full time mom to three children.
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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.
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