AHNA BOARD MEMBERS
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.
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. Former Rotary member, Cub Scout leader and YMCA Board member, John owns a local electronics repair business and is co owner of the oldest bar in Richardson, the Forum. He loves meeting new people and helping them succeed. In his free time he heads down to Lake Texoma on the weekends or goes camping with his family in their RV.
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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Chelsey, her husband and daughter moved to this wonderful neighborhood over three years ago and are all so happy that they did. Chelsey loves meeting new neighbors, being outside, going camping and taking hikes. Chelsey is a family business owner, real estate agent and neighborhood Social Chair. Chelsey hopes to continue to help connect our amazing neighborhood with fun events and time spent together.
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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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Block Leader Coordinator
Amanda Eaton has lived in Arapaho Heights since she was in 5th grade... many years ago. Attending ACM herself, West Jr. High following RHS, she has known this neighborhood her whole life. She moved back into her childhood home in 2012 and is now raising her son and daughter where she grew up. Mike Eaton, her husband, with Eaton Contractors does a tremendous amount of work in the neighborhood and she helps with promoting his great work. Amanda has been apart of the PTA at her son's school for years and is now working in the RISD district with the after school program, Xplore. She loves her walks, warm weather, fishing, campfires, arts and crafts, great home cooked meals, family game nights, and helping out her neighbors.