Welcome to New Board Members Leah & Rebecca
Thanks to our new board members, Leah Gibson and Rebecca Ybarra-Ramirez, for stepping up to help preserve and maintain local parks and greenspaces. Leah and Rebecca introduce themselves below.
I graduated from Texas State University in May 2010 with a B.S. in Physical Geography, and am currently working for the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, planning to re-enter Texas State as a grad student in the fall. I was very active in the Texas State and San Marcos communities during my undergrad years with the National Association of Environmental Professional, Earth Day, and various environmental activities at Texas State. I can be seen riding my bicycle around town.
My husband, Jon Ramirez, and I have been married for 12 years. I can honestly say, he is not the outdoorsman, so getting him out on the trails has been a challenge. I on the other hand would rather be outdoors than indoors, weather permitting of course. I’ve lived in San Marcos since the age of three, when my family moved to San Marcos from Martindale, Texas. I attended and graduated San Marcos High School and Texas State University. In 1995, an opportunity presented itself to join the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce /San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau, and I am fortunate to continue with the SMCVB today. As the chief marketer for the San Marcos tourism industry, I invite people to tour our many local attractions, dine at area restaurants, shop our retail, and relax in our natural areas. As a citizen, I enjoy telling others about how this community has partnered with various groups to enhance what we have.