Butch attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Shortly after moving back to Houston, he became involved on the committee level with the Rotary Lombardi Award, eventually chairing the annual dinner and presentation in 2005. Shortly after, he accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the Alley Theatre, and in the past twelve years he has chaired the annual Sporting Clays Shoot, joined the Executive Board, served as Vice President of Facilities (overseeing the recent renovation of the Hubbard Stage and theater building), and currently serves as President of the Board. For Holocaust Museum Houston, Butch has served on the Board for almost ten years and currently serves as Vice Chair of Facilities and is involved with the renovation and new construction that just began at the Museum’s original site. Butch also serves on the River Oaks Baptist School Board and Executive Committee and chairs the Building Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Coronado Club and the Advisory Board for Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Carmen is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and enjoys her involvement in the Houston community, lending her support to organizations working with children and underprivileged families. She has served on the Board of the Children’s Museum of Houston, and currently serves on the Board of Trees of Hope. She has served in numerous volunteer positions at River Oaks Baptist School for the past twelve years, watching their two daughters learn to embrace the joy of giving back to the community. Carmen is a member of River Oaks Rose Club, is involved with NCL, and is their eldest daughter’s Girl Scout Troop Leader.