We salute John
Yantis in our Member Spotlight this Month! John has been a faithful member
of the Inside Outside Family since 2005.
A 1953 Graduate of Texas A&M, he has been honored with the
Award, the highest honor
bestowed on a former student of Texas A&M and awarded since 1962 to only
268 of Texas A&M's nearly 500,000 students.
John was the founder of the family owned Yantis Company in 1965 which
has grown to be one of the 10 largest General Contractors in San
Antonio. Three generations of the Yantis family have guided this
prestigious and respected company and Inside Outside has played a part
in the life of most of the "Yantis Clan" over the years. His
Daughter Susan has an embroidery shop and has provided all our
embroidery needs for Inside Outside and our UTSA Interns each semester.
We celebrated John's 90th birthday last year and he is pictured with Dr.
Christian and personal trainer Marissa Sinni.We
are honored to have John as a valued member of the Inside
The Yantis Company, Inc.
We salute John
McMurray in our Member Spotlight this Month!
John has been a member
of the Inside Outside Family since
August. He has had a long career in Investment and Banking,
currently for Russell Investments, and recently moved to San Antonio
from Seattle where he participated in SuperSlow Strength Training at the
SuperSlow Zone in Seattle.
He found us via our DXA scanning service and was thrilled to find a
facility which promoted this method of Strength Training. He has
always been interested in health and for many years followed the
conventional advice about diet and exercise. Unfortunately,
these strategies (healthy whole grains and aerobic activity) didn't keep
him from getting fat as he entered middle age. 11 years ago
Art De Vany
and Dr. Doug McGuff's book,
"Body by Science", he
radically changed his thinking about diet and exercise and within a few
months was back to his college weight. His long time primary care
physician in Seattle,
Ted Naiman (P:E Diet),
was also a strong influence in his transformation. John grew up in
Texas and has degrees from UTSA, MIT and Trinity University where he met
his wife of 40 years. We enjoy having John as a valued member of the Inside
We salute Martha
Kott (appropriately masked for COVID-19!) in our Member Spotlight this Month!
Martha has been a member
of the Inside Outside Family since April
2019 and was referred by Inside Outside clients Leah Glast and Alan
Schuminsky. Martha is very serious about her twice a week workouts
and is using Spa and DXA Bone Density and Body Composition services
also. Martha is a local Attorney in Solo practice and graduated from
from St. Mary's University Law School in 1989 and her areas of
interest are Personal Injury and Family Law. One of the reasons she
found Inside Outside was her love of Tennis and she plays regularly 3 or
more times a week. She credits our Hi-Lo Strength Training with
much improvement in her Tennis matches. The increased strength
also will make the Tennis more enjoyable and she should be more
resistant to injury. In addition to her strength training she enjoys
We enjoy having Martha as a valued member of the Inside
We salute Norine
Torres in our Member Spotlight this Month! Norine has been a member
of the Inside Outside Family since 2005 and enjoys her once a week Hi-Lo Workout and Spa Services. Norine is a San Antonio native and
trained at the Scott and White Clinic in Temple, Texas for her Nuclear
Radiology Technician License. She
retuned to San Antonio where she worked for 28 years
at the Methodist Metropolitan Hospital and the 15 years at the Audie
Murphy VA Hospital in their Nuclear Radiation Departments. After
43 (Yes, 43 Years!) years of service and lots of "on call" duty she
retired and now spends much of her free time traveling with the
Los Amigos Ski & Travel Club.
Over the past few years she has had trips to Portugal, Italy, Spain and
Scotland and credits her strength training allowing her more enjoyment
of the trips. She is a avid pet lover and favors Dobermans and
cats. We appreciate having Norine as a valued member of the Inside
We salute Aimee
Villarreal in our Member Spotlight this Month! Aimee has been a member
of the Inside Outside Family since 2006
and enjoys her once a week Hi-Lo Workout and Spa Services. Aimee was our
Inside Outside Star of the Month for
She is an Independent Stylist at Fonz Salon on Callaghan
and takes care of Dr. Christian's hair and a number
of other Inside Outside Clients. She does it all and one of her
specialties is hair color. The staff at
always has a Christmas Card with a different theme.
This year's photoshoot was on the San Antonio River in Padre Park. Check
out their the
Fonz Salon Facebook Page for previous years! We
appreciate Aimee and look forward to serving her for many more years!
We salute Vivian
Spurlock in our Member Spotlight this Month! Vivian has been a member
of the Inside Outside Family since 2005! She is well known for the
unwavering commitment and hard work she shows every week in the Hi-Lo
gym! In 1965, Vivian moved to the United States from her
homeland Argentina. She spent her 20s in California, where she also
attended college. After 10 years in California and 6 years in Las
Vegas, Nevada; Vivian made her way to San Antonio in 1981 where she
established herself as the head of a commercial facility management
company. Later, she met her husband on one fateful blind date and
married in 2001! Vivian decided 2011 was the year for a long deserved
retirement. She is now a very active member of Chaine des Rotisseurs,
an international Food and Wine Gastronomy Society, which focuses on
sponsored culinary activities, hospitality of arts, and much more
regarding the dining experience. Between the society, her passion for
traveling, and desire to maintain an active lifestyle, her schedule is
consistently busy with activities. We are so grateful Vivian include
Inside Outside as a part of her journey to sustain a healthy lifestyle!
We salute Julie Kenfield in our Member Spotlight this Month! Julie has
member of the
Inside Outside Family since 2004 and was the
Inside Outside Star in
She does a very disciplined workout just once a week! Julie is a Professional
Engineer and is the Director of Planning,
Implementation and Operations
plans and implements airport
projects nationwide. So, if you need a runway or terminal designed,
Julie can do it! Julie has been married to
Guy for 32 Years and has two sons Ian and Graham plus a cat named
Minnie! Her passions include cycling and she participates
regularly in the annual Multiple Sclerosis bike rides plus volunteers
regularly for the
New Braunfels Food Bank!
We are thankful to have Julie as a member of the Inside Outside Family.
Doug and Katherine McCall who have been members since 2005! They
were introduced to Inside Outside by Ralph Bender and Liz Fritz!
Doug and Katherine have faithfully done their Hi-Lo Workouts once a
week. Doug and Kathryn met in 2001 while at
a ski club meeting where they knew Ralph and Liz and married on May 14,
2005 shortly before joining Inside Outside’s Hi-lo Program. Doug, a
Corpus Christi native, moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity
University. He soon went into advertising which led to the development
of Shark Television. Kathryn was born and raised in Knoxville, Iowa,
where she attended The University of Iowa. She was very computer savvy;
some might even say she was a Computer Guru! Over the past decade, Doug
and Kathryn have enjoyed many vacations across the world, dinner parties
with friends, and a game of golf here and there. Together they share 7
kids and many grandchildren. We are so grateful for their hard work and
commitment to our Inside Outside Family!
2016 Member Spotlight: Gary West M.D., USAF Academy
Grad & Retired Radiation Oncologist
Inside Outside Client Dr. Gary West in our Member
Spotlight for this newsletter. Dr. West is a retired radiation
oncologist and currently a member of the Board of Directors, Azaya
Therapeutics, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. West attended the USAF Academy ,
graduating in 1964. He then graduated from the University of Colorado Medical
School and was a resident in radiation oncology at the University of New
Mexico where he was affiliated with the Los Alamos Meson Facility (LAMF),
Los Alamos, New Mexico. He completed his residency at the Joint Center
for Radiation Oncology (JCRO), Harvard University. He was board
certified in Radiation Oncology in 1975 and thereafter completed a
research fellowship at the Harvard JCRO in 1979 where he investigated
chemotherapy drug delivery in human tumor cells. While in the Air Force
he continued his affiliation with the LAMF and was Chief of the
Radiation Oncology Department, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. From
1992 to 2005 he served on the USAA Life Investment Trust Board of
Governors and was chairman of the audit committee. While in private
practice he was Chief of Staff University of Texas Health Science
Center, Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), in San Antonio and a
member of the CTRC Board of Governors. He is a retired member of the
American Society of Clinical Oncologists and the American Society of
Therapeutic Radiologists. Gary is an avid golfer and credits his Hi-Lo
Training with his enjoyment of and improvement in the sport! Gary
is seen with his favorite Hi-Lo Trainer Ely at the 2014 Sports
Foundation Hall of Fame Gala! We are proud to have Gary as a
member of the Inside Outside Family and enjoying The Inside Outside Way
2016 Member Spotlight:
Lana Sund, Owner & Account Executive Insurance
Lana Sund in our Member Spotlight this Month! Lana has been a member of
the Inside Outside Family for over 7 Years and faithfully does 2 very
disciplined workouts a week.
Lana and her husband Dave own Insurance
Concepts of San Antonio which provides a large variety of commercial
insurance products primarily for the construction industry in San
Antonio and other Texas Communities. They offer Performance and
Payment Bonds and a Program for Earth Moving Contractors of Texas.
Dave got into the insurance business during the 1970's recession years
and worked at Fireman's Fund. Fireman's moved the family to San
Antonio and they started Insurance Concepts 36 Years ago. They have 3
children and enjoy biking and swimming.
Dec 2015 Member Spotlight:
Dr. Leopoldo Zorrilla, CardioVascular & Thoracic
Surgeon for 43 Years!
salute Dr. Leopoldo Zorrilla in our Member Spotlight
this Month. Dr. Zorrilla has been in private
practice of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 1972! Over
43 Years!! He attended National Medical School at
the National University of Mexico and then did his
Internship, General Surgery and Thoracic and
CardioVascular residency at the the University of
Science Center San Antonio. He then went to Houston
for further fellowship training in CardioVascular
Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute under the
direction of Dr. Denton Cooley. He is Board
Certified in Thoracic Surgery and has served as a
Clinical Professor at The UT Health Science Center.
He performed the 1st Open Heart Operation at
Methodist Hospital in 1974 and Dr. Zorrilla was one
of the original members of the Methodist Hospital
Heart Transplant/Ventricular Assist Device program
which began in 1985 and is now Surgical Director of
the program. Over the years, Dr. Christian and Dr.
Zorrilla have worked together on several hundred
heart transplants and thousands of other
Cardiac/Thoracic procedures. He has 2 daughters,
Aida who operates
and Monica who is a CPA for AT&T and a son Mike, an
investment advisor. There are 3 grandchildren,
Emilliana 11 (Monica) and Gabriel 8 and Tenzin 5
(Mike) He is passionate about Porsches and classical
music! He has served on the Board of Directors of
the San Antonio Symphony and is one of their long
time supporters. We are proud to have Dr. Zorrilla
as part of the Inside Outside Family!
Aug 2015 Member Spotlight:
Dr. Carl Dukes featured in UAB Alumni Medical
Long time Inside Outside Client and San Antonio
Nephrologist, Dr. Carl Dukes (Inside
Outside Star Apr 2006) was recently featured in the Alumni Profile
section of UAB Medicine, the Magazine for Alumni and Friends of the
University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Dukes was the first African American
Internal Medicine Chief Resident at UAB. Dr. Dukes attended
Cornell University for his undergraduate studies and the University of
Rochester School of Medicine for his M.D. degree. Then to UAB for
his Internal Medicine Internship in 1976 and the his Internal Medicine
Residency which he completed in 1979. Dr. Dukes has translated his
gratitude for the training he received at UAB into a philanthropic gift
to help other young physicians, and particularly to advance the School
of Medicine's efforts for minority recruitment to the UAB Internal
Medicine Residency. Please read the entire profile to
understand his journey!
Aug 2015 Member Spotlight:
Captain Dan Hassenger! Veteran United Airlines
We salute Inside Outside Client Captain Dan Hassenger. Dan was
born and raised in Sioux City, IA, #6 out of 7 kids. He graduated from
Morningside College with a BS in Business, yet he ended up chasing an
aviation career. His Grandfather started flying in 1930 and his father
took it up for pleasure and subsequently for business use as well. After
obtaining the necessary ratings during school, he flew for Mesa Airlines
in 1984, then Continental Airlines in 1987 which was merged with United
Airlines, where he serves as a Captain! Old cars are a fun hobby
for him as well as walking with his wife Kathy when she’s around with
2 dogs in tow. Dan's wife Kathy, his brother Tim Hassenger (Inside
Outside Star Apr 2013) and Tim's
wife Sylvia Samano (Inside
Outside Star Dec 2013) are also Inside Outside clients.
May 2015 Member Spotlight:
Matt Shover, Rackspace Project Engineer & Avid Endurance Athlete!
Matt Shover in our Member Spotlight this Month! Matt, in his 8th
year at Rackspace leads a project engineering team. He graduated
from California State University with a MBA in 2005. He came for a
DXA Body Scan in Jan 2014 and we discussed how Hi-Lo Strength training
might help him in his endurance sports. Matt runs and cycles
frequently and completed a Half Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.
Earlier this year, he finished a Ragnar Relay where he and 11 friends
ran 200 miles from Miami to the Florida Keys. Matt loves the high
intensity of the Hi-Lo workouts and always trains to failure
using perfect form. He eats a Paleo diet and it helped him lose 30lbs in
preparation for his Ironman event. His workout has become a weekly
routine as well as for his Dad, who comes for a workout when he visits
from Phoenix. He credits Hi-Lo for increasing his muscularity and
giving him a competitive edge for his endurance challenges. We
are proud to have Matt as a member of the Inside Outside Family.
2014 Member Spotlight:
Jim Tomlin, Ex Pro
Football Player & Owner Padre Mud Company
Jim Tomlin in our Member Spotlight this Month. Jim and his wife
Christa found Inside
Outside through long time member Michelle West. Jim and Christa are
owners of Padre Mud Co. which supplies mud and chemicals for drilling
and fracking operations. Jim wrote a Novel entitled "Pipeline". Prior
to this Jim was a Professional Football Player in both Canada and
America. After graduation from Steven F. Austin College, Jim
played for New Orleans, the Toronto Argonauts, British Columbia and the
Denver Broncos. Jim, considered the
fastest player in Canadian Football History, still holds the record for
longest interception and return for a touchdown in the Canadian Football
League (112yards, Montreal, 12 Oct 1970!) We are proud to have
the Tomlins as part of the Inside Outside Family!
2014 Member Spotlight:
Dr. Ritchie Spence
Retires! 50 Years as Physician & Urologist
Dr. Ritchie Spence on his retirement after 50 years as a Physician and
Urologist! Dr. Spence attended Texas Western College and his
medical school was UTMB Galveston. He then began a 20 year Distinguished
Career in the U. S. Army doing his Internship and Urology Residency at
Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii. After his retirement from the Army,
Ritchie came into private practice for another 30 years as a Urologist.
He served as the Chief of Staff of Methodist Hospital in 1997 and was on
the Executive Board for 4 years. He was President of the South Texas
Organ Board and active in Kidney Transplantation for many years.
He has 2 children and 2 grandchildren and enjoys traveling to see them.
Ritchie has been a proactive advocate of fitness since he stopped
smoking in 1975 when he started running. He ran the 2013 San Antonio
Rock and Roll Marathon, finishing 4th out of 40 participants running in
his age group (71-75). Besides running he enjoys Golf and Skiing.
He credits Hi-Lo Strength Training with helping him continue his
recreational activities with more enjoyment and safety. We are
proud to have Dr. Spence as a member of the Inside Outside Family!
Dr. Spence will be greatly missed by the San Antonio Medical Community
and the many thousands of his beloved patients.
2014 Member Spotlight:
Dr. David White &
Andrea Retire! 40 Years as Physician &
We celebrate the contributions of Dr. David White and his
wife Andrea as they retire after over 40 years as a Physician and Cardiologist in San
Antonio. Dr. White and Andrea met at the University of Connecticut.
David attended Medical School at UTHSC San Antonio and did his Internal
Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship there also, coming into private
practice in 1979. Andrea, a Certified Medical Technologist worked for
many years as his Office Manager! At the time of his retirement he was a member of the
South Texas Cardiovascular Consultants. David and Andre have 2 children
and 4 grandchildren and their beloved dog Gracie! David is an avid photography enthusiast and enjoys fine wine and computers. We are proud
to have them as part of the Inside Outside Family and look forward to
helping them stay young, strong and healthy during their retirement!
They will be greatly missed by the San Antonio Medical Community and the
many thousands of their beloved patients.
2014 Member Spotlight:
Lee Lytton J.D.
Professor of Law at St. Mary's School of Law!
Lee Lytton in our Member Spotlight this Month! Lee found us during
some research on strength training and reviewing Dr. Doug McGuff's book
"Body By Science". Lee is the Castleberry Professor of Oil and Gas
Law at St. Mary's University.Lee
began his legal practice in Austin, Houston and Corpus Christi after a
stint as a Special Agent with the FBI. While in Corpus Christi,
practicing law as an oil and gas title attorney, he founded an oil and
gas exploration company, and later, in the mid-1980s, joined academia at
St. Mary’s Law School where he continues to teach as a Property Law
professor. He is a founding member and consultant to Teamwork Financial
Group, a San Antonio based integrated tax, legal, and financial firm
that emphasizes legacy estate planning and asset preservation
strategies, with his particular individual interest directed toward
property rights, oil and gas, and farm/ranching interests. Lee
does a very disciplined Hi-Lo Workout and is living "The Inside Outside
Way of Life!!"
Dec 2013 Member Spotlight:
Sid and Zane
Williams!! Owners of Willson Davis Company!
Sid and Zane Williams in our Member Spotlight this Month. Sid and
Zane purchased our "Whole New You Program" at the Silent Auction of the
Village at Incarnate Word 2013 September Soiree. The Williams
family has been a long time supporter of The Village and the Soiree
raised funds for the new Aquatic Center there which has been named the
Linda and Sid Williams III Aquatic Center in honor of his mother and
father. Sid is the 4th generation of this Alamo City Family and he
and Zane are Owners of Willson Davis Company, a family owned Wholesale
Produce Broker. Willson Davis Company was established in 1927 by
Sid's Great Uncle and sells produce items to distributors which supply
fresh produce to restaurants, schools and the Military. Since 1927 their
mission is to "Feed the Public"! They have 6 children and Zane
home schooled them for 20 years! They are owners of the Williams
Ranch near Pearsall which raises cattle. We are proud to have them as
part of the Inside Outside Family!
Aug 2013 Member Spotlight:
Dr. Neal and Pam
We salute Dr.
Neal and Pam Gray in our Member Spotlight this month. Neal and Pam
have been faithful clients for over 2
years now. Pam was our
Inside Outside Star in April 2012.
Neal is an Anesthesiologist who graduated from the
University of Missouri Medical School and worked with Dr. Christian over
30 years ago at Wilford Hall during his 10 year Air Force career. After
leaving the Air Force Neal spent 28 years in private practice and he was
the Anesthesiologist for a number of Dr. Christian's surgical cases in
the 1980's. Dr. Grey currently works several days a week at
SAMMC (San Antonio Military Medical Center) in their Outpatient Surgical
Center teaching and monitoring their Anesthesia Residents.
Pam grew up in South Texas, received her BSN from UTHSCSA,
and worked as an SICU nurse. Together, Pam and Neal have 5 children, 13
grand children, and 1 great grand child. They spend much time going
back and forth to Austin and Houston. They enjoy traveling and have been
to many interesting places and countries but mostly they stay at home
with their two big dogs, Jack and Katie. They are members of University
United Methodist Church where they have done medical mission trips and
bible studies. Inside Outside Spa has become part of their weekly
routine and they miss it when they cannot go.
2013 Member Spotlight:
Bob and Frances Jean Sunderland! Friends & Supporters of
We Salute Inside Outside Clients Bob and Frances Jean Sunderland!
They have been devoting 30
minutes, twice a week, to Hi-Lo Strength training since 2006! Over the decades,
Bob and Frances Jean have helped the community grow by way of Frances
Jean’s Father, and several other land owners, who donating almost 200
acres of land to what we know as the Medical Center. Bob and
Frances Jean owned a Life Insurance company whose headquarters
were in San Antonio for 56 years. Eventually the Life insurance Company
was bought by American National but they still invest in commercial
real estate. They also spend their time managing investments in two
Ranch Properties in Texas that have been in family ownership throughout
the years. One of their properties is 1,500 acre McMarr Ranch, a
hunting lodge in Waring, Texas, for people to book a hunting weekend.
The other is Trinity Ranch in Batesville which is also a hunting ranch.
Bob and Frances
Jean have been happily married for 57 years and surely their 5
Grandchildren help motivate them to maintain their strength! They
travel every summer for a few months to Estes Park Colorado where they
have a second home and have their families visit during their summer
break. They are
members and supporters of University United Methodist Church. We are
blessed to have these kind and gentle friends as part of the Inside
Member Spotlight: Thomas & Cynthia Schluter and Beckwith Electronic Engineering!
We Salute Inside Outside Clients Thomas and Cynthia Schluter, owners of
Beckwith Electronics Engineering. Beckwith
Electronic Engineering Company is a family owned business since 1962
specializing in the Design, Sales, Installation, and Service of
Communication, Security, and Life Safety Systems. For nearly 50 years
they have brought innovative solutions to their customers in the
Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Apartment/Condos, Restaurant, Senior
Housing, Government, and Hotel industries.
Thomas and Cynthia are long time athletes and advocates of a healthy
lifestyle and are enjoying the new level of strength they are achieving
at Inside Outside.
Member Spotlight: Dr. Brant Mittler and Louise Mandel, World Adventures!
We Salute Inside Outside Clients Dr. Brant Mittler and his wife Louise
Mandel. Dr. Mittler is a local Cardiologist and Attorney and Louise is an
accountant who manages family affairs.. They are two of the most prolific world adventures I have known and
they credit much of their ability to travel and trek to their conditioning at
Inside Outside. On the left they are seen in the Dolomite Alps with
their guide Marion Posch a World Champion Snowboarder from Italy.
On the right, Brant is seen taking a MIG jet flight in Russia!!.
They have been to Kilimanjaro up to 15,400 feet and to Everest Base Camp and Lake Titicaca in Peru at 14.596 feet. Click on either
picture for a link to our Inside Outside Facebook Album of these and
Member Spotlight: Dr. Stacey Johnson featured in PeakLife SA Magazine!
We Salute Inside Outside Client Dr. Stacey Johnson who was the Cover
Feature for the April Edition of PeakLife SA Magazine.
article focuses on Dr. Johnson's contributions as an Olympic Fencer (see
our August 2011 Newsletter),
her personal commitment to a healthy lifestyle and her contributions to
the community as Vice President of Academic Affairs of Palo Alto College
and a member of the Mayor's Fitness Council. Dr. Christian is
shown with Dianne Glover, the Publisher and Editor of PeakLife SA
Magazine who recently stopped by to check out our DXA Bone Density and
Body Composition Services!
Member Spotlight: Bobby and Nancy Greaves, Owners of JSR Incorporated.
We Salute Inside Outside Clients Bobby and Nancy Greaves, owners of JSR
and Nancy bought a Strength Training Program at the Silent Auction for
the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Gala earlier this year!!
JSR is a construction company founded in June 2003 and based in Schertz,
Texas which specializes in fabrication and installation of
miscellaneous, specialty architectural metals, carbon steel, aluminum
and stainless steel. They have completed projects for
private, educational, hospital sectors, and government agencies
including the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Air Force.
They have been recognized for their abilities and proven quality
services on highly complex Fabrication and Installation Projects.
2011 Member Spotlight: Dr. Stacey
Johnson elected to
U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame!
salute long time Inside Outside Member
Dr. Stacey Johnson (Inside
Outside Star Jan 2009
and Member of the
Row Your Own Weight Club)
who was recently honored for her contributions to the
fencing world by being inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame!
The Ceremony was held in Reno, Nevada on 5 Jul 11. Stacey was
on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team and from 2000-2004
was the first woman to serve as President of the
U.S. Fencing Association in it's 125 year history. Among
her greatest accomplishments was her successful campaign to have
Women's Saber included in the Olympic Games. She has
been inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame (2005), San
Jose State University Hall of Fame (2003) and the San Antonio
Women's Hall of Fame (1997).
Johnson currently serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs for
Palo Alto College one of the 5 Alamo Colleges.
May 2011 Member Spotlight: Ralph, Liz & Rod go to
Washington on Alamo Honor Flight for WW II Veterans!
Long time Inside Outside member Ralph
Bender was recently honored for his World War II service with a flight
to Washington D. C. as part of the Alamo Honor Flight. He was
accompanied by 38 other WWII Vets! Liz Fritz and Rod Reed, both
Inside Outside clients were chosen to be official escorts for the group. Alamo Honor Flight is a
non profit organization, and a proud member of the Honor Flight Network,
created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices.
They transport our heroes from San Antonio, Texas to Washington, D.C. to
visit and reflect at their memorials.
Honorees Ralph Bender, Louis Jimenez and Escort Liz Fritz above,
Escort Rod Reed to the right!
The flights and tours that Alamo Honor Flight provides World War II
veterans are absolutely FREE. Alamo Honor Flight is a way of paying a
tribute to those who gave so much—a memorable and rewarding TOUR of
See KENS 5 Slideshow of Welcome Home Ceremony
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly
threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse,
free society. Now, with more then 1,000 World War II veterans dying each
day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is
running out. Monday, 30 May is Memorial Day, another way to
celebrate the sacrifices made by our Veterans! See the General
Order which established Memorial Day!
Jan 2010 Member Spotlight:
Jack Stalsby, The Jack E. & Greta W. Stalsby Charitable Foundation!
salute Inside Outside Client Jack Stalsby! Jack and his wife Greta have
established a foundation which bears their names. The Jack
E. & Greta W. Stalsby Charitable Foundation was founded and funded in
January 2006 to accomplish the goals and objectives of “giving back” and
“provide others a chance” to grow and succeed in life through education.
Grants are provided on an Annual basis to the Hope Cottage Pregnancy &
Adoption Center, The University of Houston, The Bauer College of
Business and Hillsdale College, Hillsdale Michigan. The Foundation's
"My Creed", written by the Honorable Dean Alfange, an American
Statesman, and is our Quote of the Month. Learn more about their
philosophy of "giving back" at their website.
Nov 2009 Member Spotlight:
Justin Johnson, Executive
Director, the Adoption Alliance
salute Inside Outside Client Justin Johnson,
the Executive Director of the San Antonio based Adoption Alliance. The Adoption Alliance is an adoption agency licensed to
place children and infants for permanent adoption. The agency also
provides foster care and home study services. The birth mother, birth
father, or birth family chooses the adoptive parents for their baby
through the adoption planning process. The Adoption Alliance has
specialized in domestic infant adoption for over 20 years. We are
proud to have Justin with us and living the Inside Outside Way of Life!!
Aug 2009 Member Spotlight: Lora Watts retires after 30
years at ATT!!!
salute long time Inside Outside Client Lora Watts on her retirement after 30 years of service at ATT. She began her
career in 1979 and moved up to her final position as Senior Vice
President-Global Events. She was responsible for all national and
international AT&T customer and employee events, such as the AT&T Pebble
Beach National Pro-Am, the Olympic Games, The Masters, Tiger Jam & many
Her plans are to continue to live in San Antonio and
spend more time with her family and her grandson. Lora and her husband
Jim (Also Retired ATT and Inside Outside Client) will enjoy travel and
spending time with friends. A tireless community servant, she will
continue to serve on a number of Boards of Directors including,
Operation Hope, After School All Stars and Trinity University. We are
proud to have Lora with us and living the Inside Outside Way of Life!!
May 2009 Member Spotlight: Rosa Romero, Owner Methodist Plaza
Gift Shop, Indulgence!
salute Inside Outside Client Rosa Romero, Owner of Indulgence Gift Shop
located on the 1st Floor of Methodist Plaza near the main
elevators. Rosa has owned and operated the shop for the past 3
years and comes from a background of Fine Art. She has a beautiful
assortment of items from many countries in South America and Arizona.
There are items for every season and occasion and one can always find
bargains and on sale items offered on two tables just outside the shop.
Check out Rosa's shop next time you are here!!
Mar 2009 Member Tribute: George "Bill" Thorsby passed on
4 Feb 09
We are all going to miss
Bill Thorsby who passed on 4 Feb 09 at the age of 82. Bill and his
Wife Mary Lee have been faithful members since May 2005, introduced to
us by Ralph Bender and Liz Fritz.
Jan 2009 Member Spotlight: Don Haynes General
Manager Alamo Toyota
This month we
salute long Inside Outside Member Don Haynes. When the subject of
Automobiles in San Antonio comes up, Don's
name always comes up. He has been in the Automotive Industry for
years. For the past 12 years, he has been the General Manager at Alamo
Toyota and prior to that worked with Red McCombs for 20 years!! He
is an avid golfer and has referred a number of his many friends to
Inside Outside. His wife Brenda, a hair stylist has worked out at
Inside Outside also. He has 3 sons, Justin, Thomas and Michael. He
has served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Shelter, Winston
School and the High Risk Infancy Program of Methodist Hospital.
According to Don, It's a great time to get a great deal on a Toyota!!!
Nov 2008 Member Spotlight: Irene Bejarano & Cory Hatfield,
Bejarano Construction Services.
salute Inside Outside Clients
Irene Bejarano and Cory Hatfield,
owners of Bejarano Construction Services Inc. of San Antonio.
Irene and Cory own and manage a construction company which specializes
in Government Contracts and Projects as well as Custom Home and
Aug 2008 Member Spotlight: Dr. Claudia Miller, Professor
of UTSA Medical School
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Dr. Claudia Miller. Claudia is a Tenured Professor of
Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas
Health Science Center, serving also as Vice Chair of Community Medicine
in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is the author of
professionally acclaimed book, "Chemical Exposures and High Stakes" and
has authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and peer reviewed
publications on the health effects of low level chemical exposures. She
is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine and her
current interests include Occupational and
Environmental Health, Health effects of low level exposures, Gulf War
veterans’ illnesses, Sick building
syndrome, Pesticides, US-Mexico border
environmental issues and public health.
Jun 2008 Member Spotlight: Susan Marburger, Award Winning Realtor
salute Inside Outside Client Susan Marburger, one of San Antonio's Premier
Realtors. She works with Kuper
and Southby International. Quality neighborhoods
with luxury homes of any size are her specialty, with extensive transactions
to include The Dominion, Sonterra, Stone Oak, Anaqua Springs, Bentley Manor,
Champions Ridge, Leon Springs, Boerne and beyond. A multiple award winner,
Susan boasts 100% satisfaction in client rating with her professionalism,
and has consistently been Top 20 in company sales volume, Platinum Top 50
Winner (2005 & 2006) Realtor of the Year (2003) and Top 40 Elite Group
chosen by her peers. Please contact Susan at 210-413-0731.
Apr 2008 Member Spotlight:
Group Executive Vice President, Frost Bank
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Emily Skillman. Group Executive VP - Human
Resources for Frost Bank. Emily has been with Frost Bank for 20 years,
having served in Human Resources for the past 10 years with major
responsibilities regarding executive compensation, benefits as well as
leadership and staff development.
She has served on the Advisory Board of the Southwest Mental Health Center
and on the Employment Education Council and is a member of the Society of
Human Resource Management Association.
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Jack Laurence and his Son Lynn and his
Jack Laurence bought Allied Sheet-metal and Air Conditioning,
a company founded in 1956, in 1962. There were 7 employees. In 1968 the
company was incorporated as Jack Laurence Corporation. Over the years
they have fabricated metal products such as monkey feeders and cages for
Southwest Foundation, floats for radio stations and duct work for our and
other companies use. Air conditioning was installed in houses, churches and
retail outlets. In 1981 Lynn Laurence joined the operation after graduating
from Texas A & M. In 1984 plumbing was added to the mix with larger
projects being completed along the way. Today we have 100 employees air
conditioning, plumbing and fabricating metal for all over South Texas. We
have participated in the building of power plants, hospitals, hotels, meat
plants, milk plants, grocery stores, theaters, jails, office buildings,
schools, churches even buildings in the Kwajalein atoll. In addition,
service for A/C and plumbing is provided for both commercial and residential
customers. Caroline is an Operating Room Nurse in the Methodist
Hospital. Contact Jack Laurence Corporation at 210-696-0273 for your
Plumbing and Air Conditioning Needs!!
Her 35 year career at ATT culminated serving as Senior
Executive Vice President for Advertising and Corporate Communications.
She was responsible for all aspects of corporate communications, media
relations, advertising and sponsorships and all customer and employee
Karen has served
on the board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, Cullen/Frost Bankers, United Way of San
Antonio, and the San Antonio Spurs.
He husband Bob and Son Zach are
Inside Outside clients
as well and love to share the Inside Outside story to their friends.
Immediate plans include relaxing, traveling, playing more golf and
enjoying her first grandchild Harper!
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Priscilla Hill-Ardoin, Senior Vice President for Regulatory Services for
ATT, on her well deserved retirement after 32 years of service.
An Attorney, she joined Southwestern Bell in 1975 and has held numerous management
positions with SBC Communications and several of its subsidiaries.
including Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Southwestern Bell Yellow
She served as associate vice president-corporate services for SBC and as
chairman of the board for the SBC Foundation, the company’s philanthropic
entity. She has served as the company’s director of diversity, and held
positions in strategic planning, marketing and network operations.
Additionally, she represented SBC in an Executive Exchange Program
where she served on the International Operations Subcommittee of the
Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives handling
international telecommunications issues.
Immediate plans include relaxing, focusing on her
health and the development of a Foundation for Research and Resources
related to the cure and treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia which afflicted
Inside Outside Client Chris Surratt
is a High School
teacher at Reagan High
School where she is the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
Teacher. She is the mother of SuperSlow Star Kacce Surratt (also featured in
this Newsletter) and a son Kyle and has 2 grandchildren. After a hard
day at school she is greeted at home by by Eli and Lola a pair of Great
Danes! Eli is a 1 year old male who weighs in at 150lbs and Lola, a 2
year old female at 110lbs.
Inside Outside member Sylvia Carvajal Sutton is one of San Antonio's premier Genealogists! She is
a retired High School Principal and now dedicates much of her time to
Genealogy and helping her friends in their quest of knowing who they are and
from where they come. She has been selected to have a seat on the National
Archives in Washington and is a member of the Texas Connections to the
American Revolution. In addition, she is a Board Member of the San
Antonio Living History Association, and a member of the Los Bexasrenos,
Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and
the Los Granaderos and Damas de Galvez. If you want help researching
your ancestry contact her at 210-341-3824 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inside Outside member Ruby Muza is
one of San Antonio's premier wedding and event photographers. Specializing
in capturing the spirit of her clients in a journalistic flattering way is
what she enjoys most! Her gift and talent lies in create a unique
piece of art for her client's personality. This has taken her all over
the US and abroad photographing people from different cultures & all walks
Inside Outside member and fanatic
Ralph Bender is a well known architect and promoter of sports in San
Antonio. He is the founder of the San Antonio Sports Foundation and is
a member of the San Antonio Sports Foundation Hall of Fame. He
recently celebrated his 82nd birthday and we at Inside Outside take some
credit for getting him through another one! Click to see his 82nd
Birthday greeting card featuring SuperSlow! Dow Patterson, a professional
associate at the Architect Firm has created these birthday cards for Ralph
every year for over 30 years!
Inside Outside member Blake Yantis
is an accomplished Nature Photographer. He got
his first camera at age eight and has studied in both the U.S. and Italy and
recently in Yosemite National Park. Blake and his wife Jennifer plan a year
long road trip soon to photograph 8 U.S. National Parks. Check out
some of his amazing work at his site.
to Inside Outside Member Jennifer Yantis who was
selected as the WOAI-TV April 2006 Class Act Teacher
of the Month. Jennifer is a 2nd grade teacher at the Steubing Elementary
School in the Northside Independent School District. Her award
included a Simon Malls Gift Card and a Class pizza party from Papa John's
Pizza. Jennifer was nominated for the award by the mother of one of her
students who wrote an essay about her. The award was presented to
Jennifer in a Ceremony at the School on 1 May and aired on WOAI TV on 2 May.
Harris, SuperSlow Member and the owner of AriaVista
Digital Video Services specializes in using audio and video production
technology to create professional quality DVD movies from photographs and
Art Harris, Video Maker/DVD author, has over 20 years experience in the
information technology industry. In 2001, he became interested in the art
of digital photography and DVD authoring. He began using digital cameras
and high performance personal computers to produce professional quality DVD
movies for friends and family. AriaVista emerged from these humble
beginnings ready to serve you.
Ralph Bender and Liz Fritz, faithful
supporters of Inside
Outside and the San Antonio Sports
Foundation are attending the Winter
Olympics at Torino,
They will be filming a daily segment
for WOAI and will have
a nightly report from Torino aired on WOAI evening
news by Randy Beamer. They did similar reporting
from the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002! Check the 5, 6 and
10PM news beginning on 10 Feb for their opening games ceremony comments!
To target sports as a
growth industry in San Antonio and to solicit sporting events that
have a positive effect on the economy while creating national and
To act as a catalyst in
the development of sports and fitness programs for all ages, with a
special emphasis on disadvantaged neighborhood youth;
To support the
development and maintenance of safe, high quality athletic
According to Ralph Bender,
member of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, "San Antonio and the San Antonio Sports Foundation was and is extremely
fortunate to have Susan become the Executive Director of the Foundation.
She is probably the best known and most widely respected Executive
Director of any Sports Foundation in the United States." Susan we