I came to College Station from Orange Grove, Texas in 1986 to attend A&M University. I graduated and moved to Austin for several years, returning to the area in 2009. I am married and have two children as well as one spoiled dog Johnny (named for Johnny football). I own my own company designing and installing rainwater systems located here in College Station. In addition to serving on the board for Keep Brazos Beautiful, I am a founding member for the Wienerspiel board. I am very passionate about the environment, conserving rainwater and educating the community about these issues.
I am proud to be a member of Keep Brazos Beautiful. I have seen many changes come to our community in my 36 years here. The importance of how big an impact we make on our environment is a growing concern for me. KBB has so many avenues of support and teaching for our community and I am proud to be involved with it. It is important to help educate and assist our community in the involvement we each have to do our part for conservation and environment. I believe if you plant a seed, it will grow, be it a real tree or a seed within us.
I’m on the KBB board because I believe a greener and cleaner community adds to our quality of life here in the Brazos County. KBB promotes these goals through education and outreach.
My passions are to keep the Brazos Valley community clean and build affordable homes for families. I am excited to be a Director for Keep Brazos Beautiful because this will enable me to promote the KBB mission and serve our community. I am also a certified member and Treasurer of the Brazos Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist and a committee member of the Circle of Women/BCS Habitat For Humanity.
I’m a stay-at-home mom to three children who are all in elementary school in College Station. I raise monarch caterpillars in my home and visit area schools to teach monarch lessons. I’m hoping to raise awareness about the decline of monarchs and their migration as well as the importance of other pollinators. I enjoy sharing the knowledge of how to help sustain monarchs and pollinators through conserving natural habitats and encouraging pesticide free gardening.
Sara Mirza started her electronic business in late 70's by mid 80' s it was one of the most admired business in Bryan, TX. Sara has been a volunteer at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum before the grand opening ceremony took place on November 1997. Currently she is a volunteer and also a part time employee of the Bush Museum. She has served on the cemetery advisory committee of Aggie Field of Honor and College Station Memorial Cemetery. For many years she has been a loyal supporter of KAMU, a Public Television, and is currently their volunteer coordinator. She also gives her time to Opera and Performing Arts Society with MSC. She is an Aggie wife and Aggie Mom. Her mission is to work on the beautification of Bryan / College Station.
My name is Jesse Turner and I am currently the Resident Director for the Park West Apartments. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies. I was the intern for Keep Brazos Beautiful for almost two years while I was working towards my degree. I learned the ins and outs of all aspects of the organization. I promised myself that wherever I ended up after graduation, I would apply for the board there. I ended up staying in College Station for my job and applied back at the organization I already knew! I love the organization and I love what it does for our community.
The reason for me becoming a member of Keep Brazos Beautiful, came after being honored at your 2017 Awards Luncheon Ceremony. I was then asked if I would consider becoming a Keep Brazos Beautiful board member, I accepted. One of the greatest things in life we can do is to give. This giving can be done through volunteering in our community, church or just helping through different organizations. I saw in Keep Brazos Beautiful, a bunch of beautiful professionals volunteering their efforts and taking time to serve in their community.
Keep Brazos Beautiful holds monthly board meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.
The next board meeting will be August 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Keep Brazos Beautiful office. Click here to locate our office.
Want to become a board member? All you need to do is fill out the form below! Board member applications must be completed by the third Friday of August to be considered for the upcoming program year. Any applications after this date will be considered for the following program year.