Steve was born in Water Valley, Mississippi, and lived in several cities across the South. His family settled in San Antonio during his middle school years where he remained through high school and college. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After college, he worked as a director for the YMCA in Northwest Houston. Steve and his wife Wendy moved to San Antonio in order to be closer to Wendy’s family. After moving back to San Antonio, he started working in the family business to help begin and grow their San Antonio footprint and launch the franchise operation.
Steve and Wendy have four daughters: Gabrielle (Class of 2019), Sydney (Class of 2022), Sofia (Class of 2024) and Addison (Class of 2028). Steve served in the lunchroom for several years and coached a variety of Geneva kids over the years in soccer, t-ball and basketball. He helped to start the Geneva Youth Sports League and served as one of the commissioners for basketball.
Karen was born and raised in Sacrament, California. She graduated from California State University-Sacramento in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration. Karen worked for Browning-Ferris Industries as a Human Resource Manager and was a Human Resource consultant for systems implementations. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 16 years. The Abell family moved to Boerne in 2012 from Medina, Texas. They have one daughter, Lauren (Class of 2022).
Karen and her family are members of Currey Creek Church. Karen has volunteered in various areas around campus, including maintaining the used uniform closet, serving as a Grammar School Room Mom, doing lunch duty, helping with book fairs, attending field trips and assisting with the Jogathon and Eaglefest.
Charles grew up in a military family and moving around the country only strengthened his awareness that Texas is a place he wanted to call home. When he and his wife, Annette, relocated their family—Chaz (Class of 2020), Dominic (Class of 2023) and Audrey (Class of 2027)—to San Antonio in 2010, they brought with them a commitment to classical and Christian education.
Charles has degrees in Psychology (University of Houston) and Law (Taft Law School) which have served him well in the Financial Services industry as a Certified Financial Planner™ with both large firms and his own small business. Charles currently works as a project and program manager within USAA’s Financial Advice Division.
Debbie Ledoux, a native Texan, grew up in Houston. She attended Houston Baptist University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science. She then attended Baylor Law School and earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence which laid the foundation for her career in criminal law. Debbie worked as an Assistant District Attorney for both Harris and Bexar counties. Upon the birth of her second child, Debbie quit working full-time. She began serving on several boards including those of the Bexar County Family Justice Center, Providence High School and Women’s Prayer International. Debbie also taught Dialectic to Logic and Rhetoric School students at Geneva.
Debbie is married to Peter Ledoux and they are blessed with five children: Nate (2018 Gonzaga University graduate), Sam (Class of 2017 and a Baylor freshman), Sarah (Class of 2020), Hannah (Class of 2021) and Ellie (Class of 2023).
Geneva has been part of the Ledoux family life for well over a decade. Throughout that time, Debbie has served as an art docent, lunchroom volunteer, G.K. Chesterton judge, thesis mentor, room mom, prayer team member and debate coach. The Ledoux family attend Oak Hills Church where Debbie and Peter serve as Prayer Ministers.
Tonya Christal was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from Clark High School back when De Zavala Road really was a cow pasture. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and returned home to pursue her dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She graduated with honors in 2002 and went to work alongside her dad in her family’s practice, Lee Dental Centers. Six years later, her sister Danielle Powell (mother of Luke Powell, Geneva Class of 2029) graduated dental school as well and joined the practice. Since Dr. Lee’s retirement, the sisters continue to practice Family and Cosmetic Dentistry while owning and stewarding Lee Dental’s five locations.
Tonya and Jeff were friends from their Clark High School days, but didn’t date until both were in graduate programs in San Antonio. They married in 2000 in the midst of dental and medical school and have two sons: Aidan (Class of 2022) and Britton (Class of 2025). They have been at Geneva School since Aidan started kindergarten nine years ago.
Tonya has been active in many areas within the Geneva community—serving as an art docent and room mom as well as volunteering for all manner of Geneva activities and sign-up opportunities. She and her family are members at Currey Creek Church and deeply appreciate the community of believers that surround their family. Their family is also proud to support Young Life in San Antonio and Boerne. Tonya is also involved in the C12 Group, a Christian CEO mentorship organization.
Jim Guy is a third generation San Antonio native. After receiving his degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University, he began an initial career with AT&T, holding a number of management positions both in San Antonio and Austin in Engineering and Construction Services. Resigning from AT&T in 2006, Jim Guy began what would be a 10-year career at Roalson Interests Inc., a commercial real estate firm in San Antonio, where he enjoyed building strong relationships with clients and peers and working on a number of real estate projects throughout Central and South Texas. In December of 2016, Jim Guy joined Bill Miller BBQ, where he currently serves as President and CEO
Jim Guy and his family have been at Geneva for the past seven years. He married his high school sweetheart, Heather, in 2001 and together they have three children at Geneva: Rider (Class of 2023), Madeline (Class of 2025) and Levi (Class of 2030). Jim Guy has served in a variety of ways throughout campus. He has been a classroom reader, served on several committees and been involved with GYSL as a league commissioner and a coach. He is a member of Currey Creek Baptist Church, involved in Bible Study Fellowship, active on committees in the City of Boerne and is a life member of The San Antonio Livestock Exposition.
CARRIE FRIESENHAHN, MEMBER
A native Texan, Carrie grew up in San Antonio. She graduated from Baylor University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications. Marketing, Human Resources and developing/implementing training programs have been her professional focus for the past 20 years, specifically in the arena of green home-building and design.
Carrie is married to Johnny and they have three children (plus nieces and a nephew) at Geneva: John Henry (Class of 2021), Jackson (Class of 2021) and Kate (Class of 2025). They have enjoyed 10 years as part of the Geneva community. Carrie has served on the Admissions Committee for six years and in the classroom as a Music Docent for nine years. She currently serves as coordinator for Geneva’s Art and Music Docent Program. Through the Docent Program, she has treasured building relationships with entire classes of Geneva students—many of whom she now cheers for quite loudly at a variety of Geneva sporting events. Carrie and her family are members of Currey Creek Church and they share a passion for adoption and foster care.
JODY GOODMAN, MEMBER
Jody was born and raised in Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1992. Jody worked for Wilsonart International, K&M Home Building, and Harvard Manufacturing prior to beginning his 20-year career in the telecommunications business. He co-founded Goodman Networks in 2000 and has served on their board of directors for 14 years, where he also served as an officer of the company. Jody was led to start the company’s weekly prayer meeting and a yearly three-day fast.
Jody is married to Gaby. The Goodmans moved in 2011 to Boerne from Flower Mound, Texas, looking for a Hill Country view and a slower pace of life to raise their family. They have three children who attend Geneva—Jayne (class of 2020), Julianna (Class of 2022) and Jacob (Class of 2025). Jody and his family are members of Currey Creek Baptist Church. Jody enjoys volunteering around campus and currently serves on the Geneva Admissions Committee.
DAVE TIPPIT, MEMBER
Dave was born in Chicago but spent his childhood living in a variety of places, from the Pacific Northwest to Europe to San Antonio. He graduated from Baylor University, where he received a BBA in Finance. For the last several years, he has ministered primarily in countries of the developing world. Dave has traveled to 45 countries around the world, which has been his greatest education in life.
Dave married his high-school sweetheart Kelly (Hotchkiss) in 1996. He has three children who attend Geneva: Taylor (Class of 2019), Riley (Class of 2021) and Braden (Class of 2025). Dave has been a reader in various Geneva classrooms, coached GYSL basketball teams and helped assist with the administration of the GYSL basketball league.
Travis Vaught was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Baylor University in 1993. Travis ran a software startup in Austin for eight years and currently helps run a family business office in San Antonio.
Travis and his wife, Ginger, met at Baylor and have three children: Mack (Class of 2016 graduate and a Baylor junior); Haven (Geneva Guild member, Class of 2017 graduate and a Westmont College sophomore); and Callen (Class of 2019).
Travis and his family attend Currey Creek Church where Travis serves as an Elder and helps with the youth “Upstream” small group ministry. Travis has previously served on the Geneva Board (2008-2011) and has volunteered in various capacities since 2004, including Summer STEM camps for the last two years.
KEVIN YOUNG, MEMBER
Kevin was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Texas as a teenager. He graduated from high school in San Angelo and received an accounting degree from Abilene Christian University. Upon “understanding his limitations as an accountant,” Kevin went to law school at Texas Tech University and graduated in 1988. He practiced with larger law firms in San Antonio until he and his partners started their own firm in 1999 (PHY-law.com). Kevin spends most of his time working on business litigation cases.
He and Cindy have four children: Whitney (Class of 2013), Delaney (Class of 2016), Nathan (Class of 2019) and Jackson (Class of 2021). The Young family attends Currey Creek Church.
Kevin was a member of the school board from 2001-2009 and served as President of the Board from 2004-2009. He has served on various committees and helped coach a few teams over the years. Kevin states, “We are committed to the school because we believe in its mission, we are deeply thankful for friendships formed over the years, and we understand (first hand) the benefits of a complete Christian and classical education.”