Board Members

Austin, Chair
Johnson City, Vice-Chair
Johnson City, Secretary

Austin, Treasurer
Johnson City, Board Member
Austin, Board Member
Blanco, Board Member

Fredericksburg, Board Member
Fredericksburg, Board Member
Board Member, LBJ National Historical Park (Ex Officio)
Dallas, Board Member

TONI REYES, Austin, Chair:

Toni Reyes was born in Beaumont and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising.

She retired from Pedernales Electric Cooperative in 2012 after working there nearly 27 years. While at PEC, she served as the manager for several different departments. Prior to PEC, she worked in communications at Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont. She has one daughter, Meredith, and lives in Austin.

MATTHEW WIGGLESWORTH, Johnson City, Treasurer:

Matthew grew up in Southern Maryland. He attended University of Maryland at College Park and Strayer University in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA.

Matt was not born in Texas, but “got here as quickly as he could.” As CFO of Allan Greenberg Architect LLC, he travels frequently back to the northeast region of the country. He also works as a Realtor at Anders Realty at their offices in the Old Blanco County Courthouse.

Matt spent many summers volunteering for the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., for his aunt who was the Public Relations Specialist on the National Mall. He fell in love with the LBJ Ranch from the first visit – when he was lucky enough to meet Lady Bird before her passing. Since then, he has volunteered as much as possible, taking every chance to be at the LBJ ranch.

KAREN WEBER, Johnson City, Secretary:

Karen grew up in Abilene, Texas, and earned a BS in Education degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After teaching three years in Austin, she and her husband, Jim, moved to Beaumont, Texas. While Jim practiced law, Karen spent time raising three children and working on church and volunteer activities. They purchased Pedernales River property in Blanco County in 1979, and moved permanently to their Texas Hill Country ranch in 1993.

Currently she is involved in the community of Johnson City as a board member of the Woman’s Club, Blanco County North Library District and the LBJ National Historical Park. In Austin, she is involved with her church as a ministry leader and a board member for the Austin Graduate School of Theology, and the Championship Heart Foundation. She is also on the leadership team with Community Bible Study as a children’s leader.

In addition, she has her three children, their spouses and five grandchildren who are in close proximity for her enjoyment on a regular basis. Hobbies include memberships in The Garden Club of America, Johnson City Garden Club, Book Club and the “Dreamers,” a special program of the Johnson City Library for outreach to the community. She spends a good deal of pleasurable time reading, traveling with friends, gardening and cooking for large crowds.

DON REDMAN, Austin, Treasurer:

Donald Ray Redman, born October 30, 1940 in Burkburnett, Texas.
Graduated Burkburnett High in 1958.
Attended the University of Texas 1958-1962.
U. S. Army active service from 1963-1966.
Graduated University of Maryland in 1967.
Worked for National Security Agency 1967-1969.
Relocated to Minneapolis, Mn in 1969.
Worked in auditing and public accounting from 1969 to 1999.
Retired and moved to Austin, Tx in 1999.
Minnesota CPA License from 1971 to present.

SHELTON COLEMAN, Johnson City, Board Member:

Shelton was born and raised in Johnson City, Texas and graduated from LBJ High School and attended Southwest Texas State University. He has worked in the insurance industry for 30 years eventually owning his own agency at Port Isabel/South Padre Island. He sold his agency in 2011 and moved back to Johnson City to be closer to friends and family.

While in South Texas, Shelton volunteered much of his time with the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce serving twice as president and as chairman for the “Annual Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk” and the “World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-off”. He also served as a member and Chairman of “Leadership Laguna Madre Steering Committee” for the South Padre Island Chamber. He was appointed to the Dune and Beach Advisory Council by the Town of South Padre Island. Shelton was also active in the Port Isabel Rotary Club and was recognized in 2004 with the “Paul Harris Fellow” service award. He has for the past 27 years been in charge of ticket sales for the Blanco County Fair & Rodeo Assn.

SHIRLEY JAMES, Austin, Board Member:

Shirley moved to Austin in 1968.  She was an active volunteer in her five children’s schools and in the community including work with Volunteers for Vision, an organization founded by Luci Johnson that tested the vision of Head Start children.

Shirley began her career with the Johnsons in 1974 as Luci Johnson’s assistant and  was involved with Mrs. Lyndon Johnson’s activities at the LBJ Ranch –thus began her love of the Ranch.  In 1992, Mrs. Johnson asked her to return as her executive assistant and she remained until Mrs. J’s death.  She says it was an honor and a privilege to work for her dear friend.  During those years, Shirley wore many hats but she especially relished the innumerable events she planned and executed for Mrs. Johnson at the LBJ Ranch.

BRENT BAILEY, Blanco, Board Member:

Brent is a native Texan who holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Baylor University. He is an attorney by trade who has practiced primarily in the electric power industry. Most recently, Brent was the General Counsel of Pedernales Electric Cooperative until August 2013.

An active volunteer for various nonprofit and community causes throughout his life, Brent served as chairman of Duke Energy’s 2003 United Way of Greater Houston fundraising campaign and served on the board of the Houston World Affairs Council. He has donated over 21 gallons of blood since 1976 and continues to donate regularly at PEC blood drives in Johnson City.

Brent and his wife, Jenny, moved to Blanco in 2013. The Baileys have taken a great interest in the LBJ National Historic Park due to the legacies of President and Mrs. Johnson and their impact on our country, particularly in the area of civil rights. In 2013, Jenny and Brent became Lifetime Members of the Friends of the LBJ National Historic Park, and Brent joined the Board of the Friends in February 2014. The Baileys have two grown children who also appreciate the Johnsons’ legacy and enjoy the natural beauty of the LBJ National Historic Park.

NANCY TIEMANN, Stonewall, Board Member:

Nancy grew up in the Northeast and moved to Texas in 1972 to attend college and set down roots. Eventually, those roots spread into the Texas Hill Country.

An investment banker for many years, Nancy opened a tour production company in Austin in 1990. An avid traveler who is passionate about our country's national parks, she found her way to the Friends Board in early 2013.

Nancy is also a founding board member of the Fredericksburg Farmers' Market. A mother of two girls and proud grandmother, Nancy enjoys raising free range chickens, bee keeping and growing organic vegetables on her small farm between Stonewall and Willow City.

ANITA LANDWEHR, Stonewall, Board Member:

Anita grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and after a very active childhood of climbing trees and watching airplanes take off and land from all over the world, she knew she wanted to travel and find adventure. 

Her Senior year, she studied and traveled in Europe.  After returning to the US Anita worked in private resorts and hotels in Atlanta and Destin, Florida.  After experiencing a Florida hurricane, Anita escaped to Texas as quickly as she could to continue career in hotel management and attend college.

After moving to Austin, Texas in 1985 Anita immediately immersed herself in the community and all it had to offer.  She learned about Austin’s political climate while working at the University Club / Quorum as an accountant, which led to other opportunities as a financial analyst for EDS and then later a Facilities Project Manager, during new building construction and move of 1200 employees to new site. During that project, Anita realized she had a great talent for networking and started a couple of small businesses, then became involved in multiple associations, as well as Rotary. That led to community volunteer opportunities including cycling events, where she found that to become one of her passions.   Anita continued to travel during this time and found herself living in Hawaii in 2009 and returning again to Texas in 2010 and start a career as Financial Advisor.  (In 2014 Anita had the opportunity to head up a charity ride for cancer at the LBJ National Historical Park, working with Russ Whitlock and the great staff at the park. During that charity ride, Anita also met Dan Bailey – Rest Stop #4).

Anita is recently married to Dan Bailey in Fredericksburg, and spends her time between Fredericksburg and Austin for her business as a financial advisor.  That is, when she and Dan are not traveling.  

RUSS WHITLOCK, Board Member, LBJ National Historical Park (Ex Officio):

Russ grew up in rural Trenton, South Carolina with both parents and a younger sister. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in History. Russ is a 26-year veteran of the National Park Service beginning his career working at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. Russ was a resource protection ranger at Indiana’s Lincoln Boyhood National Monument before transferring as the lead ranger for the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia. Russ served as a district ranger on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina for nine years. He was the chief ranger in Virginia’s 17,000-acre Prince William Forest Park and later became the deputy superintendent at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Russ served as the National Park Service Director’s Chief of Staff before moving to Texas. Working with NPS Director Fran P. Mainella, he became a liaison with the seven regional directors, members of Congress, officials with the Department of the Interior, cooperators, and national partners.

Russ was a commissioned Federal law enforcement officer for 18 years. He has been recognized by the National Park Service, local chambers of commerce, visitor boards and other State and Federal agencies for his cooperative work, volunteerism, and support of partnerships. He has worked, participated in, and directed all facets of national park operations.

Russ began his duties at Superintendent of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in August 2006 and continues to be excited about the potential for the park to be a contributing member of the community. Russ leads a capable and talented staff whose first goal is to share the story and legacy of President and Mrs. Johnson with the public through a wide variety of experiences and opportunities.

SAM CHILDERS, Dalls, Board Member:

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sam Childers is a historian, writer and museum consultant. He has previously served on the staffs of the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum in Atlanta, GA. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in history from Texas Woman’s University in 1995.

Sam is a contributing writer and editorial assistant to Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. He a member of the Dallas Landmark Commission, the Dallas Heritage Village Board of Trustees, the SMU Library Executive Board and is past president of the Friends of the SMU Libraries. His book Historic Dallas Hotels was released in 2010. In 2013 Sam curated an exhibit for the City of Fort Worth for the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Currently he is researching a book project about Lady Bird Johnson’s 1964 whistle stop campaign and writing a book on the history of the Oval Office for the White House Historical Association.
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