Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Campus Expansion

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Strategic Plan

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  • Phil Wilson
    Phil Wilson
    Chairman
  • Cori Cline
    Cori Cline
    Finance Committee Chair
  • Robert Fischer
    Robert Fischer
    Capital Campaign & Development Committee Chairs
  • Donna Giarratano
    Donna Giarratano
    Committee on Directors Chair
  • Reid Lee
    Reid Lee
    Education Committee Chair, Secretary
  • David Nelson
    David Nelson
    Building Committee Chair
  • Marcie Peck
    Marcie Peck
    Marketing Committee Chair
  • Mark Bode
    Mark Bode
  • Scott Ewell
    Scott Ewell
  • Michael Guevara
    Michael Guevara
  • Karin Kriel
    Karin Kriel
  • Jim Laughlin
    Jim Laughlin
  • Jeff Marx
    Jeff Marx
    Head of School (non-voting)
  • Joe Bland
    Joe Bland
    HCBC Elder Board Representative (non-voting)
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Phil Wilson
Chairman

Mr. Wilson graduated with a BA from Hardin-Simmons University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is the general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). He is also the chair of the board of directors of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as Texas’ 106th Secretary of State. He and his wife Kristen have a son, Christian, in 7th grade. They joined our school community in 2013.

Cori Cline
Finance Committee Chair

Mrs. Cline graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA and a master’s in professional accounting (MPA). She works for Ernst & Young, LLP as a tax manager in the financial services office. She and her husband Troy have three children: Aiden, 11th grade; Mia 9th grade; and Kyler, 8th grade. They joined our school community in 2010.

Robert Fischer
Capital Campaign & Development Committee Chairs

Mr. Fischer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in marketing and a minor in business. He is the owner of the RJF Team at Keller Williams Realty. He and his wife Michelle have two children: RJ, 6th grade; and AJ, 3rd grade. Their family has been part of our school community for six years.

Donna Giarratano
Committee on Directors Chair

Mrs. Giarratano graduated from Houston Baptist University with a double major in marketing and management. She currently serves as the executive vice president/chief operating officer at Phoenix Management, Inc. She and her husband Troy have two children: Lauren, 9th grade; and Anthony (AJ), 8th grade. They joined our school community in 2012.

Reid Lee
Education Committee Chair, Secretary

Mr. Lee graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in electrical engineering. He has worked at National Instruments for 23 years, where he is a principal software engineer. He spent two years in Shanghai, China, growing and mentoring technical leadership at NI’s R&D branch. Reid’s wife, Marcia, has faithfully served the school through our PTF for many years. They have two children: Lauren, Class of 2019; and Jonathan, 9th grade.

David Nelson
Building Committee Chair

Mr. Nelson graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in economics, and he earned an MBA from Dartmouth College. He is a management consultant and owns a property services company. He and his wife, Mary Christy, have two children: Mason, Class of 2019; and Ashleigh, 9th grade.

Marcie Peck
Marketing Committee Chair

Mrs. Peck graduated from Pillsbury College with a BS in English and theology. She also earned an MA in international commerce and policy from George Mason University. She currently works as a consultant with Ellipsis Partners LLC. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children: William Riley, 11th grade; and Sophie, 8th grade. Their family joined our school community in 2013.

Mark Bode

Mr. Bode graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in electrical engineering. He also earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He currently works at AMD as a product line director. He and his wife Jessica have two children: Rachel, 12th grade; and Gretchen, 10th grade. They joined our school community in 2013.

Scott Ewell

Mr. Ewell graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in construction engineering. He is a co-owner of Culhane Premier Properties. He and his wife Amber have a 4-year-old daughter, Reese. Scott and Amber have been members of Hill Country Bible Church since 2011.

Michael Guevara

Mr. Guevara earned a Bachelor of Arts from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a partner with Shahan Guevara Decker Arrott, PC. He and his wife Amy have two children: Chloe, 5th grade; and Anthony, 2nd grade. Their family has been part of our school community for six years.

Karin Kriel

Karin is a fun-loving communicator at heart. Originally from South Africa, she is passionate in her pursuit of God’s purposes and serves in teaching and worship ministries. She has led alongside her husband, Jurie, for the past 20 years ranging from student ministry to multi-campus leadership and Women’s ministry. She and her husband have two sons: Josh, 9th grade; and Ethan, 5th grade.

Jim Laughlin

Mr. Laughlin graduated from California State University with a BS in finance. He has worked at Dell for 23 years in positions ranging from sales management to project management. He and his wife Lisa have a daughter, Emma, who is an Alpha Omega alumnus, Class of 2017.

Jeff Marx
Head of School (non-voting)

Dr. Marx has a BS, an MS, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, as well as an MA in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Marx began teaching at Hill Country in 2006. He has served our school as a guidance counselor, Upper School principal, Logic School principal, academic dean, department chair, teacher, and coach. Before coming to Hill Country, Dr. Marx served at McKinney Christian Academy as the director of academic guidance and as a teacher and coach. Dr. Marx and his wife, Sherri, moved to Austin in 2006. They have three children, Lewis, Oliver, and Grace (class of 2021).

Joe Bland
HCBC Elder Board Representative (non-voting)

Mr. Bland attended the University of Texas. He is the president of Joe Bland Construction, L.P. He and his wife Barbara have two sons who are Hill Country graduates; Classes of 2009 and 2012.