Get to know Nathan Jones, FBSP’s Membership Chair!
How long have you been in Austin? I have not lived in Austin long. However, having grown up in a small town close to Austin, many of my fondest memories are driving here to spend summer days swimming at the Springs and picnicking with my family at Zilker until the Hillside Theatre began.
Why did you join the Friends of Barton Springs Pool? I care about preserving the Pool and I was drawn to the Friends because they have sweat equity here.
What do you do during the day? I work at a local coffee shop and I study Geography at Texas State University.
What does Barton Springs Pool mean to you? The Pool is a special place for me. It always made for a special occasion and today it still holds that charm. Except now I can come here and swim all the time!
Favorite local band or artist? I like the peoples at the Annie Street Arts Collective.
Any hidden talents? I can pour pretty pictures in lattes.
How long have you been a member of FBSP? I joined FBSP this summer in 2012.
Besides BSP, where is your favorite hangout in Austin? My second favorite hangout in Austin is probably my house. Lame? Probably. But that is where I can chase around my two dogs and hang out with my soon-to-be wife. It’s pretty rad.
Favorite author? Recently: John Steinbeck, Susanna Clarke, and Umberto Eco.
Favorite quote? “Outside a book, a dog is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read!”
Beer of choice? I do like beer. A lot. I like anything Schlafly brewery in St. Louis produces and Austin Beerworks is one of the most exciting brewers around. I can’t decide on a favorite beer so I’ll have to settle on two of my favorite breweries!
Favorite philosopher? John Maynard Keynes. He was not the dreary, stuffy economist I thought he was.