Board Member Profile: Thomas Schiefer

14 Dec 2011 by admin, Comments Off on Board Member Profile: Thomas Schiefer
New Service Chair Thomas Schiefer, center, with Advocacy Chair Tom Weber, left, and an FBSP member

New Service Chair Thomas Schiefer, center, with Advocacy Chair Tom Weber, left, and an FBSP member

Meet our newest board member, Thomas Schiefer!  Thomas has taken over as Service Chair from dedicated board member Jonathan Beall, who is now Vice President.

Why did you join the Friends of Barton Springs Pool?

I always like to be an active participant in the community that I live in. Barton Springs being both the most special place in Austin as well as the most under attack from numerous factions makes FBSP a perfect fit for getting involved in issues I care about in the community.

What do you do during the day?

I run a not-for-profit teen radio program called Youth Spin. It is a program for teens from all over Austin who come together to make quality radio programming about music, politics, school and teen issues as a whole. We have our live show every Friday on KOOP 91.7FM at 6:00 to 7:00pm.

What does Barton Springs Pool mean to you?

Everything. Bikes rides, warm summer nights, childhood, tans, snorkeling, and Austin.

Favorite local band or artist?

Meghann Rosales…she does nail art!

Favorite moment volunteering for FBSP?0

When there were just a few of us sweeping in the water a baby snapping turtle swam by, giving us a really special show. You just do not see that when there are lots of people there.

Describe your first experience at Barton Springs Pool…

I cannot remember, but I bet it felt amazing, just like it does today.

How long have you been a member of FBSP?

I joined FBSP this summer 2011.

Besides BSP, where is your favorite hangout in Austin?

The French Legation. I love quaint things.

Favorite author?

James Baldwin, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey

Beer of choice?

I do not drink beer. I never liked the taste…please do not judge.

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