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IMPASSIONED • DRIVEN • EXPERIENCED

CONGRATULATIONS

to our attorneys Paula Wyatt and Gavin McInnis for

Best San Antonio Lawyers 2013-2022 SA Top Personal Injury Lawyers Plaintiff 2017, 2019-2021 Congratulations to our Rising Star 2022 Attorney George Deutsch Super Lawyers 2011-2012, 2014-2022

Congratulations to Paula Wyatt, Outstanding Women in Law 2021 & 2022

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CONTENTS 20

Helping to Heal the Hurt in Uvalde

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2022 Best S.A. Lawyers As voted by their peers

Cover Story

2022 Best S.A. Lawyers

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Top Lawyer Profiles

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Rising Star Business Leaders in San Antonio

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Business is Great

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Business, Fashion and Philanthropy Fashion by Jules Aldaz Guerra

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2022 Top Surgeons As voted by their peers

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S.A. Best Doctor 2022 Reprint As voted by their peers

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Top Doctor Profiles

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Tunisia: Timeless and Contemporary Travel by Barbara Barton Sloane

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2022 Midterm Election Community response feature

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Sports Spurs News by Sam Stern

SCENE EVENTS Le Brunch de Chapeau....................................10 DoSeum Birthday Bash...................................12

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The Happy Critic Cuisine by Karen Evans!

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Professional Guide Find a Lawyer

Uncork for the Cure........................................14

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Side Bar

Make it your Mission.......................................16

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Professional Guide

Party in the Park.............................................18 LAZO...........................................................31 A Magical Evening with Penn and Teller............52 Youth Orchestras of San Antonio ....................58

Find a Doctor or Dentist

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Doc In The House

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Fiesta San Antonio 2022.................................66 Seasonal Inspirations.......................................75 Gardenia Coronation.......................................79 Scene In S.A. Spring Magazine Release Party......82 Nights at Topaz..............................................88 Champagne and Chandeliers............................92 Van Gogh Immersion.......................................96 4 Scene In S.A. | SUMMER 2022

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EDITOR’S NOTE WHAT’S INSIDE We are honored to announce the nominees of our 18th Annual Best S.A. Lawyers. Practicing lawyers in Bexar County voted on who they believe is the city’s best lawyers and attorneys at law in 80 distinct areas of practice. Check out the list of elite lawyers on page 22. This issue also features the 2nd annual list of Top Surgeons in San Antonio, which their fellow doctors and surgeons nominated. The “Community Response Feature” highlights which issues matter the most in the upcoming 2022 Midterm Election. We received impressive feedback from individuals in our community expressing their opinions and valid concerns regarding both political sides. This election is crucial because whoever controls the House or the Senate controls the agenda. Read about the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas fundraising campaign to open a center in Uvalde, providing free grief support. We stand with Uvalde, and our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones on that tragic day. Please look at our Travel piece on Tunisia, the northernmost country in Africa. “The name conjures mystery, exoticism, and something quite electrifying.” The Happy Critic presents Chef Juan Cardona, who founded Chef Junction. This culinary company connects you with exceptional Chefs, bringing flavors of the World home and creating new ways to experience food. They are considered one of the best catering services in San Antonio! Check out our Fashion article on Crystal Holmes, owner of BIO2 Laser Studio. She discusses fashion tips and beauty-enhancing solutions to help you feel more confident. I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer! Stay safe and stay cool!

Kaylin Ledford Managing Editor

Letters to the editor, comments, or concerns, please contact me: Email: editorsascene@gmail.com | Phone: 210-828-4209

STAFF John H. ZIller Publisher

John is in his 48th year of publishing and marketing that began at the Express-News and vaulted him into the creation of Ventana USA, the Spanish language magazine for U.S. advertisers in Mexico, followed by 12 years at a direct marketing agency named Di-Marc Communications. From the brick streets in Mexico City to the smoother pavement of New York City, Los Angeles, CA, and Washington D.C., John was happy to settle down in his hometown with Scene In S.A. as the bookend to a wonderful and continuing career.

Managing Editor

Kaylin was born and raised in the outskirts of San Antonio. She is a graduate from Texas State University with a BA in Mass Communications. Kaylin has been the Managing Editor and Office Manager for Scene In S.A. for the past four years.

VIVIAN CROOK

Photographer Vivian Crook has more than 25 years photography experience and takes pleasure in pleasing her customers with photos. Nothing is too small or too large for her to capture that special moment. She is passionate about her work and is always prepared with camera in hand.

Karen Evans

Leslie Foley

Chris Sykes

Karen Evans is an experienced sales professional in advertising, art and cuisine. Driven by happiness, she takes pride in providing the best experience possible. Karen’s love for her community shines bright.

Leslie has called San Antonio home for 37 years. She graduated from Oklahoma State with a BS in Journalism and Public Relations. Leslie has been covering events for the magazine for more than 23 years.

Passionate about typography and design, Chris has been a graphic designer for more than 35 years. She holds a BFA degree from UTSA. When not in front of her iMac, you can find her enjoying all the things that sunny San Antonio has to offer.

Advertising Director

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Social Editor

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Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW EXPERIENCE. STRENGTH. RESULTS.

LISTED IN SCENE IN S.A. MAGAZINE AS TOP LAWYERS FOR TWELVE YEARS IN A ROW!

ELLIOTT CAPPUCCIO • ERIC PULLEN RANDALL PULMAN • SHARI PULLEN PULMAN JAMES S. CHESLOCK • PAUL GAINS LESLIE HYMAN • RYAN C. REED B. RAPHAEL SONSINO

for being recognized among the Best Lawyers in San Antonio by their peers The attorneys at Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP have over 150 years of combined experience providing exemplary representation for clients in litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy, real estate, corporate law, and a range of other areas. For over 18 years, Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP has been AV-rated “Preeminent” by MartindaleHubbell, which is the highest rating available, and we have been recognized for the last five years as one of the country’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News

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Le Brunch des Chapeaux Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Ashby Christian, Nicole Hatter and Lisa Woolley

The Autism Community Network, together with Le Brunch des Chapeaux co-chairs: Amanda Himoff Bezner, Allison Dreeben Zeller, Jessica Ramiel Berg, and Meggan Leonard hosted this year’s 19th annual luncheon on the grounds of the beautiful Argyle. The festive afternoon of food, fun, festivities, fashion and flair supported families in need of quality, gold-standard, autism support and honored Harvey E. Najim.

Cameron Beucler, Cassy Sunderland and Jenness Gough

Mistress of Ceremonies Ursula Pari greeted guests and following lunch introduced guest speakers Ben Fresher and Madelyn Leonard. Lucy Peveto graciously donated, ‘Beauty Within” a medium: acrylic, resin, paper, oil and gold leaf on wood panel which was raffled. Ladies look forward to dressing up and donning their new chapeau as they spend the afternoon viewing the latest fashions during the annual style show by Julian Gold. At this outdoor luncheon, the bigger the better are the bows, feathers, and fluff on each chapeau! n Micheon Cahill, Franki Chavez and Jessica Batchelder

Speakers Madelyn Leonard and Ben Fresher

Charlotte Dawson and ACN CEO Tiffany Fresher

Sandy and Brian Vrana

Co-chairs Meggan Leonard, Allison Zeller, Amanda Bezner and Jessica Berg

Cristen Peterson and Bridie Chaudoir

Elaine Vornsand, Darcy Hoberman, Margaret Pape and Stephanie Girling

Patricia Vela, CDO and Carri Alvarado, PhD, OTR, COO

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DoSeum Birthday Bash Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Step Right Up to The DoSeum’s 7th Annual Birthday Bash celebrating seven years of growing curious minds, connecting families, and transforming communities during their 7 Ring Circus-themed gala.

Angela Ramirez and Melissa Fraga

Ringmistresses Adrianna Grossman and Ashley Quintanilla and their circus-sized committee along with generous sponsors ensured The DoSeum remains a space for children to learn and discover for years to come. Every dollar raised continues the opportunity for thousands of curious minds to innovate and explore at little to no cost.

Brandon and Mayerland Harris

Guests gathered under the big top for a cocktail reception followed by a dinner of circus fare and concluded with drinks, games and desserts. n

Cory and Claudia Torkelson, Dessany Battaglia, Jamie Angelica and Priscilla Mesley Colette and Ty Edwards

CEO Daniel Menelly, Associate Director of Engagement Ann-Marie Camosy Murray, and Senor VP of Finance, Administration John Clamp

Jayme and William Russell Holly and Ryan Fletcher

Marie and Ryan Mays

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G&O represented exoneree Michael Morton, who wrongfully served 25 years for the murder of his wife, resulting in the reform of criminal discovery in Texas and the first ever criminal conviction of a prosecutor for the intentional suppression of favorable evidence. The firm represented exoneree, Hannah Overton, whose capital murder case was reversed and dismissed, freed Texas’ youngest death row inmate, and continues to seek vindication for Cameron Todd Willingham, whose wrongful execution was based on junk science.

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Uncork For the Cure Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Bailey Clark, Daniel Demers and Vanessa Croix

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted it’s popular event, Uncork for the Cure to raise funds for its mission-to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care. The one-of-a-kind tasting experience with San Antonio’s finest chefs featured signature plates from exquisite restaurants, fine wines and signature spirits, along with live music and auctions at the Espee Pavilion. n

John Hamilton, Madelaine King and Clayton King

Christine Orwig, Laura Ferrise and Karen Miller

Trisha and Randy Dove

Executive director Terri Mauldin and Roma Villavicencio

aVeronica Behrend and Socorro Dominguez Ford Durbin and Emily McMichael

Dora Garcia, chair Claudia Berteux and Gerardo Nunoz

Grace Hamilton, Britta Ramirez and Nicole Forestello-Gamboa

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Make it Your Mission Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook The 31st annual gala located at historic Mission San Francisco de la Espada was another night to remember featuring good food, good friends, and all to support San Antonio Missions National Historic Park.

Richard Oliver and Executive Director for Mission Heritage Partners, Rosebud Coffey

Founded in 1984, Mission Heritage Partners’ mission is to preserve, protect and promote San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. As the official non-profit 501(c)(3) “friends” group to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, they represent a community of people committed to filling the funding and advocacy gap for the four Missions within the Park. n

Board chair Johnathan Walker with gala chairs Wendy and Joe McClellan

Cynthia Matson and Romanita Matta

Rey Feo LXXIII Augustine Cortez Jr. and his royal court

Lauren and Ben Trotter

Melody Goeken, Frances Schultschik and Kathy Rhoads

Courtney Sheets, Jeffrey Wheeler, Andi Rodriguez and James Lifshutz

Chris and Joe Alderete with Diane Warren

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Party in the Park Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Party in the Park celebrated Nelson and Tracy Wolff for their dedication to our community, particularly their vision to lift up Brackenridge Park. Committee chairs Mrs. Robin Howard and Mrs. Liecie Hollis oversaw a beautiful evening including special entertainment by The Dirty River Jazz Band, fireworks, cocktails, and a seated dinner catered by the RK Group.

Board chair Nick Hollis and Rick Shaw

Cindy Cooksey, Missy Finck and Scott Cooksey

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is a steward of and an advocate for the Park and an instrument for preserving and enhancing the Park’s natural, historic, educational, and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Recognizing that Brackenridge Park is San Antonio’s premier public park and its importance to the community as a cultural and recreational resource, city and community leaders came together to establish the nonprofit Brackenridge Park Conservancy with the specific mission to preserve, protect, and restore your Park.

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy works with civic and community groups to cooperatively create a unified vision of and a set of values for Brackenridge Park that represent a consensus view for transforming the Park into a more walkable, enjoyable place while respecting the traditions of its users and highlighting its deep history. n

Co-chairs Robin Howard and Liecie Hollis

Graham Weston, Mary Rose Brown, Richey Wyatt and Carlos Alvarez

aSusan Naylor Sellers with honorees

Kevin and Dr. Sandi Wolff with Robin and Mark Howard

The Hon. Nelson W. and Tracy Wolff

aRhonda and Joe Calvert

Mary Alice and Henry Cisneros

aLukin Gilliland and Mary and Lewis Fisher

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Helping to Heal the Hurt in Uvalde

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas launches a $2.4 million fundraising campaign to open Uvalde Center providing free grief support

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he recent tragedy in Uvalde highlights the need for mental health services and support not only for the families and friends of the 21 victims but for the entire community. The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) is launching a $2.4 million fundraising campaign to expand its presence in Uvalde. The $2.4 million five-year operating budget includes real estate, staff salaries and training for CBCST at Uvalde. Because all services offered by CBCST are free, financial donations are essential. Its two-pronged plan for assistance includes: (1) a center offering free grief support programs to the children, families and community members living with grief, and (2) grief and trauma training for Uvalde schoolteachers and counselors. Fundraising for the project has already brought in donations from several San Antonio businesses and individuals. Anyone interested in donating may do so online at https://give.cbcst. org/uvalde. “Grief is not a linear process,” says Marian Sokol, Executive Director for CBCST. “The Uvalde community and surviving families will go through many stages over an extended period of time – most likely years. We will be here for them for as long as it takes.” CBCST was on the ground in Uvalde within hours of the mass shooting, and counselors specifically trained in grief and trauma

have remained. They are currently operating out of temporary space and plan to open a more permanent location soon. “The Uvalde Center is intended to be a very calm, welcoming space for anyone in the community who feels they need help,” Dr. Sokol says. “Grief takes time, and our intent is not to rush anyone through that process. We just want those in Uvalde to know that we are there if and when they need us.” © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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rary location in Sutherland Springs following the mass shooting there in November 2017. Additionally, they helped launch the Children’s Bereavement Center Rio Grande Valley, which now operates independently and offers the same services as CBCST. The second prong of the plan will begin immediately with grief and trauma training for schoolteachers and counselors in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD). In fact, CBCST already has some connection to UCISD counselors through a recent virtual training that specifically addressed how to talk to grieving children. “CBCST is honored to support the many dedicated educators under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell, who have courageously supported the families of UCISD during this unimaginable tragedy,” Dr. Sokol says. “We will remain onsite in Uvalde in the days, weeks, and months ahead to support families who are emotionally exhausted and to provide grief education training to teachers, counselors and staff.”

Ultimately, the Center in Uvalde will be modeled after the CBCST, offering the same services. These include individual counseling, grief camps and peer support groups for children, parents and caregivers. CBCST is well-versed in dealing with these types of traumatic events being the largest program of its kind in the country and serving South Texas for 25 years. They created a similar tempo-

The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas’ mission is to foster healing for grieving children and youth, their families and the community. As the sole provider of grief support programs for children through young adulthood in South Texas, CBCST wholeheartedly devotes itself to addressing the bereavement needs of children from every culture and social circumstance to help them heal and move forward. CBCST believes that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach. Their goal is to help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one. n Visit the CBCST website at http://www.cbcst.org.

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Gerald H. Goldstein Goldstein & Orr, PLLC

The Defense Never Rests

2022 Best SA Lawyer, Criminal Law & Criminal Appellate Law

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Best S.A. Lawyers of 2022 The Results Of Our 18th Annual Best S.A. Lawyers Survey AS NOMINATED BY THEIR PEERS

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s we have done for each of the last seventeen years,

survey data in the world is meaningless without results. Our

we asked licensed, practicing lawyers of Bexar

survey cannot predict results for those who practice law and

County to tell us who they believe are the city’s best

those who engage them to achieve results.

lawyers and attorneys at law in 80 distinct areas of practice. They can’t vote for themselves and they can’t just give us names of their law partners without giving us the name of others outside their practice.

We do know this: Unlike many other societies on this earth, we live in a society that is largely structured by law. Law protects private property for the benefit of the living, the dead or those yet to be born. Law protects our person and property from harm by

We have added a further distinction. We have calculated how

willful force and other acts of nefarious men. Law provides for

long each referred lawyer has been in practice and displayed

our right to “due process” if society or its actors try to take our

each in their appropriate group: 15+ years in practice (the “most

freedom or our property. The law defines the pathways by which

experienced”) then 5 to 15 years in practice (not the most

we create, build, protect and convey all value and lawyers are our

experience but certainly “well established”) and then those who

guides down those pathways. Sometimes the law and lawyers

have been in practice less than five years. Of course all of the

can achieve justice.

The information presented in Best S.A. Lawyers 2022 is not legal advice, nor is Best S.A. Lawyers 2022 a legal referral service. Scene In S.A. strives to maintain a high degree of accuracy in collecting and providing the information presented, but makes no claim, promise or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained within the list. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on the information provided in this magazine. No representation is made that the quality of service performed by the lawyers in this list will be better than that of other licensed lawyers. Scene In S.A.. is an independent magazine publisher and has developed its own methodology for selecting lawyers on the Best S.A. Lawyers 2022 list. All lawyers featured in Best S.A. Lawyers 2022 are selected by their peers in a survey conducted by Scene In S.A. Advertising has no bearing on how the list of Best S.A. Lawyers 2022 was determined. Scene In S.A. is not affiliated with any state or regulatory body, and its listings to not certify or designated a lawyer as a specialist.

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Index of Practice Areas ATL ADM ANL APP ARB AVT BNK BKR BRC BGF BC BL CM CIV CLS CHB CLB CST CNL CNS CSM CGC CD DUI CDW

Antitrust Litigation Administrative Law Antitrust Litigation Appellate Arbitration & Mediation Aviation Banking Bankruptcy Bankruptcy/Consumer Bonds & Government Finance Business & Corporate Business Litigation Cities/Municipalities Civil Litigation Defense Class Action/Mass Torts Closely Held Business Collaborative Law Constitutional Law Construction Litigation Construction and Surety Consumer Law Corp. Governance/Compliance Criminal Defense Criminal Def: DUI/DWI Criminal Def: White Collar

CP DPT ELD ED EB EMD EMP EVI EOG ENT ENV ELU EST FAM FRD GEN GVR GVC HC IMM INF INH IC IDC IDP IPL INP INT LAB

Criminal Prosecution Debt Claims Elder Law Eminent Domain Employee Benefits/ERISA Employment Lit: Defense Employment Lit: Plaintiff Evictions Energy & Oil & Gas Entertainment & Sports Environmental Litigation Environmental & Land Use Estate Planning & Trusts Family Law Franchise & Dealership General Litigation Government Relations Government Contracts Health Care Immigration Information Technology In-House Counsel Insurance Coverage Insurance Def: Commercial Insurance Defense: PI Intellectual Prop. Litigation Intellectual Property International Labor & Employment

LUZ LAS LGR MLD MLP MA NON PDG PDP PPG PPP POL PRB PLD PLP PUB RLE RET SCH SCF SCR SOC TAX TRM TXL TRE WTR WRK

Land Use/Zoning Legal Aid & Services Lobbying & Govt Relations Med. Malpractice: Defense Med. Malpractice: Plaintiff Mergers & Acquisitions Nonprofit PI Defense: General PI Defense: Product Liab. PI Plaintiffs: General PI Plaintiffs: Product Liab Political Law Probate Law Prof. Liability: Defense Prof. Liability: Plaintiff Public Utilities Real Estate Litigation Real Estate Transactions Schools & Education Securities & Corp. Finance Securities Litigation Social Security Law Tax Transportation & Maritime Tax Litigation Trust and Estate Litigation Water Law Workers Compensation

Index of Nominees

Mark Anthony Acuna...................................PPG Manuel Acuna-Neely...................................PPG Jason Michael Adelstein.............................RET David M. Adkisson........................................PPG Ruth Kelleher Agather..................................RET Stephen A. Aguilar........................................BC Roman Aguilera III........................................INP Chessa L. Akins.............................................BL Timothy Alcott...............................................CGC Jacob Ryan Alford........................................PPG William Allan IV..............................................IDP Taelor A. Allen................................................EOG Amber Liddell Alwais...................................FAM Erika S. Anderson..........................................INH Crystal Andrade.............................................PPG David S. Angulo.............................................BL Alexander Antonio........................................INP Andrei Aranda................................................IMM Kristy L. Arellano...........................................FAM David Anton Armendáriz.............................IMM Ron Armstrong..............................................PPP Daphne Previti Austin..................................CD, SCH Anthony Alan Avey........................................GEN James J. Aycock...........................................EST Matthew J. Badders.....................................RLE, RET, TRE Sharrissa Baeza............................................EST, PRB

Cecil (Tres) Bain III........................................BC, EST, PRB Michael F. Baird.............................................RET Karl Philip Baker............................................RET Paul D. Barkhurst..........................................CNL, ED, LUZ David A. Barlow.............................................BC Bobby Barrera................................................CD Mark J. Barrera..............................................GEN, PPG Roy Barrera III................................................GEN Mario A. Barrera............................................LAB Bradley C. Barron..........................................BC Robert L. Barrows.........................................BKR Bradley Bartlett..............................................CNL, PDG J. Cary Barton................................................RET Aaron M. Barton............................................RET Michael Baseluos........................................PPG Jason S. Bashara..........................................FAM Carol R. Baskin..............................................EST Harry S. Bates................................................PPG Raymond W. Battaglia.................................BKR Michael Baucum...........................................RET Andrew L. Baumgardner.............................RET Sam Bavafa....................................................PPG Arthur H. Bayern............................................EST Ryne Christopher Bazan.............................PPG Taylor Ryan Beaver.......................................BL Barry H. Beer..................................................PPG Sasha Begum................................................PPG Alexander M. Begum....................................PPG Nancy Belinsky..............................................ELU, PUB, RET Steven C. Benke IV........................................FAM Jeffrey S. Bernstein......................................FAM Kevin H. Berry................................................BC

Joseph R. Berry.............................................EST, PRB, RET Kevin H. Berry................................................PRB, RET Carol Bertsch.................................................EST Taryn O. Biasiolli............................................FAM Bobby Biedrzychi..........................................EOG Clayton S. Binford.........................................BGF Benjamin R. Bingham..................................BKR, BL, SCR Megan Q. Bluntzer........................................BL, EST, INH Robert Walton Bondurant...........................PRB Kelli M. Borbon..............................................BL, CIV, GEN William R. Borchers......................................INF, INP Dana Brooks Bourland.................................BC Stefanie G. Box..............................................MA Crista M. Branch...........................................FAM Mark E. Braswell............................................FAM Robert P. Braubach.......................................INT Edward Lorence Bravenec..........................BRC, BL Roger G. Bresnahan.....................................ARB, GEN Lara Brock......................................................LAB, PPG Peter R. Broderick.........................................RET, CM, LUZ Steven R. Brook.............................................BNK, RET Andrea Brooks...............................................FAM Shawn C. Brown............................................DUI, CD, PPG Olga Brown.....................................................FAM Jeffrey W. Bryson..........................................EST Clint L. Buck...................................................BL, RLE George “Bubba” Burns.................................ARB Jesse Bustillos..............................................WRK Clinton M. Butler............................................EOG, GEN Catherine Byers.............................................EST, PRB

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Index of Nominees Leslie Selig Byrd............................................LAB Alfonso Cabañas...........................................CD Katherine Cabello-Flores............................FAM Nathan Christopher Cace...........................RET David T. Cain..................................................BKR, BRC Joshua J Caldwell........................................APP, BL Stephen A. Calhoun......................................GEN Thomas Newton Cammack III..................EMD, LAB Francesca Howland Cammack.................EST, PRB Erin Marie Camp...........................................BC, MA, SCF Thomas J.Campbell.....................................BC, EO Emma Cano...................................................BL Sean M.Caporaletti.......................................EOG, PRB Elliott S. Cappuccio.......................................BKR, BL Sylvia Cardona...............................................BL Peter Cario......................................................MLD Rebecca J. Carrillo........................................CLB, GEN George E. Carroll...........................................CD, EST, PRB Catherine Carroll...........................................PRB, RET, EST Bradley S. Carson.........................................RET Michelle R. Casillas......................................ELD, ESR, PRB Carter B. Casteel...........................................FAM Alyssa Castillon.............................................CM Jenna C. Castleman.....................................BL Juan Castro....................................................IMM Arturo Cavazos Jr.........................................BNK, BC Marco Antonio Cepeda................................FAM Natalie Ceron.................................................BC Jonathan Chaires.........................................CIV, CNL, BC Stephanie L. Chandler.................................BC, EOG, INF Yvette Changuin............................................APP, GEN, IMM James Scott Cheslock................................BC Steve A. Chiscano.........................................BL Lauren S. Ciminello......................................BC, CHB, MA Joel Cisneros.................................................PPG Brittany Hinojosa Citron..............................EST, PRB William M. Clanton.......................................CSM Will Clark III.....................................................PPG Tiffanie Clausewitz.......................................BC, BL, EMD Merritt Clements...........................................BL, CIV, PDG Richard Clifton Jr..........................................EMD Matthew G. Cole............................................BL Mark Comuzzie.............................................EST, TRE John A. Convery............................................CD Angie Hernandez Cook................................FAM Miranda J. Cook............................................PPP R. Porter Corrigan II......................................FAM Leslie Cortez..................................................PPG Geoffrey Neil Courtney................................GEN Matthew Mark Cowart.................................RLE Michael R. Cowen........................................PPG Kathleen A. Croft-Walsh..............................LAB, MLD Brian M. Cromeens.......................................PRB Donald L. Crook Jr........................................PPG Thomas A. Crosley.......................................PPG Amanda Crouch............................................EMD, LAB Matthew Lane Crowell.................................EOG Maribel Cruz...................................................FAM Joseph E. Cuellar..........................................APP, GEN Jacob D. Cukjati............................................EMP Glenn W. Cunningham.................................MLP Jeanie Cupit...................................................CD, GEN Paul T. Curl......................................................BL Lance Edward Curtright..............................IMM

Leigh R. Cutter...............................................DUI, CD, GEN Ashley S. Dahlberg........................................BL, SCR Cassidy Roos Daniels..................................BL Richard C. Danysh........................................CIV Jonathan Noel Darnell.................................IDC, IDP Charla D. Davies............................................FAM William R. Davis Jr........................................BRC W. Randolph Davis.......................................BC, EST , RET Howard E. Davis............................................PPG John A. Davis.................................................PPG, WRK Glenn J. Deadman........................................BL, RLE, RET Allen M. DeBard.............................................BKR Chance Decker..............................................BL Guillermo Dekat.............................................BC Stephen T. Dennis.........................................BL, GEN Michael D. DeNuccio....................................IDP Jay Dewald.....................................................CDW Christopher Dewitt........................................RET Aaron M. Diaz................................................APP, CD Douglas E. Dilley............................................CD Michael Paul Dillinger..................................ELU Amber K. Dodds............................................LAB David L. Doggett...........................................CGC Mary Doggett.................................................INH, IC, TAX Dante E. Dominguez....................................CNL, DUI, CD Perry J. Dominguez II..................................IC Alyse Donnelly...............................................FAM Kristin F. Dow.................................................DUI, CDW, CD Moulton S. Dowler Jr....................................FAM Denise Drake..................................................BC, EOG, RET Francesca Driussi-Ali...................................PPG Demetrio Duarte Jr.......................................CD , GEN Alec T. Dudley................................................CNL, IDC Ashley Duffy...................................................FAM Matthew Stephen Duke...............................BKR, HC, PRB Lisa Duke........................................................FAM Nissa Dunn.....................................................APP Joseph M. Dunn............................................PPP Javier Thomas Duran..................................PDG Brandon Edward Durrett.............................EOG Sara E. Dysart................................................RLE John M. Economidy.....................................CD J. Mark Edgmon............................................EST Matthew M. Edwards...................................MLD Daniel M. Elder...............................................BC Steven A. Elder..............................................BC Nicki Kay Elgie...............................................MLD Kristen H. Elizondo.......................................BC Allison M Ellis.................................................EOG Hayley Christine Ellison...............................APP Laura Emadi...................................................EMD, LAB Derek W. Emmons........................................DUI, CDW, CD Cynthia Sanchez Escamilla........................INH Joseph A. Esparza........................................CD Richard W. Espey..........................................IDC, IDP Javier Espinoza.............................................LAB, PPG Katherine Estrada.........................................PDG Ingrid P. Etienne.............................................BC Delilah Lorenz Evans....................................EMD, LAB David Farmer.................................................CNL Dylan A. Farmer.............................................CNL, EMD, LAB Roderick O. Faulk..........................................BC, CGC, MA Robert H. Featherston.................................DUI, CDW, CD Brian F. Feld....................................................BC John A. Ferguson Jr.....................................EMD, LAB Hailey Ferguson............................................EST, GEN, PRB Joseph F. Fielder...........................................BC Patrick John Filyk.........................................CD, GEN

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Matthew L. Finch..........................................CD, ELD, SCH Huey Fischer..................................................GEN Valerie Cortinas Fisher................................CD William M. Fisher..........................................EB Donald Flanary III..........................................CD Paul A. Fletcher.............................................LUZ Adrian Flores..................................................DUI, CD F. Matthew Flores.........................................TRE Richard Arthur Flume...................................BKR Jillian Gordon Foerster................................EB William H. Ford..............................................BL Justin Fowlks.................................................DUI, CD John J. Fox.....................................................DUI, CDW, CD Alexine Friedman..........................................BC, CHB, MA Andrew C. Froelich........................................CD Scott A. Froman............................................BC, BL Melanie L. Fry................................................APP, BL, GEN Holly Fudge-Stokes......................................PPG Karl S. Furmaga.............................................BL, CIV, CNL Gina B. Gaedke..............................................EST Paul Gaines....................................................RLE, RET Joshua Galicia...............................................CM Michael V. Galo Jr.........................................EMD, LAB Josue J. Galvan.............................................GEN Joe A. Gamez................................................PPG Savannah Garcia...........................................CLB, GEN Vanessa Garcia.............................................IMM Israel Garcia...................................................PPG Aric J. Garza...................................................ARB, BL Brigitte Garza.................................................CD, IMM Richard G. Garza...........................................EMD, LAB Josue Garza...................................................LAB, PPG Damond K. Garza.........................................PPG LeeAnn De La Garza....................................PPG Michael M. Gavito.........................................CNL William P. Germany.......................................GEN, RLE Destinee Gesing............................................SCH Erica Benites Giese.......................................BL, CDW, GEN Jeffrey C. Gifford...........................................PRB Kipling Davis Giles........................................INH Meagan McKenney Gillette........................CNL John S. Gilmore III........................................CD Steven E. Gilmore..........................................CD Fernando D. Gireud.......................................IMM Jeffrey A. Goldberg.......................................EMP, LAB Larry J. Goldman..........................................IDP Gerald H.Goldstein.......................................CDW, CD John Anthony Gomez III.............................DUI, CD Henry B. Gonzalez III....................................BL, CIV, IC Andres R. Gonzalez......................................CIV, CNL, PDG Ruby Ann Gonzalez-Garcia........................FAM William F. Goodman.....................................PRB Brianna Gordon.............................................APP Stephen H. Gordon.......................................DUI, CD, GEN Guy J. Gorlick.................................................PPG Matthew Gossen...........................................CST, CD David S. Gragg...............................................BKR Cody R. Graham............................................CNL, PDG Kurt W. Gransee............................................CD Charles A. Granstaff.....................................EST Stephen M. Gray...........................................CHB Summer Bruington Greathouse................RET Paul W. Green................................................APP Alan J. Gretzinger.........................................BC Sheila Anne Grigar........................................INH

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Index of Nominees Michael C. Gross...........................................CDW, CD John Anthony Guerra...................................CIV, PDG Francisco Guerra..........................................PPG, PPP Nick Guinn......................................................INP Edward Guzman...........................................CM, INH, WTR Thomas C. Hall..............................................PPG Woodrow J. Halstead III..............................DUI, CDW, CD Brian C. Hamilton..........................................BC Shekinah D. Hammonds.............................ELD, EST, PRB Per Ann Hardy................................................FAM Megan Harkins..............................................CD Jeffrey T. Harvey...........................................GEN, PDG Julie K. Hasdorff...........................................CD Amanda Louise Hazleton...........................PPG Valerie A. Hedlund........................................CD Marissa D. Helm............................................INH Ryan S. Henry................................................CM Pedro V. Hernandez Jr.................................BRC, GEN Christine Dauphin Hernandez....................CM, CD Jesse Hernandez..........................................DUI Juan Carlos Hernandez...............................CD Elias Hernandez............................................LAB, PPG Sonia Herrera.................................................CM Javier L. Herrera............................................PPG Jorge A. Herrera............................................PPG Derek B. Hilley................................................PPG, PPP George Hinchey.............................................BC Joe R. Hinojosa.............................................BL, GEN Frank A. Hinojosa..........................................FAM Joe R. Hinojosa.............................................TRE Mary Ann Hisel..............................................LAB Christopher T. Hodge...................................TRE, EST Joseph E. Hoffer...........................................SCH Larissa Hood-Marchiori..............................GEN, FAM Stephanie Parker Hoppas...........................FAM Charles M. “Boxy” Hornberger...................TRE Lauren Horne.................................................IDC, IDP Peter E. Hosey...............................................EOG, RET Jeffrey G. House...........................................CNL Artessia K. House.........................................FAM Ryan Humble.................................................BC Jack L. Hunter...............................................BC John T. Hunter...............................................CD Kathleen A. Hurren.......................................BL Leslie Hyman.................................................APP, BKR, BL Nicole E. Jackson.........................................BL, GEN, IDP J. Dean Jackson...........................................IDP Jobe S. Jackson............................................TRE Steven R. Jacobs..........................................BC, CGC, MA Carrie James.................................................FAM Edward Jaramillo..........................................PPG Patricia A. Jay................................................FAM Lamont A. Jefferson...................................BL Roy A. Jeffries................................................EST Brennen S. Jenkins.......................................PPG Chantal Jennings..........................................CIV, PDG John P. Jennings...........................................RET Judy K. Jetelina.............................................EMD, LAB Robert A. Jimenez........................................CD Robert W. Johnson IV..................................CD, GEN John “Mickey” Johnson..............................PPG David A. Jones...............................................CLB, CSM, INF J. Bradley Jones............................................RET

Reid Jonkers..................................................INH J. Raymond Karam......................................EST Natalie K. Karam...........................................PPG Christopher M. Karl......................................GEN, IDC Yousef Kassim..............................................LAS Richard J. Kasson.........................................MLD Alex Katzman.................................................BL, EMP Jennifer A.Kaufman.....................................CIV, IDC, PDP Brian W. Keeney............................................EOG Kimberly S. Keller..........................................APP Thomas G. Kemmy........................................ MLD, PDG, PPG Benjamin Kemmy.........................................PPG Daniel C. Kemmy..........................................PPG Jacob Kemmy...............................................PPG Nicholas A. Kemmy......................................PPG Kevin P. Kennedy...........................................EST, GEN Marlise Aimone Kercheville........................RET Nathan A. Ketterling.....................................BL Douglas D. Ketterman..................................PPG Thomas G. Keyser........................................FAM Rob Killen........................................................LUZ Peter L. Kilpatrick..........................................BL C. David Kinder..............................................GEN Janet L. King..................................................BC, CHB, NON William B. Kingman......................................BKR Roger D. Kirstein...........................................BL Sarah Kocian.................................................PDG Thomas Michael Kocurek Jr......................PPG John Kuntz IV................................................CD Sylvan S. Lang Jr..........................................CNS, LAB Clint F. Lawson..............................................FAM Stephen F. Lazor...........................................PLP Royal B. Lea III...............................................BL, SCR Raymond K. Leach.......................................BL, PPG Ann M. Leafstedt...........................................BC, CHB, CGC Stephen K. Lecholop II.................................BL Casey Colleen Lee........................................FAM Veronica Legarreta.......................................CD , GEN J. K. Leonard..................................................ARB Jessica Lerma...............................................CGC, EB, INH Monica J. Lerma...........................................INH, LAB Jeffrie B. Lewis..............................................BL Megan P. Lindberg........................................LAB Jo Chris G. Lopez..........................................FAM Ralph A. Lopez...............................................PPG Bryan Lopez...................................................RET Maria LoRusso, J.D., M.B.A., Finance.......CGC Jesse S. Lotay...............................................EOG Harold Joseph Lotz......................................CIV, MLP Christopher Andrew Lotz............................PDG Harold Joseph Lotz......................................PDP James K. Lowry............................................BC Richard Loza..................................................FAM Zachary O’Neal Luce....................................PPG Mario Luera....................................................WRK Benjamin Vincent Lugg...............................EVI Stephen K. Luxton........................................PDG, PDP Stephanie Macchia.......................................BC, CNS, RET Abasi Daudi Major........................................CD , PPG Daniel Enrique Maldonado.........................BC Javier N. Maldonado....................................IMM Janice Maloney.............................................MLD, MLP Michael D. Maloney......................................MLP Dennis Maloney............................................MLP Erica Maloney................................................MLP Michelle Marianna Maloney.......................MLP, PPG Julia W. Mann................................................BL, EOG, EST

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Shari Y. Mao...................................................BC, CHB Reagan M. Marble........................................EOG Lilia S. Marek..................................................EMD, LAB Lucretia R. Marmor......................................MLD Burke C. Marold.............................................PRB, RET Todd A. Marquardt........................................ELD Steven Marrone.............................................CNL Keith Alan Martin..........................................CM, INH, PUB Wendy L. Martinez........................................APP Desi I. Martinez..............................................PPG Fernando Martinez-Smith..........................IMM Karen L. Marvel.............................................FAM Edward B. Marvin..........................................INP Robert W. Mason..........................................INP George W. Mauze II......................................MLP, PPG Kurt May..........................................................CDW, CD Rashin Mazaheri...........................................FAM James V. Mazuca.........................................PPG Chris Mazzola................................................PPG Micah Frank McBride...................................BC Harold T. McCall Jr.......................................PPG, PPP Michael Steven McCann Jr.........................CM Ruth A. McChesney......................................IMM James M. McDonough................................BNK, RET William J. McDonough Jr............................BC, MA, SCF Donna K. McElroy.........................................EMD, LAB Greta S. McFarling........................................ANL, APP, BL Susan McGee................................................MA Thomas J. McHugh.....................................CDW Gavin McInnis................................................MLP, PPG Danica McKinney..........................................GVC Ruth C. McLane.............................................PPG Ian M. McLin..................................................CNS, CNL, PDG Amy Mayo McLin..........................................RET James M. McNeel.........................................TRE Mark Adam McNitzky..................................EMD Richard A. McNitzky....................................MLD Shawn Michael Mechler..............................PPG Gerardo Menchaca.......................................IMM Jessica Mendicutti.......................................PPG Fatima Menendez.........................................NON Andrea Meza..................................................IMM Kevin F. Mickits..............................................ARB, PDG Chelsea Mikulencak.....................................BC Marshall B. Miller Jr......................................BC, CHB, MA Michelle Miller................................................INH Mark H. Miller.................................................IPL, INP Byron Miller....................................................MLP Michael Miller.................................................PPG Sarah Rebecca Minter.................................BL, CNS Mary Lisa Mireles.........................................BC, LAB Bruce M. Mitchell..........................................BC, HC Christina Molitor............................................FAM Nicholas Monaghan.....................................BC, CGC Anne D. Monahan.........................................IMM James E. Monnig..........................................FAM Karen Ann Brown Monsen..........................LAB Johnny Moore...............................................PPG Joyce W. Moore.............................................TRE Lawrence Morales II.....................................EMD, EMP, LAB Eduardo L. Morales......................................EST, TAX, ELD Austin Morales..............................................PDG Shannon Patrice Moralez...........................CM, CNS Ashley E. Morgan..........................................CD Justin B. Morley............................................FAM

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Index of Nominees Edgar “Jed “ C. Morrison Jr........................HC Colleen Mulholland.......................................EMP, LAS C. John Muller IV...........................................BL, TAX Chad Muller III................................................CDW, CD, TAX Zacery Arick Munoz.....................................DUI, CD, PPG William “Bailey” Murdock............................BC, EOG Matthew Myers.............................................IMM Justin J. Nail..................................................LAB M. Alex Nava..................................................GEN David William Navarro.................................EOG Analisa Nazareno..........................................IMM Jaay D. Neal...................................................EST, PPG, TRE Jennifer Neal..................................................PPG Molly E. Neck.................................................BC, MA, RET Jessica A. Newill...........................................TRE Katherine P. Noll............................................TAX Jay S. Norton.................................................DUI, CDW, CD Marc A. Notzon..............................................PDG Michael M. Novak.........................................GEN Steven Nuñez.................................................PPG Adrian Ochoa.................................................TAX Daniel P. O’Connor........................................PPG Laura E. O’Donnell........................................EMD Carl R. Oliver...................................................RET Cynthia M. Olson...........................................CP Ruben J. Olvera.............................................PDG Randall Ordones............................................CIV, PDG, PDP Bryan S. Orihel...............................................DUI, CD Cynthia E. Hujar Orr......................................CDW, CD Kati Orso.........................................................RET Arnulfo Ortiz...................................................CD, GEN Melissa Ortiz..................................................FAM Tess Dunn Osborn........................................FAM Edward L. Osuna...........................................IDP Patricia M. Oviatt...........................................CNL, PDG Daniel M. Pacheco........................................PPG R. Sean Page..................................................PDG Daniel J. Palmer............................................EST, PRB Adam J. Paltz.................................................DUI, CD, PPG James M. Parker Jr......................................APP Lauren D. Parker............................................EST W. Lee Parsons..............................................MLP J. D. Pauerstein.............................................BL Katie Elizabeth Payne..................................LAB, SCH Samuel Tyler Peace......................................EST Hallie D. Pease...............................................CD, PPG Dennis C. Peery.............................................PPG Juanita Pelaez-Prada..................................PPG Joseph G. Pena II..........................................CIV, CNL, IDP Douglas E. Pennebaker...............................IC Ezekiel J. Perez..............................................BL Marisol L. Perez.............................................IMM Raquel G. Perez.............................................IMM, LAB Amy Eubanks Perkins..................................FAM Amy L. Perry...................................................CGC, SCF Brian D. Pettis................................................BC David G. Pfeuffer...........................................GEN, FAM Donald R. Philbin Jr......................................ARB Edward L. Piña...............................................CST, EMD Mark S. Poling................................................PPG Robert A. Pollom...........................................PPG Trey Porter......................................................DUI Mariana Posadas-Trevino..........................FAM Herbert E. Pounds Jr....................................SCR

William L. Powers.........................................CNL, IDP Brian T. Powers.............................................CD Dan Pozza......................................................ARB Richard E. Price.............................................ARB Eric A. Pullen..................................................BL Randall A. Pulman........................................BL, CLS Shari Pullen Pulman.....................................SCF Michael Puryear............................................INH Gabriel Pytel...................................................BC, CIV, IDC Jose F. Quiles III............................................PPG, PPP April Y. Quiñones...........................................MLD William H. Quirk IV........................................IPL, INP Eric A. Quiroz..................................................PPG Lynn Rada.......................................................IDC, IDP Sona Ramirez................................................EMD Ivan Ramirez..................................................EST Eric Ramos.....................................................PPG Robinson C. Ramsey...................................APP Ashley N. Randol...........................................BC Lea Ann Ream...............................................LAB Ryan C. Reed..................................................BL, GEN, PRB Ryan Reiffert..................................................BC Christine E. Reinhard....................................EMD, LAB Rachel Reuter................................................FAM Shellie R. Reyes.............................................BL, CNL, RLE Erik S. Reynolds.............................................CD Garrett Rice....................................................BL Suzy Rice........................................................BL Raul Rios.........................................................PPG Derek S. Ritchie.............................................FAM Michael James Ritter...................................APP, EMD, LAB Isabel de la Riva............................................BC Melissa Robbins...........................................PPG Samantha V. Rodriguez...............................BC Joel Marquez Rodriguez.............................FAM David Rodriguez............................................FAM R. Andrew Rodriguez...................................PPG Rick B. Rodriguez..........................................PPG Fidel Rodriguez Jr.........................................PPG Fidel “Tres” Rodriguez III.............................PPG Cynthia E. Ellis Roen.....................................BL, PPG Susan Dianne Gile Rogers..........................RET Erin Rogiers....................................................CLS, PPG, PPP Jake Rogiers..................................................IC Alexander S. Roig..........................................PRB Martin I. Roos................................................ELD J. Scott Rose..................................................BKR Jennifer Beldon Rosenblatt........................APP, BL, IDP James D. Rosenblatt....................................CNS, EOG, RET Robert A. Rosenthal.....................................RET Cassandra R. Ross.......................................RET David H.O. Roth.............................................EOG Natalie C. Rougeux.......................................EMD, LAB J. Patrick Rouse............................................BNK, RET Brett B. Rowe.................................................MLD Rachael E. Rubenstein.................................TAX, TXL Joseph P. Rubin.............................................EST Christine Rudy..............................................FAM Freddy B. Ruiz................................................FAM Robert L. Rush...............................................PPG Elizabeth Russell...........................................CD , FAM, RET S. Tyler Rutherford........................................EMP Steven M. Sachs...........................................LAB, PPG Jeffrey A. Saenz............................................BL Ron Salazar....................................................PPG Olaf Saldivar...................................................BC, IMM George L. Salinas Jr.....................................PPG

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Shannon Salmon-Haas...............................IMM Leah Smith Sanchez....................................CNS, RET Corina Sanchez.............................................CP Thomas E. Sanders......................................BL, GEN, IDC Lee R. Sandoloski.........................................BC Jacqueline Sandoval....................................PPG Ishan ‘Shawn’ Sareen..................................CD Noe Javier Saucedo.....................................IDP S. Tyler Scheuerman....................................MLP, PPG, RLE Hella V. Scheuerman....................................PPG, PRB, TRE Shannon B. Schmoyer.................................EMD, LAB Marc J. Schnall..............................................RET Bryan Schoeppey..........................................PPG David M. Schwab..........................................BC, CHB, INH Julian N. Schwartz.......................................CLB, FAM Daniel J. T. Sciano........................................PPG, PPP Stephen D. Seidel..........................................INH Cristina Tijerina Sepulveda.........................CD, FAM, PPG Elena P. Serna................................................GEN Daniela Serna.................................................NON Tylden Shaeffer.............................................CD Charles A. Shattles.......................................PPG Ronald J. Shaw.............................................BL, CNL, GEN Garreth E. Shaw............................................GVC John Shaw.....................................................PPG Sherena Shawrieh........................................BL Ty Hunter Sheehan.......................................BC Barrett Shipp..................................................PRB, TRE Nancy T. Shivers...........................................IMM Robert A. Shivers..........................................IMM Louyse Siegel.................................................CSM Kirstin I. Silberschlag...................................EOG, INT Neena Singh...................................................BC Andrew Skemp..............................................MLP, PPG Nathan William Slimane..............................CD Jeremy Robert Sloan...................................GEN Caroline Newman Small.............................BL Sarah E. Smart..............................................CIV Ronald J. Smeberg.......................................BKR, LAS. PRB Abby N. Smith................................................BC Annalyn G. Smith..........................................BL, CNL Cynthia A. Smith...........................................CIV, IDP, MLD Shavonne L. Smith.......................................RET Barry Snell......................................................BL H. L. “Buddy” Socks......................................BL, CIV, PDG Carlos A. Solis................................................PPG, PPP Hannah Soliz..................................................FAM Eileen E. Sommer..........................................BC, RET Richard H. Sommer......................................BL, CNL, GEN William W. Sommers....................................CNS, CNL B. Raphael Sonsino......................................BC Alejandro Sostre-Odio.................................RET Joshua Soto...................................................CIV, IDP, MLD Luther H. Soules III.......................................BL Jodi Soyars....................................................CD Robert L. Soza Jr...........................................BL, EST, INT John J. Specia...............................................ARB Phylis J. Speedlin..........................................ARB Amanda Spencer..........................................WRK James K. Spivey............................................ED Bennett L. Stahl.............................................BL Kathy Starling................................................APP Jonathan S. Starr..........................................BNK Daniel R. Stern...............................................LAB Brian C. Steward...........................................ARB, PPG Mary Brennan Stich......................................INH, LAB, CNL Catherine M. Stone.......................................APP, ARB

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Lauren Valkenaar..........................................BL Erica E. Valladares........................................LAB Lisa A. Vance.................................................FAM David A. Vanderhider....................................BL, EOG, RET Jaime Vasquez..............................................TAX, TXL James W. Veale Jr........................................CIV, MLD, PDG Christian Vega...............................................CD Thomas H. Veitch.........................................IC Tre Vela...........................................................PPG Aimee Vidaurri...............................................BL Brendan Villanueva.......................................IC Javier Villarreal..............................................PPG Dannick G. Villaseñor-Hernandez.............EMP, LAB, PPG Alexander Wright Vollmer...........................PRB C. Brooks von Biberstein.............................BL W. Richard Wagner.......................................CIV, MLD, PDG Chandler Wallace..........................................ENT Edward P. “Joe” Waller Jr............................ADM Stephen E. Walraven....................................IC Larry D. Warren..............................................PDG Maribel Cordova Wasmiller........................PPG Hannah M. Watkins......................................CIV, IDP, PDG Jonathan Watkins.........................................CD Phil Watkins...................................................PPG Susan L. Watts..............................................FAM Coyt (Cody) Webb II......................................BC Jeffrey A. Webb.............................................BL Lawrence J. Webb Jr...................................PPG, PPP Charles J. Weisinger....................................EST, FAM, PRB Carolyn Marie Wentland..............................APP, CD Carl A. Werner................................................EST

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Cline H. White................................................IPL, INP Deanna Lynn Whitley...................................FAM Lorien Whyte..................................................APP Marc K. Whyte...............................................IC Libby Wiedermann.......................................DUI, CDW, CD N. Taylor Williams.........................................GEN, TRE Daizia Williams..............................................TAX Natalie F. Wilson............................................APP, BKR, GEN Jamie M. Wilson...........................................RET Tammy L. Wincott........................................PRB Jennifer Windscheffel..................................GVC, INH, WTR West Winter....................................................CNL John Douglas Wittenberg Jr......................RET Veronica S. Wolfe..........................................BL, GEN James C. Woo...............................................EST Valin L. Woodward........................................EST, FAM, PRB Christopher Aaron Wright...........................BL Wyatt Wright..................................................CSM, PPG Wayne Wright................................................PPG Paula A. Wyatt...............................................PPG Katherine S. Yates........................................ADM, GVC, INH Kevin M. Young.............................................BL Whitley B. Zachary........................................CIV, PDG Katherine Zampas........................................LAB Frederick R. Zlotucha...................................GEN R. Blake Zuber................................................CIV, MLD, PDG Bertha Alicia Zuniga....................................IMM Zachary Zurek...............................................BL, EOG, LAB

LAZO with Don Strange

Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley LAZO with Don Strange is Don Strange of Texas’ first brick-and-mortar restaurant located inside Estancia del Norte, now open and serving dinner seven nights a week. A recent dining experience began with a greeting from CEO Brian Strange. Amanda, our friendly and attentive waitress, was Johnny-on-the-spot with Gaga’s famous bread, followed by a delicious pistachio lamb chop served with Dijon gelato, pistachio candy crumble, and fennel slaw. Local mixed greens, a colorful salad with heirloom tomatoes, Texas cucumbers, watermelon radish, and crispy shallots were next on the menu.

Brian Strange, CEO of Don Strange of Texas

Sarah R. Myles, LAZO Chef

Pistachio Lamb Chop with Dijon Gelato, Pistachio Candy Crumble and Fennel Slaw

Corn Pudding Redneck Cheddar Cheese, Roasted Corn

The next decision was a tough one-LAZO red snapper or the signature menu item, mesquitegrilled beef tenderloin? I chose the tenderloin with jalapeño béarnaise accompanied by corn pudding. Girl Scout™ Samoa® Pot De Crème, a triple layer of lusciousness, was the perfect ending! Chef Sarah R. Myles inquired as to our meal, bid us good night, and walked us out. Upon leaving, you will notice a large picture of Don Strange, Brian’s father… I think he would be MOST IMPRESSED! Reserve (210-321-4895) your spot now for the newest and hottest dining spot inside the beautiful, newly renovated hotel. n

Remembering Don Strange

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Top Lawyer Profiles F. Matthew Flores

Adrian Ochoa

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-278-5818 Fax: 210-253-8384 matt.flores@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: Estate & Income Tax Planning & Estate Administration, Probate & Fiduciary Litigation

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-507.6506 | Fax: 210-253-8384 Email: Adrian.Ochoa@chamberlainlaw.com Website:www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: Tax Litigation

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Matthew Flores focuses his practice on probate and fiduciary litigation, representing trustees, executors, beneficiaries, individuals, and business entities in estates, trusts, contested guardianships, and other related litigation matters. He also assists clients with estate planning, estate and trust administration, and closely-held business succession planning. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law. He’s been named to both Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch and to Texas Rising Stars in 2021 and 2022.

Adrian focuses his practice on tax, tax planning, tax controversy and state & local tax issues, representing entities and individuals in audits and administrative appeals before the Internal Revenue Service and in litigation in the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He also represents clients in cross-border tax issues.

Lauren Parker

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-278-5818 | Fax: 210-253-8384 Joshua.sutin@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: ERISA, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Tax Exempt

James McNeel

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Lauren Parker focuses on estate planning, probate, and wealth transfer law matters, including drafting complex tax-planned wills, revocable trusts, defective grantor trusts and family limited partnerships. She also advises on succession planning and probate matters. Moreover, she is engaged in an ERISA practice, focusing on preparation and implementation of qualified defined compensation plans, voluntary compliance programs and employee stock ownership plans. She’s been named to Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch twice.

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-278-5818 Fax: 210-253-8384 James.McNeel@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: Probate & Fiduciary Litigation, Trust and Estate Litigation

Joshua A. Sutin

James McNeel maintains a fiduciary litigation practice focused on estates, trusts contested guardianships and tax-related matters, handling cases by and against estate administrators, trustees, beneficiaries, and closely held family businesses in all areas relating to estate, trust, guardianship, and tax-related litigation. With nearly 30 years’ experience, he has been selected to Best Lawyers in America for twelve consecutive years, including being named 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates for San Antonio.

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-278-5818 Fax: 210-253-8384 Chad.Muller@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice:Tax Controversy & Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Paycheck Protection Program Audits & Investigations

Leo Unzeitig

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Chad has 50+ years’ experience in federal and state tax controversies, consistently achieving outstanding results for his clients. As a Department of Justice Trial Attorney, he represented the government in the largest criminal tax prosecutions in the country. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for 25+ years, including as 2020 Lawyer of the Year in San Antonio, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer in 2018.

Katherine Patton Noll 2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

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Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-253-8383 | Fax: 210-253-8384 Email: Leo.Unzeitig@chamberlainlaw.com Website: www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: Tax Litigation

Leo Unzeitig assists with tax controversy and litigation matters at all stages before the IRS and federal courts. He has worked on significant cases involving worker classification issues, method of accounting issues, foreign tax credits, and general collection matters. Leo is also a Certified Public Accountant and an adjunct professor at the University of the Incarnate Word teaching Tax Research. Before joining Chamberlain, Leo clerked at the U.S. Tax Court in Washington D.C.

Jaime Vasquez

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Katherine specializes in federal income taxation, with an emphasis on business tax planning and corporate matters, including choice of entity and reorganization (partnership, LLC, S & C corporations), tax compliance, IRS audit, executive compensation, fringe benefits, and employee benefit plan matters, as well as state and local tax. She helps clients maximize tax benefits and minimize tax liability, and also concentrates on assisting numerous clients with formation and investment in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds. © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: (210) 278-5810 | Fax: (210) 253-8384 Joshua.sutin@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: ERISA, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Tax Exempt

With 25 years of experience, Joshua assists clients with a full range of tax, employee benefits, estate planning, health care law, and privacy and data security issues, including qualified retirement plans, tax-exempt entities, executive compensation, transactions-related benefits counsel, welfare plans compliance and more. Named to Best Lawyers in America consecutively since 2006, he was also recognized as San Antonio Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits Law by Best Lawyers three times.

Chad Muller

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-278-5818 Fax: 210-253-8384 Katherine.noll@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: Tax, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation , ERISA

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry Phone: 210-278-5818 | Fax: 210-253-8384 jaime.vasquez@chamberlainlaw.com www.chamberlainlaw.com Areas of Practice: Tax Litigation

Jaime Vasquez focuses on federal, state, and international transactional and tax controversy matters. He has substantial experience resolving IRS examinations, collection cases, and administrative appeals before the IRS Office of Appeals, and has handled civil tax litigation matters before state, district and appeals courts. He was named Best Lawyer - Tax in San Antonio by Best Lawyers in America in 2019 and 2021 as well as Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 in 2022.

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Top Lawyer Profiles Amber Liddell Alwais

Elliott S. Cappuccio

Firm Name: Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP Phone: 210-225-5567 | Fax: 210-267-7777 Email: amber@ondafamilylaw.com Website: www.ondafamilylaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law; Appellate

Firm Name: Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP Phone: 210-222-9494 | Fax: 210-892-1610 Email: ecappuccio@pulmanlaw.com Website: www.pulmanlaw.com Areas of Practice: Business Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; General Litigation

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Confident, yet compassionate, Amber Liddell Alwais protects her clients, making them feel safe and secure while fighting for them from beginning to end. Amber is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing highly personalized legal services in all Family Law matters, including traditional and nontraditional divorce, custody issues, property division, child support and adoption matters. Amber had the honor of being the first of only two staff attorneys for Bexar County District Judges. There she had the privilege of experiencing the law from both sides of the bench. In addition to her legal practice, Amber serves as a family law, probate law and criminal law instructor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also Vice President of the San Antonio Bar Association Family Law section.

Mr. Cappuccio holds an AV peer review rating of “Preeminent” the highest rating available in legal ability and ethics. He has substantial litigation experience in federal and state courts across Texas in cases involving business disputes, breach of contract, real estate, collections, property owner associations, partnership disputes, construction defects, and fiduciary duty claims. In 2011, he received the prestigious “Outstanding Lawyer Award” in litigation. He has also obtained Board Certification as a Civil Practice advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and was elected to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation for his outstanding achievements in the practice of law.

Jeffrey C. Anderson

R. Porter Corrigan II

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 Email: jca@texaslawfirm.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Firm Name: Orsinger Law Phone: 210-225-5567 | Fax: 210-267-7777 porter@orsinger.com www.ondafamilylaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law

Jeffrey C. Anderson has represented victims of medical malpractice in civilian and governmental healthcare institutions for over 35 years. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1981), and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1987). He has been a member and frequent Co-Chairman of the Medical/Legal Liaison Committee since 1979. Jeff has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly since 2006, by Thomson Reuters.

A San Antonio native, Porter Corrigan provides family law clients with essential insights gained from his work with two federal judges at the district and appellate court levels. His work in a variety of cases has earned Porter the respect of both clients and colleagues, in addition to helping him earn honors six times on the Texas Rising Stars listing published by Thomson Reuters (2010-2012, 2014-2017) and selection to San Antonio’s Top Attorneys and San Antonio Rising Stars lists published Scene In S.A. magazine. He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Alexander Begum

John A. Davis

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer Firm Name: J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP Phone: 210-732-1062 | Fax: 210-462-4865 Email: jdavis@jdavis-law.com Website: www.jadavisinjurylawyers.com Areas of Practice: PI Plaintiffs: General; Workers Compensation; Social Security

Firm Name: Villarreal & Begum Phone: 210-800-0000 | Fax: 210-233-8278 abegum@texaslegalgroup.com www.texaslawguns.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Alexander Begum is a founding shareholder of the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, with offices in San Antonio, Laredo and McAllen. Mr. Begum earned a double major in Marketing and Finance at Trinity University. He then attended Harvard University where he studied finance and legal writing. Alex acquired a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Texas Tech. Alexander Begum has devoted his career to helping those injured by negligent drivers, 18-wheelers and bad corporate actors. Scene In S.A. magazine has named Alex Begum Best Injury Lawyer for years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

John Aubry Davis is the managing partner of J.A. Davis & Associates LLC. Mr. Davis is a veteran and served in the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command from 1983-1987 attending the U.S. Army Intelligence School where he was the Honor Graduate receiving an Army Commendation for early graduation. Mr. Davis serves on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association; is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100; is the past President of the Texas Workers’ Advocates; Super Lawyers 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022. Texas Trial Lawyers; and Executive Counsel Member State Bar of Texas Workers Compensations Section. Mr. Davis zealously represents injured Texans in court and before administrative agencies.

Alfonso Cabañas

Gerry Goldstein

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer 2022 Top DWI/DUI Lawyer

Firm Name: Cabañas Law Firm, PLLC Phone: 210-866-8870 | Fax: 210-787-4141 Email: alfonso@cabanaslaw.com Website: www.cabanaslaw.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense

At Cabanas Law Firm we provide tough representation in Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes and Business Law. Alfonso Cabanas, the founder of Cabanas Law Firm practices criminal defense in the United States and business law in both the U.S. and Mexico. His practice combines the attention to detail and insight of a business lawyer with the aggressive courtroom presence of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Mr. Cabanas also advises and represents corporate and individual clients who are facing government investigations into their business practices. If government cases turn into federal criminal complaints , he can represent the clients in federal court. Cabanas Law firm has a team of bilingual and bi-cultural employees working with clients daily.

Firm Name: Goldstein & Orr, PLLC Phone: 210-226-1463 | Fax: 210-226-8367 E-mail: gerry@goldsteinorr.law Website: www.goldsteinhilley.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Law & Appeals

Gerry Goldstein is a past President of the National Association of Lawyers and the Texas Lawyers Association. Goldstein is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, was named a Texas Lawyer Legal Legend by the State Bar and was named to the Texas Lawyers Hall of Fame. He was named to the Top 100 list in Super Lawyers and recognized as the outstanding attorney by the State Bar of Texas. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow in the American Board of Lawyers and a prestigious Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award recipient.

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Top Lawyer Profiles Tom Hall

Douglas D. Ketterman

Firm Name: Law Office of Tom Hall Phone: 210-222-2000 | Fax: 210-222-1156 Email: hall@tomhall-lawyer.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Plaintiff Website: www.tomhall-lawyer.com

Firm Name: Ketterman Rowland Westlund Founding Member Phone: 210-361-7299 Fax: 210-579-8968 E-mail: doug@krwlawyers.com Website: www.krwlawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

As a third generation attorney, I believe it is safe to say that practicing law is in my blood. The legal field is part of my genetic makeup-and that includes not only the talent and skill it takes to be a successful, efficient attorney but the passion to pursue the law in a manner that truly reflects the ideas of liberty, justice and truth. I graduated with my Juris Doctor from the University of Texas-School of Law. I received my Bachelors of Science from Duke University. I believe that my undergraduate degree is one of the many tools that shaped the philosophy of my practice and the area of law that I work in today. I enjoy helping others at a price they can afford.

Douglas D. Ketterman is the originator and founder of Ketterman, Rowland & Westlund where he currently serves as President and Managing Shareholder. Douglas has extensive experience in handling all types of civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in both Federal and State District Courts. He has been included as a Lifetime Member of the Million and MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum.

Stephen F. Lazor

Frank Herrera

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2021 Top PI Plaitiff Lawyer

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 Fax: 210-225-6235 E-mail: slazor@tsslawyers.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Firm Name: The Herrera Law Firm, Inc. Phone: 210-224-1054 Fax: 210-228-0887 Email: fherrera@herreralaw.com Website: www.herreralaw.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Frank Herrera is known for his commitment to bringing justice to the underdog. He graduated from St. Mary’s University Law School in only two and a half years. Frank is the sole owner of The Herrera Law Firm. He dedicates countless hours to the MALDEF, St. Mary’s University Alumni Association and Central Catholic High School. He is also the Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of Valiente International Ventures, the first and only Hispanic supplier to form a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

Stephen Lazor graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1971 with a degree in biology, and in 1975 graduated first in his class from the University of Texas School of Law. He litigates cases for clients who have been harmed or have lost loved ones due to medical negligence, industrial accidents, unsafe premises, vehicular collisions and defective products. Stephen has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 2012 and was recognized as the Best Lawyers in America® San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2018 & 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc.

Desi I. Martinez

Javier L. Herrera

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Martinez & Associates, PLLC Phone: 210-337-1111 | Fax: 210-359-8255 Email: desi.martinez@martinez-law.com Website: www.martinez-law.com Areas of Practice: PI Plaintiffs: General

Firm Name: The Herrera Law Firm, Inc. Phone: 210-224-1054 Fax: 210-228-0887 Email: Javier@herreralaw.com Website: www.herreralaw.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Javier graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to the University of Chicago-School of Social Services Administration, and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2010. He is currently a member of the American Association for Justice. Javier ensures that justice comes to everyone, and that empowerment comes through the courtroom.

Desi Martinez is a known courtroom “snob.” He believes that unless an attorney is willing to put in the work to present a strong and competent case, the opposition will never respect the attorney. Mr. Martinez is proud to lead a firm that has made their name in the courtroom. It allows his firm to achieve the best available results for the clients who chose to bless Martinez & Associates, PLLC, with their trust and business.

Jorge A. Herrera

Gavin McInnis

Firm Name: The Herrera Law Firm, Inc. Phone: 210-224-1054 Fax: 210-228-0887 Email: jherrera@herreralaw.com Website: www.herreralaw.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Firm Name: Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. Phone: 210-340-5550 Fax: 210-340-5581 E-mail: gmcinnis@wyattlawfirm.com Website: www.wyattlawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Jorge graduated from Columbia University and received the Charles M. Rolker Prize for leadership. Jorge is the general counsel for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was recently elected to serve on the board of the Mexican American Legal Defense And Education Fund. He is a proud member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Herrera believes in fighting for justice, one client at a time. © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Gavin, who has been nicknamed “the Law Library” by some of his peers, concentrates his practice in the representation of plaintiffs in serious personal injury, trucking accident, wrongful death, carbon monoxide exposure, and oil field injury cases. Born and raised in Latin America until the age of thirteen, Gavin speaks English and Spanish. Honors and recognitions include: Super Lawyers, Scene In S.A. Best Lawyers, Top 50 Verdicts (Texas); Texas Bar Foundation Fellow; Order of the Barristers.

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Top Lawyer Profiles Ashley Morgan

Derek S. Ritchie

Firm Name: Soyars & Morgan Law Phone: 210-568-9400 | Fax: 210-858-5181 Email: ashley@soyarsmorganlaw.com Website: www.soyarsmorganlaw.com Areas of Practice: DWI and Criminal Defense

Firm Name: The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC Phone: 210-775-2000 | Fax: 210-592-4370 Email: derek@derekritchielaw.com Website: www.derekritchielaw.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense and Family Law

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Ashley Morgan is a highly educated and highly experienced trial attorney. She has hundreds of trials under her belt and her ability to communicate clearly and effectively with jurors is second to none. Ashley has the unique ability to empathize with clients – a skill often overlooked by other attorneys. She is a fierce advocate and will vigorously defend you. As a former prosecutor she is able to anticipate strategies and tactics you will face and this insight into preparation will serve you well. It also means she has the experience needed to negotiate with the State.

Derek is the founder and managing attorney of the Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie. He earned his law degree in London then made his way to the United States and earned his LLM from the University of Texas School of Law. He handles DWI’s, intoxication manslaughter, murders and sex crimes as well as all areas of Family Law. He is available to his clients everyday, including weekends.

George Salinas

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Cynthia Orr

Firm: Law Offices of George Salinas, PLLC Phone: 210-225-0909 Fax: 210-579-6800 E-mail: george@salinastriallaw.com Website: www.salinastriallaw.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Law

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Goldstein & Orr PLLC Phone: 210-226-1463 | Fax: 210-226-8367 Email: whitecollarlaw@gmail.com Website: www.goldsteinhilley.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Law & Appeals

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr is the past Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and in its House of Delegates, on the Texas Board of Law Examiners, is past President of the NACDL and TCDLA. She founded the San Antonio Lawyers Association and the Texas Innocence Network. She is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a Texas’ Top 100 Trial Lawyer. She is in the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, she was TCDLA 2015 Pro Bono Lawyer of the year, clerked for federal Judge Emilio Garza and is Board Certified in Criminal Law and Appeals. She is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and is AV Rated by Martindale Hubble.

The Law Offices of George Salinas, PLLC is based in San Antonio, Texas and handles injury cases throughout the state. Cases include 18 wheeler collisions, automobile collisions, premises liability, pedestrian-auto accidents, work injuries, defective products, motorcycle collisions, and insurance disputes. With over seventeen years of combined experience on both the plaintiff and defense side, our attorneys put our knowledge and passion to work for our clients by aggressively pursuing their cases.

Hella V. Scheuerman 2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Scheuerman Law Firm, PLLC Phone: 210-735-2233 | Fax: 210-735-2235 E-mail: hella@sch-lawfirm.com Website: www.sch-lawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation

Richard Orsinger

2022 Top Family Lawyer

Firm Name: Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, LLP Phone: 210-225 5567 | Fax: 210-267-7777 Richard@orsinger.com www.ondafamilylaw.com Areas of Practice: Family Law

Richard Orsinger is well regarded as one of Texas’ top family law and appellate lawyers. He offers clients unparalleled experience gained over the course of an esteemed 46-year career. In that time, his peers have repeatedly recognized him for his legal acumen, dedication to hard work and to the integrity of his profession. The list of awards bestowed upon him from a variety of legal organizations and publications is impressive. Richard has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law listing each year since 1987 and in Appellate Law since 2007.

Hella is originally from Managua, Nicaragua. She immigrated to the United States with her family at a young age as a result of the political and economic climate in war-torn Nicaragua. Spanish is her first language and she continues to speak Spanish fluently. She has obtained significant trial experience as lead attorney in more than 50 jury trials to verdict. Hella is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and frequently counsels and represents clients in both State and Federal Courts. She is licensed in all Texas State Courts, as well as the Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas of the United States District Courts. Hella has extensive experience in handling all types of civil litigation, including serious personal injury and death cases, will and trust contests, and probate litigation. She also handles all matters related to estate planning.

Randall A. Pulman 2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP Phone: 210-222-9494 Fax: 210-892-1610 Email: rpulman@pulmanlaw.com Website: www.pulmanlaw.com Areas of Practice: Business Litigation; Securities Litigation; Bankruptcy

Randal A. Pulman founded Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP in 2004. Mr. Pulman’s practice emphasizes arbitration of civil disputes and commercial trial matters in both federal & state courts. He has represented a wide range of commercial clients on the Plaintiff’s side in the fields of banking and creditor rights, bankruptcy, telecommunications, broker/dealer and insurance disputes. Mr. Pulman has extensive courtroom and arbitration experience. He has argued two cases before the Texas Supreme Court.

Daniel J.T. Sciano 2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 E-mail: dsciano@tsslawyers.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Daniel Sciano is double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law (1987) and Personal Injury Trial Law (1988) and is a triple nationally board certified trial advocate in Civil Trial Law, Truck Accident Law and Civil Practice by the National Board of Legal Specialization. Dan is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell®, has been selected by Best Lawyers in America® every year since 1995 and as the Best Lawyers in America® San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in both 2010 & 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc.

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Top Lawyer Profiles Jodi Soyars

Javier Villarreal

Firm Name: Soyars & Morgan Law Phone: 210-568-9400 | Fax: 210-858-5181 Email: jodi@soyarsmorganlaw.com Website: www.soyarsmorganlaw.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense and Family Law

Firm Name: Villarreal & Begum Phone: 210-800-0000 | Fax: 210-233-8278 texasattorney@hotmail.com www.texaslawguns.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Jodi Soyars has gained a reputation for being a strong trial attorney who is not afraid to vigorously defend her clients’ rights. Over the past 15+ years, she has represented defendant’s accused of misdemeanors and felonies throughout Central Texas. She graduated with honors from law school and was a member of the prestigious Houston Law Review. She has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Western District Courts (federal court). Her practice emphasizes personal attention to each client’s case and prompt communication with her clients. Jodi attributes her success to her pretrial case preparation and her “think outside the box” trial approach.

Javier Villarreal received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1995. He then continued his education at Tulane School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctors in 1998. Upon graduation, he served as a Briefing Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2001 Javier opened his private practice in Brownsville, Texas and developed his plaintiff personal injury practice. He is licensed to practice law in both the State of Texas and the State of Arizona.

Laura G. Tamez

Alice E. Warburton

Firm Name: The Herrera Law Firm, Inc. Phone: 210-224-1054 | Fax: 210-228-0887 Email: ltamez@herreralaw.com Website: www.herreralaw.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation

Firm Name: Law Offices of Alice E. Warburton Phone: 210- 246-3880 Fax: 210- 817-6015 Email: aewarburton@gmail.com Website: www.attorneyalice.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense; DWI

2022 Outstanding Woman in Law

2022 Outstanding Woman in Law

Laura Tamez is a shareholder with the Herrera Law Firm, where she has a civil litigation practice. Ms. Tamez is the Past President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. She graduated Texas A & M and then received her J.D. at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Laura is the first recipient of the prestigious San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award.

Alice Warburton graduated from TMI - Episcopal in San Antonio. She attended Baylor Law School on scholarship. She worked in private practice and as a prosecutor at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office before opening her own criminal defense firm. As a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Warburton has obtained dismissals all over Texas for both misdemeanors and felonies—including a murder case. She specializes in DWI, Drug Offenses, Family Violence, and defending Non-U.S. Citizens.

Mark I. Unger

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: The Unger Law Firm, PC Phone: 210-323-2341 | Fax: 888-275-2412 Email: miunger@gmail.com Website: www.texasfamilylaw.net Areas of Practice: Family Law

Lawrence J. Webb 2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Mark I. Unger is a family lawyer, mediator and consultant in San Antonio, Texas, and has been highly involved with the integration of law and technology since approximately 1998. In addition to his practice, he launched Muse Legal Tech Consulting in 2015 to focus on legal technology and to help create greater efficiencies for law firms, having spoken at many legal technology and family law CLE’s across the state and country. He’s been recognized as one of “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers” regularly since 2007 and is a “FastCase 50” Award Winner for 2016. He is former Chair of the Computer Council of the State Bar of Texas, former President of the San Antonio Bar Family Law Section and sits on numerous legal technology committees, including the Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT) since 2007. He has been Chair of the San Antonio Technology committee/section since 2000.

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 E-mail: lwebb@tsslawyers.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Lawrence J. Webb graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2004. In the early part of Mr. Webb’s career, he defended individuals, companies, and school districts across Texas while serving as general counsel for a private university in San Antonio. Mr. Webb joined the law firm of Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. in 2011, where he uses this invaluable experience to represent clients seriously injured as a result of others’ negligence involving commercial motor vehicle wrecks, defective products, dangerous premises, and carbon monoxide poisoning, among others.

Carolyn Marie Wentland 2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Aaron Valadez

Firm Name: Carolyn M. Wentland, P.C. Phone: 210- 277-6262 | Fax: 210-277-6206 Email: carolyn.wentland@gmail.com Website: www.carolynwentland.com Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense, DWI, Expunction, Family

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm Name: Tinsman & Sciano Phone: 210-225-3121 | Fax: 210-225-6235 Email: avaladez@tsslawyers.com Website: www.tsslawyers.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Aaron Valadez joined the law firm of Tinsman & Sciano in 2014 after graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law in the top 10% of his class. Aaron represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from commercial motor vehicle collisions, defective and unsafe products and unsafe premises, among others. The claims he handles often involve heavy litigation earning Aaron some significant trial experience. He has been selected by his peers as one of San Antonio Scene’s Best Lawyers and Top Personal Injury Lawyers in the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury category since 2017. © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Carolyn has practiced law in San Antonio and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. She is originally from Wisconsin and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Behavioral Science and Law. In 1996 she moved to San Antonio with her husband who was active duty in the Air Force and has been here ever since. Carolyn attended law school at St. Mary’s University and graduated in 2000. She quickly became known as a top trial attorney who was willing and able to take on difficult cases. She has extensive jury trial experience and believes in aggressive advocacy.

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Top Lawyer Profiles Wayne Wright

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Wayne Wright, LLP Phone: 210-888-8888 Fax: 210-734-9965 Email: wyatt@waynewright.com Website: www.waynewright.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Mr. Wright received his law degree from the University of Northern Illinois College of Law, with the honors of Magna Cum Laude, First in Class. Mr. Wright is licensed to practice law in 9 states, including Texas; a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; ranked as a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers; and has been listed as a Best Attorney in San Antonio by Scene In S.A. magazine since 2009.

Wyatt Wright

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Wayne Wright, LLP Phone: 210-888-8888 Fax: 210-734-9965 Email: wwright@waynewright.com Website: www.waynewright.com Areas of Practice: Plaintiff Personal Injury

2022 Standing Ovation Luncheon Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) honored the legacy of the Flores Family and Alamo Music Center at the 2022 YOSA Standing Ovation Luncheon. The luncheon honored and celebrated the Flores Family and Alamo Music Center for over 90 years of service to the San Antonio and South Texas community and their steadfast commitment to music education and the arts,” said Jerrod Price, YOSA Executive Director. The annual event raised critical funds to support YOSA’s music education programs that reaches more than 2,500 local young musicians each year. This year, guests enjoyed an inspiring awards presentation and a live performance by the YOSA string quartet.

Alamo Music Center was founded in 1929 by Alfred Flores, Sr., who died at the age of 105 in 2014. It is one of the oldest music stores in Texas and is now run by third- and fourth-generation family members. Alamo Music Center’s mission today is the same as it was in the 1920s – to use the power of music to enrich people’s lives, community, and well-being.

Nicole Hudson, Yanie Betts and Cam Jacobson

Allison Balfour, YOSA Executive Director Jerrod Price, and Blanca Aldaco

In 2021, Alamo Music Center and YOSA launched the Pianos for Charity program with proceeds from the sale of donated pianos benefitting YOSA and their mission to change kids’ lives through music. The mission of Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA), the premier orchestral experience for youth citywide, is to enhance education, enrich the community, and transform lives by pursuing excellence in classical music in a stimulating, nurturing, and fun environment that is equally accessible to all youth. n

Rick Cavender and Dr. Julian Treviño

Lillian Morris and Lucile Pipes

Wyatt Wright handles complex trucking accident cases resulting in serious injury or death, as well as dangerous product and drug cases. Mr. Wright is licensed to practice law in 15 states, including Texas; is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; is ranked as a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers; and has been listed as a Best Attorney in San Antonio by Scene In S.A. magazine since 2009. Kirsten Hale, Mitchell Hale and Molly Hale

Paula Wyatt

Alamo Music CEO Zach Marr and Sophia Kamel

2022 Best S.A. Lawyer

Firm: Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC Phone: 210-340-5550 Fax: 210-340-5 581 E-mail: pwyatt@wyattlawfirm.com Website: www.wyattlawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury

Paula knows the profound human impact of personal injuries or death. As such, she takes the time to not just get to know her clients, but to understand them. Paula represents individuals and families who have suffered losses from trucking accidents, carbon monoxide exposure, and oilfield and industrial accidents, just to name a few. Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale - Hubbell, Paula has been recognized by multiple organizations, including Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Ashley Martinez and Sofia Romero

Marie Bussey-Garza and Kara Bagg

Manuel Long and Micah Salinas

Julian Casillas and Kara Canales

Lindsay and Brian Woodward

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RISING STAR BUSINESS LEADERS IN SAN ANTONIO

Ashley White Exquisite Properties Director of Marketing

How did you choose your career path and who was your greatest role model?

I grew up immersed in art, so it has always been an enjoyable and creative outlet for me. Having an artist mother who owned a gallery and represented artists throughout San Antonio, it came as no shock that I caught the bug! In no time, I was taking cartooning classes from Harvey Williams, the animator behind Bullwinkle & Rocky, the Trix Rabbit, Raid bugs and other memorable cartoons. He was a huge inspiration to me as a child, encouraging his students to stay young at heart and pursue careers that don’t feel like work. Years later in college, I decided to take a stab at digital design and was immediately reminded of the excitement I felt years before, falling back down that rabbit hole and diving into graphic design, animation and web design. It became clear to me that digital design was my forte and I have been working in design and marketing ever since.

What are your success habits?

Simply believing you can succeed takes you places. Setting & accomplishing goals is much easier when you have the right mindset. You truly manifest your own destiny.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I have a lot of dreams, both work-related and personal. During the pandemic, I began making an assortment of videos, ranging from commercial-like clips of my boyfriend sharpshooting to amusing cooking videos. I am excited to keep expanding on that hobby and hopefully implement it into my career. I am also lucky to be working with a company who sees potential in the individual and offers opportunity for growth. The success of Exquisite Properties has spurred the realization that there is much more to offer outside of the real estate world and currently, Exquisite is working to put together a team of talented, creative individuals to offer marketing services to anyone wanting an innovative boost to their business. Be on the lookout for Exquisite Creative in the near future!

What are your proudest accomplishments?

Overcoming some of my biggest fears and taking leaps of faith stand out in my mind right now. I’m sure most people talk about career accomplishments but hear me out: singing in public – I have always had intense stage fright. I was in Showstoppers as a child, but it didn’t even begin to cure my public speaking anxiety. The year I turned 30, however, I was asked to join a band. Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

My initial reaction was ‘no, absolutely not’. At the time, I had only recently begun to participate in karaoke when I was out with friends, however, I decided to say yes, and am very glad I did. I can’t say that this is my greatest accomplishment, but I overcame something that I imagined was impossible and would always be a fear of mine and doing that has allowed for me to say ‘yes’ to many projects that seemed larger than life. On to the next one!

How are you contributing to your community and helping people?

Recently, a group of girlfriends and I decided to throw a party to celebrate the late Betty White’s 100th birthday. We are avid animal lovers and Betty was known for being a huge advocate for animals as well. What started as solely a plan to go out dressed as Golden Girls, managed to turn into a full-blown fundraiser for SNIPSA with a raffle, dj & more. Truly inspired by one of America’s most beloved icons, we raised over $13,000 in just 12 days!

Who is your mentor and how did you choose them?

I was lucky growing up in an environment where creativity and free thinking was encouraged. I have always idolized my father’s clever sense of humor, ability to roll with the punches and “be cool” -- it has helped me to never get stuck. Also, as I mentioned, my mother’s artistic nature has had a huge impact on my life as well as her intrinsic nature of being true to oneself. My role models keep changing as I experience life, but my mother and father have remained in that spotlight and that will never change.

In your opinion, what are the top three skills every young business leader/executive should use today to succeed?

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RISING STAR BUSINESS LEADERS IN SAN ANTONIO

Rebecca Engle PreK and School Age Teacher/Tutor - Special Education Reform Speaker - Resident Assistant - Politics - Elected Official - Small Business Owner - Child Behavioral Therapist in Training

Please tell us about yourself.

I am the child of an Air Force family, which is why we moved to San Antonio over a decade ago. This August I will begin my Junior year of college at University of the Incarnate Word as an Elementary Education major with multiple minors. I have held a variety of positions while at the University, working formally as the Rosenberg Skyroom Event Coordinator and Residence Council, and will also serve as a Resident Assistant for the housing program in the coming year. While attending high school at Claudia Taylor Johnson, I developed a passion for volunteer work and community involvement. This has continued into my adult life and led me down a number of paths, looking for and accepting new opportunities. I am the UIW Young Conservatives Outreach Chair, Log Cabin Republicans event coordinator, the college liaison for Young Bexar County Republicans, and serve on the Membership Committee for Bexar County Republican Women. I am also a national member of Young Americans for Liberty and Young Americans for Freedom. This year I served as a delegate to the 2022 Republican State Convention and the nominations committee for Bexar County Senate District 25. Most recently, I ran on the May 2022 ballot and was elected to the position of Republican Precinct Chair 3072. Outside of the political scope, I run my own knitting business Rebe Crafts specializing in seasonal items such as hats and scarves. I am also employed as a tutor working with students Pre-K through high school, helping them to overcome obstacles they may encounter with their daily lessons or just simply to achieve the most from their education. Summer has also afforded me the time and opportunity to work full-time teaching at a local summer program for elementary-age students. I have been very fortunate, as someone who thrives on hard work, to find opportunities and causes that are rewarding, allowing me to meet amazing people and help me to grow as a person.

What are your current goals?

Short term, I have the same goals as most students my age, complete college successfully working and saving enough to head into the future unburdened by debt or obligation. After I graduate with my BA In Elementary Education, I hope to find a teaching position local to San Antonio while pursuing a master’s in Educational Policy. Long term, I intend to extend my involvement in education beyond teaching and hope I can make a difference at a different level as a member of a school board or the State 60 Scene In S.A. | SUMMER 2022

Board of Education. Overall, I would say my goal is to make the education system the best it can be for students in Texas. Time and experience will lay out how I am able to do that from the classroom to the board room.

Who are your role models or mentors?

I have been very fortunate to have found great support from a number of teachers throughout the years. Very early on in life, I faced developmental delays that made learning a challenge, and had a few teachers that went above and beyond to help me over those hurdles. Later in high school, there were teachers who sparked my interest in particular areas, Mr. Fields who showed me my potential as a businessperson, and Mrs.Guenther, a history teacher who inspired me to develop a deeper understanding of our government which prompted my passion for politics. Shamsah Hussain who owns Splendid Tutoring LLC has also been instrumental to my success as a student. As a boss, she has provided a work environment that is college student-friendly. She continuously demonstrates her appreciation and encourages my growth as I take on new pursuits. I have also encountered Continued on page 61 Subscribe today at www.yourSAScene.com


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Ben Kemmy grew up in San Antonio, went to college at Notre Dame and law school at the University of Houston. His practice mostly involves litigation and trial work on behalf of injured people. He also handles cases for policyholders when their insurance companies do not pay benefits owed. In addition to his trial work, Ben has argued before the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Shortly after graduating from law school, Nicholas spent three years at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office serving as a prosecutor for the State of Texas and Bexar County. After trying countless cases to verdict, Nicholas entered private practice where he now specializes in commercial litigation and representing individuals in personal injury cases. Nicholas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin and his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Firm Name: The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. Phone: 210-735-2233 | Fax: 210-736-9025 Ben@kemmylaw.com www.kemmylawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury: Plaintiff, First-Party Insurance

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Firm Name: The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. Phone: 210-735-2233 | Fax: 210-736-9025 danny@kemmylaw.com www.kemmylawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury: Plaintiff

Danny became interested in becoming a lawyer while studying Government at the University of Texas in Austin. He started practicing law in 2015 after graduating early from South Texas College of Law. As a trial lawyer, Danny specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation. In 2017, Tom and Danny (2nd Chair) secured a record setting verdict for an elderly professor who had sustained a permanent spinal cord injury in a medical setting.

Firm Name: The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. Phone: 210-735-2233 | Fax: 210-736-9025 tom@kemmylaw.com www.kemmylawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury: Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Tom Kemmy is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law (since 1997). Tom built his reputation representing ordinary people and small business owners injured by large corporations and hospitals. He has won large verdicts and settlements in difficult cases involving catastrophic and fatal injuries, medical negligence, oil and gas royalty disputes, and other business torts. Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel, Tom has also been repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers.

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Jac received his law degree from Loyola University, New Orleans College of Law. After law school, Jac spent the first four years of his career as a prosecutor at the Bexar County District Attorney’s office where he tried over 30 jury trials to verdict. Since leaving public service, Jac is now in private practice where he specializes in representing individuals in personal injury cases.

Vanessa is a third-generation attorney and is proud to continue two of her family’s legacies: practicing law and business ownership. Vanessa is a diligent and passionate attorney who cares deeply about helping her clients solve their problems. For the last seven years, Vanessa has represented her clients’ interests with professionalism and a steadfast commitment to a resolution.

Firm Name: The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. Phone: 210-735-2233 | Fax: 210-736-9025 jac@kemmylaw.com www.kemmylawfirm.com Areas of Practice: Personal Injury: Plaintiff

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tremendous support throughout the political community from politicians to volunteers. I have to give credit to the many people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make the Bexar County Republican Party function. The people at these events, many with decades more experience than myself, have always treated me with respect and gone out of their way to support my involvement. More often than not, I have found these voices of experience are willing to hear new ideas and their example has served as an inspiration for me.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my ability to set goals and put in the hard work needed to achieve them. As I mentioned before, I had developmental delays as a young kid, and because of that there were sometimes doubts about my future potential. Thankfully, I overcame most of those challenges, but more so, I learned to

navigate the world as who I am. I understand I will not be a person everyone understands or likes but I won’t apologize for being myself. I am nineteen years old and obviously have a lifetime to learn, but I believe I am on the right road. There is definitely pride in self-acceptance and that brings the confidence to keep challenging yourself.

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intage curator and Minx and Onyx’s Amanda Alarcon-Hunter presented her Spring, sustainable collection on April 22 at 6:30pm at The Espee in St. Paul Square. Sam Paniagua, Creative Director and Master Hairstylist of Sol Y Luna showcased his eccentric and European-punk inspired hairstyles alongside the works of Amanda Alarcon-Hunter.

Together these two creatives were revolutionary with their styles and have done several fashion shows in the past and with many fashion photoshoots in their back pocket, they even landed their work on the cover of Influential Magazine back in 2013. The Spring Sustainable Clothing Collection was a true inspiration of eclectic vintage reclaimed textiles from all over the world. This collection brought exot62 Scene In S.A. | SUMMER 2022

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ic and bold colors for both the trendy fashionista and the stately man. There were lots of multiple textures, vintage silks and custom vintage embroidery. The Spring Jewelry Sustainable Collection is reclaimed object wearable art. There were mixtures of multiple vintage gold and silver chains with vintage objects intertwined with vintage and rare coins, curated vintage rare pieces, hand painted sculptured art with crystals and stones such as amethyst, citrine, lapis, clear quartz, pyrite, obsidian, black tourmaline, fluorite, jade, jasper and more. The Spring Handbag Collection was reclaimed textiles of leather, suede, snake with reclaimed object art and crystals from all over the world. All of these redesigned works of art have been carefully curated and designed by Amanda Alarcon-Hunter for Minx and Onyx. A San Antonio native, Amanda has been in the fashion industry for over 25+ years and designing for herself even longer. She owns several businesses and continues to design, style and accessorize others on a daily basis. As an artist from an early age, her art and design work have always been about empowering the individual. Amanda loves to collaborate with other artists and designers and has planned and executed many fashion shows, events and philanthropic initiatives. Amanda has a big place in her heart for the environment and as a humanitarian her main approach is to bring focus on sustainable fashion to the forefront. She has a unique untamed ability to take broken, unwanted, discarded objects and bring them to life! She calls this Object Vertu, which in French means “the love of or taste for curious objects d’art”. Her rare reworked reclaimed vintage textiles are what are new to the runway for the Untamable-The Sustainable Fashion Show. Her works of wearable art are selling worldwide to the modern fashionista, who consciously looks for unique designs and modern trends but who also wants to address the responsibilities of the fashion industry. Her business continues to grow as she also continues to advocate for more slow fashion awareness in the industry. “We always encourage sustainability and help keep objects out of landfills. We only use what is already available, circulating and what has already been in existence for many, many years and we will continue to work this way. Our passion is to work and rework and recreate while making a difference.” Sam Paniagua, a San Antonio native, has been a pioneer of hair and fashion for many years. His incredible journey has brought him to the next stage of his career of opening his own brand new hair salon Sol Y Luna, in January 2020. Sam has a passion for not only all things hair, but for the arts, the true arts of handmade, unique, one-a-kind imaginative designs. He is very highly

inspired by Avant Garde hair and fashion. It is the eccentricity of the rare, unusual and one-of-a-kind fashion pieces that help him create the inspiring hair that he is intended to do. Sam has worked with stylists from Project Runway and Top Model. Sam has styled hair for multiple fashion weeks worldwide to include NYFW, San Antonio Fashion Week, Austin Fashion Week and has recently been invited to be a part of Madrid Fashion Week. Sam’s unique, progressive hairstyles and ideas are a cutting edge of a cross between European punk inspired to Aztec and Viking style hair. He plans to take his business to the next level and continue to create awareness for sustainability in fashion and Avant Guard hair along the way. n Contact: Amanda Alarcon-Hunter Email: minxandonyx@gmail.com Cell: 210-367-7080 Follow us on: @untamablethesustainableshow Untamable – The Sustainable Fashion Show and Event @minxandonyx minxandony

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FASHION

BY JULES ALDAZ, TEXAS FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Business, fashion and philanthropy! Featuring Crystal Holmes, Owner of BIO2 Laser Studio

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o meet Crystal Holmes is a treat within itself but once you have a conversation with her, your life will change for the better! Not only is she one of the most stylish ladies in our city, she is the owner of BiO2 Laser Studio, co-owner of The Studios Creative Spaces, and President of the Mexican American Art and Culture Institute. She has a passion for volunteering as well as helping people feel good about themselves. Crystal is good for your soul with her positive attitude and her willingness to help all. With all this said, she is a true fashion leader and one to follow!

Tell us about your lifestyle and how your daily lifestyle influences the way you dress.

Like many of us, I live a very busy life. I’m a mom and I also run businesses so I like to dress in outfits that can easily transition from casual day to a dressier evening with just a change of shoes. I will often stick with updated classic pieces, like a white button up shirt but with an unexpected twist like a unique collar or sleeve. To save time in the mornings, I like to pick my outfit the night before. I like to feel confident throughout the day so I have tried to learn which prints, silhouettes and textures work the best on my body and get rid of things that make me feel “just okay”.

How does your personality influence your style?

I think clothes tell you a lot about a person. I heard once that going through someone’s closet is like reading a short story. Your life is revealed through your clothing choices. My personality is pretty laid back most of the time so I try to reflect that in the way I dress. If I’m feeling extra spicy one day, I’ll go for something more bold and trendy but my go-to style is “effortless” but still refined.

Tell us your style muse and why you chose this individual.

Right now I’m watching Jessica Henwick. She has been wearing a lot of pieces that look like art. Zendaya hits so many home runs on the red carpet so I always look forward to seeing what she chooses. I’m a huge fan of Camila Coelho as well but for every day street fashion, I recently stumbled across @brooklynngallagher and I love her minimalist style. Jackie O and Bianca Jagger will always be style icons for me too.

When shopping, what is your go-to store?

I like Revolve because there is a little something for everyone. I also like to shop at department stores like Nordstrom, but in other cities or on vacation because they tend to have pieces you don’t find locally. Also, that way, every time you wear it, a memory of that city is attached.

Stye tips for wearing work out clothes

When working out, your outfit has to be comfortable. Even if it’s cute, if your outfit restricts movement, it’s a no-go. Of course we still want to look good so find a good fit that works for you and stick with that. 64 Scene In S.A. | SUMMER 2022

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Best style tip – on dressing for your body type

There is a reason we feel best in some outfits and not as good in others. Our bodies are so uniquely beautiful which means that just because something looks good on one person, it may not flatter another. Highlight your favorite body parts and minimize others. Many retail websites these days have a way to see the outfit on actual people, not just models. Rent the Runway, for example, lets you enter your measurements and body type and allows you to see your chosen outfits on people who look like you. It’s been a game changer.

Best shopping tip

Buy outfits when you are not desperate for them. If you have a great dinner outfit hanging in your closet, you won’t panic shop if a last minute dinner invitation appears. Buy a new cocktail dress before you need one. Relaxed shopping leads to better, more strategic purchases.

Best online shopping tip Read the reviews.

Go to piece in your closet

Right now, I love pleated oversized trousers with a matching blazer, white tank top and sneakers. I just brought back some linen pants from Italy so I’m sure those will get some wear in this summer heat as well. I’m really favoring the minimalist style.

Go to piece when dressing for an event

Events are where I like to step outside of my comfort zone. My stylist ,Jules Aldaz, will encourage me to be more daring on the red carpet. This is where I feel I can be bolder and my style can be glamorous, sexy or edgy, depending on how I’m feeling. My makeup can also be more artistic. It’s fashion, why not have fun?

Tell me about you and your business

I am in the business of helping people look and feel their best. Bio2 Laser Studio has been a vessel for us to contribute to our clients’ confidence. To me, there is nothing greater than having clients tell you that their insecurities about something are gone. Whether it’s hair removal, body contouring or teeth whitening, we have solutions that allow you to feel great and become much more low maintenance day to day. At Bio2 Laser Studio, we believe time should be spent doing more things we love, not spending our mornings shaving or covering sun spots for example. I work alongside two incredibly talented women, Olivia Peña and Mirandda Islas, and our solutions free up time and give our clients the extra confidence they need to start each day feeling great. Recently, I joined forces with a powerhouse business partner, Alessandra Mata, to open The Studios Creative Spaces. We offer rooms to other wonderful entrepreneurs, business professionals and creatives (artists, photographers, etc…) We are incredibly blown away by the synergy we’ve created within the spaces of the Studios and hope to expand in the near future. n For more style and fashion tips, go to www.jules.style. You can also book me for your style appointments on Instagram @julesaldaz. Like us at www.facebook.com/Scene-in-San-Antonio

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Top S.A.

SURGEONS As nominated by their peers

Finding the right surgeon can be tough, but we’ve made it easy with our top surgeons list. The score listed by the name represents the opinion of the surgeon’s peers. The higher the score, the higher opinion others have on their abilities as a surgeon. You will see a difference in scores based on their experience, achievements and years in practice. Results based on the 2022 Top S.A. Surgeon poll conducted by Scene In S.A. in the Spring of 2022. Names shown here are listed alphabetically under the specialty they were nominated in. * Names listed in Red are Advertisers Abdominal Surgery Molly Hartmann, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................6 Kent Van Sickle, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................23

Bariatric Surgery Allen A. Alvarez, MD Sage Bariatric Institute.......................................................7 Frank “Terive” Duperier, MD BMI of Texas.......................................................................14 Richard Englehardt, MD BMI of Texas.........................................................................6 John J. Gonzalez, Jr., MD Sage Bariatric Institute.......................................................6 Richard Peterson, MD, MPH UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3 John A. Pilcher, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS Sage Bariatric Institute.....................................................23 Michael Seger, MD, FACS, FASMBS BMI of Texas.......................................................................11

Cardiothoracic Surgery David Cohen, MD Alamo Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates...................5 William M. Davis, MD South Texas Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates...........................................9 Daniel T. DeArmond, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................23

Renata Ford, MD Christus Santa Rosa.........................................................13

John Henry Winston III, MD Colorectal Surgery Services, PLLC..................................5

Dawn S. Hui, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3

Critical Care Surgery

John Paul Kupferschmid, MD Pediatric Specialists of Texas...........................................9

Christopher Crane, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

R. Brent New, MD South Texas Cardiothoracic Surgeons...........................4

Daniel L. Dent, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Gustavo Guajardo Salinas, MD Texas Oncology Surgical Specialist................................6

Lillian Liao, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................17

Colon & Rectal Surgey

Ashley McGinity, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................15

Brano Djenic, MD Texas Oncology....................................................................8

Deborah L. Mueller, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................31

Haisar Dao Campi, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................12

Mark Muir, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3

James C. Connaughton, MD, FACS, FASCRS South Texas Colorectal Center.........................................5

Susannah Nicholson, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................11

Seema Izfar, MD South Texas Colorectal Center.........................................7

Elizabeth Scherer, MD, MPH, FACS UT Health San Antonio.....................................................10

William Cannon Lewis, MD Start Center Surgical Consultants.................................25

Ronald M. Stewart, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................26

Alicia Logue, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................26

Dermatologic Surgery

Jaime Lopez Mayoral, MD, FACS South Texas Colorectal Center.........................................8

Emily M. Becker, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................25

William Perry, MD Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital..........................6

Elizabeth Chase, MD UT Health San Antonio, Director Mohs Surgery...........2

Randall Rogers, MD The START Center for Cancer Care...............................13

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2022 Top S.A. SURGEONS Thusan DeSilva, MD DeSilva Dermatology..........................................................9

Nader Iskander, MD San Antonio Eye Specialists..............................................2

Gary M. Hall, MD Alamo City Surgeons........................................................14

Lindsey Finklea, MD Rainey & Finklea Dermatology..........................................6

Relief Jones III, MD San Antonio Eye & Face Institute.....................................5

Peter Hollimon, MD Peter Hollimon, MD...........................................................10

Chad M. Hivnor, MD Dermatology Associates of San Antonio.......................8

James Lehmann, MD Focal Point Vision Correction............................................3

Travis L. Holloway, MD General Surgical Associates...........................................12

John LeVasseur, MD Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery of South Texas...................7

Lina Marouf, MD Retina Associates of South Texas...................................7

Edward Eric Horvath, DO STAT Surgical Management.............................................2

Byron L. Limmer, MD Limmer Dermatology..........................................................3

Kenneth Maverick, MD Focal Point Vision Correction............................................2

Donald Jenkins, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................8

Karla Munoz, MD Vista Dermatology...............................................................1

Calvin E. Mein, MD Retinal Consultants of San Antonio..............................12

Joe E. Johnston, MD Start Center Surgical Consultants...................................3

Ryan P. O’Quinn, MD South Texas Skin Cancer Center...................................20

Ashvini Reddy, MD Athena Eye Institute............................................................5

Joseph Karam, MD The START Center for Cancer Care.................................3

Sandra Osswald, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................16

Richard Rodriguez, MD Eye Associates of South Texas........................................2

Jason Kempenich, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................22

Valerie Shiu-Fisher, MD VA-Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital..............................3

Jay M. Rubin, MD Eye Clinics of South Texas, PA..........................................6

John B. Metersky, MD St. Luke’s Baptist Health System.....................................4

Michael A. Sorace, MD MOHS Micrographic & Skin Surgery, PLLC..................14

Martha Schatz, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................8

Damon Mimari, MD The Start Center for Cancer Care...................................10

John Le Vasseur, MD Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery of South Texas...................8

Frank Scribbick, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1

Patrick Nguyen, MD, FACS UT Health San Antonio.......................................................6

ENDocrine Surgery

Michael A. Singer, MD Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates..................3

Boyce B. Oliver Jr., MD University Hospital..............................................................1

Maryam Elmi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS UT Health San Antonio.....................................................12

William Eric Sponsel, MD, PA William E. Sponsel, MD, PA................................................3

Richard Peterson, MD, MPH UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Jay K. Ferrell, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................10

Maria Isabel Triana III, MD San Antonio Eye & Face Institute.....................................5

Jorge L. Rincon, MD, FACS Rincon Surgery.....................................................................3

Mio Kitano, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................37

Corey Waldman, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Craig S. See, MD STAT Surgical Management.............................................5

Frank Miller, MD, FACS UT Health San Antonio -Cancer Center.......................25

Allison P. Young, MD Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center.................................10

Kenneth R. Sirinek, MD, PhD UT Health San Antonio -Cancer Center.........................2

Federico Tozzi, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Joseph T. Kavanagh, MD Eye Associates of South Texas........................................3

Bala Viswanathan, MD Private Practice....................................................................2

Eye Surgery

General Surgery

Kathryn Wagner, MD Texas Oncology....................................................................4

Grace Hsiung, MD General Surgical Associates.............................................3

Lilian Nguyen, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Sarah Weakly, MD General Surgical Associates.............................................3

Steven M. Abbate, MD, PA The START Center For Cancer Care..............................20

Sharron K. Acosta MD, FACS Eye Associates of South Texas........................................3

Russell Woodard, MD General Surgical Associates.............................................3

Michael C. Albrecht, MD STAT Surgical Management.............................................1

Lucy Bailey, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1

Joseph Keith Wright, MD South Texas Surgeons.......................................................1

Allen A. Alvarez, MD Sage Bariatric Institute.......................................................2

Jon Mark Berry, MD Alamo City Eye Physicians................................................7

Head & Neck Surgery

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................12

Osama Ahmed, MD Brain & Spine Institute San Antonio................................3

Jeremiah Brown Jr., MD Brown Retina Institute........................................................2

Ramiro “Sonny” Cavazos, MD, FACS FASMBS Texas Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss....... 5

James H. Atkins, MD Atkins Sinus Experts...........................................................8

Christina Bui, MD Eye Associates of South Texas........................................4

Ramon F. Cestero, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3

Jennifer L. Bergeron, MD Ear Institute of Texas........................................................12

Jason D. Burns, MD Eye Associates of South Texas........................................1

Bruce E. Conway, MD The START Center For Cancer Care................................7

Charles P. Biediger, MD Alamo ENT Associates.....................................................16

John Campagna, MD Ophthamology Associates of San Antonio...................8

Brittany B. De Berry, MD The START Center for Cancer Care...............................21

Philip Chen, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................5

Constance L. Fry, MD, ASOPRS UT Health San Antonio.....................................................19

Daniel L. Dent, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................6

Devang P. Desai, MD, FACS ENT Clinics of San Antonio, P.A........................................2

Kristin S. Held MD, OPH Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center...................................9

Brian Eastridge, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................12

Marisa Earley, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................29

David E. Holck, MD, FACS Eyeplastx................................................................................1

Richard Englehardt, MD BMI of Texas.........................................................................3

Jay K. Ferrell, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................4

Jordan E. Hollsten, MD Eye & Facial Plastic Specialtists.......................................2

Jeffrey L. Glass, MD Southeast Surgical Associates........................................3

Nathan W. Hales, MD ENT Clinics of San Antonio, P.A......................................13

Donald A. Hollsten, MD, FACS Eye & Facial Plastic Specialists........................................8

Charles Godinez, MD General Surgery...................................................................3

Frank Miller, MD, FACS UT Health San Antonio - Cancer Center........................9

Daniel A. Johnson, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................4

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2022 Top S.A. SURGEONS Allen D. Noorily, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1

Deepak Pruthi, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Michael M. Heckman, MD San Antonio Sports Medicine...........................................8

Jeffrey S. Rosenbloom, MD Alamo ENT Associates.......................................................8

Antonio Santillan-Gomez, MD, MBA, FACOG Texas Oncology..................................................................16

Amanda Ivy, MD TSAOG....................................................................................2

Gilbert Manuel Ruiz, MD, FACS ENT Clinics of San Antonio, P.A........................................5

Federico Tozzi, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Philip M. Jacobs, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3

Christian Stallworth, MD Texas Plastic Surgery.......................................................11

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Bryan W. Kaiser, MD TSAOG....................................................................................1

Christine B. Taylor, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................17

Steven C. Albright, DDS Steven C. Albright, DDS......................................................8

Rhianna Little, MD Children’s Hospital of San Antonio..................................3

Zhao M. Yang, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3

Steven Buckley, DDS, MD Alamo Maxillofacial Surgical Associates.....................26

Jamie L. Lynch, MD Tru Ortho................................................................................7

Christopher A. York, MD ENT Clinics of San Antonio, P.A........................................9

Michael Casillas, DDS San Antonio Surgical Arts..................................................4

Clayton W. Nuelle, MD TSAOG....................................................................................1

Neurological Surgery

Edward Ellis, MD, DDS UT Health San Antonio.......................................................5

David R. Schmidt, MD Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio...............12

Osama Ahmed, MD Brain & Spine Institute San Antonio................................9

Mark Haverkorn, MD River City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery............................5

Richard T. Steffan, MD Sports Medicine Associates...........................................13

Ladislau Albert Jr., MD Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants.................................2

Christopher C. Medley, DDS, MD Alamo Heights Oral Surgery..............................................3

Casey D. Taber, MD San Antonio Orthopaedic Group......................................8

Donald P. Atkins, MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A..............8

Mark Miller, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................5

Brad S. Tolin, MD TSAOG..................................................................................16

Viktor Bartanusz, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................18

Daniel Perez, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................7

Orthopaedic Surgery

Christopher A. Bogaev, MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A............32

Gregory Randolph, DDS Bluebonnet Oral Surgery....................................................5

Animesh Agarwal, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................6

Frank M. Fichtel, MD Frank M. Fichtel, MD, PA.....................................................3

B.D. Tiner, DDS Alamo Maxillofacial Surgical Associates, P.A................3

Frank Buttacavoli, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................8

John R. Floyd II, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................20

Adam Verrett, DDS Alamo Maxillofacial & Surgical Assoc............................2

Fred Corley, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................14

George M. Galvan, MD Texas Neurosurgical Spine................................................5

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Ralph “Bud” Curtis Jr., MD Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio.................5

Donald L. Hilton Jr., MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A............17

Adam Bruggeman, MD Private Practice..................................................................15

Jesse DeLee, MD Ortho San Antonio...............................................................6

Jordan J. Jude, MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A..............2

Christopher Chaput, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................12

Frank J. Garcia, MD TSAOG....................................................................................1

Michael A. Leonard, MD Alamo Neurosurgical Institute..........................................3

M. David Dennis, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A...........................................1

Robert U. Hartzler, MD TSAOG....................................................................................2

Rachel Pacholski, MD Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants.................................1

Robert G. Johnson, MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A..............2

Alan E. Hibberd, MD TSAOG....................................................................................2

Alexander M. Papanastassiou, MD UT Health San Antonio-Cancer Center..........................8

Ajeya P. Joshi, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. / The Stem Cell Orthpedic Institute of Texas............................................19

John W. Hinchey, MD Ortho San Antonio...............................................................7

Augusto Parra, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1 Karl W. Swann, MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A..............1 Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................9 Arnold B. Vardiman, MD Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A............13 Gerardo Zavala II, MD Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants.................................5

Oncology Surgery Carissia Calvo-Strube, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................17 Maryam Elmi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS UT Health San Antonio.....................................................25 Mio Kitano, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................40 Edward Kost, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1 Alexander R. Miller, MD The Start Center for Cancer Care.....................................2

Michael Landrum, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2 James W. Simmons III, DO, PhD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A.........................................18 Matthew C. Swann, MD TSAOG....................................................................................3 Pablo Vazquez-Seoane, MD South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A...........................................6 Antonio J. Webb, MD Private Practice....................................................................2

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgery B. Christian Balldin, MD TSAOG..................................................................................12 Katherine Bartush, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3 S. Josh Bell, MD TSAOG....................................................................................5 Stephen S. Burkhart, MD TSAOG....................................................................................3

Ravi Karia, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................5 Jamie L. Lynch, MD Tru Ortho................................................................................2 Farbod Malek, MD Bone and Joint Surgery Associates, PA.........................3 Sekinat McCormick, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................19 Christopher Phelps, MD Orthopaedic Performance Institute.................................4 Matthew Schmitz, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, FAAP San Antonio Military Med Center.....................................9 Richard L. Ursone, MD TSAOG..................................................................................16 Andrew L. Whaley, MD Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine of San Antonio......................................................................3 Ian Whitney, MD Alamo Orthopedics..............................................................7 Boris Zelle, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3 Continued on page 74 © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Top Doctor Profiles J. Antonio Lopez, MD

Lopez Family Practice 2022 Best S.A. Doctor Nuevo Leon Monterrey Immigrated OBGYN Practitioner Phone: 210-921-6088 antonio.md@lopezfamilypractice.com Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Lopez has been practicing medicine for over twenty years. After graduating from the Nuevoleon Medical University in 1990, he practiced in Monterey, Mexico for a year. Dr. Lopez then immigrated to the US, and received a second degree from the University of Illinois in 1996. Though he enjoyed a successful career as a cardiologist and obgyn as well as a family practitioner in Illinois, Dr. Lopez moved his family to San Antonio in 2001 and is proud to be a part of the Texas community. Since opening the doors to Lopez Family Practice, Antonio has won several awards, including Outstanding Leadership of the Community in Doctoral Achievement (Chamber of Commerce 2008), America’s Top Family Doctors (Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2009), and Best Physicians as Chosen by Their Peers (Scene In S.A., 2020, 2021 & 2022).

Jesus Matos, MD

Kristin S. Held, MD, OPH

Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center 2022 Top Surgeon Phone: 210-490-6759 | Fax: 210-490-6759 www.stoneoakeyes.com Areas of Practice: Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery

Kristen Story Held, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and International Society of Refractive Surgeons. October 1, 2015, Dr. Held’s practice became completely third party free, including opting out of Medicare. Instead of entering into contractual agreements with mega 3rd party corporations and government agencies, Dr. Held chooses to serve her patients first and directly, with personal, confidential, state of the art, affordable, accessible care. You may be surprised to find the cost of the office visit to be less than your copay and cost of services including surgery to be less than your deductible. Dr Held specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, including state of the art, all laser Lasik. Dr. Held is currently President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and has served on the AAPS Board for the past fours years. The AAPS motto is “All For The Patient.” Outside of medicine, Dr. Held’s love is her family and the outdoors.

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA 2022 Top Surgeon Phone: 210-225-650 JMatos@PVAsatx.com | www.PVAsatx.com Primary Specialty: Vascular Surgery

A Texas native, Dr. Jesus Matos completed medical school and his General Surgery residency at Indiana University. He earned a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. As a board-certified vascular surgeon and endovascular specialist, Dr. Matos has received highlyspecialized training to treat all vascular conditions, providing patients with the highest level of care at Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA), the region’s leader in vascular medicine.

Syed Rizvi, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA 2022 Top Surgeon Phone: 210-225-650 srizvi@pvasatx.com | www.PVAsatx.com Primary Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Dr. Syed Rizvi has shared his extensive knowledge and expertise with patients across South Texas since he joined PVA in 2012. He earned his medical degree at Aga Khan University in Pakistan, followed by his General Surgery residency at Emory University and Vascular Surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University. As a board-certified vascular surgeon and endovascular specialist, Dr. Rizvi is trained to treat all vascular conditions, caring for patients at Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA), the largest single-specialty vascular group in Texas.

Alexander Roka, MD

Roka Family Medicine & Med Spa 2022 Best S.A. Doctor Phone: 210-403-3220 | Fax: 210-403-3321 drroka@sbcglobal.net Areas of Practice: Family Medicine

Alexander Roka, M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has one of the largest family practices in Stone Oak and he also has an office on the Southside of San Antonio. Dr. Roka grew up in Germany and graduated with a medical degree from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary in 1989. He recently opened a Medical Spa. Dr. Roka is compassionate about his work and his patients. © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Ellen Wantin Lin, MD

Advanced Spine & Pain Center 2022 Outstanding Woman in Medicine Phone: 210-690-0777 | Fax: 210-690-0779 paindoctorellen@gmail.com www.advancedpaindoc.com Areas of Practice: Pain Management

Dr. Ellen Lin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. She chose PM&R because of its comprehensive approach to restore patients’ quality of life. Currently, she is a team member of board-certified fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialists at Texas Center for Athletes. Outside the clinic, Dr. Lin enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Dr. Melody Zamora, DDS

Zam Dental 2022 Outstanding Woman in Medicine Phone: 210-494-2206 | Fax: 210-547-9513 drzamora@zamdental.com Primary Specialty: General Dentistry

Making a positive difference in peoples’ lives is rewarding for Dr. Zamora, because she knows that smiles build confidence and change lives. She strives to provide personalized, quality, and compassionate care to each and every patient while creating beautiful, healthy smiles for life. She is committed to providing her patients quality, timely dental care in a caring, relaxed environment using the best technology and health care that is available. Dr. Zamora is a continual student, committed to lifelong learning. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas State University, San Marcos, graduating magna cum laude. She completed her dental education in 2003 at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, OR, and graduated with a DMD. degree. She also has additional training in both pediatric dentistry and pathology (including early detection of oral cancer). Dr. Zamora is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the scientific research and developments in all areas of her field to provide her patients with the best possible care.

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2022 Top S.A. SURGEONS Gerald Q. Greenfield Jr., MD, FAAOS, FACS South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A...........................................1

Jessica M. Belz, MD Jessica M. Belz, MD, Plastic Surgery..............................5

Daniel T. DeArmond, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................16

Matthew M. Dwyer, MD Orthopaedic Performance Institute.................................6

Matthew Bindewald, MD MGB Plastic Surgery Associates of San Antonio......... 9

Carolyn Ann Dubeau, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1

Megan Burgess, MD Vita Sana................................................................................2

James R. Garrison Jr., MD South Texas Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates...........................................5

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Mark M. Casillas, MD The Orthopaedic Specialists of South Texas................3 Darryl D. Cuda, MD Darryl D. Cuda, MD, P.A.......................................................3

Orthopaedics Hand Surgery Christina Brady, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2 Mickey S. Cho, MD TSAOG..................................................................................10 Kunj K. Desai, MD The Hand Center of San Antonio.....................................6 Stephen C. Drukker, MD TSAOG....................................................................................9 Michael L. Jones, MD Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.... 9 Anthony Montanez, MD TSAOG....................................................................................2 Julin Nuelle, MD San Antonino Military Med Center...................................1 Nancy R. Otto, MD Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLP........ 7 Paul D. Pace, MD TSAOG....................................................................................2 William Christopher Pederson, MD, FACS Texas Children’s Hospital .................................................5 Ryan Rose, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................9 Alexander S. Rowland, MD TSAOG....................................................................................7 Stace S. Rust, MD The Orthopaedic Specialists of South Texas................3 Casey Sabbag San Antonio Military Med Center.....................................2 Christian A. Woodbury, MD TSAOG....................................................................................3

Pediatric Surgery Arturo Bonilla, MD Microtia Congenital Ear-Deformity Institute...............12 Barry Cofer, MD, FACS San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates..................12 John Doski, MD San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates....................9 Ian Mitchell, MD, FACS, FAAP San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates..................17 Frank Robertson, MD, FACS San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates..................22

Plastic Surgery William Albright, MD Alamo Plastic Surgery........................................................4 Gary I. Arishita, MD PRMA Plastic Surgery........................................................3 Constance Barone, MD, FACS Constance M. Barone MD, PLLC......................................4 Jose Barrera, MD Jose Barrera, MD Plastic Surgery & Med Spa...............7

Rodney K. Chan, MD STARS Plastic Surgery.....................................................11 Michael Davis, MD STARS Plastic Surgery.......................................................1 Christopher M. DeBacker, MD, FACS Eyeplastx................................................................................5 Michael Decherd, MD, FACS San Antonio Plastic Surgery Institute.............................4 Scott Farber, MD Hill Country Plastic Surgery, PLLC.................................11 Regina M. Fearmont, MD Alon Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Skin..........................5 Earl E. Ferguson, MD Dermatology Associates of San Antonio.......................3 David J. Fisher, MD San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center................................7 Charles Anton Fries, MD University Hospital............................................................11 Ramon Garza, MD PRMA Plastic Surgery........................................................3 David E. Holck, MD, FACS Eyeplastx................................................................................2 Jordan E. Hollsten, MD Eye & Facial Plastic Specialtists.......................................9 Dallas W. Homas, MD New Image Plastic Surgery...............................................1 Suresh Koneru, MD Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery, PA....................3 Markian G. Kunasz, MD STARS Plastic Surgery.......................................................5 Peter R. Ledoux, MD PRMA Plastic Surgery........................................................8 Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery...............10 Cecilia Garrcia de Mitchell, MD San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates....................9 Eric Stuart Schaffer, MD Private Practice....................................................................2 Anand Shah, MD American Sinus Institute..................................................14 Amita Shah, MD Hill Country Plastic Surgery, PLLC.................................29 Christian Stallworth, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................14 Christine B. Taylor, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................10 Howard Wang, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3 Minas T. Chrysopoulo, MD PRMA Plastic Surgery........................................................2

Thoracic Surgery Aaron Abarbanell, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................5 John H. Calhoon, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................33 William M. Davis, MD South Texas Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates...........................................7

Lawrence Hamner III, MD South Texas Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates...........................................4 Kim Hanks, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1 Dawn S. Hui, MD UT Health San Antonio -Cancer Center.......................21 Scott B. Johnson, MD UT Health San Antonio -Cancer Center.......................14 Mark H. Koch, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2 Timothy Lyda, MD South Texas Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates...........................................1 Otto L. Miller, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2 Daniel Nento, MD The Heart Center @ Children’s Hospital of San Antonio......................................................................6 Duy Nguyen, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2 David Nielson, MD Private Practice....................................................................3 Edward Y. Sako, MD, PhD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2

Transplant Surgery Greg Abrahamian, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................17 Francisco Cigarroa, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................26 Danielle Fritze, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................31 Glenn Haiff, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................18 Elizabeth Thomas, DO UT Health San Antonio.....................................................18 William Kenneth Washburn, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................2 Preston Furn Foster, MD Texas Transplant Physician Group, PLLC......................3

Urologic Surgery Daniel Eric Zainfeld, MD Urology San Antonio, PA....................................................3 Sylvia Botros-Brey, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................11 Naveen Kella, MD The Urology Place...............................................................5 Stephen R. Kraus, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................1 John Edward Lavin, MD Urology San Antonio, PA....................................................4 Kurt Garred Meissner, MD Urology San Antonio, PA..................................................11 Deepak Pruthi, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................4 Robert Svatek, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................14 © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Michael A. White, DO, FACOS Urology San Antonio, PA....................................................3

Vascular Surgery Grady D. Alsabrook, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................13 Thomas Beadle, MD Vascular & Endovascular Surgery of Texas, PLLC....... 4 Gabriel J. Bietz, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................7 Reshma Brahmbhatt, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................8 Christopher Busken, MD Vascular & Endovascular Surgery of Texas, PLLC....... 4 William P. English, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................2 Lois A. Fiala, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................2 Seth H. Fritcher, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................9

Seasonal Inspirations: Table Settings for the Holidays Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley Live Oak Garden Club hosted a Standard Flower Show featuring table settings inspired by the beauty and traditions of the seasons and their holidays. The flower show committee: President A.J. Garcia, Cindy Pennell, Sarah Forney, Holly Jones, Nancy Cook-Monroe, Donna Vaughan, Joann Neal, Liz Ressmann, Ann Martin, Mary Wofford, Victoria Wood, Marijane Gish, Debby Hepburn, Katherine Zeigler and Helen Bryan worked throughout the year planning a beautiful flower show and reception for members and their guests. The picturesque Episcopal Diocese of West Texas was once again the venue for the event. n

Club members Maxine Chiodo and Ann Biggs

Alissa Hart, MD Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital..........................1 P. Allen Hartsell, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................13

Co-chair Cindy Pennell, president A.J. Garcia and co-chair Sarah Forney

Christine Johnson, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................11 William O. Kirk, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................13 Alfred L. Laborde, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................11 Demetrios N. Macris, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................7 Jesus M. Matos, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................3 Nessa Miller, MD Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of Texas..............3 Dimitrios Miserlis, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................3 Milad Mohammadi, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................5

Member Liz Ressmann with 3 winning ribbons

Committee members Debby Hepburn and Holly Jones

Lyssa N. Ochoa, MD San Antonio Vascular & Endovascular Clinic..............11 Gerardo Ortega, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................1 Michael A. Peck, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................10 Lori L. Pounds, MD UT Health San Antonio.....................................................32 Syed Z. H. Rizvi, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................10 Matthew J. Sideman, MD UT Health San Antonio.......................................................5

Committee members Holly Jones and Victoria Wood

Jeffrey J. Stein, MD, PVA Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................9 Daniel David Tamez, Jr., MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................3 Robert K. Thompson III, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................8 Boulos Toursarkissian, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA...............................20 Celso Uribe II, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................6 Mark Wengrovitz, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA.................................9

Award winning horticulture exhibit

President A.J., Garcia and member Mary Lou Vielock

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H THE REPRINT H BEST S.A. DOCTORS

Physicians, Surgeons & Dentists All listings in “SA Best Doctor Reprint” are paid advertising. They were nominated and voted onto the list by their peers in our January 2022 survey. If you are interested in purchasing a “Find a Doctor” listing for your practice, please contact our office: (210) 828-4209 or email: sasceneeditor@gmail.com.

Danielle Stramandi, MD

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Cynthia Cantu, DO

Sheena Grant, MD

Eduardo Moreno, MD

Melody Zamora, DDS

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Holly Day, MD

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Tony Ho, MD

Ramon Cancino, MD, MSc

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Christine Andre, MD

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Heather Briggs, MD UT Health San Antonio

Marilyn Galindo, MD

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Scott R. Seidel, MD TSAOG

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Elizabeth Walter, MD UT Health San Antonio

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David R. Espinoza, MD TSAOG

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SAN ANTONIO HEART P.L .L .C .

Dr. Koppes is board certified in cardiology and subspecialties of • interventional cardiology • nuclear cardiology • echocardiology • carotid artery and vascular disease After graduating first in his class at the University of Kansas Medical School, he finished his training at the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Koppes has served as the Chief of Cardiology at Baptist Hospitals and on the the clinical faculty at UTHSCSA. He has been the president of San Antonio Heart for 10 years.

DR. GERALD KOPPES

Dr. Koppes has been in private practice since 1980, except for the last three years with HCA Methodist Physician Practices. He re-entered private practice on Dec. 1, 2013, allowing him to maintain his previous tradition of leadership and service of cardiovascular diseases. On-site services include heart and carotid ultrasound, nuclear and stress tests, heart monitoring and pacemaker evaluations. The services are performed for a fraction of cost required by hospital outpatient labs. His practice, which has a unique, well-trained, friendly and dedicated staff, offers one-stop care-offering cardiac and ca rotid echoes and stress tests at the same appointment for most patients. Dr. Koppes does not outsource to outpatient hospital lab facilities for testing, and this often saves thousands of dollars. Most major insurances accepted-please call office to verify. Dr. Koppes is affiliated with Methodist and Baptist hospitals.

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H THE REPRINT H Saket Kottewar, MD

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Minh-Phuong T. Le, MD UT Health San Antonio

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Lauren E. Karbach, MD TSAOG

Heather McKenzie, MD

Anthony Montanez, MD

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Alexander S. Rowland, MD

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David T. Hughes, DPM

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Jessica F. Rutstein, DPM

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Karry Ann Shebetka, DPM

W. Parker Abblitt, MD

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Jonathan S. Duncan, MD

Rodolfo Estrada Anzueto, MD

Matthew C. Swann, MD

UT Health San Antonio

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David R. Schmit, MD

Philip Chen, MD

Diego Maselli, MD UT Health San Antonio

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Ankur Segon, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM

Christine B. Taylor, MD

Kevin Proud, MD

B. Christian Balldin, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Pain Management

Surgery, Criticial Care

Michael Shoffeitt, MD

S. Josh Bell, MD

Ephraim K. Brenman, DO, RMSK

Deborah L. Mueller, MD

Raudel Rodriguez, MD UT Health San Antonio

James Saca, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Rubina Sajwani, MD

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Justin Robbins, MD TSAOG

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Alan Salinas, MD

Boris Zelle, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Jacqueline M. Scala, MD UT Health San Antonio UT Health San Antonio

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Caroline sipili, MD UT Health San Antonio

Jonathan Slovik, MD UT Health San Antonio

Jennifer Sprowls, MD

UT Health San Antonio

Otolaryngology UT Health San Antonio UT Health San Antonio

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Charles E. Bryant, MD TSAOG

Brandon J. Goff, DO TSAOG

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Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

UT Health San Antonio

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Surgery, General Patrick Nguyen, MD, FACS UT Health San Antonio

Christian A. Woodbury, MD

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Amanda Ivy, MD TSAOG

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G. Lane Naugher, MD TSAOG

Eloy Ochoa, Jr., MD TSAOG

Casey D. Taber, MD TSAOG

Brad S. Tolin, MD TSAOG

Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD UT Health San Antonio

Surgery, Plastic Charles “Anton” Fries, MD UT Health San Antonio

Rayaad Hosein, MD UT Health San Antonio

Roberto A. Martinez, MD UT Health San Antonio

Howard Wang, MD UT Health San Antonio

Surgery, Spine Viktor Bartanusz, MD UT Health San Antonio

Michael McGinity, MD UT Health San Antonio

Surgery, Vascular Grady D. Alsabrook, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

William P. English, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Lois A. Fiala, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Seth H. Fritcher, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

P. Allen Hartsell, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

William O. Kirk, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Alfred L. Laborde, MD

Gardenia Coronation Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook The 61st Coronation of the San Antonio Gardenia Club honoring Queen Liv Claire Humphries was held on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the historic St. Anthony Hotel. The court consisted of twenty princesses, four escorts, four paiges, three flower girls and one crown bearer. The 2022 Coronation cochairs, DeeAnn Simpson and Kathleen Mayes and their committee of twenty-four SAGC members hosted the evening which included a piano performance by Daniel Halff during the cocktail reception in the hotel’s Peacock Alley, the coronation ceremony and dinner in the Anacacho Ballroom followed by an all-ages dance party in the Peraux Ballroom. The queen’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Humphries. The queen’s brother, Hank Humphries provided the invocation before dinner.

The San Antonio Gardenia Club was founded by Mrs. E. M. (Thelma R.) Stevens and organized in 1960. Over the years, SAGC has had outstanding youth programs. In 1964 the Hemispherical Pageant and Ball was established to finance fine arts recognition for deserving students throughout the state. The Ball continued as a yearly event through 1969. The SAGC Queen’s Coronation began in 1970. Additionally, the Club has continued to present recognition every year to fine arts students in and from the San Antonio area. Known throughout the city for exceptional floats, SAGC youth participate in the annual Holiday River Parade, the Texas Cavaliers Fiesta River Parade and The Battle of Flowers Parade. n

Club president Laura Humphries, 61st San Antonio Gardenia Club Queen Liv Humphries and Mark Humphries

Jennie Embrey, Christopher Embrey and Prinesses, Caroline Embrey, Catherine Embrey and Clairee Embrey

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Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Jesus M. Matos, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Milad Mohammadi, MD

Tricia Cantwell, Caleb Cantwell, Emma Cantwell and Curtis Cantwell

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Gerardo Ortega, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Michael A. Peck, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Syed Z. H. Rizvi, MD

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Jeffrey J. Stein, MD

60th Club Queen, Chandler Simpson and Princess, Kamaura McMichael

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Daniel David Tamez, Jr., MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Robert K. Thompson, III, MD Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Boulos Toursarkissian, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Celso Uribe II, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

Mark Wengrovitz, MD

Peripheral Vascular Associates, PA

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TRAVEL

BY BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

TUNISIA

Timeless and Contemporary

Carthage

Tunisia.

The very name conjures up mystery, exoticism, and something quite electrifying. Having never visited the country before, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to spend a week there with a colleague. I did a bit of pre-trip research and learned that this tiny country is squeezed between two very large ones – Algeria to the west and Libya to the east; that it was once the center of the ancient Carthaginian civilization; and that it was ultimately defeated by the Roman Empire in 1883. The French made the country a protectorate and then, under the leadership of Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia was granted its independence in 1956.

Medina Shopping

Our first day of sightseeing took us to the capital city of Tunis and its old town medina, ancient and intriguing. The medina is enclosed by ramparts and gates, and as we entered, we stepped back in time. Here we found labyrinths of light and shadow crisscrossed with lanes and alleys. Amid the hum and buzz of vendors hawking their wares, there was the constant, tinny sound of metalworkers hammering intricate designs on brass, and permeating all, the sweet, musky smell of incense. We seemed to walk forever and made sure we stayed very close to our guide because to lose him meant we might never find our way out of this maze.

White and Blue and Beautiful All Over

We left the narrow confines of the medina for the fresh air of Sidi Bou Said, the elegant and chic resort by the sea. There we found bright white, blue-trimmed villas with fuchsia bougainvillea spilling from terraces. At a sidewalk café perched on a hill with steep terraces set spectacularly on the cliffs and overlooking the gulf below, we sat on kilim covered banquettes and 80 Scene In S.A. | SUMMER 2022

watched men seriously absorbed in smoking their chicas (water pipes). We drank espresso so strong it had a real jolt and ate delicious doughnuts sweetened with honey called boubalouni. Sidi Bou Said is a tourist haven yet even on a summer evening, you can have it to yourself by wandering through the silent backstreets. From our vantage point, we looked across the cliff tops to a monastic fortress and lighthouse built in the early years of Arab rule. Dar Ennejma Ezzahra is our next stop in Sidi. It is the French Baron d’Erlanger’s monumental and beautiful folly which was built between 1912 and 1922, its architecture a mixture of Tunisian and Romantic Orientalism. This edifice is now home to the Centre of Arab and Mediterranean Music and we saw stunning musical instruments through the ages, a collection of cultural heritage worthy of both study and preservation.

Power to the Palm Tree

The city of Hammamet on the Cap Bon peninsula is 40 miles southeast of Tunis and is rightly called Tunisia’s garden resort. The land abounds with eucalyptus and citrus trees and flowering shrubs. A major expansion has taken place within the last five years causing the government to enact a local law prohibiting hotels built higher than the tallest surrounding palm tree. This has not, however, stopped Hammamet from expanding horizontally with hotels rimming the seashore in each direction as far as the eye can see. In fact, “Las Vegas by the Mediterranean” came quickly to mind. To further this image, the hotels all vie for guests by offering elaborate nightly entertainment and 70’sstyle discos. By day, there’s lots to occupy you: two major golf courses, para-sailing, windsurfing or just hanging around the hotel pool, and in summer, Hammamet is the site of Tunisia’s annual cultural festival. Subscribe today at www.yourSAScene.com


Ruined Beauty

We were looking forward to our visit to Carthage and its acres of Roman ruins. In its day, Carthage was a thriving maritime center that became the third largest city in the Roman Empire, before being destroyed by Arab invaders from the east in 692 a.d. Virgil wrote of the ancient port of Carthage in the first century B.C. and it has forever more been suffused in a legendary aura of romance. This is Tunisia’s best-known archeological site and its ruins are scattered over a very large area. To tour it completely you’ll need a full day. We had only a few hours to walk amid the pillars and statues, some almost wholly intact and preserved but many standing only a little above ground level. Still, if you approach Carthage with some imagination and a willingness to be impressed, it has a good deal to offer.

The Holy City

That would be Kairouan, a three hour drive from Tunis. This city is famous for its Great Mosque and is considered the most important religious site in the country. “What a hell of a place to put a holy city” wrote The Times’ military correspondent in 1939, complaining about the heat. Kairouan, because it is situated inland from the tempering breeze of the Mediterranean, can get incredibly hot in summer. We had a comfortable 70-75 degrees, weather made for café sitting and observing the lively street scene which enfolded about us. Robed men and head-covered women bustled about, donkeys pulled carts laden with twigs and branches, shepherds by the roadside guided their flocks with staffs and there sprawled out before us, the awe-inspiring, sand-colored Great Mosque. Surrounding this vast site were the ubiquitous vendors. Here their specialty is carpets. Kairouan is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is Islam’s fourth most holy center. You may visit certain parts of this monument but be aware that the mosque’s prayer-hall is closed to non-Muslims.

The Tip of North Africa

As our Tunisian tour came to an end, we decided to head toward the northernmost part of the country, Bizerte. Driving a couple of hours from our Tunis base, we came to the “untouched, true” Tunisia, if you will. The land here is agricultural with fertile fields growing wheat and barley. Vineyards and olive groves abound. We passed through dusty villages with kids playing in the rubble and, however small the town, there was always a table set up

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outside a storefront where men sat, drank tea and smoked. In Bizerte, we found a port city known not as much for resort as for industry. However, this place is definitely worth a visit, as it has a monumental heritage covering centuries of strategic importance and is still very much the preserve of Tunisians. We visited Bizert’s Kasbah with its massive walls and on top, a promenade where we had a view of the port - brightly colored boats and fishermen stringing their large, lacy nets. We explored the Old Town with hidden passages, arches and walls painted in pretty pastel shades.

The Bardo Museum

We saved one of the highlights of our trip for the last day when we visited the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Housed in the former royal palace of the Bey, this museum has the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world. The building itself is spectacular, built up over the centuries and surrounded by gardens full of Roman and Punic statues. The mosaics are splendid and awe-inspiring. Viewing them so bright and vivid is like looking through an album of color snapshots. These mosaics offer a direct and beautiful visual record of what was considered important by this powerful civilization. The collection is too vast to take in on a single visit but even a glimpse of some of the designs will flesh out a picture of Roman life and times. Two artworks that beckon a smile: one, a glorious rendering of a scene from Homer’s Odyssey where Odysseus sails past the Island of Sirens, and his men, to prevent temptation, are all tied to masts. The more things change…. The other, in one of the fresco rooms, among the rare surviving fragments - a wall painting depicting a bottle of wine wrapped in straw, a bag full of eggs and a leg of lamb. Ah, the good life!

Strangers into Friends

Our guide summed up the Tunisian experience very well: “Here in Tunisia, one kills four birds with one stone. You have a country that is Arabic yet European; you are in Africa and here you can experience the wonders of the Islamic world.” He went on to explain: “Tunisians are a liberal people and the idea welcoming strangers is a centuries-old tradition. It is a cosmopolitan country which offers exploration of an historic and exotic land.” When we arrived the Tunisian people were but strangers. We leave with strangers becoming friends. Tunisia welcomes you. n

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Scene In S.A. asked people in our community

What issues matter the most to you in the upcoming

2022 Midterm Election that will be held November 8, 2022?

Many of these participants are leaders of large or small organizations as professionals, business owners and managers. Here are their responses. Meredith Poor

Software Development Contractor

Most of the time, the ‘real world’ completely ignores whatever campaign issues were promoted in the last election. George W. Bush didn’t campaign on the ‘War on Terror’ - 9/11 occurred on his watch. Neither Reagan or Trump ever mentioned pandemics - both had to deal with AIDS and COVID, respectively. While a war in the Ukraine was more predictable than Iraq invading Kuwait, the focus of American concerns recently has been on China.

Both the Texas and Florida governors and legislators have been playing the ‘culture war’ for all it’s worth. This is alienating enormous constituencies, which suggests that so-called ‘cultural conservatives’ will get some nasty surprises in November. When I see a fund raising ad where I live, all it harps on is ‘Democrats’. It doesn’t mention taxes, regulation, education, water, environment, or anything else that I would view as an issue a citizen would care about. Roughly 40% of the US adult population identifies themselves as ‘independent’ - no party affiliation. Angry citizens vote, plenty of people are angry right now - turnout is likely to be substantial.

High school educated phone technicians wired houses for ‘land line’ phones in the 1960’s. By the 1990’s this had morphed into ‘the cable guy’, fiber optics techs, Internet ISPs, cell phone tower techs, etc. A larger number of telecommunication specializations are staffed by a smaller number of techs in each specialization. A lot of these roles require a university degree. Many other roles over time have split into subspecialties. In the olden days, for instance, entire floors of clerks would open envelopes, apply payments to accounts, endorse checks, and make up deposit slips. All of that is now automated, and those people, if not retired, are working in other roles. Those roles are most likely both more demanding and more productive than that of an Accounts Receivable clerk.

In the ‘studio economy’, people work at home. COVID moved vast numbers of workers out of offices and back into their houses. In the roles that can be filled this way, RTO is ‘occasional’ - people show up once or twice a week for meetings. Some software developers, including me, have been doing this for decades. We control the thermostat, the contents of the fridge, the equipment at our desk, the furball at our feet or curled up in

our lap, and to some extent the ‘background noise’. The ‘commute’ is from the kitchen table to the ‘desk in the den’.

So far no politician has even recognized the significance of this constituency. If it took 30 years for politicians to realize the ‘middle class’ was dead and gone, it should take to 2050 for them to understand the needs of today’s voters.

Renée Yanta

Former Judge/Attorney/Mediator

As a candidate for Judge and as a practicing attorney here in Bexar County, the most important issue for me in the Midterm is that our community make it super easy for voters to learn of the qualifications and experience level of the judicial candidates.

The best judges are those who are most qualified. And we best protect our legal system and our liberties when we vote based on candidates’ qualifications and experience.

Diane Rath

Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments

The most important issue to our region is the situation on the border. The expense and damage caused to property owners in the rural counties and the tremendous expense of additional duties absorbed by the courts and law enforcement is damaging to them. Border Security and the devastated economy/high-interest rate are the primary issues we are facing.

Diane Mozzone

Retired Teacher

To me, this election is the turning point of our lifetimes. We must vote for officials who will exemplify the ideas of the Republican party, and who are true Patriots. The most important issues to me are freedom of speech, closing the border and all funding to illegal aliens, the economy, and restricted abortion rights. © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Freida Wright

Retired Aviation Management and Former Small Business Owner

This next election I am most concerned for our democracy and lack of civil and intelligent debate. I will not support politicians who are more concerned with “Culture War” issues than they are with governing and leading. Democracy needs healthy discussion and debate of issues, but slanderous attacks and alternative facts are not healthy democracy. It concerns me that presumably intelligent people deny facts and find any excuse to defend politicians who are caught redhanded lying and spreading misinformation. Unfortunately, it is about power and not truth.

The other critical issue that is related is the integrity of our elections. Critical for maintaining a healthy democracy. (And yes, I know, we have a Republic; which is a form of democracy) Instead of finding ways to limit or restrict voting, we should be making it easier for everyone to vote. Those who are opposed to Voting by Mail ought to know that there are a couple of states where every voter votes by mail. And it is safe and free of fraud.

I will support candidates that recognize we need both progressive and conservative ideas and leaders. The best policies and solutions come from healthy and respectful debate.

Amber Alwais

Attorney/ Family Law

Privilege. We live in a land full of opportunity and privilege. The most basic privilege we have is expressing our beliefs, values and dreams through the right to vote. The most important message we can send to our generation and the ones coming behind us is to never take for granted this most important privilege. Please exercise your voice and vote.

Charles A. Granstaff Trust and Estate Lawyer

There are three issues that I am most concerned with regarding the mid-term elections: 1. Control Inflation. For the stability of the economy and jobs, we need leadership that will put together a plan to control inflation. 2. Oil and Gas Exploration. We need leadership which will promote and encourage energy independence from other countries and perhaps with the ability to help NATO nations reduce their dependence on Russia. 3. Tax policy. There have been some very dramatic proposals in the tax area, many of which, would not be practical or advisable to implement. We need leadership that will stabilize our income and transfer tax system to promote business activity and give taxpayers confidence that they can rely on solid tax policy to encourage the growth of our economy.

President of Alamo City Republican Women

My major concern is ballot security. I don’t like the idea that any voter over 65 can apply for a mail-in ballot. The majority of “over 65s” I know are capable of voting in person. I believe if a person has serious health issues or they are serving the military, that person should be able to use a mail-in ballot. I also believe two weeks of early voting is much too long especially now that a voter may vote at any location. I am only talking about Texas. I realize in some states they have a month of early voting, or every registered voter is sent a ballot! By the way I am not picking on seniors. I am a senior myself—I will be 85 this year.

Another concern is the open Texas border. People from various countries are being let in and then they disappear. There is no tracking, no checking on vaccinations for childhood and adult diseases or if they have a criminal history in the country they came from. I have no problem with immigrants if they enter the country legally. I am a legal immigrant.

Amy A. Geistweidt Family Law Attorney

Midterm elections are important. They will ultimately help determine the make of the US House of Representatives for our nation. Locally, there are many noteworthy seats that get filled with judges and mayors. Even though these are not presidential elections, your vote counts towards filling positions for a large percentage of our government body. This is why it is so important to voice your opinion and vote. The masses are currently voicing strong opinions about governmental policies regarding abortion laws, border control, gun laws, the environment, women’s rights, school funding, and the economic condition of our country. In these upcoming midterm elections we will also be electing our next governor for the state of Texas. So, to effectively have your opinion count you have to vote, even in midterm elections.

Brian C. Steward Attorney

I believe that the midterm elections are incredibly important because it will be a referendum on then local, state and federal government’s views on the status quo. We are gradually emerging from the pandemic but we face external challenges due to the war in Ukraine the impact that has on the economy. We need leadership and direction toward a stable, responsive economy rather than political grand standing about a former president and his views of the Republic. We need leadership that looks at the issues facing Texans and provides instruction regarding economic and environmental solutions to some of these problems. This is complicated and not subject to any Continued on page 86

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quick remediation but the political arguments only delay the change that this state needs to move forward. I know that there will be social issues at the forefront of some voter’s minds and that is appropriate based upon what we expect to happen with the Supreme courts decision regarding the right to privacy but there are other issues which require close scrutiny and careful thought. The economic recovery, the need for infra-structure improvements, the education inequities all require real discussion.

Lawrence L. Garcia

Attorney and Ordained Minister

My vote will be cast for those as far as possible from Donald Trump and those aligned with Donald Trump. I have the real fear that we came close to establishing a totalitarian state because people refused to see the narcissistic egomaniac for what he was. I will vote for folks who are intelligent enough to know that walls don’t keep people in or out when people are hungry for the basics of life and opportunity. I will vote for people who understand that thirty-round magazines are unnecessary and can be controlled without offending the Second Amendment. I will vote for folks who don’t make Texas the laughing stock of the world by filing ridiculous lawsuits. I will vote for folks who understand the difficulties of life and who have not become wealthy by taking advantage of others. I will vote for folks who are kind, polite and have some life experiences.

Cindy Taylor

Cindy Taylor Group, President

“The Economy, Stupid!” Spoken so eloquently by James Carville in 1992, these three words speak volumes to me this election season.

Lainey Berkus

Arts Enthusiast/Director of Community Relations, Estancia del Norte

There are many issues that matter to me in regards to the 2022 Midterm Election. One top priority is finding jobs for people with fair wages, insurance, benefits (like child care, vacations, 401ks, sick leave). A strong and creative work force includes teachers, civil servants, nurses, care takers, musicians, writers, dancers, actors, environmentalists— the list is endless.

make a difference for our community, state and country. We also need to remain hopeful, even on the most challenging days. Let’s start by going to the polls to VOTE!

Scott P. Jones Lawyer/Partner

gain is a travesty.

We as a nation must stop the shrinking and elimination of our national parks and federally protected areas, both stateside and in our territorial waters. Destruction of these natural resources for political

James D. Guess Lawyer

Gun control legislation in some form will obviously be an important issue, particularly following the tragic Uvalde shooting. In my opinion, legislation requiring stronger background checks and more detailed background checks is imperative. In my opinion, legislation prohibiting the sale of any firearm to anyone below the age of 21 is also important and should occur. Finally, legislation prohibiting ownership of automatic weapons by anyone other than the military and police force should occur. I would like to discuss my opinions on what this country needs rather than discussing specific issues. This country is divided. Division into extremes in both directions, conservative and liberal, is harmful to our country and is keeping our country from being the country it could be. In an attempt to solve some of the division, I recommend the following: 1. We need to elect state and federal candidates, Democrats and Republicans, who will talk to those with opposing views. Talk not yell. Talk without attacking each other personally. 2. We need to elect candidates who will listen to opposing opinions. Listen to each other and try to find middle ground. 3. We need to elect candidates who are willing to compromise. 4. We need to elect candidates who will try to bring the country together. Our country is divided to the extreme. Opinions on issues are too extreme on each side of many issues. 5. We need to elect candidates who will try to solve the issues which are dividing our country. Too many of the current state and federal legislators are more interested in maintaining their position as legislator than they are in attempting to solve issues dividing the country.

People need to be employed if we want: our economy to improve, our children to be well educated, our arts community to perform, our tourism industry to grow, our communities to be healthy, our citizens to drink clean water, and breathe clean air and feel safe—this list is endless too. We need to think smart and vote for leaders that will listen to everyone, know how to compromise and find solutions that © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Olga Brown Attorney

The major concern I have about the 2022 Midterm Elections is whether there will be widespread voter suppression. Texas is already the hardest state in the country to vote in. The Texas legislature keeps making voting even more difficult, even though there is no convincing evidence that voter fraud is real. I am concerned that voter suppression will occur especially among students, renters, and lowincome people. We particularly need to hear from them. The results of voter suppression and extreme gerrymandering will be that we become a country of minority rule. This is not democracy. As an example, five Justices on our current Supreme Court were nominated by two Presidents who did not win the popular vote. The Justices were confirmed by a divided Senate in which the Republicans represent 41 million fewer voters. This Court is now preparing to take away women’s rights of bodily integrity, their right to choose whether and when to have children. I don’t believe this is what the majority of our citizens want and need. As voter, in this country, we can argue about hard political issues, but our Democracy is not one on which we can disagree. A democracy cannot stand and thrive in a country with minority rule, which unfortunately is where we are headed. Are we at the point where representatives choose their voters, instead of the other way around? We must take a stand against voter suppression. It is real. Registering to vote and voting should be easy for all citizens. We must choose our leaders who recognize the difficulty of voting in Texas, and who act on that belief.

Amy Chance Attorney

A lot of issues are important to me, but it doesn’t really matter what is important when we have a legislature that is consistently in partisan deadlock. The root of our problem is not our difference of opinion on gun control, or the economy, or whichever issue is important to you, it’s a legislative body that is incapable of compromise; elected officials more interested in making headlines than change. Congress is group work and if you’re incapable of working with others then you’re unqualified for such a position. We need leaders who are willing to come together, address the nation’s problems and generate solutions to those problems through compromise and mutual respect regardless of party affiliation. It’s the only way to move forward. This all-ornothing approach is useless.

Justin Rodriguez

Bexar County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Access to the ballot box. Voting is a fundamental democratic right that allows people to stand up for the issues they care about most. Our State legislature contin-

ues to add new voting requirements and restrictions that will further suppress and marginalize voters in Texas. For November, we need to equip voters with the information they need to successfully cast their ballot. Economic Recovery from the pandemic Coming out of the pandemic, we are tasked with recovery and building a more resilient community. This means making sure that our neighbors have the opportunity to get back on their feet and provide for their families. We must focus on those who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and provide economic development opportunities, assist with the job readiness challenges, and expand affordable housing. And we need to do it in a way that overcomes longstanding barriers that prevent or constrain access to resources and opportunities. Public Health Physical, mental and behavioral health significantly affect our well-being and quality of life. People should not struggle in silence because they cannot access or afford care. Adequate support requires addressing the full spectrum of mental, behavioral, physical, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges. We need multiple points of entry to the system of care, robust community-based service options, better overall service coordination, and increased capacity.

Trisha Ann Summers

University Health / Medical Coordinator

Abortion and Gun control. Both issues are important to me. Abortion – The legislation shouldn’t be able to dictate whether a women wants to keep the fetus or not. Women should have that choice to determine if abortion is the best for them. Some people think that individuals will be less reckless but what about the woman who was raped? You expect them to keep the baby but they didn’t get the choice either; to be raped or not. Gun control – Stiffer laws when it comes to obtaining a fire arm, such as, 21 yrs. As a standard age (all firearms) and longer waiting period. It would be in our nation’s best interest to mandate every state adopt the Red Flag law. This makes each state accountable to remove the firearm from individuals who pose a risk of hurting others and/or themselves.

Delaney Honaker

Associate Attorney at Killen, Griffin, & Farrimond, PLLC

The issue that matters most to me for the upcoming midterm election is how candidates plan on tackling the rising inflation. To me it’s the one issue that is currently being felt by everyone, no matter your own financial status. Whether it is at the gas pump, the grocery store, or in real estate, we’ve seen near record highs in the rise in prices and it is going to require our representatives to take action to not Continued on page 88

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only control inflation moving forward but to prevent the economy from going into a recession.

Jaclyn Roberson

Senior Partner, Roberson Duran Law

People often focus on the state or national races, but local elections often have a more immediate impact on our daily lives. Local elections dictate which judge hears your divorce case and how your tax dollars are spent. What matters to me most is that we maintain an experienced, fair and impartial judiciary as well as competent local leaders who represent the vibrant spirit of our city.

Trey Porter

Principal, Trey Porter Law

Voter turnout! Voter turnout is an important issue going into the midterm elections. Our democracy should reflect the will of the people. Texas voter turnout is often low, and even lower in midterm cycles. The more votes cast, the more voices heard. Local elections impact our everyday life, while statewide and national elections impact our way of life. Get registered. Get your friends and family registered. Vote!

Evenings at Topaz

Evenings at Topaz presented by La Cantera Resort & Spa, is a series of three themed sunset poolside parties benefitting local charities. These eclectic, elevated experiences are limited to two remaining nights only, 7 to 11 p.m., July 7 and August 4. The series launches on Thursday, June 2 with a Retro Night benefitting the Alamo Area Hospitality Association with live music by LoveLust. Golden Glam sets the tone for Thursday, July 7, benefitting Viola’s Huge Heart with music by DJ Miss Genafire. San Antonio Zoo takes center stage for a Pink Flamingo-themed night with live music on August 4. Sip on summer-inspired cocktails poolside with unrivaled Hill Country views as backdrop. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon arrival and savor the sunset with a toast presented by Moët Chandon. Tickets are $40, advance purchase required; guests must be 21 and over, ID required. Valet parking is $15 advance purchase and $20 at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, visit www.LaCanteraResort.com n

William B. Kingman Lawyer

Unquestionably, the most important issue in the upcoming election will be the state of the economy (and which candidates are most qualified and able to assist in changing its course). In addition, immigration reform will be an important issue (especially in Texas and the border states). Furthermore, with the recent unfathomable, tragic events in Uvalde and Buffalo, there will be a lot of discussion about gun control and the 2nd Amendment. Another issue that is important to me is a candidate’s willingness to attempt to end the divisiveness that comes from both sides of the aisle. I think most citizens are very tired of it. We should expect our elected officials (regardless of which party of which they are a member) to accomplish things that are in the best interest of all Americans. I also believe that solving crime problems (especially in large cities such as Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco & Los Angeles) will be another important issue in the upcoming elections.

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SPORTS

BY SAM STERN

The Lineage of Brilliant Coaching in San Antonio Coaching at the NBA level is not just a skill, it’s an art that is very rarely mastered. Gregg Popovich, long–time head coach and leader of the San Antonio Spurs organization, has set the gold standard for what it means to win consistently year after year. Coaches, former players, and other staff members have used their time with Popovich to gain inspiration and knowledge to bring to their own position later in their careers. His 26-year career with the Spurs has been nothing short of remarkable, and he has endured multiple eras of the NBA while still creating a culture that led to five championships and 20+ winning seasons in a row. All 1,336 of Pop’s record-setting wins of his career could not have been accomplished without some transcendent coaching and player talent. Part of what makes a coach so impactful is the work they do to mentor. The hope is that after each season one or more assistants sitting on the bench might receive that one phone call that could give them their first head coaching gig. The long and impressive coaching tree of Gregg Popovich is mesmerizing and truly showcases how his fingerprints are all over the league. Just to name a few…

Mike Budenholzer

• San Antonio Spurs Assistant: 1996-2013 • Atlanta Hawks Head Coach: 2013-2018 • Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach: 2018-Current • NBA Champion 2020-2021

Ime Udoka

• San Antonio Spurs Guard: Three Seasons • San Antonio Spurs Assistant: 2012-2019 • Philadelphia 76ers Assistant: 2019-2020 • Brooklyn Nets Assistant: 2020-2021 • Boston Celtics Head Coach: 2021-Current • Eastern Conference Champion/NBA Finals in First Year

Steve Kerr

• San Antonio Spurs Guard: Four Seasons • Golden State Warriors Head Coach: 2014-2022 • 4x NBA Champion with Golden State

Monty Williams • • • • • •

San Antonio Spurs Forward: Two Seasons Portland Trail Blazers Assistant: 2005-2010 New Orleans Pelicans/ Hornets Head Coach: 2010-2015 Philadelphia 76ers Assistant: 2018-2019 Phoenix Suns Head Coach: 2019-Current 2021 Western Conference Champion

These are only four of the many individuals who have lineage directly linked to Popovich and the rest of the Spurs organization. There will always be an argument as to whether Gregg Popovich is the greatest coach of all time. One thing is for certain, his basketball prowess and leadership have forever changed the complexity of coaching for the better. It still remains to be seen whether Coach Pop is nearing the end of his illustrious career, but when that time comes, his name will be cemented in the history books with some of the most prestigious basketball minds. Basketball is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle, and Gregg Popovich has set the bar for what it means to be a true professional on and off the floor. n Illustration 121551021 © Rawf88 | Dreamstime.com © 2022 SCENE MONTHLY LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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THE HAPPY CRITIC PRESENTS By Karen Evans!

Connecting Our Community with Flavors of The World Welcome to “The Happy Critic” column I created for folks who love extraordinary experiences. I use uplifting words to draw attention to remarkable people and their stories about preparing, serving, eating, and savoring food. I share only the best. It is my pleasure to introduce Chef Juan Cardona. 1. Chef, What is your story?

I was born in Puerto Rico, so I have Latin Centric and American Regional Roots. I have classical culinary training and an associate degree from the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of San Antonio. I just received my MBA with a specialty in Entrepreneurship. I served 26 years in the Army training as a Lieutenant Colonel and believed in the Seven Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. I am committed to our environment and community and driven to continually create new ways to experience food. I recognize that I am just a steward of God, facilitating and enabling God’s will through my company, Chef Junction, whose core effort is serving the community with healthy, fresh, flavorful, and sexy meals. God is Chef Junction’s CEO.

2. What is the story and inspiration behind Chef Junction?

I have been passionate about cooking since I was five years old, thanks to my stepdad, who taught me how to make Napolitano Pizza. Thanks to the Army and vacation trips, I was enamored with the varied flavor profiles each country offered that were “foodgasmic.” I thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful to bring the flavors of the world home and share that euphoric gastronomic experience with communities filled with like-minded curious food enthusiasts?

3. Can you tell me about your fantasy team and their specialties?

Our team is composed of seasoned Chefs. Besides being classically trained, each brings their genre of specialty skills to the table. Some were born in other countries, and some traveled the world, studied abroad, or were raised and trained in a specific country enabling them to be culinary ambassadors and curate specific

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genres of cuisine to perfection. We also have some new and up-andcoming Chef Apprentices that have a passion for the service, love for food, and are eager to learn and share their growing culinary skillsets with our community. We try to blend both spectrums of our team members so that our young future Chefs will be able to see and do what looks right with the mentorship of our seasoned Chefs in different catering and personal Chef dining experiences. Our passion is to make your dining event memorable by connecting you with our exceptional Chefs and bringing the flavors of the world home.

4. I know you to be very creative, can you talk about some of your dishes and food memories?

We currently have over 20 signature dishes that are customer inspired. We are always eager to showcase these dishes to our patrons as a branding effort to cement our delivery of unique culinary creations to our community. My personal favorite Chef Junction dishes are the Smoked Salmon Tartare Mini Bites, Rockefeller Mushrooms, South-Western Cream Sauce, 1872 Authentic Bean Flan, Hangar Steak with Asian Chimichurri Sauce, Blazing Miso Cocktail Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi with our version of Paesano sauce on a crostini bed, and the list goes on. Part of our creative inspiration is attributed to our “foodgasmic” journeys across the world, from Italy, Germany, Dominican Republic, Spain, France, and Afghanistan.

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5. What do you cook at home?

When I have time to reward myself, I entertain friends and family. I go all out, give them a show, and experiment with my upand-coming creations. Otherwise, since I often seem busy, I whip up a quick hamburger, salad, hotdog, or other fast food or healthy items.

6. Is there a Chef that you admire most?

Jose Andres, because of his humanitarian, selfless service to global disasters and his passion and love for cooking. His Spanish dishes of Patatas Bravas, Fennel Apple Salad, and Smoked Tomato Tatare are an inspiration to me.

7. What are your goals over the next five to ten years?

To solidify our market positioning for our Catering Division while building multiple recurring revenue streams. We dream of opening various channels in the San Antonio food service industry through our Personal Chef Agency and Ghost Kitchen Operations with ex-

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cellent and affordable delivered food to high population zones in San Antonio. To secure contracts with local venues for kitchen operation services, eventually opening several genres-themed ultrafine dining Michelin level restaurants in Texas. Being a food enthusiast, words that come to mind when describing Chef Junction are Service, Delicious Experience, Scratch Kitchen, Quality Execution, Specialty Sauces, and Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all; for the glory of God.”

Buen Apetito!

Chef Junction embraces a community through memorable private dining pop-up events, catered events, corporate events, personal Chef services, and private cooking lessons. n Please contact Chef Juan Cardona at Chef Junction: www.chefjunction.com info@chefjunction.com 210-429-0798

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Pet Portraits by Betsy

Champagne and Chandeliers Editor & Photographer: Leslie Foley Delta Delta Delta Alumnae group hosted Champagne and Chandeliers featuring San Antonio-based designer and renovator Kim Wolfe who comes to the rescue of homeowners with major buyer’s remorse in HGTV’s new series, Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? In each episode, Kim uses her expert design skills to reinvent lifeless spaces and help homeowners finally fall in love with their homes. In addition to being the owner of Kim Wolfe Home, Kim is best known as the winner of the 24th season of CBS’s Survivor: One World. Ladies of Delta Delta Delta along with numerous guests gathered at San Antonio Country Club for an afternoon luncheon to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and it wouldn’t be Champagne and Chandeliers without the opportunity to bid on beautifully decorated hand-painted Champagne bottles by local artists. n

Caroline Hutton, Brooke Leddy, Emily McMurray and Kelly Leddy

Linda Kay Bowman, Carol Bray, Ellen O’Gorman, and Kelly Lemke

Luncheon chairs Meredith Massar, Wesley Pennington, and Michelle Sasser, with alumnae president Leslie Gautreaux

Past event chairs: front row - Stacy Hoyt, Wesley Pennington, Emily McMurray, and Ann McAlister. Kerri Hoermann, Lisa Johnson, Sarah Owens, Michelle Sasser, Christy Hinchey, and Meredith Massar

Kendra Carter, Claire Rouse and Anna Ziegler

Stacy Hoyt, Lauren Spalten, and Eva Holliday

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Guest speaker Kim Spradlin Wolfe, former winner of CBS Survivor and host of HGTVs Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?

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BUSINESS LITIGATION Olga Brown Law Offices of Olga Brown Phone: (210) 226-1550 Fax: (210) 226-1884 argyle2@sbcglobal.net

CONSUMER Adam J. Crawshaw Crawshaw Law Firm, PLLC Phone: (210) 595-1553 Fax: (210) 200-6403 adam@crawshawlaw.com www.crawshawlaw.com

DWI Adam J. Crawshaw Crawshaw Law Firm, PLLC Phone: (210) 595-1553 Fax: (210) 200-6403 adam@crawshawlaw.com www.crawshawlaw.com Timothy J. Rountree Law Office of Tim Rountree Phone: (210) 667-3520 Fax: (210) 610-9871 Email: timrountree@gmail.com www.sanantoniodwidefense.com

ESTATE PLANNING & TRUSTS Carmen Samaniego Carmen A. Samaniego Attorney at Law Phone: (210) 802-4888 Fax: (888) 224-3924 attorneycarmen@me.com www.attorneycarmen.com

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Julie Polansky Bell Gunn, Lee & Cave, P.C. Phone: (210) 886-9500 Fax: (210) 886-9883 jbell@gunn-lee.com www.gunn-lee.com

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Ricardo Briones The Law Office of Ricardo Briones Phone: (210) 227-1515 Fax: (210) 733-6181 rbriones@rbrioneslaw.com www.rbrioneslaw.com

Paula A. Wyatt Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC Phone: (210) 340-5550 Fax: (210) 340-5 Years581 pwyatt@wyattlawfirm.com www.wyattlawfirm.com

Jane Freeman Deyeso Law Office of Jane Freeman Deyeso Phone: (210) 226-7445 Fax: (210) 226-7448 kgarrett@deyesolaw.com

PROBATE LAW

Laura D. Heard Laura D. Heard Law Firm Inc. Phone: (210) 655-9090 Fax: (210) 655-8318 Attorney@ldheard.com www.ldheard.com Lisa A. Vance The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, PC Phone: (210) 582-5887 Fax: (210) 582-5878 lvance@lisavancelaw.com www.lisavancelaw.com

IMMIGRATION Shannon Salmon-Haas Law Office of Salmon-Haas, P.C. Phone:(210) 621-5715 shannon@salmonhaas.com www.salmonhaas.com

Laura D. Heard Laura D. Heard Law Firm Inc. Phone: (210) 655-9090 Fax: (210) 655-8318 Attorney@ldheard.com www.ldheard.com

TAX Rachael E. Rubenstein Rachael E. Rubenstein Clark Hill, PLC Phone: (210) 250-6006 Fax: (210) 258-2714 rrubenstein@clarkhill.com www.clarkhill.com

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SAVE THE DATE:

Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Annual San Antonio Tax and Business Planning Seminar

SIDEBAR Scene In S.A. is pleased to share with our readers details, announcements, awards, and events about Lawyers and Law Firms in our community.

National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka will host its Annual San Antonio Tax and Business Planning Seminar on November 3, 2022. Presented by Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorneys, the event will feature a range of legal and business planning topics, including tax, employee benefits and estate planning issues. Additional details on the event’s location and speakers will be shared as they become available at www.chamberlainlaw.com. n

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RESTAURANT WEEKS August 13-27, 2022

Summer restaurant weeks are arriving in style with your favorite restaurants offering three-course prix fixe menus during this bi-annual extravaganza. Enjoy two weeks of deliciousness with the best eateries in town participating.

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FIND A DOCTOR/DENTIST BREAST CARE & SURGERY

Yekaterina Jordan, MD Aurora Breast Cancer Center 9102 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210-247-0888 | Fax: 210-558-0758 yekaterina.jordan@protonmail.com www.aurorabreastcenter.com

FAMILY PRACTICE

Alexander S. Roka, MD Roka Family Medicine & Med Spa 20658 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 108 San Antonio, TX 78258 Phone: (210) 403-3220 | Fax: (210) 403-3321 www.rokamd.com

LYMPHATIC MEDICINE

Joshua Trock, D.P.T., P.T., C.L.T.-L.A.N.A. Medical Vein Clinic 622 Isom Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone: 210-622-8000 | Fax: 210-625-5151 Medicalveinclinic.com info@medicalveinclinic.com www.Medicalveinclinic.com

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Geoffrey P. Glebus, D.O. Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio 21 Spurs Lane, Suites 300 & 210 San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: (210) 699-8326 | Fax: (210) 561-7121 geoffreyglebus@hotmail.com www.sportsmedsa.com

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Enchun M. Liu, M.D. Retina Associates of South Texas 9910 Huebner Rd., Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210-615-7600 | Fax: 210-615-8505 admin@retinastx.com www.retinastx.com Jay M. Rubin, MD Eye Clinics of South Texas, PA 8999 E Basse Rd., Ste. 128-B San Antonio, TX 78209 Phone: (210) 826-2012 | Fax: (210) 829-8349 jrubinmd@eyeclinicsofsouthtexas.com www.eyeclinicsofsouthtexas.com

Ellen Wantin Lin, M.D. Advanced Spine & Pain Center 21 Spurs Lane, Suites 300 & 210 San Antonio, TX 78240 Phone: 210- 690-0777 | Fax: 210- 690-0779 paindoctorellen@gmail.com www.advancedpaindoc.com

VASCULAR SURGERY

Dr. Robert K. Thompson III, M.D. Veintec Varicose Vein Clinics 18626 Hardy Oak Blvd., Suite 209 San Antonio, TX 78258 Phone: 210-483-8822 Fax: 210- 483-8866 mdeltoro@veintec.com www.Veintec.com

VEIN DISEASE

John S. Hogg M.D., D.A.B.R., D.A.B.V.L.M., R.P.V.I., R.PhS., R.V.T., R.V.S. Medical Vein Clinic 622 Isom Rd. | San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone:210-622-8000 | Fax: 210-625-5151 info@medicalveinclinic.com www.Medicalveinclinic.com Josue A. Medina M.D., D.A.B.R., D.A.B.V.L.M., R..PV.I., R.V.T. Medical Vein Clinic 622 Isom Rd. | San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone:210-622-8000 | Fax: 210-625-5151 info@medicalveinclinic.com www.Medicalveinclinic.com

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Alexander S. Roka, MD Roka Family Medicine & Med Spa 20658 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 108 San Antonio, TX 78258 Phone: (210) 403-3220 | Fax: (210) 403-3321 www.rokamd.com

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Peripheral Vascular Associates PVA proudly welcomes Dr. Christine M. Johnson as the newest vascular surgeon and endovascular specialist to join our team. Dr. Johnson is passionate about providing expert and individualized care for patients suffering from vascular disease, serving their artery and vein needs at PVA’s Stone Oak and NE San Antonio office locations. As a native Texan and an Aggie, she looks forward to serving our South Texas community. For more information or to request an appointment, visit PVAsatx.com or call (210) 237-4464. n SUMMER 2021 | SAN ANTONIO SCENE

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Get Gogh-ing to see van Gogh! Editor: Leslie Foley Photographer: Vivian Crook

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. You too can know Van Gogh as you lose yourself in the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit art experience – surrounded by over 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit highlights the unique architecture of its spaces while integrating influences from its history and community. The exhibit is designed and conceived by Massimiliano Siccardi, with soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, who both pioneered immersive digital art experiences in France. An immersive art experience you’ll never forget- step inside the iconic works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh through art, light, music, movement and imagination by purchasing your tickets now at https://tickets.goghsanantonio.com/#/ through September 25th at Lighthouse ArtSpace, 221 Burleson Street. n

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