About the Board

THCA President

Cody Doege, East Myrtle St: Resident/Owner in Tobin Hill (RESIDENT). Cody Doege born and raised in New Berlin, TX, earned a Bachelor of Science from SWT in San Marcos, TX. Cody is an active Member of Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek and is employed with The Medicines Company. He has lived in Tobin Hill for seven years and his focus to the community is to engage and encourage sound growth through each Resident’s wants and needs. Municipal accountability and Compliance Strategies is of utmost importance.

 

THCA Board Members

 

Trey Porter, Resident/Owner in the Tobin Hill Historic District since 2015 (RESIDENT). Originally from East Tennessee, Trey moved to San Antonio in 2008 to attend law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Trey’s first job out of law school was at a firm located in Tobin Hill. Trey quickly became familiar with the neighborhood, and also had a front row seat to the growth and redevelopment of the area. Trey still works in Tobin Hill, where his law practice focuses primarily on Criminal Defense. Trey is passionate about making Tobin Hill an even greater place to live, work, and play. His primary interests are working to grow the membership and member involvement of both resident and business owners, as well as the further development and improvement of Crockett Park.

 

Malcolm Hartman, Owner – Tycoon Flats (BUSINESS).  Malcolm is a 6th Generation Texan and absolutely loves his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.  He remembers going to watch George ‘The Iceman’ Gervin and the Spurs play at the old Hemisphere Arena and even remembers taking the monorail from the parking area.  Wow, what a throwback…  Malcolm received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and has been in the restaurant business all his life.  His restaurant inspiration came from his mother, who is a gourmet caterer.  Malcolm is married to his wife Amber, who is a mother and former elementary school teacher.  
While not a resident of Tobin Hill, he and his brother Richard (also a former Board Member of THCA) own and operate Tycoon Flats restaurant on N. St. Mary’s.  “It is such a thrill to see and be a part of the continued growth, history and cultural significance of the Tobin Hill area,” Malcolm says.

 

Michael Cepek, East Courtland Pl: Resident/Owner in Tobin Hill since 2008 (RESIDENT). Michael has been in Tobin Hill since mid-2008, when he bought a 1927 house on East Courtland Place, in the historical district. He is a Chicago native, and came to San Antonio to begin working as a professor of cultural anthropology at UTSA. Within six months of his 2007 arrival, he knew he would stay for a long time, which is why he moved from an apartment in Monte Vista to Tobin Hill. Michael enjoys frequenting the clubs and venues on the St. Mary’s strip with his partner Amy Rushing, who is Head of Special Collections at the UTSA Libraries. He knows many of the owners and workers of businesses along the strip, and believes he would be a good connection to that very significant part of our neighborhood. Many folks here have seen him walking his two dogs–a rat terrier and a chihuahua–along our streets, and a few others have already met his parents, John and Char, who recently bought a home in Tobin Hill to get away from Chicago winters. Michael has long been interested in various neighborhood issues: keeping our homes and streets safe; working to maintain a good balance between Tobin Hill’s history as a mixed residential and business/entertainment district; and helping to make sure the neighborhood remains open and affirming for our many LGBTQ residents, as his brother is gay and his family has a long history of involvement with Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

 

Frederica Kushner, East Myrtle: Resident/Owner in Tobin Hill Historic District (RESIDENT). Research into the history of her home and others in the neighborhood, as well as reading about the American Arts and Crafts movement has helped inform Frederica’s point of view about historic neighborhoods. She worked for designation of the original Tobin Hill Historic District and, more recently, the East French Historic District. She was a member of the Planning Team which produced the Tobin Hill Neighborhood Plan, adopted by the City in 2008. And, more recently, she was a member of the Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage Working Group which contributed to the SATomorrow Comprehensive Plan, now being implemented by the City of San Antonio.  Additionally, Frederica is a member of the Steering Committee of the Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition, and a past member of the board of the San Antonio Conservation Society who has chaired both their Historic Building Survey and Historic Gas Station Survey Committees. She is also active in the Tobin Hill Community Association as chair of the Historic Preservation Committee, which functions as an architectural review committee.

 

Anisa Schell, E. Mistletoe: Resident/Owner in Tobin Hill since 2014 (RESIDENT).  Originally from Denver, CO, Anisa and her family moved to San Antonio in 2013. Anisa’s background is in construction estimating and project administration. In 2006, she left her career to stay home with her three children. Since that time, she has served on numerous boards and committees in her community that have ranged from organizing a city-wide event with the Denver Botanic Gardens, to founding a homeschool school co-op that is now serving more than 75 families in San Antonio with over 250 students. In 2016 and 2017, along with her neighbors, she helped organize the Dia de los Muertos Porch Crawl, an annual event along E. Mistletoe Ave. She is a member of the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition, and is representing neighborhoods on one of the five Technical Working Groups for the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force. 

 

Greg A. Seiler, CEO – Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in Tobin Hill (BUSINESS). Greg Seiler has served as CEO of Metropolitan Methodist Hospital since 2012 when he rejoined the Methodist Family. During this time Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has experienced tremendous growth and improvement. The accomplishments include improvement in patient satisfaction scores, the opening of the new ICU tower and the beginning of the Intensivist program for the critical care patients. Greg and his wife of 25 years, Donna, have two daughters, Reagan and Whitney. A native of San Antonio, Greg received his master’s in healthcare administration from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas and his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

 

Blayne Tucker, Owner – The Mix on N. St. Mary’s St. (BUSINESS). Mr. Tucker has worked on virtually every aspect of the music and entertainment business for a variety of clients including Cyril Neville, Bobby Valentino, and Gary Clark Jr. On behalf of Gary Clark Jr., Mr. Tucker has participated in every aspect of his career: management, business management, legal affairs, tour management, booking, promotions, marketing, publicity, merchandising, fan club interaction, and publishing administration. He is the founder of the North St. Mary’s Business Owners Association, served as Commissioner on the Tricentennial Commission when appointed by then Councilman Ron Nirenberg, and is owner of The Mix on North St. Mary’s St. Additionally, Mr. Tucker is the managing partner for Do210.com. San Antonio’s premiere event calendar listing providing the most comprehensive event database for local and national events.

Mr. Tucker was in private practice handling a wide variety of cases that involved: business litigation, multi-district litigation, criminal defense, business transactions, international law, wills and probate, personal injury, divorce, child custody, adoption, and appeals before the Court of Veterans Appeals and Air Force Board for the Correction of Military Records. Mr. Tucker has practiced extensively in both state and federal district and appellate courts. Mr. Tucker completed his B.S. from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in just over two years, as well as attaining his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Your THCA Board

Cody Doege, President *
codydoege819@hotmail.com | (210) 685-4674
Trey Porter, Vice President *
jameskporter3@gmail.com

Kymberly Fonzo, Secretary*
kimberlyfonzo@gmail.com
Malcolm Hartman, Treasurer*, Business Member
mhartman@tycoonflats.net
Byron Berkus, Resident Member
byronberkus@gmail.com
Michael Cepek, Resident Member
micepek@hotmail.com
Amanda DeLong, Resident Member
amanda@iffhealth.com
Frederica Kushner, Resident Member
fpkushner1@yahoo.com
Anisa Schell, Resident
Member
anisaschell@gmail.com
Greg A. Seiler, Business Member

greg.seiler@mhshealth.com
Blayne Tucker, Business Member
blayne.scott.tucker@gmail.com

* Executive Committee

 

Find out more about the Tobin Hill Community Association: read our Neighborhood Plan and Bylaws here.