Month: January 2012

Ready to Rodeo: Olive Anne Kleberg

Olive Anne Kleberg can’t remember a life without ties to the land. A sixth-generation Texan, she descends from ranching families on both sides and spent childhood summers on her maternal grandparents’ ranch near Crystal City. That’s where she learned to drive, at age 8. “I wanted to learn to drive so badly,” she says during an interview in her Terrell Hills home. “Finally my grandfather said, ‘Come on, I’ll teach you to drive.’ I could see the truck parked out in front of their house, but he led me out the back. When I asked him where we were...

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Changing Course: Three women describe life-changing career choices

Life is full of choices. Each day we are faced with opportunities to choose that can forever change the course of our lives. The women within these pages made difficult choices. They sacrificed high-paying salaries, powerful careers, security, homes, familiar surroundings and life-as-they-knew-it in pursuit of a dream. It could have gone either way, but for these women, the options and the sacrifices were really no choice at all. Paige Bosshardt For Paige Bosshardt, taking a ride on the wild side is just part of everyday life. Paige and her husband, Fred, are proud owners of Caliente Harley-Davidson in...

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Women in Banking

The word “banker” has almost always been synonymous with men. Traditionally, the world of finance, lending, investments and securities has been like an elite men’s club where women weren’t allowed, except in service roles like those of secretaries and tellers. But these days women are not only joining the ranks of professionals in this mostly male-dominated career field, they’re also becoming known as highly successful leaders. Meet four smart, hard-working women who have worked their ways to the top of their field, carrying important positions in banking and finance. Although female bankers are still in the minority, their numbers...

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A Talent for Marketing: Michelle Robertson

While preparing for a completely different career, Michelle Robertson took a job that wasn’t supposed to be her “real” work but led indirectly to her present position as senior marketing manager for The Shops at La Cantera and North Star Mall. Robertson was studying at Phillips Junior College in Las Vegas toward an associate’s degree to become a paralegal when she took a part-time job at Shepler’s Western Wear. Not long after, she was in charge of opening a second Vegas store for the San Antonio-based company. With that experience, she was hooked — not on the sales side...

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Relaxed Lifestyle in Village at Cactus Bluff

When Marvin and Cheryl Jones built their house in the Village at Cactus Bluff 10 years ago, they envisioned a comfortable place where they could raise their family and entertain their friends. They had no idea what the future would bring within these walls — but they wanted to be sure their home was ready for it. “We had a good idea of what we wanted in a floor plan,” Cheryl says. “We’d looked at a Sitterle model home in the area, but it was only one floor; we wanted two stories. We worked with the Sitterle team to...

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