Term expirations for each director:
- May 7, 2022 – Directors Patel and Brownstein
- May 4, 2024 – Directors Kelly, Walker, and Harris
Ed Brownstein has been a resident of Castle Hills since 2017 and was elected a director in 2018. Ed and his wife raise four kids in Castle Hills. They primarily moved here for the family feeling of the neighborhood. He joined the board to ensure a smooth transition with the likely annexation.
Guy has been a Castle Hills resident since 2001 and a board member since 2007. A husband and father of three children Guy “loves living in Castle Hills” and states “My aim as President of the 1B board is to maintain the high quality of district services at the same time as ensuring that district costs are controlled and that the cost of living in Castle Hills is reasonable and in-line with neighboring communities.”
Guy has a history of civic responsibility, including a place on the Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD Bond Advisory Board and CFBSA Soccer Coach. Guy earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upton Tyne followed by an MS in Manufacturing Technology and Project Management from Cranfield University.
Currently, Director of Information Systems for a local healthcare company, Patrick Kelly was elected to the board in 2012. A resident of Castle Hills since 1999, Patrick has been active in local politics for several years. He was the founder of The Round Table Project, one of the leaders on the 2010 Water Rate Petition, and co-author of several articles appearing in Castle Hills Life regarding local politics. “My goal for the board is to ensure proper checks and balances between the government and business interests within Castle Hills.”
No stranger to community work, Patrick performed for several years in the Train In The Distance Band, dedicated to raising money for the American Cancer Society, former Vice President of the Abused Children Protection Fund, and guitarist with the all charity group BYO Musicians.
Patrick earned a BS in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Amish Patel has been a resident of Castle Hills since 2011 and was appointed as a director to the DCFWSD 1-B board in 2013. “My goals for the board are to ensure district finances and budgets are efficient, and to tackle issues facing the district to facilitate a healthy present and future for our community.”
Amish earned BS and MS Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Systems Engineer with a large Corporation in Dallas.
Julianne B. Kugle
Independent Legal Counsel
Julianne Kugle is a partner at SKLaw and has been practicing law since 1994. Ms. Kugle’s practice focuses on representing water districts (including municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, fresh water supply districts, levee improvement districts), public improvement districts, tax increment reinvestment zones and municipal management districts located throughout Texas. Ms. Kugle serves as general counsel and bond counsel to such entities. In addition, Ms. Kugle represents real estate developers, landowners, municipalities and financial institutions in matters related to special districts, regulatory matters, water rights, public/private partnerships and pipeline/easement issues. She handles administrative proceedings on behalf of her clients with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) and has been involved in the creation of over 100 special districts by the TCEQ and the Texas Legislature. Ms. Kugle is committed to providing her clients with experience, dedication and creativity in order to provide quality, responsive legal services.
Ms. Kugle is a sixth generation Texan and was born and raised on a ranch in New Braunfels, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics (1991) and the University of Houston Law Center with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (1994). She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1994 and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Independent District Bookkeeper
Dye & Tovery is an accounting and bookkeeping firm owned by Kathi Dye and Kerry Tovery, that provides services exclusively to special purposes Districts such as fresh water supply districts, water control & improvement districts, municipal utility districts and municipal management districts. Kerry Tovery is currently the lead bookkeeper for Denton County FWSD 1-B.
Kathi Dye started working in this industry with one district in 1993, and the company has since grown to represent more than 50 separate districts that are primarily located in North Texas, comprising about 10,000 homes and annual budgets for revenues and expenditures managed by the company averaging $50 million.