Stan began volunteering at St Augustine in about 2016. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in January 2012, and learned about the volunteer opportunity through a Parkinson’s exercise program.
Stan grew up in Killeen Texas and attended Abilene Christion University. He retired from Texas state government in 2002, after 10 years as Chief of Staff for the Texas Department of insurance. Prior to that he had spent 10 years at the Texas Attorney General’s office where he served as Deputy Attorney General for Administration overseeing Budget and Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, and State Child Support Enforcement divisions. He had also worked for the Texas State Comptroller’s Office, where he served as Deputy Comptroller overseeing the Budget and Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, and State Revenue Estimating divisions.
He lives with his wife Ann in Austin. In spite of his Parkinson’s disease, he remains very active. He exercises five days a week, with workouts consisting of strength and balance, and boxing. He believes that the key to keeping Parkinson’s at bay is exercise. In addition to a full schedule of volunteer activities, he is also an avid live music fan. You can find him and his wife at one of Austin’s many live music venues.