The EPIC Leadership Council is a vital part of Hill Country Conservancy’s mission. Each year, members of the EPIC program serve on a Leadership Council to aide in developing the experience activities schedule, lunch-and-learn topic selection, membership retention, and at the end of the year, select which HCC projects in which to invest net revenues raised through the EPIC program and distribute funds to. Hill Country Conservancy has learned an important lesson since the start of the EPIC program: young professionals will become more engaged in the HCC mission, and stay engaged for a longer amount of time when they are able to see tangible (and measurable) results from their personal philanthropy.

The Leadership Council members receive an inside perspective regarding conservation initiatives regionally both politically and on the ground conservation projects. Each member is required to co-chair a committee to support outreach and events for the EPIC program and HCC in general.

Madeline Enos

LC Board Chair

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Madeline Enos is the 2017 EPIC Leadership Council Chair and has been a member and HCC supporter for 5 years. She is a Texas Conservation Corps aluma, and currently works in digital marketing and media relations at Software Advice, a Gartner Company. She has a passion for the outdoors, and loves taking her dog Violet Crown Trail, spending time on historic ranches, and enjoying the beautiful swimming holes of central Texas.

Stephanie Daul

Finance Guru

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Stephanie Daul is a Senior Analyst with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas where she is responsible for performing underwriting and due diligence on global real estate investments across all property types. Stephanie holds a BBA in Finance from Texas State University. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Program, ULI Driverless Car Working Group and is a CFA Level III Candidate.

Brian Deitch

Marketing Chair

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Brian Deitch serves on the 2017 EPIC Leadership Council and has supported and participated in HCC and EPIC since 2011. Brian loves spending time in the Texas Hill Country, whether its chasing his labrador retreiver down the Violet Crown Trail, scaling the limestone at Reimer's Ranch and the Barton Creek Greenbelt, or finding a new swimming hole.

Scott Fehrenkamp

Membership Chair

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Scott, an Austin native, grew up hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt and other recreational opportunities in the Hill Country area. When not volunteering as the EPIC Leadership Council Membership Chair, Scott works in mortgage lending at Amplify Credit union, but can also be found hiking, biking, seeing live music, and enjoying all that is Austin. He has been involved with the EPIC program for years and has helped create a dynamic, evolving, and influential team of emerging leaders.

Justin Lindabury

Lunch & Learn/Outreach Chair

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An integral part of TBG Partners’ Austin office since 2006, Justin serves as a Project Manager for a wide variety of project types and plays a leadership role in guiding his teams through all stages of project development. A native of Naples, Florida and an LSU alumnus, Justin is passionate about community involvement and enhancing our communities in a thoughtful, sustainable manner.

Eddie Thomas

Violet Crown Trail Liaison

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Eddie Thomas is the 2017 Violet Crown Trail Liaison and has been a supporter of HCC for over five years, and has supported EPIC as a Leadership Council Member for the past four years and just can't get enough! Eddie works in sustainable development and hopes to deepen our connection with the natural world through his professional and private work. He has a passion for outdoor adventure sports, bowhunting, food, travel, heritage ranch lands and swimming holes. He would love to own and operate his own sustainable ranching facility in the near future and has plans in the works to do just that! Come hang out with EPIC, lets talk!

Sarah Weisfeld

Internal Communications Chair

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Sarah is a native Texan and fell in love with community and the Hill Country while attending summer camp as a kid at Echo Hill Ranch. She attended University of Arizona, and after seven months of backpacking through South America she returned to Texas where she now works for the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin. Sarah loves all things nature, from teaching and education to rock climbing and camping. In her free time, when she’s not outside or traveling, she enjoys cooking, especially making vegan/gluten free desserts, Farmer’s Markets, writing, and being creative. Sarah is also a massage therapist and enjoys helping people live holistically. This is Sarah’s second year on EPIC Leadership Council.