What is your current occupation (or where do you attend school), and what does that involve?
"Systems Administrator/Wal-mart Distribution"
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"Sunday ‘fun-day’ bbq's with the family, tubing, and Mud-Fest"
What city and state were you born in?
Who are the members of your immediate family?
"My husband Kenny, sons: Colby & Caleb Mueller Kaeleb & Klayton Manning, daughter: Trinity Manning grandbabies: Brady & Lila Mueller, daughter in law: Taylor Wood"
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"The death of my Mom (Ann May) at such an early age. She was only 45 when she passed. She missed so much and we've missed sharing life with her."
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"WOW! Sorry, babe. I have an intense crush on Leroy Jetrho Gibbs/NCIS. If I can't watch, it's on the the DVR. Movies? My favorites are oldies like Hope Floats and The Devil Wears Prada."
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc…)?
"I'll listen to just about anything, but I'm a softie for a close dance to country music. We usually try to make any dance that Clint Taft & The Buckwild Band are playing. It's a great time and it's something that we can do as a family."
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant?
"I try to support as many local businesses as possible. I am a Seguin native and would love to see Seguin continue to grow and prosper. I am particularly excited about the revitalization of downtown. I can't wait to see what other great things/businesses can join Gift & Gourmet, Sweet Treats,etc."
What is something folks may not really know about you?
"My family on my mother’s side (Schulz) helped to build Seguin -- from the churches to the fire stations to the schools. If you look at the signage on the Power Plant & Koennecke for example, you will see the Schulz name. I am extremely proud of my heritage."
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or dead) -excluding immediate living family members - who would they be?
"First of all, I would have Kenny BBQ. His brisket is simply the best. Guests? My Grandfather, Herman ‘Tex’ Schulz. I'd like for him to see how his family and his community have grown. I think that he'd be proud of his children, his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, his great great grandchildren and their accomplishments. He would also be pleased to see the way that Seguin has thrived and continues to do so. My Mom, Louise Ann ‘Sissy’ Schulz May. She and I would swap recipes and stories, and she'd be able to meet Brady & Lila. My heart would be full. My best friend, Lori Dale Young & her son Reese. I miss them terribly, the opportunity to share one more day with them would be amazing. The strength that they had is an inspiration to us all. Finally, if I had to choose another Jacqueline Kennedy. Her strength, poise and grace should be used as examples for all young women."
What are your roles in the community?
" I am first and foremost and wife, mother, and MiMi."
What are this proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"My proudest moments are the the births of my children and grandbabies. To have healthy successful children is my greatest accomplishment."
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"Our ability to reinvent ourselves, to give new life to old buildings and business. It makes me proud to know that all the things that my grandfather wished for decades ago are now coming to life."
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"The people -- we are a diverse group that continues to find ways to work together, to encourage one another. We take those opportunities to build our dreams and make our wishes come true, not only for ourselves, but for the betterment of the community."
What are your future plans?
"To continue to help my husband chase his dreams through his ventures (Kan't Get Right Off Road & KWM Contracting), to raise and encourage my children and grandbabies to be the best that they can be, to watch my family grow. At some point, retire and open Sparkle & Sass. A little kitchy boutique -- maybe downtown?"