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Dan Gaubatz

Superintendent

Dan was kind enough to write his own bio, so I’ll let him do the talking:

I was born in San Antonio, Texas. My early years were high-lit by summers spent traveling with family. Our summer plans often included float trips on a variety of the hill countries’ rivers. There was always a trip planned, whether it was going to the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum of Natural History, the Nimitz Navel Museum in Fredericksburg, the Ft. Davis and Big Bend National Parks, the Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Monuments, or The Sam Houston Memorial near Huntsville - all great destinations to be discovered. I still enjoy traveling.

For a few years, we lived in the piney woods of East Texas. We pulled the boat behind a camper, we fished and camped on some of the best largemouth bass fishing lakes in Texas - Lake Livingston, Lake Fork, and Toledo Bend. I love to fish to this day.

I finished high school in Denver, Colorado. I spent the winters skiing at Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain. I was class president my Sophomore year. I lettered on the Tennis team my Junior year, and I helped the team to win the State Championship Football game my Senior year. I graduated in the top 25% of my class of 700+. I still play Tennis and enjoy college and pro football today.

I went to college in Austin, Texas and studied Urban Land Development, in the Business School. My third year, I lived downtown on 6th street, above a piano bar. I enjoyed great live music,  great food, and too much alcohol. There was no senior year. Today, I Still enjoy live music and great food, but I rarely drink. I’d like to think I’m smarter now, but I did just purchase a new iPhone. Technology can be humbling.

I currently live in New Braunfels, Texas. I still fish whenever and wherever I can. I’ll still go for a float trip every now and again, and even though golf isn’t my strong suit, I’ll get out for 18 holes here and there.

I enjoy going to the Gruen Hall for live country music and watching professional football on my big screen tv. A couple fun facts are that I have a state issued Nurserymen’s License and I’m a member of a Texas Citrus Coop, and that I own a Nursery in South Texas that grows baby orange trees where we supply to the Texas Citrus Industry.

I spend a typical day in gratitude, my favorite place to be is in peace, and I love cookies, Tex-Mex food, chocolate covered raisins, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.