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David & Rebecca’s story is unique and each of their stories parallel in many ways. David & Rebecca first met in 1988 when they were both involved in an inner-city church outreach program serving youth and young adults as well as working to serve and address the inner-city gang violence in East Austin in the late 80s. After a two-year friendship, they then married in the Spring of 1990 and started their journey together as a family. David enjoyed a ten-year career in the high-tech industry in Austin and Rebecca entered into government public service working under three Texas Icons: Ann Richards, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and George W. Bush. Then in 2001 when Governor Bush was elected President, their family moved to Washington DC so that Rebecca and David could serve under President Bush’s during his first term.

In 2005, they returned to Austin and shortly after started their non-profit initiatives by establishing LaunchPad, alongside venturing into multiple business enterprises. Today Rebecca spearheads AvantGarde LLC, a management consulting firm that employs 120 team members serving in Texas and eight other states including the Washington DC area.

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Their impactful journey and outreach efforts have garnered recognition in numerous magazines and media outlets. Notably, their mentoring program earned spotlight features in both Forbes and Fortune magazines, underscoring the significant impact of their endeavors.

Today, David & Rebecca have been married for 33+ years and live in the Austin, Texas area. Their children and grandchildren have all been connected to their outreach initiatives and have served in various ways through the LaunchPad programs.  


David and Rebecca’s triumphant personal story was recently shared in Rebecca’s best-selling book LostGirl “From the hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur” (available here)


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