Peter Grojean


FOGC President

Peter Grojean is the founder and owner of Accessibility Unlimited, a company which helps ensure facilities in Texas are accessible to those even with disabilities. He was born into a naval family and had the opportunity to live all around the country growing up. At the Virginia Military Institute, he graduated with a degree in engineering and worked as a professional engineer in Houston and San Antonio for many years before opening up an architectural firm with two other partners. Currently his once-side project has turned into a career, as he focuses his attention on helping to ensure that facilities in Texas are accessible to all. Peter leads continuing education classes on the topic and acts as an expert witness when needed. His office is located in a re-purposed Quonset hut near the Pearl, which he had a hand in modernizing.

He became involved in Government Canyon after 2008. In addition to Government Canyon, Peter is on the board of the Accessibility Professionals Association, and was also on the board of the ARC of San Antonio.

Peter's interests include glider flying, archery, cycling, WWII movies, and stinky hound dogs.


Founder and Owner

Accessibility Unlimited

Billy Lambert

FOGC Vice President

Billy Lambert is the Director of French & Michigan in San Antonio, Texas. Lambert received his Bachelors and Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. From 2001-2008, Lambert taught in the architecture department of the university. Lambert previously worked at various architecture firms throughout San Antonio including Curtis Wunderlich, PE; Sprinkle Robey Architects, Dixie Watkins III + Associates, Poteet Architects, and Candid Rogers Architect.

In 2005, Lambert began his own professional work and studio, which eventually became known in 2013 as French & Michigan. Projects include residential, commercial, and landscape renovations and new buildings. Recently, Lambert expanded the studio to include a gallery and later a fabrication workshop. He also founded the Maxwell House program, an architecture residency for graduate students at the original location of his studio. Lambert is a board member of the Friends of Government Canyon and SAY Sí.

Carolyn Harris, CPA

FoGC Treasurer

Carolyn received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Macalester College and her MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. As a Certified Public Accountant, Carolyn serves part-time as McMillin Texas Homes’ Financial Consultant. Her professional career began as an Accounting Teacher at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Carolyn than later served as Gordon Hartman Homes’ Controller and the Vice President of Finance/Controller at McMillin Texas Homes.

Carolyn’s volunteer work includes serving as the Treasurer for Friends of Government Canyon, Hidden Forest Garden Club, and the Yalku Cai Condominiums in Akumal, Mexico.

Financial Consultant

McMillin Texas Homes

Jon Cutshall

FOGC Secretary

Jon Cutshall was born at Texas City, Texas in 1964.  Due to military connections, he lived primarily outside of Texas until 1971.  He lived in far south Texas until 1974 then moved to San Antonio for two years.  Through middle and high school he lived in New Braunfels, Texas.  He met his wife of almost 28 years, Wiede, during his college years at The University of Texas at Austin. During these years, opportunities to experience central Texas were when he first developed a love of the Hill Country, already having an appreciation for other parts of Texas and the world.  He is a 1988 graduate of UT Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (as is Wiede).  He started his career working at The Dee Howard Company (in San Antonio), and then accepted a position at Southwest Research Institute in 1989, where he is currently a Principal Engineer working in aircraft structural life assessment.

Jon and Wiede have been active volunteers with San Antonio Boosting Engineering Science & Technology (SABEST – an organization supporting a grade school robotics competition) since it began in 1994.  Jon is currently on the Board and Treasurer.  They are also active (since 2009) with the AIAA Design, Build, Fly - a collegiate aircraft competition.  He and Wiede have been active at Government Canyon State Natural Area since about 2003 as members of the Trail Patrol.  He has been on the Board of Friends of Government Canyon for two years.

Graham Beach, AIA

Graham is a native San Antonian who spent his formative years exploring the hills and valleys of his grandparent’s Hill Country Ranch. Those experiences instilled an appreciation of the Central Texas landscape, and an obligation to preserve it, conserve it, and enjoy it! As an enthusiastic outdoor recreationalist, he spends most of his free time with his lovely wife looking for a new trail to hike, stretch of river to paddle, or way to impart a love of nature to their 3 year old son. The remainder of his time is spent trying to craft buildings that are informed by their environment and bring people together.


John Beauchamp

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Mr. John Beauchamp currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Hixon Properties Incorporated (“HPI”). Mr. Beauchamp joined HPI in 1998 as a Development Manager. He has since been promoted to Vice President of Acquisitions & Development, an most recently to his current position. In his current capacity, Mr. Beauchamp is responsible for overseeing all acquisitions activity, as well as development and construction of the company’s projects. Prior to joining HPI, Mr. Beauchamp practiced real estate law with the firm of Cox & Smith Incorporated. His practice focused on the representation of lenders, real estate developers and investors.  


Mr. Beauchamp graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1990 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He earned a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994 and an MBA at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business in 2003. He has served, or currently serves, on the boards of several downtown San Antonio non-profit organizations, including Centro Alliance and Paseo del Rio Association. He is married with two children.



Chief Investment Officer

Hixon Properties Incorporated

Amanda Haas

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Amanda Haas is a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for building strong, interconnected community organizations and bringing untold stories to light. Her business UpWrite was founded in 2015, and serves dozens of nonprofit organizations each year through grant writing, marketing, and development services. Amanda grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and attended Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies, with a focus on nonfiction creative writing. She has been a lifelong nature enthusiast and is an avid hiker, camper, and backpacker.

Chief Wordsmith & Founder, UpWrite, LLC

Jeanette Reynolds

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Jeanette Reynolds is Partner Engagement Specialist at SA2020 - a nonprofit organization that drives progress toward a shared vision for a thriving San Antonio by reporting on community indicators, informing and activating the public, and aligning efforts toward the community’s goals. 

While not born in Texas, Jeanette got here as quick as she could... which wasn't terribly fast at all. A farm girl from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where her family has lived for more than 10 generations, Jeanette spent much of her childhood outside appreciating nature.

Before moving to San Antonio, Jeanette worked with earthday365 as Programs and Communication Director, where she was responsible for advancing its mission of cultivating environmental stewardship and engaging all sectors of the community in action to support a healthy and sustainable future; as well as, planning the second largest Earth Day celebration in the country - the St. Louis Earth Day Festival.

Jeanette has earned a BA in Communication from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and a MA in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in Falmer, England. She also served as an U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji 2006-2008, where she helped residents of a housing project establish a parent-led education advocacy group, which continues to operate today. 

Partner Engagement Specialist, SA2020

Patricia Schofield

Patricia Schofield, now retired, has a long standing interest in conservation and the outdoors and in symphonic music.  She served as Executive Director of the Mid-Texas Symphony from August 2008 - June 2014.  In 2007-08, she taught Non-Governmental Organizations Law as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Sofia University in Bulgaria.  Before moving to Bulgaria, she served as the San Antonio Symphony’s Grants Director and In-House Counsel from 2004-07.   Between 1985 and 2004, she practiced law in San Antonio with Drought, Drought, & Bobbitt and in Bucharest, Romania with Altheimer & Gray.  As a followup to her own Fulbright experience, she regularly serves on the panel screening Bulgarian applicants for Fulbright scholarships to the United States.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She graduated from the University of Texas School of Law (with honors, Order of the Coif) and the State University of New York (B.A., M.S.).  She served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and co-authored articles related to transacting business in Romania.  She enjoys camping and hiking and still plans, someday soon, to through hike the Appalachian Trail. 

Retired, Executive Director

Mid-Texas Symphony

Allen Sikes

Allen has been involved in the public and private construction industry for almost 25 years since he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He started his professional career as an officer in the Air Force while assigned to the Civil Engineering Squadron at Barksdale AFB and Randoph AFB.  He left the Air Force as a Captain and entered the private sector when he joined G.W. Mitchell, a San Antonio General Contractor, in 1999.  As the Senior Project Manager, Allen was responsible for over $63 million of diverse construction projects throughout San Antonio and the surrounding regions.  In 2005, Allen joined the real estate development team at the former Pearl Brewery where he has served as their Design and Construction Manager overseeing the design and construction of over 1.5 million square feet of commercial and residential space.  Since 2005, Pearl has been completely transformed from an industrial site shut down in 2002 to a vibrant urban center with local retail, office, 433 apartments, 19 restaurants, 4 bars, a world class culinary school, event venues, and Hotel Emma—a 146 room, boutique hotel rated #3 in the nation last year. 

Design and Construction Manager

Silver Ventures

Debi Weissling


Debi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Multidisciplinary Science from the University of the Incarnate Word.  Debi taught middle and high school science for 15 years before becoming a Secondary Science Specialist for Northside ISD.  She then became the Director of STEM initiatives and GE2MS, a math/science teaching program, at the University of Texas at San Antonio. After formally retiring, she continues to serve as a Field Supervisor and mentor for teachers seeking their Texas certification. Debi joined the Friends of Government Canyon Activities Committee in 2014 as the program reservationist and is presently serving on the Friends of Government Canyon Board of Directors.

Debi has been camping, exploring nature and rock hunting for as long as she can remember.  Her love for nature has spilled over into Government Canyon where she sometimes can be found in the fee booth, the dinosaur tracks (her passion) or leading hikes and children’s programs.  Debi and her husband, Dan, enjoy genealogy and traveling in their tiny teardrop trailer.  Debi and Dan feel especially lucky to have their six grandchildren all in San Antonio where they can expose them to the joys of nature.

Dan Weissling

Dan Weissling has been an active member of the Friends of Government Canyon Board of Directors since 2012, and is currently serving as the Board’s Vice President.  Dan joined the Board after retirement from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), where he was employed for 34 years.  With degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in both Zoology/Pre-Med and Mechanical Engineering, Dan’s experience included mechanical engineering design, project management, and general management.  He was a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas, and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP).  Dan worked as a Department Director and Program Director during the last ten years of his career at SwRI.

Dan and his wife Debi, a retired educator, have resided in San Antonio for almost 40 years.  They enjoy having their three children, and six grandchildren, living nearby.  Debi is the event reservationist for the Activities Committee at Government Canyon, coordinating many of the public events held there.  With his strong love of nature and the outdoors, Dan actively supports Government Canyon, both as a Board member and as a volunteer for many of their activities.