Dr. Darren Geyer
was born in El Paso,TX and grew up in a military family. He was raised
mostly in Richardson, Texas. His extended family are all from
Dr. Geyer enjoys hiking, camping, music, cooking, and Italian culture. He is married to Tracy and has 3 children. He has special interest in diabetes care and sports medicine.
Nikhil Kumar is currently Vice President of Technology Delivery at Blackbaud, focused on driving solutions for nonprofits. He’s spent the last several years working across a wide variety of industries from Retail and Financial Services to Transportation and Telecommunications always with a passion for driving business value through the application of technology solutions. Prior to Blackbaud, Nikhil led global Technical Services at Bazaarvoice, responsible for all client implementations and product support. Prior to this, he was with National Instruments heading ni.com, data warehouse, and architecture teams. Earlier in his career, Nikhil spent many years in the consulting and IT space with an occasional start-up in the mix to spice things up.
Outside of work, Nikhil’s time is focused on his family, which is primarily consumed by his two daughters, Priya and Reena. Any remaining time is spent immersed in Austin’s music scene, taking advantage of area trails, traveling when possible, and supporting the local food ecosystem.
Kelley Burrus is an independent corporate event planner specializing in conferences and incentive programs.
As a farmers' market groupie, she looks forward to lending her support to ensure the mission of the SFC movement continues for decades.
Kareem T. Hajjar is a member of Hajjar Sutherland Peters & Washmon LLP’s transactional group and whose work thus far includes representation of clients in complex real estate transactions, drafting purchase and sale agreements for raw land and income-producing properties, negotiating and drafting commercial lease agreements and escrow agreements, drafting restrictive covenants, condominium associations and other development documents, drafting commercial loan packages, the planning and formation of business entities, including corporations, special purpose entities, partnerships and limited liability companies, and the planning and drafting of securities offerings for real estate developments, oil and gas ventures, and bar and restaurant concepts.
Mr. Hajjar’s bar and restaurant law practice includes the representation of over 300 bars and restaurants located primarily throughout Texas and includes the formation of corporate entities, real estate acquisition and leasing, zoning and other land use and municipal issues, trademark acquisitions, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission permit acquisition, employment agreements, mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations to private offerings of debt and equity securities, venture capital transactions and contract negotiations.
We would also like to welcome Austin Chief Sustainability Officer, Lucia Athens, to our Advisory Council!