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Heather Cook, Advisor

Heather Cook has served as Assistant District Attorney for the city of Houston since 2012.  Born in Enid, Oklahoma, she came to Texas as fast as she could, moving to Fort Worth at age 2, and to Houston at age 4.  Aside from her short time in Oklahoma and college years in San Antonio, she has lived in the Houston area.  She graduated from Cypress Creek High School in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and earned a Biology degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  In her past life before having her own children, Heather worked as an AMS certified Montessori elementary school teacher and school administrator.  After having her first child she volunteered for six years with La Leche League Int’l., running a local support group for nursing mothers in northwest Houston and serving as an annual conference registrar.  Prior to attending law school, Heather and her husband, Jason, volunteered as guardian’s ad litem for Child Advocates, Inc., for approximately six years.  She was also a Girl Scout member, volunteer, and Cookie Mom. Heather describes herself as a “mid-life crisis” lawyer, because she attended law school full time, worked multiple part-time jobs, and earned a law degree in 2011 with the support of her very patient husband, Jason, and their three daughters.  Since 2014 she and her family have volunteered for Navidad en el Barrio, a non-profit organization primarily focused on providing disadvantaged Houston area children with a Christmas they might not otherwise have.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors. Heather’s life and career have long focused on the needs of children and community, and she looks forward to continuing that service through the great works of Inspiring Hands and the IH Award Selection Committee.

 

Tom Fulton, Advisor

Mr. Tom Fulton serves as the President of InterMoor, Inc. Mr. Fulton has over twenty five years’ experience in the offshore oil & gas industry including design and installation of mooring systems, as well as general marine operations. During his previous tenure as Vice President of Engineering & Projects at InterMoor and Technip Offshore Moorings, he has been extensively involved with research, development and implementation of new mooring technology. Mr. Fulton graduated with a BS degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1987. He is a registered Professional Engineer.

John Kauffman, Advisor

In 1976 John H. Kauffman III started in the fire sprinkler industry working at the same company as his father and uncle. In late 1977 he moved to Houston and has been in the fire sprinkler business here ever since. In 2006 he and his son Conor founded Kauffman Company. His background in design, sales and management has been across several companies. He was a founding member of the Texas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, served as an instructor at the Texas A&M Fireman’s Training School, been an adviser to the State Fire Marshal, served on the Advisory Board of the Houston Chapter of the AGC, is currently serving as a director of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and works continuously to promote the life safety aspects of fire sprinklers across our community.

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