Heights Park Neighborhood Association Board
Erika Usie, President: Erika was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has lived in Richardson since 2013. She and her husband, Wayne, have three children, Isla, Clark and Frankie. Whether they are at the park, or walking their dog, Freya, they love to be out and about in the community meeting their neighbors. In her free time, Erika enjoys baking, painting and date-nighting at Alamo Drafthouse.
Jeff Davis, Vice President: Jeff has lived in Richardson for 30 years and in Heights Park for the last 25. Raised in Massachusetts, he received his B.F.A. from R.I.T. in Rochester, NY, and moved to Dallas to pursue photography. He has been shooting ever since and 20 years ago acquired his own photography studio near downtown Dallas. He enjoys architectural as well as advertising and magazine work. He loves woodworking and uses his love for personal home projects and home rehabs right here in Richardson. He and his wife, Bonnie, have lived on Gentle Drive since 1995.
Stephen Springs, Civics Chair: Stephen is a husband, father of two, and an architect. He moved into the neighborhood in 2000. His wife, Karen, grew up in Richardson, and they love raising their family here. Favorite neighborhood attributes are the outstanding neighbors/friends and Heights Park. They spend plenty of time there with their daughter and son, critters, and friends. He is also on the City of Richardson Parks Commission.
Bonnie Kudlicki, Publications Chair: Bonnie’s family relocated from Chicago to Richardson in 1970. Her parents were the second owners of the home they purchased for the family on Gentle Drive. Now she and her husband Jeff live in that home along with their furry friends, Kady Bird and Lyndon. Bonnie attended Richardson High School. She has a B.F.A. in Design Communications and works as an Art Director/Designer for an event production company. She has a passion for the performing arts, especially dance and theatre. Leisure time activities include yoga, acting and organic gardening.
Justin Duncan, Treasurer: Justin grew up north of Richardson in Whitesboro, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in accounting and tax, he has worked in the financial services industry for the past 10 years. He moved to Heights Park in 2013 with his wife, Mallory, who also serves on the association board. Justin has two young children, Grant and Emmy, and enjoys spending time outside in our city’s parks with them. He is most excited to help serve our community and meet more of the people who call Heights Park home.
Mallory Duncan, Membership Chair: Mallory grew up in Whitesboro, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, she worked in human resources and then taught special education for five years before staying home with her two children, Emmy and Grant. She and her husband Justin bought their home in Heights Park in 2013 because of its great proximity to everything and the amazing neighborhood. You can find the Duncans at the Y, the park or the library. Mallory is most excited about getting to know more people in the neighborhood and continuing to make it a great place to live!
Erynn Shipley, Secretary: Erynn has lived in Heights Park with her husband Blake for 12 years. Since moving to the neighborhood they have had three kids. They love Heights Park and the many friends they have made through the years. They attend Watermark Community Church. As a board member, Erynn is excited to be more involved with the neighborhood.
Jeff Jackson, Social Chair: Jeff was born in Dallas and grew up in North Carolina. After graduating from Western Carolina University, he moved back to Dallas and met his wife, Lauren. They moved into Heights Park at the beginning of 2016 and became very close with their neighbors which became the notorious “Greenleaf Gang.” He works for the City of Richardson in the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau helping bring business to the City. He’s very passionate of the growth of our City and neighborhood. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sporting events, playing golf, bicycling, and relaxing with his wife and their dog, Margo.
Robert Tracy, Social Media and Web Services Chair: Robert grew up in Garland, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and spent about a dozen years working as an editor for newspapers across the state and country, including The Dallas Morning News. He moved to the neighborhood in 2014. He is a senior web content editor for The University of Texas at Dallas. He and his wife, Amy, are avid runners, cyclists and hikers who appreciate the city’s green spaces.
Lynda Leverett, Environmental Chair