Heights Park Neighborhood Association Board
Janet DePuy, President: Janet is a longtime Richardson resident with a special fondness for the Heights Park neighborhood. Being a Realtor, she understands the importance of neighborhood integrity. She is a commissioner on the Richardson City Plan Commission. In her free time, she likes to read, travel and paint.
Erika Bode Usie, President-Elect: 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.
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.
Robbie Robison, Treasurer: Robbie has lived in her home on Greenleaf for over 30 years. Her family moved to Richardson when she was 7 years old, and she attended Heights Elementary in second and third grades. She graduated from Richardson High School in 1967. She enjoys cooking, working crossword puzzles and decorating. She is a settlement manager for Southwest Securities, a financial institution in downtown Dallas. She has two wonderful grown sons.
Lynda Leverett, Environmental Chair
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.
Melanie Brown, Social Chair: Melanie and family have lived in Richardson for 12 years. She and husband Steve have two daughters who graduated from Richardson High School. She works with Steve at their company Browngraphics, which designs and fabricates Architectural Signage. She is a graduate of Leadership Richardson and her hobbies include travel and beading.
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, Koko and Kady Bird. 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.
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.