Ryan Schnoke

Ryan Schnoke

My name is Ryan Schnoke and I am a candidate for the FORHA Board of Directors.  My family moved to Fair Oaks Ranch from San Antonio in November of 2016 to the Front Gate neighborhood.  My wife Cristina is a teacher at Brandies High School.  My 16-year-old daughter Isabel is a Junior at Champion High School, and my 12-year-old daughter Sofia is an 8th grader at Boerne Middle School South. 

I have worked at Wells Fargo for almost 29 years where I am a Vice President/Business Systems Consultant in the Distribution Strategies Group.  I started as a Teller and became a Branch Manager in Kansas, and subsequently managed several departments at the San Antonio campus.  I have a BBA in Information Systems from The University of the Incarnate Word and will begin working on my Master of Science in Business Analytics at UTSA this Fall.  I regularly volunteer at Oak Hills church and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and facilitate a class called Empowered to Connect that is designed to help foster and adoptive parents better understand and connect with their foster and/or adoptive children. 

Prior to moving to Fair Oaks Ranch, I lived in the nearby Crownridge neighborhood and served on the Crownridge of Texas Owners Association (COTOA), serving as President for 3 years.  COTOA consists of several sub-associations as well as Single and Multi-Family residences, and Retail and Commercial entities within the Association.  When I began on the COTOA Board, there was significant conflict between the Board and the residents and I began working to overcome these issues.  In my years as President I received many thanks from previously disgruntled residents for ensuring that the Board communicated regularly, acted transparently, and fulfilled its role in a proper fiduciary manner, putting the wants and needs of association members ahead of any personal agendas. 

As I have observed the FORHA BOD, I see many of the same issues that I encountered with COTOA before joining their Board.  I believe it is in everyone’s best interests to have a FORHA Board and membership that work productively together to accomplish common goals.  I believe that very few FORHA members want to continue to see annual dues increases, especially for projects that do not seem to be completely aligned with many FORHA members wishes.  Through communication, integrity, and transparency we can have a better FORHA organization; one that meets the needs of FORHA members, while maintaining fiscal restraint.

I respectfully ask for your support and vote.