Board of Directors
Dale Quisenberry - Chairperson
Jim Mustacchia - Chair Elect
Russell Young - Past Chairperson
Russell Young is Senior Vice President at CBRE's Austin Office Occupier Practice Group. He has 15 years of tenant advisory experience with a focus on technology and law firm office users. Prior to CBRE, Russell was a top producer at JLL and Commercial Texas, LLC. Russell has consistently been recognized as a “Heavy Hitter”, Tenant Representation, by the Austin Business Journal, having completed more than 300 transactions totaling more than four million square feet of space in Austin. He has served as board president for the Thinkery and acted as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Russell holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas.
Jason Lippman - Treasurer
Jason Lippman is the Executive Vice President at Far West Capital. Jason is responsible for new business development and establishing referral partner relationships. Prior to joining Far West Capital, Jason founded HomeTex Enterprises, LLC, a real estate investment, brokerage and property management company, and continues to manage a diversified portfolio of residential real estate investments in Texas. Jason also co-founded and was CEO of Mirabella Estates, an exclusive alternative to second home ownership for high net worth individuals. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer for internet start-up Mall.com and was principally responsible for raising over $7.5M in equity capital. Prior to his entrepreneur experiences, Jason worked as a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen in their business consulting division, focusing on strategic cost saving initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Jason has a B.A. in Business Administration and a MPA from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to Spirit Reins, he serves on the board of Central Texas RMA.
Matthew Thompson - Secretary
Mathew is the Senior Regional Counsel- Texas at KB Home. In addition to serving on Spirit Reins' Board of Directors, he is involved with Volunteer Legal Services, Metropolitan Breakfast Club, Pflugerville Education Foundation and Meals on Wheels. Mathew has a B.S. from Florida State University and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
Peter Eckert - Director
Peter Eckert is regarded as a true UX design visionary and one of the best UX design leaders in the world by top global companies. As Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder of projekt202, Peter is responsible for helping businesses develop and establish meaningful company-wide experience strategies through understanding their audiences and customers better than ever before. Under Peter’s guidance, projekt202 builds emotionally rich and intuitive solutions that enable customers and end-users to access the full potential of technology in today’s connected world.
Peter has helped many Fortune 500 companies implement user experience strategies into their organizations, changing the way products are envisioned, designed and built. He has directed projekt202’s efforts for SAP, Charles Schwab, PayPal, Sabre, Motorola, Dell, Samsung, Crossmark, Microsoft, Agresso, Thomson Financials, The Tribune Company, LeGrand, Logitech, Deloitte, Mercedes, Capital One, Amazon, Expedia, AT&T, Cognizant, eBay, Southwest Airlines, Kronos, Teleflora, TicketNetwork and many more.
Peter has helped projekt202 grow into a globally-recognized, multimillion-dollar company. Prior to co-founding projekt202, Peter was Creative Director at frogdesign, leading the company’s Austin studio for five years.
Jean Vestri - Director
Kelly Sampley - Director
Kelly Sampley is a fundraising and communications professional. She has over 15 years experience in public affairs and government relations, focusing on issue advocacy, fundraising, message development and outreach for clients engaged in shaping public policy. For eight years, Kelly operated a fundraising and event management practice. She has built and managed successful high-yield fundraising campaigns, increased individual, foundation and corporate donor support, and produced numerous large and small-scale events to support clients’ goals. Prior to opening her own practice, she was Vice-President of State Legislative Affairs for a financial services company supervising legislative and regulatory affairs for 17 states.
An Austinite for 21 years and community volunteer, Kelly has served on the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Board of Directors for 11 years. During her term as President, she successfully finalized a 100 yr public/private partnership between the non-profit and the City of Austin. She recently joined the Spirit Reins Board of Directors. She is Sponsorship Chair for South Austin Baseball, Gala Chair for St. Francis School and oversees an exploratory committee for a new cultural district in Austin. She is also an alumni of Leadership Austin’s Essential class of 2014.
Dr. Kim Arlinghaus - Director
Dr. Arlinghaus is a board-certified general adult psychiatrist with a wealth of experience as a clinician, educator, administrator, and leader. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1982 with highest honor. She then attended Baylor College of Medicine, receiving her medical degree in 1986 with honor. Dr. Arlinghaus completed a general adult psychiatry residency in 1990 at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Program. In her first 21 years of practice, Dr. Arlinghaus developed expertise in consultation/liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy in the Texas Medical Center. She then returned to the Austin area in 2011 where she now enjoys a thriving private practice.