Josephine Botello Garcia
Josie is a native San Antonian and third generation resident of the King William neighborhood. Her grandmother purchased the original family home in the early 1940s, and her father, Marco Botello, was a charter member of the King William Association. Josie is the eldest of six and she and four of her siblings reside in the neighborhood, within a block of each other.
Josie has been in banking all her career, spending 18 years at Bank of America and its predecessors, working in the international, professional and executive and treasury departments. In 2001 she joined Sterling Bank, working in the commercial lending area. Currently she is a lending assistant with BB&T (Branch Banking & Trust Co.), the second employee hired in San Antonio by this corporation, new to our market.
Josie enjoys getting together with her family and friends at the drop of a hat – loves to travel, is passionate about traditional Mexican food and culture and is a dedicated supporter of local establishments and events. Josie would love to see the charm of King William to remain constant, and would like to focus on continuing to make this a great place to live and the envy of the rest of our city. Last, but not least, Josie says, “GO SPURS GO!”
Beth and her husband Rich moved to King William in 2008. Beth grew up near Lake Erie and Rich in New Mexico, but they consider San Antonio their hometown as they’ve lived here for 39 years. Beth worked all her adult life for the U.S. Air Force in various professional administrative positions, and retired in July after 40 years of service. A life-long runner, Beth’s 3-mile King William route goes up and down the streets of the Acequia Madre side of the neighborhood. She added weight lifting and yoga to her exercise routine about 10 years ago.
Beth served as a KWA Treasurer from 2009-2011, and has also been Chair of Finance, Building & Grounds. She’s been a chair for one of the homes on the KWA Home Tour four times, and 2015 is Beth’s fifth year as the KWA Grant Program manager.
Charlotte has resided in the Herman Froebel house on S. Main Avenue since December, 2012. She currently works in educational publishing, but has a background in archaeology. This penchant for digging things up has led to two of her hobbies: gardening and hunting down old archaeological survey reports that detail the history of the King William area. Charlotte and her partner, James Rodriguez, can regularly be seen strolling around King William with their German shepherd, Sirius. Sirius also has a penchant for digging things up. Charlotte’s goal as a board member is to improve the livability of the neighborhood while protecting its culture and history.
Phil has resided in King William since 2014 when he and his wife, Suzan, bought a house on Stieren Street. Phil hails from Manchester, UK and arrived in the U.S. in 2005 via Spain, where he met Suzan, who is from Midland, Texas. Phil works as an engineer for a San Antonio-based employee-owned company, providing consulting services to companies globally on how to manage catastrophic risk in industry. The Parsons initially resided in the Keystone historic neighborhood district, where he and Suzan were actively involved in the neighborhood association. They were drawn to King William for its vibrant neighborhood, shady streets and abundance of activities along the Mission Reach. He is looking forward to serving on the KWA board, identifying and resolving issues in the neighborhood in an effort to ensure the neighborhood is safe and enjoyable. Phil is a big advocate of the KW Fair and has served as Beverage Chair for the last two years. And - Phil and Suzan are proud to announce a new addition to the neighborhood: their baby girl, Stella!