Zet Baer

Zet Baer, CFEE, is currently serving as Interim Executive Director of the King William Association. Zet served as Manager of the King William Fair from 2008 - 2017 and continues to consult with the Fair staff.

Her B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin has been supplemented by numerous art courses over the years. Her interest in life-long learning and the sustainability of nonprofits has brought her through several areas of professional training. Zet is a Certified Festival and Event Executive through the International Festival and Events Association, and she has obtained the Nonprofit Management Certification from Our Lady of the Lake University and the Social Media Communications Certification for Nonprofit Organizations from the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word through her work with the San Antonio Area Foundation. In 2017 the Texas Festivals & Events Association awarded her the Carson T. Watt Professional of the Year at their annual conference. Zet is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador and a World Heritage Ambassador who loves to share the heart and soul of beautiful San Antonio with others.

In addition to her work with the King William neighborhood, Zet is the Creative Director and Co-Founder the Celebration Circle with her husband, Rudi Harst. Together they are deeply committed to the process of building community through creative expression. This is best expressed in the way they have supported their son, Mateo, as he has grown into a compassionate and loving man. 

 

 

Monika was born in Corpus Christi and grew up in Portland, just over the harbor bridge. She graduated from Gregory-Portland High School and attended Texas A&I University majoring in elementary education. She also attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi where she trained to be a dental assistant. “That’s where I developed my passion for dentistry,” Monika says.

“I started out as a dental assistant then moved to the front desk where I was trained to become the office manager. I’ve managed dental offices in Corpus Christi, New Braunfels and San Antonio. After fifteen years in the field of dentistry, I decided to try something new so I worked as an office manager for a local document shredding company for seven years.”

“After a year off to be with my ailing mother, I decided it was time to get back to work - which brings me to this job which I adore. The office staff, board members and neighbors have made me feel so welcome; it’s a delight to work here. My strong points are my organizational and communication skills, plus I think I always have a positive attitude which I hope spreads to others.”

“I have been married ten wonderful years to a great Christian man, David Moad. I’ve had a very blessed life. David and I are huge dog lovers, especially Boxers - we currently have two sweet baby girls, Franny and Stella. I enjoy spending time with my family – my parents and brother still live in Portland in the home where I grew up. I try to visit them often. I love traveling, especially to Las Vegas. I love gardening, going to concerts and eating good food. I’m also active in my church and a member of Saint Gerard’s Guild at Saint Pius X Catholic Church.”

Monika’s energy, enthusiasm and ready smile are a definite asset to the Association.