A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to uplifting our Homeless Veterans through temporary housing and skills training.

Samantha Amsberry

Social Media Manager


     Sam is our Social Media Manager with more than 10 years of experience in social media. She worked for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in learning and development, program management, employee engagement, and communications
     After 13 years at HP, she left to pursue her passion for non-profits and her community.  Although not a veteran herself, she has many relatives that are veterans, including her father, who served in the Army. She considers herself a compassionate person who wants to see others succeed, especially our veterans, who worked so hard to protect us. She is also on the advisory board for the software company, Door Space, Inc., and volunteers with other organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Rebuilding Together.


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Caleb Williams


Chief Development Officer, U.S. Veteran


     Caleb is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and is currently a commissioned officer in the Texas Army National Guard. Caleb is the Office Manager of the National Guard Association of Texas and the Program Director/Grant Manager of the Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation.

     Caleb lost his home in Hurricane Katrina in 2005 while residing in Pass Christian, Mississippi and knows the impact of such a life event. He was later awarded as one of the "Heroes of the Hurricane" for his organization and community effort to bring assistance from all over the globe to rebuild houses and put Military/ Law Enforcement back in their homes. He is committed to working for Service Members and Veterans, which he does through outreach, legislation, association, and volunteerism.

Caleb has his undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Theology; he is currently completing an M.B.A and an Executive Leadership program through the Texas Society of Association Executives.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS


Chairman of the Board, Founder, CEO & Project Manager, U.S. Veteran

     “Being a Veteran of two services (Navy & Air Force), and having nearly lost my own home at one time in my life, I have strong empathy for the homeless veterans. These heroes come home from war and are being discharged into an environment where jobs are hard to come by. Without a good income, it isn’t long before their landlord shows them the street, and if they don’t have a family or friend support group, they end up living under a bridge and eating out of a dumpster. What do you suppose that does to their pride, their self-image? I feel we have a obligation to these men and women. At first I had in mind simply building affordable housing for homeless veterans, but as I researched what others were doing for this demographic, I discovered that it seemed no one was doing the whole package. Some would provide shelter, some food, others job training, etc.  
​ "In order to minimize maintenance costs we chose to build with reinforced concrete. The monolithic Dome design promises to provide not only a structure that can withstand strong winds, but is also very efficient in use of electricity. Because of these features, and others, we will be able to provide homes rent free, utilities paid and furnished to those who have served our country honorably and have no income, while they get the training they need to get the jobs they deserve. Only that can restore the pride they felt while in uniform.”

vETERAN SUPPORT

The bond that is created through the service of your Country is a powerful force. 2 of our board members are Veterans themselves, and we hope to continue that service.

HOMELESSNESS

There are few greater tragedies than the fact that we let our fellow humans go starving and homeless, all because they hit some bad luck or made a few mistakes.

Les Lobdell


Vice Chairman of the Board, CFO & Licensed Investment Co​unselor, ​U.S. Veteran


     Les serves Homes4Vets as our Treasurer.  He is a Vietnam Vet who witnessed and was subjected to the denigration our troops suffered upon returning from that war.  After a Divorce and a bout with homelessness, he used his G.I.Bill benefits to get an education in Biochemistry, which led to employment with Corning Biomedical and St. John’s Hospital, where he developed the bioluminescent technique often seen on shows like CSI.  
 He has taught courses in Enzymology at the college level, and was one of the original group that founded Pizza Hut.  He has served on the U.T. International Student Ministries board of directors for 2 years, Treasurer and Trustee for 2 churches, and was a Scout Leader for 13 years. Les served as Precinct Chair for the Township of Manchaca for 16 years. Les has worked the last 24 years as an independent Registered Investment Advisor in Austin.  His inclusion in the Homes4Vets board is greatly respected.
Stan Bell  

Project Design 

     Stan is responsible for Architectural design and CAD drafting, as well as coordinating with local regulatory entities regarding land development, plan review and permitting.  He is an Air Force veteran, and has been in Austin since 1978, where he worked in air traffic control, mapping and graphic design, while assigned to the 662nd TACC Squadron at Bergstrom AFB (now ABIA). After an honorable discharge from the Air Force as an E-4 Sgt., he worked as a surveyor and draftsman, enjoying the land development boom of the 80’s, and as an intern at the City of Austin’s Planning Dept. Attending Austin Community College at night, he pursued his AAS degree in Architecture, graduating in 1998.  As an entrepreneur, he started Graftek Designs in 1996, specializing in CAD design, signs and graphics, and permitting.  
     Stan is also a member of ASCAP, as a professional musician and composer, and performs regularly throughout Central Texas, the United States and abroad. He has been passionate about serving Austin’s community since 1980, is married and serves as a volunteer with 2 other organizations.​

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Our unique, sustainable design exemplifies our commitment to developing a project that stands as an ideal model for cultivating the desired sense of community, safety, and inspiration.

Only with help of volunteers and other partners, will we be able to achieve such a great undertaking. So, with the risk of being cliché:

WE WANT YOU!


We can use the help of anyone interested and willing, but we are especially in need of the following professionals: Lawyer, Civil Engineer, Fundraiser, Retired Drill Instructor, Marketing Expert, and a Grant Writer.   Contact us for inquiries.

Our BOARD MEMBERS