Ms. Messing has a Bachelor and Masters degree in music. She and her husband Mark have 2 children working as professional musicians. She performs with the Northeast Orchestra, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and has begun to dabble with paint.
Tamara is a past member of the Southlake Community Choir and has served as a volunteer for the Southlake Community Band. She is an alumna of the University of South Florida, where she met her husband Ken.
Ken McMillan has been involved with the arts in Southlake for more than two decades. He is a founding member of the Southlake Community Band, where he has served in various leadership positions, including President. He also served as a member of the Apex Arts League advisory board for several years prior to joining the executive board as the League’s Treasurer.
Since moving to Southlake, Ken has built a history of service to the community. He is an appointed member of the Southlake Crime Control and Prevention District Board. He is a volunteer for the Department of Public Safety and regularly volunteers to assist other local non-profit groups. He also has held leadership positions with other local organizations, including president of the Mission Hill Estates Homeowners Association and president of the Northeast Tarrant Amateur Radio Club.
Ken has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is retired after a long career with Verizon Communications, where he served in various executive positions in domestic and international network operations. He and his wife Tamara have lived in Southlake for over twenty years
Becky serves the Apex Arts League as a member of the Executive Board. Ms. Miltenberger has both a musical and legal background, and advises the Executive Board in both areas. She has served on the Executive Board of Apex for over six years.
Ms. Miltenberger is a classically trained pianist and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri, where she studied under Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Santiago Rodriguez. After college, Ms. Miltenberger returned to the University of Missouri for her law degree and graduated with honors from that institution. Ms. Miltenberger has practiced in the areas of Corporate Law, Education Law and Employment and General Litigation. She has represented private and governmental entities in organization and planning and has advised such clients regarding administrative and regulatory requirements to which they are subject.
In the past decade, Ms. Miltenberger has served her community of Southlake by election to the Carroll Independent School District Board of Trustees, where as Vice President, she presided over districting, financial, student rights and personnel issues as well as numerous policy and regulation revisions. Currently, Ms. Miltenberger serves the school district as coordinator of the Apex annual jazz festival, in which the Carroll Jazz Orchestra participates.
Ms. Miltenberger and her husband, Chris, have three children who participated in the music programs in Carroll ISD, who graduated from Carroll Senior High School, and who now live across the country. The Miltenbergers support the arts in Northeast Tarrant County and work to contribute to Apex Arts League’s Mission whenever possible.
An enthusiastic musician, Andrew began playing the violin at seven and undertook his formative studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He currently serves as first chair of the White’s Chapel Orchestra and as violinist with the dynamic chamber ensemble, Versa Strings. Andrew and his wife, Kara moved to Texas in 2009 and are actively engaged in the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas community, where their eldest daughter is learning the cello.
Ms. Morris holds the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Henderson State University, and a Doctorate of Education degree from Texas Women’s University. She was a professional educator for 33 years, and holds a Texas Real Estate Broker’s license. Carolyn has been a Southlake resident for 18 years, and she and her husband Tom enjoy four daughters and five grandchildren.