Their responsibilities range from simple administrative duties like collecting membership dues, to more involved endeavors, like solidifying sponsorship agreements. They are elected into Board membership status by the Hosts, and requires 1 full year as a host in good standing to be illegible for nomination.
Luis is a California-native who is happy to now call Houston home. After enjoying Bunnies on the Bayou for many years as a guest he finally made the leap and became a Bunny in 2015. Luis is currently serving his first year as President and has previously held the positions of Secretary and VIP/Individual Sponsorship Chair. Luis is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising he currently works as a Regional Visual Manager for Lacoste overseeing Texas and the Midwest. When he is not working on his Bunnies duties Luis enjoys traveling and spending time with his husband and family. Luis is a runner, a Drag Race super fan, and self-proclaimed Fashionista.
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”- CoCo Chanel
Stephen has lived in several locations across the U.S., most recently, Washington D.C., and is happy to call Houston home. He has been an active Bunny since 2015 and quickly became involved in the organization’s leadership. Stephen is serving his third year as a Board member and second year as Vice President. Stephen received a B.S. in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA). He works as a Health Finance and Performance Improvement Senior Consultant at EY (Ernst & Young) transforming health systems under a complex regulatory and rapid change environment across the country. Outside of Bunnies, Stephen enjoys gardening with native species, monarch and wildlife preservation, traveling, cooking and spending time with his two dogs.
“It is the people who are different that make the advances, that create the new ideas, who dream dreams and have visions of what can be, not satisfied with what is. So be courageous, and don’t be afraid to be all that you are, even when sometimes you feel different.”
Carl is our Canadian Bunny, having moved from Ottawa to Houston three years ago to escape the cold. This is Carl’s third year as a Bunny: he started as a host his first year, was elected as a board member for his second year, and for his third year is serving as our treasurer. Carl has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He is also a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Executives, board certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. When not engaged in Bunny Duties, Carl oversees Emergency Rooms for HCA Healthcare. He loves living in Montrose, within walking distance of all of his favorite clubs, and enjoys cooking and jogging.
Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver [‘My country isn’t a country, it’s winter.] (Gilles Vigneault, Quebec poet and songwriter)
Div is a DC transplant and a member of BOTB since 2018. He is currently serving his first term on the Board as Secretary and as the Operations Chair. Div has a bachelors in Computer Science, a Masters in Geographic Information Systems and he currently works as a GIS Solutions Architect at Waste Management, Inc. When he is not working, Div enjoys being outdoors, traveling, crossfit, training for the MS 150 and taking his frenchie, Juno, to dog parks.
Ana has been a member of Bunnies since 2015, and has twice served on the Board. She is employed by Harris County, working with at-risk and adjudicated teens, and is also certified as a middle school teacher. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys running and crafting with glitter.
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Salvador Dali
Chad is a native Houstonian and third year member of Bunnies on the Bayou. This will be his first year serving on the Board as VIP Chair. He joined the organization with the desire to give back to the local community in an impactful way. Outside of his duties as a Bunny, Chad has the privilege of servicing clients in the wedding and events industry as a published floral designer and event stylist. When he’s not busy flowering the city, you can find him eating his way through Houston’s diverse restaurant scene, scouring local resale shops for vintage finds or binge watching the latest obsession.
“It’s like that book I read in the 9th grade that said, ‘Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people.'” – Cher (Clueless)
My name is Natan Cruz. This is my third year with Bunnies on the Bayou. I am an aspiring actor, working on my craft every day. On my off days I enjoy fitness, and video games. My favorite libation is a margarita.
“Never allow someone to silence you. Speak your truth, you are not voiceless”