The City of New Braunfels Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of New Braunfels. The Board typically meets quarterly in the last month of the quarter.
CHRISTOPHER WILLIS, Chairman and Commissioner was appointed to the Board in March of 2018. After graduating from high school in Kansas, Mr. Willis joined the army and served overseas as an Airborne Infantry man. After his service ended, he moved to Texas where he I met his wife, Megan (Stratemann) Willis, in College Station and have been together for over 16 years. They moved to New Braunfels and now have two girls (Piper 5 years old and Keira 1 year old). Mr. Willis earned degrees in Social Science-Psychology and Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement. Over the last decade, Mr. Willis has worked within the criminal justice system in law enforcement, juvenile services, and crisis negotiation. This year Mr. Willis started working with disabled veterans who have mental and physical disabilities. Mr. Willis volunteered for the New Braunfels Housing Authority in order to continue to serve my community.
DAVID PFUEFFER, Vice Chairman and Commissioner was appointed to the Board in March of 2018. Mr. Pfeuffer was born and raised in New Braunfels. He and his family still have deep roots in the community. After graduating from New Braunfels High School in 1983, he attended Texas A&M University and received a BBA in Finance in 1987. He went on to attend Baylor University School of Law where he was an editor of the law review. After receiving his law degree in 1991, he worked in the tort litigation section of a major international law firm before leaving to start his practice in New Braunfels with Ken Brazle. In May 2019, after 26 years of practicing with Ken(and a totally amicable parting), he became a Shareholder with the New Braunfels office of Langley & Banack, Inc., which does business in the New Braunfels area as Langley, Banack and Pfeuffer. Mr. Pfeuffer’s legal practice focuses on real estate and business transactional matters litigation involving a broad variety of commercial matters and family law. Additionally, he handles probate matters and litigation relating to trusts and estates in the tri-county area.
Mr. Pfeuffer has been involved in various charitable and civic organizations in the New Braunfels area for many years. He has served on the l boards of the downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Area Community Foundation, Sopheinburg Museum, New Braunfels chamber of Commerce, Eden Home(now known as Eden Hill), Central Texas Junior Golf Association, New Braunfels Housing Authority, and the City of New Braunfels Golf Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Wurstfest Association that puts on the Annual Wurstfest in Landa Park. Mr. Pfeuffer has been a member of the first United Methodist church since childhood and has served on various boards within the church.
SARAH DIXON, Commissioner was appointed to the Board in January of 2020. Sarah Dixon grew up in a small town in North Carolina, which was the basis for Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show. After attending college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she swore off ever living in a small town again and moved to Austin where she worked for the State Legislature and later attended law school at the University of Texas. After meeting her husband, Nacho Campos, she took back her oath against small towns and moved to New Braunfels. She has done a variety of legal work, including a general practice in town, developing software for lawyers, and working at the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Ms. Dixon first became aware of the housing needs in New Braunfels in 2013 when she joined the board of Family Promise, a non-profit that works with homeless families to achieve long-term stability and independence. She is now serving Family Promise as its Executive Director.
Sarah enjoys sharing meals with family and friends, and taking care of a huge, loving, black lab named Jack, and Lola, a disinterested yet demanding cat.
SHARON NAVARRE SAMPLES, Resident Commissioner was appointed to the Board in March of 2018. MS. Samples was born in San Marcos and is a twin. She enjoys watching movies, embroidery and playing bingo, attends a great church and has made many wonderful friends her in New Braunfels. Ms. Samples was married for ten years and has raised two stepdaughters.
BARRY WILLIAMS, Commissioner was appointed to the Board in January 2020.