through hardships, to the stars

Captain Tex Mitchell

A volunteer with the Sea Scouts, Scouts BSA, and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas for over a decade, Tex Mitchell has served at the unit, district and council levels while serving in positions including Unit Leader, Unit Commissioner, and Camp Director for the Capitol Area Council. Tex has accrued significant training and experience in directing youth-led outdoor programs.

Captain Tex holds a USCG Master deck officer license with Sailing endorsement, is a NauticEd Captain level V qualified instructor, and an American Sailing Association certified instructor. Captain Tex often accepts invitations to teach at various sailing schools around the world.

Professionally, Tex is the Founder and CEO of AllCity Technology where he pioneered IT managed services in central Texas beginning in 1999. Tex now brings his business entrepreneurial experience and devotion to providing opportunities for young people to develop their character and self-esteem to Enable Adventure.

Tex Mitchell is a 2020 recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr Award, recognizing outstanding service developing and implementing opportunities for youth from rural and low-income urban backgrounds.

Tex is the proud father of an Eagle Scout and one working toward Eagle and Quartermaster. The older, Tex Jr., earned the rank of Eagle Scout and the BSA Heroism Award for saving a life. Tex Jr was named the Central Texas Regional Sailing and Boating Center's 2016 Youth Sailor of the Year and awarded the Sea Scout Leadership Award.

Carole Hurley, JD

As Deputy Director of the Appeals Division, Carole Hurley is the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Prior to joining HHSC she was an attorney in private practice in Austin representing children in foster care with significant behavioral, educational, and medical challenges. She is a frequent public speaker on the topic of prenatal alcohol exposure and the courts, and provides training on behavior management and academic issues to foster and adoption providers.

Hurley is past Chair of the State Bar Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, past Chair of the Travis County Child Protective Services Board, board secretary of the Lake Belton Yacht Club, and a volunteer with Sea Scouts BSA, and Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Previously she was Director of both the Texas Children's Justice Act Project, and the Texas Court Improvement Project.

Hurley is the proud parent of two adopted daughters who were previously in foster care. Her younger daughter, Gidget, was named the Central Texas Regional Sailing and Boating Center's 2019 Youth Sailor of the Year.

Jeff Lowther

An avid sailor and Owner/Broker at Austin Property Investments, Jeff Lowther holds an MBA from Rice Business - Jones Graduate School of Business.

Lowther has served as a Scouts BSA committee member for almost a decade with specific focus in coordinating camps and events as well as treasurer.

Lowther is the proud father of two Sea Scouts. The older, Luke, was recognized by the Capitol Area Council with the Sea Scout Leadership Award in 2020.