Jill Kunkel (2005)

Jill Kunkel has called Texas home for more than 28 years. Growing up in places like Tunis, Tunisia; Oran, Algeria; and Calgary, Alberta, made her appreciate the quiet country life. She lived in Burleson for 16 years before moving to Las Colinas in June of 2012. Living in Burleson provided her the opportunity to volunteer for various organizations throughout the community like the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center, Miss Burleson Pageant Organization, and others. She was a web designer and owned JK Web Design. Her web design business donated site designs and web maintenance to local non-profit organizations like the Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center, Cowboys for Kids – Johnson County and others.

In October of 2008, after volunteering at the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center for almost 6 years, she was hired as their Marketing – Business Director and remained there until May of 2011. She is currently working for Pathways (www.pathwayscoretraining.org) as their Special Events Training Coordinator.

It was for her volunteer work throughout the community that Jill was chosen as the 2005 Athena Award Winner. In 2007, she was honored to receive the Star Award for the Athena Society Volunteer of the Year. In September of 2008, President Bush chose to recognize Pregnancy Center volunteers and Jill was chosen to receive a Presidential Volunteer Service Award at a ceremony at the White House Complex. Because of this recognition, February 9, 2009, was named “Jill Kunkel Day” in Johnson County, Texas at a presentation at the County Commissioner’s Court on the same day.

Jill and her husband, Jeff, have three children: Their oldest daughter and her husband, Kelly and Brad Law live in Grapevine, Texas. Both are graduates of Texas A&M University. Their son, Reid, a graduate of Texas A & M, and his wife Alex, a graduate of Sam Houston University (Dec. 2015), and grand-daughter, Colbie Rae, live in Las Colinas and their youngest daughter, Caroline, a graduate of UNT lives in Denton (Dec. 2015).