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Natalie Brown-2005

May 11, 2019
By TCS

Since her graduation from TCS in 2005, Natalie went to The University of North Texas to pursue a degree in kinesiology. She has worked for several years as a Manager at ULTA Beauty at various locations in Texas. She got married in 2011 to Thad Brown and lived in Katy Texas for 6 years. In Texas, Thad was a worship leader and media director for their church and they served there for 6 years. Now they live in Noblesville, Indiana and have two beautiful children, Tyden and Nyia. Thad is a Worship Pastor at Northview Church here in Indiana.

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Autumn Kidwell-2005

April 11, 2019
By TCS

Autumn Kidwell graduated from TCS in 2005. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a BS in Ocean Engineering and was named the Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student of the year. During her undergraduate degree, she worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe,Germany. She completed her MCE in Coastal Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2011 as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Autumn finished her PhD at the University of Delaware in 2016 with a focus on Physical Oceanography. She was a NASA Delaware Space Grant Fellow and published in the Journal of Climate and the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, and works as an Engineering Scientist at the UT Applied Research Laboratories.

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Clayton Ellis-2005

March 11, 2019
By TCS

Clayton Ellis graduated from Temple Christian School in 2005, completing a family legacy of more than 25 years and the fourth of his siblings to attend TCS. After graduation, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Baylor University in Theatre Performance with a concentration in vocal performance. In 2009, Clayton accomplished his dream of performing on stage, which began while he attended TCS after performing in the annual spring musical. He joined a touring company in Pennsylvania for 8 months and later moved to New York City, performing in six shows in Manhattan as well as a national tour with MTV. In 2013, Clayton became the Director of Development for the School of Music and Arts & Sciences at Baylor University. On June 18, 2016, Clayton married his beautiful wife, Jessica. The two currently reside in Waco, Texas, where Jessica is a 2nd grade school teacher. Clayton is a student at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, studying to obtain his masters degree in Theological Studies.

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Kimberly Willingham-2004

February 11, 2019
By TCS

Kimberly Willingham Hubbard graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Journalism/News-Editorial. After graduation, she interned at the National Journalism Center and the PBS TV show, ‘Religion & Ethics Newsweekly’ in Washington, D.C. She has worked for The Fox News Channel and as a press assistant for Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02). For the past 5 ½ years, she has served as the Director of Communications for Tea Party Favorite, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01). She additionally blogs on a Christian inspirational website, www.tradingpapercrowns.com.

Tyler Atkinson-2004

January 11, 2019
By TCS

Judge C. Tyler Atkinson is a 2004 graduate of Temple Christian School. It was at Temple in the Youth and Government program that Judge Atkinson decided he wanted to pursue a career in the legal field. He represented Temple as a student judge -- presiding over mock criminal trials. Judge Atkinson graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2007 and Baylor Law School in 2010. He joined the City of Fort Worth as a prosecutor and was later appointed to be a Municipal Court Judge. At the time of his appointment, Judge Atkinson was the youngest serving Judge in a court of record in the State of Texas. Judge Atkinson and his wife Lyndsey (2003 Temple graduate) live in Fort Worth with their four children.

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Nick Vance-2003

December 11, 2018
By TCS

After graduating from TCS, Nick attended UNT, where he graduated with a BA in biochemistry. From there he earned my MD from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He went on to complete an orthopedic surgery residency there as well. Nick is completing a fellowship in sports medicine in Richmond, VA. He has a wonderful wife, and has been blessed with three beautiful children.

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Josh Babb-2001

November 11, 2018
By TCS

Josh Babb is the Director of Government Affairs, for the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) where he specializes in federal affairs and helps design legislative and communications strategy for a wide range of healthcare issues which affect member distributors and their hospital providers. He meets with key federal agencies and Capitol Hill staff on healthcare issues important to its members and the distribution industry. He is also in charge of the HIDA PAC, the political action committee for the healthcare distribution industry – where he strategically directs its’ financial resources to best support candidates and members of Congress who are champions of the supply chain and healthcare distribution. He previously worked on Capitol Hill, serving as a Legislative Assistant for Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate Minority Whip. On Capitol Hill, he handled a wide range of issues for the Congresswoman including Healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Labor, Immigration, Transportation/FAA, Education, and Homeland Security issues. His legislative focus was mixed with a focus on communications strategy and message development – because in a Congressional office, messaging is everything, and crises are common. Prior to his work in Washington, he worked extensively in the healthcare field, spending time as an educator on the ever-changing healthcare industry and consulting small to medium sized business owners on how to best meet the needs of their employees concerning healthcare.

While in Texas, he worked on and managed several political campaigns, including races for Governor, a U.S. Congressional seat, Dallas County Judge, and the U.S. Senate. He has also worked internationally with an investment firm in London, England, and domestically for a State Senator in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Texas, Josh and his wife Alison now live in Arlington, Virginia – with their 4 year old daughter Abby and 2 year old son Charlie. He is an avid college football fan, wood worker, and entrepreneur. He and his wife love to travel, having visited more than 75 cities across 4 continents in nearly 10 years of marriage. Regardless of location, he is in continual pursuit of the perfect breakfast taco, and considers himself a true breakfast taco connoisseur. He received his education from Texas A&M University, earning a B.B.A. in Management from the Mays Business School while also studying Advanced International Affairs at the graduate level from the George H. W. Bush School of Public Service. He is also a graduate of George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), earning an MA in Political Management. Education: • Bachelors in Business Management Mays Business School at Texas A&M University • Masters Studies in Advanced International Affairs The Bush School at Texas A&M University • Masters in Political Management The George Washington University Website: www.linkedin.com/in/joshbabb/

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David Yomtoub-1997

October 11, 2018
By TCS

Dr. David Yomtoob is known as one of Orange County’s most prolific vision correction, cataract and glaucoma specialists. He was one of the first surgeons in the Southern California to perform laser assisted cataract surgery, and has been invited to teach cataract and glaucoma surgery to ophthalmologists in training at the Long Beach VA Medical Center and the Univeristy of California at Irvine. Dr. Yomtoob has contributed to the field of glaucoma and cataract surgery as one of the first surgeons in the world to implant the Glaukos iStent Supra device for lowering intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients. He is currently involved in FDA clinical trials in microinvasive techniques for treating patients with mild, moderate and advanced glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Yomtoob went to college at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was on the Dean’s list all 4 years. He then went to medical school at Texas Tech University where he completed a simultaneous MD/MBA program, while still finishing near the top of his class. Next, Dr. Yomtoob attended the Univeristy of Minnesota for his ophthalmology residency, where he was trained by innovators in the fields of cataract, glaucoma and corneal surgery. He then went on to complete a glaucoma fellowship at the University of California at Irvine, where he had the privilege of training under some of the most well known glaucoma specialists in the world. Because of his training, Dr. Yomtoob is an expert in the medical and surgical therapy of glaucoma, cataracts and vision correction. He was one of the first surgeons in Southern California to adopt the ORA with Verifeye system, which uses intraoperative aberrometry to improve cataract surgery outcomes in his patients. Dr. Yomtoob prides himself on providing each patient with compassionate care and cutting edge therapy. As a result, he performs a wide array of vision correction, cataract and glaucoma operations including cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal and toric lenses, Glaukos iSTENT®, aqueous shunts (tubes), trabeculectomy, Trabectome® and all forms of glaucoma laser procedures. Most recently, Dr. Yomtoob participated on a medical mission to Dhulikhel, Nepal where he performed and taught advanced cataract and glaucoma surgery techniques for the people of the region.

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Zachary Melman-2012

September 30, 2018
By TCS

Zachary Melman graduated from TCS is 2012. Since then he married my highschool sweetheart Caroline Melman on October 15, 2015. In 2016, he received his EMT Certification from TCC and is currently working for AMR. He is also trying to join on a Fire or Police Department.

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Mia Daniels-2008

September 30, 2018
By TCS

Mia Raven Daniels, Class of 2008 Loud and proud of her Texas roots, Mia Daniels was born and raised in Fort Worth. Growing up with her grandparents and siblings, TCS has always been home away from home. Mia is a 2008 TCS alpha and omega graduate, where she was first enrolled in August 1995. While attending TCS, Mia was a member of the National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, American Christian Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American High School’s, and received numerous academic awards. Throughout her 13 years at TCS, Mia was a member of the Lady Eagles soccer team through out middle school and high school and always loved getting perfect attendance and making the headmaster’s list. Although I have numerous memorable memories throughout my time at TCS, I have to highlight on a few favorites: leadership conferences in high school, class trips every year, homecoming week, all campus chapel and spiritual emphasis week (we had the BEST guest speakers), big brother/big sister mentor program - I remember being the “little” sister all through out elementary school and then getting to be the “big” sister in high school, the volunteer opportunities - serving the homeless for Thanksgiving, Operation Christmas Child every year and being able to visit the sick. I am super grateful to my grandparents for sending me to such an amazing school. The love of God is so evident and is felt on campus. I couldn't have asked for better teachers who truly love each student like their own, and 9 years later, I still keep in touch with many of them! The Christian family atmosphere and the sweetest best friends I grew up with are just a few of the sweetest and unforgettable memories I’ll always have with TCS. My heart fills with so much Eagle pride and TCS played a huge part in giving me my Eagle wings. Thank you, TCS, for helping engrave in me the importance of always keeping Christ number 1 in my life and to always give back to those in need. It’s always great to be an Eagle! Mia follows a legacy of Fort Worth Ambassador Debutantes, (she holds the rank of being 9th) and made her debut in 2012. In Mia’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, reading, writing, traveling and participating in community service/outreach projects, and as always, looks forward to returning to her alma mater for the annual spring plays, Homecoming parade and Alumni events to cheer on the Eagles! Mia currently resides in Fort Worth and is employed with CliftonLarsonAllen in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys processing audits and tanking advantage of all the opportunities life has to offer. She holds a BBA in Finance from Texas Wesleyan University and a MA from Southern Methodist University.

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