Board Members


Steven is a marketing and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in integrated marketing, messaging creation and using digital and traditional media channels. He has worked for high-tech, and non-profit companies in the US and Europe.


Kirstin grew up in the Lake Travis/Bee Cave area and has resided here ever since. She is a Civil Engineer and concentrates her work in District Engineering to numerous boards. Kirstin enjoys being with her dogs, hiking the beautiful Lake Pointe Preserve, traveling, and volunteering for multiple organizations.



Marci O’Connell is a native Austinite, and has resided in Lake Pointe since 2008.  She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and has practiced engineering for over 20 years. Marci and her husband, Jack, have two daughters that attend LTISD schools.  Their family loves Lake Pointe and all of the many amenities it has to offer.  Marci is currently the MUD 5 representative on the HOA Vision Counsel, a volunteer with the Lake Travis chapter of National Charity League, and a Lake Travis Cheerleading Booster Club Board member.  As a MUD5 board member, Marci is a proponent of the Resaca Blvd. wall project.



I am a long time The Pointe Community resident, currently serving on the HOA Board. My wife Heather teaches 3rd grade at Lake Pointe Elementary, and my son Kyle, 15, and daughter Jamison, both attend LTISD.

I am a passionate leader of engineering, construction and project management professionals working to solve the complex issues facing our built and natural environments. My experience spans a full spectrum of infrastructure challenges ranging from tsunami recovery work in Indonesia to complex highways here in the states for federal, public and private clients. With nearly 30 years of helping clients solve infrastructure challenges in new build, recovery, or resiliency scenarios, I’ve found that an often over looked key to success lies in the ability to collaborate with clients, employees, and the communities in which we work and live. Heart-led leadership seems paramount to solving the issues we face.

Joined London-based Atkins in 2013, where I led the firm’s $500M North America engineering, architecture, and construction management business, and guided its reorganizational transformation. Prior to joining Atkins, I was president of Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure’s Federal division with revenues exceeding $1B. While leading that business, I worked on some of the largest and most important infrastructure and asset management projects in the US, including managing emergency response and recovery projects following hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy, providing oversight and direction for the Naval Refueling Program where the team provided engineering and design services as well as lifecycle management for hundreds of specialized DOD fueling facilities around the globe, and the design and construction of Louisiana’s Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier.

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY – Masters of Business Administration

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN – Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, HARVARD – Executive Program Leading Professional Service Firms




Darrell Thornley has BS and BA degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Studies, respectively, and has practiced in the power and energy business arenas in private industry and governmental sectors for over 30 years. Experience ranges from working as a tradesman (pipefitter/welder) to engineering and construction management, operations and maintenance management to business development, project development, finance and joint venture formation. In 2015, he received a patent (US patent # 92,026,260) for an engineering process to develop smart microgrid power distribution systems. Darrell has held seats on the boards of industry associations, is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, and Society of American Military Engineers. He has been a speaker and panelist at industry-related conferences and seminars throughout his career.

Darrell have actively served in the community as a Lake Pointe HOA Block Captain, Lake Pointe Cub Scout Pack 72 Den Leader and Committee Chair, Lakeway Boy Scout Troop 441 Committee Chair and Assistant Scout Master (current), and coached for a number of seasons on Lake Travis Youth Association baseball and basketball teams. The Thornley’s boys, Alex, Jack and Rick, have attended LTISD schools since kindergarten, and his wife Kim is a math teacher at Lake Travis Middle School. The Thornely’s are active members of Austin Ridge Bible Church.