John and Jane Avila are pictured here with their children and grandchildren. The couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. John is the Chairman of Thos. S. Byrne and Jane the Founder of The Art Station, a nonprofit agency that provides art therapy for children and adults throughout the area. From left to right are their daughter Janine Berger with husband Jeff Berger, their children seated Dana, Erin and Elizabeth. Next is Paul Avila, Senior Vice President at Byrne, his wife Heather and children Megan, Conner and Caitlin. Next is Matthew Avila , CEO at Thos S. Byrne with wife Kamela and children Oren and Ila.
John, a long term area construction executive purchased Byrne in 1995. Jane combined her Art Degree from Trinity University with A UTA Masters in Social Work to open the Art Station over ten years ago. Matthew serves as the FWISD Trustee for District 8. Matt and Kamela enjoy sailing and snow skiing. Paul and Heather enjoy camping, hunting and the outdoors. Janine is an accomplished chef and she and Jeff enjoy their children, BBQing and traveling. Jeff is a Senior Consultant with Accenture LLP. Papa and Granny enjoy spending time with the grandchildren.