Board of Directors
Duke is the Co-Founder and President of SOD
Kyle is the Co-Founder and Vice President of SOD
Josh Autenrieth from West Columbia, TX. Married to Sara Autenrieth since 2005 and has two sons, Drake and Gage. He works for a petrochemical company, run a local retail story, deer farm, and manage our family ranch. In his free time, he coaches his son’s basketball and baseball teams.
“To me, SOD is more than a hobby or volunteer opportunity, it is a purpose and a way to positively impact lives.”
Kevin Karl originally from Brazoria, TX but now resides in West Columbia, TX. After graduation from Columbia High, he joined the US Navy as an Information System Technician 2nd Class and served 6 years. Most of his time was overseas, including Radio Support Station and aboard the USS Defender MCM-2. After his time in the service, he began working at a large petroleum company and finished his degree from University of Texas. He is married to a wonderful woman, Laura-Sue, and they have a 6-year-old boy, Carrson. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family and helping veterans.
“One thing I have heard from every veteran is ‘I felt like I could have done more.’ This includes amazing veterans who have been blown up or shot and literally gave life and limb for this great country. My main goal to help these Veterans feel better about this.”
Public Relations Director
Sara Autenrieth, originally from El Campo, Texas but currently her husband, Josh and herself are raising two busy boys in West Columbia, Texas. Drake is 12 and Gage is 8. They enjoy weekends watching them both play baseball and other sports. When they can, they enjoy time off away from the busy life, out at the ranch near Del Rio where they hang out, enjoy the wildlife, and just have some downtime. She is a former Texas Educator, where she spent 10 years in the classroom. She is currently self employed as a Sales & Marketing Representative for Measuring Up, an educational publishing company. Her husband and her also own a small business in West Columbia, Carta Valley Market & Soda Shop.
“I have been grateful to be a part of SOD since it’s inception. I remember gathering around a card table on Duke and Kim’s porch and talking about what we could do! Now, with the help of so many supporters, the honorees and families of SOD have been greatly blessed! I have many reasons for being a part of this incredible organization. But mainly I just want to help and see the joy it’s bringing to so many!”
Josh Baker Mike Fipps
Matthew Houston Brandon Lovell
Bobby Thompson Jeremy Turner
Janet Benich Kim Damron
Janet Johnson Laura Sue Karl
Sheila Koudela Brandy LaTour
Judy Peter Jennifer Ringgold