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NCC Habitat Adds New Board Members

NCC Habitat Adds New Board Members

NCC Habitat is pleased to announce the addition of two new Board Members.  We welcome Jac Schuster and Martin Smith.

Jac Schuster is a native Texan who grew up in West Texas and has lived in California, Michigan, and South board 1Carolina.  He always comes back to the great state of Texas and now lives in McKinney.

Jac attended Southern Methodist University to complete his undergraduate degree, then secured his MBA at University of Dallas, and finished with a JD at Texas A&M University (formerly Texas Wesleyan).

His two kids keep him very busy with soccer, cello and choir concerts, church, and topped off by a long list of other teenage stuff.  Yoga and pilates are an important part of his life.

He loves to assist the Legal Aid organization serving North Texas as much as possible.  This provides a tremendous opportunity  to help those who cannot afford a lawyer – it’s very satisfying work and beneficial to the community.  His focus while at the Legal Aid clinics is to try and assist those facing family problems such as divorce and child custody issues, as well as probate issues:

He has supported JDRF for many years as a mentor of newly diagnosed families.

His law practice is focused on Family Law.  Unlike the traditional legal approach, which starts with the needs of the legal system (forms, filings, and retainers), they think differently; by putting the family first.  The firm thinks about their human needs by taking care of Probate, Estate Planning (wills and trusts) as well as Wealth Protection.  He also works in Business and Family Law.

North Collin County Habitat for Humanity will be well served with Jac’s talents and expertise.

Martin Smith is a Director in the Information Technology Group (ITG) at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) board 2ensuring data availability for Reporting, Analytics and Operations purposes supporting Medicare and Medicaid Programs.  Prior to that he was a Senior Manager with Accenture leading implementations of core administrative systems solutions for clients within the Health and Private Sector practice.  He began his career with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as a Computer Operator before becoming a Systems Engineer/Developer and a Technical Delivery Team Manager.

Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Hartwick College and an MBS from Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, with a concentrations in Management Consulting and Finance.

A native of Marcellus, New York, he and his wife have lived in McKinney, Texas since 1995.  Their son attends Texas Tech University and daughter attends McKinney Boyd High School.  Martin is a member of First United Methodist Church McKinney where he serves on the Lay Leadership (Nominations) and Missions Committees.  As the Missions Liaison for North Collin County Habitat for Humanity, he has coordinated volunteers for and participated in the annual Methodist builds for the past nine years.  His hobbies include woodworking, music, sports, and he is an avid sailor.

Thank you both for your service to NCC Habitat.