Leadership Team


Jenny Sharrer.jpg
Jenny Sharrer.jpg

Jenny Sharrer


I wish my interest in genealogy had started while my elders were alive. So many precious stories lost... However, we are fourtunate to live in a time when more and more information is made available online every day.
Tom Woltz profile photo.JPG

Tom Woltz


Vice President

Program Chair

Tom tells us that he has been chasing his past, genealogy wise, for upwards of 50 years and still enjoying the race.

Tom Matchett - Treasurer.jpeg

Tom Matchett


My genealogical interests lie with my Ulster Irish roots (Counties Antrim, Armagh, and Donegal).

Gail Colby


Gail never knew her family history, and became interested after visiting her mother's hometown of East Hampton, New York.


Alan Leeds Profile photo.jpeg

Alan Leeds

Alan's interest in genealogy started in 2002 in Salt Lake City  when he got bored with professional talks and wandered into the Family History Library

headshot for gen soc Linda.jpg

Linda Hudson

Social Chair


Linda believes the joy of the research is not only finding these great histories, but the people met on the journey. Genealogy is a gift that keeps on giving.

Neal Scott

Website Committee

Bylaws Review Chair

I’m a Native Texan whose paternal roots go back through Mississippi to South Carolina, and maternal to Kentucky and Virginia, but all my lines seem to end up back in Scotland, England and Ireland.

Committee Chairs

Liz Philip


I’m a native Houstonian and grew up in Spring Branch. Chuck and I have been married 42 years and have 2 sons and 6 grandkids.  We live in Cypress.

Mark Winzenburg


Mark got interested in genealogy about 20 years ago, helping his wife search for her family records in Ohio courthouses. Since he retired a few years ago he has built his own family tree. He has used DNA tests from many vendors to break down brick walls.


If you are looking for a book, please review the HWFGS Library catalog under the resource menu.

Ron Ware


Ron became interested in genealogy when Alex Haley published "Roots." It's been an on and off affair ever since.