Lynda Transier is a native Houstonian, a graduate of Milby High School and the University of Texas where she received the dual degree of Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education/Special Education with a minor in Psychology. She is the mother of two sons. After spending 8 years as a Special Education/Reading Specialist teacher, first at Austin State School, then in Spring Branch ISD, she became a full-time mother and volunteer.
She has chaired events for the Houston Junior Forum, Texas Society of CPAâ€™s, Zoo Ball, Child Advocates, Houston Ballet, Juvenile Diabetes, Nutcracker Market, Cattle Baronâ€™s Ball, Escape Family Resources, March of Dimes, the International Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Easter Seals, Friends For Life, Houstonâ€™s only No Kill Animal Shelter, and the Family Services of Houston 100th Anniversary Gala in February 2004. She co-chaired the Houston Audubon Society Gala. Honors received include NSFRE Volunteer of the Year â€“ 1994, Friends of Child Advocates Luncheon Honoree â€“ 1998, Woman of Distinction â€“ 1998, I Have a Dream Family of the Year â€“ 2001, Houston Pacesetter Award â€“ 2001, Hats Off to Motherâ€™s Honoree â€“ 2002 and Houston Chronicle Best Dressed â€“ 2002. Monies raised from events Lynda has chaired exceed four million dollars.
Lynda has or currently serves on the Boards of the Houston Ballet Foundation, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, I Have a Dream â€“ Houston, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, Houston Arts Alliance, Theatre Under the Stars/TUTS, Child Advocates, Inc., and the Advisory Boards of Girls, Inc., Dress for Success â€“ Houston and VICTORY/American Cancer Society. She also was a working member on the capital campaigns of the River Oaks Baptist School, Girl Scouts â€“ San Jacinto Council, Houston Ballet Foundation and TUTS.
Lynda enjoys spending time with her two sons, their wives and her grandchildren, planning special events, summer retreats to Colorado, needlepoint and riding her horses. She adopted two rescue German Shepherds, Sascha and Blanco as well as fosters for the Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue.