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Margaret Sparkman Follows in Daughter’s Footsteps as Firethorne Community HOA Manager

KATY, TX – July 24, 2013 – Firethorne has named longtime Katy resident Margaret Sparkman manager of its 1,700-member homeowners association (HOA.)  Located on FM 1463 in Katy/Fulshear, the 1,400-acre master-planned community, will have 3,400 homes when completed.       

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“Margaret is an accountant who also brings to the position 12 years classroom experience working for Katy ISD,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. “The truly unusual turn of events is that by accepting this position, she’s following in her daughter Katie’s footsteps!” 

Katie Sparkman served as Firethorne Homeowners Association Manager (HOA) from July 2010 to June 2013. 

As manager of the Firethorne HOA, Margaret Sparkman oversees the community’s deed restriction enforcement and day-to-day operations and assists the resident committees, including amenities and special events committees.  “I closely followed my daughter’s career at Firethorne. When this job came open, I proposed that my background in accounting and budgeting, along with my people skills as a teacher, would be the right combination,” she said.           

Margaret Sparkman, who holds an accounting degree from Stephen F. Austin University, had a career in the oil and gas industry for 10 years before joining Katy ISD. She was a substitute teacher for five years and then worked full-time in special education at Creech Elementary for seven years. 

Firethorne, which reached its halfway mark in new home sales in June 2013, blends the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, Fitness Center, Community Center, resort-style swimming pool, Swim Center with regulation lap pool, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat.  Served by highly acclaimed schools in Katy I.S.D. and Lamar Consolidated I.S.D., Firethorne combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear.  It is located near the crossroads of I-10 West and FM 1463, 10 and 15 miles west, respectively, of the Texas Medical Center-West Campus and Houston’s Energy Corridor. 

For info, go to http://www.firethorne.info or call 281-693-1010 or to visit Firethorne, take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463.

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