Each month we are looking to spotlight special people in our community. This month we are proud to have true humanitarian, Laird Markland!
Awesome! North Austin
Name: Laird Markland
Occupation: Regional Manager/Business Development
How long have you lived in Austin: 44 years
What makes you awesome?
I am on the Board of Directors for Honduras Good Works. We are a non-profit that serves the poorest of the poor in Honduras. We provide medical, spiritual and educational programs. Each July, we take a team of about 85 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, interpreters and other volunteers. We fly into Tegucigalpa, Honduras, meeting our native interpreters, drive to the Catholic retreat center where we stay, unpack and get ready for our clinics the next day. We see about 5000 patients over 5 days of clinics.
What’s your secret to success?
God is our guide.
What makes you smile?
Seeing the Honduran children happy
How do you keep your kid’s smiling?
Making sure they know they are well-loved.
What’s your favorite thing to do on your days off?
Swim, hike and see what’s new in Austin.
What is your favorite North Austin hang out?
Jardin Corona Restaurant
What is your favorite North Austin eatery?
Give a shout-out to your favorite North Austin Business! (Aside from Augustine Dental of course!)
Chuy’s Mexican Food
Do you have any tips for people just moving to the neighborhood?
Get a good GPS. Our neighborhood is very windy.