Association Goals

  • Maintain and improve the value of property within our community.
  • Provide safety and security via Crime Watch and Volunteers in Patrol (VIP).
  • Upkeep current and create new beautification projects in the neighborhood.
  • Enforce city ordinances and code requirements as regulated by the City of Dallas.
  • Cooperate with City Officials and City Hall regarding issues affecting our community 
  • Communicate information to neighbors via newsletters, social media and website.
  • Connect neighbors together via The Welcome Wagon and special events.
  • Encourage input from neighbors on ways to improve and enhance the neighborhood.



Board Meetings

The Board currently meets the third Thursday of each month. If you have an item you wish to include on the agenda, and present to the board, please email


Meet the Board 


 President - Open Position








 Kate Rutherford - Vice President


Kate is a life-long resident of Estates West and lives in the house her great-grandfather built for her grandparents! Kate has several blueprints of houses in Estates West that were built by her great grandfather. Kate has one orange kitty (Crazy, 15) and is slowly updating and fixing up the house... or at a minimum, making sure it doesn't fall down! (I apologize for the shutters- I promise those are on the short list…)

In her free time, Kate loves going to movies, concerts, and out with friends I've worked for a local hospital for the last 8 years and spent almost a decade before that at Starbucks. She still has to have her morning coffee, and pre-COVID she was at the Coit/Beltline Starbucks every morning. I look forward to continue revitalizing our Association and helping get more neighbors involved!







Shirley Hughes - Treasurer


Shirley and husband, David, moved to Estates West in 1984. They have two sons, Stanfield and Travis, who both went to Bowie and then Pearce, and a granddaughter in Denver. They also have two dogs, Addy and Penny, which David walks around the neighborhood early every morning. Shirley's background is with the Big 8 accounting firms but has been a self-employed bookkeeper for the past 35 years which allowed her to be both a stay- at-home mom and a working professional. David is an Association volunteer with VIP and Shirley is excited to work with the Board and meet more of her neighbors.












Jack Kocks - Code/Zoning/Safety Chair



Jack is a Dallas native and has lived on El Pensador with his wife Malinda since 1985. He and Malinda have two children; Sarah who lives in Austin with her husband Michael and their three children and Jared who also lives in Estates West on La Verdura with his fiancé Jodie. Jack and Malinda have been members of the Estates West Homeowner’s Association throughout their time in the neighborhood. Jack is a retired human resources executive and he and Malinda enjoy a variety of activities including gardening, photography, home improvement projects, volunteerism and spending time with family and friends.    









Membership Chair - Open Position










 Lori O'Briant - Media/Communications Chair


Lori and her husband, Brandon, moved into Estates West in 2014. They are parents to son (Colin) who is in elementary school and an Australian Shepard (Tucker). Since moving into the neighborhood, Lori has volunteered for the Estates West Association by putting out flags and delivering welcome packets. Lori has worked in public relations for 25 years and for the last seven years has ran her own PR consultancy business. She is pleased to use her skills to benefit the neighborhood.









Kayla Hagen - Special Events Chair



Kayla and her husband Josh have been married for 10 years and have a 1.5 year old daughter, Sutton, and a white boxer named Bailey. Josh works for a software consulting firm and Kayla works for Toyota. Both of them have been working from home since the start of the pandemic and love it.
After living in the Dallas area for five years Kayla and Josh moved into the neighborhood in October of 2020, finally finding a neighborhood that fit their vibe. They love their house and Estates West and are so excited to grow their family here. 








Patricia Kellar - Secretary 


Patricia grew up in Richardson and graduated from Richardson High School. She attended St Mary's University in San Antonio and the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. She and her husband joined the Estates West neighborhood 30 years ago when they moved back to Dallas to raise their three daughters: Rachel, Jessica, and Theresa. Pat practices general family dentistry in Plano. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and quilting. She is within reach of her goal of visiting all fifty states, lacking only Nevada and Alaska. Recently her daughter Rachel's family (which includes four of her grandchildren) relocated from the Panhandle to Ft Worth so now all five grandchildren will be nearby.

"Although I have lived in the same house for 30 years I don't know many neighbors beyond my own street so I decided to volunteer as secretary for the EWNA in order to become more involved in the neighborhood. I look forward to meeting more of my neighbors and continuing the efforts of making Estates West a great community."