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Elisa Eaton, Sunshine Coordinator
Member since: 2017
Past RECPTA positions: General member
Husband: James Eaton
Kid(s): Will (6) and Emma (4)
How you joined RECPTA: I moved to Oak Cliff just last year and was looking at Rosemont as my son was about to start Kindergarten. I was encouraged by several people to join RECPTA to meet people, support the school and get involved in the community.
Our neighborhood: Kings Highway
Kids schools: Rosemont and Young Stars learning center
Job: Sr. Brand Marketing Manager at AT&T


I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in 2002. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona where I started my career in telecommunications and also met my husband. We relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas a couple of years later for work, where we lived for 13 years. During that time, we got married, adopted 3 dogs and had our babies. We finally decided it was time to come home to Texas and relocated to Dallas in April, 2017.
We are loving life in North Oak Cliff and have successfully converted our children to true Texan status. RECPTA has been a great way for us to meet other local families and I look forward to getting to know many more! 
-Elisa
 Lynn Blackburn, Sunshine Coordinator

Member Since: 2014

Past RECPTA involvement: Sunshine buddy
Spouse: Chamblee Ferguson
Kid(s): Liam (3)
Kids' School: Incarnation Academy

Our neighborhood: Kessler Park
Why I Joined RECPA: Friend recommendation
Job: Actor


We moved to Oak Cliff in 2009 and have been in our current home since 2011. When he's not outside playing with his neighborhood buddies, Liam loves to ride his glider bike on the Coombs Creek Trail. We love the wildlife that we experience in Kessler Park, especially the barred owl that has made its home in our backyard for the last two years.  And this summer, we've even had regular visits from a grey fox! 
My husband and I are both professional actors in Dallas and throughout the region, working on stage and screen.  I'm currently in a few commercials running on TV and online, and you can catch Chamblee in A Christmas Carol at The Dallas Theater Center this upcoming season.  
 
After Liam was born our sunshine meals were a blessing, as we experienced the joy of a new baby right alongside the loss of my mother-in-law, just two weeks later.  Kay (Wood) was our sunshine buddy and kindly reorganized the meals around the sudden travel and funeral schedule.  It made such an impression on me that I've since become an enthusiastic sunshine volunteer. So when I was asked to step into the sunshine coordinator role, I just felt I had to do it!  
If you have any questions about how to become a sunshine buddy (or bring a meal!), please reach out to me at sunshine@recpta.org.  We are living in NYC through the fall, but I'll be coordinating meals remotely to ensure that this wonderful outreach continues in creating friendships and blessing families. This has become quite an undertaking for our community - with over 30 babies born just between April and August (!!!), that's 90-150 meals we are delivering (in that same time frame!).  Please know how much your service is valued and spread the word that because Oak Cliff is so family-friendly, we are bursting with opportunities to serve with Sunshine!

-Lynn