Janis Gonser, a native of Hamburg, Germany, has been serving the German-Texan Heritage Society as a board of directors for 2 years. As of January 2018 he was elected as the Vice President focusing on the overall execution and strategy, while staying true to the organization’s mission and vision.
Over the last 20+ years, Janis has worked in the online world as a (senior) developer, manager for developer and creative teams, director of user experience, CTO, and CPO. He is currently working as a product owner for BuildASign.com, an Austin founded ecommerce company.
In 1999, Janis had moved to Tallahassee, Florida, to be with his Cajun girlfriend, who was finishing up her Masters in Fine Arts at Florida State University. After 7 years of living in north Florida, they decided to settle down in Austin, due to the variety of professional and personal opportunities.
They are now living in Round Rock, TX with their two daughters and two dogs, enjoying the smaller town feel, while having access to all the great things the larger Austin metropolitan area has to offer.