Do You Know Dwight & Gail Mulcahy?

Dwight and Gail moved to Lavaca after a four year stay in the San Francisco Bay area. This is their second time living in San Antonio, and they are very happy to be back. They previously owned a home in the northwest suburbs of the city, but decided that a more urban, walk-able neighborhood was a better fit for their lifestyle.

Gail was born in Chicago — where most of her family still lives — but grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, she moved to Dallas where she met Dwight in 1993. She has a masters degree in educational psychology and has worked as a teacher and an educational consultant for gifted programs for 25 years. She was recently rehired at NEISD, where she is a gifted & talented teacher for three elementary schools.

Dwight is a native Texan, born in Killeen, but spent the first 18 years of his life moving around different Army bases in Germany. Dwight went to 13 different schools before graduating from Ansbach American High School. He came back to the US when he was 19 and his father retired from the Army at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Dwight graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in math and computer science. He works from home for Cloudshield Technologies, based in Silicon Valley.

Dwight and Gail were married in 2004, on a breathtaking beach in Hawaii. It was a surprise to family and friends… they dropped wedding announcements in the mail — from the airport on their way to Hawaii! Upon their return, they hosted a party to celebrate the memorable day with family and friends.

Dwight’s hobby has recently turned into a business venture. He’s an award-winning home brewer with over 100 awards in California and Texas. He’s teaming up with Jon and Stacie Rowe, owners of The Station Cafe in King William, to turn the building into a micro-brewery by early next year. It will be called The Filling Station Brewing Co, and will be located in the former Filling Station Cafe. You can try some of Dwight’s award-winning brews at next week’s Lavaca National Night Out Block Party. He’ll be brewing a selection of his beer especially for the event!

Dwight and Gail lived in Dallas, Chicago, San Antonio, and Sunnyvale, California before moving back to San Antonio. They love their house in Lavaca and stay busy with home improvement projects. They have both competed in 10K runs and half-marathons. Although the Texas summer heat has put the kibosh on running, they still enjoy walks along the Riverwalk and attending classes at Southtown Yoga Loft. They are frequent attendees at the neighborhood’s weekly Happy Hour at La Frite, and enjoy the eclectic variety of people and businesses in our neighborhood.

Gail and Dwight, we are so happy that you moved back home to San Antonio, and we love having you here in Lavaca!

Originally published September 28, 2011 in the Lavaca & Friends Happy Hour update.

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