Movers & Shakers: Dinah Parker Matthews

Name: Dinah Parker Matthews

Occupation: Community volunteer, 2017 and 2018 Lunar Rendezvous Festival general chairman

Hometown: I grew up in Clear Lake City and attended Clear Creek ISD schools

Current home: Although I have lived in College Station, Austin, Houston (Memorial area), Dallas and Friendswood I am very happy to be settled again in Clear Lake

Family: Husband, Joe; daughters, Holly (23), Natalie (21)

My favorite writer is: Daniel Silva or John La Carre

Someone I’d like to meet: Bill and Melinda Gates – I am inspired by their philanthropic work

If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose: Kate Middleton

My favorite performers are: Musician Bruno Mars and actress Diane Keaton

I like to spend my leisure time: Reading spy or suspense novels

If I could travel any place, I’d go to: The Amalfi Coast

My favorite meal is: Chili Rellenos and margaritas

As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be: An executive at an advertising agency

You’ll never catch me: Loving weather below 50 degrees

The thing that bugs me the most is: When others pass along an opinion or rumor as though it is fact

My favorite movie is: The Spy That Came in From the Cold

Few people know: I learned how to speed read in the 5th grade at Whitcomb Elementary

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