Scissor-tails & Cocktails

Join Honorary Chairs Gail and Bob Thomas on Thursday, April 12th for our signature Spring event!

Scissor-tails and Cocktails 2018 Honorary Chairs Gail and Bob Thomas

Former Honorary Chairs (** denotes member of Host Committee):

Garrett & Cecilia Boone**

Mary McDermott Cook

Lois and Ross Finkelman**

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Frank and Julie Reedy**

Deedie Rose**

Host Committee (*denotes member of the Trinity River Audubon Center Board)

Tom Alford*

Wick Allison

Janie Bush

Peggy Carr*

Chrysta & John Castaneda

Scott Chase

Carolyn Dent*

Kara Devita

Nakia Douglas*

Ann & David Drumm

Jessica and Josh Dunn

Suzy Gekiere*

Electra & Jeff Harelson

Anne C. Haskel*

Jerry Hiersche*

Teri Issacs

Jennifer Junker*

Margaret Keliher*

Robert Kent

Ken Klaveness*

Veletta & John Lill

Susan Luce*

Ken Malcolmson

Tori & Joe Mannes

Aisha McClendon

Paula Mele

Janice Provost

Billy Rodriguez*

Angela Ross

Gary Sanchez

Jan Sanders*

Storm Sands*

L.C. Sherrod

Steve Smith*

Michelle & Stewart Thomas

Brian Trusty

Cheryl Mayo Williams

Debra Witter

Chris Zielke

Scissor-tails 2018 Chef Line-Up

Matt Balke- Bolsa

Jill Bates – Fearings/The Ritz Carlton

Sandra and Greg Bussey – Bbbop Seoul Kitchen/Chicken Motto

Graham Dodds -Overeasy/Scout/The Statler

Jared Harms- The Fairmont

Chad Houser- Cafe Momentum 

John Kleifgen – Nick and Sams Steakhouse

Chris Klimenko – Sassetta

Ryan Olmos - Cibo Divino

Luis Olvera- Trompo 

Jon Stevens- Stock and Barrel 

Greg Wallace - Omni Dallas

With special guests the Singley Academy Culinary Program

Scissor-tails and Cocktails 2018 Sponsor Levels

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (One Available) - $25,000

  • Twelve event tickets

  • Access for twelve to the Pre-VIP reception

  • Access for two to the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson

  • First, right of refusal for remarks at the event

  • Opportunity to brand the entry to the event

  • Premier logo placement on all printed materials and on the event website

  • Private rafting adventure for 6 people along the Trinity River

Roseate Spoonbill - $10,000

  • Ten event tickets

  • Access for ten to the Pre-VIP reception

  • Podium mention at the event

  • Logo on the event website, day of signage, and all printed materials

American Kestrel - $5,000

  • Eight event tickets

  • Access for eight to the Pre-VIP reception

  • Logo on the event website and day of signage; listed on all printed materials

Painted Bunting - $2,500

  • Six event tickets

  • Access for six to the Pre-VIP reception

  • Listing on the event website and day of signage

Chimney Swift - $1,000

  • Four event tickets

  • Access for four to the Pre-VIP reception

  • Listing on the website and day of signage

Northern Mockingbird - $500

  • Two event tickets

  • Access for two to the Pre-VIP reception

  • Listing on the website and day of signage

Individual Tickets are $80.

Sponsorships and Tickets can be purchased here. If you would prefer a form that can be mailed in with a check or credit card payment, please email us at

100% of the proceeds from this event support the conservation and education programs at Trinity River Audubon Center.


Enjoy the show! Photos from Scissor-tails and Cocktails, 2017 by Walter Workman