Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: Ryan Bauerle

Employer/Organization: Goranson Bain Ausley, PLLC

Practice Area(s): Family Law

Why did you join the TYLA board? I have my friends Britney Harrison and Sally Pretorius to thank for encouraging me to get involved. I can’t thank them enough!

What advice would you give to other TYLA members who are looking for ways to grow professionally? While not the goal of TYLA, the organization presents a great networking opportunity for referrals. Get to know your colleagues, especially those in different practice areas and in other areas of the state.

Before joining the TYLA board, what is your favorite experience with community or public service? The Wellness Retreat hands down. I can’t wait to see how it develops in the future!

What was your favorite movie, TV show, musical artist, or song from high school/college? Show: “Lost.”