Bud is a fifth generation Texan and former bike shop owner who has pledged to leave the planet more fun than when he arrived. As vice president of Bowman-Melton Associates Inc., founded by his wife, Annie, Bud helps to plan, fund, and create environments conducive to healthy, active lifestyles. He serves on the boards of the Greater Dallas Planning Council, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Texas Trees Foundation. He is also a member of the American Planning Association, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and other organizations pursuing active transportation and recreation alternatives throughout Texas. He and Annie are enjoying their 31st year of marriage.