About Us

Vision

We envision a community in which the end of life wishes of all people are honored and respected.
 

Mission

We provide education and resources that empower Central Texans to have end of life conversations with loved ones and health care providers and to legally document their wishes ensuring those choices are honored and respected. 

Goal

We become an integral part of end of life care conversations within our community. 

Meet the Team

Garrick Colwell

Garrick co-facilitates The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning: Decide - Discuss - Document™  workshop series and Being Mortal discussions. 


He has been a Hospice Volunteer since 1987 and served as a volunteer on-call hospital and Hospice chaplain. He is a Co-Creator of Kitchen Table Conversations 


Garrick is a Respecting Choices® Person-Centered Care First Steps® Advance Care Planning Certified Instructor and Facilitator.  


As a volunteer and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Garrick co-created  with Hospice Austin Conversations On Grief, a monthly online grief support program. He has also served as a volunteer for Seton Hospital's No One Dies Alone (NODA) program.  


Professionally, he is an Executive Coach and Business Development Consultant with a private practice in Austin, TX.


Garrick is the father of five (a daughter and four sons) and grandfather of four granddaughters and counting. He is a student of life, an avid reader and loves spending time gardening with his wife Kinsloe.  

Amy Temperley

Amy brings over 25 years of passion and commitment to developing relationships and creating change as our Director of Development. She is an innovative leader committed to authentic leadership, problem solving and working within systems to implement change. She is a Co-Creator of Kitchen Table Conversations
 

As a non-profit organizational consultant Amy works with Aging Services Council, Drive a Senior, AGE of Central TX, and Coming of Age. She has served as Director of Development for Hospice Austin and Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Austin. Amy served as the Executive Director of  H.A.N.D.  


In addition to her consulting business Amy and her husband Damien, own and operate Aging is Cool a company dedicated to helping older adults to live, laugh and learn.  

Nancy Walker

Nancy co-facilitates The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning: Decide – Discuss – Document™ workshop series and Being Mortal discussions.   


Since 2010, Nancy has conducted end-of-life presentations, discussions, and classes for a variety of community groups as well as Austin's Lifetime Learning Institute and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Texas.  She is a Co-Creator of Kitchen Table Conversations    


Before retiring, she developed and presented in-house training for the Texas State Comptroller's Office and the Texas Workforce Commission. Nancy serves as the Executive Director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Texas.