Kyle Kepner was elected to the City Council in May 2019. He is active with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and supports many other fine organizations through his business and is also active with both of his children’s PTA organizations. Kepner is a lifelong resident and small business owner in Richardson. He has been a sommelier for 20 years and got his wine career started in 1998 at III Forks as the assistant general manager and sommelier. He went on to work in the wine restaurant and wine industry for 19 years before opening his own business, The Wine Authority, in October 2017 in the Canyon Creek area of Richardson. Kepner graduated from the University of North Texas in 1993 with a BBA in Strategic Forecasting and Marketing with a minor in Spanish. Kepner and his wife, Jazz, have a son and a daughter.