Carl Cates was born in Tyler, Texas in 1981. Growing up, Carl played soccer and football and was involved in Boy Scouts. Most significantly, he developed a strong interest and profound talent in music, both vocally and with various instruments.
During his high school years, Carl established and ran a successful landscaping company, earned the coveted Eagle Scout Award and competed on the national level in band and choir. He was granted a full scholarship to Baylor University for vocal performance.
While attending BU, Carl volunteered with the Welcome Week Committee, became a supervisor for the Baylor Lifeguards, earned a scholarship as an athletic equipment manager for Baylor Football during the 2001-2003 seasons, interned with the athletic audio/visual staff producing motivational videos and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications.
Carl spent four years after college in Beaver Creek, Colorado working with the Ritz-Carlton Club, Bachelor Gulch. He managed the ski valet team, which earned the highest guest satisfaction ratings among the Ritz-Carlton Hotels.
After moving to Austin in 2008, Carl enjoyed a coveted job in Austin the entertainment industry as a video assist PA for Friday Night Lights. In between call times for the show and during the off-season, Carl helped Lauren with the beginning stages of Lupine Lane in 2008.
In a mere summer, Carl realized that he found both professional and personal fulfillment as an integral part of Lupine Lane. He decided to make a career change to become a mainstay and now directs many different facets of Lupine Lane, including the wonderful, multi-cultural culinary creations for lunch every day!
In May 2017, Lauren and Carl welcomed their first child, Ella Claire Boyle-Cates, into this wonderful world. And, in August 2019, Sophia Elizabeth joined the party! Lauren and Carl have been thrilled to be on their greatest adventure yet as parents. They love traveling and enjoying Austin with the girls and watching them learn and experience everything this exciting Earth has to offer.
Also, below is an article about our journey up to July 2013, that was published in the Lakeway Voice. Since then, we have completed our brand new, state-of-the-art school and are enjoying all that it has to offer! Call us at 512-900-1090 for a tour today!