Dinah Parker Matthews
2017 Lunar Rendezvous Chairwoman
Dinah Parker Matthews has deep roots in the Clear Lake community, having moved to the area in 1965, when her father started work as an Aerospace Engineer at NASA and her mother as a 4th grade teacher in CCISD. Dinah graduated from Clear Lake High School and attended Texas A&M University where she earned a BBA in Marketing.
Dinah is married to Joe Matthews, who recently retired after 40 years as an Oil & Gas executive. He spends his time fishing and volunteering with Sailing Angels and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). They have 2 daughters, Holly and Natalie, both of whom also graduated from Clear Lake High School. Holly recently graduated from the University of Texas -Austin with a BS in Biology and a Business Foundations Certificate. She is currently pursuing a Physician Assistant graduate degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. Natalie is a sophomore at the University of Texas-Austin studying Corporate Communications.
Dinah has volunteered for the Lunar Rendezvous Festival in many capacities: Co-Chairman-Auction (2006), Chairman - Fashion Show (2007), Chairman- Cultural Arts Evening (2008), Chairman-Wrap-Up Party (2009), Chairman-Auction (2010), Chairman-Raffle (2011), Chairman-Auction (2013), and Chairman-Auction (2016). She has also been an active volunteer with the Clear Creek Education Foundation, having served as a Board Member for 2 terms and as Chair or Co-Chair of the annual Fashion Show for 8 years.