Who are we?
The Think Ahead Group (TAG) is a group of young professionals who are passionate about brain health.

What do we do?
TAG is teaching people how to think about the current and future health of their brains. We raise money to support research at the Center for BrainHealth that discovers and implements new ways to understand, protect, and heal the human brain.

Accomplishments:

  • Securing former First Lady Laura W. Bush as a special guest speaker
  • Growing to over 400 past and present members
  • Raising over $300,000 in financial and in-kind gifts
  • Hosting multiple lectures and social events

Media Recognition:

  • Dallas Morning News
  • PaperCity
  • D Magazine Blog
  • Dallas Modern Luxury
  • Park Cities People
  • RSVP Calendar Blog
  • My Sweet Charity Blog
  • Luella & June


Member Spotlight view past winners

Kristina and Konrad Kaltenbach

What is your involvement with TAG?:
Kristina originally started as a Community Relations Intern for the Center for BrainHealth and learned of TAG. Seeing the organization first hand, she saw how passionate all of the researchers were in making a difference in people's longterm mental health. The dedication given to the work produced at the Center was inspiring. Her brother, Konrad Kaltenbach, learned of the organization through her sister after graduating photography school in Boston and returning to Dallas. Konrad quickly realized that he knew many people in TAG and thought it would be a fun way to meet people and give back to the community. He even ended up taking the 2014 group photo before the annual TAG Derby Party!

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TAG?:
Kristina and Konrad enjoy learning how their support of TAG benefits groundbreaking research that one day might help their family and loved ones live their best lives.

Tell us a little bit about your background:
Konrad and Kristina were both born and raised Texans. Growing up in Dallas, they enjoy Bubba's chicken, the Katy Trail Ice House, and lakeside park. Kristina attended Vanderbilt University and now works for the National MS Society. Konrad owns his own architecture and real estate photography business, Kaltenbach Photography. He attended St. Olaf college where he sang in the St. Olaf choir.

Any fun summer plans?:
Their family has had a lakehouse in Canada for more than forty years, and both Konrad and Kristina grew up spending summer's on the Lake of the Woods. It is there that they learned to drive boats, build campsites, and filet fish-all good skills for the real world.