My name is Jeff Hunkele and I was born in Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. I moved to Texas in 1989 for a job working for Rockwell Space Operation Company, a subcontractor of NASA. Over the next few years, I changed jobs and moved to Fresno, TX where I lived for 18 years.

In 2011, while vacationing in Barranquilla, Colombia, I met my amazing wife, Kelly and her 2 daughters, Valentina and Marianna. After a very long and costly process, they were finally able to come to the US in 2012 where we got married and started our lives together. In 2016, we were blessed with our 3rd daughter, Caroline and became a family of 5.

In the summer of 2018, we moved to Pearland and enjoyed the proximity of the schools, the stores we frequent and my job. Weekends you can find us walking down Pearland Parkway or playing at Independence Park. Sunday is our day to recharge and we start the day by going to weekly mass at Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood. In this fast-paced world, it's nice to gather as a family and give thanks for all we have been blessed with in our lives.


I have held many different computer-related positions throughout my career and have worked at my current employer, PinnacleART, for the past 8 years. I am the Product Manager for our mobile application solution. It is through this job where I focus on the problems of our customers and find solutions to improve their lives through more efficient processes and procedures. It is this unique process improvement mindset that I will bring to the city of Pearland to analyze existing issues and work with others to come up with the best solution to improve our great city.