Foster is a Dallas native who resides in Austin Texas. He did his undergraduate work at UNT in Denton and earned an MA in Modern European History from UT Austin in 1989. He went to work for Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action in 1995, and became State Director in 2 12. He coordinates outreach to Texas communities, public officials and regulatory agencies, and leads coalition building with other organizations. Foster is proficient in French and German. His wife Virginia is from Ft Worth, and the couple has two children and three grand children.