What is your current occupation (or where do you attend school), and what does that involve?
"I am currently the assistant director of digital and alumni engagement for Texas Lutheran University."
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"Friends and I will go and visit the many local breweries. I enjoy distance running as well."
What city and state were you born in?
Who are the members of your immediate family?
"Parents: Andy and Carla Batey, and younger twin sisters Keegan and Caitlyn Collins"
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"I am working full-time while enrolled in an online MBA program, so that is very demanding."
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"TV: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Movie: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc…)?
"Alternative and also EDM"
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant?
"Business: Seguin Brewing Co. Restaurant: Amy and Cathy’s"
What is something folks may not really know about you?
"I grew up in Illinois, but graduated high school in Texas."
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or dead) -excluding immediate living family members - who would they be?
"Bill Murray, Charlie Day, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and a sketch artist (like you see at carnivals)"
What are your roles in the community?
"I am a member of the Seguin Noon Lions Club, and one of our primary services is Kids Sight. I also volunteer my time at TLU."
Discuss your professional background/achievements/leadership roles.
"I have worked for both the City of Seguin and City of New Braunfels while a student at TLU, and I have been at TLU for the past two years."
What are this proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"Personal Life: Being physically able to be (able to) continue distance running after receiving back and knee surgeries in high school. Career: At the end of the first homecoming I planned/organized for the university; it was a great feeling to know that so many months of hard work paid off."
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"The people love and care about our town."
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"For as small town as we are, we are sure growing. It surprises me all the time when I hear of a new business or restaurant coming to Seguin."
What are your future plans?
"I plan to continue working for TLU in the development department for the foreseeable future, and I may finally adopt a new doggo!
May 4th the Seguin Noon Lions Club is hosting our Annual Spring Fling on May 4th from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Silver Center. There will be a pork steak dinner, raffle, bug races and a silent auction. Bring your friends and we look forward to seeing you there!"
What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
"You Stay Classy Seguin!"