What is your current occupation (school) and what does that involve?
"Currently I am an athletic training student at Texas Lutheran University this entails me being out with the football team during practice and games. I was with the Texas Lutheran Men’s soccer team for four weeks and I was in charge of making sure they were hydrated and rehabbed them if they got injured. Athletic training takes up the majority of my time but the friendships you build with the other athletic trainers is well worth the long hours in the heat."
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"Well I usually play Fifa with my roommate and suitemate depending on their moods because they don’t like losing. My off times are usually in the mornings so I go and get my workout in to try and stay in shape. College life can add some unneeded weight if you aren’t staying physically active. On the weekends when football is away, I usually ask my buds if they want to go play some basketball or if they want to go do something else we usually just come up with things on the fly."
What city and state were you born?
"I was born in Harlingen, Texas."
Who are the members of your immediate family?
"In my immediate family, it’s my parents, mom and dad, and then me."
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"One of the biggest challenges that I have faced would be achieving the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts. This was probably the toughest project that I had ever done. Organizing a project that changes the lives of young kids at a high school placed a lot of pressure on me but I was able to complete it and with great outcomes was truly a blessing."
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"My favorite TV show of all time would be Chuck but currently it is Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I am a huge Marvel fan. My favorite movie would be the Star Wars Saga."
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc.)?
"I can listen to pretty much anything: Hip-hop, pop, country,Reggaeton, Spanish pop. I’m just going to say all music."
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant in Seguin?
"My favorite Seguin business and restaurant would be El Charro because it is the closest restaurant that reminds me of the food back in the valley."
What is something folks may not really know about you?
"I am a huge Tony Romo fan and a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan."
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or dead) and excluding immediate living family members), who would they be?
"Tony Romo, Chris Paul, Adam Sandler, Denzel Washington, Tom Landry"
What are your roles in the community?
"My role in the Seguin community would be me doing anything big or little for the community. I can pick up a piece of trash and I’ll be doing my part in cleaning the environment. By attending college and furthering my education I’ll be able to make a difference in this community, my community and in this nation when I begin my career."
What are your professional background/achievements/leadership roles?
"Being a Boy Scout really taught me about being a leader. As an Eagle Scout, the youth look up to you so you set an example for them and you may not know but they may accomplish big things in the future. I could have had an influence on a future doctor or future president."
What are your proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"One of my proudest moments would be graduating high school and attending school at Texas Lutheran. My parents never had the luxury of attending college so being a first generation student is a pretty proud moment in my life."
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"I see Seguin as a real close-knit community just like my hometown. Having a close-knit community like Seguin is very inviting to people who have never lived here before like me."
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"The most interesting thing about Seguin would be its love for Texas Lutheran and its athletics. I personally see Seguin as a sports oriented community and the athletics make up a lot of this communities pride and joy."
What are your future plans?
"I plan on graduating from Texas Lutheran in 2017 and then attending graduate school for Biomechanics and then being a certified personal trainer. I would like to go to medical school for orthopedics and becoming a doctor for a sports franchise like the Dallas Cowboys."
What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
"I just want to thank the community of Seguin for making me feel like a part of the community."