Texas Executive Team
"Plain and simple, I care because our troops are heroes
'There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.' (John 15:13)
Mary is a Government and International Relations & Global Studies double major studying international security. She is a senior from Fort Worth, Texas who recently returned from studying abroad in the south of France. After graduating from the best university in the world she hopes to live abroad and eventually attend graduate school.
“From a young age, I learned to have admiration and give support for those serving in the Military. We know America is great—that many people have given their lives to protect the nation we’ve built, and many are still fighting. This organization allows me to show my appreciation by sending little boxes of love to those who are much braver than I. Not only do we as a team get to make troops smile from across the globe, we get the people of Austin involved and create special memories for everyone—those sending the package and those receiving it.”
Reanna is a senior from Rockport, Texas pursuing degrees in both Journalism and Advertising. After graduating from Texas, Reanna would like to work as a sports journalist or for an advertising agency.
“When I came to UT, I tried really hard for a long time to find a student organization that I felt was really making a difference out there in the world. Eventually, I stumbled upon Caring For Camo where I was able to see the immediate impact of the work we were doing. Knowing that real people receive real parcels that represent our appreciation and thoughts is a great feeling. Therefore, I made a personal mission to contribute as much as I could to this organization and its longevity for my remaining time at UT.”
Erik is currently a graduate student in McCombs. He also completed his undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management there as well. When he completes his Master’s degree, he hopes to enter into the defense contracting sector to further support the troops in that way.
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"I founded Caring for Camo because I believe it is my duty as an American to support the men and women fighting for our freedom. From as early as I can remember, it was instilled upon me that freedom is not free. I know that many of us want to help so I decided to help organize the movement."
Alan is from Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from the McCombs School of Business with a degree in finance.
"I wanted to get involved because I wanted to help the troops in the best way that I could. I didn't know how to support our troops and I realized a lot of other people don't either. What better way is there to solve the problem than start an organizaton to help others help the troops."
Jacob is from Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the McCombs School of Business in 2014. He currently lives in Dallas and works for Southwest Airlines.
"I believe in supporting those that sacrifice so much for us. Think about the sacrifice they make to their livelihood and to their families and friends. The very least we can do is send some letters and care packages to brighten their day. I wanted to help, so we started Caring for Camo."
Andy is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from the McCombs School of Business with a degree in finance.
Nate served as a Green Beret for the United States Special Forces and is a recipient of the Bronze Star for his service. In 2012, he was awarded the Disney Spirit Award given to the Most Inspirational Player in college football. Nate has helped refugees in Darfur, and helped provide therepy to autistic children. Nate went to the University of Texas for his master's and joined football team. He was often referred to by teammates as, “Army,” or “America.” Nate recognizes Pat Tillman as his hero, and before games he proudly carried the American flag onto the field. He was a member of the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA and made regular visits to the Dell Children’s Medical Center with his teammates.
Nate: "Sacrifice is such a big part of it, and that might be the most inspirational thing there is. What they’ve given, whether it’s their lives or their service and being away from their families, it’s incredible. I may be receiving this honor, but it’s really going to all of them.”