Meet the 2022 Officer Team

Lt Col (Ret) David Fujimoto '17  - President

Job Title: Director of Development

Company: Texas A&M Foundation

Fun Fact: I have traveled to over 50 countries...most of them courtesy of Uncle Sam. I am also a HUGE fan of Star Wars and have even attended three Star Wars conventions

Hobbies/Interests:  Playing and watching sports, reading, traveling, drinking red wine, watching movies, spending time with my boys, and listening to 80s music

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Memory as a Student: Getting to meet George and Barbara Bush as well as 25x World War II veterans

Student Orgs Involved With:  Bush School Ambassadors, Bush School PSO, Intramurals, Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership

Message to BCAMC Members: Whether you are "old Army" or a Young Alumni, welcome to BCAMC! Join us in the Spirit of Aggieland, and help live-out the Club pillars of Scholarship, Service, and Tradition.

Allan Riggs '71 - President-Elect & Muster Chair

Job Title: Retired

Company: Cypress Wealth Advisors

Fun Fact: Former student of Mrs. Lyle's Wee Aggieland

Hobbies/Interests:  Cycling, travel, Aggie stuff

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Memory as a Student: Walking across the stage at graduation

Student Orgs Involved With: Corps of Cadets, Industrial Arts Students Club, MSC Travel Committee

Message to BCAMC Members: Thank you for your membership and involvement!

Bob Palmarez '73 - Immediate Past President

Job Title: Owner/Director

Company: Brazos Home Care

Fun Fact: Pam and I enjoy traveling to out of town A&M Sporting events and spending time with our four grand kids.

Hobbies/Interests:  Photography, Reading, Traveling

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Memory as a Student: Catching Elton John on camera in 1972 at G Rollie

Student Orgs Involved With: Student Senate

Message to BCAMC Members: Thanks to our members for allowing me to serve side by side as we positively impact our community.

Col David Balcot '90 - Vice President of Scholarship & Records

Job Title: Senior Director of Development

Company: Texas A&M Foundation

Fun Fact: 31 years of Air Force Service; Retired Meteorologist, still chases tornadoes, but only on radar

Hobbies/Interests:  CrossFit, Pickin' the guitar

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Corps Runs through campus

Favorite Memory as a Student: Day I walked the stage then commissioned a 2Lt into the Air Force

Student Orgs Involved With: Corps of Cadets (Company V-1); Evan's Library Computer Help Desk; Texas A&M Student Chapter of the American Meteorology Society (TAMSCAMS)

Message to BCAMC Members: My life has been about the core value of Service… the nation in uniform, then Aggieland in my current job, and our community through the BCAMC.

Caitlin Falke '17 - Vice President of Finance & Intramural Chair

Job Title: Sales Executive

Company: Lockard & White

Fun Fact: I am a triplet (my brothers are Kyle '17 - an officer for the Denver A&M Club - and John, who went to that other school), and I have two adopted Labradors named Apollo and Luna

Hobbies/Interests:  I am a HUGE Aggie and Houston sports fan, and in addition to my Aggie football season tickets, I also hold season tickets for the Brazos Valley Bombers and Cavalry. When I am not watching sports, I am playing them -- I captain the BCAMC "Aggieland Atheltes" intramurals teams! I am also a lover of craft beer, Star Wars, and snow skiing

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster and the War Hymn

Favorite Memory as a Student: "Friendsgiving" my senior year, when we fit my entire Kappa Delta pledge class into a tiny apartment and had a potluck, including two turkeys friend by yours truly!

Student Orgs Involved With: Kappa Delta, The Big Event, Collegiate Panhellenic Council, Order Of Omega, Intramurals

Message to BCAMC Members: I am so excited to serve on the BCAMC officer team this year! If you have any finance questions or want to get involved with our intramurals teams, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at c.falke.2017@gmail.com!

Ian Soares '97 - Vice President of Programs

Job Title: IT Project Manager

Company: City of Bryan

Fun Fact: My wife Jennifer and I have three wonderful daughters: Darian - 28 yrs, Kailey - 25 yrs, and Laurin - 21 years. We also have an amazing grandson, from our eldest daughter, named Noah - 4 yrs

Hobbies/Interests:  I'm very much into technology, I'm also passionate about my community and have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. I try to utilize these things everyday to help others and make things better. I love Aggie sports and anything having to do with water. When it's warm, you can't keep me out of a pool, lake, river, or ocean!

Favorite Aggie Tradition: You cannot beat the Aggie Spirit. Whether it's here in Aggieland or abroad, whenever I run into fellow Aggies the connection and camaraderie is immediate. We will go out of our way to be friendly, help each other, and be generous to those around us in our communities

Favorite Memory as a Student: Building my first Bonfire as a freshman. I grew up in Aggieland, so I was familiar with Bonfire and had attended a few over the years. But getting the opportunity to participate, make new friends, and be part of all the traditions was unbelievable.

The night that I stood out on the Polo fields and saw the final stack light up, surrounded by friends and family was incredible. It was a moment I will cherish forever.

Student Orgs Involved With: I played competitive handball for Texas A&M. Was a member of Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Business Fraternity, was active with the Big Event, and OCA (Off Campus Aggies)

Message to BCAMC Members: I am grateful to have met so many wonderful folks through Texas A&M and through the Brazos County A&M Club. This organization has a huge impact on our community, we do a lot a great things, and we have fun doing it.

If you know anyone looking to give back or someone simply looking for an enjoyable opportunity to fit in, invite them to one or our events!

Debbie Hesse '85 - Vice President of Membership

Job Title: Director of Development

Company: Texas A&M Foundation

Fun Fact: Was a member of the Texas A&M Swim & Dive Team - was so blessed to be a varsity athlete here at A&M!

Hobbies/Interests: Aggie Football, Kayak, SUP, Reading, Watching any kind of tennis match, Working out at OrangeTheory

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Favorite Memory as a Student: The entire Men's & Women's Swim Team sang the Aggie war hymn at a swim invitational at Penn State - we won!! We were all lined up on the side of the pool! One of my favorites!

Student Orgs Involved With: Texas A&M Women's Swim & Dive Team; Alpha Chi Omega

Message to BCAMC Members: We'd love for you to join our Club! We have amazing people and events! Let me know how I can help!

Heather Sauber '99 - Vice President of Events & Member Education

Job Title: Director of Development

Company: Texas A&M Foundation

Fun Fact: I have worked in over 56 countries

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Traveling and Cooking

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Howdy - it’s more than a greeting it’s a “Welcome to Aggieland, to the Aggie Family”

Favorite Memory as a Student: Reflecting back it was Bonfire burn on campus in 1998 because little did we know what difference a year would make

Student Orgs Involved With: Alpha Delta Pi and Collegiate Panhellenic Council

Message to BCAMC Members: The true spirit of any A&M Club regardless of location is the inclusive nature of welcoming anyone and everyone that wants to be a part of the club. That was the spirit behind developing the Aggie Network.

Clay Jackson '09 - Vice President of Publicity

Job Title: Director of Development

Company: Brazos Christian School

Fun Fact: I went to five elementary schools growing up. I firmly believe this is why I am the outgoing/social person I am because if I didn't put myself out there then I would have just been the new kid everywhere I went.

Hobbies/Interests: I love watching and playing sports, spending time with my wife and four kids, and even though I don't have nearly enough time for it, I still love playing video games when I can.

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Aggie War Hymn

Favorite Memory as a Student: Going to Aggie baseball, basketball and football games with my cousins who are all Aggies!

Student Orgs Involved With: Sport Management Society

Message to BCAMC Members: I truly hope you enjoy the events and programs that this officer team are putting together this year. We are adding some new things in hopes of attracting some new first-time members that wouldn't be able to attend some of the more traditional events the Club has put on in the past. Please come introduce yourself to any of us and let's get you connected with some other great Ags!

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