The youngest of 5 Aggies, Amy Morris basically grew up in Aggieland, and is pleased to continue serving her Aggie family as the 2017 CCAMC President-Elect and Coach’s Night Co-Chair. Her work with the Club first began in 2010 as a Muster volunteer, moving on to chair Muster in 2011 and 2012, serving as Treasurer for 2013-2015, and co-chairing Coach’s Night in 2016.
Amy graduated from Texas A&M in 2001 with a BBA in Accounting. Her career began in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen in Houston serving commercial clients, continuing on to PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Austin, serving the non-profit and small business communities of Austin with local firms Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP and Atchley & Associates LLP. Amy currently serves as the Director of Finance for I Live Here I Give Here, whose flagship program, Amplify Austin, has raised over $35M for central Texas non-profits since 2012.
She has two daughters, classes of 2029 and 2031, and volunteers with Austin Boxer Rescue, Junior Achievement, and RRISD. She also enjoys anything on the water, reading, and spending time with her large and raucous family, along with frequent visits to College Station during football season.
Kristen is a fifth generation Aggie therefore as the saying goes, she bleeds maroon. She graduated in 2005 and moved back to her hometown of Austin, Texas in 2009. She has been on the board for the past two years serving as vice president of Coach’s Night and has served as a committee member for the Maroon and White Wine Tasting Event. Currently, Kristen works an Austin Realtor with Horizon Realty. She is passionate about assisting Aggies with their real estate wants and needs. When the CCAMC and the Austin real estate market isn’t keeping her busy, Kristen enjoys preparing for her level three sommelier certification as well as being outdoors, and cooking foods that reflect her and her husband Chris’ (class of 2006) many around the world travels.
A native Austinite and the only Aggie in her family, Amanda actually grew up cheering for that “other school” until she saw the light and shifted her allegiance to Texas A&M. Her blood has run a deep maroon ever since. Amanda is has been with the club for three years, having served as Muster chair during her tenure. She also previously volunteered with the club on the scholarship committee, coach’s night and more. Amanda graduated from Texas A&M in 1999 with a BS in Journalism and has spent her career in the communications field, working for the Texas Veterans Commission, Schlotzsky’s and is currently corporate communications manager at Sports Clips Haircuts. In addition to volunteering with CCAMC, she spends a week each summer as a director at Slumber Falls Camp in New Braunfels.
Erika Musick is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2002 where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Additionally, she returned to A&M to pursue Graduate Studies in the field of Educational Psychology, specializing in Low Incidence Disabilities and received her teaching certification in Special Education. She is currently teaching her twelfth year in Special Education and also holds additional certifications in the areas of Elementary Education, Secondary English, and English as a Second Language. Born and raised in Austin, she is the only member of her family to attend Texas A&M University. Erika first became connected with the Capital Area A&M Club (CCAMC) by attending Football Watch Parties and Monthly Happy Hours. Passionate about assisting others with opportunities to connect and network with other Aggies in the Austin Area, she assisted with the Football Watch Parties during 2015. She looks forward to expanding her involvement with CCAMC in 2016 by serving as the 2016 Watch Party Coordinator. In addition to promoting and supporting fellowship of local Aggies in her role on the 2016 Board, Erika enthusiastically participates in CCAMC scholarship fundraising efforts to support local students as they begin their studies at Texas A&M University. As a high school special education teacher and active participant in the school district from which graduated, Erika encourages high school seniors accepted for admission to A&M to apply for the amazing scholarships that CCAMC has to offer. She looks forward to a great year of fellowship and fundraising!
Katie Dahlander graduated from Texas A&M in May 2015 with a Finance degree and certificate in Commercial Banking. Originally from Dallas, Katie fell in love with Austin during her internship at JPMorgan Chase. She has now worked at the bank for over 2 years supporting the Middle Market and Specialized Industries Commercial Lending Group. When she’s not crunching numbers at work or as the CCAMC Treasurer, Katie enjoys traveling, gathering friends together, and promoting theSkimm as a local Skimmbassador.
Chris, Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of ’97 (BS -Kinesiology), is brand new to serving on the board of the CCAMC but he’s been a regular attendee of events such as Muster, Coaches Night, watch parties, Reveille Breakfast and was the sponsor for the 2017 happy hours. His admiration of good beer, whiskey and wine make Chris the perfect host for the 2018 happy hours!
Austin has been Chris’ home since 2002 after he met, married and converted his wife Erika (Texas A&M Class of ’14, Texas Class of 1999). Professionally, he is a residential and farm and ranch Realtor with Jackson Properties in southwest Austin and he takes great pride in helping other Former Students navigate real estate transactions. When he’s not working Chris spends his time outdoors fishing, gardening, hiking, traveling, and visiting breweries with Erika. He and Erika also share a passion for giving back to Texas A&M through the funding of endowments with the Texas A&M Foundation and through helping other Aggie owned businesses in the Austin area with marketing specifically to fellow Aggies.
Jon is passionate about helping families create clarity and confidence with their financial objectives. He holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and recently completed the CERTIFIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ANALYST® designation through The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to working at UBS, Jon worked at Northwestern Mutual and Teach for America. As a Teach for America alumni, he is a strong advocate for expanding educational opportunities for students throughout the Austin community. Jon is committed to pursuing a lifetime of community engagement and is a graduate from Leadership Austin. In addition to serving with the Capital City A&M Club, Jon is currently serving on The Association of Former Students Young Alumni Advisory Council. In his free time, Jon enjoys running, traveling, and adventuring with his wife, Betsy.
David Goss is returning as the Vice President of Technology. He first became involved in the same capacity in 2010 when he moved to Austin. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 with a degree in Information Systems and spent 10 years in Dallas before moving to Austin. He is a Systems Engineer for Dell EMC and in his spare time enjoys playing Rugby with the Austin Blacks Rugby Football Club.
Jamie Bennett ’15 is a first-generation Aggie who fell in love with Texas A&M the second he set foot on campus during a high school tour. Since graduating from A&M in December 2015, Jamie has worked full-time in politics at both the national and state level.
While at Texas A&M, Jamie was involved in various student organizations, most memorably: Fish Camp, Aggie Muster Committee, and founding member of The Mugdown, a satirical newspaper. Besides the CCAMC board, Jamie is also a Class Agent for his class. Jamie graduated with a degree in mathematics.
John is a first generation Aggie who grew up in the Texas Hill Country. In his time at Texas A&M, he was an active student member of numerous professional societies, greek life, and the Texas A&M Wakeboard team, which fuels his passion for the university. He graduated in 2011 with a BS in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technologies, and moved to Austin in 2013. John works in technical sales and when not working, he enjoys organizing intramurals for CCAMC, playing sports, hiking and being out on the area lakes.
The Capital City A&M Club is always looking for new board members who have a spirit of servant leadership and a heart for raising money for scholarships for our local youth to help us take the club to the next level!
Email President-Elect@austinags.org for inquiries.