Hello Booster Members and Supporters,
The nominations process for the CRHS Baseball Booster Club Officers for 2023-2024 season is complete. Thank you to all of those nominated who have graciously volunteered to take on these roles!
Here are the candidates who will be on the ballot for our Wednesday May 17th meeting:
President – Matt Hartgrove
Vice President – Jennifer Lopatowski and Manny Olivas
Secretary – Lisa Mabry
Treasurer – Damon Johnson and Marty Lambert
VP of Communications – John Valenzuela
VP of Fundraising – Michelle Mitchell
VP of Sponsorships – David Hernandez
For those positions that have more than one candidate, see what the candidates have to say:
Jennifer Lopatowski and Manny Olivas are running for Vice President.
Why would you make a good candidate for the Vice President position?
I have knowledge of what is needed for the season and season prep. The parents have asked me several times to run for this position and I have not heard of another candidate that is serious in considering the position. The Cedar Ridge families feel comfortable in coming to me with their questions and concerns.
I try to take every concern seriously and accommodate what is needed or pass on the concern for immediate remedy. I feel I have the whole team’s interest in mind, not just my son. My son will be a senior this coming year and it will be nice to have senior representation on the board. I have a great working rapport with the coach, other community members and high schools as well as the other programs and athletic coordinator in cedar ridge.
I am passionate about the experiences and the success of the young men that represent the Cedar Ridge baseball club. My primary goal is to assist our coaching staff to build the best high school baseball program in the state of Texas.
I am a people leader at a large company and have the skills and experience to lead and support an organization. My family and I are highly vested in the present and future of our baseball program as I have a wife and 3 young men in my household that are fully committed to adding value to the Cedar Ridge program: incoming junior, incoming freshman, and incoming 8th grader.
I have been a youth baseball coach and/or manager for the past 14 years, so I have a solid understanding of the needs and wants of a baseball community. God, family, and baseball have been the 3 constants in my life since I can remember, and my love for all 3 of them continue to grow as time goes on. I would love the opportunity to serve this program. Most importantly, my wife Elisa fully supports my decision to accept this nomination.
Damon Johnson and Marty Lambert are running for Treasurer
Why would you make a good candidate for the Treasurer position?
I am an experienced Accounting and Finance professional with over 27 years of professional experience. I currently am the owner and managing principal of DAJ Business Services where I provide outsourced CFO, Accounting and Strategic Financial Plan development to small businesses and nonprofits clients who desire to achieve improved financial performance. I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
My current job is Project Manager, which means I’m responsible for tracking the budgets of multiple projects all the time. Jaedyn is a sophomore, so we will be with Cedar Ridge for two more years.
Come vote for your new 2023-2024 CR Baseball Booster Club Officers at our monthly meeting on Wednesday May 17th at 6:30 in the Athletics Classroom F122.
In order to vote, you must be in attendance at the meeting and be a paid booster club member.
Thank you for your support of Cedar Ridge Baseball Booster Club!