Meet the Team
Class of 2000, Ricky Drake is one of the founding members of our organization. He has been a hard-working man in the tire business industry focused on corporate sales accounts locally since graduating from Travis H.S. He has stayed true living in South Austin and raising his family along with his wife (also an Alumni). Ricky, along with his fellow Alumni, was devastated to see the lack of attendance in sporting events and parent support. Although he is kept busy with his work and daughters' endeavors, he has been present at almost every meeting, event, and game while also donating extra time to help the last-minute needs of the Travis ECHS students and programs. He is a great example of a true leader.
Ricky's main role as a Chairman is to make sure all tasks and/or projects are being met. He assists in almost every aspect of the organization as much as possible with the same positive enthusiasm since day one. Ricky is passionate about bringing back the Travis Rebel spirit on game days and getting the parents to be as active as possible not just in sports but also in their overall education.
Class of 2000, Jordan is one of the founding members of the organization. He went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin and went to become a Fire Fighter with San Antonio FD. He is currently a Fire Engineer and Paramedic going on 17 years. As another true Austinite, he has stayed in town raising his family with his wife, Jasmin (also an Alumni). They were active with the PTSA earlier on as parents and helped build relationships with the administration and the school's programs. However, with the limitations that the PTSA had within the state and national guidelines, they decided creating an outside non-profit with their fellow Alumni will be best in truly making changes and helping support the Travis ECHS students and community. They are still assisting the PTSA and many other programs like the Rebelettes team, Athletic Department, Parent Support, Communities in School, and graduating class committees when called on by program leaders.
Jordan's main role is to support any gaps that any of the other board members may need assistance with. He is also passionate about assisting Julian Montoya III create a stable mentorship program for Travis ECHS students and TR Alumni & Community organization. Jordan's experience with serving his community, innate communication skills, and shared background with many of the current students have helped guide some in finding their path during high school and after graduation.
Julian Montoya III
A 1997 graduate of William B. Travis High School, Julian has always looked for opportunities to give back to his South Austin Community. Inspired by the friendships and relationships built during his childhood, Julian quickly connected with the mission of the Travis Rebels Alumni and Community Association. Being able to share this passion with his children and wife, also a Travis graduate, provides added motivation to be a positive influence on students and parents of the Rebel Community. Traveling with family, exploring the outdoors, watching sports, and listening to live music are how he spends his free time. Julian is always open to a conversation over great food and new experiences. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or just to say “hi”!
Julian's main role is focused on managing the financials as treasurer and helping organize the project/event(s) calendar to approve for the coming year. His experience and stead-fast focus have helped move this organization more in becoming a stable support for our Travis Rebel students and community.
Class of 2000, Jasmin is one of the founding members of the organization. Jasmin went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin. After taking a year off to raise her first daughter with her spouse and also fellow Alumni, Jordan, she went back to school to get her degree in nursing. She is currently an ER RN Manager at one of our local hospitals. Jasmin was quite disappointed to find their beloved Travis seemed to have been forgotten by the community and lacked the school pride she fondly remembered. The empty bleachers, minimal parent support, and existing programs that were lacking that extra hand for the teachers made it easy to decide that she will use a lot of her spare time in bringing it close to what the students, families, faculty, and Alumni deserve. They were active with the PTSA earlier on as parents and helped build relationships with the administration and the school's programs. However, with the limitations that the PTSA had within the state and national guidelines, they decided creating an outside non-profit with their fellow Alumni will be best in truly making changes and helping support the Travis ECHS students and community. They are still assisting the PTSA and many other programs like the Rebelettes team, Athletic Department, Parent Support, Communities in School, and graduating class committees when called on by program leaders.
Jasmin's main role is assisting with organizing the calendar, meeting minutes, website, social media, organization files, and filing necessary legal for non-profit status as Secretary. With her background as an immigrant, English as a second language, and the struggles of growing up integrating a new culture with her current one in the midst of adolescence, Jasmin would love to help connect more with students in the same situation. She would love to help guide them through as she would have appreciated going through high school. She is as determined as all the other board members in getting this organization a solid foundation for our Travis Rebel students and its community that can be passed along to other interested Alumni for years to come.
Volunteer Support Team
It takes a village
🟥Rita Salinas c/o 2000
🟥 Anthony Rivera c/o 2000
🟥 Zeke Martinez c/o 2000
🟥 Angela Estrada c/o 2000
🟥 Saeid Moezzi c/o 2000
🟥 Brooks Felder c/o 2000
🟥 Mark Williams c/o 2002
🟥 Myrna Ruvalcaba, Honorary Member & Volunteer
🟥 John Davenport, Honorary Member & Volunteer (RIP)
Yearly Scholarship fund, Rebel FEST, and other seasonal projects like Hotdog & Tailgates, Family Holiday meals, Holiday Giving Tree, SAT test snacks, Adopt the Senior, Prom Dress Drive, and Adopt the Prom were all possible in collaboration with these volunteers.