Andy McCarthy
President

Andy McCarthy was an ALT in Akita (Futatsui-machi), 2005-2008. He currently works as an attorney in Houston and has been JETAA Texoma's President since 2018. When not working or representing JETAA, you can find him at the table tennis table.


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Mark Schneider
Vice President

Mark Schneider was an ALT in Miyagi 2003-2006 & Ehime 2010-2015, where he co-served as Prefectural Advisor. Now, he works in the Cultural Affairs & PR division of the Japanese Consulate in Houston. His free time disappears into writing, gaming, cooking, & music.

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Jennifer Kennedy Tucker
Treasurer

Jennifer Kennedy Tucker was an ALT in Shimane prefecture from 2009 - 2011. Even today, she has an interest in Japanese food, culture, and language. She is a project manager by trade and finally has enough vacation time to re-visit Japan!

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Emily Gurvis
Secretary

Emily Gurvis was a middle school and elementary school JET in Matsuyama-Shi, Ehime-Ken from 2010 to 2012. In her spare time she likes reading, writing, and trying to make the perfect runny oyakodon.

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Rochelle Breen
Webmaster

Rochelle Breen served as an ALT 2014-2015 in Gunma-prefecture, Maebashi-shi. Now, she advises international students in Oklahoma, makes road trips to Texas for the trail running scene, and edits a sci-fi/fantasy literary magazine.

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Rochelle Breen
Interim Press Officer

Rochelle Breen will also serve as Interim Press Officer until another candidate volunteers for the role.

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Michelle Lu
Austin/Hill Country Regional Officer

Michelle Lu spent 2012-2014 in Hokkaido teaching in Mukawa-cho. She's now studying to get her Masters at UT while also working full-time. Michelle wants continue bringing the JET community together in Austin by creating fun events and meeting new people!

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Halee Haggerton
Houston/South Texas Regional Officer

Halee Haggerton spent 2013-2014 in Kobe city. She's back in Houston (for now). You can find her playing video games or with her cats outside of work and JETAA!

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Sandi Morrow
Oklahoma Regional Officer

Sandi Morrow was a JET in Okinawa Prefecture from 1999-2001. She currently serves as Assistant Principal of Owen Elementary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When not at school she spends time with her family and loves being outdoors.

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