Circle K Team Members

Executive Board

Joe Kirkendall

President 

Email: jckirkendall@crimson.ua.edu
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Graduation Year: Junior
Favorite Service Project: Habitat for Humanity
Hobbies: Boating

    Alisha Goad

    Vice President

    Email: agoad@crimson.ua.edu
    Major: Electrical Engineering & Math
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Hometown: Fishers, IN
    Hobbies: Waterskiing, painting, cycling and korfball
    Favorite Service Project: Temporary Emergency Services
    About: I like service, plain and simple. I think it allows each and every one of us to explore something within ourselves, in addition to exploring the needs of our community.

      Carissa Goetz

      Secretary

      Email: cagoetz@crimson.ua.edu
      Year: Sophomore
      Major: Marketing
      Minor: Advertising
      Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
      Favorite Service Project: Dogs on the Quad
      Hobbies: golf, baseball, hiking, paddle boarding, watching movies, reading, and volunteering.
      About:  I aspire to work in sports marketing because I love the thrill of sports and the atmosphere of how they bring people together. I have a deep passion for service and I love working with people. I believe in giving back in every way possible and trying to make a difference in every life that you can. My favorite quote is definitely: “Believe there is good in the world. Be the good.”

        Maddison Loos

        Treasurer

        Email: mkloos@crimson.ua.edu
        Major: Psychology
        Year: Sophomore
        Hometown: Orlando, FL
        Favorite Service Project: Temporary Emergency Services
        Hobbies: Shopping, makeup, napping, and working out
        About: I'm very outgoing so don't be afraid to talk to me! I love being in circle k and meeting new people 🙂

          Jordi Baraad

          Editor

          Email: jrbaraad@crimson.ua.edu
          Hometown: Agoura Hills, California
          Major: Psychology
          Graduation Year: 2017
          Favorite Service Project: West Alabama Heart Walk
          About: We are all here on this earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know. - W. H. Auden

            General Board Members

            Madison Knapp

            Board Member

            Email: mknapp@crimson.ua.edu

             

              Jon Marks

              New Member Board Member

              Email: jamarks1@crimson.ua.edu
              Year: Freshma
              Major: Accounting
              Hometown: Morton, Illinois
              Hobbies: basketball, xbox, and spikeball
              Favorite service project: the 9/11 flags
              About: My hometown is the (self-proclaimed) pumpkin capitol of the world.

                Allie Thatcher

                Board Member

                Email: apthatcher@crimson.ua.edu
                Year: Sophomore
                Major: Political Science
                Minor: Business
                Hometown: Spanish Fort, AL
                Hobbies: watching movies, eating sushi, and generally being cool
                Favorite Service Project: Temporary Emergency Services
                About: I was the president of my high school Key Club and I love service because of its inclusitivity. Organizations like Circle K enable people to find a home and do things that they may not have thought they were capable of.

                 

                  Victoria Booker

                  Board Member

                  Email: vjbooker@crimson.ua.edu

                    Committee Chairs

                    Sarah Oaks

                    Socials and Banquets Committee 

                    Email: soaks@crimson.ua.edu
                    Year: Freshman (junior by credit hours)
                    Major/Minor: Marketing and Management
                    Hometown: Clemmons, NC
                    Hobbies: reading, traveling, and doing outdoor activities
                    Favorite service project: My all-time favorite service project is the 30-hour famine with my high school Key Club. My favorite service project with Circle K so far was the Moundville Festival.

                      Miguel Castaneda

                      Membership Committee

                      Email: mucastaneda@crimson.ua.edu

                        Aaron Fox

                        Fundraising Committee

                        Email: alfox2@crimson.ua.edu

                          Sela Mitrisin

                          Programming Chair

                          Email: spmitrisin@crimson.ua.edu
                          Major: Mechanical Engineering
                          Graduation Year: 2017
                          Favorite Service Project: Animal Shelter!
                          About: I am from Dallas, Texas, and came here because I love the college atmosphere at UA. Circle K is my favorite organization because I feel like it has the most opportunities to be involved. As Programming Chair, I like to make sure that meetings are fun and interesting.

                            Victoria Booker

                            K-Family Relations Committee 

                            Email: vjbooker@crimson.ua.edu

                              Allie Thatcher

                              K-Family Relations Committee

                              Email: apthatcher@crimson.ua.edu
                              Year: Sophomore
                              Major: Political Science
                              Minor: Business
                              Hometown: Spanish Fort, AL
                              Hobbies: watching movies, eating sushi, and generally being cool
                              Favorite Service Project: Temporary Emergency Services
                              About: I was the president of my high school Key Club and I love service because of its inclusitivity. Organizations like Circle K enable people to find a home and do things that they may not have thought they were capable of.

                                Rachel Olson

                                Technology Committee

                                Email: rlolson@crimson.ua.edu
                                Year: Senior
                                Majors: Criminal Justice & Spanish
                                Minor: Computer Technology and Applications
                                Hometown: Slidell, LA
                                Hobbies: Triathlons, playing musical instruments, cycling, reading, writing and drawing
                                Favorite Service Project: The Haunted House or any 5k walks/runs
                                About: I am very involved in organizations on campus such as Circle K, The Cybercrime Club, The South Asian Society, The Triathlon Team, The Criminal Justice Student Association, and Alpha Phi Sigma as well as a community group called Tuscaloosa Cycling Club.  I am the President of The Cybercrime Club and the co-President of The South Asian Society.  I compete in several triathlons a year and hope to one day compete in a full Ironman race.  I love to do community service projects such as the MS Walk, volunteering at mountain bike races and volunteering at Ironman Florida with the Triathlon Team for the past three years.

                                 

                                  Katie Marquis

                                  Signature Events

                                  Email: kjmarquis@crimson.ua.edu
                                  Major: Marketing
                                  Graduation Year: 2018
                                  Hometown: Atlanta, GA
                                  Hobbies: reading, drawing, and working with people
                                  Favorite Service Project: Walk MS
                                  About: I am aspiring to work in human resources. I love circle K not only for the projects it participates in, but also for the people that I have the privilege of working with.

                                    Kelsey Lowman

                                    Signature Events

                                    Email: kelowman@crimson.ua.edu
                                    Major: MS in Biological Sciences; BS in Microbiology
                                    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
                                    Hobbies: reading, cooking with friends, and water motorsporting
                                    Favorite Service Project: TROT
                                    About:  I enjoy cooking, especially during the holidays, and utilize sarcasm in most conversations. My favorite thing is listening to the rain fall on a metal roof while reading a book under the window near a warm fire.

                                    “Some days I amaze my self. Other days, I put my keys in the fridge.”

                                      Elly Mckinnon

                                      Public Relations Committee

                                      Email: ecmckinnon@crimson.ua.edu
                                      Year: Sophomore (class of 2019)
                                      Major: Public Relations
                                      Minor: Psychology
                                      Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
                                      Hobbies: cooking and binge watching Netflix
                                      Favorite Service Project: Pancake Day
                                      About: I am also involved with Crimson Kindness and I like helping people anyway that I can. I think everyone should do their part in helping the community.

                                        Samantha Sargent

                                        Historian Committee

                                        Email: ssargent@crimson.ua.edu
                                        Major: Nursing
                                        Year: Sophomore
                                        Hometown: Niceville, FL
                                        Hobbies: reading and cosplay
                                        Favorite service project: anything with animals or children

                                          Drew Brasell

                                          Intramurals Committee

                                          Email: pabrasell@crimson.ua.edu
                                          Major:  Communicative Disorders
                                          Minor:  Psychology
                                          Year: Junior
                                          Hometown: Monroeville, AL
                                          Hobbies: hunting, playing sports whenever possible, and catching every marvel and DC film on its release date
                                          Favorite service project: doing angel trees for local kids, during Christmas time.
                                          About: I'm an open book. I also probably have the largest movie collection on campus. Who needs Netflix?

                                            Club Advisors

                                            David Womack

                                            Kiwanis Advisor

                                            Email: david.womack@alabama.circlek.org
                                            Hometown: Utica, Mississippi
                                            Commitment to Circle K: David first began working with Circle K in 1971 when he joined Circle K at Hinds Community College.
                                            Awards:

                                            • E. Roger Sayers Award from the University of Alabama (Second person after E Roger Sayers was presented the award when it was created and named).
                                            • Circle of Service - highest award given to a non Circle K Member by Circle K International
                                            • Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental Courage Award Alabama District of Circle K Hall of fame. one of first two people named when it was created.
                                            • Received the Sapphire Circle from Circle K International.

                                            About David: I like aquariums and love pets though I don't have any now. I have had chows, a cairn terrier, and two bob tailed cats.

                                              Alton Highsmith

                                              Faculty Advisor

                                              Email: ahighsmith@eng.ua.edu

                                               

                                                District & International Representatives

                                                Stephanie Fox

                                                District Governor 

                                                Email: smfox@crimson.ua.edu
                                                Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
                                                Major: Elementary Education with Early Childhood certification
                                                Year: Senior
                                                Hometown: Montgomery, AL
                                                Hobbies: Dancing and reading
                                                Favorite Service Project: Reading Is Fundamental Readings
                                                About: I'm very excited to serve the Alabama District as District Governor and to continue to raise awareness for childhood illiteracy through our District Project, Reading Is Fundamental. Year in school: Senior

                                                  Amy Tedford

                                                  District Communications Officer

                                                  Email: aktedford@crimson.ua.edu
                                                  Hometown: Collierville, Tennessee
                                                  Major: Nursing
                                                  Graduation Year: Junior
                                                  Hometown: Collierville, TN
                                                  Hobbies: reading, singing, watching Netflix
                                                  Favorite Service Project: Arts 'n Autism
                                                  About: Some random facts about me include that I am a coffee addict, Friends is my favorite TV show of all time, and a hidden talent of mine is rapping songs from the musical Hamilton.Year: Junior

                                                    Justin Crofoot

                                                    Subregion G Trustee

                                                    Email: jkcrofoot@crimson.ua.edu
                                                    Year: Junior
                                                    Major: Political Science and Philosophy
                                                    Minor: Educational Studies
                                                    Hometown: Sycamore, IL
                                                    Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee and Hammocking
                                                    Favorite Service Project: Reading is Fundamental Readings
                                                    About: I am passionate about the Kiwanis Family and I look forward to a great year of service, leadership, and fellowship!