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Julia Crusius
State Chairman
Julia majored in Economics at Trinity University, where she dedicated her free time to her YCT chapter and served as the chapter chairman during her junior year. She is a staffer in the Texas Legislature, where she works primarily on education and healthcare policy. She is honored to lead the YCT State Board and is excited to grow YCT to support more conservative college students and make Texas more conservative.
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Nate Dunning
Vice Chairman of Operations
Nate Dunning began his YCT Journey by founding the YCT chapter at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to help increase the conservative values among the people in the UMHB community. During his time at UMHB, he fostered a strong community of conservatives while obtaining his BBA and running multiple organizations that align with his hobbies of politics, finance, and religion. He has previously served the State Board as the IT Director and is always looking for ways to assist the chapters.
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Mikel Moore
Vice Chairman of Chapter Development
Mikel Moore is the Vice-Chairman of Chapter Development for the Young Conservatives of Texas. In this role, he assists new and existing chapters in executing activism projects, utilizing available resources, and growing their voice on campus. He previously served as the Chapter Chairman at the University of Houston. His efforts established a strong network of conservative students and demonstrated the pathway to success for chapters across the state. Mikel is currently a 3L at the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to his pursuit of a law degree, he earned a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Stefan Fitting
Vice Chairman of Events
Stefan Fitting is a husband, father, and law student at the University of Texas. He got involved with YCT during his undergraduate at Baylor, where he graduated in an honors program with focuses in History, Political Science, and Japanese. The most important political issues for Stefan are those related to the pro-life cause and fighting for a Christian conservative culture. In his free time, he likes reading about theology and grand strategy.
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Tyler Tonko
Secretary
Tyler Tonko is a graduate of Texas A&M University - Commerce and the Secretary of the YCT State Board. He originally joined YCT in 2019 when he founded the TAMU-Commerce chapter as chairman. Tyler works in sciences for a living, having experience in cellular reprogramming and fatigue research. He is currently working in clinical trial coordination for patients with lung disease and lung transplants. As YCT Secretary, Tyler hopes to help further develop and formalize the group as a whole. He also hopes to assist in building bridges with local community members and military veterans to help give them a voice in politics.

In his free time, Tyler likes learning about the world, may it be in medicine or politics. He also loves drinking espresso shots and listening to hardcore punk, preferably at the same time.
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Skyler Wachsmann
Alumni Director
Skyler is a personal financial planning major and political science minor at Texas Tech University. After graduating, he hopes to become a Certified Financial Planner and improve financial literacy among young people. Born and raised in Waco, Texas, he is a big fan of Texas country music, especially Willie Nelson. Inspired by Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign, he has become passionate about spreading the message of liberty at Texas Tech and in West Texas. Since 2017, he has taken an active role as an officer in YCT and wants to strengthen the organization as a state board member.
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Sebastian Quaid
Chapter Maintenance Director
Sebastian Quaid is a Texas State University fifth year senior, as is tradition. Mr. Quaid is a Political Science major with a minor in Journalism and intends to attend law school in the fall of 2020. Growing up with a high-ranking military officer as a father, he is no stranger to politics and the “behind the scenes” of the political world. His first major political action was running a student election for the 2008 elections in his elementary school. He currently devotes all of his working time between his academics and the Young Conservatives of Texas. After law school, he hopes to work as a lawyer for a few years before running for an office. In his free time, Sebastian is a member of various other organizations from religious to social and enjoys spending time with his family and friends at the river or around town. Sebastian never stops moving and has an insatiable hunger for what’s next.
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Harold "Tripp" Holdridge
Event Director
Harold "Tripp" Holdridge III joined YCT-Texas State in 2016 and was the chapter chairman from 2018-2019 before graduating in 2019. After graduating he interned for Congressman Chip Roy then worked as the Field Director for Boatman for Congress. He currently works as the Legislative Director for Representative Steve Toth. He enjoys golf, theology, and mixology.
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Jonah Wendt
Communication Director
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Bryce Trull
Creative Director
Bryce Trull is a student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He got involved with YCT because he wanted more conservative representation on campus. Along with YCT, Bryce is involved in many other organizations on campus and the surrounding area, such as, the Student Government Association, where he serves as Senior Class President, and Memorial Baptist Church, where he serves on the worship team and the college leadership team. His main goal as Creative Director is to create a lasting change in the minds of people in the great state of Texas.
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Kevin Crusius
Legislative and Policy Director
Kevin Crusius is a recent graduate of Trinity University, where he studied Computer Science and Business. Kevin joined YCT-Trinity his freshman year and served as the Events Coordinator and Vice Chairman. He now works as a Software Engineer with a goal of one day owning a business. In his free time, he loves playing cribbage with his wife, reading, and rooting for the SA Spurs, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys. Kevin is looking forward to advancing the conservative movement through increasing engagement with our members, alumni, and community.
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Sammi Farnsworth
Chapter Mentorship Director
Samantha Farnsworth was born and raised in San Diego, California. She moved to San Antonio to attend college at Trinity University. While at school she got involved with Trinity's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas, where she served as social media manager, campus events coordinator, and vice chairwoman during her tenure. During the 87th legislative session, Samantha worked as an intern in the office of Representative Matt Krause, where she handled family policy and constituent communications. She graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in cellular and molecular biology, then immediately moved to Austin to begin a career in politics. She now works as a Legislative Associate for Texas Right to Life, where she researches and lobbies for Pro-Life policy, authors articles for the website, and travels the state giving educational presentations.
Jake Neidert
Vision Director