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Julia Crusius
State Chairman
Julia is a senior at Trinity University majoring in Economics and Public Policy. She is excited to be working on communications for YCT, an organization to which she had dedicated her past three years. Her junior year she served as Chairman of Trinity’s YCT chapter. Passionate about increasing choice and efficiency in education, she plans to pursue a career in education reform policy. She has interned working on school finance with both the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Reason Foundation. Additionally, she has been an active volunteer for the Chip Roy for Congress campaign and loves being involved in local and state politics. As a young teenager, she moved from Alaska to Texas and has come to love Texas for its culture which values freedom, enterprise, and personal virtue. When she’s not working for YCT, she enjoys singing and reading political philosophy.
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Nate Dunning
Senior Vice Chairman
Nate Dunning is a student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He joined YCT to help increase the conservative values among the people in the UMHB community. Nate Is a leader of multiple organizations in his UMHB community with ranging topics such as politics, religion, and finance. His goal in YCT is to be able to serve his community and change people's minds on campus.
Stefan Fitting
Junior Vice Chairman
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.
Tyler Tonko is a graduate of Texas A&M University - Commerce and the Secretary of the Young Conservatives of Texas. 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 went to intern for Congressman Chip Roy then work 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. As alumni director he looks forward to meeting and working with YCT members from days past to learn more about how the organization worked back in the day.
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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