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Nate Dunning
Nate Dunning is a passionate conservative leader who embarked on his journey with YCT by founding the YCT chapter at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Committed to spreading conservative values within the UMHB community, he laid the foundation for a vibrant conservative community while pursuing his BBA.

During his tenure at UMHB, Nate not only excelled academically but also demonstrated his commitment to his core interests in politics, finance, and religion. Beyond his academic pursuits, he took the helm of multiple student organizations that mirrored his diverse passions.

Nate's dedication to YCT's mission and principles has been unwavering. He has previously held key roles within the YCT State Board, serving as the IT Director and Senior Vice Chairman. In these capacities, he exhibited his leadership and dedication to furthering the conservative cause. His experience and insights have made him a valuable resource for YCT chapters across the state.

As Chairman of YCT, Nate continues to lead with integrity, a deep understanding of conservative values, and an unwavering commitment to fostering a strong and united conservative movement. Under his leadership, YCT thrives as an organization that empowers young conservatives, promotes individual liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility, and actively shapes the future of Texas and the nation.

Nate's vision and leadership inspire YCT members and supporters to work tirelessly in advancing conservative principles. With a bright future ahead, Nate Dunning remains dedicated to the conservative cause and continues to be a driving force within the YCT community.
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Mikel Moore
Senior Vice Chairman
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.
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Bryce Trull
Junior Vice Chairman
Bryce is a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor alumni. While he was there, he found out about YCT and quickly got involved. He helped found the YCT chapter on the campus and became the executive director for the chapter. His main goal with YCT is to advance conservative values and to educate others on them.
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Jonah Wendt
Vice Chairman of Communications
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Kevin Crusius
Vice Chairman of Political Affairs
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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Tyler Tonko
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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Kenzie Garnder
Graphic Designer
Kenzie Gardner grew up in Florida and Missouri, but now gets to call Texas her home. She is majoring in Animal Science, Animal Production with a minor in Spanish. She is proud to be the Chapter Chair for Texas Tech and hopes to spread the conservative message through leadership, activism, and education.
Nathan Darsch
Vision Director
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William Travis
Operations Director
William Travis is the Operations Director for the Young Conservatives of Texas. Graduating in May 2024, he is studying Business Computer Information System. Seeking to support conservative values, he is a member of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor chapter of YCT where he eventually served as Executive Director then as Vice-Chairman. In addition to his involvement with YCT William has been involved in Student Government Association most recently as the Senior Class Vice-President and at his local church where he is a member of the worship team and a small group leader in the youth group.
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Luke Posegate
Formal Content Creator
Luke Posegate is a Junior studying Economics with a concentration in Legal Studies at the University of Dallas. Luke was a co-founder of the UD Young Conservatives of Texas chapter and serves as its second chairman. He is currently a policy research intern with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. In the summer of 2022, Luke interned with the Heritage Foundation as a member of the Young Leaders Program. Today he is an economics intern at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the politics editor for the Crusader Standard, the conservative newspaper at UD. Luke also serves on the executive board for the Pre-Law Society and as a class senator in Student Government. Luke hopes to energize the conservative student body at the University of Dallas to increase their participation in DFW politics and to encourage discussions on the importance of faith in politics.
Matt Armato
Policy Director
Ellis Jacoby
Campus Publication Director
Christian Kennedy
IT Supervisor
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Juan Almengor
Juan Almengor is a Colombian who immigrated to the United States at the age of three, and was raised in Pearland, TX in a conservative Christian household, and has been raised to not take his freedom and rights for granted. In 2013 He became a United States Citizen. Juan is currently in his sophomore year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Majoring in both Economics and Finance with a goal to attend law school. As the Chapter Chair for UMHB, He aims to expand the conservative wave and to educate on current political issues and policies. Juan was the former Communications Director for the UMHB chapter.
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Brandon Vincitore
IT Director
Brandon was born and raised in Houston, Texas where he graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 2019. He is now a sophomore at Southern Methodist University majoring in Computer Science and Data Science with a minor in Business Administration. He is looking forward to starting the SMU chapter of YCT and promoting conservative principles on campus. In his free time, Brandon likes to work on earning his private pilot licenses and playing simulation and strategy-based video games.