Luis Rojas – CAAT President and SpringSpirit Board Member
Luis grew up in the Spring Branch area and attended Valley Oaks Elementary, Landrum Middle and Northbrook High. He spent the majority of his career in the banking industry before transitioning to the energy sector. He currently works as an Onboarding Specialist at Shell. Luis and his wife love Spring Branch and wanted to raise their two children in this area. As a family, they became heavily involved with SpringSpirit due to its mission and the positive impact it was having in the community. They have continued to volunteer with SpringSpirit even after needing to relocate to the Cypress area, and their children continue to go to school in SBISD and will graduate from Northbrook High School. Luis is dedicated to ensuring that his family continues to grow their roots in Spring Branch and make an impact on the community.
Rosalba Covarrubias – Vice President and Community Chair
(Rosy) I was born and raised in Mexico and came to this beautiful country in the year 2000. I am a full time mom very involved in my kids activities, I am a volunteer in their schools as well as in Spring Spirit. My whole family have been participating in SpringSpirit since 2014. I Have three kids, Kevin, Joscelyn and Paola. We started with CRL where I was a team mom and then the coach. Helping is something that I love and makes me feel good. I am pleased to see my community grow and excel. One of my goals is to see my children go to college, educate them as people of good and faith continue to support and guide them to achieve their goals and personally continue to grow as a person, If I could have a superpower it would be to fly , to be able to be on time in all my kid’s practices, games , school , CAT meetings and avoid Houston’s traffic stress ;)
CAAT Member – Ministry
Grecia Castro My husband Diego Mendoza and I have 4 children Diego, 15 years old, Grecia, 13 years old, David, 8 years old, and Daniel, 5 years old, we also have a dog son that we adopt, Canelo 2 years old. My husband and I decided to emigrate to this country in 2013 for a better future for our children since our country does not have a good education for children with different disabilities, I have 3 children with hemiparesis, autism and Asperger's syndrome. I came to Spring Spirit that same year (2013)! I was looking to learn more about this country and socialize (I have always liked meeting people and learning new things) and this organization helped us a lot and welcomed us as family. I enrolled my children in the CRL league after my daughter Grecia became the first generation of Lady Toros, she learned to interact with more children starting to speak more, the coaches and SS staff made her feel welcomed and always included her in activities and practices, that helped her a lot with her disability. My son Diego was more inclined towards education, he went to classes after school, he was very supportive in reading classes and he waited every Friday to attend FNL. David and Daniel participate in Reading and soccer, David is now in swimming lessons and he is very excited to be part of it. Well, this is how we started and we got involved in this amazing organization. We volunteered to give back a little bit of all SS have contributed to our family.
CAAT Member– Ministry chair
Cristina Urbina (Cristy) My name is Maria Cristina I am originally from Montemorelos, Nuevo León Mexico (where the best orange is grown) 5 years ago I arrived in this country of opportunities, arriving with a suitcase full of dreams and hope for a better future. We are a family of 4, my husband Julio Gonzalez, my son Diego (13 years old), my daughter Ximena (7 years old). I really enjoy getting involved in my children's activities, volunteering at my children's schools, and Spring Spirit, that has become as a family for us. My children are involved in sports, education programs and FNLL. Also, I’m a the Team Mom in my daughter's Softball team. Always willing to help anytime I can. My goal is to learn to speak and write English, and for my children to go to college
CAAT Member– Softball Chair
Stephanie Lizama She and her family have been a member of Spring Spirit since 2015. She is an active member in the community as well as the Spring Branch school district, where she serves as a member of the Campus Improvement Team for Edgewood Elementary. Stephanie has two children involved at Spring Spirit, Gavin, and Jude. She is married to Marlon Lizama who teaches a creative writing course for youth at the center. She was a volunteer softball coach for the Lady Toros and continues to work closely with them. She has set many goals for the future, but at this time she is focusing on health and fitness. Stephanie is from Louisiana where she attended Louisiana State University. She enjoys reading in her spare time as well as listening to music. She is from a small town in Louisiana and knows the importance of community. Stephanie is honored to be a part of this committee where she can help improve the needs of others.
CAAT Member– Soccer Chair
Francisco Lopez I’m Francisco Lopez arrived from Mexico City at the age of 17 I was fortunate enough to graduate from HS. I waited 7 years after HS graduation to enrolled in college for various personal reasons, at that time I was already a father of my 3 children, but this only gave me the focus and the energy to do it. I graduated with the degree of a Bachelor of Accounting Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Downtown. I been part of spring spirit for the last 8 years. I had coach and volunteer in different capabilities at spring spirit and the community. My kids have played baseball, soccer, and attended several summer camps. I really want to see this community grow and become a beacon in this town. Diego, played baseball and currently he is in U15 competitive soccer program. Emma is more into education she participates in the statistics program. Sasha is only 8 and currently she will participate in the soccer program. All my kids really enjoy FNL and the summer programs.
CAAT Member– Education Chair
Andy began volunteering at Spring Spirit on his nephew, Raul’s T-ball team in 2018. Like the players he serves, he also grew up in the Spring Branch community. He has been coaching the same core group of boys, through CRL, who are now on the competitive 9U Toros team. He is currently a bilingual educator for Spring Branch ISD and serves on campus and district level teams. Andy graduated from Texas A&M University in 2017 where he was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets. Andy’s interests include playing basketball, watching sports, and spending time with his family. Now as a member of the CAAT, he hopes to continue making a difference in the community and help Spring Spirit reach more families.
CAAT Member– Baseball Chair
Wayne Weathersby is the oldest of three siblings, all born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Spring Woods high school in 2007, where he met his wife. They both have raised two wonderful boys, which opened the doors for coaching. He Started volunteering for Spring Spirit in 2017, when his son’s team needed a coach in the SpringSpirit Cal Ripkin league. From there, he transitioned to coaching a Toros team in 2019 and coaches that team and his son currently. He works for H-E-B at the Windfern Distribution Center, as a Warehouse Trainer for new hires. His Goals are to become an inspiring and great team leader, as well as a role model for others and to grow and become the best version of myself for my children. His hobbies include coaching baseball, staying athletic at Spring spirit, love to Draw & Paint when I have free time
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