2018-2019 State Officer Team
Maria Massey, State President
What’s up Indiana DECA?! My name is Maria Massey and I am your new 2018-2019 state president! I hope this year we can take DECA another level above. I am a senior at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. I am a part of National Honor Society, Interact club,Junior Department Club, Literary magazine, and Link Crew. I am on the Terre Haute North Dance Team. I also assist teach and dance at Terre Haute Academy of Dance. I love to dance, it has showed me how to be a leader. I hope this year to, increase membership and communicate with you all! Feel free to email me and follow my Instagram and twitter! I can’t wait for this year with you all!
Molly Watson, VP of Technology & Communications
Hey Indiana DECA! My name is Molly Watson and I’ll be serving as your VP of Technology and Communications this year! I am a senior at Westfield High School and this is my fourth year in DECA. Outside of DECA, I am involved in National Honors Society and work at a local consignment shop. In my free time, I like to swim, play with my two dogs and listen to music. I’m looking forward to a great year for Indiana DECA! Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Woojin Chung, VP of Career Development
What’s up Indiana DECA? My name’s Woojin Chung and I’ll be serving as your 2018-2019 VP of Career Development. I’m a current senior at Fishers High School. Outside of DECA, I’m involved in my school’s NHS, Econ club, and Math team. Additionally, I play the cello and sit on my school’s focus group, district foundation board, and a senator advisory board. I hope you guys have a DECAtastic year and shoot me with any questions or concerns regarding DECA!
Owen Findley, VP of Leadership
Oh hey! Didn’t see you there Indiana DECA! I’m Owen Findley and I am very excited to serve as your Vice President of Leadership! I’m a Junior at Terre Haute South Vigo High School. I participate in Braves Buddies, Unified Basketball, and I play on the baseball team. I also love to get outside and go hunting and fishing. I love hanging out with friends and family, and I love to play Fortnite! Feel free to follow me on Instagram (Owenfindley19), Twitter (Findleyowen), or shoot me an email anytime that you have a question! And as the great Michael Scott says, “May your hats fly as high as your dreams.”
Kate Gauer, VP of Community Service
Hey, Indiana DECA! My name is Kathryn Gauer, and I am so excited to be your first VP of Community Service! I am currently a senior at Terre Haute North Vigo High School, and I am proud to say that this is my fourth year in DECA. Besides DECA, I am also involved in NHS, Junior Department Club, Interact, Youth Grant Committee, and I am a four year varsity member of my school’s dance team. In my free time, I love to hangout with my friends and family, listen to music, and go on adventures. I am so excited for this next year with all of you! Feel free to follow me on Instagram - @kategauer3 or Twitter - @kategauer ! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email!
Thomas Wilhoite, VP of Marketing
Salutations, Indiana DECA! My name is Thomas Wilhoite and I am honored to serve as your Vice President of Marketing! I am a junior at Yorktown High School this year and it is my third year as a DECA member. Besides DECA I am in Dance Marathon, Student Council, cross country, track, and our schools mentor program. Feel free to follow my Instagram, @thomas.wilhoite, or my Twitter, @ThomasWilhoite. Hope your year is DECAtastic!
Reagan Hoggatt, VP of Hospitality
What's up Indiana DECA ?!? My name is Reagan Hoggatt and I am thrilled to be serving as your 2018-2019 VP of Hospitality! I am a current a senior at Union City Jr/Sr High School and this is my third year in DECA. Not only am I involved in DECA, but I also participate in Student Council, NHS, 4H, and dance. I'm a three sport athlete- cross country, basketball, track, and I'm also on our summer swim team the Tiger Sharks. Outside of school you can catch me reading, running, and stuffing my face with food. I am looking forward to a great year as your VP of Hospitality. Feel free to contact me through my email with any questions you may have! Its DECA time ladies and gents!!!!!
Samantha Barraza, Region 1 President
Hiya, Indiana DECA! My name is Samantha Barraza and I will be serving as your Region 1 President. I am a senior at Munster High School and a member of Student Government, National Honor Society, and Varsity Girls Soccer. As a two-time international finalist, I am excited for another year of competition and even more excited to fulfill my role as a state officer. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!
Paige Anstead, Region 2 President
Hey Indiana DECA! I’m Paige Anstead, and I’m so blessed to be your 2018-2019 Region 2 President. This year I will be a senior at Traders Point Christian High School, and am a four year varsity cheerleader. Other than DECA, my biggest passions are travelling, cooking, and most of all, anything to do with music. My goals for Region 2 are to stage one or two events to raise money for charity, and bring our chapters closer together, as well as growing our memberships! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or ideas, or so I can get to know you all! We’ve got some great things to accomplish this year, so let’s have some fun!
Sophia Spence, Region 3 President
Hello, Indiana DECA! My name is Sophia Spence and I am honored to serve as the 2018-2019 Indiana Region 3 President. I am currently a senior at Union City Jr. Sr. High School. I spend time attending track, cross country, dance, and basketball practice. I am the President of Student Council, Treasurer of SADD, and am also a member of the National Honor Society… oh, and of course an avid DECA member. I am READY FOR an amazing year serving as your Region 3 President; if you have any questions, comments, or ideas feel free to shoot me an email!
Mary Gatrell, Region 4 President
Hey Indiana DECA! My name is Mary Gatrell and I am your 2018-2019 Region 4 President. I am a senior at Terre Haute North Vigo High School, and I am proud to say that I am a four-year DECA member. Outside of DECA I am involved in National Honor Society, Interact Club, Junior Department Club, and Link Crew. I am also a varsity member of my high school’s cross country, track, and cheerleading teams. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going on bike rides, attending concerts, boating, and traveling. I am looking forward to a great year serving Indiana DECA, and can’t wait to meet new people! Feel free to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot me an email if you have any questions!
Adam Prichard, Region 5 President
Hey Indiana DECA! I’m Adam Prichard and I will be serving as your Region 5 President this year! I am going to be a senior at Brownsburg High School. Other than DECA, I am involved as the philanthropy chair for National Honor Society and I’ve played 4 years of varsity tennis. I am more than excited to have this position and can’t wait to work with all of you! My primary goal is to help better the chapters in my region by working with them hand in hand. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me !