Chapter Leadership

Title: President

 

From:  Middlebourne, WV

 

WVU:2003-2008; BS in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

 

Career: Senior Manager, Maintenance at Trustile Doors, LLC; We manufacture high end, custom, interior doors at our factories in Denver and Iowa and are part of the Marvin Companies

 

Interests: Mountaineer Sports and spreading the WVU message; camping, biking, skiing, jeeping and enjoying the mountains of the wild wild west.

 

Chapter Member: 9 years

 

Favorite WVURMC event:  Game watches full of Mountaineers and the A-Basin Beach Party

 

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board:  It's a great way to give back to the university, our local community, and have fun with my fellow Mountaineers.

Brian Rohrig

Title:  Secretary and Cultural and Educational Chair

From:  Denver as much as any, but I spent a year in New Jersey which is how I found my way to WVU.

WVU:  ‘80-‘84 with a BS in Computer Science

Career:  Information Management Consulting

Interests:  All things WVU, Photography, Aviation

Chapter Member:  20+?

Favorite WVURMC event:  Game Watch Gatherings

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board:  Everything is more fun when done with my WVU brothers and sisters. To be clear, WVURMC was started as a support group. We weren't very good back in the day...

Mike Elkins

Title:  Treasurer

From:  St. Michaels, Maryland

WVU:  1992-1996 B.S. in Business Administration

Career:  CPA in private practice

Interests:  Skiing, mountain biking, camping, spending time with friends & family

Chapter Member:  9 years

Favorite WVURMC event:  A-basin event and game watches

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board:  I love seeing our Chapter continuing to grow, our strong Mountaineer spirit, fun, & camaraderie, and giving back to our University.

Jamie Bryan

Title: WVU Cares Chair

From: Bethesda, MD

WVU: B.A. 2009 (Major in English with Minors in Law and Legal Studies and Theatre)
MLS 2013 (Masters in Law and Legal Studies)

Career: Contracts Administrator at P2 Energy Solutions

Interests: Travel, baking, reading and staying active with fiancé and our two dogs.

Chapter Member: 4 years

Favorite WVURMC event: WVU Day of Service because I love to volunteer for our local community along side the best.

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board: Any excuse to give back to the community and spend time with my second family; all my fellow Mountaineers!

Marisa Saturni

Title: Social Media Chair and co-Social Chair

From: Towson, MD

WVU: 2004-2009, BS in Journalism

Career: Sales Leader for a SaaS company

Pre-pandemic Interests: Triathlon, Skiing, Travel, Live Music

Chapter Member: 7 years

Favorite WVURMC event: Football season kickoff and the A-Basin Beach Bash

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board: Keeping the Mountaineer spirit alive in the Rockies!

Tyler Anderson

Title:  Recruiting Chair

From:  Richmond, Virginia

WVU:  2004-2008, BS Geology

Career:  Environmental Geoscience in Oil and Gas

Interests:  Skiing, cycling, kayaking, camping and backpacking, and live music

Chapter Member:  8 years

Favorite WVURMC event:  All of the game watches!

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board:  I enjoy participating in the planning of alumni events and helping recruit local students. Being a member on the board also allows me to get engaged with the alumni organization on a national level. It feels great to play a small role in the overall growth of the University.

Ben Baugh

Chapter role: Social Events


Hometown: Burke, VA


WVU Years attended and Degree: Management Information Systems ‘00-‘03


Current Career: Partner Manager, Affiliate Marketing


Interests: Digital Advertising


How many years have you been a Chapter Member? 10 years?


Favorite WVURMC event? Game Watches and attending Group Sporting Events


Why do you volunteer on the Chapter Board? I enjoy facilitating the connection and camaraderie of Mountaineers.

Dave Deykes

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Hometown: Charleston, WV

WVU Years attended and Degree: 1985-1990 Bachelors of Science Agriculture & Animal Vet.

 

Science MBA in Finance & Accounting from another school

Current Career: Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisor

Interests: Music, Finance, Mountain biking, Cooking and watching Hockey

How many years have you been a Chapter Member? At least 15 years

Favorite WVURMC event? Pepperoni Roll Contest

Why did you volunteer to join the Chapter Board? It is a great way to be connected to one of the best universities around. Go Mountaineers!!

Robert Eldridge

Hometown: Weirton, WV

WVU Years attended and Degree: 6 total - 4 for undergrad (BA in Political Science) and 2 for grad school (MPA -Master of Public Administration)

Current Career: Public Policy Analyst at City and County of Denver in the Business Licensing Department

Interests: law and government, hiking, re-learning how to play the piano

How many years have you been a Chapter Member? 6 (although I think the first few were unofficial as I was poor and in law school lol)

Favorite WVURMC event? tied between the Pepperoni Roll Contest and the College Recruitment fairs!

Why did you volunteer to join the Chapter Board? I love helping Mountaineers stay connected to home through traditions and events and wanted to be a part of the group that fosters a sense of belonging for West Virginia ex-pats in Denver.

Fun Fact: I was Ms. Mountaineer 2008 at WVU 

Erica Rogers

Bill Gray

Title:   Chapter Founder, President 1997-2020.  Current Advisor to the Board and member of the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors

 

From:  Elkins, WV

 

WVU:  BS Electrical Engineering 1987-1991

 

Career:  Global Business Development Director for Amphenol Corporation

 

Interests:  Ice Hockey, Biking, Skiing, SCUBA, Jeeping, Motorcycles, and pretty much anything outdoors.

 

Chapter Member:  Founded the Chapter in 1997

 

Favorite WVURMC event:  Hard to choose but packed house game watches always satisfy, and the pepperoni roll contest is a new favorite.

 

Why I volunteer on the Chapter Board:  I love bringing Mountaineers of all ages together and cherish the relationships built over the years through the Chapter. We are impacting our local community and our University as a Family here in Colorado, and that is something we can all be very proud of.

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