Scott Dean attended Norwich University in Vermont and served with the 1/327th Infantry Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division during Desert Storm. He also served with the Multi-National Forces and Observers in Sanai, Egypt, and the 7th Light Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California. Scott also serves on the Main Street Advisory Board for the City of Taylor, and owns Trouvaille Antiques in Downtown Taylor. Scott has been a proud Taylorite since 2005.
Dwayne Ariola a Taylorite is a Retired Master Chief as of November 2005. He enlisted in the Navy in 1985 after graduating Taylor High School. Choosing to be a part of the Navy’s elite submarine service his first Submarine was the USS Atlanta. Selected by the Navy to join the recruiting force he served three years in Albuquerque NM. After making First Class Petty Officer that tour was followed by two more Los Angeles Class Submarines the USS Pasadena and then USS Augusta as Chief Petty Officer. His next assignment was to the Navy’s Virginia Class Program Officer where he was responsible for the VIRGINIA CLASS WARFARE Requirements and Liaison to fleet personnel until his promotion to Senior Chief Petty Officer. In October 2003 he was assigned as Chief Of The Boat (COB) of the USS ALBANY. The ALBANY was recognized with Battle E Award as the Best Submarine. He retired in 2005 and entered the business world. He has served as Plant Manager, General Manager and Vice President of various companies. He is now the Director of Technical Services, Mountain States for Commissioning Agents Inc. He and his wife Alice Marie have combined one son, Koby and two daughters Joanna and Jennifer.
Marco R. Ortiz was born on the island of Guam and moved to Texas before the age of three. He grew up in Austin and graduated from William B. Travis High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and after completion of basic training he served as a musician with the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps stationed in Albany, GA.
Marco is an account manager with Swagelok Austin where he’s been employed since 1994. He currently sits on Taylor ISD’s Board of Trustees. He also served as an adult volunteer for the Capital Area Young Marines program and as Commanding Officer for Chisholm Trail Middle School Young Marines. During his time with the Georgetown Marine Corps League he served as their Adjutant in 2004.
Marco and his wife Debra have been married since 1993 and have fraternal twin daughters Krista and Kasandra. They also share his two older daughters Tammi Castillo and Valerie Ortiz-Anderson along with three grandchildren Heaven, Juelz and Rhyanne.
Brian served two enlistments in the United States Army. His first enlistment was from 1985 to 1988 where he was stationed at Fort Knox, KY as a Fire Control Instrument Repairman and honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist, E-4. His second enlistment was from 1994 to 1997 where he was stationed at Fort Riley, KS as an M1A1 Abrams Tank Systems Mechanic and honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant, E-5. Following his Regular Army enlistments, Brian also served in the Army National Guard in North Carolina, Georgia, and Minnesota.
Brian has five children, three of which serve in various branches of the Armed Forces. He and his wife of twenty years have lived, worked and worshiped in Taylor, TX for more than seven years.