TreVaughn Ellis

State President

Hello PA DECA! My name is Trevaughn Ellis and I have the honor of serving as your State President. I am a Senior at East Stroudsburg High School South and I’ve been in DECA since my freshman year. I’m beyond excited to be working on improvements to the state in all aspects. Outside of DECA I’m in National Honors Society, a class officer, in Eastburg’s Minithon committee, on the debate team, Junior State of America varsity tennis and ultimate frisbee club. My hobbies include keeping fish, doing all types of art, and gardening. I’m ready for a great year, are you? Let’s dream big and DECA do it!!

Kyle Gardner

State Vice President

Hey PA DECA, I’m Kyle Gardner and I am your state Vice President from St. Marys. You may remember me from last year when I was your District 1 Representative. This is my 4th and final year in PA DECA so I hope to grow PA DECA’s roots into better communications, more business partnerships, and more membership. Outside of DECA I play soccer and tennis, tennis being my favorite. I work at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club and have been a little league umpire for 3 years. My favorite subjects in school are all based in social studies and my top 5 shows to watch are Game of Thrones, The Office, Ozark, Dexter, and Prison Break. I am looking forward to seeing all of you this year at our conferences! I am looking forward to my last year as a PA DECA and hope to make the best of it. #HereWeGo

Lizzie Guan

Vice President of Communications

Hey PA DECA!! My name is Lizzie Guan and I am beyond excited to serve as your 2019-2020 VP of Communications! I am currently a Junior at West Chester East High School, where I also serve as the class president! I decided to join DECA my freshman year, and it has been one of the best decisions of my life so far! Outside of DECA, I enjoy playing tennis, making calligraphy, singing, and spending time with my family and friends! I absolutely love talking and interacting with all types of people, but I also love reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with my earbuds (I am always listening to music:). I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones, ATLA, the Office, David Dobrik, and of course, Harry Potter (team Slytherin!!). I love volunteering my time by teaching and spending time with kids, and I am avid about fried eggs, mac’n cheese, ramen, and all food in general! I am looking forward to our year together and connecting through social media! I would love to meet you all, so please reach out to me at any time and come say hi at a conference!! PA DECA, HERE WE GO!!

Collin Christein

Vice President of Community Outreach

Hello everyone! My name is Collin Christein and I am your 2019-2020 VP of Community Outreach. Currently, I am a senior and this year will be my fourth year in DECA. Aside from DECA, you can find me hanging out with my friends and playing sports in my backyard. When I’m not hanging out with my friends or playing sports, you can find me working as a camp counselor and at a local pizza shop. So, if you need advice on how to entertain your younger brother/sister or make a pizza, I’m your man. But out of all of these things, I most importantly care about my faith because without it I’d be lost. PA DECA, I absolutely cannot wait to serve my second and last term as your VP of Community Outreach this year!

Theo Damiani

Vice President of Member Development

Hello PA DECA! My name is Theo Damiani and I am your 2019-2020 Vice President of Membership Development. I’m a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School and have been heavily involved in DECA since my freshman year. I will also be serving as my chapter president for the coming year. Outside of DECA, I love to play basketball or soccer and watch Stranger Things. In school, I enjoy spending time in many of our clubs including theater and the school paper. I cannot wait to get started and meet all of you this year. Here we go!

Iris Li

Vice President of Business Partnerships

Hello, PA DECA! I’m Iris Li, your 2019-2020 VP of Business Partnerships from State College Area High School. I’ve been a DECA member since my freshman year, and I’m so grateful for the organization that has guided me throughout my high school years. Outside of DECA, I love to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine and volunteer. In school, I’m involved in speech and debate, NHS, and serve as my school’s student government Vice President. I’m excited to meet all the members of PA DECA and help everybody grow. If you see me, introduce yourself! I’d love to meet each and every one of you. This year is going to be phenomenal, so #herewego!

Alexia Cantalone

District 1 Representative

Hello Pennsylvania DECA! I am Alexia Catalone, a senior at Saint Marys Area High School, and YOUR District One Representative! This year I am so excited to focus on membership development, and to be your go-to girl! Outside of DECA, I am a vocalist, cheerleader, and run a tailoring business. I attend PMEA choir festivals, participate in musicals, and write my own music. In cheer, I fly and backspot. If you need a prom dress, give me a call! My favorite tv show is the Simpsons. I am planning on going to mortuary school and opening my own funeral home. PA DECA, I am so excited to serve you and make your experience a DREAM come true!

Peter Van Osdol

District 2 Representative

Hi PA DECA, my name is Peter Van Osdol, and it is a privilege to serve as your District 2 rep! I attend North Allegheny Senior High School, and I eagerly joined DECA in my junior year! In my second and final year in PA DECA I hope to increase membership for underclassmen and start a Shark Tank competition that soon all DECA members could compete in. Outside of  DECA, I run XC/track, play the violin with my orchestra as well as appalachian fiddle, volunteer with Key Club, and help out at my local library. My destined vacation spot is Italy, and I hope to go there next summer! At the time I joined, it was only offered to Juniors and Seniors, it is now offered to underclassmen! DECA has been a blast and my only regret is that I didn’t know about it until my Junior Year! Set your goals high and Dream Big with PA DECA!

Mark Vighetti

District 3 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Mark Vighetti and I am a fourth year DECA member and Senior at Bethel Park High School. I am beyond excited to serve District III and all of PA DECA this year! I look forward to meeting all of you! Outside of DECA, I am involved in National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Boy Scouts, Student Government, Principal’s Advisory Council, String Orchestra, Varsity Swimming and Ultimate Frisbee. I also enjoy playing and watching hockey, football, and baseball with my friends! Music is also a big part of my life. I play the viola, piano, and love to sing, even though I’m not too great at it! After high school, I aspire to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point or Penn State through ROTC. Word of advice to all members: take advantage of every opportunity in DECA and in life!

Allie Keister

District 4/5 Representative

Hello PA DECA! I’m Allie Keister, the District 4/5 Representative from Midd West High School. I have been a member of DECAsince my freshman year and I am currently a junior. When I’m not in DECA, you will most likely see me at a football game cheering on the team while being thrown in the air or on a cruise ship going to a tropical island. I also enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, Bruno. I am involved in National Honor Society at my school and I am the treasurer of student council. I enjoy performing on stage and singing in chorus. I am excited to help Team 69 plan an unforgettable states conference. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and encouraging new chapter to join PA DECA!

Emily Heck

District 6 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Emily Heck and I am your District 6 Representative for the 2019-2020 school year! I am a senior at Berks Catholic High School and have been a been a member of DECA for the past 3 years. To let you all know a little about me, I play field hockey and lacrosse for my school and club teams and am a huge Flyers fan! When I am not on some kind of sports field, you can most likely find me either on my couch watching Criminal Minds or sitting in the shade somewhere reading a good book. I love to listen to music, watch musicals, travel, and hike! I cannot wait to get to know all of my fellow members and am more than excited for this upcoming year! Here we go PA DECA…let’s DREAM BIG!

Kate Briegel

District 7 Representative

Hi my name is Kate Briegel and I’m the District 7 Rep! I started my DECA journey freshman year and have been hooked ever since! I’m a junior at East Stroudsburg South where I serve as the Vice President of our chapter. I swim competitively, play the oboe, participate in Junior State of America, and serve as a class officer. I love anything outside or in the water. I can’t wait to grow membership in district 7 and give members resources and opportunities to succeed! #HereWeGo into the best DECA year ever!

Cassandra Borzillo

District 8 Representative

Hello PA DECA! My name is Cassie Borzillo and I am beyond proud to serve as your District 8 Representative for a second year. I am a senior at Northampton Area High School and I have been a part of DECA since my freshman year. I have been an officer of my home chapter for three years and have competed at districts, states, and nationals. This year, my partner and I won fourth place in our event at Nationals in Florida. Besides DECA, I am an officer in my school’s drama club and orchestra. I am also a member of my school’s chorus, women’s chorus, select ensemble choir, field hockey, and spring musical. I cannot wait to work with all new students from around the state to see what this year’s DECA conferences have to offer. Visit any of my social medias because I would love to meet each and everyone one of you! Let’s dream big with PA DECA!

Meer Gujral

District 9 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Meer Gujral and I am a senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy. I have loved DECA since my freshman year (4 years ago) and I am really excited to make PA DECA the best it can be this year. Outside of DECA I enjoy participating in Robotics (S/O to 91A) and participating as a cheerleader in powderpuff… No Leaks Though. In my free time I enjoy going to BWW w/ boys, playing games, or bingeing Netflix shows. Aside from this I also enjoy watching football and am a huge Steelers fan! Can’t wait for another great year in PA DECA! #HereWeGo

Noah Gocial

District 10 Representative

Pennsylvania DECA, My name is Noah Gocial, and honestly to say it is an honor to serve you is an understatement. As an incoming Junior at Cheltenham Highschool, I am so excited to be able to hold this position; to be able to meet all of you, to be able to represent you, and to be able to inspire you, is all a dream come true. DECA has, since I joined, given me a family, and I hope that I will be able to provide that same comfort to all of you.

Courtney Patterson

District 11 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Courtney Patterson and I will be serving as your 2019-2020 PA DECA District 11 Representative! I am currently a Senior at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School and am involved in many activities, but DECA truly has a special place in my heart. I have been involved with DECA since my Freshman year and have loved every moment of it. Although I give my all to DECA, I am also President of our Mock Trial Club, a Public Relations Representative for Student Council, and a student School Board representative. I always stay busy, even outside of school, especially with being a HOBY alum, which involves completing 100 hours of community service a year. My favorite organization I am apart of is Dolphin Companions, I visit a 90-year-old Army veteran every week named George! Wherever I am, I am always listening to music, Alternative to be exact. I cannot wait to meet you all and make PA DECA the best it can be! Please feel free to contact me whenever!

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