Meet the Nominees
Claire Kultgen McDonald
Claire was born and raised in Waco and graduated from Lorena High School. She graduated from Baylor with an aviation degree then moved to Maryland for five years where she worked for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) answering aviation questions for our members and working on airspace issues and air traffic with the FAA. She also flew various jobs, primarily in very old Cessnas. In 2010 she moved back to Waco to work for her father at their 83-year-old family business, Bird-Kultgen Ford, where she currently handles the dealer responsibilities.
Her husband Theo is a manager and engineer at SpaceX, leading their mars engine development and is from Syracuse, New York. We have 3-year-old and 1-year-old daughters. She enjoys anything active and competitive and in her free time mountain bikes, sails, and plays on their motorboat. They attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and volunteer with the Baylor Sailing Team. Claire has a weekly Dr Pepper while watching the Baylor Bears.
Council Member Hector Sabido, a native Wacoan, was sworn into the Waco City Council, District II, on May 14, 2019. He is currently the General Sales Manager of Prophecy Media Group, LLC, a cluster of radio stations in Central Texas. He has worked in advertising for more than 15 years and has extensive knowledge in print, online, cable, radio and direct mail advertising.
Hector serves on numerous city boards and commissions, and on various community boards. He is the current board chairman for Inspiracion, a non-profit that focuses on early childhood education for Latino families. In 2019, he was selected as a recipient of the Waco’s Under 40 Award, by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.
Hector received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Tarleton State University. He and his wife, Ilda, have two children, Jeremiah and Mia.
Adrian Sepcic is Senior Manager, Research & Development at the Keurig Dr Pepper Company. Current responsibilities cover Innovation, Teas, Waters, and Licensing within R&D. Adrian has worked in Research & Development at KDP since 2008. Prior to moving to Texas, Adrian lived in Atlanta and worked at The Coca-Cola Company in various R&D functions for over 14 years. Adrian graduated from The University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Adrian lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife, Kerri. They have three daughters: Madeline, Samantha, and Emma.
Pat Wright was born and raised in the small town of West, Texas, and attended college at McMurry University where he played football. After college Pat came back to the Central Texas area where he has been in the beverage industry for over 20 years and currently holds the position of Immediate Consumption Manager at Keurig Dr Pepper of Waco. He has held a variety of positions during his 18 years with the company, but his current role is his favorite as it allows him the opportunity to work with schools, local restaurants, businesses and special events around Waco and the surrounding areas. Pat enjoys coming up with new ways for organizations to thrive in their market and is seen as a go to person for the community. Although he is an avid Dr Pepper enthusiast, he enjoys the home-grown product history and the unique stories that come from the Central Texas area. In his spare time Pat enjoys hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors. He continues to live in West, Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Nathan and Emily.
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