Rey is currently a Project Portfolio Manager at RBC Wealth Management. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI and a Masters of Software Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Rey served as FMA Auditor from 1998 - 2005 under three presidents, Dodge Flores, Girlie Aviles and Boo Dava. During that time, he chaired the 2004 FMA Annual Ball and served as a FMYO Advisor with his wife Nancy. After serving as FMA auditor, Rey took on the role as event chair for the FMA Basketball Invitational and kicked of its inaugural season in 2006. He has been the FMA Basketball Invitational event chair from 2006 - 2012 and 2015.
Rey resides in Savage with his wife Nancy and two children, Zach and Maya. In his spare time Rey enjoys playing soccer, basketball, tennis, working on home improvement projects and spending time with his family.
Elisa Parayno Eesley
Elisa Parayno Eesley is owner of Good Work Good Cause Inc., RE/MAX Professionals. She has been a licensed real estate consultant since 1999. She is a lso a social entrepreneur with Human Nature-MN, and is eager to help the economic status of farming families and missionaries in the Philippines. Her family has been involved in FMA, CSFA, PSA and FACC in different capacities. She is passionate about Christian ministries; currently a volunteer with a Karen refugee family through Arrive Ministries and a Sunday school teacher at Filipino American Christian Church. Building friendships, reading non-fiction, and trying ethnic restaurants are important to her. She is a once-a-year Balikbayan and loves to reconnect with relatives as well as serve various ministries and non-profit organizations like Children's Shelter of Cebu and Ablaze for Christ. Her husband Greg is a pilot, son Spencer is a 1st grader and playful dog is named Cookie. They live in Stillwater and have been in the US since 1977.
Allen has been a Learning and Development Consultant in the Twin Cities for the past 17 years specializing in Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Organizational Strategic Development. He has worked with several non-profit, educational, and corporate institutions in the development of various learning initiatives and corporate leadership programs.
Allen recently graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a Master’s of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership. Currently, he is a Senior Learning Consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Outside of work, Allen is a Certified Personal Trainer, and Martial Arts Instructor. He has also been a professional performer for the better part of 20 years and enjoys acting in the Twin Cities theater community as well as playing and singing in a Buddy Holly tribute band called Buddy and the Boys.
Dr. Eric Mintalar founded Mintalar Family Dental in 1990 and currently employs 6 staff members and sees 2000 active patients. He graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He is currently a member of several Professional Societies such as American Dental Association. His past affiliations include board membership at Hopkins Education Foundation and Minnetonka Christian Academy.
He will be married to his lovely wife, Marilou for 27 years this May. He has 2 kids, Blake (22) and Sydney (15). They also have a pet dog named Zoey, who is spoiled rotten and living the doggie dream life.
Josie DelaCruz Schuette
Jen Teves is currently a principal researcher at Veritas Technologies, LLC in Roseville, MN. Her job is to make technology more usable, satisfying, and safe for people to use. She moved to Minnesota in 2015 with her husband, Armando, and their dog, Blue. Prior to joining Veritas, she was a research scientist at Honeywell. Born and raised in Philippines, Jen came to the USA for graduate education. Jen has earned her master of arts and doctorate degrees in Human Factors Psychology from Wichita State University in Kansas where she was involved in research in unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), driving assisting systems, and healthcare information technology. She also has a master of science degree in Experimental Psychology from University of Louisiana-Monroe. In the Philippines, her first job after graduating as Summa cum Laude from Assumption College in Makati City was a researcher for the peace negotiation panels under the presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Jen was named one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines in 2004. She also received the Benigno Aquino Award for Nationalism in 2005 from the former President Corazon Aquino. In her spare time, she likes taking long walks with Blue and writing poems.