Mission Statement: Our mission is to collaborate with the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy community to connect the past, enhance the present and build for the future by: preserving the school’s traditions and legacy, fostering relationships and memories, creating opportunities to increase involvement, being a voice for the alumni, and working to fulfill the school’s mission and values.

Your Alumni Board

Juan Creixell

Caitlin Dempsey

Carolyn (Devitt) DeRoeck

Amanda Dugas

Zach Ojeda

Megan (Minus) Traeger

Get to Know Your Board

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  • Carolyn (Devitt) DeRoeck '93, President

    Carolyn (Devitt) DeRoeck graduated from SMCA in 1993. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.

    Carolyn served on the SMCA Foundation Board and has also served for several years as the parent chair of the Crusader Fund, St. Michael’s Annual Fund.

    Carolyn lives in Austin with her husband, Brian and their two boys, Jack and Grant. Both boys have continued the SMCA family tradition with Jack graduating in 2019 and Grant set to graduate in 2021.
  • Caitlin Dempsey '07, Vice President

    Caitlin graduated St Michael’s Catholic Academy in 2007 and went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin. 

    She began her career at the Texas Capitol in 2011 and has since worked for the Texas Senate and House of Representatives. Currently she serves as the Legislative Director for Rep. John Raney from College Station. 
    During her free time she is a strong advocate for animal rights and domestic violence issues, working with stakeholders and coalitions throughout the state. 

    When she’s not involved in advocacy, she loves spending time with her dogs, Ellie and Gracie.
  • Megan (Minus) Traeger '02, Secretary

    Megan (Minus) Traeger graduated from St. Michael's in 2002 and attended Texas Lutheran University where she earned her BA in Communication Studies and Public Relations.
    She found her passion soon thereafter in education teaching middle school English on the southside of San Antonio. After four years, Traeger relocated to New Braunfels, Texas with her husband, Andrew, and two daughters, Ryan Grace and Reagan. She continues working as an 8th grade English teacher. She aspires to be Paula Priour, but no one can ever be THAT good.
  • Zach Ojeda '10 Treasurer

    After graduating from St. Michael's in 2010, Zach went on to complete dual degrees in Athletic Training and Sports Management from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX. Immediately following graduation in 2014, Zach went on to complete his Master of Business Administration degree from  St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
    Zach currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Megan. Zach works in Operations for the San Antonio Sports and Social Club. 

    Zach joined the SMCA Alumni Board in 2015 and currently serves as the Board's Treasurer.
  • Juan I Creixell '90

    Juan I. Creixell ’90 has served on the St. Michael’s Alumni Board since it began six years ago. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his BBA in Finance, then later received his MBA from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. Early in his career, Juan worked in investment banking in Mexico City and New York. He then  returned to Texas and was Head of Investment and Advice for Central and South Texas at the JPMorgan Private Bank. Today he is a partner in Custos Family Office, where he helps families with their financial lives across Central Texas.
    Juan and his wife, Mariana, have returned to St. Michael’s, where their daughter Isa is now a freshman. Daughters Ana and Sofia are St. Gabriel’s Sabers.
    Juan advises students to “Study hard because your teachers genuinely care that you learn. Get to know all of your classmates, there are some wonderful people who are part of who you will become, and you will run into them over and over. Enjoy your time at St. Michael's, life gets more complicated.”
    He also says, “All the fun I had with my friends and the athletic teams I participated in, instilled in me discipline, gave me the joy of learning, reaffirmed my Catholic values and taught me critical skills on how to interact with others.”
     With a freshman daughter, Juan reminds all alumni, “Get involved, you never know, your own kids may go here someday. Go Crusaders!”
    After working for almost a decade in New York at various investment banks, Juan returned home Texas where he is Executive Director at JPMorgan and lead the Central Texas Private Bank office overseeing $3.5 billion of assets.
    Mr. Creixell also serves on the finance committee for the Diocese of Austin Foundation in addition to his role as the President of St Michael’s Alumni Association’s Governing Board. In 2015, St. Michael’s honored Juan’s commitment to our school and his community by making him Alumnus of the Year. Juan lives in Austin with his wife, Mariana and their three daughters Isabel, Ana, and Sofia who all attend St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. In his spare time, Juan enjoys running, tennis, golf and skiing.
  • Amanda Dugas '14

    After graduating from St. Michael's in 2014, Amanda attended Southern Methodist University and earned degrees in Marketing and Risk Management and Insurance. She began her career working for Ernst & Young in the IT audit field. Amanda currently works for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and visiting her family in Austin.
  • Zach DeVries '14

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