Carmen East was born on January 22, 1970 in Corpus Christi, Texas, but has lived in El Paso TX all of her life. Carmen is an only child and was raised by her parents until her father died of colon cancer when Carmen was just 16 years old. Carmen’s mother worked very hard to provide for her daughter and succumbed to Alzheimer's in 2015. Carmen attend Father Yermo Catholic School for both elementary and High School.
Carmen met Floyd when she was 5 years old and the families frequented each other often because their mothers were childhood friends. It was then that she and Floyd began to form a bond with each other. They remained close until High School when life took them in different directions. They rekindled their relationship when they were both adults and had both been divorced. It was like they never were apart. They were together many years before marrying on December 12, 2012.
Carmen holds a BA in Business Administration with a Major in Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Graduate Project Management Certification from the University of Phoenix. Carmen is certified in Group Crisis Intervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis from UMBC. Carmen was awarded by President Donald Trump the National President's Volunteer Service Bronze Metal for her commitment to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer service to others. Carmen was awarded the 2018 Latinas in Technology award for her technological contributions in the past 22 years.
Carmen carries with her the lessons learned from her family, Career and life experiences which is to take care of humanity, community and to have Compassion.
Maria Angelica Escarciga
Angie is a life-long resident of El Paso, Texas. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University where she completed a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Angie currently serves as Texas 635’s Chief Operating Officer, and Blue’s Space Lead. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University working on a Master’s of Divinity. She hopes to apply for a Police Chaplaincy to continue her work with law enforcement. She has a Master’s in Criminal Justice and is a retired Hearing Officer for the State of Texas. She has a certificate of completion in Group Crisis Intervention, Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Enhancing Resilience, and Ministering in the Time of Pandemic from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Prior to coming to Texas 635, Angie worked for Choice Hospice of Texas as the bereavement coordinator and volunteer coordinator where she provided support to families of hospice patients nearing the end of life. She also provided support by recruiting volunteers to visit with the hospice patients. While at Choice Hospice Angie was able to start the We Honor Veterans Program and achieved the top level of service recognized by the National Palliative Care Association and the Veteran’s Administration. This program provided vet to vet volunteers to the veteran patient’s and also a recognition program to honor them for their service to our nation.
She worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for 28 years in various capacities. She retired as a Hearing Officer and presided over administrative hearings and fair hearings on actions taken by the Texas HHSC. While working for the State she also worked as a Community Initiatives Specialist developing initiatives and projects to support Child Protective Services in a Region that covered 6 Texas Counties. Her work with the Child Welfare boards in the 6 counties, produced over $600,000 in assistance to CPS for the children of those counties in her first year. She also developed volunteer programs to support CPS and supervised the volunteer and intern programs. Angie was also the Quality Assurance Support Manager for HHSC Region 10 that included 6 Texas counties where she performed complex program administration involving development of program goals and objectives for error reduction. During her tenure as Support Manager her Region was recognized for dramatic error reduction in the Food Stamp program. She was a member of the USDA Food and Nutrition Food Stamps Error Reduction Task Force for the Southwest Region and was instrumental in developing error reduction initiatives that were adopted by several of the Southwest Region states.
Angie served as a volunteer religion teacher and Religious Formation Director for various parishes in El Paso, Texas for over 25 years. She also worked as a volunteer Youth Director and was a member of several church choirs. She continues to be active at her parish by teaching formation classes to adults.
Angie has 3 siblings all from El Paso, Texas and her family has deep roots in the military and law enforcement, which she proudly supports.
Tyler Snelson is from Lubbock, TX. He has been a police officer for the Texas Tech Police Department for seven years, and a licensed law enforcement officer in the State of Texas. He is a Corporal and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Outside of work you can find him at the shooting range, or spending time with friends and family. He loves football and baseball (when there’s not a pandemic) and is a big Texas Country music fan. He has an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement Technology from South Plains College. Currently he is a trained peer moderator for the Texas 635’s Blue’s Space retreat and serves as the new secretary on the Board.
Michael is a life long resident of El Paso, Texas and a graduate of Bel Air High School. He is the eldest of four children born to Jose and Phoebe Sanchez. Michael graduated from the El Paso Police Academy in March 1999. During his 19 years of service to the community he has served in different departments around the City; 3 years as a patrol officer at Central Regional Command and 13 years in the traffic division, currently he is assigned to the Pebble Hills Regional Command as a patrol officer. Michael served as the El Paso Police Department Funeral Committee Chairman from November 2015 to January 2018. He took a short break from this work but returned as a Funeral Committee Operations 2 in July 2018. Michael also serves as a Family Service Counselor for Sunset Funeral Home since 2016 and assists First Responders and others with pre-arranging funeral services. When not protecting our city, Michael loves to give back to the community and has been a Basketball Official since 1992 for High School, College, and ABA Divisions. He sits on the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association board since 2009 and is in charge of registration, testing and background checks. Michael is the President of the El Paso Basketball Officials Association since 2006. He also loves football and is a Sun Bowl Football Game Volunteer, a PAC 10 Team Host Committee member from 2004-2007, and is on the Game Day Committee since 2008. Michael is married to Elsa and they have a beautiful daughter Emily. Michael, Elsa and Emily are avid Denver Broncos football fans and every season travel to Broncos home and away games.
Valorie is a retired elementary school teacher. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her future aspirations are to serve as a Christian Clinical Mental Health Therapist in an organization that can use her skills to help promote the Mental Health and well-being of the community, and to remain committed to volunteering her special skills, time, and energy to support organizations that provide unique services to Law Enforcement Officers and their families, based on respect, compassion, and trust.
Throughout her life Valorie has been an active member of her church. She currently volunteers in the Youth, Children’s, and Ladies Ministries of First Baptist Church, El Paso, Texas. She is a middle school Sunday School Teacher in the Youth Department and assists in other youth ministry events. She volunteers as a pre-teen camp chaperone, assists with the Fall Festival, and teaches Vacation Bible School. She is part of the Ladies Ministry Team where she helps to plan and organize various, ladies’ events in the church. She is the proud wife of an ARMY Veteran and current Officer of the El Paso Police Department, because of this pride, she is an active member and Vice President of the El Paso Police Wives Association.
Marco is married to Amanda Pierce and they have two children; Mason and Jackson. In his free time, he is a volunteer baseball coach for the Mini Pirates and EP Alphas 8u. He is a graduate of Bel Air High School and attended El Paso Community College, UTEP, and Park University. He is currently an officer with the EPPD and is the chairman of the Benefits Committee which is in charge of the EPPD Honor Guard Operations. He loves serving on the Honor Guard because of the assistance they provide to families in their time of crisis. He is a member of the funeral committee for the police department, lead instructor for the Mobile Field Force Section within the CRCC Metro Bike Unit. He is certified by the International Mountain Bike Association and was lead instructor for the Bike Certification Course of the EPPD. He has served on the EPPD Bike Unit. He also served on the EPPD Combined Search and Rescue Unit. He currently is a certified Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport Truck Driver for the EPPD SWAT Team. He is a trained peer moderator for Texas 635’s Blue’s Space. He has a certificate of completion in Group Crisis Intervention, and Assisting Individuals in Crisis from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.