Rey Feo Royal Court
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Community participation has included serving as Chairman of the University Health System Foundation. He was the member representative to the Consejo board and served as President on the board of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission. Today, he continues active participation in each of these organizations.
Larry has been involved with Fiesta since 1990 when Nick Garza (Rey Feo XL) extended an invitation. Since then, Larry has served as Fiesta San Antonio Commission President in 2005 and then, as Prime Minister for Rey Feo LXI Charlie Garza in 2009. Additionally, Larry is the most recent inductee into the Order of the Cascaron receiving that honor in 2021. Together with his wife Abby, they have established several Fiesta PMO events including Colonial Hills Family Fiesta and The Circle for Life motorcycle ride. Larry is also the originator of Military Monday at Fiesta de los Reyes at Market Square, honoring military service families in San Antonio.
Abby’s training includes a degree in Biology, a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Nutrition. She was trained in health coaching techniques and became a Certified Wellness Coach in 2016. It has been her privilege to work with clients of all ages all over the country and in her church to be a part of their journey to true health.
Abby met her “King” (Larry Kurth) at the College of Wooster in Ohio during golf class. Abby followed Larry to San Antonio, where they were married at the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts Center in 1981. They later became the parents of twins who are now grown and living in Portland, Oregon.
Ray and his family are members of the Fiesta commission and his daughter Sofia raised fifty thousand dollars for scholarships during her reign as Fiesta queen, “Reina de la Feria de las Flores” in 2017. To date, Ray has served as a Royal minister on three Rey Feo Royal courts. He is also the former president of the San Antonio Wheelmen, the area’s oldest and largest cycling organization. In their free time the family enjoys travel, the outdoors and spending time with friends and relatives.
Jeffrey is the proud father of three girls: Kathryn 23 (Avison Young, Philadelphia) Julia 21 (Senior at University of South Carolina) and Isabella 16, (Junior at Keystone School, San Antonio.)
Jeff is an avid horseman who competes in multiple disciplines including dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. Jeff loves horses and horsepower and when not on Farley his horse, you may see him riding one of his motorcycles with fellow court members Ray Rodriguez and JC Fiorino.
Her family as a source of inspiration, Norma has always been involved with organizations that supported her children’s schools and extracurricular activities. She served as a Room Mother, a Team Mother, Den Leader for the Cub Scouts, a Girl Scout Leader, a PTA President and a St. Mary’s Hall volunteer. Mrs. Reyes also serves as an officer, board member or a regular member with non- profit organizations such as the University Hospital Foundation Board, Alamo Community College Board, Military Civilian Club, Women’s Club, Texas Can Academy, Bexar County Family Justice Center and Lo Bello.
Norma is married to Fernando, also a San Antonio native and community leader. They have been married for 50 years and have two sons and a daughter.
Damaso Andres Oliva Jr
Danny Oliva met his wife, Bridgette Sopper Oliva, in March of 1990 at Huey’s on the St Mary’s strip in San Antonio. They were married in 1991 and have been married more than 30 years raising two children (Maureen Elizabeth and Daniel Patrick) in San Antonio.
After college, J.C. began his career in sales and is currently the Business Development Manager for OfficeSource, Ltd, a company valuing strong community and desiring to help others.
J.C. coached his children’s football, baseball and soccer teams with the YMCA and NEISD and additionally, for nearly a decade, he and Consejo members Larry Kurth, Charlie Garza, Ray Rodriguez, Royce Renfro and Randy Harig volunteered each Saturday morning at the “Under the Bridge” project to support the homeless with meals and clothing. This same group of created and organized “Circle for Life,” the first ever motorcycle rally for Fiesta, which promotes organ donation. Previously, JC has served on the courts of Rey Feo LXI Charlie Garza and Rey Few LXXI Sal Barbarro. He is also a member of the Rey Feo Consejo.
JC and his wife Dawn met in San Antonio in 2002 and two years later, they were married. He is proud of his children, Ruth Fiorino- Leissner and Neal Joseph Fiorino – both graduates of University of the Incarnate Word. The light of his life is his precious almost-3- year-old granddaughter, Devyn Kelley Leissner. He and his family look forward to this upcoming
In addition to these roles, Lori has volunteered with CoSA on Bond Committees and is a liaison for the City Council District 10. Lori is currently Treasurer for Oak Park – Northwood Neighborhood Association, and a founding board member of SNIPSA, Military – Civilian Charitable Foundation and the Puentes Foundation. She is an active member of Battle of Flowers, Military Civilian Club, Gardenia Club and the Tipsy Travelers.
During her free time Lori loves traveling, especially in their Cessna 210. Out of all the places that Fred and she have flown to, her favorite is Mackinac Island in Michigan where there are no motorized vehicles.
Richard Delgado Jr
With the support of his lovely wife Natasha, a combat Marine herself, and their two sons Dominic and Xavier, and daughter Kalena, Richard made a commitment to make the road of recovery, reintegration and understanding easier for other Veterans and their families.In his journey, he found a calling in education with a core belief that if one can help educate another, in any way, one creates a path that fosters superior communities unlocking access to greater life opportunities. He began this journey with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where he was for thirteen years before joining Boeing, where he is currently the Community Investor for the San Antonio Area.
Gene currently serves multiple organizations at the Board or Executive Committee level including International Council of Shopping Centers, The Urban Land Institute, University of Texas at San Antonio Real Estate Steering Committee, and St. Anthony’s Catholic School. He is also Founder of the Bean Dirks Memorial Scholarship Fund and Member of the Rey Feo Foundation Organization. A native Texan, he lives in San Antonio with his wife, Sonya Medina Williams, and his two children.
Fernando Badilla Jr
He and his Kentucky-native wife Tracy Walters-Badillo have been married 15 years and they enjoy attending the Kentucky Derby and sailing with friends.
Fernando has the goodest big-boy dog named Chispa and in his free time, he enjoys fishing, thoroughbred horseracing, sailing, traveling and is a distiller and bourbon enthusiast.
Fernando J Rocha
His immigrant, maternal grandfather had little schooling but ran a successful neighborhood grocery store and he instilled the value of higher education in Fernando. After graduating from Texas Tech University, he visited with students at various middle and high schools in San Antonio to share his experiences in professional accounting.
He shares his passion for education with his wife of 15 years, Katherine Sanchez-Rocha, who is the Executive Director of the North East Education Foundation. As a blended family, they have six adult children and three furry rescues. They most enjoy time spent with family and close friends and they love to travel.
He has 25 years of marriage with his wife Michel, who initially connected him with Rey Feo LIX Brian Weiner and Royce will tell you, “I was not born in San Antonio, but I got here as soon as I could”.
He gives back to the community through organizations such as the San Antonio Livestock Committee (Life Member), NIOSA, Sky High for St. Jude, Rey Feo Consejo, Lo Bello Women’s Association and La Reina. Additionally, he served previously on the court of Rey Feo LIX Brian Weiner.
He utilizes his experiences and industry knowledge to boost local charities working with For the Love of Kids and Harleys, a 501c (3) which has donated over one million dollars to support local causes.
His parents, siblings and extended family all reside in San Antonio.
La Reina Linda IX
She is the President of The Gamez Group, a Medicare solutions firm devoted to serving senior citizens of San Antonio. She has continued her commitment to serving others by creating a business that specializes in Medicare health insurance to the underserved areas of the community, specifically the Westside of San Antonio.
Natalie is the proud daughter of Joe and Carmen Gamez of The Gamez Law Firm. She attributes much of her success to the support of her family, particularly her mother, Carmen Gamez, who has been a strong Latina role model. She is a co-chair of the Joe A. Gamez Law Firm scholarship fund which contributes to scholarships for students within San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).
Natalie enjoys spending time with her wife Tracey Gamez, their two children Lux and Nix, and their two boxer dogs. She also enjoys listening and learning through podcasts, playing on the St. Mary’s University alumni women’s basketball team and cheering on the San Antonio Spurs.
2023 Reina De La Feira De Las Flores
Renee has attended Fiesta events her whole life and is excited to participate in such an important San Antonio tradition. As a child, she was inspired by Tom Sandoval, and she has since dreamt of becoming La Reina de la Feria de Las Flores. She is determined to represent the title and hold her reign to make him proud.
Renee has always had a passion of giving back to her community through volunteering. She volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank throughout high school, the Austin Child Guidance Center in college and currently does pro bono legal work through various organizations in Dallas. Her hope is that through her service as Reina de la Feria de las Flores, she can encourage the youth of San Antonio to believe in themselves and their dreams. She knows that education changes lives so she strives to encourage the youth to pursue higher education through scholarship awards.