About the Club

Twin Cities Gator Club is the official Gator Club for University of Florida alumni and fans in the Twin Cities region.

MEET THE BOARD

ERIC SWENSON

President

A graduate from the UF College of Business in 2012 with a Bachelor's in Finance and the Hough Graduate School of Business in 2013 with a Master's in Finance, Eric was born and raised in Florida before attending UF. He has been in the Minneapolis area since the fall of 2016.

RICHARD PIERCE

Vice President

Pending

We’re always looking for people who would like to get involved! Contact us to learn more about our open positions.

MEET THE BOARD 2018-2019

Richard Pearce

President

Richard graduated from UF with a BA ('00) and a JD ('04) from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law. After practicing in South Caroline and South Florida, he relocated to Minnesota in 2014. Richard is now working in the Commercial Real Estate industry with Jones Lang LaSalle in the Minnetonka Area.

Carolyn Berger

President-Elect

Carolyn graduated from UF with an MEd/EdS ('03) and a PhD ('08) from the College of Education. After graduating from UF, she lived in South Florida until 2016 before moving back to her home state of Minnesota. While at UF she studied counselor education. She is now an assistant professor at the U of MN in a counseling program and practices as a therapist part time.

Rich Alexander

Athletics Vice President

A graduate from the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation with a BS in Forest Resources and Conservation in 1999, Rich moved to Florida when he was 5 and grew up in Central Florida prior to attending UF. He has been in the Minnesota since the fall of 2013 and works in the Utility Vegetation Management industry through the US and internationally.

Kevin Balabas

Secretary

Kevin graduated from UF with a BS in Applied Mathematics in 2000.  Upon graduation he moved to Orlando and worked 16 years for Orange County Public Schools. While there he served as a teacher, Dean, Assistant Principal and has coached numerous sports.   In 2005 he received his MEd (Leadership) from UCF.  Kevin, his wife Dena,and their daughters Ella and Jenna moved to Minnesota in the summer of 2016.  Since then he has been teaching and coaching for New Prague Area Schools. 

Eric Swenson

Treasurer

A graduate from the UF College of Business in 2012 with a Bachelor's in Finance and the Hough Graduate School of Business in 2013 with a Master's in Finance, Eric was born and raised in Florida before attending UF. He has been in the Minneapolis area since the fall of 2016 and works in corporate and business development finance.

We’re always looking for people who would like to get involved! Contact us to learn more about our open positions.

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