Joshua Blissett

Joshua Blissett

Degree and graduation year: BS in Psychology, UAB, 2000
Hometown: Maurice, Louisiana
Current city: Oakland, California
Occupation: Wine and Spirits Sales Manager
Email: [email protected]

As a UAB student in the late ’90s, there wasn’t much to root for on the gridiron. My first Auburn game was Auburn vs LSU in 2000, and I immediately fell in love with The Auburn Family atmosphere. I started watching games with the NorCal AU Club when I moved to the Bay Area in 2009, and have been an active part of the NorCal Family since then; mostly with the East Bay group until we merged into the SF group last year.

Favorite Auburn memory: Watching the Kick Six with the NorCal Auburn Club at Ricki’s. The feeling of complete shock and utter exhilaration as Davis raced down that sideline, and we realized we were going to win the game was like nothing else!

What I’m doing for the Club: I’m helping with club organization and communication strategy in an effort to formalize the club into a cohesive unit, and to increase our scholarship fundraising and overall participation.

Arthur Mendes

Arthur Mendes

Degree and graduation year: BS in Finance, 2016
Hometown: Vitoria, Brazil
Current city: San Jose, California
Occupation: Business Analyst
Email: [email protected]

Moving from another country is always a little stressful. Luckily, in Auburn, I found some of the most welcoming and friendly folks I had the pleasure of crossing paths. I went to Auburn to be a Student-Athlete, and my experience was unforgettable. I moved to the Bay Area to pursue my second Master’s Degree in 2018, and I recently joined the NorCal Auburn Club to help wherever I can.

Favorite Auburn memory: I have many unforgettable memories from my time at Auburn, but if I had to choose, one would be rushing the field in 2013 after the Iron Bowl. It was indeed a one-of-a-kind experience.

What I’m doing for the Club: I’m helping with club finances, new events, alumni engagement, and overall organization.

Jim Bowden

Jim Bowden

Degree and graduation year: BS in Business Finance, 1969
Hometown: Brundidge, Alabama
Current city: Lincoln, California
Occupation: Retired
Email: [email protected]

I’ve been running the Club for over 10 years and have lived in TX, CA, OR, GA and AL. I’m also a part of the Dallas and Atlanta Auburn Club.

Favorite Auburn memory: Working at the Tiger Beverage while attending Auburn and attending football games.

What I’m doing for the Club: Offering 10+ years of wisdom and experience in Club leadership and increasing gameday party attendance.

Victoria Tice

Victoria Tice

Degree and graduation year: MA in English Rhetoric & Composition, 2017
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Current city: Fremont, California
Occupation: Content Marketing Manager and yoga teacher
Email: [email protected]

When I first stepped foot on Auburn’s campus, I was charmed by its quiet and homey atmosphere–I knew it was the place for me to learn. At Auburn, I taught first-year English composition and literature courses and worked at the writing center while earning my master’s. I fell in love with the Auburn spirit and met friends who quickly became family.

Favorite Auburn memory: He’s reading this, so I have to say my favorite Auburn memory was meeting my husband; The Auburn Creed even found its way into our wedding vows. A close second would be being a part of over 400 students’ Auburn experience.

What I’m doing for the Club: Shaping and implementing the Club’s communication strategy and overall organization.