Joshua Blissett – President
Degree and graduation year: BS in Psychology, UAB, 2000
Hometown: Maurice, Louisiana
Current city: Vallejo, California
Occupation: Wine Portfolio Manager
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.
Favorite Auburn memory: Watching the Kick Six with the NorCal Auburn Club at Ricky’s in San Leandro. 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 the current club president, 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.
Colin Harrang – Vice President
Degree and graduation year: Business, 2016
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current city: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Tech Sales
I love giving back to a community that gave me so much! I remember being terrified Freshman year as an out-of-stater. Little did I know that my Auburn family would be with me for the rest of my life, even in Northern California! Our team is a blast to work with, and we’re finding new alumni to connect with every day.
Favorite Auburn memory: I was a Camp War Eagle counselor, meaning I mentored incoming students the summer before their freshman year. I have so many great college memories with social life and sports culture (hello, Iron Bowl 2013), but seeing incoming students go from terrified and nervous to chatting with new friends on the concourse was one of the most rewarding experiences.
What I’m doing for the Club: Along with the other team members, I help manage the logistics of our club events and am specifically passionate about expanding beyond sport-related meetups. I started our community clean-up event to pick up trash from the streets of San Francisco, which is now an annual event! I also manage the club’s social accounts, so feel free to DM me any time with club questions!
Arthur Mendes – Finance Manager
Degree and graduation year: BS in Finance, 2016
Hometown: Vitoria, Brazil
Current city: San Jose, California
Occupation: Business Analyst
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.
Caroline Green – Communications Director
Degree and graduation year: BS in Marketing & Finance, 2016
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Digital Media Manager
I was unsure where I wanted to go to college, but was lucky enough to visit my sister a couple times at Auburn while I was in high school. The culture and community stood out against any other school I had visited. A couple years later, I enrolled at Auburn and had the best four years. I didn’t know many coming from Texas, but it was such a welcoming place that I felt right at home. I moved to SF in 2018 and have been lucky to travel back every year for a football game. I joined the Auburn Club in 2021 so that I could watch games with our incredible alumni and it’s been a great time!
Favorite Auburn memory: Attending Iron Bowl 2013 (Kick-Six).
What I’m doing for the Club: All the things communications.