Alamo Academies Staff

Katherine Sanchez-Rocha

Executive Director

Katherine Sanchez-Rocha joined the Alamo Academies team in February 2015. She previously worked as a Field Representative and Caseworker for Congressman Will Hurd in the San Antonio Regional Office.  Prior to joining Congressman Hurd’s staff, she worked on his campaign as the campaigns office manager, scheduler and finance director.  She has worked in both the healthcare and education arenas.  While in education she was as a liaison between the educational institution, community entities, and the military installations in the San Antonio Area.  She volunteers countless hours to various groups, has a degree in Health and Wellness, and has lived in the San Antonio area for most of her life.

Troy Kettell

Associate Director

Troy Kettell was hired August 10, 2009 and holds the position of Associate Director. Before coming to this position, he served 21 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant from Sheppard Air Force Base as Superintendent, Training Evaluation. He held many diverse positions during his career ranging from Non-Commission Officer in Charge of Clinical Dietetics, Health Promotions and Instructor Supervisor, Diet Therapy Apprentice Course. He is a graduate from the Community College of the Air Force and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University.

Terry Young


Terry Young joined Alamo Academies on October 21, 2013. He oversees students at both the SW St. Phillips Campus in San Antonio and the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels, Texas. Before coming to this position, he served 26 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant from the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy as a Professional Military Education Instructor. He held a number of positions throughout his career ranging from Superintendent of Dental Evaluation and Consultation Services to Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Dental Laboratories. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and earned Master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Capella University.

Doresa Wondercheck


Doresa Wondercheck joined the Alamo Academies team in September 2017 as a Coordinator.  Moving from the small town of Grand Island, Nebraska, to the big city of San Antonio, Texas, in 2016; Ms. Wondercheck was introduced to the world of manufacturing through her Administrative Specialist work at the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA).  As a partner of the Academies, she was able to learn about and help promote them while working at SAMA.  Doresa has a diverse background to include positions such as Administrative Assistant, Personal Banker, Bank Service Manager, Teller Supervisor, Apprentice Electrician, Independent Scrapbooking Consultant and Clothing Retail Store Manager.  Ms. Wondercheck studied Business Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls College, South Dakota.

Dr. Karla Duran

Industry Liaison

Danielle Ramos

Workforce Development Support Specialist

Danielle Ramos Joined the Alamo Academies in July 2018 as the Workforce Development Support Specialist, she comes from St. Philips College, Nursing Education Department. Mrs. Ramos has a passion for helping students throughout their college studies. Her previous experience ranges from several school districts such as SAISD and Jubilee Academy where she had the pleasure of working with students as well as maintaining School Grant Budgets. Danielle Ramos is a product of the Alamo Colleges, attending St. Philips College and transferring to Wayland Baptist were she received her Bachelors of Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business.