Meet the Officers

Find out what Fuels Our Passion and get to know your officers.

President: Sydney Erickson 

Hey Nebraska FCCLA! I am Sydney Erickson, your 2019-2020 State President. I am beyond excited to get to know all of you over the course of the next year and learn more about “Your Story” through FCCLA! Currently, I am a Senior at Pierce High School (go Bluejays!) and am going into my fifth year as an FCCLA member. Outside of FCCLA, I am involved in golf, speech, choir, one-act, national honor society, and girls letter club. A couple of fun facts about me is that I was born in California and lived there until I was three, when I was in 3rd Grade I sang “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele at my elementary school talent show, and I love to play golf! I also come from a family of four with one younger brother. One goal I hope you’ll help us achieve this year is reaching 3,000 members. We are closer than ever to making this dream a reality, so I encourage you to help our organization grow! Nebraska FCCLA, the State Officer Team and I have so much in store for you this year. I cannot wait to go on this journey with you and Fuel Your Passion with FCCLA! 

Sydney Erickson


Vice President: Makenna Welke

Hey Nebraska FCCLA! My name is Makenna Welke and I am serving as your 

2019-2020 State First Vice President! I come from the O’Neill FCCLA Chapter and my advisor (A.K.A my mom) is Mrs. Ann Mann. I am super excited to meet and work with all the awesome members this year. It’s going to be a blast! 
I want to tell you all a little bit about me. I grew up in O’Neill on a small ranch with my parents, Coby and Amanda, and my 3 siblings: Allison, Kiersten, and Grady. I also have 3 dogs and a cat!
I will be a senior this year and I am super excited! I am involved in FCCLA, softball, speech, band, and National Honor Society. I also am an Irish dancer at a local dance studio.
During my free time, I like to sleep, hang out with my friends, go on walks, and listen to music! (Especially old country!) I also love to talk, which is a blessing and a curse at times! 
When I graduate, I plan to attend college where I will major in Psychology with a course of study in Pre-Physical Therapy. I also am hoping  to minor in ASL! 
As I said earlier, I am super excited to meet all the members this year. It’s going to be a great year! 
Makenna Welke


Secretary: Alexis Cherry

Hello Nebraska! My name is Alexis Cherry a junior at Twin River High School. I am super excited to continue my FCCLA journey this year as your 2019-2020 State Secretary!

I have many goals for Nebraska FCCLA this year. My number one goal is to reach out to members, and connect with them to help them create their story and better our Nebraska FCCLA story. Another goal of mine is to promote our organization to Nebraska schools and communities that have Family and Consumer Sciences, but not FCCLA. 

This year the entire  State Officer Team and I have so much in store for you Nebraska. We can’t wait to for you to be a part of our story while you keep creating yours. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. See you soon Nebraska!

Alexis Cherry


Vice President of Competitive Events: Caitlin Murphy

Hello Nebraska FCCLA!  My name is Caitlin Murphy, and I am your 2019-2020 Vice President of Competitive Events.  I am currently a senior at Exeter-Milligan Public Schools and have been a member of FCCLA since seventh grade.  I joined for the opportunities available through competitive events, and I will soon start my sixth STAR project.  For this reason, I cannot wait to work with and educate members who want to take their membership an extra step by participating in competitive events. An important goal of our State Officer Team is to connect with members and work together to create positive change and growth within our organization.
Outside of FCCLA, my passions lie in music, math, and speech.  I am also involved in softball, NHS, Student Council, quiz bowl,   4-H, and my church.  I have an extreme sweet tooth and, when presented the chance, will happily eat lemons by the slice.  I enjoy writing (left-handed, of course), learning, and spending time with loved ones. I am blessed to have parents and an older brother who both inspire and support me.  I am beyond excited for the upcoming year, and I cannot wait to see what is in store for Nebraska FCCLA!
Caitlin Murphey


Vice President of Development: Sydney Schildt

Hey Nebraska FCCLA! My name is Sydney Schildt and I am currently a senior at Milford High School. I am so excited to be serving as your 2019-2020 Vice President of Development. 

My goal for this coming year is to increase community involvement by looking for support from local businesses within the district and state levels. Getting support from local businesses will allow members to become more involved and broaden our avenues for development.    

Aside from FCCLA I am involved in softball, track, musical, one act, choir, and band. In my free time I enjoy working on my family farm, spending time with my family (which of course includes my cows) and just trying to breathe. Life is about making the most out of the time you have, keep busy and stay involved. 

I am so excited to see how you choose to fuel your passion this year in FCCLA. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Sydney Schildt


Vice President of Membership: Alyssa Bell

Hello Nebraska FCCLA! I am your 2019-2020 Vice President of Membership Alyssa Bell. A few interesting facts about me is that I was in martial arts for nine years and received my third degree black belt. My favorite fruit are tomatoes, and my favorite hobby is competitive speech. I first started FCCLA thinking that I was just going to eat some free food, and maybe do a STAR project with a friend. It then turned into much more. I fell in love with this organization and decided that I wanted to show my gratitude by getting involved with FCCLA on the state level. Nebraska FCCLA has fueled my passion for helping others and always looking on the brighter side of things. Thank you for allowing me to serve you on the 2019-2020 Nebraska state officer team. 

Alyssa Bell


Vice President of Public Relations: Irelynd Pearson

Hey Nebraska FCCLA! It’s your Vice President of Public Relations, Irelynd Pearson, and I’m going to tell you a bit about myself!! I was born in California and moved to Nebraska with my mom when I was 4 months old. I have lived here ever since, but my family visits California often. I have 1 sister and two brothers. My brother, Greyson, is going into kindergarten this year and my brother, Sterlyng, is going into 4th grade. My sister is going into 8th grade and I recruited her into FCCLA last year.

I am a senior at Twin River Public Schools. I joined FCCLA when I was in 8th grade. My school didn’t offer FCCLA for 7th graders when I was in 7th grade because we just got a brand new adviser. I am very involved in my FCCLA chapter and my school. I am the Vice President of my FCCLA chapter. I am also a chapter officer for our FBLA chapter and I am the Student Council President. I have also participated in Softball, Track, Basketball, Cheer, One Act, Speech, Quiz Bowl, Spring Play, Art, Band, and National Honor Society in my high school career. I have always tried to keep myself busy because I hate being bored.

One of my hobbies is keeping a bullet journal. I love to draw and be organized, so I love mixing my organization and art skills together by making my own bullet journal. One day I hope to use my art skills everyday and become a Graphic Designer. I also love playing softball. I have been playing softball since I was 6 years old. I have always been an outfielder because I am pretty fast. I am left handed, so I am also a slap hitter. I am lead off hitter and I love being lead off because base running is my favorite part of softball and a part of being lead off is that you are expected to get on base. A few other things I like to do are doing my makeup, watching YouTube, and shopping. 
I hope you learned some new and interesting things about me Nebraska FCCLA! I can’t wait to serve as your Vice President of Public Relations. This year is going to be FIRE! #fuelyourpassion

Irelynd Pearson


Vice President of Programs: Jaiden Johnson 

Hey Nebraska FCCLA! My name is Jaiden Johnson and I am your 2019-2020 Vice President of National Programs. I will be a Junior this year at Bloomfield High School. I live on a family farm ran by my dad, Les Johnson, near Bloomfield. I have two older siblings, a sister Karrah, and a brother Brenden, who are both alumni of FCCLA. Along with my siblings, my mom, Amy Johnson, is also an alumni of FHA. I guess you can say this organization is kind of in my genes!
Some of my goals as part of your State Officer Team are to help the Nebraska delegation reach 3,000 members and as your Vice President of National Programs I want to educate more people and get them more involved in our National Programs by being constantly available for help or advice for students and advisers. I am always more than willing to give ideas! I would love to see more chapters get involved in community service activities and more members take on Power of One. I believe that by doing a Power of One project, members are taking their future and leadership ablities into their own hands and learning their own capabilities and power. With this power members can make there future so bright they will need some shades!😉
I am beyond excited to see how all of you Fuel YOUR Passion this year! I also can’t wait to see all of YOUR Stories contributing to OUR Story. Nebraska FCCLA, I hope your are pumped for this upcoming year! Your State Officer Team has been working hard and has great things in the fire! Go out there a create YOUR Story by Fueling YOUR Passion, you can even start off by doing a Power Of One!