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Untitled-2Jose Adolfo Soto, President of Quik Pak, Inc.

Jose Adolfo Soto is a native Texan whose parents came to the United States from Mexico in hopes to provide a brighter future for their family. Not letting this great opportunity given to him go to waste, Mr. Soto has invested a significant amount of time and effort towards his passionate pursuit of being a business magnate, inventor, and investor.

He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of Quik Pak, Inc. His passion for excellence has been life-long, but revealed his true beginnings in technology as he was the Class of 2000 Texas state Champion in major appliance repair as a senior in high school. After graduating high school, he went on to attend Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Texas. There, he acquired his Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration(HVAC & R) and Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) certifications. Once certified, he accepted a position with Tarleton State University’s HVAC department in Stephenville, Texas. While working at the university, Mr. Soto attained his Texas Air Conditioning Contractors License(Class A). Upon receiving this license, he was able to start his own family operated business. For almost a decade now, Mr. Soto has been the owner of JS AC Service and Repair(Texas certified HVAC/R class licensed) and works closely with his wife, going above and beyond, to provide exceptional service to all their customers.

He and his wife, Gabriela, reside in Stephenville, Texas and have three beautiful children. On his down time, he enjoys cheering on his children at their sports games, getting out and practicing soccer with them, and attending church on Sunday mornings.

Mr. Soto has the drive and ingenuity to dream large and pursue his calling to serve others with his innovative spirit; all of which will see him excel in his endeavors.


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Fernando Soto, Vice President

Fernando Soto is a first generation American that is deeply passionate about “living the American dream” with drive and opportunity. His parents came from Mexico with little and worked hard to advance their children’s future through both education and opportunity. His father’s hard work as an automotive body repair owner and operator paid divines when Fernando graduated from Texas State Technical College for Auto Collision Management Technology (specializing in refinishing and auto body technology). At such time, Fernando accepted responsibility of a long-established business – Soto Body Shop – and continually strives to propel his company’s business forward with reputation and loyalty.

Through Fernando’s hard work and ownership, Soto Body Shop is a well-acquainted with commercial relationships, such as Farmers Insurance, and national fleet repair.

Personally, Fernando is a devout Catholic and family-man with deep ties to his family history and traditions that his father taught him.

Fernando became involved with Quik Pak as a top investor and strategic collaborator with his brother, Jose Adolfo Soto, in 2012.


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Dr. Heather Ortiz, Treasurer

Dr. Ortiz received her bachelor’s degree in history (2002) a master’s degree in educational administration (2009), and doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Tarleton State University (2014).

Prior to strictly moving into education, Dr. Ortiz worked as an insurance specialist for independent agents in Fort Worth and Stephenville, Texas. Also, Dr. Ortiz was an assistant for a commercial contractor and millwork organization. Then, in 2010, she was a Doctoral Research Assistant with the American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities (ACEF). In her research position at ACEF, she developed professional resource materials and online learning events for K-12 educational administrators. In addition, from 2011 to 2015, Dr. Ortiz worked for Ranger College as an instructor, Director for Developmental Studies, and Dean of Academic Affairs. As dean, Dr. Ortiz strategically planned and implemented the New Mathways Project at Ranger College, including institutional reform for academic advising, developmental education, and 3 math pathways. She has direct business ownership experience as the co-owner of The Party Spot a Historically-Underutilized Business (HUB) in Texas from 2013-2015. To date, Dr. Ortiz is a Senior Program Coordinator & State Implementation Specialist at the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recognized achievements include Adjunct of the Year (2013) and Outstanding Faculty of the Year (2014) at Ranger College and National Institute of Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award (2015).

Dr. Ortiz is married to Erik Ortiz, who is a 6th grade teacher and coach at Sheldon ISD in Houston. She also has a 13-year old daughter, Elexus, who is in 7th grade at Seabrook Intermediate. She is an active mom and wife; she attends many sporting events to watch her husband or daughter. Further, she enjoys traveling and time spent with extended family in Stephenville.


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