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Meet Your Counselor

ETBU works hard to make sure that every potential student has a friendly face that they can reach out to. As an incoming student, you will be assigned a counselor that will guide you through the process each step of the way. We strive for individualized attention for each of our future students.

Keyontea Cooper
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2006
Mobile: 903.407.8157

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Dallas and Fort Worth
Hometown: Marshall, TX
Favorite Local Business:  Pic-N-Pay
Hobbies: I love cooking, playing video games, watching old movies, trying out new places to eat that I've seen on TikTok, and hanging out with friends and family. 
Fun Fact: I have two middle names and one of them is named after a Ninja Turtle. Can you guess which one? 
Favorite Verse: 2 Corinthians 2:14 
My advice to students: College isn't just going to have classes, it's a life experience, remember to have fun and keep your life balanced. 

Detaveon Lewis
Detaveon Lewis
Freshman Admissions Counselor | Office: 903.923.2015
Mobile: 903.578.1091

Bachelor of Science in University Studies, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Houston and Southeast Texas
Hometown: Clarksville, TX 
Favorite Local Business: Cajun Tex
Hobbies: I love playing basketball, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Fun Fact: I used to love riding horses and team rope! 
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
My advice to students: When you face storms in life, school, or personal life, don’t get discouraged. Just keep the faith and continue to seek God and trust Him. God puts us through situations to equip us for what He has planned for us and called us to do.

Landry Pedroza
Landry Pedroza
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2004
Mobile: 903.407.8158

Bachelors of Business Administration in Management, East Texas Baptist University
Master of Business Administration (graduating December 2023)
Territory: East Texas
Hometown: Mansfield, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Tacos Reyes
Hobbies: I love to be active, whether it is lifting weights, going golfing, or playing different sports with my friends. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as well as reading a good book or listening to a podcast. 
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister who also graduated from ETBU. 
Favorite Verse: Matthew 6:33
My advice to students: Go out and take advantage of all the opportunities around you! College is what you make it, so be intentional to meet new people, try new things, and get involved in a local church.

Brandon Powell
Brandon Powell
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2009

Bachelors of Business Administration in Management, East Texas Baptist University
Master of Business Administration (graduating December 2025)
Territory: Out of State
Hometown: Wills Point, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Black Coffee Records
Hobbies: I love to stay active! Because I grew up in sports, I love lifting weights and playing any sport as long as I am having a good time. Spending time with my family and friends is my favorite thing to do in the world!
Fun Fact: I love everything to do with classic cars! 
Favorite Verse: Colossians 3:12-17
My advice to students: Rely on the Lord and he will give you strength to make important decisions. The Lord never gives you more than you can handle. God has a plan for your life and He will direct you where to go. Take life one step at a time and invest into the people around you!

Urias Quetzala
Urias Quetzala
Mobile: 903.407.2351

Bachelor of Music Education, East Texas Baptist University
Master of Business Administration, East Texas Baptist University

Territory: DFW
Hometown: Garrison, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Pic-N-Pay Texas Style Cookin
Hobbies: I enjoy staying active as prioritizing one's health is a must, and cooking as the two paired together is fun! I also enjoy building computers and researching the latest tech trends, market trends, and cinematography. I also enjoy hunting and reading as one could live part of someone's life through books.
Fun Fact: I procure vintage Lego sets. 
Favorite Verse: Psalm 73:26
My advice to students: Time is a valuable asset, and one could imagine it as a deposit from the Lord; realistically, no one would throw money away, so treat time the same way. It is also important to never rush into decisions as you can take the time to reflect on how every choice affects your future.

Ashly Quintanilla
Ashly Rossouw
Transfer Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2012
Mobile: 903.503.2020

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and English, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Houston and Out of State
Hometown: Longview, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Heirloom House to Home
Hobbies: I love hiking, swimming, running, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Fun Fact: I joined a boxing team when I was a junior in college. 
Favorite Verse: Psalm 73:28
My advice to students: Allow yourself to be present in each moment and every relationship. Unplug from your phone, ask intentional questions, and pray for your community.

Maleia Taylor
Maleia Taylor
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2019
Mobile: 903.503.2020

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Greater Texas
Hometown: Ingleside, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Joe Pine
Hobbies: I love going to the beach, I love to spend time with people, making podcasts or videos, and I enjoy going on walks!
Fun Fact: I have my own podcast called, "The MESSage". 
Favorite Verse: Ephesians 3:20
My advice to students: Trust in the Lord during this new season; He will never fail you! Surround yourself with uplifting friends and enjoy every moment you have here on the Hill.