Staff

Jonas Cruz

After School Program Coordinator

Born and raised in Garden City, KS and attended St. Mary’s School through 8th grade, and graduated from Garden City High School. Jonas served in the US Army and was deployed with the 467th Engineer Platoon in 1990 for Desert Shield/Storm and was awarded the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

After returning home, he completed GCCC with an Associate degree and joined the family’s three businesses, which have been running for over 25 years. Now working for UPS, and proud to be the After School Program Coordinator of Real Men Real Leaders.

Jonas is married and has 2 adult children.


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Octavio Ortega

Assistant Coordinator

Octavio was born in Aurora Illinois, and his family moved to Garden City Kansas in the summer of “78”. He attended Alta Brown Elementary ( Go Dragons ) and then went to Kenneth Henderson Middle School.  He finished his education and graduated from Garden City High School in 1988.

Octavio has been working at UPS for 19 years, is married and has 3 kids who are all attending Fort Hays State University.