Antelope Intros: Baron Decker and Alicia Kozimor
Antelope Intros is a recurring GCU Today feature that introduces some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is fun and informative. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.
Job title: Assistant engineer
Job location: GCU Recording Studio, Building 57
What attracted you to GCU? I came to GCU originally as a student of the Worship Arts program. I was attracted to the school because of the beautiful campus and what I perceived to be a great community. I previously had worked at the studio as a student worker and was actually one of the first to be employed in the studio after the space was built in 2015.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? When I have the chance, I like to fish. Canyon Lake is a favorite of mine in the Phoenix area.
What are you passionate about? My relationship with God, music, family and friends.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? I like to hit up the various coffee shops in the Valley.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I used to be a cowboy. When I was around 12-15 years old, I took to the lifestyle. I was taking horse-riding lessons while donning cowboy boots, flannels and a cowboy hat. During this time, my family built a barn where we housed horses, goats and two llamas. It was a fun time, but it didn’t last very long. That definitely was not the lifestyle I was meant for.
What are you most proud of? The jobs I get to do at GCU and at my church.
Job title: Curriculum developer
Job location: 27th Avenue, Building 71
What attracted you to GCU? As a graduate of GCU, I have experienced firsthand the hard work that went into program development and implementation in order for students to receive the education needed to be leaders in their fields. GCU also seems to run in my family — my father, sister, mother-in-law and father-in-law are all GCU alumni.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? With a 13-month-old son, my “fun” revolves around his daily activities. Currently, we enjoy watching Moana at least three times a day and visiting local splash pads.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about education and what it can do for others. Education plays an important role in all aspects of life and should be treated as our greatest resource to share with others.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? Luci’s at the Orchard on 12th Street and Glendale. This is an outdoor coffee shop with gelato. There is also a splash pad for the kids to play in with grass and benches for lounging.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I was Little Miss San Diego Gold Coast 1995.
What are you most proud of? My husband and I had a secret unapproved wedding at Disneyland and didn’t get kicked out. We invited friends and family to meet us at the Walt Disney statue at 8:30 a.m., and my father-in-law, who is a minister, married us in under five minutes. Security caught us right away but let us finish and even brought over a photographer for us.