Caitrin Rivera is the Program Manager and Military Relations Representative for the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. Caity is from Clyde Park, Montana but has permanently settled here in Killeen, Texas after a seven-year career in the U.S. Army. She comes from a long line of military veterans that crosses all services and spans back to the birth of our nation.
Caity most recently served in III Corps as the Executive Administrator for the Deputy Commanding General of Support. During her time in the military, she was also stationed in Fort Stewart, Georgia and Camp Humphreys, South Korea with one deployment in support of the Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) mission with III Corps. She is formerly a member of the Signal Corps, and will finish two separate Bachelor degrees by the end of 2017.
Family oriented, Caity is the youngest with four older siblings and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls (Elaina and Kristin). The Underwood girls have two dogs (Maple Sausage and Rosa) and two cats (Taco and Jules) that help keep them all very busy.
She also enjoys participating in community volunteer activities. Over the course of her life she has volunteered with the Stafford Animal Shelter, HRDC Head Start Program, Second Chances Equine Rescue, Homes for Troops, Concerted Services Food Pantry, annual 9/11 Ruck March, various BOSS programs, and the Shinsaeng Orphanage.
Caity enjoys playing softball and watching basketball, football, and hockey. In her free time, she draws portraits and paints landscapes. She loves everything having to do with the outdoors as well as animals.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I would have the ability to fly because there are no traffic tickets for speeding in the mesosphere.
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I would travel to Paititi (the Lost City of Gold in the amazon) because I would be the first person in as many as 400 years to walk the paths that ancient feet followed.
What is your favorite sport/sports team?
It is a tie between basketball (Golden State Warriors) and football (Green Bay Packers).
If you could be an animal, what would it be and why?
I would be the water bear/tardigrade. They are incredibly resilient and able to survive in the harshest of environments to include space.