ATI Extended Team

The engine that keeps ATI running smoothly.


Bertha Castro

Senior Administrative Associate
  • University of Texas employee for 25 years, working in the offices of Accounting, LBJ School of Public Affairs, College of Pharmacy and IC
  • Runs ATI accounting, contracting, and HR
  • Two-time winner of the University of Texas Staff Excellence Award
  • Was asked to be the ‘Damsel in Distress’ at Universal Studios because of her  ability to scream…convincingly
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Ryan Field

ATI Research Manager
  • Provides research guidance for ATI’s portfolio companies and student associate team
  • Manages and reports ATI’s metrics and key performance indicators
  • Leads original research projects and economic impact assessments
  • Over three years’ experience in private equity research
  • MS in Information Studies and MA in History from The University of Texas at Austin; BA in Political Science from The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • In college, Ryan served as the official “head-banger guy” for the Fighting Illini Hockey team (he used to have shoulder-length heavy metal hair)

Travis Hyzak

Office Assistant
  • Manages day-to-day and front desk operations
  • Liaison between ATI, member companies, and guests
  • Received a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Texas
  • Aspires to either be an obscure folk singer or replace Questlove in The Roots
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Shannon Lundquist

Senior Administrative Associate
  • Front office manager of ATI since 2005
  • Winner of 2011 University of Texas Staff Excellence Award
  • Facilities and member company contracts manager
  • Administrator of real estate operations
  • Manages ATI budgets
  • Veteran of the U.S. Navy
  • Awarded the Navy Achievement medal twice for meritorious service
  • An avid home renovation DIY’er