CenTex Fascists

A catalog of all local Nazis, white nationalists, & far-right figures exposed in the Central Texas area (Austin/San Marcos/San Antonio focused). This catalog will be progressively updated, expanded, and made more user-friendly over time. The catalog is grouped primarily by organizational/network affiliation. Contact us to let us know about updates to make to this list. 

This list mainly highlights names/faces and details about their activities. See the Advanced Agitations version of this list for other details [HERE]. A list of all articles on our site related to local fascist activity can be found HERE. The information gathered below was compiled from a multitude of sources and intelligence used in antifascist struggles in the past few years.

Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Name: David Balabon

City: Austin

Organizations: Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Job: Marketing Director for Moentum

Notes: His father, Sam Balabon, is the head of Moentum

Source

 

Name: Keaton Ty Weston

City: Austin

Organizations: Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Social Media: facebook.com/keaton.west.58

Job: Rosendin Electric, working on a UT expansion project

Notes: Electrician with IBEW Local 520

Source

 

Name: Stratton C Gaines

Aliases: Greg E. Paulson

City: Austin

Organizations: Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Notes: Pulled a knife on anti-trump protestors in 2017. Former UT student. Believed to be still active recruiting new IE/AIM members in Austin.

 

Clayton (left) and his wife Jessice (right)

Name: Clayton Ray Leonard

City: Pflugerville/Austin

Organizations: Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Social Media: Twitter @chad_trad, facebook.com/clayton.r.leonard, myspace.com/hawtbiach

Job: Law student

Notes: His wife works as a stylist at Blo & Glo in Austin. In discord chats, Clayton mentioned his wife potentially trying to open a salon aligned with the white nationalist movement. More info here.

 

Name: Parker Dane Murphree

Aliases: Gerald Cunningham

City: Weatherford/College Station

Organizations: Identity Evropa/American Identity Movement

Notes: A&M student. Was part of wrestling team.

Source

 

Alt-Right Milieu

Name: William Fears

City: Pasadena/Houston

Organizations: Kek Group, Patriot Front

Social Media: Gab @the_Antagonizer

Notes: Has traveled to Austin and other parts of Texas in the past for fascist activities. Attended Charlottesville and the May Day Nazi rampage in Austin. Drives a gray Jeep. Was arrested in Gainesville alongside Tyler Tenbrink and his brother Colton for shooting at protesters at a Richard Spencer speech. Has a history of violence against women. In October 2019, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for choking his girlfriend.

 

Name: Ken Reed

City: Cypress/Houston

Organizations: White Lives Matter, Aryan Renaissance Society

Job: Whistler Energy

Notes: Has traveled across the state for activities, and was one of the main organizers behind the failed White Lives Matter rally in Austin in 2016. Was part of the May Day Nazi rampage.

 

Name: Connor Perrin

City: Austin

Social Media: facebook.com/connor.perrin.12

Job: Video Game Developer through his studio, Iron Fist Games.

Notes: Was part of May Day 2017 Nazi rampage. Likes to dress up like Mel Gibson from Braveheart at rallies.

 

Name: Kristoffer Ian Celera

City: San Marcos

Social Media:  facebook.com/kristofferian.celera, second profile

Notes: Was active with alt-right Nazis such as Sydney Crabtree in 2017. Was known at the time as “The Gay Nazi,” and appeared at the May Day ’17 Nazi rampage and the March Against Sharia.

 

Name: Ariel Michelle German

Aliases: Ariel Sherman

City: Houston, formerly Austin

Notes: Attended Charlottesville. Affiliated with neo-nazi and alt-right networks in Texas. Drives a Green Subaru Outback. Lives with Paul Joseph Preston.

Source

Name: Paul Joseph Preston

Aliases: Whit Wooderson, Woody White

City: Houston

Organizations: Houston Goylers (founder), Exodus Americanus.

Employers: Real Estate (ListingSpark). TX Real Estate License no. 703707.

Employer contact info: admin@listingspark.com, 512-827-2252, 210-405, 1109
Notes: Lives with Ariel Gherman. Was protested at his home. Participant in Unite the Right.

 

Name: Daniel Nelan Starr

City: Katy/Houston

Employers: Jovio Real Estate

Employer contact: 606 E 3rd St., Austin. 833-465-6846.

Notes: Friend and co-owner of Bayou City Properties, LLC, with Paul Preston.

Source

Name: Robert Hester

City: San Marcos

Organizations: Trump Republic Radio

Notes: Associated with the San Marcos alt-right crowd in 2017 (including Celera and Crabtree). Hosted white nationalists on their podcast, Trump Republic radio.

 

Name: Enzo Quesada

City: San Marcos

Organizations: Trump Republic Radio

Notes: Associated with the San Marcos alt-right crowd in 2017 (including Celera and Crabtree). Hosted white nationalists on their podcast, Trump Republic radio.

 

Name: Sydney Mcglynn Crabtree

City: Austin/San Marcos

Social Media: facebook.com/syd.mctree

Notes: Alt-right crew.  Posted racist flyers at UT in April 2017, attended May Day ’17 Nazi rampage, and March Against Sharia. Frequents South Lamar Wheatsville and Sholz Beer Garden on San Jacinto. May drive a black Dodge Ram truck.

 

Name: Tom Ives

Aliases: Nicht

City: Houston

Social Media: facebook.com/tom.ives.77, Twitter @Lt_Nicht

Job: Security–Pinkerton or Katy Mills security

Notes: Affiliate of alt right/Neo Nazi milieu.

 

Name: Brendon West

Aliases: Vika Fenrika, Fenrika Foxtrot, Foxtrot DEVGRU

City: Fredericksburg

Organizations: Anticommunist Action (ANTICOM)

Job: Videographer for Libertus7. Also worked extensively with Austin-based video production studios Fairy Godmother Ninja and Phantom6Productions.

Notes: Affiliated with Patriot Front, alt right, and Neo-Nazis. Attempted to doxx volunteers and legal observers with the National Lawyers guild, and antifascists/leftists from various protests.

Source

 

left to right: Tyler Tenbrink, Colton Fears, William Fears

Name: Tyler Eugene Tenbrink

City: Richmond/Houston

Organizations: White Lives Matter, III%ers

Notes: Affiliate of William and Colton Fears. Facing attempted murder charge in Gainesville from a Richard Spencer rally, where Tenbrink shot at protestors. Currently serving a 15 year sentence.

Source

 

[see above for photo of Colton]

Name: Colton Gene Fears

City: Pasadena/Houston

Organizations: Kek Group

Social Media: @14TheFirerises, @colton45fears

Notes: Was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in the shooting mentioned above. According to the SPLC, he allegedly renounced his white supremacist background and agreed to testify against Tenbrink.

 

Name: Cody Wilson

City: Austin

Organizations: Hatreon (alt-right crowdfunding site)

Social Media: @Radomysisky

Job: CEO of Defense Distributed

Notes: Designs & distros 3D-printed guns

Source

 

Name: Andrew Torba

City: Austin

Organizations: Gab

Social Media: facebook.com/andrew.torba

Job: CEO of Gab

 

Patriot Front

Name: Paul Cornelius Gray

Aliases: Austin Paul, Saxon Tex

City: Austin (may have moved to Denver)

Organizations: Patriot Front

Employer: Point2Point Moving

Social Media: facebook.com/graypc50

Notes: Brother of Rebecca Gray, former founder & owner of the Blue Cat Cafe. Rallied his Nazi friends to attack protesters picketing the cafe in protest of gentrification. Fan of the Nazi bodybuilding club Liftwaffe. Organized a Patriot Front rally at the Texas Capitol.

Source

 

Name: Connor Graham

City: Austin

Social Media: facebook.com/cgrahamx

Job: Payroll Services at UT Austin

Notes: Partner & roommate of Dustin Hamby. Read more

 

 

Name: Dustin Ray Hamby

Aliases: Chef Goyardee, Cheff/Cheffery/Jeff/Jeffery Cook, Fillippo Tomasso Marinetti, Dee Fouser, Philippo Merriment

City: Austin

Organizations: Patriot Front

Social Media: Twitter @thechefgoyardee

Job: Cook (currently not known to be employed)

Notes: Network Directing Officer for Patriot Front. Attended White Lives Matter rally. Was instrumental in coordinating local Vanguard America/Patriot Front travel to Charlottesville. Was fired from previous jobs for sexual harassment of co-workers.

Source

 

Name: Mark Andrew Peterson

Aliases: Andy Hoffermon, Andy Hoff

City: Pearland/Houston

Organizations: Patriot Front adjacent

Notes: Friends with Paul Gray. Attacked people picketing Blue Cat Cafe. Attended Richard Spencer speech at Texas A&M University in 2016.

 

Name: Erik Mitchell Sailors

Aliases: Eric Reese, Alexander Reese, Eric Sellers

City: San Marcos/San Antonio

Organizations: Patriot Front

Notes: Was Network Directing Officer for PF in 2018. Attended Charlottesville

Source

 

UT Campus Fash (YCT, TPUSA, circa 2019)

Sources for the following: [1] [2] [3] 

Name: Benjamin Ryan Larrabee

Aliases: ben nitrox

City: Austin

Organizations: Turning Point USA

Social Media: Twitter @Ben_Larrabee 

Job: South-Central Texas Regional Director for TPUSA

Notes: Helped start and direct the UT Austin chapter of Turning Point, which in its first semester brought white nationalist speaker Katie Hopkins to campus.

 

Name: Varun Hukeri

City: Katy (formerly Austin)

Social Media: Twitter @varunhukeri

Notes: Third positionist, Hindu nationalist. Attended Katie Hopkins speech.

 

Name: Anthony Nevin Dolcefino

City: Houston (formerly Austin)

Organizations: Former of the YCT/TPUSA at UT

Social Media: Twitter @adolcefino, @adolcefino1

Job: Aspiring politician, researcher at Dolcefino consulting

Notes: His dad, Wayne Dolcefino, is a big time PI/investigative journalist figure in Houston. Was part of the alt-right network within YCT, and helped manage a UT meme group that was taken over by this network in 2018

 

Name: Joseph Francis Berard Strassman

City: Austin

Organizations: YCT

Job: Formerly an Undergrad Research Assistant with the Institute for Computational Engineering and Science at UT

Notes: Was part of the alt-right milieu within the YCT. Helped the fascist takeover of a UT meme page in 2018.

 

Name: Ciera Bell Harris

City: Spicewood/Austin

Organizations: YCT

Notes: Dating Neo-Nazi Andy Kessler. Was part of the alt-right network within the YCT.

 

John Stolz’s Facebook profile

Name: John Francis Stolz

City: Austin/Houston

Organizations: YCT

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/john.stolz.77

Job: Former Campaign Manager for Anthony Dolcefino

Notes: Was part of the alt-right network within YCT.

 

Name: Lillian Analise Bonin

City: Austin

Organizations: YCT

Social Media: Twitter @lilybonin, https://www.facebook.com/lily.bonin.9

Job: The Law Offices of Tony McDonald

Notes: Lillian Bonin was connected to the alt-right network within YCT, and was previously exposed for following alt-right and white supremacist pages.

 

Name: Meghan Michelle Lovett

City: Austin

Organizations: Turning Point USA

Notes: Started the TPUSA chapter at UT, which in its first semester brought white nationalist Katie Hopkins to campus.

 

 

Name: Samuel David Samson

City: Austin

Organizations: YCT/TPUSA

 

Name: Lance Jones

City: Austin

Organizations: YCT/TPUSA

 

Name: Saurabh Sharma

City: Austin

Organizations: YCT

Job: Capitol correspondent with Empower Texans

 

Name: Andy Kessler

Notes: Affiliated with YCT members. Dating Ciera Harris. Posts white supremacist propaganda and dresses in German military uniforms.

 

Infowars

Name: Alex Jones

City: Austin

Organization: Infowars

Notes: Is rarely present at stuff in Austin. Showed up to Trump appearances in Austin in a military-style armored vehicle.

 

Name: Owen Shroyer

City: Austin

Organization: Infowars

Notes: The more present face of Infowars on the ground in Austin.

 

Name: Ethan Alexander Berman

City: Las Vegas, formerly Austin

Organizations: Infowars adjacent

Social Media: Twitter @EthanBerman

Job: Law student at UNLV

Notes: Affiliate of Infowars. Runs his own media project called Bermansplaining. Student reporter for The College Fix. Secretly recorded a professor for Infowars and went on the show to talk about “campus Marxism.” More info here.

 

Name: Emily Shrode

City: Austin

Organizations: Infowars adjacent

Social Media: Twitter @SpeedofShrode

Notes: Works in film. Dating Ethan Berman.

 

Name: Thomas Graham Bartram

City: Sugarland/Houston

Organizations: Infowars, InfoArmy

Social Media: Twitter @texas_T

Notes: Showed up with weapons in El Paso after the white supremacist mass shooting there, and was detained then released after being spotted with his weapons outside of a local migrant solidarity & community center. His dad, Mark Albert Bartram, is an Executive Partner at Gartner Executive Programs, and owns the car that Thomas drives

Source

 

Proud Boys

Name: Cole Dreyer

City: Austin

Organizations: Proud Boys

Job: IT at Oracle

Notes: Made threatening messages and described himself as a Proud Boy. See more here.

 

 

Dustin Casler (front left, with the shaved head) with fellow Proud Boys and right-wing organizer Joe Biggs (front right)

Name: Dustin Casler

City: Austin

Organizations: Proud Boys

Job: AT&T Conference Center Hotel near UT Austin.

Source

 

Nomads SAR

Name: Christopher Michael Ritchie.

City: Austin

Organizations: Nomads SAR

Social Media: facebook.com/critchie.ritchie, Twitter @critchie450

Job: Arbor Car Wash on Jollyville Road

Notes: Attended the Charlottesville Nazi rally, and has flown out to Patriot Prayer rallies in Portland where he has been filmed attacking antifascists. Has assaulted and stalked local students and antifascists at events, and has previously made weak attempts to disrupt leftist events.

 

Name: Collin Whites

City: Austin

Organizations: Nomads SAR

Social Media: facebook.com/collin.whites.9

Notes: Arrested for assault on a counter-protestor at 2018 March 4 Trump. Joins Chris Ritchie in stalking and trying to intimidate progressive/leftist events or protests.

 

Name: Christopher John Grisham

City: Austin

Organizations: Nomads SAR, Founder of Texas Open Carry

 

Jeremy Brooks pictured in the center

Name: Jeremy Bryce Brooks

City: Giddings, TX

Organizations: President of Texas Nomads SAR

Employer: Richard’s Lease Service

Notes: May have left Nomads/fascist activism. 

 

Name: John Robert Colgin

City: Round Rock

Organizations: Nomads SAR

Employer: Richard’s Lease Service

Notes: Arrested for assaulting someone at a Texas Independence Day rally in Austin.

 

 

Atomwaffen Division

Name: Steven Billinglsey

City: San Antonio

Organizations: Atomwaffen Division

Notes: Appeared at a vigil in San Antonio for victims of the Pulse shooting in June 2016, where he publicly IDed himself as an AWD member. Posted videos with weapons and declaring intentions of mass violence.

Source

 

Name: Benjamin Bogard

City: New Braunfels

Organizations: Atomwaffen Division

Notes: Arrested by the FBI for possession of child porn.

Source

 

Name: Luis Enrique Melendrez Jr.

Aliases: verynoicem8 (Kik), verynocem8 (snapchat)

City: San Antonio

Job: Associate at Walmart Supercenter, 8538 I35 South in San Antonio.

Notes: Was a member of the Attomwaffen-connected white supremacist forum Iron March. Lives in West San Antonio with his parents. Self described nationalist socialist.

Source

 

Name: Ethan Landrum-Denby

City: Austin

Job: Hemlock and Heather (run by his father). hemlockandheather.com, 888-922-4119

Social media: red.area on instagram

Notes: Member of the crypto-fascist music project “Blackwatch,” as well as the white power Oi! bands “Ultras” and “The Wilderness.” Atomwaffen sympathizer–makes reference on instagram to the Nazi terror manifesto Siege.

Source

 

Other

Name: Austin Beaty

City: Austin

Notes: Was active briefly at the beginning of 2017, largely antagonizing anti-Trump and antifascist protestors.

 

Name: Preston Wiginton

City: Bryan/College Station; Russia

Notes: A&M Alumnus. Brought Richard Spencer to speak at A&M in 2016. Closely connected to KKK leader David Duke and white power networks in Russia, according to a 2008 SPLC report.

 

Name: Connor Halsell

Aliases: Connor Bjorkson

City: San Antonio (formerly Austin)

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/conchobar.bjorkson.7, https://www.facebook.com/connor.bjorkson.5, https://myspace.com/ismetalsharkplayer/mixes

Notes: Fascist in the metal scene.

 

 

Kristian Torres pictured in the center holding his gun

Name: Kristian Noe Torres

Notes: Was present at the May Day Nazi rampage, where he was seen pointing his gun at antifascist protestors.

 

 

Name: Grant C. Whittenberger

City: Austin

Organizations: III%ers, Open Carry Texas

Job: Realtor at Outlaw Realty (512-600-6677)

Note: LARPs in military attire, sometimes carries at protests. In July 2019, was caught impersonating a National Lawyer’s Guild legal observer and getting into confrontation with antifascist protesters who questioned them.

Source

 

Jen Loh with Senator Ted Cruz

Name: Jennilyn Kae Lohmer

Aliases: Jen Loh

City: San Antonio/Austin

Job: Direct(ed) Organized Home Innovations LLC in San Antonio

Organizations: Latinos for Trump, Texans United for America, Nomad SAR

Notes: Has brought neo-nazis ans fascists like Augustus Sol Invictus, Enrique Tarrio, and Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman to Austin and other locations in Texas.

Source

 

Ben Planchon (right)

Name: Benjamin Planchon

Aliases: Benjamin Knight

City: Seabrook/Houston

Organizations: Texas Patriot Network

Social Media: Facebook

Notes: Provocateur looking to pick fights at rallies, often armed with a club or gun. Was caught on audio recordings at an islamophobic protest in Houston stalking and trying to attack counter-protestors and Muslims. Has organized rallies in Austin and other places across Texas previously. More info here.