David Maldonado was born and raised in Trenton when his parents moved there from Puerto Rico in the early ‘50’s. He was educated in the Trenton Public School System and is the youngest of six siblings. David started a law enforcement career as a New Jersey State Corrections Officer and then served his community as one of a few Hispanic Police Officer on the Trenton Police Department in the early ‘80s. He worked his way up the ranks and retired at the rank of Detective Lieutenant after 32 years of service. He continues to serve his Community as Director of Communications on the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and President of the Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton.
Isabel "CHIQUI" Garcia was born in Maunabo, Puerto Rico raised in the Boogie down Bronx.
The youngest of six siblings. Mambo/Salsa Instructor, former President of the Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton, former Miss Puerto Rico Pageant Coordinator for the PR Parade of Trenton, the 1st and only President elected of the Hispanic Parade of Trenton, NJ
2nd Vice President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of New Jersey, employed with the City of Trenton as the Qualified Purchasing Agent, QPA.
Isabel enjoys dancing Salsa, traveling, exercising and spending quality time with her two granddaughters "Zoraya n Zoey" and only daughter Zasha.
Married to the love of my life Agustin "PAPO" DeJesus.
Proud to be Puerto Rican! Que Viva Puerto Rico! 🇵🇷
Krystal is a lifelong resident of Trenton. Her mother originated from Isabela, Puerto Rico and her father is from Ciales, Puerto Rico. Krystal DeLeon currently serves as an office manager for the Princeton Vascular Center. She is also managing Princeton Hair Restoration. Krystal has provided her expertise in managing these medical certs from her previous experience working for a Cardiologist, Hospital, as well as a Gastroenterologist's office. She enjoys patient interactions and has been helping others within the medical field for over 15 years. Krystal obtained her BS in Psychology and her MS in Psychology. She believes fully in her education and her experience to further her goals of being able to help others in the community and perhaps within the field of Psychology. Krystal is a proud mother to 3 children who attend the Trenton Public School System and is married to her beloved husband Edgar "Alf" DeLeon. Krystal is now pursuing/assisting in opening a business with her husband in his profession as an artist. She enjoys helping others, reading, and spending time with her family/friends.
Yazminelly Gonzalez was raised in Trenton, NJ with roots from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. She is an educator in the city of Trenton and serves as Treasurer of the Puerto Rican day Parade committee since 2018. She is dedicated to making the city of Trenton a better place for all of the people. Yazminelly has dedicated several hours to many organizations who believe in the betterment of the city. Yazminelly grew up attending the Puerto Rican day parade as a child and is honored to currently serve as Treasurer to help keep our culture alive.
Eric Segui’s parents are from Isabella Puerto Rico but Eric was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. He is currently a resident of Hamilton, New Jersey and a graduate of Hamilton High School West. Eric attended Mercer County Community College. He is very active in the community, voluntarily coaching youth sports in Mercer County.
As a proud Puerto Rican Eric strives to preserve his Latino heritage through involvement and participation in organizations like the Puerto Rican Parade. His hopes for the future is to lead by example and inspire young youths to take pride in their Latino heritage by attracting them to take part in cultural organization like the Puerto Rican Parade.