Meet Donna’s Family


and her husband Mike are the parents of three married sons and the grandparents of five.

DonnaAndFamilyKateAndMadelineMark is a graduate of Rice University in chemical engineering. He works for Castleton Commodities, a private investment firm, as a reservoir engineer. Mark and his wife Lauren, also a Rice University graduate, have five children. Kate, Madeline, Abigail, Sam and Todd are the light of their grandparents’ lives.

Ben is a graduate of Rice University in mechanical engineering and has a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas. He is a petroleum engineer with Durango and is married to his Rice University sweetheart, Alyssa Cotterman, a pediatric resident at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Eric graduated in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas. He works with his brother Ben as a petroleum engineer with Durango. Eric and his wife Kallie, also a UT graduate, live in Houston where Kallie is the founder and head of Recess, a women’s ministry.

Mike Bahorich retired in 2015 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Apache Corporation. A graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, he received his master’s degree in geophysics from Virginia Tech. Mike is a member of the board of trustees of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and a member of the board of directors of Star of Hope. Until recently, Mike served on science advisory boards at Stanford and Yale Universities and holds eight patents. His retirement has been short-lived with his continued work as a consultant. Mike is very supportive of Donna’s passion for volunteering in their community, in their church, and in politics.

DonnaAndMomFinally, but not least, Donna’s mom, Thelma McDaniel, lives close enough to be whisked away as Donna’s partner in all of her volunteer endeavors. In addition to being a faithful “Caring Friends” founding member, Thelma makes sure that everyone is registered to vote at her seniors’ apartment complex.

Donna Bahorich and her family are strong contributors, whether in business, in community, in church involvement or in politics. Working to make their corner of the world a better place is a strong family value for the Bahorich family.