- Mission High School
- University of Texas-Pan American
- BA Political Science
- MBA-Master of Business Administration
- Hidalgo County Clerk-Courts Manager
- Banking and financial institution
- Home Construction Business
- Adjunct Professor-South Texas College
- Sharyland Lion's Club
- NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs)
- Baptist Temple McAllen, Texas.
Balde may be one of those former residents worth watching. No doubt he has accomplished much and will continue to do more.