Staff

Jenny Stucky, Executive Director

Jenny relocated to Austin from Anchorage Alaska where she worked in Youth Development programs for 13 years, most recently with Campfire USA. She brings with her extensive knowledge in the design, development, management and oversight of after school programs, camps and the Summer Food Program. She also led two after school programs through the national after school association accreditation processes.

Molly Kier, Program Director

I feel very strongly that my calling in life is to serve those in need, specifically children; I am innately drawn to this population of children and thrive in the service environment. After spending multiple years working in the Texas foster care system, I chose to switch gears and enter the preventative system through Austin Sunshine Camps.
Molly graduated from Texas State University with a Master’s in Family & Child Studies. Most recently, she oversaw a child placing agency, which served foster and adoptive children.

Linda Thompson, Development Director

I am passionate about worklife, family, music and helping others succeed in life – especially disadvantaged children. I hope to extend these passions to Austin Sunshine Camps. I am committed to  building a “donor centered” giving platform and stewardship plan into our campaigns and programs. Linda comes to us from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area where she served as Vice President for Resource Development.

Ramey Hees, Operations Manager

I began my work with the Austin Sunshine Camps in September 2010. Prior to this I held several positions within the field of Parks and Recreation. I have always enjoyed working with children and I am excited about the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of the those in Austin.
Ramey has a BS in Recreation Administration from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University in Virginia.

Yoliy Gamboa, Office Manager

Yoliy relocated to Austin from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she received a Bachelor’s in Health Education, Physical Education and Psychology from the University of New Mexico. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Health Education and Community Counseling from Texas State University. Yoliy was raised in the low-income, rural community of Hatch, New Mexico where she participated in New Mexico’s MESA youth program, a non-profit organization, later becoming an employee there. She believes it is important to empower and motivate culturally diverse communities through education, community resources, and positive health behaviors.

Casey Jones, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Casey relocated to Austin from Tallahassee, FL where she studied at Florida State University and worked in their Center for Leadership & Social Change. It was in this space that she was able to develop her enthusiasm for whole-person development through outdoor leadership training, service-learning project development, and facilitating dialogue and reflection. She is serving with Austin Sunshine Camps through AmeriCorps VISTA and is excited to have the opportunity to connect with and learn from the youth we serve while being a part of such a welcoming and high-energy environment.

Alexander Jaen, Youth Services Coordinator

I have a passion for working with this population and providing children with opportunities they wouldn’t normally get. I recently became the Youth Services Coordinator and am excited to work with the alumni of our programs to continue their success. I began working with Austin Sunshine Camps in May of 2014 as a camp counselor, later becoming the Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director in subsequent years. I graduated from St. Edwards University with a BA in psychology.

 

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