Staff

Jenny Stucky, Executive Director

She relocated to Austin from Anchorage Alaska and 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.

Carol Thomas, Development Director

My dad always said “you only take your name with you” and, from the time we were young, emphasized the importance of giving back. The amount that you give is irrelevant, what matters is that you are thinking of others. I’ve chosen to give of myself through my work and have dedicated my life to causes like education, emergency food and shelter and the cultural arts.

Ramey Hees, Operations Manager

I began my work with the Austin Sunshine Camps in Septmeber 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 children 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

Michelle Porst, Grants Manager

I have always believed that non profits do societies most important work and that committing myself to the work of non profits is how I will make my difference in this world. Children aren’t given a choice before they begin life. Therefore, it feels like our social responsibility to make sure that all children have an opportunity to be the best that they can be. I look forward to working with Austin Sunshine Camps to show kids that dreams can become a reality. I’m honored to be a part of this team!
Michelle graduated from the Univeristy of Texas with a B.s in Public Relations. Before coming to Austin Sunshine Camps she worked with the Lance Armstrong Foundation and CASA of Travis County.

Julie Otsuki, Financial Manager

I spent the first ten years of my career working for CPA firms which provided me with great experience but it didn’t feed my soul. That’s when I realized that working for non profits gave me the opportunity to do the job I’m good at while advancing a cause I believe in. Our youth are this country’s greatest asset and I feel fortunate to be a part of an organization that has been assisting youth in becoming productive citizens for more than 100 years.

Derek Alvarado, Program Assistant

I am originally from California and I received my Bachelor’s degree in Economics at California State University, Pomona. During my studies I focused primarily on labor economics and the economics of inequality. Shortly after graduation, I joined a traveling circus of political campaigns that took me across the country several times, helping candidates get elected to various positions. I became very experienced in program execution and volunteer management. I decided to dedicate myself to non profits after volunteering to help build homes for impoverished communities in Argentina. I’m happy to know that I go to work every day in a place where we are making a difference in the lives of youth.

Name Position Employer
Yann Curtis President SPA Skateparks & Curtis Concrete Pumping
Dan Price President-Elect Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP
Adam Nyer Past President Skybeck Construction
Sam Colletti Secretary Noelke English Maples and St. Leger, LLP
Jorge Padilla Assistant Secretary Jackson Walker
Matt Streif Treasurer Morgan Stanley
Stuart Hiserodt VP Special Events Centex Systems Support Services
Lance Parisher Co-Chair of Sunshine Run MWM Design Group
Jason Magdalena Co-Chair of Sunshine Run Bounce Around Austin
Gordon Moore Chair of Au40 IBAT Services
Sheldon Busch Chair of Golf Tournament Morgan Stanley
Mathew Wagner Chair of Activity Groups Bartlett & Schober PC
Spencer Epley Professional Development Chair Hill Country Search Advisors
Hill Shands Chair of Sponsorships Plains Capital
Chris Pasch VP Programs
Don Shannon Chair of Leadership
Max Appling Chair of Development The Kucera Companies
Kelly Cooper Chair of Challenge Carr Riggs Ingram
Patrick Fortson Co-Chair Camp Activities Weston Solutions
Paul Mosley Co-Chair Camp Activities
Tom Mravle VP Camps IE2 Construction, Inc.
Dan McKinley Chair of Zilker Lead Austin
Jeff Light Chair of Travis Hoar Construction LLC
Daniel Carl Co-Chair of Builing Committee Beck
Daniel Becka VP Fundraising Texas Exes
Ben Stratmann Chair of Individual Fundraising Texas Senate Chair of Corporate Fundraising
Paul Glantz Co-Chair of Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival
Wade Green VP Alumni Relations Gamesa Corp.
Kyle Rhodes Chair of Alumni New York Life
Andrew Stauch VP Membership Beck
Jacques Perrault Chair of Recruiting Osborne Advisors Inc.
AJ Meditz Chair of New Members JP Morgan Securities
Jeff Cartledge Chair of Retention Thrivent Financial
HD Perkins Chair of Social SkylesBayne Company
Mike Vecchiola Chair of Ambassadors/Volunteers Colonial National Mortgage
AJ Bingham VP Communications McWIlliams Governmental Affairs Consultants
Connor Finnigan Chair of Website/Technology Searchify.com
Randy Guzinsky Chair of Lunches/Speakers Cintas
Andy Cates Chair of PR Texas Association of Realtors
Mike Harmon Co-Chair Marketing Harmon Friday
Aaron Weiss Co-Chair Marketing One Story Productions
Mike McGahhey Chair of Internal Communication VALIC