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.
|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|