Erica Gordon, Chief Executive Officer
Originally from Alief, an area on the southwest side of Houston, Erica was the first person in her family to go to college. For the past decade, she has dedicated her career to causes that she herself was positively impacted by as a kid. Erica was most recently with the national non-profit, Marathon Kids, as their Chief Operations Officer, and helped scale the organization from programming in three to all fifty states. She graduated from Sam Houston State with a BA in Communication Studies and from Texas Christian University with a MS in Communications Studies in Human Relations. She is excited to help take Austin Sunshine Camps to the next level.
Megan Grayless, Chief Development Officer
Megan is originally from Virginia but has spent the past 10 years in Austin leading youth-based projects at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Megan enjoys building relationships and is passionate about positive youth development. She received a BS in Health Sciences from James Madison University and a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. Megan is excited to be part of the Austin Sunshine Camps Team.
Lawrence English, Chief Programs Officer
Lawrence grew up in Beaumont, Texas and attended the University of Houston from where he brings his wife and three children. He has been working with youth since the age of 18, and was immediately drawn to camp life. He loves being a positive influence in a child’s life and helping them create awesome memories. He has summer camp experience out of state and abroad in Cairo, Egypt. Lawrence comes to us from Playworks, bringing experience supporting all programming efforts as well as building school partnerships, training, HR, and office management. In his spare time he likes to hang out with his family, cheer for all Houston teams (Go Astros!), BBQ, be active, and spend time with friends. He is excited to meet, learn, and grow with the Austin Sunshine Camps Community.
Sarah Fountain, Youth Services Coordinator
Sarah Fountain is originally from Florida but has been in Austin since she was in middle school. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a BSA in Human Development and Family Sciences and a BA in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures. After graduating, Sarah gained valuable experience with multiple youth development nonprofits focused on mentoring, youth sports, and after school programming. She joined the Austin Sunshine Camps team in February of 2018 and is excited to continue serving Central Texas children and families.
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.
Julia Holland, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
Julia is a local Austinite who is participating in her first year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. She is thrilled to be a part of the Austin Sunshine Camps staff and believes in the good work that is being carried out here. She has experience in the education sector as a High School Science Teacher and graduated from Trinity University with a BS in Geosciences and BA in Anthropology.
Ramey Hees, Operations Manager
Ramey began her work with the Austin Sunshine Camps in September 2010. Prior to this, she held several positions within the field of Parks and Recreation. She has always enjoyed working with children and is 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.
Sarah Crocker, Grants Manager
Sarah grew up in Austin and has worked in the nonprofit sector for the last 11 years. She has had many roles at various organizations including grants management, new program development, and service delivery. She spent the last three years developing, securing funding, and starting one of the first housing programs in Texas to serve young people aging out of foster care. She has followed Austin Sunshine Camps for many years and is thrilled to be part of the ASC family. She has a Master’s of Social Work and Nonprofit Administration from UT-Austin and an BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco in California.
Sarah Wright, Zilker Lodge Events Manager
Sarah Wright grew up in San Diego, California, and has been in Austin for fourteen years. She has a BFA from Texas State University where she studied Theatre Arts. Sarah’s passion for education is demonstrated by her time spent as a high school theatre director and then coordinator of an elementary school afterschool program focused on fitness and nutrition; both at Title I schools. Sarah has a diverse background in both education and event planning and comes directly from a women’s reproductive health nonprofit where she worked as the Director of Training and Events.
Chris Escobar, Community Outreach Summer Intern
Chris grew up in San Antonio and is a rising Senior at University of Texas at Austin, studying Marketing and Sociology. He has been working with Austin Sunshine Camps for three years, having fun and learning about the different aspects of a non-profit. He chose Austin Sunshine Camps because of our positive influence on youth in Austin and values his time here as an investment in his future and in his community.
|Past President||Daniel Becka|
|Vice President of Alumni Relations||Dan McKinley|
|Alumni Liaison (Ex-Officio)||Yann Curtis|
|Chair of Alumni||Casey Kelley|
|Vice President of Facilities||Kelly Cooper|
|Chair of Zilker||Turner Kerr|
|Chair of Travis||Eric Pampe|
|Vice President of Communications||Michael Harman|
|Chair, Communication Systems||Jace Cambell|
|Chair, Technology||Travis Krause|
|Chair, Speaker Series||Jake Raymond|
|Chair, Media and Content||Will Love|
|Chair, External Communications||Jona Williams|
|Chair, Internal Communications||Weston Keenan|
|Vice President of Fundraising||Bobby Rosales|
|Chair of Individual||Ross Taylor|
|Chair of Corporate Development & In-Kind||Patrick Sims|
|Vice President of Membership||Sheldon Busch|
|Chair of Service Teams||Taylor Brown|
|Chair of Recruiting||Chris Gunn|
|Chair of New Members||Ricky Joshi|
|Chair of Retention||Drew Johnson|
|Vice President of Programs||James Baker|
|Chair of Sunshine Afterschool||Stephen Borrego|
|Chair of Programs||Chris Carson|
|Chair of Programs||Blake Feste|
|Chair of Programs||Chris McMillan|
|Chair of Programs||Burwell Thompson III|
|Vice President of Special Events||Ryan Starks|
|Senior Race Director – Sunshine Run||Jay Horn|
|Junior Race Director – Sunshine Run||Nolan Woyner|
|Chair of AU40||Hal Williams|
|Chair of Golf Tournament||Cole Moreland|
|Chair of Golf Tournament||Sam LeFebre|
|Chair of Social||Patrick Sims|