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sly guzman

Chief Executive Officer


Born and raised in the small cotton-farming community of Lamesa, TX, Sly first attended Midland Community College with the help and encouragement of his high school journalism teacher, a man who demonstrated to him the impact ... more

Sarah Ribeiro

Vice President of Development + Communications


Sarah’s love for people and adventure began in the quiet little town of Mankato, Minnesota. Although an Austinite since 2008, Sarah was raised in Hawaii and later, she and her family spent a decade in Europe where...


Bianca Salazar

Development Specialist 


Bianca is a native Austinite, and she is one of five siblings. She was raised in a bi-lingual home that fostered a culture of curiosity for the world. As a result, she has always been interested in languages and deeply desires to learn about cultures that differ from hers ... more

Jillian McMurray

Communication Specialist


Jillian was born and raised in Michigan. She moved to Austin three years ago to pursue her education and has fallen in love with the city. She currently attends St. Edwards University and is majoring in PR and advertising with a minor in digital media marketing.

katy lanier

Afterschool Program Director


Katy grew up in a small town south of Houston, making her a Texas girl through and through. She graduated high school early to attend a biblical studies program at Texas Bible Institute, and then went on to attend the University of

paige holder

J.J. Pickle Afterschool Program Coordinator 


Paige is from the Midwest. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Paige moved to Texas in 2018 to attend Texas State University and obtained... more

Rosy Villarreal

All Saints Presbyterian Afterschool Program Coordinator 


Rosy is a proud Texan, born and raised in Woodland's Houston, Texas. She's a mother of three and a graduate from Texas State University and Texas A&M University.  Rosy enjoys serving on missions, hiking, rock climbing, reading, jujitsu and gardening.  Rosy is excited to see how the Lord will continue to mold her. 

Jenny Granados

J. Houston Afterschool Program Coordinator 


Jenny spent her early childhood in Morelia, Michoacan, her mother’s homeland in Mexico. She spent the last 21 years living in Tucson, Arizona where she grew up and developed a deep love and appreciation for the beautiful Sonoran Desert ...more

Savannah Powell

Travis Heights Afterschool Program Coordinator


Savannah is a proud Texan, born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She came to Austin to attend the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Savannah recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development: Youth and Community Studies...more

Jennifer Cook

T.A Brown Afterschool Program Coordinator


Jennifer was born and raised in Texas and has love it except for the weather.  She grew up in church and was active in her youth group and was involved in youth choir and mission trips.  Jennifer attended Christian summer camp each year. . . more

bill daniel

Board Chair

CEO, All Web Leads

Bill is the current Chair of Side by Side Kids. He joined the board in June 2008 and most recently served as the Chairman of the Love More Kids Expansion Campaign Committee. Bill and his wife, Laurel, have lived in Austin since 1999 after 19 ... more

taylor holcomb


Attorney, Jackson Walker LLP

Taylor joined the board in November 2017. A native Austinite, Taylor grew up in some of Austin’s public schools. He and his wife Erin have two boys and a girl – Jimmy (7), John David (5), and Louisa (2). They have been active members of All Saints ... more

mike shannon

Board Member

Partner, Vianovo

Mike joined the board in 2010 and has served as Chair (2013-2015, 2017-2018), Vice Chair (2011-2013) and head of the Development Committee (2010-2013). He was a Side by Side volunteer tutor in 2006-2007 and has been involved in  ... more

julie ann hartman

Board Member

Associate Booking Agent, The Booking Biz

Julie Ann Hartman joined the SBSK board of directors in June 2019. Julie Ann and her husband, Doug, have lived in Austin since 1993. They have four children, Benjamin (24), Samuel (22), Alexander (19), and Thomas (18). Julie Ann and Doug are  ... more

tollie bernard

Board Member

Partner, Sequoia Holdings Management Company, LLC

Tollie joined the board in 2002. He has served in various roles on the board and more recently led our annual golf fundraiser. A native Texan, Tollie grew up in Dallas and has been in Austin since 1992. He and his wife Ann have 4 children – Kate ... more 

jeff krantz

Board Member

Jeff joined the board in January 2023. After 25 years of leadership roles in the technology industry he is redirecting his time to serve Christian based organizations in Austin and the surrounding area ...more