Our Staff

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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 an educator can have on the life of a student. Later attending West Texas State University and majoring in criminal justice administration, Sly...


Development Director


A native Texan, Stacy grew up in Fort Worth. She is a graduate from The University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Her professional background includes nursing, medical sales, marketing, and business administration. Highlights of her nursing career include Neonatal Nurse Clinician, Austin, Pediatric...

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Human Resources Director


Allie was raised in the small ranching community of Lampasas, TX. Shortly after graduating high school she attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she completed a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. After taking a few classes in Human Resources, Allie realized she had found helping people and...

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Volunteer & Intern Manager


Colton was born and raised in the heart of West Texas, Midland. He moved out to Austin in 2012 to attend The University of Texas, where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Economics. Deciding to stay in Austin, Colton took an internship with a local church’s Kids Ministry where he met his now wife...

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Interim Afterschool Program Director


A native Texan, Carlos was born and raised in Dallas. He moved to Austin in 2012 to attend UT Austin. After graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Economics, Carlos decided to stay in the tech hub to explore what Austin had to offer. After tackling various operations roles, Carlos wanted to discover a greater passion in his work and found his new...

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Development Specialist


Soon after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Devin found her way to Austin through an internship at the State Capitol. Throughout her journey in the political world, she felt God calling her to a different path of service; one that not only enabled her to serve her community's needs, but to share...

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Volunteer Specialist


A true Austin native, Emily moved back to her beloved city after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Recreation and Parks degree. After college, she worked as a substitute teacher with Side by Side Kids before transitioning to a therapeutic specialist at Helping Hand Home for Children. Through her time at Helping Hand she gained valuable...

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Human Resources Specialist


As a San Antonio native, Alex was raised on an abundance of Jesus and Tex-Mex cuisine. She is a University of Texas BBA graduate, with a professional background in sales & marketing, and recently became a “corporate drop out” to pursue her true passion for community impact & education at Side By Side Kids. Alex’s role as HR specialist, keeps her on...

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Marketing Specialist


Growing up in the military community, Amanda was always surrounded by people of different cultures and upbringings. She fell in love with the American "Melting Pot” from a young age, leading her to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Her passion for people outpours from her passion for God and...


Afterschool Site Coordinator (Brown and Barrington Elementary)


Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Abigail never imagined that she would find her way to the great state of Texas. From an early age, she has been passionate about serving others and making them feel valued. Serving on an urban mission trip with her college ministry further reinforced the passion she had for serving the under-served. After...


Afterschool Site Coordinator (Pickle Elementary)


In 2014 Caroline ventured from her home in DFW to Austin to pursue a degree in Musical Theatre at The University of Texas. She spent four wonderful years training and honing her craft. While musical theatre will always hold a special place in her heart, her degree led her to discover a passion for working with children. She was a Mentor for...


Afterschool Site Coordinator (Webb Primary)


Originally from rural Kyle, Texas, Anabel is excited to be amongst city folk in Austin. As a recent graduate of Pomona College with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, she has been looking forward to continuing her path of community engagement work at SBSK. Throughout high school, Anabel participated in several programs for low-income youth like Advanced...


Afterschool Site Coordinator (Oak Hill Elementary)


When Emily graduated high school, she knew she wanted to pursue a career working with children. She began taking courses at Austin Community College and started working with Side By Side Kids a year later at J.J. Pickle Elementary School as an Assistant Site Coordinator. She continues to further her education in Child Psychology/Child Development...