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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Director of People Operations


A seasoned human resources management professional, Joe has served for over 22 years in both the public and private sector. He has held positions of HR Director, Manager, Payroll Specialist, Recruiter, and Program Coordinator. He’s a native of Austin and attended Texas State University, where he earned his BA in Political Science. He’s been married for 39 years...

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Afterschool Program Director


Megan is a dancer, arts educator, and nonprofit professional with over 15 years of teaching experience. She's built her career working in the nonprofit sector as well as arts-based education settings such as the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, YMCA of Austin, Paramount Theatre, and Mission Capital. These positions afforded her unique opportunities to...

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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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Afterschool Program Manager


Texas native, Allie Jeffers’ love of storytelling began through media and photography. With a camera in hand she has worked in Dallas, Oklahoma, Los Angeles, and eventually found her way to the best city there is: Austin! In studying art media and communications as well as pursuing freelance photography, the Lord grew in her a passion for people and...

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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...


Communications Specialist


While growing up in Austin, Anna Claire fell in love with the hills, tacos, and people here and she is is humbled to be a part of what the Lord is doing in Austin through Side by Side Kids!

Throughout her time at Baylor University, she learned how the Lord could use her passion for serving His people combined with her love of business to...

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Afterschool Program Coordinator – T.A. Brown


Anna was raised in the tip of Texas; Brownsville, Texas. After graduating high school, she moved to San Marcos, Texas to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology. After working in New Orleans for RELAY graduate school and teaching E.L.A. (English Language Arts) to art and self-exploration classes, she found her passion for...

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Afterschool Program Coordinator - Oak Hill


Taylor has been working with kids since high school, starting in daycare, then Montessori for a little while, then as an Afterschool Director for a private preschool for 3 years. God put on his and his wife's heart that it was time to move on. So he prayed for God to lead the way and make his next path known to him. When he started researching, Side by...


Afterschool Program Coordinator - Barrington


Born in Corpus Christi, TX, West moved to Austin in 2011 to attend The University of Texas, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Youth and Community Studies. During that time, he served in the Kids and Students Ministries at the Austin Stone Community Church and spent his summers working at T Bar M Camps & Retreats.

After graduating, West...