Our Staff

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Chief Executive Officer

sly@sidebysidekids.org

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...

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Development Director

stacy.albrecht@sidebysidekids.org

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.rodgers@sidebysidekids.org

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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Afterschool Program Director

megan.timko@sidebysidekids.org

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.lathram@sidebysidekids.org

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

allie.jeffers@sidebysidekids.org

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

devin.miranda@sidebysidekids.org

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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Marketing Specialist

amanda.juillard@sidebysidekids.org

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...

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Afterschool Program Coordinator – TA Brown & Barrington

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Afterschool Program Coordinator – JJ Pickle

melanie.westbrook@sidebysidekids.org

Melanie was reared in San Antonio, Texas. One Christmas morning her father taught her the importance of helping others by watching a family use a water hose outside of a home that was not theirs, to care for their personal needs. That day, life as she knew it, had changed. This visual image ignited a passion to serve and care for others that...

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Afterschool Program Coordinator – Webb Primary

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Afterschool Program Coordinator – Oak Hill