BiG Citizens

Read each Citizen's unique story. 


Citizen since 2015

About Ambrose

Ambrose’s rhythmic positivity and strong work ethic help’s keep a lively tempo at BiG. He loves to rock out to Coldplay, Gospel and Disney music while he works and is eager to help with any job. When not working at BiG, Ambrose enjoys relaxing at the beach, bowling, going to the movies and worshipping at church.


Citizen since 2017

About Amy

Although originally from Irving, Amy has been a Georgetown resident for as long as she can remember. She loves working in both the BiG café and shop, but her favorite part of BiG is working with the clay alongside her friends. At home, Amy spends her time watching Texas Rangers baseball and Longhorn football with her dad. She would like everyone to know how happy she is working at BiG.


Citizen since 2016

About Andrea

A sweet and caring soul, Andrea’s kind and comedic spirit infects everyone she meets. A Citizen since April, 2016, Andrea truly enjoys every enterprise. Her favorite part of BiG, however, is our daily prayer and devotional. When not at BiG, Andrea enjoys exploring new places, listening to Christian music and reading.


Citizen since 2016

About Andrew

Andrew was born in Clearwater, Florida but is now a full blown Texan. His love of country music and larger than life smile has been a welcome presence at BiG since June 2016. The BiG Band is this music lovers favorite part of BiG with glazing as a close second. When not at BiG, Andrew loves going to the pool and watching TV- Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are two of his favorites.


Citizen since 2012

About Anthony

Anthony loves to read, holds a vast knowledge of all things Titanic, and is a skilled model builder. He is both a practical joker and a sensitive soul, and keeps his peers and staff laughing at BiG. Outside of work Anthony relaxes by hanging out outside or watching Batman movies. He loves animals and has two dogs and two cats.

Ashley B.

Citizen since 2016

About Ashley B.

Ashley loves all things fun – and it shows. Some of her favorite things include costumes, dancing and singing. At BiG, Ashley enjoys hand making cards and working in the BiG Café but its her new friends that she loves best. When she is not at BiG, Ashley enjoys spending time at her grandparent’s ranch. Ashley would like everyone to know that she is a Disney expert and aspires to one day star in her own dance show.

Ashley S.

Citizen since 2011

About Ashley

Ashley was born on the island of Galveston, moved to Round Rock when she was young and soon developed an intense passion for the UT Longhorns. She has a vibrant sense of humor and a sweet spirit, and often makes her famous “Turtle Face” to cheer us up. Ashley loves going to Lady Longhorn basketball games, sitting in a deer blind with her Father, watching movies, and hanging out with her sisters.


Citizen since 2016

About Auggie

Auggie’s winning smile and can-do attitude make him a welcome addition to the BiG workplace. This hard worker from Pflugerville is an Eagle Scout and an accomplished Special Olympics athlete. Auggie enjoys horseback riding, and watching videos on the computer. He enjoys making beautiful items working alongside his friends at BiG.


Citizen since 2012

About Bart

Bart was born in Austin, and moved to Georgetown in 2003. From pounding out large slabs of clay to finishing detail work on a card, Bart brings a myriad of skills to BiG. He is a kind soul always looking to lend a hand to anyone who needs it. On the weekends you can find Bart working at a local theater, skateboarding, or playing video games. One day he hopes to travel the world.


Citizen since 2016

About Beth

Born in India but raised in Michigan, Beth moved to Georgetown in 2009. Beth is not only a skilled glazer but also a kind and thoughtful friend. Here at BiG, she enjoys glazing and working in the BiG shop. Beth spends her weekends on ice, either figure skating or playing hockey. She also loves to write, especially for her family blog. Beth would like everyone to know how much she loves being a part of the BiG family!


Citizen since 2017

About Bob

Bob is a dapper young man who loves to come to work. He has a quiet spirit and his sense of humor is out of this world. He loves working in all of our enterprises but it is joking around with his friends that he loves the most. Friends and Family are his two favorite things. When not at BiG he loves to swim, bowl and play catch with his brother.


Citizen since 2011

About Bradley

Bradley is a very friendly guy who makes everyone feel welcome as soon as they come in the door. When he is not at BiG, Bradley loves riding his 4-wheeler, watching NASCAR, listening to George Strait, and working outside with his Dad. On the weekends he works at a local movie theater and hopes to one day attend a Jeff Gordon NASCAR race in Las Vegas.


Citizen since 2015

About Brian

The oldest of five, Brian and his entire family moved from Ohio just to be a part of BiG. He is polite, hardworking and an asset to the organization. Brian welcomes every newcomer with a sincere greeting and his infectious laugh is enjoyed by all. He loves a wide array of music that spans from Luke Bryan to Carly Simon and can sing along to every tune. Brian’s favorite enterprise is clay but his favorite part of BiG is all of the friends he has made.


Citizen since 2017

About Briana

Briana has a smile that can light up any room, and she does so on a daily basis at BiG. She is a skilled potter and wonderful glazer but it is delivering cookies to Hat Creek that is her absolute favorite. While not working, Briana loves to do puzzles and play games on her ipad. She would like everyone to know how much she loves her friends at BiG.


Citizen since 2017

About Caitlyn

There is never a dull moment when Caitlyn is around. Her fun and outgoing personality lights up our workroom. While Caitlyn loves almost all musicals, the Phantom of the Opera is her absolute favorite. At BiG, Caitlyn loves working with clay as well as in the Cafe but it is her friends that make BiG one of her favorite places to be.


Citizen since 2017

About Carol

Originally from St. Louis, Carol moved to Georgetown in 2017. She is a sweet and quiet spirit with a huge heart for her friends at BiG. While Carol enjoys all enterprises, she likes working in the café and making cards and banners the most. When not at work, Carol enjoys spending time dancing, walking her dog, and bowling. She would like everyone to know how hard she works and how much she loves her job!


Citizen since 2011

About Chelsea

Originally from Kansas, Chelsea and her family moved to Georgetown in 2007. At BiG, Chelsea loves creating pottery and handmade cards. She is quick to share the books she brings to the program with staff and volunteers. Chelsea has a deep love for animals and goes to cat and dog shows during her free time. Her favorite breed of cat is the Tonkinese.


Citizen since 2014

About Connor

At BiG, Connor loves glazing pottery and then seeing the transformation after it is fired in the kiln. He also enjoys making people laugh by telling clever jokes, many of which he makes up himself. When not at BiG, Connor loves traveling with his family, going to the movies, being on the computer and learning facts about history and astronomy. He is a proud uncle to Colton and Morgan.


Citizen since 2015

About Corey

Born in Austin, Texas, Corey began attending BiG in the spring of 2015. As our resident history buff,Corey can provide facts ranging from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Great World Wars. By creating beautifully detailed glazed pottery, pounding out slabs of fresh clay, and delighting his peers with his Goofy impersonation, Coreybrings a multitude of talents to BiG. In his free time he loves to play video games, browse the internet, or go horseback riding.


Citizen since 2018

About Darla

Born in Louisiana, raised in Oklahoma and now a full-fledged Texan, Darla is a refreshing addition to this BiG family. She is a hard worker who always exudes a positive attitude. At BiG Darla excels in all enterprises but it is working with customers in our retail shop and café that excites her the most! When not at work, Darla loves feeding deer in her backyard and playing board games. Fun fact: she was once nominated for Volunteer of the Year by United Way! Darla is always able to bring a smile to your face and wants everyone to know how much she loves her job!


Citizen since 2014

About Debbie

Debbie is an enthusiastic worker with an admirable ability to accessorize. She loves to motivate and help her coworkers. Debbie often brings in drawings and notes of encouragement for volunteers, staff and friends. In addition to writing and art, Debbie enjoys completing puzzles, making jewelry, helping with chores, listening to music and watching movies.

Emma D.

Citizen since 2014

About Emma D.

Born in Arlington, Texas, Emma moved to Hutto and began attending BiG in 2014. She can light up a room with her vibrant smile and loves all things musical, especially Disney themed. On Tuesdays, Emma can be found dancing during BiG’s weekly live music session. When not at BiG Emma enjoys watching movies, doing Zumba, and going out to eat.

Emma V.

Citizen since 2017

About Emma V.

Emma is a joy to be around. She is kind, funny, and outgoing. She loves working in the café, the greenhouse, and clay the best, but is mostly just happy to be working at BiG. When not working, Emma can be found walking her dog or hanging out with her sisters. She loves participating in Special Olympics and tries to be involved in every sport possible! She would like everyone to know that she is brave and cheerful!


Citizen since 2011

About Eric

Eric brings laughter, singing and dancing to our work- rooms. He is a skilled potter and masterful glazer. Eric’s acting skills and humor made him the perfect “Tinman” in our Wizard of BiG production. Eric enjoys bike riding, playing video games, working at Kohl’s, and hanging out. He has won several gold medals in Special Olympics bowling, standing long jump, and the 100-yard dash.


Citizen since 2014

About Gracie

Gracie has a smile that can light up a room! She moved to Georgetown in 2004 and was crowned Georgetown’s 2010 homecoming queen. She still reigns supreme at home with her infectious smile and joyous laugh. Gracie loves riding horses, biking, listening to music and books. Gracie was the inspiration for BiG, where she is thankful to have a real job, friends and purpose!


Citizen since 2016

About Jackson

Jackson brings a joyful presence to all workrooms and his excitement for work is infectious. His favorite part of BiG is being creative with all of his friends. When not at work, Jackson loves to go to the movies and play on his PlayStation 2. He loves all things purple and would love to live at Disneyland someday.


Citizen since 2016

About Jana

Jana has a quiet and sweet personality that makes all of us smile. She dances through each workroom gracefully completing each task set before her. Although glazing is her favorite, BiG band music and cards would be a close second. When not at work, Jana loves listening to music and spending time with her family.


Citizen since 2011

About Jason

Jason is a born and raised
Texan who has lived in Georgetown for the last 9 years and was one of the original
BiG Citizens. Jason is a man
of deep faith and daily encourages others by speaking reminders of God’s many blessings. While he enjoys making cards or
putting the price tags on the finished items at BiG,
Jason’s favorite thing of all is receiving a paycheck!


Citizen since 2015

About Jenny

Creative, kind and hard working, Jenny adds a quiet grace to the workroom. Lucky for BiG, Jenny also brings experience and wisdom from her tenure at the inspirational Brookwood Community in Brookshire, TX. She moved to Georgetown in 2015 and loves to spend time with her mother, bake cookies, exercise and watch TV. While Jenny’s capable hands touch every enterprise, her absolute favorite is making granola. Jenny would like everyone to know she totally loves her job and dreams of someday starring in a movie.


Citizen since 2015

About Jeremiah

At BiG, Jeremiah is up for any task and always gives his all.
He quickly learns new skills and is an asset in the clay, glazing and card rooms.
His favorite job at work is imprinting the clay with a pattern using the rolling pin.
When not at work, Jeremiah enjoys camping, the band Styx, and hanging out with his brother.


Citizen since 2016

About Joel

Joel was born and raised in Austin, but his family moved to Georgetown soon after he started working at BiG. Joel loves all his new friends, glazing and working in the slab room. His smile is contagious and he loves to greet people everywhere he goes. When not at BiG, Joel enjoys UT basketball, going to concerts and visiting his Granma in Galveston. He loves spending time with his family and going to church.


Citizen since 2015

About Kaitie

Kaitie’s favorite part about BiG: her friends. Kaitie has a big personality and an even bigger heart. With her confident sense of self and empathetic spirit, Kaitie brings love and laughter to the workroom. Her creativity and positivity are integral to production. When not at work, Kaitie likes hanging out with her parents and sister, listening to Luke Bryan and One Direction, and playing basketball.


Citizen since 2014

About Kelsey

In 2014, Kelsey moved with her family from Port Aransas to Georgetown in order to attend BiG. She loves to laugh, sing, and dance, and says that her favorite part of BiG is being with friends. Kelsey loves reading, writing, drawing, and going to the library. She is a true sports fan, and pledges her loyalty to teams who win. One day Kelsey hopes to go to Paris.


Citizen since 2012

About Kinsey

Kinsey has a passion for art and music and loves expressing herself through the creative art initiative at BiG. Kinsey also loves making “thumbs up hands” out of clay and is a master of glue dot placement in our card department. When Kinsey is not at BiG you can find her working at JCPenney, tenderly caring for her ten American Girl Dolls, or playing with her three dogs.


Citizen since 2015

About Kylie

BiG has made such a difference in Kylie’s life. She is excited about going to work and has such satisfaction, pride and a feeling of accomplishment in her work at BiG. Her favorite things about BiG are “making ceramics, the fun job supervisors and my new friends”.


Citizen since 2015

About Marnie

Born in 1971, Marnie moved from Pennsylvania to Austin when she was a baby.
Joining the work program on Mondays, her infectious smile and joyful spirit fills
BiG’s workrooms. Marnie
loves to dance, watch movies and hang with her family.

Mary Catherine

Citizen since 2017

About Mary Catherine

With an infectious laugh and uplifting spirit, Mary Catherine brings sass and flare to each work session. While she is great in all enterprises, clay is her favorite. However, it is seeing her name on her pink apron that she is most proud of. She is encouraging and friendly to everyone who has the privilege of working beside her. When not at BiG, Mary Catherine enjoys playing with her dog, bowling and painting her nails. She wants everyone to know, that she’s a star!


Citizen since 2016

About Neil

Neil’s wonderful humor and artistic senses have
been a welcome addition
to our program. While he loves to draw in his free time,
here at BiG it is glazing
he loves best. Skilled in all of our enterprises, Neil’s favorite
part of working at BiG is
pay day! When he is not working, Neil enjoys
playing on the computer
as well as making videos to keep us all laughing.


Citizen since 2011

About Rusty

Hailing from Deer Park, Texas, Rusty moved
to Georgetown in 2008
and was one of the original citizens when BiG began in 2011. Rusty loves people and music, and his sense of humor and infectious laughter bring joy to whatever he’s doing. When he’s not working hard at BiG he loves to relax by watching the Price is Right with a cup of sweet tea.

Sarah B.

Citizen since 2017

About Sarah B.

Sarah lights up each work room with her positivity and eagerness to work. Her ever present happiness is contagious to all those around her. While she enjoys working in every enterprise, working with beautiful flowers in the greenhouse is her absolute favorite. When not at work, Sarah enjoys watching tv, doing puzzles, and going on walks. She loves her family and all her new friends at BiG.


Citizen since 2011

About Sean

Sean’s favorite enterprise at BiG is pottery and he is one of our expert sunflower cross artisans. He is also BiG’s go-to guy for all of our strongest tasks and is always willing to help. In his free time Sean enjoys swimming, bowling, playing video games and hanging out with his brother. One day Sean would love to travel to China to see panda bears in the wild.


Citizen since 2017

About Stanley

Stanley, more commonly known as “Stan The Man” was born and raised in Georgetown. He loves music and can name the song and artist on the radio about 90% of the time no matter what the genre is. He enjoys all areas of BiG because he can be himself, he has friends, and everyone works as a team. He also likes to see the finished product on display in the shop. If you happen to see him be sure to say hello!


Citizen since 2016

About Steven

An avid lover of 80’s music and steam locomotives, Steven brings a passionate spirit to our workplace. His close attention to detail make him and expert potter and detailed card maker. Although, delivering cookies to Hat Creek is his absolute favorite! When not at BiG, Steven loves to play video games and read about dinosaurs.


Citizen since 2014

About Tim

Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Tim is always willing to lend a hand. With a penchant for organization and great attention to detail, he keeps BiG’s production humming. Tim is passionate about recycling and has started an initiative at BiG. He loves watching movies (especially Herbie movies), going bowling, playing pool, and hanging out with friends and family.


Citizen since 2012

About Timothy

Timothy loves dates and numbers and he keeps us on track at BiG. Timothy has great attention to detail and is a wonderful asset to our pottery and card enterprises where his unique lettering and incredible sayings have become legendary. He also enjoys making deliveries in the BiG Truck. During his free time, Timothy relaxes by watching movies and spending time with his family.


Citizen since 2013

About Traci

Traci is an effective spokesperson for BiG, helping lead tours of the program, travelling to venues to tell her story, and advocating for us wherever she goes. She exemplifies our core value of interdependence and is eager to help out in any way. Traci enjoys training for triathlons (she recently completed the Disney Princess half marathon), playing with her dog, volunteering at her church, and spending time with her family.