BiG Staff

Department Heads

Erin Kiltz: Founder/Executive Director Emeritus

Luke Ellis: Executive Director

Julia Byars: Director of Residential

Jackie Merrick: Director of Development

Anne Muilman: Human Resources

Josh Parker: Operations Manager

Sarah Richardson: Controller

Jennie Thollander: Regional Program Director


Jennifer Fagan: Admissions

Noah Griffin: Development

Janice Mason: Accounting

Conni Thoms: Volunteer Coordinator/Special Events/Corporate Sales


Adèle Brown: Program Director - Main Campus

Ava Schwarzlose: Lead Job Supervisor - LIGHT Campus

Lane Cagle: Lead Job Supervisor - ATX Campus

Ashley Emmert: Enterprise Manager

Summer Kennedy: Asst. Program Director - Main Campus

Volunteer Staff

Robin Gilleland: Director of Shop Culture

Caroline Knauth: Safety Coordinator


Beth Rizza: Cafe Manager


Aubrey Hooper: Shop Manager

Karen Walo: Assistant Manager

Jodi Franke: Inventory Specialist


Zelinda Richards: House Parent

"By the grace of God, our community was created and continues to grow and serve."