Get to know the staff here at
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana.
Born and raised in Orange, Texas, Erin received an undergraduate degree from Lamar University and a Master's Degree from University of Phoenix. Fifteen years ago, she moved with her husband to the Southwest Louisiana community and she has been a staple in the community ever since. After her most recent position with CHRISTUS Health Talent Acquisition, St. Patrick Hospital, she joined the BBBS-SWLA team in May of 2017 as the Executive Director.
Julian Hamilton Green
Julian Hamilton Green is an entrepreneur, actor, veteran, and community leader. He grew up in Austin, TX, where he was homeschooled before moving on to get his bachelor’s degree in Media & Communications. He then studied filmmaking at The Los Angeles Film Studies Center in L.A. He has worked for major television and film companies in Los Angeles as well as in local news at KPLC as an Associate Producer. At age 34, Julian is currently a Captain in the Army National Guard and also serves as an appointed Commissioned member on the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission, on the Mayor's Mentor Roundtable Subcommittee, and is a board member for the Imperial Calcasieu Human Resource Management Association as their Workforce Readiness Advisor. As an entrepreneur he owns his own marketing business called Media Masterz and his own non-profit, Making Dreams Happen. Julian founded a networking circle in Southwest Louisiana for other professionals and entrepreneurs called the SWLA Mixer and also just joined the Lake Charles Happy Hour Rotary Club. He uses his various platforms to bring attention to the lack of youth and adult mentorship in the community and conducts speaking engagements on behalf of the issue.
Marketing & Development Manager
Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Alex graduated from Louisiana State University of Shreveport with a BFA in Digital Arts and a concentration in Graphic Design. Community has always been a priority for Alex. Previously, she worked as the Community Development Coordinator at the Bossier Arts Council and was also Social Co-Chair for YPI - Young Professional Initiative of NWLA. Alex is now making Lake Charles her home and is excited for opportunities to get more involved. She is a recent member of the Lake Charles Happy Hour Rotary Club and is also involved in the Lake Charles Young Professional group, Fusion Five. When she isn't at the office, she enjoys spending time with her pups and attending local events in the area to socialize and meet new people. If you see her out and about, be sure to say hello!
Foster Grandparent Program Director
Kathy has been the Director of the Foster Grandparent Program for several years. She is passionate about helping the children and elderly in the Southwest Louisiana community through this national program. This Foster Grandparent Program enables low-income senior citizens to supplement their income in a meaningful way by providing volunteer service to special-needs children, usually in the school setting. The program, funded by a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service, has been sponsored locally by Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA since 1999.
David is a lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana. He graduated from South Cameron High School and went on to graduate from McNeese with a degree in Accounting. He joined the BBBS-SWLA team in 2013 and has become an indispensable handyman, Diet Coke purchaser, and institutional knowledge provider. We'd be lost without him!
Program Coordinator - High School Mentoring Program
Shelby is a graduate of Hamilton Christian Academy. After high school, she studied at McNeese where she earned a degree in Mass Communication. After graduation she was a full-time teacher for two years. Shelby is able to use her experience in the classroom and her degree in communication to create lessons for our High School Mentoring Bigs and Littles to engage them, challenge them, and help them improve their self-esteem and communication skills. She's incredibly creative and loves thinking up fun projects for her students to do! (Not to mention decorate our office for all the major holidays!)
Lunch Buddy & Reading Readiness Program Coordinator
Macy was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. She graduated from Sulphur High School in 2010 and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Psychology from McNeese State University. She is a Phi Mu Alumnae and is an active member of the Junior League of Lake Charles where she serves on the Public Relations Committee. In her spare time, Macy enjoys shopping and traveling to new places, but she is most passionate about improving the lives of children and giving back to her community.
Program Coordinator - Community Program
Ryan grew up in West Monroe and graduated from West Monroe High School. He went to receive a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts in History at McNeese State University. He enjoys football and wrestling and is a high school football referee in his free time. He loves getting to spend time with our Bigs and Littles and work with them to ensure successful relationships continue in our matches!
John is a graduate of Sulphur High School. He went on to receive a degree in Health Promotion at McNeese State University. He recently moved back to Southwest Louisiana after spending two years in Texas. We are so excited to have John on our team, where he uses his skills to interview our potential Bigs and Littles to make the best matches and create life-changing mentoring relationships.