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Meet our 2018 Exec Team


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  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Financial Exec
  • Development Exec
  • Training Execs
  • Ministry Exec
  • Media Exec
  • Marketing Exec
  Matt Stone  | Director  This year, I am serving as the Director of Ignite. My primary role is to cast vision for the organization and to spur on the executive team to pursue their roles with passion. I provide a direction and the rest of staff makes the magic happen.  I am a senior in the College of Liberal Arts pursuing a degree in Sociology and History with a certificate from UTeach and a couple others. I am from Royse City and attended Royse City High School.  I would love to talk with you and pray for you. Email me at  director@ignitetexas.org  or call/text me at 972-658-3428.

Matt Stone | Director

This year, I am serving as the Director of Ignite. My primary role is to cast vision for the organization and to spur on the executive team to pursue their roles with passion. I provide a direction and the rest of staff makes the magic happen.

I am a senior in the College of Liberal Arts pursuing a degree in Sociology and History with a certificate from UTeach and a couple others. I am from Royse City and attended Royse City High School.

I would love to talk with you and pray for you. Email me at director@ignitetexas.org or call/text me at 972-658-3428.

  Tim Barber  | Assistant Director  My job as Ignite’s Assistant Director is to manage all legal and administrative matters involved in running Ignite. I am the liaison to our retreat speaker, band, and campground administrators, and I support other exec team members in their projects to ensure that everyone’s ideas come together to support Ignite’s mission in the best way possible.  I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering Honors, with a focus on signal processing and biomedical applications. I’m from Frisco, TX and attended McKinney Christian Academy.  Contact me at  assistant@ignitetexas.org  if you have logistical questions about camp or would like some more information about our speaker and band!

Tim Barber | Assistant Director

My job as Ignite’s Assistant Director is to manage all legal and administrative matters involved in running Ignite. I am the liaison to our retreat speaker, band, and campground administrators, and I support other exec team members in their projects to ensure that everyone’s ideas come together to support Ignite’s mission in the best way possible.

I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering Honors, with a focus on signal processing and biomedical applications. I’m from Frisco, TX and attended McKinney Christian Academy.

Contact me at assistant@ignitetexas.org if you have logistical questions about camp or would like some more information about our speaker and band!

  Erica Wheatley  | Financial Exec  As Ignite's Financial Exec, I am responsible for managing our budget. This includes processing payments and donations, making sure the money we have is being used wisely, and handling camper fees and scholarships.  I am a senior studying International Business with a minor in French. I’m interested in going to law school after undergrad and I’m currently interning at the Capital in the Criminal Justice Department. When I’m not working or studying, I love to run on Austin’s trails and eat chips and queso at Maudie’s with my roommates. I’m from Richmond, TX and I attended Travis High School.  Please reach me at  financial@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions about paying for camp, including scholarships!

Erica Wheatley | Financial Exec

As Ignite's Financial Exec, I am responsible for managing our budget. This includes processing payments and donations, making sure the money we have is being used wisely, and handling camper fees and scholarships.

I am a senior studying International Business with a minor in French. I’m interested in going to law school after undergrad and I’m currently interning at the Capital in the Criminal Justice Department. When I’m not working or studying, I love to run on Austin’s trails and eat chips and queso at Maudie’s with my roommates. I’m from Richmond, TX and I attended Travis High School.

Please reach me at financial@ignitetexas.org if you have questions about paying for camp, including scholarships!

  Sam Dunegan  | Development Exec  As the development Executive, I am responsible for the fundraising for Ignite. I get to handle the major outside relationships with businesses and parents! I plan Family & Alumni Weekend, Snowball, and Support Letters.  I am a junior business student majoring in Marketing with a certificate in Poetry pursuing a career in the brand management business. I am from Houston, Texas and I take way too much pride in my clothes from thrift stores.  Please reach me at  development@ignitetexas.org  if you would like to donate or join our sponsorship team!

Sam Dunegan | Development Exec

As the development Executive, I am responsible for the fundraising for Ignite. I get to handle the major outside relationships with businesses and parents! I plan Family & Alumni Weekend, Snowball, and Support Letters.

I am a junior business student majoring in Marketing with a certificate in Poetry pursuing a career in the brand management business. I am from Houston, Texas and I take way too much pride in my clothes from thrift stores.

Please reach me at development@ignitetexas.org if you would like to donate or join our sponsorship team!

  Abby Price & Coby Evers  | Training Execs  Our job as Training Execs is to lead the Training Team, made up of co-chair and prayer team trainers, in meetings and train them to lead their meetings with their co-chairs and prayer team. We oversee all of Ignite’s staff, and we make sure that our staff is equipped and prepared for camp in August.  Abby is a junior studying Music Education. She is from Amarillo, TX and attended Tascosa High School.  Coby is a grad student studying Youth and Community Studies. He is from San Angelo, TX.  Please contact us at  training@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions or if you are interested in hearing how we are preparing our staff for retreat!

Abby Price & Coby Evers | Training Execs

Our job as Training Execs is to lead the Training Team, made up of co-chair and prayer team trainers, in meetings and train them to lead their meetings with their co-chairs and prayer team. We oversee all of Ignite’s staff, and we make sure that our staff is equipped and prepared for camp in August.

Abby is a junior studying Music Education. She is from Amarillo, TX and attended Tascosa High School.

Coby is a grad student studying Youth and Community Studies. He is from San Angelo, TX.

Please contact us at training@ignitetexas.org if you have questions or if you are interested in hearing how we are preparing our staff for retreat!

  Caroline Go  | Ministry Exec  My job as Ignite’s Ministry Exec is to form new and strengthen existing relationships between Ignite and ministries and churches at UT and the Austin area. I organize and run the annual camp Ministry and Church Fair for both sessions, and organize fall and spring Project Serve that sends Ignite staff to various organizations for a mass half-day of volunteering.  I am a junior Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Sciences student pursuing a career as a physical therapist. I enjoy sports, puns, and hope to make it to all the wonders of the world someday. I was born in Houston, but have lived in Louisiana, Singapore, Dallas, Canada, Kansas, and currently reside in Indiana.  Please reach me at  ministry@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions about or interest in tabling at our Ministry and Church Fair, or if you are or know of organizations interested in having us volunteer as part of Project Serve!

Caroline Go | Ministry Exec

My job as Ignite’s Ministry Exec is to form new and strengthen existing relationships between Ignite and ministries and churches at UT and the Austin area. I organize and run the annual camp Ministry and Church Fair for both sessions, and organize fall and spring Project Serve that sends Ignite staff to various organizations for a mass half-day of volunteering.

I am a junior Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Sciences student pursuing a career as a physical therapist. I enjoy sports, puns, and hope to make it to all the wonders of the world someday. I was born in Houston, but have lived in Louisiana, Singapore, Dallas, Canada, Kansas, and currently reside in Indiana.

Please reach me at ministry@ignitetexas.org if you have questions about or interest in tabling at our Ministry and Church Fair, or if you are or know of organizations interested in having us volunteer as part of Project Serve!

  Andrew Duna  | Media Exec  My job as Media Exec is to manage the creation of content that Ignite uses online, at meetings, and at events. I lead a talented media team who will be creating photos, videos, graphics, and blog posts, as well as posting to social media and working on this website!  I am a senior studying Computer Science and Digital Arts & Media. In my free time, I pursue a variety of passions, including music, photography, graphic design, and web development. I’m from Houston, TX and attended Houston Christian High School.  Contact me at  media@ignitetexas.org  with any media inquiries, content ideas, or technical difficulties, and be sure to follow our social media!

Andrew Duna | Media Exec

My job as Media Exec is to manage the creation of content that Ignite uses online, at meetings, and at events. I lead a talented media team who will be creating photos, videos, graphics, and blog posts, as well as posting to social media and working on this website!

I am a senior studying Computer Science and Digital Arts & Media. In my free time, I pursue a variety of passions, including music, photography, graphic design, and web development. I’m from Houston, TX and attended Houston Christian High School.

Contact me at media@ignitetexas.org with any media inquiries, content ideas, or technical difficulties, and be sure to follow our social media!

  Blair Lewis  | Marketing Exec  As Marketing Exec, I am responsible for managing Ignite’s brand and publicizing Ignite with the goal of reaching more incoming UT freshmen. This includes analyzing past years’ data in order to market more effectively, coordinating promotion and campaigns on our multiple social media platforms, and building relationships with parents, churches, youth groups, and high schools across Texas.  I am a senior studying Marketing with a minor in History, and am looking forward to a career in business after graduation. In my free time, I love running on Town Lake Trail and enjoying Austin’s music scene at concerts of any size. I grew up in Katy, Texas, where I attended Cinco Ranch High School.  Please contact me at  marketing@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions or would like some more information about Ignite’s marketing.

Blair Lewis | Marketing Exec

As Marketing Exec, I am responsible for managing Ignite’s brand and publicizing Ignite with the goal of reaching more incoming UT freshmen. This includes analyzing past years’ data in order to market more effectively, coordinating promotion and campaigns on our multiple social media platforms, and building relationships with parents, churches, youth groups, and high schools across Texas.

I am a senior studying Marketing with a minor in History, and am looking forward to a career in business after graduation. In my free time, I love running on Town Lake Trail and enjoying Austin’s music scene at concerts of any size. I grew up in Katy, Texas, where I attended Cinco Ranch High School.

Please contact me at marketing@ignitetexas.org if you have questions or would like some more information about Ignite’s marketing.

 

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