Erwin Almonte

Erwin serves on our Executive Board. After attending a few volunteer events at The Austin Shelters with his wife Ash, Erwin witnessed the joy the children experienced being creative with fun projects. In his time there he began to learn more about the children and their stories. They quickly left a lasting impression on him. He continues to volunteer regularly and is passionate about meeting the needs of children in foster care.

Melissa Cadwallader

Melissa serves on our Executive Board. Melissa is an HR manager, and before that she worked as an executive assistant for C-level executives for 10 years. She has a heart for kids in foster care and believes that even the smallest gesture can have a life-changing impact. She is a knitter and reader and loves to travel. She lives in Austin with her husband, her son, and two dogs. Melissa has high aspirations for Hopefully Sow.

Cassidy Donnelly

A native Texas, Cassidy serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of Hopefully Sow. Her background is widely varied from receiving her BA, MA, and MFA all in the Theatre Arts and Acting to being a three times certified Salesforce administrator. Her love for nonprofits began by working for Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit associated with Whole Foods Market. She is honored to be supporting Hopefully Sow and being apart of such an amazing organization.

Jason Muesse

Jason serves on our Executive Board. He is the Chief Operations Officer and Founder of Altor National Liability Insurance, LLC. Jason has been an avid supporter of Hopefully Sow since inception, and is inspired by its impact within our community in just a few short years. Jason’s passion to provide the youth of Austin fundamental personal needs, art & music opportunities, and normal childhood experiences led him to join the board. When he's not working to insure and defend physicians from malpractice lawsuits, he enjoys running, traveling, do-it-yourself projects and spending time with his wife and their dog. 

Molly Ann Sylestine

Molly serves on our Executive Board. Molly worked in technology marketing and PR before transitioning to her role as a mama and part-time consultant. She has been working as a volunteer for Hopefully Sow for the past few years, as she longs to make a difference in the lives of children who are in the margins. She is excited to officially join the group of passionate board members and volunteers who share this mission. Molly loves to sing, travel, read and hang out with her husband, two little girls and their puggle. 

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