Matthew Parker, President & Founder
A 22 year veteran of the financial industry, Matt is currently the President and CEO of Experience Financial Group. EFG is a commercial and residential lending firm serving Texas and Florida.
Previously, he was President of Alliance Bank for the north Dallas and Collin County areas responsible for all aspects of banking. Before that, he was Business Banking Executive for North and Central Texas regions at BBVA, charged with management of 40+ commercial bankers and a network of 200+ branches. Prior to BBVA, he was Head of Retail Banking at Old Second Bancorp leading retail, business banking, and customer service and served as President-Midwest Markets for BofA within its Countrywide Bank unit, in charge of 6 states and a member of the executive team.
He has been lauded as an industry expert and named 40 Most Successful under 40 in 2 different states and by several organizations. Described as a mentor, advocate for the less fortunate, serious/terminally ill children committed to giving back, he has volunteered over 500 hours to various organizations each of the last 10 years.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, he was elected by the City Council of McKinney to the Armed Services Board/Commission; subsequently, was elected Treasurer. He serves on the Boards of Old Main Holdings as Vice Chairman, Parker Foundation as Chairman, Phi Kappa Tau's UNT chapter as BOG Chairman, of private, family foundations and is a founding member of the National September 11 Museum in New York. He has served on the national board of Phi Kappa Tau, United Way, Rebuilding Together and numerous other organizations.
Passionate about the Serious Fun Children's Network (f/k/a Hole in the Wall Camps) and Double H Ranch, he is in his 17th year volunteering at least a week of vacation as a counselor for seriously ill children and created PFHH to benefit the camps.
He has also been an adjunct professor, lecturer and guest speaker at universities and events throughout the country.
Tim Weaver | Vice President & Founder
In May 2016, Tim graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He currently works as a fund accountant in Chicago. Through his college time, Tim became, and is, a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Additionally to college, employment and time dedicated to the Parker Foundation, he is a presenter and keynote speaker at various companies throughout the country that make essential components to the administration of medical therapy, specifically his, to help employees understand the impact of their work on the daily lives of those affected.
Brenton Mastronardi | Vice President & Treasurer
Building upon 25 years of executive and production leadership experience in commercial banking, finance, construction, consumer electronics, and retail operations segments, Brenton is currently a commercial banking officer at Texas Exchange Bank in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to vast executive level experience, Brenton’s current focus includes credit tenant build to suit, tax lien debt, corporate debt, and wireless communications finance (infrastructure & real estate). Brenton serves on the PCIA Infrastructure Developers Forum (IDF), elected alongside a select group of executives and developers that shape the future of wireless telecommunications.
Brenton is currently enrolled in Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU Cox. Volunteer work has meant a great deal to Brenton throughout his life. He has served at board and committee levels for philanthropic organizations and endeavors, including Habitat for Humanity, USO, United Way of America, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and most notably, the Parker Foundation for Health and Happiness.
Kayla Eastman | Secretary
Kayla became involved with PFHH after meeting Matt during her first of three summers on staff at Double H Ranch, where they bonded over their shared alma mater, the University of Evansville. After graduating from UE, Kayla moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she currently resides and is a student of the Center for Youth Ministry Training. She serves as the Children & Family Ministries Director at Epworth United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee while working to get her Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary.
In addition to her three summers as equine program staff at Double H Ranch, Kayla has also spent numerous weekends at Flying Horse Farms in Ohio and a weekend serving alongside Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at Camp Boggy Creek in Florida.
Shannon Garrity serves as the Children's Program Director for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Programs Division. Shannon provides leadership, direct program oversight and supervision to all MCH Children’s Health initiatives which currently include Project Linking Actions to Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH), Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Impact (ECCS Impact), and Program Manager for Help Me Grow (HMG). The position provides direct supervision to the Children's Program Team which includes the Help Me Grow Coordinator, Project LAUNCH Young Child Wellness Expert and ECCS Impact Coordinator. This position also coordinates all MCH Children’s Health efforts with both internal and external stakeholders and other partners in order to work towards meeting national and state performance measures to improve the social, emotional and physical health of children in Indiana.
Prior to joining the ISDH team, Shannon worked in early childhood administration for a total of eight years at Early Learning Indiana and Family Development Services, and as an early childhood teacher with Day Nursery Association for 9 years. As Administrator for 9 years, Shannon was responsible for ensuring compliance with FSSA state regulations, CACFP federal regulations, NAEYC accrediting body standards, as well as company policies and guidelines. Her role also included managing day to day operations and professional development for a team of up to 25 staff members. She holds a bachelor of science in Political Science and History from Flagler College, a Directors Credential for University of Southern Indiana, and a Master of Education from Capella University.
A 5 year veteran of the information technology consulting industry, Jordan Loeb is currently a senior consultant serving the Army Financial Management group with the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) as a SAP subject matter expert. Previously, he was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton charged with leading the technical aspect of an audit readiness effort for the General Funds Enterprise Business System (GFEBS).
While in the District of Columbia, he served as a volunteer strategy consultant for COMPASS working with non-profits in the areas of strategic board realignment and strategic planning. He has volunteered over 1000 hours to various organizations each of the last 7 years based upon his passion for helping others. Through this, he has volunteered at least one week a year, for the past 8 years, at a number of Serious Fun Children's Network camps such as Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Camp Boggy Creek, Round Up River Ranch, Flying Horse Farms, and Victory Junction. In 2015, he has already volunteered at Camp Boggy Creek, Barrestown (Ireland), Flying Horse Farms and will be volunteering at Double H Ranch. He serves on the Boards of Parr Foundation, Phi Kappa Tau's William Paterson University as Chairman. He has served on the boards of Phi Kappa Tau as National Service Advisor and numerous other organizations.
Melinda Leishman is currently director of operations for MBD Solutions. Previously, she was vice president and head of shareholder services at Behringer Investments bringing more than 13 years of financial services experience to the role.
Melinda joined Harvard Property Trust, Inc., a predecessor firm, in 2005 as a senior service associate. She increased her responsibilities over the next two years, resulting in her promotion to service manager. In 2014, she became director of operations–communications, where she contributed to the development of an effective content relationship management system.
Prior to joining Behringer, she was employed by The Vanguard Group, Inc., as a high net worth associate and fund specialist.
Melinda received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Information Systems, from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is actively involved in the community and has been a supporter of PFHH for a number of years.
Jon Hays, Esquire | Legal Counsel (Ex-Officio)
Jon Hays, is an 18 year veteran of the US Military where he currently serves as an information systems management officer for the North Carolina Army National Guard. In this role he manages and provides enterprise level IT services to a 5,000 user unit in both a tactical and garrison environment. In his full time job, he is a storage engineer with Hewlett Packard Enterprises supporting data center management for a U.S. Government client.
Jon has volunteered his time to numerous organizations over the last 19 years such as the Virginia Living Museum, Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton Volunteer Fire Department, Marine Corps League Young Marines Program, and most recently, Phi Kappa Tau. Jon has volunteered at five Phi Kappa Tau national community service events supporting various Serious Fun Camps.
Jennifer currently serves as a loan officer for American National Bank. Previously, she was an officer of Alliance Bank within its residential lending department and has accumulated 15 years experience in the sales and financial industries.
She is an active member of her community volunteering with the Chamber of Commerce and proud member of the Leadership Rockwall Class of 2016. As a regular volunteer, she helps raise funds/awareness for many of her passions such as Women in Need, Children's Advocacy Center, Relay for Life, Helping Hands, and serves as a mentor within the Rockwall school district and is member of Board of Directors for the Rockwall Boys & Girls Club.
Charlotte has been working with children since she was a young girl. In May 2016, she was conferred a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University at Commerce. Currently, Charlotte is an elementary school teacher with the McKinney Independent School District. She will focus on special education and English as a second language. Clearly, Charlotte has passion and knowledge for children, education and is a tremendous asset to PFHH.
Peter has been in the financial services industry for five years, starting his career at Capital One Auto Loans. After which, he transitioned to a relationship banker and was among the top performers nationwide for BBVA Compass Bank. Specializing in relationship banking, Peter offers customized financial solutions, currently as a relationship banker at BB&T, that best fit the need of the individual customer. Peter is an active supporter of numerous non-profit organizations in the McKinney and North Dallas areas.
Kevin has spent the past 21 years within the real estate finance industry, which he personally assisted over 1000 families obtain new homes. He currently service as sales manager over new construction as well as senior lending officer. Previously, he was Senior Vice President- southwest division for FMC, where he managed over 100 lending officers as well as 20 operations team members through a 7 state territory.
Accumulating multiple awards of excellence and leadership, he's known as a developer of new talent and new channels of business. He takes pride in hiring people outside of the industry and developing them into top level producers with high character.
Prior to this career, Kevin was in the restaurant arena, and managed a Texas based restaurant, in which he was a key role in their expansion from one location to eight. His roots as a leader run deep, and are traced back to his early years where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and played varsity football and track both through college. Despite the great success and achievements, he takes the most pride in being recognized as academic athlete of the year, crediting his hard work ethic and high moral standards to the lessons and teachings from the Boy Scouts and team sports.
He has served multiple, non profit organizations over the years, including, most recently, two that are directly tied to his greatest passion, his two children. He spent four years as fund raising chair for his daughter's high school theater department, and has spent 10+ years fundraising for JDRF in support of his son who is a Type 1 Diabetic.
Valerie Wagner, Board Member Emeritus
Valerie is an experienced financial services and IT professional. She has been involved in PFHH since its start and has been an inspiring factor driving our organization to where it is today. A graduate of Ball State University, Valerie along with her husband Paul, was unanimously elected Board Member Emeritus in 2015 to signify years of effort helping send seriously ill children to summer camp.
Paul Wagner, Board Member Emeritus
A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a MBA from Indiana University’s Kokomo campus, Paul has over 20 years of financial services experience. A majority of that time, he has spent at the regional management or higher level, helping various organizations reach the top of their service and experience levels.
Along with his wife Valerie, Paul was unanimously elected as a Board Member Emeritus in 2015 commemorating his amazing efforts to the organization since its start.
Previous Board Members 2007 to Present: Sandra Woods, Trina Monken, Renee Brochhagen and Becca Wagner (Thank You for Everything!!!)