Who We Are

Echelon is a community of diverse young adults collectively rising up to serve The Salvation Army through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and service and volunteering. Echelon was founded in 2010 in Dallas, Texas and has since been branded as the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army.

Board Members

Jim Kennedy


Walmart eCommerce
Arkansas Tech University

Scott Tashjian

Vice President

Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Providence College

Chrissy Egkan


First Republic Bank
University of Colorado at Boulder

Meg Panlaqui

Chair of Events

ITVS, Events Manager
California State University - Sacramento

Rachel Gaddy

Chair of Service

Bay Area Council
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo

Peter Day

Chair of Public Relations

Gonzaga University
Edelman PR Firm

Bree Reynolds

Co-chair of Events

San Francisco State University

Sarai Phay

Co-Chair Growth and Membership

San Francisco State University
Special Events Planner & Specialist - Youth Dept.
The Salvation Army

Amy Keene

Chair of Growth

The Salvation Army
San Jose State University

Ernesto Garza

Chair of Membership

University of Denver

Brandon King

Fitness SF
University of San Francisco

Founding Salvation Army Officers

Dustin Rowe

Caroline Rowe