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 found in 2010 in Dallas, Texas and has since been branded as the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army. 

Echelon BHM launched in November 2016. We are a group of young adults, ages 21-40, committed to supporting and spreading awareness of the Birmingham Area Command and its services to the community. 

Board Members

Will Hardison


Auburn University
Employed by Southern Power Company
Birmingham, Al.

Jerris Johnson

Executive Vice President

University of Oklahoma
Employed by Energen
Birmingham, Al.

Grace Ann Hardison

Chairperson of Events

Auburn University
Employed by Ernst & Young
Birmingham, Al.

Cristina Almanza

Chairperson of Communications

Jacksonville State University
Employed by Buffalo Rock
Birmingham, Al.

Brad Weaver


Samford University
Employed by Alabama Power
Anniston, Al.

Neil Caudle

Chairperson of Service

Auburn University
Employed by Brasfield & Gorrie
Birmingham, Al.

Travis Adams

Chairperson of Membership

University of Oklahoma
Employed by Energen
Birmingham, Al.

Mary Willis

Chairperson of Fundraising

The University of Alabama
Employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield
Birmingham, Al.

Elaine Anderson


University of Alabama
Employed by The Salvation Army
Birmingham, Al.