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.

Echelon DFW Executive Board

Board Members

Josh Cortez

Echelon President

TBWA
Baylor
Austin, TX

Janie Flowers

Echelon President

Citigroup
Southern Methodist University
Dothan, AL

Margaret Phillips

Echelon Vice President

Goldman Sachs
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX

Brian Cavanaugh

Echelon Service

Crow Holdings Capital
University of Texas
Dallas, TX

Emmanuel Nwakibu

Echelon VP Service

SMU Law School
Washington & Lee University
Dallas, TX

Lauren Carrozza

Echelon Service

SMU MSc in Management
Furman University
Dallas, TX

Jordan Toledo

Echelon Service

National Realty Partners
Texas Christian University
Dallas, Texas

Caroline Benoist

Echelon Membership

Frisco ISD - Teacher
University of Georgia
Southlake, TX

Evan Weir

Echelon Membership

Merrill Lynch
Covenant College
Dallas, TX

Laura Newsom

Echelon Corporate Development

Thompson & Knight LLP
University of Colorado
Boston College Law
Denver, CO

Wilson Vaughan

Echelon Corporate Development

Swingle Collins & Associates
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Deirdre Huffines

Echelon Social

Mi Golondrina
University of Texas
Dallas, TX

Sandra Saenz

Echelon Social

Southern Methodist University - MBA
Southern Methodist University
Mexico City, MX

Kevin Lazares

Echelon Treasurer

CalAtlantic Homes
Southern Methodist University
Los Gatos, CA

Sarah Branch

Echelon Communications

Petra Jewelry
University of Texas
Dallas, TX

Taylor Miller

Echelon Public Relations

Hazen & Co.
Southern Methodist University
Houston, TX

Sarah Johnson

Echelon Chaplain

King's Daughters
University of Texas
Dallas, TX

Sarah Dvorak

Echelon Technology

Defakto
Southern Methodist University
Lake Forest, IL

Allison Sheeder

The Salvation Army Liaison

The Salvation Army
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Past Presidents Circles

Lauren Toledo

Echelon President 2016-2017

Goldman Sachs
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX

Jimmy Watson

Echelon President 2016-2017

Riveron Consulting
University of Arkansas
Dallas, TX

Meredith Counce

President 2015-2016

Dallas Cowboys
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Scott Boston

President 2015-2016

Trinity Industries
Texas Christian University
Dallas, TX

Michelle McAdam

Founding President, 2010-2011

International Rescue Committee
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Founding President, 2011-2012

Phillips Foundation
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Christina Geyer

President, 2012-2014

PaperCity
Southern Methodist University
La Canada, CA

Daniel Branch

President, 2011-2014

Crow Holdings Capital Partners
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX

Patrick Benoist

President, 2014

CBRE
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX

Founding Salvation Army Officers

MAJORS WARD & MICHELLE MATTHEWS

DFW Area Commanders