Angela grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with her BSE and from Henderson State University with her MSE. In 2020, she became a TBRI Practitioner.
She taught in general education and bilingual classrooms for 11 years.
In February of 2017, she felt God calling her to quit her job and launch a nonprofit that had previously been a church ministry and For the Sake of One was born.
In September of 2018, Angela was awarded the Congressional Angels in Adoption award and pin in Washington DC. She is the secretary for the Advisory Committee on Promoting the Adoption of Minority Children in Texas and the Junior League Community Advisory Council in Texarkana.
Her husband Samuel is the Assistant Principal at New Boston Elementary School and the two of them have 3 sons: Trent age 10, Moses age 7 and Ambrose age 5. Angela enjoys reading, laughing, running, friends, and spontaneity.
Alyssa graduated from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in May 2014 with her Bachelors in Mass Communication. After almost 4 years as the Event and Marketing Coordinator at the Chamber of Commerce, she desired a career change.
In February 2019, she began working at For the Sake of One and has loved it ever since. Alyssa and her husband, Michael, live in DeKalb, TX and have two dog-children Annabelle and Scottie. Michael is an Air Force veteran and currently works at Ledwell as a programmer. Alyssa and Michael are members at Walnut Church of Christ in Texarkana, TX. Alyssa enjoys all things coffee, animals, gardening and the outdoors.
Lauren was born in Atlanta, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with her Bachelors in Psychology. She worked in Therapeutic Foster Care for 4 years and fell in love with the population. Lauren began working at For the Sake of One in March 2021 and has already been blessed immensely to be on staff with an organization that aligns so closely with her heart. In 2021, she became a TBRI practitioner. Lauren lives in Atlanta near all of her family. She has two pups named Ellie and Max. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being with friends, and traveling.
Brandie was born and raised in Texarkana, TX. She received her Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Behavioral Science in 2011 and Associate of Arts in General Studies in 2012 after a life altering bout of West Nile encephalitis and meningitis in 2009 while in Nursing School. Previously, she worked in finance for 5 years for a local investment firm. In 2011, she married her best friend Brian and they welcomed their first child in 2013. From that point, she knew she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. God surprised the couple with a big surprise in 2015-twins! It became even more important for her to stay home with her babies. Once all the kids were in school, she felt a tug to do more outside of the home. In November of 2022, she began her job at For the Sake of One as the Office Manager and Supervised Visit scheduling associate. It is the perfect job for this busy mom of three and she views it as a huge blessing. She loves being able to help other families connect and see the love amongst them and their children. Brandie and her family love animals and commonly refer to their home as the funny farm, with donkeys, chickens, cats, dogs, and a turtle. Brandie also loves to garden and collect house plants!
Amber grew up in a small town called Rison, AR, but has called Magnolia, AR “home” for most of her adult life. She graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with a Bachelors of Social Work in 2013, then went on to earn a Masters of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016.Amber began working at For the Sake of One in March 2023 and has already learned so much. She has always had a passion to help others, but the short, sweet life of her son has made that passion stronger.Her husband, Russell Gregory, is a Resident Physician at UAMS here in Texarkana. Amber and Russell have an angel baby in Heaven, Gabriel, and two cat-children, Payzlie and Poppie. They are members of Central Baptist Church in Magnolia.