YOUNG ADVISORY BOARD

BBBS Young Advisory Board is made up of young professionals in and around Birmingham who are invested in our organization. The YAB hosts an annual night golf tournament, "Glow on the Green." The YAB helps with special projects and events such as the fall picnic, holiday party, and back-to-school drive. The YAB also helps raise awareness about BBBS by engaging their workplaces and circle of friends.

Graham Huguley, President

Graham Huguley is the current Young Advisory Board President for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham. Graham is a Territory Manager at Kinex Medical Company. Graham is also a Big Brother in the program and has been matched with his Little Brother, Kinzo for the past year and a half. They enjoy watching sports together and grabbing dinner. It has been Graham's pleasure watching Kinzo grow up in this short amount of time. Graham looks forward to continuing their relationship for years to come. 

In his free time, Graham enjoys watching sports, hunting, and hiking. Graham and his wife reside in South Side where she is in Medical School at UAB. You can also find Graham playing trivia at Cahaba Brewery on Tuesday nights!

Christopher McClintock, Vice President

Christopher serves as the Young Advisory Board Vice President with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham! Christopher works in the Corporate Housing industry at Landing. Christopher became a Big Brother to a 7-year-old boy named Jaicyon. Christopher has been cherishing their time together and loves to watch him grow!

In his free time, Christopher enjoys hangout with friends/family or just being outside! 

Emily Kerley, Secretary

Emily Kerley is originally from Alexander City, AL, and now calls Birmingham home. She received her Bachelor of Science in business marketing from Troy University. She currently works for Aya Healthcare as an Implementation Specialist. Emily is also a Big Sister in the program Sophia. They enjoy spending time together, getting their nails done, and doing any outside activity! Emily has cherished their time together and says it truly has been an honor to watch Sophia grow into a kind-hearted, selfless young woman.

In her free time, Emily enjoys visiting the lake or beach, painting, and spending time with family and friends.

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson is currently enrolled as a medical student at UAB. He grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Birmingham in 2018. He originally worked in finance but later discovered a burning desire to pursue medicine. He has a passion for expanding healthcare access and education. Mike became a Big Brother to Quanderius in 2019. Together they’ve gone on countless road trips, outdoor adventures, tried new foods, and always find time to study together.

Outside of medical school, Mike enjoys executing different entrepreneurial side hustles, volunteering in the Black Belt of Alabama, and watching movies at home.

Arianna Bastian

Arianna is from Long Island, New York, and works on the contracting team at Protective Life. She's been there for just over a year and absolutely loves it. Arianna is really excited about working with the Young Advisory Board and contributing to the Board’s success. Her family values generosity and serving the community, so she's thrilled to be part of a team that shares those beliefs.

She and her husband live on a 90-acre farm in Vincent. Her parents and sister also have homes out there, resulting in a close-knit family.

Jadie Burney

Jadie is originally from Huntsville, AL, but has called Birmingham home since 2017. He graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2021, earning a degree in Finance. He currently works as a financial analyst for BCR Wealth Strategies, a fee-only financial planning firm in Vestavia Hills.

During Jadie’s free time, you can find him hunting, spending time on the lake, and watching sports with friends.

Grace Geyer

Grace grew up in Atlanta and went to school at Samford where she studied Human Development. She loves Birmingham and wanted to build her life here. For work, Grace is in the recruiting world and LOVES it.

In her free time, Grace enjoys reading a good book, going to the beach, and getting apps/drinks at fun spots around town. She also has an obsession with coffee table books! Grace is grateful to have the opportunity to work with BBBS and the community they serve.

Guy Griffies

Guy, a Birmingham native, has served on the Young Advisory Board since fall of 2022. Guy earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Birmingham Southern College and works in Operations Management at UPS. Guy recently graduated U.S. Army Ranger School and serves as a Lieutenant in the Alabama Army National Guard.

In his free time, Guy enjoys boating at Smith Lake, hunting and spending time with the friends and family.

Mary Alice Holmes

Mary Alice Holmes was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Auburn University in 2020 and graduated with a master's degree in public administration from UAB in Spring 2023. She currently serves as the D.C. Marketing Coordinator for Hoar Construction. In addition to her membership on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham Young Advisory Board, she is the current Member at Large for the Hand in Paw Junior Board.

In her free time, she enjoys exercising at Orangetheory, spending time with her husband and dogs, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers, no matter the sport.

Jarvis Jones

Jarvis Jones, a product of the vibrant multicultural community of Birmingham, has cultivated a distinguished academic and professional profile that spans multiple disciplines. His expertise in managerial economics, project management, political science, and technology converge to create a distinct presence within the socio-economic and technology realms.

A few things about Jarvis:

During his leisure hours, you may find him at bay 113, honing his skills at TopGolf or playing Pickleball throughout Birmingham.

He is engaged in civic matters, dedicating his passion to serving on statewide and national political campaigns, including Presidential, Senate,  Gubernatorial, and Mayoral campaigns.

Jarvis has skydived (3 times) and bungee jumped (1x) 10 out 10 he would recommend.

When he indulges in his imagination and travels through time, Jarvis frequently finds himself captivated by the Renaissance Era, a testament to his enduring fascination with history and culture.

Jennifer Logan

Jennifer Logan was born and raised in Hoover, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Troy University in July 2023, after completing her internship with BBBS of Greater Birmingham. Jennifer has a passion for working with children and has worked with children for 7 years. She has volunteered at summer camps, worked at her local YMCA branch, and been a pre-kindergarten teacher. Jennifer plans to get her Master of Social Work and become a licensed social worker for the state of Alabama.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and taking her dog to the dog park.

Jennifer also currently serves as the Shelby County School-Based Mentoring Specialist.

Charlotte McRae

Charlotte grew up in Birmingham, earned a degree in neuroscience from the University of Alabama, and is currently a third-year medical student at UAB. This past year, she led a program called the Senior Companionship Program that pairs medical students with home-bound senior citizens as their companions. She and several of her fellow classmates continue to keep up with their senior companions. Charlotte also developed special mentorships during college with multiple elementary students in the Black Belt. She acted as their tutor and ultimately saw a need for an art outlet for the third graders of Marion, AL. She and a colleague through UA’s Fellows Program designed a photography experience and exhibit for the children to display their idea of "home". The photography exhibit featured beautiful and vulnerable photographs from the children’s disposable cameras—all displayed in the town square.

Charlotte is excited to continue her pursuit of relationship-based service throughout her medical career, and excitedly awaits to be paired with her mentee at BBBS.

Sarah Patton

Sarah Patton was born and raised here in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Science in digital marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2020. She now serves as the Sr. Sales and Partner Services Manager for Eventive Sports, working primarily in the golf division. She is passionate about building community and social connections in the sports industry. Sarah enjoys being a Big Sister to Zariyah. 

In her free time, Sarah enjoys visiting the lake or beach, exercising, and being around family and friends. 

Gabby Turnbough

Gabby grew up in Birmingham, and has always had a passion for helping others. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, and in 2021 with her master's degree. Gabby spent her first two years post grad teaching in a title one, low-income school in Houston, Texas. Gabby moved back home to Birmingham in 2023, and started working alongside her dad at Raymond James as a client service and marketing services associate. She also serves as a partner for Turnbough Private Wealth Counsel of Raymond James, and loves helping clients reach their financial goals.

Gabby currently serves as a big sister to Zya through Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program. Together, they love listening to Taylor Swift, getting their nails done, and Starbucks.

In her free time, Gabby enjoys Pilates and pickleball. She also loves spending time with family and friends, her fiancé William, and their dog Winston.

Jackson Warren

Jackson Warren was born and raised in Hoover, Alabama. He earned a bachelor’s degree in building construction sciences, with minors in Spanish and business from Mississippi State University, in 2020. Jackson currently works at Brasfield & Gorrie as a Project Manager in their commercial / corporate service division. He is looking forward to getting involved with the BBBS YAB and having the opportunity to give back to the community he grew up in.

In his free time, Jackson enjoys playing tennis with his friends, spending time outside with his dog, Winston, being on the lake, and keeping up with sports.

Interested in Joining our Young Advisory Board? Contact us!

Brendan Thomas, BBBS Staff Liaison 205-789-5571 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham