About Us

We are on a quest to discover unfulfilled potential, and dedicated to unleashing your ability to change the world through the power of one-to-one mentoring.

Our vision

is that all children can achieve success in life.

Our mission

is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

We proudly partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, donors, companies and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

Educational Success


Pierce Bush

Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is responsible for coordination of all things related to fundraising, budgeting, programming, the agency’s Board of Directors, and achieving the strategic goals of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate organization in the country. Pierce Bush started his journey with BBBS as a volunteer mentor to Jaylyn in 2009, and he was appointed to the Houston Regional Board in early 2012. Believing that BBBS embodies a mission that represents the American spirit of volunteerism and service to others, Pierce left his career in private equity to join the staff full-time in October of 2012. Since joining BBBS, Houston has increased its reach by almost 30% and made critical progress toward the goals of Vision 2×22. Through Pierce’s leadership, BBBS completed construction and fundraising on a new $8 million Houston headquarters near downtown. Pierce became CEO of Lone Star in August 2015 with the vision to build on this success and impact more children across the state. Under his leadership, the agency launched the new strategic plan Vision 2×22 that will guide the agency in doubling its reach by 2022. In 2016, in Pierce’s first full calendar year as CEO, the consolidated BBBS Lone Star agency turned a corner financially and celebrated a cash flow positive year for the first time since the merger in 2010. Pierce earned a BA in American Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. Originally from Houston, Pierce splits his time between Houston and DFW to support BBBS efforts in north Texas. Pierce and his Little Brother Jaylyn enjoy attending church at Ecclesia together, playing baseball, riding bikes, and volunteering in the community. Pierce has been recognized by Houston Business Journal as the youngest member of the 40 under 40 class of 2016 and as an inaugural recipient of the Most Admired CEO award in 2018. Pierce is married to Sarahbeth Bush, who is also a Big Sister in the program, and together they are the parents to a golden retriever named Winston Moose.

Pierce can be reached at 713-860-8214 or pierce.bush@bbbstx.org.

Market President

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers has been the Market President for West Central Texas BBBS since August of 2016 and is a Big Brother to Jacob. He has lived in Abilene since 1999 and has experience in sports journalism, health care administration, and higher education development. His wife, Jenn, is an instructor at Abilene Christian University, and they have two daughters and a son.

Fun Facts: Mark knows every Heisman trophy winner. Can play the guitar. Has an unbelievable repertoire of Dad Jokes. Was run over by a PT Cruiser in 2011. Crashed into a cactus on a mountain bike and pinned his eye shut with a cactus needle. And is the reigning Best Male Dancer of the Abilene Dancing with the Stars event. He loves La Croix. Makes his own coffee in an Aeropress every morning. Has been to West Virginia. And once dropped 305 pounds on his chest.

Meet our Team

West Central Texas

Our degreed-staff serve together to create friendships that are safe, long-lasting, and life-changing for each volunteer and child, the families served, and the generations to follow.

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Trina Ostlien match Support Coordinator

Trina Ostlien

Match Support Coordinator
Summer Taylor Enrollment Specialist

Summer Taylor

Enrollment Specialist
Sadie Footer Match Support Specialist

Sadie Footer

Match Support Specialist
Reed Durley Match Support Specialist

Reed Durley

Match Support Specialist
Pierce Bush

Pierce Bush

Megan Tolle Director of Public Relations and Recruiting

Megan Tolle

Director of Public Relations and Recruiting

Mark Rogers

Market President
Madison Allen

Madison Allen

Match Support Specialist
Kaydee Starkey

Kaydee Starkey

Generalist MSS

Jetti Mares

Intake & Matching Specialist
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Abilene Board of Directors

Lawrence Bertsch
Citizens Bank

Michael Burden
Deputy Fire Chief
Abilene Fire Department

Arthelia “Renea” Ervine
Admin. S&D
Pepsi Beverage Company

Mandy Gollihar
Sr. Branch Office Administrator
Edward Jones

Lisa Linn
Office Manager
Gary G. Linn, DDS, PC

Luke T. Longhofer
Executive VP
First Financial Bank
Executive Board Member

Alex Moore
Moore Property Group, LLC

Trent Poindexter
Vice President
West-T-Go Fuels

Amanda Ruff
Fowlkes Hall, PC

Travis Ruiz
News Director

Clayton Runyan
Finley & Runyan, DDS

Dr. Michael Shanks
President / O.D.
Professional Eyecare Associates

Jeremy Shipp
Associate Partner
Wagstaff, Alvis, Stubbeman, Seamster & Longacre LLP

Mark Spurlock
Innovative Business System

Jason Weltzin
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments

Louis Zientek
President, CEO
Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union

Erath County Board of Directors

Josh Allen
Director of Operations
The Allen Firm, PC

James “Jamey” Brown
Farm Bureau

Sherrie Evans
Hayden Real Estate

Eileen Haley
Haley Dental

Clayton Iley
Texas Legacy Insurance

Mary Kay Consultant

Dr. Holly Lamb

Jill Northcutt
Executive Assistant
Camp Gladiator

Ricky Thurman
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

Kristi Heinze Wright
Tarleton State University


We care about your gift the way you care for others, and we take that responsibility very seriously. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations, we strive to be the best stewards of your gift in order to better serve its purpose: to serve more children with mentors, more effectively.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Federal Tax ID Number: 75-0800632

Jobs with a Purpose

Join Our Team

We’re looking for talented, passionate people who believe role models can change the life of a child for the better, forever. Our staff loves what they do – and that’s what makes them great. Join the team. We’re hiring.