Todd Wilson, President
Todd graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC, in 2007. Upon graduation, he became an associate at a small firm in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of the nation’s capital, focusing on toxic tort litigation, medical malpractice, lead paint poisoning, and other civil torts. Todd eventually joined the complex commercial litigation department of a large firm in downtown DC just a few blocks from the White House. He assisted on cases ranging from investigations into alleged trade embargo violations overseas and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, disability abuses at one of the world’s largest theme parks, airport ownership, military patent infringement, and food safety and import issues for a large food distributor. He also has experience with the Department of Justice’s Professional Responsibility Advisory Office and public criminal defense. He is barred in Texas, DC, and Maryland. Todd opened his own estate planning and probate administration firm to dedicate himself to providing the highest quality services for individuals, couples, and families of all walks and financial means of life who may not realize the benefits of such services or believe quality estate planning and probate services are only for the richest among us. He has a particular passion for helping individuals, especially children, with disability concerns through comprehensive special needs planning.
Mike Eppes, Vice President
Prior to joining the Board in 2018, Mike Eppes was already a fan and supporter of Joshua’s Stage. Having a son on the autistic spectrum that regularly participated in their camps, he saw firsthand how their creative methods and social interactions helped children by providing an outlet in which they could express themselves and build confidence. Mike hopes to leverage the experience of his daily job as Managing Vice President of Parts for Rush Enterprises to support the organization in fundraising and planning so that more children can benefit in the same manner as his own child from the Joshua’s Stage experience
Alicia Garnes, Treasurer
Alicia Kaminsky Garnes is a native Texan who has lived in Austin since 2010. Alicia attended Tufts University where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in History. After receiving her MBA with a concentration in Marketing from American University, she worked in Marketing Communications for several publishers in Washington, DC. In 2004, Alicia moved to Denver, CO and worked in Marketing Communications for Great-West Healthcare. Since Alicia moved to Austin, she’s worked for Carol Dochen, Realtors as the Director of Marketing and consulted on various marketing projects for local, small businesses. Alicia is married with two children and actively volunteers her time at her children’s schools and in the community.
William Greer, Board Member
Nissi Salazar, Board Member
Joshua Levy, Founder and Executive Director
Growing up Joshua wrote stories, designed puppet shows and composed rap songs with his sister, directed plays, sang in musicals, worked on set design, and performed in plays. He started working with special needs children while in middle school and high school. Joshua has lived in Austin, Texas since 1998, and for eight years he taught special needs children at the elementary and high school levels, and he served as an assistant principal at an elementary school and at a high school. Following his career in public education Joshua was with Pearson in State Assessments for nine years including positions as a project manager, a test development manager, and a program manager. Joshua teaches informal classes for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) at the University of Texas, and he is an assistant adjunct professor in the Student Development Department at Austin Community College. Joshua is the President of Joshua Levy Educational Consulting, LLC, where he provides consulting, training, and speaking services for organizations to strengthen their relationships with individuals with special needs. He has an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Nebraska, a Masters of Educational Administration from Texas State University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas. Joshua is married to his wife Lori, and they have two beautiful children and two dogs.