May 17, 2016

Our Team

Our Leadership


Sarah Wauters, Interim Executive Director


As Interim Executive Director of Kids in a New Groove (KING), Sarah Wauters uses her knowledge and passion for helping others to advance the nonprofit’s mission to provide Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success.

Sarah first joined KING in 2018 as program manager bringing her extensive experience in program management, relationship building, fundraising, community outreach and event planning. For more than 10 years, Sarah has been serving nonprofits in Austin including Integral Care, March of Dimes and the Livestrong Foundation. Sarah, a fluent dual-language speaker in English and Spanish, holds a B.S. in psychology from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. She enjoys traveling and reading and is currently teaching her husband and two children how to dance merengue and bachata.

Our Board


Nicole Watson

Chairman of the Board

Product Marketing Manager at

Mary League


Vice President Global Human Resources, Apollo Endosurgery

Mark Porter


Advisor at Brinson Benefits

Elizabeth Rogers

Compliance Officer

Shareholder, Privacy & Data Security at Greenberg Traurig

Clint Strait

Vice President, Strait Music Company

Dana Keeven

Senior Contract Divisions Manager, C3 Presents

Dorian Colbert

Instructor of Psychology at Huston-Tilloston University

Hector Beltran

Program Committee Chair

Systems Analyst, Managing and Reporting Statistics, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Jenna Reblin

Staff Attorney, Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Julie Fiore

Director of Audience Experience, Austin Opera

Founder and Producer, One Ounce Opera

Karyn Scott

Founder of Kids in a New Groove & Lifetime Board Member

Lowell Keig

Division Director for Texas Workforce Commission, Civil Rights Division

Mitch Flax

Fundraising Committee Chair

Managing Director, Emerging Markets at MassMutual Workplace Solutions

Quinn Donahue

Owner, QD Presents