Erica Raggett graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Systematic Biology and a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. After learning about the disparity of education between social classes, she decided to pursue educational equity through working with Teach For America, a national non-profit organization aimed at closing the education gap in America. She worked at YES College Prep, a system of charter schools committed to ensuring that every student, despite their zip code, goes to college. At YES College Prep she worked as a teacher, District Science Content Specialist and Dean of Instruction. She has also spent much of her time mentoring at-risk girls. She has volunteered with Redeemed Ministries as the Mentor Coordinator, coordinating mentors for survivors of human-trafficking. Erica is dedicated to ensuring that A 2nd Cup become a major hub of anti-trafficking education and action and a beacon of light to those still trapped in modern-day slavery.
Marvin Westry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Corporate Finance and Investment Strategy and his MBA from the University of New Orleans. He has spent most of his career as a software developer for several healthcare and technology organizations in both Louisiana and Texas. Most recently his career focus has shifted to financial analysis and project management with his current employer, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Marvin is eager to serve A 2nd Cup with his skills, experience and networks.
Paige Spraggins is non-profit professional with 20+ years of experience with small human service 501(c)3 organizations in direct social services, program development, community outreach, advocacy, volunteer management, event fundraising, grant writing and management, professional training, public education, special/awareness events, media relations and office/technology management. She is currently Development Coordinator for Arms of Hope, a Christian care organization that assists children and single-mother families in need. She chose to serve on the board of directors for A 2nd Cup because she is passionate about social justice and about creating strong non-profits.
Lee Hsia graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Business Management. Lee has served as Homecoming Chairman and Vice President of the Rice Alumni Board of Directors and is actively involved in the Admissions Advisory Board. After 10+ years in management consulting and executive recruiting, Lee joined the staff of Houston’s First Baptist Church, where he now serves as the pastor of the Downtown congregation. Lee is also extremely active in the community, serving at Faith Center, Union Baptist Association, Greater Houston Partnership, Galleria Chamber of Commerce, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce, and Houston Theatre District. Utilizing his networks and expertise, Lee is an invaluable member of the Board of Directors of A 2nd Cup.
Steve Biegel received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Steve began his commercial real estate career in 1981 as an attorney with Andrews Kurth, where he advised landlords and tenants for over 17 years. In 1998, Steve left the practice of law to launch his career in tenant representation, quickly establishing himself as one of the top brokers in Houston. Steve has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal and the Houston Bar Association for his contributions to his field. He is a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church where he serves on the Finance and Administration Commission as well as the Executive Committee. Steve’s passion for fighting human trafficking stems from the idea that the age of his daughters is similar to the average age of victims of this crime. He is thrilled to utilize his experience to further the cause of A 2nd Cup.
Mark Spencer received a Bachelors of Science in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. His past work experience includes software support and training in the tax and accounting field. He currently works as an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist. Outside of work, Mark has been very involved with humanitarian efforts from respite care for special needs children to building homes with Habitat for Humanity. He has a passion for social justice and is very excited about supporting A 2nd Cup's Calling.