The Alma team

What began as a series of philanthropic actions a decade ago has grown into a mission shared by many.

Each member of the team shares a desire to leave the world a brighter place, one project at a time...



Richard is no stranger to philanthropic projects and is dedicated to making a difference in the world we live in. Often times, it’s the little nudges that we receive in our youth that help to open our eyes and expand our horizons.  Alma’s Light was created by best friends who want to improve the world around us, one project at a time.

Richard Griffin has a BS in Physics from Texas State University, an MBA from the University of Tennessee, is a certified Project Management Professional, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas State University Alumni Association.



Eric has been working in various Analyst & Controller roles in Oil & Gas and Land Development over the last 13 years. He received his BA in Finance at Texas State University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is married with three children, who are in elementary school and junior high.

With Alma’s Light, he hopes to inspire his family to leave the world a better place than how they found it.



This home-grown Houstonian knows first hand the demanding needs of our youths’ education in today’s society. An accomplished young mother, she adores her teenage son and understands the cost associated with supplies, extra curricular activities and just trying to put food on the table.

Involved with many charities over the years in her attempts to give back to the community,  Christina has dedicated herself to what she believes to be her real purpose in life… Service to others.


(Regional Manager – San Marcos)

Lauren is a young Hispanic woman born and raised in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. She is a public relations student at Texas State University where she is a part of the Honors College, Dean’s List, and Council of Scholars.

Her community service journey started when she was just seven years old, and she is continuing her passion of helping others through Alma’s Light. She also volunteers with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation as a part of the Junior Staff and the Communications Team.


(Development Manager – Houston)

Cassandra is a business woman and busy mother of three. Raising twins  with adhd and deslexia have taught she understands how important education and the the needs of all children are being met. Cassandra has experience coaching and mentoring children of all ages, and she works hard on developing ideas, and putting them into action, to help bridge the gap so no child is left behind.

Although Cassandra loves helping plan and organize any event, its the ones that make a difference in the world that tug at her heart strings.  It is her passion give back to the community, and help others know they are not alone.


(Program Manager)

Darlene has spent the last 13 years as a buyer for Oil and Gas.  She is the #1
cheerleader of three wonderful children, and married her best friend.  From building homes in Mexico, to acting as a team manager for the BP MS 150, to volunteering for Junior Achievement and being an active member of the PTA, Darlene doesn’t shy away from philanthropic opportunities.

Her goal is to bring a smile to every child’s face while inspiring them to be the best version of themselves.

Leadership Openings

We are looking to build our presence in the Hill Country and Houston areas

If you’re ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself, we have a few leadership positions that could benefit from a person with your talents.

Web Developer

You would work closely with our Co-founders to help develop a website to highlight the progress we have made, and to increase our behind the scenes functionality for the website. This role has no specific location requirements, we are simply looking for a go-getter who wants to help make a difference.

Regional Coordinator – San Antonio

You would work closely with our Co-founders to build a team in the San Antonio area. This role will require you to be a leader in public relations and communications, while maintaining professionalism and attention to detail. You would also be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with current and prospective donors.

Alma's Light  -   23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite H120-352, Katy Texas, 77494  -  a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

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