###Chairman of the Board and Acting Executive Director
Jane Jolley and her husband, Jim Cioffi, formed The Mesquite Group in March of 2007; the name of the company was derived from memories growing up in West Central Texas. The Mesquite Group counseling and education concepts came from her experiences representing people in bankruptcy and conducting meetings of creditors for Chapter 13 Trustees. She has taught debtor education courses for the Chapter 13 Trustees in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas since 1999 and co-wrote and edited the teaching materials used by the Trustee Education Network. Her law practice currently focuses on probate, wills and trusts.
Dave Folsom began selling residential real estate in Tarrant County in 1985, was an Operating Principle of a Keller Williams office from 2004 to 2007, and has been a Broker Associate with Keller Williams Southlake since 1999. He studied business at the University of Houston in 1964 and 1965 and went on to own, manage, and supervise several restaurants from 1965 to 1984. He has conducted numerous training sessions for real estate agents in the Southlake area. Dave is a lifetime member of Optimist International and currently serves on the board and is treasurer of Kiwanis International/Southlake.
##Dr. Sarah Hodges
Dr. Sarah Hodges Ed. D. currently serves as the principal of Bransford Elementary School in Colleyville, TX. Sarah received her bachelors degree in Speech Pathology from Texas Tech University and her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Woman’s University. She has completed a doctoral degree in education at The University of North Texas and has 27 years of experience in education.
Sonya Purcell is the Director of Human Resources for the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa with 14 years of human resources and training experience. She served as a Certified Customer Service Trainer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and formerly worked as a Regional Trainer for Hilton Hotels Corporation.
##Mary Emma Smith
Mary Emma Smith holds BA and MA degrees in Bible and Christian Education. She served the state of Texas 25 years as a case manager with programs for the elderly poor, has operated a tax and bookkeeping business and worked with several non-profit groups.
Michael is a graduate of Biblical studies and Practical Theology, Christ for the Nations, Dallas, Texas. Licensed Minister and Vice President of Willcot Financial, an organization offering custom financial consulting and financial seminars.