Meet Our Team

BILL PAUL

Co-Founder

Bill came up with ToyPrints after struggling to find a charity he could easily donate his time to. He imagined what it was like to be a child (not hard for Bill) and came up with the idea to connect children’s love of toys to technology. The joy he experienced when working with the children in the foster care home was unlike that which he had ever experienced. Bill is passionate about making a stand for children from disadvantaged backgrounds with a goal in life to empower every child with the belief that they can create the future of their dreams.

Bill loves the technology space and has spent his career building SaaS startup organizations as an enterprise sales account executive.

In his free time, Bill enjoys playing with his two kids, mountain biking, running, swimming, hiking, and geeking out over ideas for new ways to make our world a better place.

JENNY PAUL

Co-Founder and Executive DIrector 

A marketer at heart, she has experience working with large clients like the U.S. Army and General Motors and has spent the last several years building out a successful marketing and customer success team at a tech company in Austin. As a child, she was actively involved with a number of nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland area which has fueled her passion for helping others. She is most excited about the possibility ToyPrints can bring to disadvantaged children.

When not making children’s dreams come true Jenny enjoys spending time with her two kids, traveling, reading, and envisioning the next home remodeling project.

Bryan Foster

Co-Founder

Bryan met with Bill in a coffee shop to build a concept for giving back to the community – something they had always promised they would do.  From there, ToyPrints was conceived with a mission to help create a blueprint and curriculum that inspired children to change their own life’s trajectory.  We strive to make it easy for Children Centers to utilize volunteers in a plug-and-play fashion.

Bryan’s background is in building Sales Teams for fast moving technology startups, and he loves finding new tech and building process. 

In his spare time, he loves throwing the frisbee with his dog, jiu jitsu, mountain biking, and generally living the dream.

Mitch Heard

From an early age, Mitch’s passion for technology introduced him to new hobbies and skills like website development and computer repairs.  He followed his love of technology and problem solving to a degree in computer science from University of Texas. Mitch believes that providing children with early access to technology at a young age is vital for fostering technological awareness and innovation. 
 
Active in the Austin technology community, Mitch has gained product, engineering, and startup experience honed at local tech companies Bazaarvoice and RigUp.
 
On the weekends you’ll find Mitch hiking, bicycling, gadgeting, and traveling with his family.

Tanner Nall

Tanner was born and raised in Austin and met Bill and Bryan while working in the SaaS space in Austin. When he heard about the project he reached out to Bill to see how he could help as giving back to the community is important to him and his family. When he learned about the combination of giving back mixed with toys and technology he immediately wanted to get involved with Toyprints. After meeting everyone else involved he knew it was a great team with a great mission.

Tanner’s background is in the technology space in Austin and has a mix of Enterprise SaaS sales as well as managing sales teams.

Megan Mills

Megan is a seasoned marketer, campaign creator & brand builder, a dedicated philanthropist, and yogi. She is passionate about using her skills, talents and time to make an impact in the world.

Megan is thrilled to be on the board of ToyPrints as Community Engagement Director and to make a difference for children in the Austin community. She is also an active volunteer and for The Make-A-Wish Foundation Central & South Texas. 

Megan is a Group Account Director at R/GA Austin where she services clients such as Frito Lay, RaceTrac, Crocs, Royal Caribbean.

Outside of philanthropy & advertising, she recently received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification last summer.  Her mantra is to “live a great story”. 

Jeremy Gryder

Webmaster

Jeremy is an entrepreneur, designer, and public speaker who enjoys donating his time to his church and non-profits like ToyPrints. He has his B.S. degree in Youth Ministry and believes that when you impact our children in a positive way it can change the whole direction of their lives. This is his motivation for working with ToyPrints.

Jeremy is the CEO/Co-founder of Cart Consultant a full service ecommerce design firm out of Cedar Park.

Jeremy’s interest is first and foremost his wife and 4 kids, guitars, and listening to live music.

 

MEERA SHAH

MEERA SHAH

Meera’s career with children began as a third grade reading teacher in inner city Houston. She pursued her Master’s degree in School Psychology after working with students with special needs. She currently works with visually impaired and blind students from across the state of Texas as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. 

Meera has enjoyed contributing to her community by working with literacy programs, visiting with seniors at assisted living homes, leading Girl Scout troops, and participating in local volunteer programs. Meera is excited about ToyPrints because of its vision to provide children with an interactive education and an opportunity to be creative through an accessible medium. She’s enthused to bring her passion about education and children to the ToyPrints table and work with the other board members to expand the programming, access, and exposure for more youth. 

Outside of her job, Meera loves traveling, looking for fantastic airline deals, working in her ever-growing garden, and crafting.

 

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