Founder & CEO

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown believes that family is a gift and that every child deserves one. Her adoption as an infant changed the trajectory of her life. Selfless Love Foundation is her way of paying that gift forward.

In 2015, Ashley and her husband Ed Brown, former CEO of Tequila Patrón, founded Selfless Love Foundation. The nonprofit is dedicated to improving the child welfare system and creating opportunities for more foster children to find their forever families and thrive in adulthood. 

executive director

ted keyser

Ted Keyser oversees the people and programs that allow Selfless Love Foundation to impact children in foster care and youth who age out of the system. He brings more than a decade of child welfare experience to the organization. Adopted as an infant, Keyser also has a personal connection to SLF’s mission.

Vice President, Finance

Candice Odom

Candice Odom oversees the financial operations and human resources for Selfless Love Foundation. She joined the team in 2019.


Dream Team

Executive Team 

Stephanie Absmeier – Senior Director of Development

Shelli Lockhart – Senior Director of Marketing

Kelly McGrath – Senior Director of Program Operations


Kendra Hilton – Youth Programs Director

Emma Huddleston – Adoptions Director 

Jenna Leon – Community Relations Director

James (JR) Minter – Advocacy Director

Patricia Poldo – Philanthropy Director

OVI Network Director

Kendra Hilton

Marketing Director

Shelli Lockhart

Creative Services

Christie Niblo

Development Coordinator

Yvonne Garcia-Swain


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