The support of the InterLinc Family Foundation is geared toward organizations that effectively utilize volunteer resources; those that can incorporate the direct involvement and volunteer participation of InterLinc Mortgage employees, their friends and family both in Texas and other states where the company conducts business. The primary goal of the InterLinc Family Foundation board is to vet the Grant Applicants to ensure that "your" donated money is deployed effectively and fulfills the purpose of the Foundation which is to assist underprivileged youth.
James and Elizabeth VanSteenhouse
James H. and Elizabeth Van Steenhouse have been married since 2005. Together, they live in Texas, and are proud parents of 3 children; Dawson, Brianna, and Hayden.
Jim, when not busy and engaged in leading InterLinc Mortgage Services as CEO, enjoys bow hunting and more importantly spending time with family. Along with running a successful company, Jim also speaks across the country, inspiring people with his “Bear Man” story of how he survived a grizzly bear attack in September 2015. Jim’s Michigan heritage includes being a graduate of Michigan State University. Jim’s wife, Liz, is actively involved in their local church, serving on the prayer team, teaching kids in children’s ministry and would avidly tell you she is passionate about sharing the life-transforming gospel message of Christ. Additionally, she is writing a book, Believe, for purpose of sharing the freedom found in Christ with our next generation. Liz is also an avid book reader and loves watching movies with friends and family.
This foundation gives Jim and Liz the opportunity to impact the lives of our country’s underprivileged youth in a sooner rather than later way. More often than not, people wait until such a time in life where they become more financially secure, have built a surplus, before allowing charitable giving to happen. We have an opportunity through our unbelievable network of employees at InterLinc Mortgage Services, LLC to contribute and make an immediate impact with relation to our Time, Talent, and Treasure.
We have charted unknown waters in this endeavor and it is so exciting and a blessing to see how many underprivileged youth have been touched and forever changed because an entire Company got behind the InterLinc Family Foundation vision and turned it from a dream to reality. It will be awesome to watch the next generation of leaders evolve because of the efforts and impact of the InterLinc Family Foundation!
Marcia King is currently the Executive Vice President of Policy Administration at InterLinc Mortgage. She has over 20 years' experience in mortgage banking. Marcia graduated from Florida State University. She has previously served on the board of Girls Club of Dallas. Marcia and her husband Bill of 40 years have a son together, Travis.
Sara L. Watts
Sara Watts, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with Legacy Investment Services overseeing the planning, administration and investments of her SilverOak client accounts.Sara is a graduate of Notre Dame University - Australia with a degree in Politics and Law. She is also an active member of the Financial Planning Association. Sara has a wonderful husband and together they have 2 daughters and enjoy their 2 grandsons. She is excited to be able to use her legal background as well as her financial skills to make sure that the Foundation will have a solid capital base to enable the visions and talents of the employees to achieve their philanthropic dreams. Empowering children to see and foster a sense of achievement is a dynamic and rewarding process.
Steve Peterson is the owner and president of Christian Brothers Automotive - Castle Rock, Colorado. He holds a bachelors degree (Management & Finance) from Dallas Baptist University and a MBA from the University of North Texas (Finance). Steve has been married for over 25 years to Andrea, and they have two daughters, Megan and Lexi. Steve is excited about the opportunity presented by Interlinc Family Foundation to impact the lives of the next generation of leaders of the United States and the World.
On January 1st of 2005, Barbara was sworn in as a member of the Texas State Board of Education for a 4-year term. She is now in her fourth term. Governor Rick Perry appointed Barbara to serve as Chair of the Board for 2 consecutive terms, the maximum time allowed. She considers it a great privilege to serve children, parents and teachers at the state level in Austin. Barbara and her husband Terry have been married for 35 years and have 3 wonderful sons. Their son Blake and his wife Tayler live in Houston, his twin Chase lives in Los Angeles, and youngest son Connor is in Chicago.
AdriAnn Jahn is a CPA and Partner of Grant Thornton, LLP where for almost two decades she has specialized in Federal taxation of multinational corporations and partnerships. She holds a BBA in Accounting and Masters in Taxation from Baylor University. AdriAnn and her wonderful husband, Darrick, and an active young son and daughter who keep her very busy. AdriAnn is honored to be a part of impacting underprivileged children and shaping future generations and is inspired by the mission of the Foundation.
Michael Kowaleski is a Vice President and Business Process Manager at InterLinc Mortgage Services, LLC and has been in the financial services industry for almost a decade. Michael holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Michael and his wife, Jamie, have a daughter, Claire, and are expecting their second daughter, Hadley.