Giving a chance. Making a change.

Throughout the past 43+ years of Big Oak’s existence, we’ve been burdened for our children, praying that above all, they find the peace beyond understanding. We know if they focus on their past and the measures this world uses to define their worth, restoration can never happen. Our striving, fighting on their behalf, and ultimate goal is for them to set their eyes on Christ.

Our 100-Year Vision

Our philosophy can be summed up in this statement: “A hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of house we lived in, the kind of car we drove or how much money we had in the bank, but the world may be different because you and I were important in the life of a child.”

Administrative Staff

Our administrative team has over 150 years of experience.

Brodie Croyle
Executive Director
Robert Duke
Business & Finance Director
Rhonda Hindman
Marketing & Events Director
Jessica Phillips
Assistant to the Executive Director
Nancy Hughes
Senior Staff Accountant
Kylie Cody
Marketing & Events Assistant
Michael Green
IT Administrator
Lauren Williams
Staff Accountant
Matt Williams
Big Oak Cattle Director

Childcare Staff

Reagan Phillips
Childcare Director
Britton Gregerson
Childcare Team Coordinator
Meredith Greer
Education Coordinator
Connie Reeves
Children’s Events
Rickey & Donna Duke
Relief & Resource Houseparents

Boys' Ranch Team

Our Boys’ Ranch team has over 102 years of experience.

David Ryan
Boys’ Ranch Director
Devon Crossley, MSW
Boys’ Ranch Case Worker
Melissa Robinson, MA, LBSW
Boys’ Ranch Social Worker
Tim Batson
Boys’ Ranch Operations Manager
Barry & Donna Ryan
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Jason & Jen Shoars
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Brandon & Lexi Bush
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Terrell & Tiffany English
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Slade & Jamie Kilgo
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Matt & Amy Maurer
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Brian & Natalie Curp
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Chris & Jennifer Goosby
Boys’ Ranch Houseparents
Robin O’Leary
Boys’ Ranch Administrative Assistant

Girls' Ranch Team

Our Girls’ Ranch team has over 127 years of experience.

Tony Osborne
Girls' Ranch Director
Mary Graham, LBSW
Girls’ Ranch Social Worker
Angela O’Connor, LBSW
Girls’ Ranch Social Worker
John O’Leary
Girls’ Ranch Operations Manager
Jae & Amy Thomas
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
Mike & Suzanne Miller
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
Allen & Brandy Hull
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
Todd & Tracey Moore
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
Trevor & Melissa Ellison
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
John & Amanda Gasser
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
Johnny & Dockita Mills
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents
Jorge & Jolene Duarte
Girls’ Ranch Houseparents

Board Members

Big Oak Ranch would not exist as we know it, but for the generosity, courage and strength of our remarkable Board of Directors. Individually and as a group, they give of their talents, their experience and their time to give our children a chance at a normal life. Over the years, the impact they’ve had on our children has been profound.

Richard Grimes (Chairman)
CEO, Realty South
Birmingham, AL
Craig Beatty
President, CS Beatty Construction, Inc.
Birmingham, AL
Greg Belcher
President, Royal Automotive, Inc.
Birmingham, AL
Price Hightower
President, Tower Development, Inc.
Birmingham, AL
Christie Knowles
Attorney/Partner, Knowles & Sullivan
Gadsden, AL
David Sansing
VP, Sandy Sansing Automotive Group
Pensacola, FL
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