ABC Staff



Syed Ali Haider, 

Executive Director

Ali received his MFA in fiction from Texas State University. He taught English at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, where he developed the curriculum for the school’s introductory Creative Writing elective. While living in Texas, he has run summer writing camps and taught workshops in Austin and Corpus Christi. For Austin Bat Cave, he was a volunteer before joining as Program Director.




Heather Jones, 

Program Director

Heather is a Licensed Master Social Worker with an MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Austin Bat Cave, she worked with various Austin nonprofits.




Tammy Beard, 

Grant Manager

Tammy traces here development work back to Chicago’s nonprofit literacy field. Before joining ABC, Tammy served as the Director of Development at 826CHI.






General Contact:

Austin Bat Cave
PO Box 4762
Austin, TX, 78765
Tel: 512-522-8489


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