Our Staff

Randy Novak

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Randy and his friend, Patrinell Wright, challenged high school students to create a better tomorrow and Shirts Across America was born. Novak used his media experience and the King Classic, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to help the people of the Gulf Coast. Randy has given his hands-on support guiding this organization from its inception. He has worked with over 3,000 high school students and volunteers over the last ten years in Mississippi and New Orleans. People have described Randy as a community leader and a doer of extraordinary things, which he shrugs off and states, “I’m just an ordinary guy”.

Hannah Stewart

Senior Program Manager

Hannah is a Seattle native and proud Shirts Across America alumnae. She earned a BS in Public Policy and Administration at James Madison University (go Dukes!). She volunteered with Shirts Across America for four years during high school and is happy to have an opportunity to return to the Crescent City multiple times a year with the next generation of leaders. When she is not writing a bio, Hannah loves hiking, sampling cheeses, looking at cute pictures of French Bulldogs on the Instagram, going to concerts, and spending time with her best friend, Betty the English Bulldog.


Magin Maier

Program Manager

Prior to joining Shirts Across America, Magin worked in flood mitigation and youth environmental education in New Orleans. She’s held a smorgasbord of other gigs including: construction site supervisor for SBP, one of SAA’s building partners; behavior therapist working with children on the Autism spectrum; and cacao farmhand in Costa Rica. She graduated from Tulane University with an M.S. in Disaster Resilience Leadership and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans.

Having moved from New Orleans to Seattle, Magin is excited to work alongside young adults who are actively building a better, more resilient future for the city she loves. When she’s not complaining about how much she misses the sun and the food, you can usually find her biking, backpacking, or eating a burger.