Meet our Team
Chief Financial Officer
Cliff Snyder brings a strong operational and finance background from 24 years as Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Metro Fuel, Inc. and 20 affiliates. In that capacity, he was instrumental in transforming a small family business with annual sales of less than $5 million to a corporation with over $75 million in sales.
Chairman of Board Members
Ezequiel Pecina has been an ordained minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God for the past 19 years. He has been in full-time ministry for 27 years and has served as Senior Pastor at New Life Temple in Abilene, TX for the last 16 years; served as an Executive Presbyter in the Gulf Latin American District Council for 2 years & as Secretary Treasurer for the Gulf Latin American District Youth Department for 4 years; He is Founder and CEO of New Life Christian Media which includes the radio station and television station they owned.
Principal- Asset Manager & Compliance Director
Raheem joined Tejas in 2013. He provides exceptional leadership to the management teams during the development and compliance periods of our LIHTC projects. With a strong knowledge of both asset management and compliance, Raheem coordinates property level operations with our property management company and is integral with the opening of new properties. He has experience in all aspects of financial forecasting, resource allocation, fund management, accounting, and operational control. Previous to coming to Tejas, Raheem held key positions in start-up organizations and accounting firms.
Karen Jones is a certified professional in healthcare administration, where she has been solving problems, improving processes, and facilitating resolutions for over 13 years. Prior to healthcare, Karen was an editor in the publishing industry. She volunteers as an elder and Sunday school teacher at her church. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in social science from University of Northern Colorado, and an MBA from Western Governors University. Karen sees a clear path leading, through preparatory life experiences, to NewLife Alliance board service.
Elizabeth Wrightsman earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Texas State University where she is currently working towards her Ph.D. in mathematics education. Her primary research interest involves better understanding teaching practices that result in equitable student outcomes in mathematics. Elizabeth also works with MathHappens Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to make math more accessible. When she isn’t immersed in academia, Elizabeth works as an IT Coordinator at Atchley & Associates, LLP, a premier accounting firm in Austin. During her free time, she enjoys geocaching, jigsaw puzzles, and strength training.
Guy Guidici has served First Presbyterian Church, Georgetown, in a variety of roles for almost two decades. He helped guide and develop materials behind a successful capital campaign to fund construction of an educational building, helped craft narrative budgets for additional capital campaigns, served on the church’s Evangelism Committee, and has taught both youth and adult elective courses for several years. He has almost 30 years of educational experience, including university teaching and more than 20 years of managing, developing, and producing materials for one of the nation’s largest educational publishers.
Lisa Vecchietti brings 22 years of experience in the affordable housing industry. She began her career at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) in the Real Estate Analysis division where she managed a team that analyzed Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Mortgage Revenue Bond, HOME, and Housing Trust Fund transactions. She also served as the Program Administrator for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), originating over $148 million in gap financing for struggling LIHTC developments. Her career has exposed her to multiple facets of the affordable housing industry.