Our Staff

☆ Mission Statement ☆

The mission of Crab5 Foundation is to create an environment for inner city youth that encourages and promotes personal and professional development through cultural activities, the arts, music, sports and academics with a vision of producing well rounded individuals.

Rodney Baker

Executive Director

Rodney is a native of Dallas and graduated from David W. Carter H.S. in 2003. He continued his education at Texas A&M University – Commerce, where he played on the football team for 2 years, served as Homecoming Student Chair in 2007 and restored the Homecoming Parade {something that was non-existent since 1991}. He was President of the Zeta Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for 3 years, where he helped create the Alpha Senior Day program in 2007, bringing inner city youth from Dallas to A&M Commerce to get a snap-shot of what college life is like for a day. The program is embarking on its 9th year awarding over 200 students $500 in scholarships. He has served as an Orientation leader for 2 years and a Team Of Pride leader. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and he is now working on his Masters Degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Student Affairs. Before accepting the Director’s position for Crab5 Foundation he worked for Texas A&M University – Commerce as the Senior Admissions Recruiter/Coordinator of Community Partnerships servicing all of Dallas, Garland, Richardson and Mesquite High Schools, including Eastfield College and Uplift Education Charter schools. Since 2009 he has helped create partnerships between A&M Commerce & Education is Freedom, Uplift Education & United Negro College Fund’s National “Empower Me Tour”.

He has also served as the liaison between A&M Commerce and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, overseeing the scholarship partnership and was selected to serve on the Education and Scholarship committee for 3 years. He is part of the Young Professionals Group with the Dallas Regional and North Dallas Chambers of Commerce for the past 3 years. He was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Plano YMCA in December of 2013 and currently serves on the Board of Director’s for the Harvey Martin Dream Foundation. He had the awesome opportunity to serve on the scholarship and host committee for the Beat the Odds Scholarship through the Children’s Defense Fund and recruited several students who were awarded a $20,000 scholarship.

Now he serves as Director of Crab5 Foundation to facilitate fundraising, establish partnerships with school districts, and coordinate Michael Crabtree Youth Mini Camp. His mission is to represent and raise awareness about the foundation, and speak on behalf of the foundation.

Rodney is engaged to be married to Rosemary Revolorio, born in Dallas, raised in Garland with family origin from Guatemala. Rosemary graduated from Lakeview Centennial High School, received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and she’s currently working on her Masters in Social Work all at Texas A&M University – Commerce. They have two beautiful children – Rodney Baker, Jr. and Royal Liliana Baker. Rodney loves to listen to old school music, attend family functions and BBQ.

“I am so grateful and honored to serve in this capacity as Michael could have picked anyone but he chose myself. I always tell kids – ‘Never be afraid to go into the unknown and never stay in your comfort zone.'” – Rodney Baker

Favorite quote: “To see the difference, you have to be the difference.”

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Sanka Stalcup

Director

Sanka Stalcup serves as the Director of the Michael Crabtree Foundation. Responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of Foundation events, marketing and fundraising efforts, she leads an outstanding team of volunteers who work diligently to grow awareness and support of the Michael Crabtree Foundation throughout the U.S.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Sanka spent 22 years at The Coca-Cola Company in the Foodservice division most recently in a Senior National Sales Executive role.  Sanka began her career out of college at ProServ, an international sports marketing company based in Washington, DC.

Sanka received an undergraduate degree in 1990 from University of Virginia, where she remains heavily involved every year in the recruitment and interview process to screen applicants for the prestigious Jefferson Scholars program at The University.

When Sanka isn’t working or graciously volunteering her time, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband of 15 years, DFW attorney, Brett Stalcup and their two daughters, Alex (12) and Dylan (10). She enjoys staying fit, working in the garden and driving her children to their many activities.

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Brett Stalcup

Board of Directors, Chairman

Brett Stalcup graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with a degree in finance. He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984. He began his law career working for the legendary Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade.

In 1989, he went into private practice as a criminal defense lawyer. He was recognized as a leading criminal defense lawyer in 1990. He was one of the founding attorneys that developed a recovery defense strategy for drug and alcohol related offenses. Many of his recovery defense cases involve juvenile and young adult offenders as a result Brett defined a vision for a new organization and he founded Discovery Training, a life skills organization. In 2008, he was recognized as a leading family law attorney and coach.

While at Discovery Training, Brett authored numerous articles, syllabi and life skills workshop programs. He gave counseling to individuals, couples, and entire families. He gave motivational presentations and life skills training to large audiences at Discovery Training seminars. In 2014 Brett published his book, Push, to share his knowledge, heart, and passion for people.

Brett balances his professional life with a rich and rewarding personal life. He is married and has two children. He is a consultant to La Hacienda, a drug and alcohol treatment program, and is a past consultant to their outpatient program director. He is an advocate for the homeless and volunteers at Austin Street Centre.

Terry Drake

Camp Coach

Terry is a member of the National Football League Player Association (NFLPA). He is very involved in impacting kids throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Terry has four Class 4A State Football Championship rings and was named coach of the year in both Florida and Texas. Terry began his college football career at Harding University and later played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League.

“My goal and passion in life is to be a spiritually strong, positive role model for at-risk children. Teaching less fortunate young people the importance of strong character in achieving their dreams is essential to creating the champions of tomorrow.”

Bennie Wylie

Camp Trainer

Texas native Bennie Wylie joined the Texas Longhorns staff in January 2011 as head strength and conditioning coach for football. He is privileged to work every day with one of his role models, Jeff “Maddog” Madden, who pioneered the way for many young strength and conditioning coaches like himself.

Bennie spent one season as football head strength coach at the University of Tennessee after serving the previous seven seasons at Texas Tech University.

Bennie helped Mike Leachs’ Red Raiders produce a 46-18 overall record, including an 11-2 season in 2008. The Red Raiders were bowl eligible all seven years of his tenure there.

Wylie guided the development of 14 NFL draft picks while at Texas Tech, including WR Wes Welker and Michael Crabtree, who was selected 10th overall in the 2009 draft. That draft featured four Red Raiders selected in the first four rounds. Crabtree also won back-to-back Biletnikoff Awards as the nation’s top receiver in 2007 and 2008. In addition, in 2008 QB Graham Harrell was named AT&T All-America Player of the Year, won the Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s top senior QB, and was a Heisman Trophy candidate.

Prior to his tenure at Texas Tech, Bennie was an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys for four seasons, under another one of his mentors–Joe Juraszek. In addition, Wylie spent the spring seasons heading the Dallas Desperados arena football team. The Cowboys had nine Pro Bowl selections during Wylie’s four seasons in Dallas.

Bennie would be remiss not to include all the great athletes he has had the privilege of coaching, his mentors, and the outstanding coaches that have shared his path–Kent Morgan, Blair Prince, Aaron Uzzell, Yoseph Zendrei, Caesar Martinez, and Anna Craig.

Bennie is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association and the Titleist Performance Institute.

He graduated from Sam Houston State University, where he was a four-year letterman in football from 1994-97. It was here that his career began under the tutelage of his strength and conditioning coach and friend, Ben Pollard. Wylie was an All-Southland Conference running back and team captain as a senior in 1997 after averaging 4.8 yards per carry and leading the Bearkats in rushing. In 1994, he was named the Bearkats’ Freshman of the Year. He received a degree in kinesiology in 1999.

Wylie and his wife, the former Jennifer Small of Plano, Texas, have twin sons, 6-year-olds Braden and Caden.

Anthony Cullins

Board of Directors

Mr. Cullins joined the Crab5 Foundation in 2015.

He is currently employed by The Vant Group as a Senior Associate. Prior to joining The Vant Group, he gained valuable experience as an intern with Capital South Partners as well as Providence Investment Partners. Furthermore, he interned with Brinker International for two summers in its IT department.

In addition to his full-time employment with The Vant Group, Mr. Cullins oversees Stagecoach Capital Partners, LLC — a private advisory and investment company. One of Stagecoach Capital Partners, LLC premier’s portfolio company is Suite Kings, which provides luxury suite tickets to individuals and companies on a per night per text basis.

As a graduate student, Mr. Cullins was appointed by Governor Perry to serve a one year term as Student Regent of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Additionally, he served as student body president as an undergraduate.

Mr. Cullins holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems degree and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In addition to his civic duties on the Crab5 foundation, Mr. Cullins is also a board member on the Oak Cliff YMCA.