Bekki Long- Volunteer Stylist
I'm am 41 years old and have 4 great kids. I have lived in the Houston area for 10 years. I work in a salon part time in Mont Belvieu and have been licensed for 23 years. God has put it on my heart to serve others. What a better way to serve than to put my talent to work making people feel beautiful! I am blessed to be a part of the 'Have Shears will Travel'. Although I can only offer 1 day a month, I would love to be able to give more. I’m excited to see what God has in store for me on this journey!
Brandon Lee-Volunteer Stylist
Brandon Lee is a volunteer stylist that assists Have Shears Will Travel with Mayor Sylvester Turner's Re-Entry program, Open Door Mission men's shelter and initiating other shelters in Houston where our services could be well received such as Casa Juan San Diego and Star of Hope women/children shelter on Dowling Street.
Rachel Taylor- Marketing and Presentations
Rachel grew up in Kingwood and now lives in the Kingwood area with her husband and her 2 (very active) children. She is a master’s prepared healthcare executive with a demanding schedule and a special love for photography and a flare for marketing. With over 10 years corporate marketing and communication experience, along with a professional specialty in presentations, Rachel is able to volunteer her time to HSWT by helping spread the word of this wonderful ministry! She is an active member of Christ the King Episcopal church, volunteers in the community and enjoys her duties as “team mom” of her son’s baseball team.
Barbara Goodson – President of Have Shears Will Travel with the duties of coordinating and networking
with agencies, hospitals, nursing homes and other charitable facilities to provide hair care service to
Because a salon is not an option for everyone.
Sindy- Volunteer Stylist
Sindy is from Honduras. She has two beautiful children and loves her profession. She has been a hairstylist by heart and that is what has made her break every barrier in her life. Her true honesty and love for humanity has given her the talent to give back to the community.
Michelle Howard – Professional Cosmetologist - A single mom, age 33 with 4 children between ages 5-15. I am a licensed Cosmetologist in 3 states and have been active for 12yrs. Living as well as working in all three states I have also had the opportunity to assist with the less fortunate. Growing up less fortunate myself, daughter of seven from a single mother I know about food pantries, bus tokens, vouchers, shelters, etc. Using some of those benefits and more in my own life sometimes even now I enjoy the fact that I possess a gift that will be a true blessing to others. Being part of Have Shears Will Travel, is going to my lifelong dream of truly being a blessing by bringing the beauty on the inside out of people. As a victim of domestic violence I also understand how people can feel almost lifeless and how a warm hug and gentle smile it can lift one's soul. I can imagine is how much it affects their soul when they can look in the mirror and be proud of the person they see after a few clips of the shears and a blow dryer. I want my life to be a blessing to every soul I come in contact with. My favorite quote is: "Be the change you wish to see". Thank you.
Matthew Flores- RV Driver
Matthew is Barbara Goodson's son who holds a commercial driver's license and drives for Have Shears Will Travel.
He holds a degree in International Business and speaks fluent Spanish. He is married to Chinelo who is a licensed Nurse Practitioner for Texas Children's Hospital. They have a one year old son named Sterling who is the joy of their life together.
Margot- Volunteer Stylist
Margot is from Mexico. She had been a stylist by heart for 15 years. Her career has helped her get her Bachelors in business and become a Business/ Medical Spanish interpreter. She is dedicated to her community, family, and friends. She is a yogi by heart and soul.
Michael McNeil- Webmaster of Have Shears Will Travel from Dayton, Texas is a Technology Specialist at Galena Park ISD. He has been a teacher for 16 years. He studied and received a Masters in Education from University of Houston in 2010. He is a member of Christ the King Episcopal Church. Michael has been married for 12 years to Vicky and they have a son named Logan together.
Shannon Worthington- Professional Cosmotologist
Shannon has been in the beauty industry for 30 years and believes that two of the most rewarding aspects of hairdressing are making people look good and feel good about themselves. In the course of her career she’s worked with top stylists and even participated in a reality show in California called “You’re Hired” with Warner Bros. She now has found the real reason she loves cutting hair and styling hair—to help the unfortunate. She believes that the Lord brought her to Mrs. Barbara Goodson with Have Shears Will Travel charity to give back to others who cannot afford basic grooming services. She says, “What a Godly experience to serve others in this way! It is truly a gift from God to be part of a mission that serves thousands of homeless, hospice and special needs adults throughout greater Houston.”