Our Team

Linda Trinh - Marketing and Communication Director - Austin TX

Linda's professional background spans over two decades and includes a diverse compilation of industry verticals, companies and roles. She has traversed the worlds of print publishing, advertising and online marketing and, most recently, was the Vice President of Marketing and Promotions for a casino gaming technology company, Everi (formerly Multimedia Games).
Prior to joining Multimedia Games, Linda worked at Bulldog Solutions and Texas Architect magazine, where she managed lead generation marketing plans for IBM, Nestlé Foods and Business Week, and handled advertising, sales and publishing, respectively. Linda is passionate about Bekinder Coffee nonprofit.

 Todd Gow - Technology and Music Director - Southlake TX

Todd has been involved in technical sales for over 20 years, helping customers solve complex technical problems. He is looking forward to wearing many hats and researching new ways for the non-profit to be successful. For now, he is drinking a lot of coffee and is looking forward to helping out this great cause. 



Audrey Gow - Education Director- Austin TX

Audrey Gow is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin, double majoring in Public Health and Women and Gender Studies. She is passionate about healthcare accessibility, equity, enjoys helping out, offering advice or proofreading skills whenever needed. She is excited for what the future holds for BeKinder Coffee. During her free time, she loves to bake and hang out with friends.    


Melissa Ax - Development Director - Dallas TX

Melissa brings an eclectic background of experience to BeKinder Coffee.  She has 11+ years experience in telecom, customer service, insurance and numerous volunteer positions in the Richardson and Frisco School Districts.  Knowing Jane and her story,  there’s no greater joy than being involved in helping refugees through the BeKinder Coffee group.  



Jane Gow - Founder and Executive Director- Southlake TX 

Jane Gow brings to BeKinder Coffee Project an extensive and varied background. She has been in IT for over 30 years as a Project Manager and Customer Success Manager. The Be Kinder Coffee Project believes that kindness is more than a quality – it is a calling.  Through delicious coffee, sustainable practices, and a commitment to helping others, we believe everyone can make a lasting difference in the world simply by choosing to be kind. Kindness is the first step to dismantling systems of oppression. 

Currently, she is sitting on the Board of the Refugees Services of Texas in Dallas as an Advisory Council.