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dedicated folks who believe in youth and know the power of serving.

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the pebble tossers board of directors

  • Inspired by: Seeing happiness in my children’s eyes and watching them achieve their goals. 

    Bucket list: Be a philanthropist.

    Family: Two amazing kids, Giavanna and Lucian and a magnificent wife, Stephanie.

     

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    Alex Desiderio
    Director of Employee Engagement & Organization Development - Woodruff Arts Center
  • Inspired by: My faith and belief that all things are possible through Christ and learning something new from challenges or obstacles

    Bucket list: Live to be 100; build a youth & elder daycare

    Family: Husband Todd, daughter Olivia, son Zach & daughter-in-law Alana and new granddaughter, Nell.

     

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    Amy Merry
    Head of Global Academy - Anaplan, Inc.
  • Inspired by: Raising public awareness, inspiring others that they can overcome and change their lives for the better.

    Bucket list: Walk the Trail El Camino De Santiago.

    Family: Loving husband, son and 4 grandchildren.

     

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    Dr. Catherine Franklin, DC
    Owner - Absolute Health Chiropractic, Inc.
  • Inspired by: Working with kids at Cristo Rey Jesuit School

    Bucket list: Swimming with the Great Whites off Cape Town (in a cage) 

    Family: 2 beautiful daughters, one terrific son, 2 English Mastiffs

     

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    Eric Meier
    Senior Vice President Client Relations - United Healthcare
  • Inspired by: Making people smile 

    Bucket list: Run with the bulls

    Family: 4 handsome boys and 1 beautiful bride 

     

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    Jeff Black
    Vice President - Stealth Partner Group
  • Inspired by: My family

    Bucket list: Run a full marathon

    Family: Blended family with husband Jamaal and 5 amazing girls – Zoe, Sofia, Harper, Jada and Ashley

     

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    Leslie Graham
    Services Director - DaVita Kidney Care
  • Inspired by: My daughter. Every day.

    Bucket list: Go on a cross-country US road trip with my family

    Family: Husband, Doug, and our 6-year old daughter, Arielle. We have 2 aging cats, Maggie (20) and Leo (11).

     

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    Rebecca Sandberg
    Senior Consultant - Sales Effectiveness
  • Inspired by: I draw my energy from helping others and it inspires me to see individuals meet their goals, no matter how small.

    Bucket list: To travel, travel, travel!

    Family: Atlanta native, married and has one daughter who attends NC State University.

     

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    Wakeeta Rosser
    Community Activist

pebble tossers advisory council

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    Al Stanley
    Angel Oak Companies
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    Anne Collier Wood
    Bennett Thrasher, CPA
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    Dorian Usherwood
    Definity, LLC
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    Jeni Stephens
    Co-Founder
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    Juan Sanchez
    Federal Reserve Bank of Altanta
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    Karyn Greer
    CBS46

Every volunteer makes a difference , and your contributions have done so much to make Big Trees shine.

Leslie Burke, Board Member, John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve

pebble tossers staff + service leaders

We are so thankful for our amazing staff and trained service leaders who ensure that each and every service project goes great.

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    If you’re interested in engaging with Pebble Tossers, we should talk! Reach out at the email below:

    paula@pebbletossers.org

     

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    Paula Vincent
    Program and Marketing Director
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    Looking to organize a project? Let’s chat.

    lisa@pebbletossers.org

     

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    Lisa Gill
    Project Manager
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    Bryan Beard
    Service Leader
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    Renee Hassan
    Service Leader
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    Wynne Benson
    Service Leader
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    Mandy Berretta
    Service Leader
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    Elisa Jerrold
    Service Leader
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    Priscilla Noble
    Service Leader
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    Christina Ostertag
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    Carey Mackesey
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    Beverley Tetrick
    Service Leader

get involved and make a ripple

We love our team and couldn’t make it without you! Here are the best ways to get involved.

  • Learn + Lead

    A wealth of service learning resources, including workshops and toolkits are coming soon.