Waves

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

Ring

the pebble tossers board of directors

  • Inspired by: My family!

    In my free time: I participate in triathlons and marathons.

    Family: My wife, Erin and two daughters attending high school.

     

    Wave
    Aaron Dixon
    Partner - Alston & Bird LLP
  • 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.

     

    Wave
    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.

     

    Wave
    Amy Merry
    Sales Productivity and Readiness Lead - Amazon Web Services
  • Inspired by: My family – watching my wife and children take on new challenges. When adversity strikes, it’s motivating to see them overcome and excel.

    In my free time: I love exercising, being outdoors, and coaching little league baseball.

    Family: Wife – Julie, Son – Ari, and Daughter – Remy

     

    Wave
    Asher Royal
    Division Vice President - DaVita Kidney Care
  • Inspired by: My faith, my family, my career and the people I work with. Forgiveness inspires me. Nature & travel also inspire me.

    Bucket list: Backpack through Southeast Asia.

    Family: The oldest of three sisters and have a dog named Spencer.

     

    Wave

    Broughton Barry
    Account Manager - Wolters Kluwer
  • Inspired by: Helping the underdog.

    In my free time: Hanging out with my kids and friends, eating and supporting local businesses.

    Family: 2 boys and a wacky rescue dog.

     

    Wave
    Curtis Gropman
    Owner - AlphaGraphics
  • 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

     

    Wave
    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 

     

    Wave
    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

     

    Wave
    Leslie Graham
    Vice President Human Resources - United Digestive
  • Inspired by: Making a difference in the lives of others and teaching my children the value of such work.

    Bucket list: To go skydiving

    Family: Married with four kids, Anna Kate, Campbell, Jordan, and Jamie.

     

    Wave
    Mary Ulmer-Jones
    Senior Vice President/Associate General Counsel - Bank of America
  • 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).

     

    Wave
    Rebecca Sandberg
    Senior Consultant - The Brevet Group
  • Inspired by:  I enjoy building relationships and connecting others personally and professionally.

    In my free time: I spend as much time as possible with my family. We spend most of our weekends on playing sports and cheering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Gators.

    Family: Wife – Divya Vaswani, Sons – Rajer and Jaisen.

    Wave
    Vijay Vaswani
    Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services - Bennett Thrasher
  • 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.

     

    Wave
    Wakeeta Rosser
    Placement and Partnership Specialist - Kennesaw State University

pebble tossers advisory council

  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Al Stanley
    Angel Oak Companies
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Anne Collier Wood
    Bennett Thrasher, CPA
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Dorian Usherwood
    Definity, LLC
  • 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.

     

    Wave
    Dr. Catherine Franklin, DC
    Owner - Absolute Health Chiropractic, Inc.
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Jeni Stephens
    Co-Founder
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Juan Sanchez
    Federal Reserve Bank of Altanta
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    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.

  •  

    Looking to organize a project? Let’s chat.

    lisa@pebbletossers.org

     

    Wave
    Lisa Gill
    Project Manager
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Bryan Beard
    Service Leader
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Renee Hassan
    Service Leader
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Wynne Benson
    Service Leader
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Elisa Jerrold
    Service Leader
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Priscilla Noble
    Service Leader
  •  

     

     

     

    Wave
    Christina Ostertag
    Service Leader
  •  

    Want to learn more about youth development? Let’s chat.

    olivia@pebbletossers.org

     

    Wave
    Olivia Kemp, MSW
    Program Manager

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.