dedicated folks who believe in youth and know the power of serving.
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.
Alex DesiderioDirector 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.
Amy MerryHead 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.
Dr. Catherine Franklin, DCOwner - 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
Eric MeierSenior 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
Jeff BlackVice 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
Leslie GrahamServices 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).
Rebecca SandbergSenior 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.
Wakeeta RosserKennesaw State University
Jennifer McGowan Guynn
As Co-founder and Executive Director of Pebble Tossers, Jen lives by the Golden Rule. In 2016, she was appointed by Georgia Governor Deal to the Commission for Service and Volunteerism. She is an Atlanta native; serves on various boards and committees throughout Atlanta, and is married with three kids and two rescue dogs.
pebble tossers advisory council
Al StanleyAngel Oak Companies
Anne Collier WoodBennett Thrasher, CPA
Dorian UsherwoodDefinity, LLC
Juan SanchezFederal Reserve Bank of Altanta
Every volunteer makes a difference , and your contributions have done so much to make Big Trees shine.
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 GillProject Manager
Bryan BeardService Leader
Renee HassanService Leader
Wynne BensonService Leader
Mandy BerrettaService Leader
Elisa JerroldService Leader
Priscilla NobleService Leader
Christina OstertagService Leader
Carey MackeseyService Leader
Beverley TetrickService Leader