dedicated folks who believe in youth and know the power of serving.
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.
Aaron DixonPartner - Alston & Bird LLP
Andy and his family are longtime Pebble Tossers members and have participated in several of our key service projects. They hold a strong belief in volunteerism as an essential part of youth and family development. They embody the Pebble Tossers mission. Andy is an Account Executive building customer success at WorkFusion
Andy DakshinaAccount Executive - WorkFusion
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
Asher RoyalDivision Vice President - DaVita Kidney Care
A developer of leaders in the workforce, Brandy fits right in with the Pebble Tossers mission to empower youth to lead through service. She is a strong believer in volunteerism leading to good citizenship and strong character development. Brandy is the Director of Sales for Google Cloud Business Solutions.
Brandy BrockDirector of Sales - Google Cloud Business Solutions
What do you like to do in your free time?
I regularly go hiking on the Appalachian Trail and practice woodworking. I spend most of my weekends cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brian SengsonTax Attorney - Bennett Thrasher
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.
Broughton BarryAccount Manager - Wolters Kluwer
Bucket List: To go on a photography tour of the Big 5 National Parks
Favorite Volunteer Experience: Weekly visits to the Boys & Girls Club when I was a student at UGA
Family: Married with one son
Elizabeth RasberryInternal Communications Leader - ABB
What inspires you?
Being a good role model for my daughter, helping others find their success professionally in a manner that is true to their personality, and making work and service more relationship-based.
Heather HousleyDirector/Region Executive - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Inspired by: My parents 45-year marriage and still counting. Outside of my family, positive and optimistic people inspire me. People who are willing to work hard and have my back.
If you had one wish: It would be for people not to be ashamed by mental health and that more people would embrace therapy.
Family: Husband – James, 2 sons – Dutch + Pierce, Dog – Murphey.
Kelly WeberSenior New Business Development Executive - OneDigital
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 GrahamVice President Human Resources - United Digestive
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to be active. I enjoy tennis, the occasional poor round of golf, and staying fit. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last decade coaching youth soccer and Little League baseball. I enjoy traveling with my family and trying out new BBQ recipes on the backyard grill.
Neal ChatignyVice President - WebMD
Inspired by: My daughter. Every day.
Bucket list: Go on a cross-country US road trip with my family
Family: Husband, Doug, and our 8-year old daughter, Arielle. We have a great cat, Leo (11).
Rebecca SandbergPRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Independent Management Consultant
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.
Vijay VaswaniManaging Director, Transaction Advisory Services - Bennett Thrasher
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 and serves as Chair of the Service and Development Committee. She is a 21/64 certified philanthropic advisor and a mentor at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. She is an Atlanta native; serves on various boards and committees throughout Atlanta, and is married with three adult kids and two rescue dogs.
pebble tossers advisory council
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 MerrySales Productivity and Readiness Lead - Amazon Web Services
Anne Collier WoodBennett Thrasher, CPA
Dorian UsherwoodVP of Marketing - Belay Solutions
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, DCAbsolute 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 BlackStealth Partner Group
Juan SanchezFederal Reserve Bank of Altanta
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.
Mary Ulmer-JonesSenior Vice President/Associate General Counsel - Bank of America
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
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 GillOperations Manager
Renee HassanService Leader
Have a question about membership or need info on our marketing efforts? Drop Beth a note.
Beth FreemanMembership + Marketing Manager
Get social with us! Eric’s got the details.
Eric GreenwaldCommunications Manager
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Ben DeignanTeen Program Manager
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Isobel BratescuCommunications Coordinator
Robin WhiteProgram Specialist