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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: My family!

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

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

     

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    Aaron Dixon
    Partner - Alston & Bird LLP
  • 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
    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

     

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    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.

     

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    Broughton Barry
    Account 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

     

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    Elizabeth Rasberry
    Internal Communications Leader - ABB
  • 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: 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.

     

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    Kelly Weber
    Senior 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

     

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    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.

     

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    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).

     

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    Rebecca Sandberg
    PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 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.

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    Vijay Vaswani
    Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services - Bennett Thrasher

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    Al Stanley
    Angel Oak Companies
  • 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
    Woodruff Arts Center
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    Anne Collier Wood
    Bennett Thrasher, CPA
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    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.

     

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    Dr. Catherine Franklin, DC
    Absolute Health Chiropractic, Inc.
  • 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
    Stealth Partner Group
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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
  • 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
    Kennesaw State University

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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    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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    Priscilla Noble
    Service Leader
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    Christina Ostertag
    Service Leader
  • Have a question about membership or need info on our marketing efforts? Drop Beth a note.

     

    beth@pebbletossers.org

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    Beth Freeman
    Membership + Marketing Manager
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    Get social with us! Eric’s got the details.

    eric@pebbletossers.org

     

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    Eric Greenwald
    Communications Manager
  • Question about finances? Just ask.

    accounting@pebbletossers.org

     

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    Dee Thompson Marling
    Bookkeeper
  • Want to talk about Teen Leadership?

    ben@pebbletossers.org

     

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    Ben Deignan
    Program Manager
  • Isabella Jordan
    Program Intern
  • Karah Lindsey
    Intern
  • Have a question for Caroline?

    marketing@pebbletossers.org

     

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    Caroline Hogg
    Marketing Intern
  • Want to learn more about our volunteer + service-related curriculum for preschoolers?

    Email Kellie

     

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    Kellie Kratzenberg
    Preschool Curriculum Intern

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.