BOARD OF DIRCTORS

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Expertise?

Information Technology Professional.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I am amazed at the stories of the how the boys' lives have been turned around by the work of the sensational staff.  These boys are given hope for a brighter future.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I have learned that through a nurturing yet structured environment, a young boy's life can be transformed into something amazing.

Jeff Smith

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Expertise?

Power (electricity) & around the house tools.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I truly believe that our youth hold the key to the future. If I can help in a small way to unlock their potential will be a very rewarding. It is our responsibility to equip them with proper tools to help them get to their full capacity. One of the effective ways I can help is by mentoring and share personal experiences.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

As being a board member, I would love to build strong relationships and business and leadership skills; ultimately furthering organization's mission.

Adi Patel

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Expertise?

I am a lawyer specializing in criminal defense, employment law and general civil litigation.  I have handled many cases involving juveniles and juvenile court, including delinquency cases, custody cases and parental rights cases.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I have worked with juveniles who have resided at the lodge or been sent to the lodge and know firsthand that the lodge makes a difference.  I really enjoy helping the lodge administratively so it can better provide its services to the boys.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

The Lodge requires a lot of work and effort, undertaken by numerous staff and volunteers, in order to provide the best service in the state to the boys it serves.  It is truly amazing to see how the boys' care is prioritized over everything else and how everyone then comes together to make the Lodge such a great service provider for our community.

Logan Butler

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Expertise?

Project management!  This is what I love to do and working with the board, the staff and the boys makes it all worth it

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Observing boys growing into men in a clean, safe, and enriched environment.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

It takes a village. People, hospitals, and companies from all across Georgia and the Southeast donate, care and pray for the well-being of this special group of folks. I am very blessed to be in their company and I hope I can help continue making a difference.

Julie Clark

Expertise?

Branch Manager at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Branch in downtown Cumming.  A 10-year resident of Forsyth County opened the branch in June of 2013.  A top producer in mortgage at Wells Fargo, Adam is a member of Leaders Club, closing loans for over 1000 families in in recent years.  He has worked at Wells Fargo for the past 10 years and has consistently ranked in the top 10 loan officers in the Southeast for units and volume. He has over 15 years in the mortgage business

 

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Adam is a board member as well as a mentor to the young men at the lodge, taking the boys on outings and helping to mentor them is a highlight and a privilege.

Adam Rodes

Expertise?

My professional expertise is in healthcare administration building high-quality
clinical programs in the acute care setting.  For the past 10 years, I have had the wonderful
opportunity to focus on the Cardiovascular Service Line at Northside Hospital Forsyth.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

While in the Leadership Forsyth Program, I was exposed to the great work that is going on at the Bald Ridge Lodge.  It was eye-opening to see the need and how it is currently being met in our community.  It is my hope that I might be able to leverage whatever skills I may have to serve in a way that benefits the Bald Ridge Lodge.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

This will be my first experience serving on a Board of Directors.  I am excited to learn the process and to be part of a great team that is improving lives in our community.

Amy Browning

Expertise?

Education.  I have been an educator in the Forsyth County School System for25years, all of that time in the Forsyth Central cluster schools of Otwell Middle and ForsythCentral High School.  

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Working with and for kids

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?
As a new board member, I hope to impact the lives of the young men in our community.  I am
looking forward to working with a group of people dedicated to providing the best care and
support for the residents of the Lodge.

Jennifer Garner

Expertise?

As the VP and Global Product Manager of a Fortune 500 company, I have 20 years of experience in Transportation, Finance, Product Management, and Government Relations. Additionally 10 years of experience with disaster, humanitarian relief, and economic empowerment. 

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I am excited to be working with an organization that empowers young individuals to help shape their futures.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

This is the beginning of my service to Bald Ridge Lodge but look forward to having a great impact in the coming years.

Richard Mohr

Expertise?

I am an architectural designer. I work with architects and builders to design spaces.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

What I love the most about the Bald Ridge Boys Lodge is the feeling you get as soon as you walk through the door. Everyone involved with the BRBL is positive and the living environment is positive and the feeling from the boys is positive. The boys we serve may not come from positive situations but they can make a positive impact on our community and they learn that during their stay at the Lodge.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?As a member of the board I hope to learn how our agency works with local resources to help our residents and how I can help make that process more efficient.

Jayne Iglasias

Expertise?

Director of Tourism Development, Event Planning, Digital Media Marketing

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Seeing the difference the lodge makes in their lives is an honor and privilege. 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?
The biggest lesson I’d love to learn is gratitude and seeing the world through their eyes and experiences. The best way to make a difference is to join them on the journey and collectively find ways to improve their lives – one step at a time.

Michelle Daniels

Expertise?

Influencing and encouraging young people.
As a local restaurant owner, I often have the opportunity to give a young person their first job.  I am also employed with Forsyth County Schools and I feel that giving time and attention to students is a calling.

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Working with others who recognize the opportunity to influence our youth, even in the smallest of ways.  Bald Ridge Lodge was founded with the best of intentions and our board is comprised of the most caring and giving professionals in the community.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I am new to the Board but it's been my experience that we all have had a past exposure, either personally or through a family member or friend, where someone has "lost their way."  I place high value on the simplicity and authenticity of support and encouragement to others.

Kelly Tam

Expertise?

Custom Home Renovations, Law Enforcement, Building Relationships

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Building relationships, encouraging others to be their best no matter what life challenges they’re facing. Building character, installing values, guiding others in positive direction for successful futures. With the right village of people we can bring out the very best in our youth.  

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge? 

All things are possible giving the right set of values, life lessons, and people in your life. Together we can bring out the absolute best in everyone. I learn as much from the young people as I hope they learn from my past experiences.

Chris Shelton

Expertise?

Years of leadership in law enforcement

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Being a part of an organization that makes a difference in the lives of the boys who need mentors and role models.   

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge? To grow as a person and a mentor to young adults, our future. 

Major Joe Perkins

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Expertise?

Sales, Marketing, Leadership.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Being a part of the success stories. Seeing the boys go on and become successful in life no matter the age.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

You can always do more. There will always be needs and good people can make a difference.

Jimmy Lane

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Expertise?

International chief operating officer for consumer goods companies in food and beverage industries served on Board of Directors of National Venezuelan consumer goods company MAVESA, and currently, serves on 10 Non-Profit Boards working diligently to improve our Georgia communities.

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

The Bald Ridge Lodge affords me the opportunity to understand the challenges, opportunities, and resources required to provide positive outcomes for the county’s youth who may need special guidance beyond that of the mentoring experience.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I have only been on the Board since the beginning of the year.  What strikes me most is how important it is to coordinate with other government agencies, the parents or caregivers of youth, as well, as motivating volunteers to follow the best practices which the experts suggest.

Virgilio Perez Pascoe

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Expertise?

My expertise is project management and streamlining processes for efficiency and effectiveness.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

It is a pleasure to work with dedicated individuals who have a true desire to change the lives of the young men that we serve.  Because I strongly believe in the concept of “community”, I feel that if a positive change is made in one person then that will spread to others.  It happens over and over for the individuals at the Bald Ridge Lodge.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

The biggest lesson I have learned from my experience as a Board Member is that when like-minded people come together to make something happen the result will be incredible!  The Bald Ridge Lodge is a wonder example of what can happen when a need is addressed by the right group of people with the tenacity and dedication to make a dream a reality.

Cheryl Kearny

Expertise?

Healthcare

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

It is very fulfilling being a part of an amazing organization who positively impacts lives in my community.  I feel lucky to be a part of such a life-changing organization.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

The biggest lesson I have learned during my time on the board is that service can change your community.  I look forward to learning and growing as a person through service.

Elizabeth Howard

Expertise?

Partner, Law Firm of Fisher Phillips, representing employers in employment and labor matters.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Helping residents become good citizens.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

All assistance, no matter how small, can help the Lodge's residents become good citizens.

Tracy Moon Jr.

Expertise?

The ability to network and fundraiser.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Favorite part about being involved with the Lodge, I believe it is seeing the difference the Lodge makes in the lives of the boys we support.

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?

The biggest lesson, being new to the Board I would have to say that every meeting I learn something new. So the lesson would be that it "takes a village" and that as a group of "1's" we can make a difference.

Steven White

Expertise?

Real Estate Broker

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

The absolute joy on the faces of the boys and my team when we are able to help in any way. 

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?
Gratitude, these boys are the most well behaved young men. In less than a perfect start in their lives. They touched the hearts of all my team.

Jacqueline Arthur

Expertise?

Chief Operating Officer for large transportation and logistics company.  Love being a part of people growing and progressing.

 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Making a difference in the lives of these young men who we have a chance to influence

 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?
What we can do to get even better at providing support to the boys who pass through our doors.

Jerry Bowman

Expertise?

Accounting

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Helping to provide a safe environment for the boys to realize their potential.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?
Additional tools to help youth in the area which will ultimately help the entire community.

Kristi Bently

Expertise?

Caring and the ability to listen.  The difference between hearing and listening can mean the difference for a child knowing that you care.

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

Knowing that I can bring the boys and the Board my willingness to be open to caring and giving to those who need someone to care about them.  Life without hope is a lonely walk. 

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge?
How to be a strong influence in the community and keeping dignity and respect in place.

Randy O'Dell

Expertise?

Billing, leading a team 

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I am excited to be part of an organization that is making a difference in boys’ lives.  

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge? I want to learn how I can make a difference and impact so the boys can grow and become awesome adults.  

Gina Brenk

Expertise?

Team building

What is your favorite part about being involved at the Bald Ridge Lodge?

I am proud to make a difference in boy live and have an impact on my community.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned throughout your time as a Board Member of the Bald Ridge Lodge? I want to learn how I can make a difference and impact so the boys can grow and become awesome adults.  There is a continuous need in the community.

Myron Seaton

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