Staff & Board Members

Davis Knox, Chairman of Board, President

Co-Founder & CEO, Fire & Flavor

Drew French, Secretary

Founder, Your Pie

Peter Dale

Chef / Owner, The National, Seabear, Condor Chocolates


Joylita Anderson

AVID District Coordinator

Clarke County Schools

Michael Ripps, Vice President

Co-Owner & President, Jittery Joes

Eric NeSmith

Vice President, Community Newspapers Inc., Athens, Ga; Publisher, The Bitter Southerner


Michelle Nguyen

Interim Director, Athens-Clarke Economic Development Department

Trevor Jones


Fortson, Bentley & Griffin

Wesley Malina

Coordinator, Great Promise Partnership

Athens Community Career Academy

Jakob Kagel

Board Fellow, UGA MBA candidate

Zachary Godfrey

Zack Godfrey

Board Fellow, UGA MBA candidate