Thank you to our 8 Characters
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Ladawna Parham is CEO of Nourish Food Bank. With more than 15 years in nonprofit leadership, Parham led the food bank’s rebranding and merger, increased grants and funding, and reorganized the nonprofit. She is a proud mom of two amazing boys.
Shelby Craig is a serial entrepreneur, marketing junkie, home chef, and coffee connoisseur. He is the head Rocket Scientist of Rocket Shirts who knows how to Get Shirt Done. Shelby is dad to 3 amazing girls, coaches girls’ softball and enjoys dating his amazing wife, Jennifer.
Greg Van Patten is an MTSU Chemistry Professor and currently serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Basic & Applied Sciences. He has been teaching chemistry for 25 years and has published 50 journal articles on his research in the field of nanoscience. He moved to Murfreesboro 9 years ago with his wife and three children. Aside from his family, his favorite things are beaches and miniature schnauzers.
Regina recently joined the headquarters office at Bethany Christian Services as the Donor Engagement Branch Strategy Manager. she is a recent past President of the local Junior League, VP of the Guild for the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs, and she serves on several other nonprofit boards. In her personal life, Regina is married to Alden Ward and they have a 6-year-old fur baby, Lady BlueBelle
Amanda is an advertising executive for The Murfreesboro Post, where she is able to help promote local businesses throughout Rutherford County. She is currently a student at MTSU, and loves being involved with all things Murfreesboro! Amanda enjoys concerts with her boyfriend, watching her kids’ ballgames, and hiking whenever possible.
Dean Heasley, is the co-founder of Boro Business Lab, a digital marketing agency here in Murfreesboro. He also owns part of the Budget Blinds of Shelbyville and Budget Blinds of Winchester franchises. Dean is married with 2 children, lives in Murfreesboro, enjoys karate and longboarding, and has an MBA in marketing.
Dennis Phillips is the East Coast Regional Manager and National Sales Coach for iServe Residential Lending. He is co-owner of MurfreesboroMortgage.com located here in Murfreesboro and has been in the mortgage industry for 21+ years. Dennis is the proud father of 3 amazing boys and has been married to his beautiful wife Jayne for over 22 years.
Sarah’s passion has been working with nonprofits since graduating college in 1998, including the Easter Seals, Boy Scouts of America for Middle TN., Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center, and currently Main Street Murfreesboro. Sarah’s favorite pastime is hiking with her husband and three kids. Her dream job was to be either a Rockette or a “fly girl” on Living Color.