Caleb is an Athens native who joined the board in 2015. He’s done a little bit of everything in the community over the years. He’s been a DJ for the Athens Showgirls Cabaret, an HIV tester for the AIDS Athens office, and a committee member for Athens PRIDE. Currently a student at the University of Georgia in the Biochemical Engineering and Pre-Medical Programs, he spends his free time either in his garden or with his dog, Brad.
Marcus Head is a graduate University of Georgia with a PhD in Medical Microbiology. He has been with USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service for 18 years where he works as a microbiologist. Marcus is married with 2 wonderful children. He and his family are committed to serving their community and helping out those in need.
Kelly M. Laurine currently serves as President, R.K. Executive Consulting, LLC. In her role, Kelly oversees and engages in all services provided by the company to customers in the public and private sector to include: strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership development, business process improvement, communications, speechwriting, board development, and facilitation.
Kelly graduated cum lade from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, received in-depth training in conflict resolution and negotiation from Michigan State University, and is certified in basic mediation. She is resides in Watkinsville, Georgia with her husband, Dr. Robert H. Laurine, Jr, Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the University System of Georgia, her son Jack, daughter Annie and has two grown step-daughters Stephanie and Rebecca.
Brittany graduated from Athens Technical College with a specialty in Marketing Management. Currently working for Cox Media Group Athens, she wears many hats including marketing and promoting various events. At Cox Media Group Athens, Brittany has marketed and promoted Athens Pride, Boybutante Ball, Wig Out Party and Live Forward events. She has already assisted with writing PSAs for Live Forward. Brittany was previously a talent for Power 100.1, Athens’ #1 Hit Music Station. Currently she works as the Receptionist/Creative Services fill-in for CMG Athens. Creating relationships and helping people are Brittany’s passions. “I dream to make the world a better place one step at a time.”
Rachel Bailey is a deeply committed, city-loving Athenian and executive director of My Athens. A West Virginian by birth, she was raised in a community made up largely of the vulnerable — with neighbors touched by economic instability, lack of access to healthcare or education and, increasingly, endangered by the opioid epidemic that has hit Appalachia especially hard.
When she’s not stumbling toward a better world, Rachel can be found at her kitchen table, shouting excitedly about flavors as she stuffs her face with something probably Asian-inflected while listening to Run the Jewels at an uncomfortable volume with her beloved pit bull, Willie Mae, looking on.
Deborah has been in Athens since 1999 and works as a Business Development Specialist for InkHead Promotions- a global company located in Winder, Georgia. She has a worldwide client base of companies that she specializes in coaching and supporting to grow their markets and brand with targeted promotional programs. She is the former president of Complete Resources Building & Repair, Inc where she worked with clients to design ultra-efficient concrete homes with her husband Tony Purcell. She enjoys supporting local events like Boybutant Ball, Classic City Rollergirls, Athens Showgirls Cabaret and Girls Rock Athens as well as other local cultural events in town. Deborah and Tony have 2 grown daughters, Jessica and Corey.
Isaac Rhodes grew up on a farm in Virginia. He now lives in Winder with his wife Morgan and four kids Railyn, Natyli, Taren, and Kai. He owns Reboot Computer Company with locations in Athens, Monroe, and Winder. Isaac enjoys mountain biking, tech, movies, and playing with the kids. Isaac has a passion for helping people and with God’s help and direction hopes to be able to make a difference in peoples lives.