the sybil ludington foundation
the sybil ludington foundation
As a wife and mother of 3 daughters, I have had a passion for our youth for over 20 years. I have had the priviledge of serving our youth as a basketball coach, referee, small group leader in church, high school science teacher, and countless dinners and sleepovers with my daugher's friends. Along with starting my 8th year with McMaster-Carr Supply Company as a logististics specialist, I serve as an active member on the Executive Committee of the Kennesaw Mountain Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Society. I enjoy practicing the art of pyrograghy, woodworking, and love designing and creating garden landscapes.
I have a BBA from Stetson University in FL. I have lived in GA since 1992 with my husband Doug. In 1996 I worked for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in the Equestrian Competition, and then after that was recruited by a friend into his accounting department in a local advertising firm. Since then, I have worked in the accounting department in many different industries in Atlanta including Construction, Medical and now Fintech. I am currently an active member of the DAR and the UDC. I am an animal lover and while currently without a dog, usually am busy with dogs and or horses at any given time.
Before stepping into his current role as Senior Instructor of the Etowah High School AFJROTC unit, Steve had a long and distinguished career in both the public and private sectors, as well as in non-profit executive management. Between 1994 and 2014, Steve served a 20-year career as an active-duty Air Force officer.
His passion as always been with youth, and since his tenure began at Etowah in 2019, he has successfully grown the JROTC program and led the unit to many distinguishable honors and awards.
My name is Nerka Watkins-Graham. I am a native Atlantan. I currently call Woodstock, Georgia my home where I reside with my husband, Harry, our two kids, Jordan and Jaiden, and my mother Karen. Christ is the head and center of my life. He allows me to share His love and mentor to our youth daily as a practicing pediatrician in Canton, Georgia. I enjoy running, reading, and sports. My motto is: Faith, Family and Fun. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans for good not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” I pray that my involvement in this foundation will help some deserving student see their worth and achieve their vision.
I have over 20 years of human resources experience within the education, legal and technology industries. I currently serve Safe Systems, Inc., as the Vice President of Human Resources.
I am a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and serve as the Chaplain, and Committee Chair for both the Women’s Issues and Conservation committees for the Kennesaw Mountain Chapter.
Although I was born in Huntington, WV, I have lived in seven states; Georgia being the longest. I’m blessed to have an amazing husband, two wonderful step-“adults” and the sweetest labradoodle ever, Maggie.
I enjoy spending time outdoors, walking my dog, mini-vacations with my husband visiting state parks, hiking to waterfalls and visiting historical locations.
I am proud to be called a Christian, and desire to always honor Jesus Christ as my Savior. My favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
I am honored to be a part of the Sybil Ludington Foundation and to have the privilege to recognize and reward the outstanding youth within our community!
Tracy has a B.F.A. in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and will earn her M.A. in Technical and Professional Writing from Middle Georgia State University in December 2022.
Currently, she is an adjunct instructor of graphic design at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, GA, and collaborates with Kennesaw State University to produce the annual report for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
In addition to serving as the Vice President of the Sybil Ludington Foundation, she is an active member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and a volunteer with the Cobb and Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps.
In her free time, she enjoys birdwatching, hiking, drinking espresso, and listening to podcasts.
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