GGC Team

Justin Walker, Executive Director
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee
Justin Walker serves as the Executive Director of the Global Game Changers, while also working as an assistant law professor at the University of Louisville. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University, he clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and on the DC Circuit for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Law & Policy List in 2011, Justin has been a lawyer, teacher, speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, and nationally recognized blogger. He has appeared frequently on television and radio, and in print, to discuss legal matters. Justin was raised by a single working mother who always taught him the value of giving back.

Justin lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Anne, who shares his passion for teaching kids about compassion (as well as his passion for college basketball,) and their daughter Isabella.

Anne Walker, Chief Program and Curriculum Officer
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Anne is a career writer and researcher who has written for business, academic, political, and non-profit entities. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Duke University and her Master’s Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University, in 2006 she joined the staff of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in the Legislative Affairs Office. There, she researched bills, worked with state and federal legislators and their staff, and wrote briefs for the Governor. Following her departure from Massachusetts, she worked as an independent writer and researcher where she developed and wrote policy and procedure manuals, curriculum documents, and public relations and marketing materials for non-profit and business organizations.

Currently Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband Justin and daughter Isabella.

Erin Sigmund, In-Residence Program Manager
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Before becoming the In-Residence Program Manager, Erin served as Global Game Changer’s AmeriCorps VISTA Leader from July 2017-2018 and the Events and Program Facilitator AmeriCorps VISTA from July 2016–2017. As the In-Residence Program Manager, Erin is excited to continue using her unique superpower at Global Game Changers to empower Louisville students to change the world. A pastor during her off-hours, Erin earned a BA in Youth Ministry from Asbury University, earning the Association of Youth Ministry Educators Award of Excellence. Erin is passionate about developing deep, lasting friendships and currently throws a Taco party every single Thursday of the year. She also knows all the lyrics to Smash Mouth’s “All Star” by heart.

Alyssa Zediker, VISTA Leader
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
After serving a year with Global Game Changers from August 2017 to August 2018, Alyssa found a heart for building capacity for our growing organization, so she accepted a second year as VISTA Leader. Alyssa earned a BA in both Philosophy and Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Alyssa loves working with all ages as she previously worked a Personal Care Assistant in a retirement community and enjoyed working with the kids in the classroom. Outside of work Alyssa enjoys spending time playing video games, beach volleyball or with her two pet rabbits: Bunny and Booplesnoot. Originally from Suburbs of Chicago, Alyssa currently resides in Louisville, KY with her partner.

                      americorps vista members

Vanessa Diaz
Graphic Designer
Favorite Ice Cream: Blueberry Pie

Willow Dietsch
Curriculum and Program Facilitator
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Daniel Gerken
Videographer
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Jaimie Larson
Videographer
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Cameron McNeil
Graphic Designer
Favorite Ice Cream: Rainbow Sherbert

Javier Navarro
Videographer
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies N’ Cream

Claire Smith
Communications Coordinator
Favorite Ice Cream: Double Chocolate Chip

Crystal Wiley
Photographer
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

                     state americorps members

Brittany Blackburn
TeacherCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies N’ Cream

Aubrey Cowser
TeacherCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Moriah Thomas
TeacherCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry Cheesecake

americorps hall of fame

2017-2018
Alyssa Zediker, VISTA
Diana Lalata, VISTA
Dorse Wise Jr., SAM
Eric Howard, SAM
Erin Sigmund, VISTA Leader
Janine Hogan, SAM
Joy Hampton, SAM

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Julie Dunn Crawford, SAM
Larissa Cargal, SAM
Lydia Sisco, VISTA
Meredith Ellis, VISTA
Shannon Runke, VISTA
Rebecca Wesseh, SAM
Tyler Wilson, SAM

2016-2017
Ali Gautier, VISTA
Erin Sigmund, VISTA
Jenna Thomas, VISTA
Sara Beth Freytag, VISTA
Shannon Runke, VISTA
Shirelle Williams, VISTA

2015-2016
Andrew Stewart, VISTA
Katie Bess Hilbinger, VISTA
Katie McClure, VISTA
2014-2015
Ian Murray, VISTA
Anna Melynkovych, VISTA
Tyler Setser, VISTA

We are a proud recipient of an award for AmeriCorps VISTA and State AmeriCorps Members (SAM) to serve our organization. Without our AmeriCorps members,
we wouldn’t be able to provide a strong and sustainable infrastructure as a non profit for years to come. Thank you for your service!