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GGC Team

GGC runs on Friendship, Laughter and lots of Ice Cream. What’s your favorite flavor?

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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. Following her departure from Massachusetts, she worked as an independent writer and researcher where she 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.

Alyssa Zediker, Special Projects Manager
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.

Brandon Graves, Education Consultant and Byck Elementary Liaison
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Brandon is a Louisville native and a teacher with over 10 years of experience. At Byck Elementary, he has served as Team Lead, on the Instructional Leadership Team, and as part of the School-Based Decision Making Council, and has been trained in Responsive Classroom, Universal Design for Learning, CARE for Kids, and differentiated instruction. Currently pursuing his Ph.D., Brandon received his BA from Howard University and MSE from Indiana University Southeast. He also spent two years teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Currently, he leads the GGC Special Area class to support Byck’s Talent Development Magnet, serving as part of the leadership team implementing the GGC curriculum throughout the school to support the first designated social-emotional magnet school in the country.

Joe Buckler, VISTA Leader
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies N’ Cream
Joe Buckler is an author of adult and children’s fiction, an editor, and reviewer. He is a current M.F.A. candidate at Emerson College, and an alumnus of the University of Arizona where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Creative Writing. His fiction has been featured in several publications, including Collective Realms Magazine, The Sanctuary Magazine, and the forthcoming anthology Nefarious Nature from Weasel Press.When not serving as Vista Leader for Global Game Changer, you’ll find him acting as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blind Corner Literary Magazine.

Ehren Reed, Site Director, 21st CCLC Byck Elementary
Favorite Ice Cream: Peanut Butter & Chocolate
Originally from the Chicago area, Ehren relocated to Louisville KY in late 2013 after 14 years as a mixed fiber artist and community-based art educator in San Francisco, CA. Her career has focused on community outreach, arts education, and youth development, working for organizations including United Way of the Bay Area, Hostelling International, and Louisville Visual Art. Ehren earned a BA in Latin American Studies from Kenyon College and a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the California College of the Arts. She joined GGC last July to lead the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Byck Elementary and is passionate about engaging youth and their families.

 members

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Cassidy Adams
Curriculum Writer VISTA Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Coconut

Jay Campbell
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee

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Lorin Bass
Outreach VISTA Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan

Robert Dascani
VISTA Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream

Naomi Deeds
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Caramel Praline

Hannah Emmerton
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate

Deric Hudson
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Rum Raisin

Tracy Hurtgen
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate

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Dana Little
Technical Writer VISTA Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Superman

Cameron McNeil
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Rainbow Sherbet

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Cameron Tabler
Outreach VISTA Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road

Moriah Thomas
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Strawberry Cheesecake

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Tiffany Travis
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate

Crystal Wiley
Photographer VISTA Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Aja Wingo
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan

Hall of fame

2020-2021

2019-2020
Katherin Ahearne, Serve KY
Brittany Blackburn, Serve KY
Cameron Graham, Serve KY
Melina Hettiaratchi, Legal Fellow

Ian Michaud, VISTA
Courtney Morrow, Serve KY

2018-2019
Hailey Adams, Serve KY
Alexes Beckham, Serve KY
Brittany Blackburn, Serve KY
Aubrey Cowser, Serve KY
Vanessa Diaz, VISTA
Willow Dietsch, VISTA
Cordell Fulkerson, Serve KY
Daniel Gerken, VISTA
Alyssa Griffth, Serve KY
Kierra Harbin, Serve KY
Aedin Harpster, Serve KY
Tracy Hurtgen, Serve KY
Chanler James, Serve KY
Jaimie Larson, VISTA
Brianna Lipscomb, Serve KY
Whitney Marples, Serve KY
Cameron McNeil, VISTA
Javier Navarro, VISTA
Samantha Owens, Serve KY
Sasha Powell, Serve KY
Tyrin Purvis, Serve KY
Jessica Sears, VISTA
Makayla Shelby-Fields, Serve KY
Claire Smith, VISTA
Noah Tichenor, Serve KY
Moriah Thomas
, Serve KY
Tiffany Travis, Serve KY
Crystal Wiley, VISTA
Alyssa Zediker, VISTA Leader

2017-2018
Larissa Cargal, Serve KY
Julie Dunn Crawford, Serve KY
Meredith Ellis, VISTA
Cherley Fleury, Serve KY
Joy Hampton, Serve KY
Janine Hogan, Serve KY
Eric Howard, Serve KY
Diana Lalata, VISTA
Shannon Runke, VISTA
Ginny Segar, VISTA
Jenny Suarez, Serve KY
Erin Sigmund, VISTA Leader
Lydia Sisco, VISTA
Rebecca Wesseh, Serve KY
Tyler Wilson, Serve KY
Dorse Wise Jr., Serve KY
Alyssa Zediker, VISTA

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

2015-2016
Katie Bess Hilbinger, VISTA
Katie McClure, VISTA
Andrew Stewart, VISTA

2014-2015
Anna Melynkovych, VISTA
Ian Murray, VISTA

Tyler Setser, VISTA

We are a proud recipient of an award for AmeriCorps VISTA and Serve Kentucky Members (Serve KY) 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!

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