GGC Team

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


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

americorps vista members


Cassidy Adams
Curriculum Writer
Favorite Ice Cream: Coconut


Lorin Bass
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan


Dana Little
Technical Writer
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip


Cameron Tabler
Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road

Crystal Wiley
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Serve KY AmeriCorps Members 

Naomi Deeds
State AmeriCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Caramel Praline

Tracy Hurtgen
State AmeriCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Deric Hudson
State AmeriCorps Members
Favorite Ice Cream: Rum Raisin

Cameron McNeil
State AmeriCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Rainbow Sherbet

Moriah Thomas
State AmeriCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry Cheesecake


Tiffany Travis
State AmeriCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

americorps hall of fame


Katherin Ahearne, SAM
Brittany Blackburn, SAM
Cameron Graham, SAM
Melina Hettiaratchi, Legal Fellow

Ian Michaud, VISTA
Courtney Morrow, SAM

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

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

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

Katie Bess Hilbinger, VISTA
Katie McClure, VISTA
Andrew Stewart, VISTA

Anna Melynkovych, VISTA
Ian Murray, 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!

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