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TINA PINKSTON

CO-FOUNDER, 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

tina@LIFT-ringgold.org

“I can’t think of a more beautiful thing than loving a person who feels unlovable.” 

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Chrissie brown

CO-FOUNDER, administrative and 

marketing director

chrissie@LIFT-ringgold.org

“Growing up as a latch key kid, I remember the feeling of isolation — I wish to provide a healthy alternative that fosters a feeling of belonging.”

board of directors

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KELLY BOMAR

LIFT BOARD PRESIDENT/          

city council /          

elementary teacher

“I’m excited to be a part of a legacy Ringgold can be proud of — fostering kindness, character and self-purpose — that’s LIFT.”

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michael moore

LIFT Board Vice President / 

High school Teacher /       

Coach

“I want to provide a space where kids feel needed and important — this meets a desperate need in our community.”

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tammy gilliland

LIFT Board vice president of

finance /

high school teacher

“Yes, my students need help with school work, but if they found that help in a safe place full of love and support, so much more than grades would improve.”

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Brandon Bell, MJA

LIFT BOARD secretary/          

Chief Law Enforcement Officer /          

Adjunct College Professor

“As a public safety professional I see many youth who are at a disadvantage and need LIFT to help mitigate their challenges.”

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Sherry Vaughn

Masters in social work / 

Yoga instructor

“Being a mother of a son on the autism spectrum with severe anxiety, I know a youth center will help him and others feel accepted, find friends and have a place to go.”

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Babs Bell

Retail Manager /

Entrepreneur 

“Suicide is a real and scary issue for those who struggle to find happiness — I want to offer a light of hope to the younger generation.”

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Melody moore

Middle school teacher / 

Masters in counseling

“They say that having ONE accepting and affirming adult in the life of an LGBTQ+ kid can prevent suicide — I’ll be the one!”

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Jessie Thornton

Owner and Founder         

Jessie Thornton’s         

United Karate Studio, Inc.

“I think LIFT’s mission speaks mostly of acceptance. It is inclusive and offers hope.”

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kristy pennington

RMS/RHS Band boosters /

Student Advocate 

“Kids need a place to feel safe being themselves with no judgements, just love and a willingness to listen and be there for them.”

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Leslie davis

Licensed professional Counselor

“I’m committed to helping future generations be healthier and happier.”

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