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LIFT Team

STAFF

TINA PINKSTON

CO-FOUNDER, 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

TINA PINKSTON

CO-FOUNDER, 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

Chrissie brown

CO-FOUNDER, marketing and

development director

“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.”

Chrissie brown

CO-FOUNDER, marketing and

development director

“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.”

SARAH WILSON

FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

“I am passionate about LIFT because it is filling a huge void in our community. It is offering genuine inclusion and support for youth who may otherwise feel marginalized.” 

SARAH WILSON

FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

“I am passionate about LIFT because it is filling a huge void in our community. It is offering genuine inclusion and support for youth who may otherwise feel marginalized.” 

Lilian Sanchez Luna

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

“There is beauty in diversity, but it is essential to produce a culture of inclusion where people’s differences are respected and collaboration creates strong communities – I believe that LIFT can foster this positive growth.” 

Lilian Sanchez Luna

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

“There is beauty in diversity, but it is essential to produce a culture of inclusion where people’s differences are respected and collaboration creates strong communities – I believe that LIFT can foster this positive growth.” 

Morgan Wright

SUPPORT COORDINATOR

“LIFT is a force for good in Catoosa County and I am excited to be a part of such a loving and positive center that is empowering students.”

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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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tammy thatcher

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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