Paige Teusink – President
2015 is Paige’s third year on the GPPN Board as President. Prior to becoming President, she served for two years as the GPPN Secretary. She has lived in Grant Park for 10 years with her husband, Eric, son, Everett (4), and daughter, Cora (1). She attended UGA and Oglethorpe University earning a BS in Sociology and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Paige and Eric are avid Georgia Bulldog fans, and you will find the entire family spending Fall weekends in Athens. She is honored to be the President of GPPN and would like to thank everyone for their support!
Kim Ritger – Vice President
Kim has been on the GPPN board as Vice President for 3 years. She has lived in Grant Park for 7 years with her husband, John, son, Hank (5), and two daughters, Lucy (3), and, June (1)! Professionally, Kim is a pediatric speech language pathologist and owns a private therapy practice in Grant Park after working for 10 years at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. When Kim can find a spare moment, you can find her working in the garden, trying new recipes in the kitchen, entertaining in her home, reading for book club, cheering on her beloved Georgia Bulldogs, and traveling with her family.
Lauren Sumrall – Secretary
While new to the Secretary position, Lauren has been a resident of Grant Park since 2007. Originally from Connecticut, she graduated from Ithaca College before heading to Atlanta. Most days you can find her running around the neighborhood and at various GPPN events with her three children, Paxton (3), Carson (2) and Hayden (1). In addition to being a mom of three, Lauren works as a consultant for Block & Tackle, a Marketing Technology consulting firm in Atlanta. In her free time she enjoys cooking for a crowd, running, entertaining and occasionally sleeping
Annie Burch – Treasurer
Annie is a born and raised Atlantan. After living in the West and NYC for many years, she and her high school sweetheart, Andy, moved back to Atlanta, making Grant Park their home for good in 2008. They have two kids, Rowan and Braxton, Dizzy the dog, and 4 chickens- Omelet, Ric Flair, Rudy and Stella. Professionally, Annie runs a payroll company catering to film production crews, actors, photographers and stagehands as well as a casting operation for TV commercials. When she is not slinging paychecks, she’s quilting, baking or wishing for more hours in the day to spend adventuring around Grant Park.
Holly Wilhelm – Playgroup Chair
Holly is new to the board, having joined in December of 2014. She enjoyed getting involved in GPPN by serving on the Events Committee in 2014, working on the Spring Fling, Summer Social, Halloween Parade, and Winter Wonderland. She and her husband Jeremy moved from Midtown to Grant Park in 2009 before starting their family, and at the time had no idea what a family-friendly neighborhood it would be! They now have two sons, James and Eliot (now 4 and 2). Holly worked for nine years as an aptitude consultant, helping people find their ideal careers, until she chose to stay home with her family in 2014. She feels that having lived as both a working mom and a stay at home one will help her to connect with more parents in our community
Brittney Gove – Community Outreach Chair
Brittney is excited to be starting her second year on the GPPN board. She and her husband Matt moved as newlyweds to Grant Park in early 2007 and since then, they have been joined by their dog Grady (7), daughter Eleanor (4) and son Lex (2.) The Goves love playing in the park, visiting the zoo and making a beeline for the donuts at the Farmers Market. Professionally, Brittney consults with national and international nonprofits to build corporate and cause marketing partnerships. When she’s not chasing children or working with clients, Brittney spends much of her time tackling the never-ending list of projects in their family’s beloved 1906 home on Cherokee Avenue.
Jessica Rayborn – Marketing Chair
Though new to the GPPN and the Board, Jessica, co-chaired Winter Wonderland. She and her husband Ryan have lived in Ormewood Park since 2011 after moving here from Charlottesville, VA. While in Charlottesville Jessica led marketing and recruiting for The University of Virginia’s Darden School. Jessica’s interest in marketing began when she served as Promotions Director for her Student Run Radio Station at Middle Tennessee State University. Jessica is very excited to help grow the Grant Park Parents Network and help families connect with one another. She’s been so thankful to have GPPN since she and Ryan became parents to their 6 month old daughter Camille. Jessica is a wedding photographer and when she isn’t behind a camera she can be found camping, traveling or hanging out at rock shows.
Amaris Landis – At-Large Position
Amaris and her husband, Justin are high school sweethearts who joined the Grant Park community in 2004. Barkley the dog joined the family in 2009 and was the king of the castle until their daughter, Maggie was born in 2013. Amaris graduated from Rice University where she ran track and obtained a degree in Psychology. She started her career in Recruiting at Bain & Company and has since worked in Human Resources for 10 years with The Home Depot and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Amaris decided to stay home to chase little Maggie and work with Justin's real estate business in 2014. She loves cooking and eating great food, going to the park and the zoo, and spending time in Blue Ridge.
Kristen Silton – At-Large Position
Kristen has been an active member of GPPN since the birth of her son and currently serves as coordinator for the Budgies Playgroup. She has lived in Ormewood Park for two years along with her husband, Jordan, son, Benjamin (1), dog, Lola, and soon-to-be baby #2 due in November. Kristen attended Emory University and holds degrees in Theater Studies and Mathematics. She is the Marketing Manager at Actor's Express and Co-Owner of Wedding Belles, a local wedding planning company. When not working or child-wrangling, Kristen enjoys exploring the neighborhood, trying new restaurants and taking advantage of Atlanta's vibrant arts and culture scene.