To our dedicated supporters: I have found that being an advocate for Good Neighbors comes effortlessly since my introduction to the organization in 2013. It is a natural instinct to support the work that has benefited well over a thousand students in our community the last 12 years. I have heard countless stories about the impact Good Neighbors has had on families, not to mention pages upon pages of data validating our programs' significance. Therefore, I truly feel that the opportunity to serve Good Neighbors in any capacity is a privilege. Over the last 6 years, I have spent over 300 hours with Russ Baskett at he and Sarah's dining room table, their back porch and meeting spaces throughout their home; planning, visioning and working on Good Neighbors endeavors. In between our discussions we also shared about our lives and our stories. Russ has been a steady and resilient presence for Good Neighbors since before the organization even had a name. Our programs would not be what they are today, if it had not been for his leadership and dedication. His physical presence will be missed but we will all be keeping in close contact and cheering him and Sarah on in their new adventures. I will continue to strive to be the best proponent I can be for Good Neighbors as we implement our planned transition. I am grateful for all of the support that I have received from Russ, our board of directors, staff and volunteers. I am honored to serve alongside these dedicated individuals as executive director.
In love and service, Lisa Lietz
SML GN Summer Camp & GN Teaching Staff for 2020
We are happy to welcome back some familiar faces and excited to see our first year interns in action!
Malala is from Mary Baldwin, this is her third year with SML GN and will be our Academy Lead and Site Director.
Dakota McLean is from Guildford, this is her third year as well and she will be a part of the Academy Teaching Staff.
Grace Campbell will be apart of the Camp Teaching Staff and this is her third year.
Braxton Justice is from Emory & Henry, this is his second year and he will be the Camp Lead and Assistant Camp Site Director.
Rian Burgess is from HCC, this is her second year and she will be a part of the Camp Teaching Staff.
Celeste Bernett is from Ferrum, this is her second year and she will also be a part of the Camp Teaching Staff.
Shannon Richardson is from George Mason, this will be her first year and she will be a part of the Camp Teaching Staff.
Noah Wilson is from Emory & Henry, this will be his first year and he will be a part of the Camp Teaching Staff.
Layura Henley is from Ferrum, this is her first year and she will be a part of the Camp Teaching Staff.
Lauryn Mandy is from Bates, this is her first year and she will be a part of the Camp Teaching Staff.
2020 STAFF AND BOARD
Lisa Lietz - Executive Director
Michele Koch - Administrative Assistant (The Keeper)
Shearer Rumsy - Camp Site Director
Tabitha C. - Social Media & Marketing
SML GN Board of Directors for 2020