2022 Board of Directors

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Megan Famodun, President, was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She attended college in Boston, MA for two years but then transferred and finished her degree in Sociology and Leadership at Kennesaw State University.  After graduating, Megan began serving in the Youth and Family ministry and soon after that, she married her husband Adeoye, they have been married now for four and a half years. Together, they served in the Youth and Family ministry at North River for a little over four years. During that time, they spent several weeks out at Camp Swamp, which was such a great opportunity for them since they did not get to experience it when they were growing up. Now, Megan is the HR & Finance Manager at North River. She is enjoying her new role and excited to be able to build new skills and use her talents to help with the administration of the church.

Megan Famodun
Administrator
North River Church of Christ
320 Austin Avenue, NE
Marietta, Georgia 30060

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Dan Ankrom, Vice President. Dan Ankrom was born and raised near Rochester, New York.  He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and later earned a Master’s degree in Physics Education at SUNY College at Buffalo.  Dan has worked in both education and engineering, and has lived in the Atlanta area since 2005.  He lives in Alpharetta with his wife Alaina, and their two children, Pierce and Waverly (who both LOVE attending camp at the Swamp!).  Dan works for Trenton Systems in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Jamie Parker, Secretary

Faith: Jamie was baptized in 2000 in the ACOCG ministry. He played nearly every Sunday on stage for the better part of 13 years as part of the band and now helps with the music ministry at Cornerstone church and leads a men's life group.

Professionally: Jamie Parker, a 3x ICON agent with Exp Realty, brings over 14 years of experience in helping his clients sell, buy or invest in real estate. Prior to real estate, he taught orchestra and general music for Gwinnett/Dekalb county schools for more than 17 years and has three degrees in education from Georgia State and UGA.  As a real estate agent, Jamie has been a member of the Agent Leadership Council while at Keller Williams and is now and ICON agent, trainer and mentor agent with EXP Realty. He ranks in the top 1% of all real estate agents in the state of Georgia. 

He recently also purchased Atlanta Strings Violin Shop in Downtown Lawrenceville and is aiming to create a foundation to allow children to reach their maximum potential through music.

He also publishes a community magazine called Brookwood Family Living which goes to 3500 of the most affluent homes in the Brookwood High School District.

Why CAMP SWAMP: Jamie is a single dad and has two kids ages 15 and 13 who are huge fans of CAMP SWAMP. He has fond memories of the magic marker makeover his daughter did on his face in a daddy/daughter retreat. CAMP SWAMP has the huge power to change lives for Christ.


Jamie Parker
1620 Benhill Dr
Snellville, GA 30078

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Galileu Carvalho, Treasurer, was born in Recife, Brazil. In the early 90’s moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Georgia State University where he obtained a BBA in Management and later a master’s degree in Accounting. Galileu and his wife Michelle Carvalho have been married for over 22 years. In the late 90’s, they moved to Brazil and worked as missionaries in different states for several years before returning to the US in 2004. They are part of the Atlanta Church of Christ in Gwinnett, Georgia and have served in the Youth & Family Ministry for more than 10 years. They have one son, Galileu II (14). According to him, his favorite place on earth is Camp Swamp. Since 2011, we as family enjoy spending time at Camp Swamp, creating special memories while attending the various retreats that are offered throughout the year, and supporting this vital ministry. Galileu works as a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager for Emory Healthcare System.

Galileu Carvalho
4179 Palm Drive
Snellville, Georgia 30039

2022 Swamp Camp Services (SCS) Advisory Board

Development Committee

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RACHEL BLOOM | DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Rachel grew up in Athens, Georgia and earned her undergraduate (ABJ in telecommunications) and law degrees at the University of Georgia. She moved to Atlanta with husband Derrick in 1995 to start their careers and a family. After a short stint in litigation, Rachel began working in-house with a Real Estate Investment Trust. She left the workforce in the early 2000s to raise their young children, and went back to commercial real estate in the 2010s in partnership with Derrick. She handles acquisitions, dispositions, and investment management for residential and commercial properties throughout the southeast. Rachel and Derrick have lived in Marietta, Georgia since 1995. They served in the campus ministry at UGA, and are actively involved in the children’s ministry and Building Advisory Committee at North River church of Christ. Rachel has been married to Derrick for 24 years and they have three children – Kayla (18), Hunter (16) and Mya (12). Family Camp is their favorite and the Blooms been going since its inception in 2006.

Rachel Bloom, General Counsel
DRB Investments, LLC and Myhuka, Inc.
3770 Riverly Trace
Marietta, GA 30067
770-973-4705
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DAN LILE | PRESIDENT OF SCS ADIVSORY BOARD, DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Dan Lile became a Christian in 1980. He has served as a Youth Director and as a youth volunteer for over 25 years. Dan is married with three boys, all who have been eternally impacted by the Swamp. His favorite week of the year is when he and his wife gets to work in the kitchen! Dan is an Elder in the Charleston Church of Christ and works as a Regional Software Sales Manager.

Dan Lile
121 King Charles Circle
Summerville, SC 29485
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TIFUL MCLAUGHLIN | DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Tiful (Tif) McLaughlin is an Account Manager in the biomedical division of the American Red Cross. She is responsible for the growth and expansion of hundreds of blood programs in the Greater Carolinas Region. Her passion meets purpose in her career and other forms of community service. She has been active in serving the public school district in her area through fundraising and mentoring students in the Change a Life Mentoring Program. Tif and her husband, Todd, of 21 years served as Family Dynamics marriage facilitators for over a decade. They are both passionate about supporting Camp Swamp with Todd serving as a medical advisor, Tif serving on the Board, and their three children attending summer camp for the past 10 years.

Tiful McLaughlin
176 Lockerbie Lane
Mooresville, NC 28115
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JOE MOON | DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR

I became a Christian in: 1995 as a college student at the University of Georgia.

I am passionate about the Swamp because: When I graduated college I heard about this project to build a camp for children. I had no idea what it was all about at the time, but I volunteered to help build it. I worked out at camp hauling lumber, breaking up concrete frames on the dining hall, digging trenches and roofing cabins. Little did I know that I was helping build something that would make a tremendous impact on my children’s lives 20 years later. My oldest daughter, Elliot, studied the bible and was baptized out at the Swamp and she says that the Swamp was one of the main reasons that she found Jesus.

My wife and I have been working in the kitchen for about 10 years. It is one of the highlights of our year. We feel so full when we leave. It truly is a little slice of heaven!

My family: Julie and I met in the campus ministry and were married in 1999. We have lived in Athens ever since.

I work for a living doing:

Owner Company Name Armond’s Plastics Location Athens, Georgia
Plastic injection manufacturing company. We produce and distribute plastic oral care products across the country.

Owner Velocity Technology Partners Location Athens, Georgia
As Founder and Co Owner of Velocity Technology Partners, Joe has helped take this company from an idea on paper and grown it into one of the most successful companies in the state of Georgia. Velocity has been recognized in several business articles and was ranked # 7 in the Terry College of Business Bulldog 100 for the 100 fastest growing companies owned by UGA alumni.

Vice President/ Co-Owner Company Name Athens Capital Partners Location Athens, Georgia
Athens Capital Partners' purpose is to fund, acquire or launch small businesses. ACP is committed to fueling high quality, successful entrepreneurial ventures. ACP currently owns 4 commercial real estate entities.

Joe Moon
2251 Bent Tree Lane
Watkinsville, GA 30677
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JUSTIN ROEPE | DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Justin (far right in picture) and his wife, Betty, currently live in the northeast Atlanta metro area. Justin grew up in north Florida where he and Betty met. They got married and began a family in Orlando, FL, and then moved to the Atlanta metro area in 1996 and became members of the Atlanta Church of Christ. They have two sons, Cameron and Kyle. Cameron is married to Madison, and Kyle is getting married to Abigail in July. Currently, Justin and Betty are members of the Athens Church of Christ in Watkinsville, GA.

Justin earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees (Healthcare Administration, Masters in Healthcare Administration) from the University of West Florida. He has more than 18 years in the healthcare industry and is an Associate Director for Guidehouse (formerly Navigant). Betty is a first grade teacher in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Justin and his family enjoy many outdoor activities.

Justin and Betty have volunteered at Camp Swamp since its inception in 1998 with both Cameron and Kyle spending many of their summers at camp. Justin is a board member for the Athens Church of Christ and also part of the Advisory board member for Camp Swamp under the Development Committee.

Justin Roepe
1624 Mapmaker Drive
Dacula, GA 30019
678-643-7830

Operations Committee

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FRANK BAILEY | OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

A Native of Fayetteville NC, Frank earned undergraduate degrees in both Economics and Business Management from NC State University in 1994.

A few years later, Frank became a Christian in December 1997 and married his lovely wife, Angela in 2000 while they were a part of Triangle Church.

They moved to Fayetteville in 2003 and joined the fellowship of the recent Fayetteville Church planting the Triangle Church had help to come to fruition. They have been in Fayetteville ever since, raising their three (3) kids, Evan (17), and twin girls, Julianna & Isabella (15). Frank's manages his own real estate investment firm while also overseeing the finances for their local congregation as well as volunteering as a high school varsity basketball and track and field coach. His wife, Angela has served as a medical volunteer for camp when her schedule allows, and all three kids love camp and the relationships they've built are life-long for them all!

Frank Bailey
3326 Lake Bend Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28311 910-670-2149
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GALILEU CARVALHO | OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER

Galileu Carvalho was born in Recife, Brazil. In the early 90’s moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Georgia State University where he obtained a BBA in Management and later a master’s degree in Accounting. Galileu and his wife Michelle Carvalho have been married for over 22 years. In the late 90’s, they moved to Brazil and worked as missionaries in different states for several years before returning to the US in 2004. They are part of the Atlanta Church of Christ in Gwinnett, Georgia and have served in the Youth & Family Ministry for more than 10 years. They have one son, Galileu II (14). According to him, his favorite place on earth is Camp Swamp. Since 2011, we as family enjoy spending time at Camp Swamp, creating special memories while attending the various retreats that are offered throughout the year, and supporting this vital ministry. Galileu works as a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager for Emory Healthcare System.

Galileu Carvalho
4179 Palm Drive
Snellville, Georgia 30039
MATT SNYDER | OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER

Bio forthcoming.
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CHRIS TODD | OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER

Chris grew up in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, after which he relocated to Gauteng Province to further his studies and career.

In his later years, Chris completed his Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Degree (Cum Laude) through the University of South Africa and achieved two professional designations – “Professional Accountant (SA)” and “Professional Tax Practitioner (SA)” through the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). Chris’s career spans almost 30 years in Senior Finance positions of the Gold Mining and Manufacturing Industries in South Africa.

He is married to Karen and they have two daughters, who unfortunately missed the camp experience, as SWAMP only launched in Johannesburg when they were adults.

Baptised in 1997, Chris and Karen together led the Children’s Ministry in the Johannesburg Church of Christ for approx. 10 years. Karen was instrumental during the SWAMP launch, with Chris becoming “hands on” a couple years later, assisting with administration and loving being behind the camera taking the “candid snaps”. Having a heart for camp, they also served with the launch of SWAMP Zimbabwe, assisting with administration and training.

Chris and Karen served for a number of years as Family Group Leaders in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, with Chris also recently serving on the Advisory Board of Trustees as treasurer, for the Port Elizabeth Church of Christ.

Chris hopes to add value, through his financial knowledge and insight, to compliment the already experienced and dedicated Board.

Chris Todd
Professional Accountant (SA) / Professional Tax Practitioner (SA)
Wavecrest
Jeffreys Bay
South Africa
ANGELICA YIM | OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER, PROMOTIONAL MANAGER

Bio forthcoming.

Strategy Committee

DEBBIE MILLER-PALMORE | STRATEGY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Bio forthcoming.
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SUSAN NORMAN | STRATEGY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Susan Norman was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL and moved to Denver, CO her senior year of Highschool where she became a Christian the summer after graduating. In 1994, she moved to Salt Lake City, UT to help with a church planting, which is where she met her husband, Don, in the singles ministry, and they were married in 1999. They currently live in Greensboro, NC, and have three children: 17 year old twin daughters, Ashley and Brooke, and a 12 year old son, Hunter. Their kids have been active in SWAMP since they were 9 and the girls have even gone to Cambodia twice.

Susan went to Weber State University earning her Bachelor’s degree in Technical Sales, and worked as a medical supply rep. before starting a family. After her twins were born, she decided to be a stay home mom. For the last 8 years their family has embarked on a homeschooling journey through the Classical Conversations Community where she has served as a licensed director for three years.

Susan Norman
20 Running Deer Road
Candler, NC 28715
Payne Family
CRYSTAL PAYNE | STRATEGY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Crystal, a native of Georgia, attended Emory University and The University of Georgia School of Law. She practiced administrative law for several years before joining the HOPE for Children, Inc. staff in 1996. She then began a life-long love of service to children around the world. She began aiding development of HOPE's international adoption arm becoming Program Director, International Programs Director, and finally serving as Interim Executive Director before her retirement to private practice and motherhood. Crystal has also served the State of Georgia in the child support recovery program under the Special State Attorney General's office. In addition, she has maintained her own private practice specializing in private international and domestic adoption. She is wife of Kevin Payne and together they have 3 children, Chandler, Carter and Ashley, all three who love and treasure their experiences at camp.

Crystal Payne
177 Rocky Creek Trail
Woodstock, GA 30188
404-786-8542
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TAYLOR SCHACHINGER | STRATEGY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He spent three of his four college summers serving as a full-time counselor at the Swamp, quickly developing a passion for the camp. Taylor works for AT&T on their Corporate Strategy team, evaluating strategic projects that set the direction for AT&T’s Mobility & Entertainment business. Taylor is honored to serve with a group of men and women focused on increasing the Swamp’s impact around the world. His family includes his wife Marilisa, his two-year old daughter Naomi and a second daughter due in August.

Taylor Schachinger
395 Edwards Dr NE
Marietta, GA 30060
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RON VANCE | STRATEGY COMMITTEE CHAIR

Ron grew as a “military brat” to a career Army intelligence non-commissioned officer, living in 4 US states, as well as Japan and Okinawa, before attending college at Millikin University in Decatur, IL, then meeting his future wife, Kim, while he was attending Southern Illinois Law School. Ron is a Managing Principal at Sullivan Cotter and Associates, a leading healthcare consulting firm. Ron works with community health systems, academic medical centers, physician organizations and faculty practice plans throughout the country on strategic affiliation, provider compensation planning, and related valuation services. Ron and Kim have been married for 34 years and have four children: Hunter (29); Taylor (26); Maddie (23); and Morgan (21). They have been active in adult and children’s ministries in St. Louis, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Atlanta, including adoption and foster care. They have fallen in love with the power and impact of the SWAMP since moving to Atlanta in 1996 – with all of their children participating and serving at Camp and three in multiple SWAMP Corps trips from childhood to their college years. Aside from prior Executive Committee and current Advisory Board involvement with the SWAMP, Ron has also served on multiple Boards of Directors (including HOPE for Children, the Atlanta Church of Christ, and the Cornerstone Church of Christ). Ron is currently a member of the Leadership Team at Cornerstone.

Ron Vance
1382 Sever Creek Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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