Emily has lived in Candler Park for thirteen years with her husband, Chris, and three children, Tye (11th Grade), Ford (3rd Grade, Mary Lin) and Isla (preschool, future Mary Lin student). She is a partner at King & Spalding LLP and focuses on high-stakes business cases, with an emphasis on handling class actions, antitrust matters, and fiduciary matters. Emily graduated Summa cum Laude from Duke University and received her JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors. Emily serves on the Atlanta Market Board of the March of Dimes and has chaired several special events for the organization. In her spare time, she enjoys music, reading, and podcasts.
Carolyn Ames Noble
Carolyn resides in Lake Claire with her husband, Paul, and son, Benjamin (1st grade), and two dogs, Lola and Bennett. She is the founder and design principal at Ames Design Collective, where she specializes in commercial interior design and architectural product development. Carolyn is also an Officer for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) National Board. She is an Ohio native and a graduate of University of Akron with a B.A. in Interior Design and Studio Art. Carolyn loves spending time with her family. On any given day, you'll find her and Benjamin walking their dogs, hanging out at a local park, grabbing a slice of Fellini's pizza or trailing around Fernbank.
Pari moved to Atlanta to earn his PhD at Georgia Tech 15 years ago and joined the Candler Park community 8 years ago. He lives on "The Halloween Street" with his partner Jennifer and son Philip (2nd grade). He teaches machines how to be artificially intelligent for his day job at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain vistas, $6 movies at the AMC DeKalb Mall and learning all about Pokemon and kids' shows from his son. You can find him zipping around on his bike through the neighborhood.
This is Deanne's first year on the Foundation Board.
Stacee Burton White
Stacee and family moved to Candler Park from East Cobb in 2018. Stacee has three children, Austin (8th grade), Aiden (6th grade) and Abbie (2nd grade). Stacee has a BA in Psychology from Spelman College, an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a JD from the University of Georgia. Stacee currently is on sabbatical from her career as a senior HR professional. Previously, Stacee spent 12 years working for Google, Inc. as the HR lead for the Southeast and as the North American lead for Google's Data Center HR function. Before that, Stacee worked as an employment attorney for Fisher Phillips, LLP. Stacee and family love traveling and their favorite place to vacation is the Caribbean.
Peter has lived in Lake Claire for 10 years with his wife Stephanie Shumacher and their three children, Willa (10 - 5th grade), Reese (7 - 2nd grade), and Sam (4 - pre-K). Peter has been a past treasurer of the MLEF and is back for his second stint volunteering. He is the President and Qualifying Broker at The Shumacher Group, a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm that specializes in restaurant and retail site selection, dispositions, and business brokerage. Peter graduated with an Early Childhood Education degree from The University of Georgia and spent 5 years as a teacher. Peter’s wife, Stephanie, is the STEAM Coordinator at Mary Lin.
Todd is a long-time intown resident and Atlanta native. He is a proud APS system graduate (Midtown Cluster), where he attended with his wife, Emily, who is Mary Lin's instructional coach. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia. Their children are future Mary Lin students Isaac (4) and Vivian (2) as well as first-grader and soccer enthusiast, William. Todd is the President of HGOR, a land planning and landscape architecture firm that has designed notable public spaces such as Westside Park in Atlanta. In his spare time, Todd enjoys bicycling his children through the city to explore and enjoy Atlanta's green spaces. He also has a passion for renovations and enjoys a hands-on approach to projects when time permits.
Jeannie Yoo Beckett
Jeannie and her husband Matt have 2nd and 4th graders in Mary Lin. Jeannie is retired from Homeland Security Investigations and currently provides consultational guidance to local law enforcement and public school systems in the anti-human trafficking field. She is excited to help Mary Lin continue to be the amazing school we all love. When she's not hunting down bad guys, you can find her embracing her inner granny while knitting and crocheting.
Natalie lives in Lake Claire with husband Michael and daughters, Maefaire (6th grade, ML alum) and Georgette (3rd). She is starting her 8th school year as the Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at the Paideia School. Natalie is an Asheville native and received her History and Secondary Education degrees from Appalachian State, with her Masters in The Teaching of Social Studies from Columbia University's Teachers College in New York. She was a New York City public school teacher and continues to serve in numerous education-based boards. Her free time can range from car trips, collecting vintage, gardening, porch sitting, taking in local drag shows and enjoying her husband's expert barbeque and craft cocktails.
After growing up OTP in Gwinnett County, Claire has been delighted to live in Candler Park for the last 9 years with her husband Adam and sons Sam (4th grade - Mary Lin) and Dawson (1st grade - Mary Lin). She is Assistant General Counsel at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national non-profit providing programs and services that support kids and teens in reaching their full potential. Claire graduated from Washington and Lee University, received her JD from the University of Georgia, and, prior to joining BGCA, spent many (many) hours as a litigator at King & Spalding. In her free time, she volunteers with Election Protection, travels with her family, and attempts yoga.
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