Officers


Katie Ashcraft, Treasurer

Katie Ashcraft has a long record of helping position start ups and other organizations for growth. She holds a BSBA degree in Marketing from Appalachian State University and an MBA degree from California State University (Fullerton).  Before establishing her own … Read More

Chris Wheeler, President

Chris Wheeler is a long-time resident and business owner in Blairsville, GA.    He graduated from Union County High School in 2002 and Valdosta State University with degrees in Finance and Mathematics in 2006.   Chris decided to join the Habitat … Read More

Richard Daves, Past President

Richard retired in 2014 as a Vice President of Operations for the Center for Drug-Free Living in Orlando, Florida.  He spent 20 years in commercial banking and 30 years in nonprofit management.  Richard has served as a volunteer and/or board member … Read More

Linda Lawrence, VP

Linda is the owner of Your Girl Friday by Linda, a small business specializing in part-time, temporary services for local businesses.  She has an extensive background in special events, communications, and community relations, and has served as a volunteer and/or … Read More

Judy Muir – Secretary

Judy grew up in New Jersey and upon graduating from East Stroudsburg University in PA, she moved to Florida to pursue a teaching career.  She taught for several years and then managed several travel agencies over the next 20 years. … Read More


Board Members


Teresa Colwell, Board Member

Teresa has been a resident of Union County since 1981.  As a graduate of University of Georgia, she earned a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Speech and Language Pathology.  Teresa retired in 2003 from Fannin County Schools as an Assistant … Read More

Shelley Eyerly, Board Member

Shelley has over 25 years of professional management experience spanning the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii.  Her roles have included tour management, event management, guest services, and marketing.  She also understands the nuances of a volunteer … Read More

Darren Harper, Board Member

Darren is Blairsville born and Atlanta raised. His role with the Visit Downtown Blairsville (aka Blairsville DDA) is to wear many hats. Serving as the Program Manager for the past seven years, Darren is involved with many different aspects of … Read More

Angela Roberts, Board Member

Angela Roberts is a long-time resident of North Georgia and a graduate of, Union County High School, Class of ’97. She is a loving mother to her two wonderful children, Haley and Gavin, an entrepreneur and an avid adventurer. As … Read More

Dr. Anthony Sirianni, Board Member

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Sirianni has been a member of Habitat for Humanity since 2020.  He has over 27 years of law enforcement experience and retired in 2015 as Assistant Chief of Police. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) … Read More