Casey founded the Easton Foundation back in 2012 and has served as the president since the inception. In addition to his work with the Easton Foundation, Casey is a lineman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The graduate of Habersham Central High School currently resides in Habersham with his wife, Ashley, and their three children. Casey is the son of John and Teresa Lizama.
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Casey?
"The Easton Foundation means everything to me. The amount of people that we have been able to help in our community is an amazing addition to the great legacy that Easton left."
Vice President & Outreach
Sonya was one of the initial board members and volunteers with the Easton Foundation back in 2012, and was elevated to the Vice President in May of 2020. Sonya is the mother of the Easton Foundation's namesake, Easton Singleton. Sonya graduated from North Georgia Tech, and is currently the office manager for Mountain Medical Specialists in Demorest. Originally from White County, Sonya now resides in Habersham with her husband, Reggie Hix, they have one daughter, PresLee Hix.
Why did Sonya start working with the Easton Foundation?
"I love the founder, Casey like my own, and the fact he wanted to help others . It was founded in memory of my son."
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Sonya?
"My son was Easton whom the foundation is dedicated to, it helps me survive the most unbearable pain of losing a child. It reminds me that God can take something terrible and turn it into something positive."
Devin is in his sixth year serving with the Easton Foundation and first as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer after serving the previous five years as the public address announcer for the Battle of the Heroes game. In 2017 Devin graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of business administration & finance. The Alpharetta native is the son of Shelita Close, and now resides in Winder, Ga with his fiancé Haley and daughter Natalie.
Why did Devin start working with the Easton Foundation?
"The Easton Foundation was always an event for us to travel up to North Georgia and do what we love to do, sports. The bigger picture was the opportunity to give back for such an amazing cause. Booker T. Washington said it best by reflecting on those who are the happiest are who do more for others. Giving is one of those traits I will always have and I am honored to give my time to the foundation and the citizens of Habersham County."
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Devin?
"The Easton Foundation bridges the gap for families in the community affected by tragedy by providing a support system, loving atmosphere and above all, a helping hand to assist with any unexpected financial hardship. The foundation’s principals focus on the development of young adult teens to purse their dreams and live a purposeful life that gives back to their or any community of choice. The unique quality of the foundation understands the economic disparities and realizes that all of us in this life needs a neighbor from time to time when in need. ."
Teresa has returned to the foundation as of 2022 in her previous role as secretary. After focusing on starting a small business with her husband, John, she felt the need to return to the foundation and serve.
Why did you start working with the Easton Foundation?
As part of a community and a former youth pastor I have always have a love for youth. They at one time were called generation X and that bothered me. These are teens that need to have words of encouragement and positivity over their lives. One day they will be running this country and need to be pointed in the right direction. So joining this "much needed" foundation was something on my heart. We all need to find our passion and put our all into it to lend a hand up for someone. When you help a teen you not only help them but you help the parents, school & community. They are the future.
What does the Easton Foundation mean to you?
The Easton Foundation means so much to me because it showed me the true passion that a hand full of teens had for their peers. My son (Casey, Founder) was so passionate about that and it helped him stay on a positive avenue as well. The number of students that we have seen this foundation help has made this mom very proud of not only my son but those that have been by his side for so many years.
Glenn is in his tenth year serving with the Easton Foundation and his fourth as the Chairman of the Board. An alumnus of Georgia Southern University, Glenn is currently the Video Director for the Georgia Tech Football team. Glenn is a native of Clarkesville and a 2014 graduate of Habersham Central HS. Glenn is the son of the late Glenn Sr. and Peggy Ingram and brother of John Ingram.
Why did Glenn start working with the Easton Foundation?
"Before I could drive, Easton would always be willing to take me across the road to the ninth grade academy for practice and was a good friend to everyone in our school no matter their background. The days following Easton's death was one of the most memorable times of my life. I've never seen our community and the different groups within our community come together to support his family and organizations within our community that were feeling the pain."
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Glenn?
"The Easton Foundation resembles Easton's everyday vision of helping our community and the teens surrounding it by providing necessary resources to improve those lives. Being able to give back to my hometown and empowering the teens in our community is exactly what Easton would want his legacy to be"
Ashley was one of the original board members when the Easton Foundation was founded back in 2012 and is in her ninth year serving on the board of the Easton Foundation. A Habersham native, Ashley still resides in Habersham as a personal trainer with her husband, Casey, and their three children.
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Ashley?
"The Easton foundation is a blessing that brings community together."
Dr. Monica Cook
Monica began serving as a board member with the Easton Foundation in June of 2020. Monica graduated from Fort Valley State University with a B.S. in Education, then earned her masters in adult education from Central Michigan University. She then continued her education with a specialist in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, and earned her doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. The Habersham resident is currently an administrator at Mill Creek High School in Gwinnett County. Originally from Hall County, Monica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. English.
Why did Monica start working with the Easton Foundation?
"I started working for the Easton Foundation so that I could utilize my talent and expertise in helping the community; being able to help as needed. "
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Monica?
"The Easton Foundation means working together to provide assistance and/or help as needed when faced in crisis situations."
Michael began serving on the board of the Easton Foundation in June of 2020, but has been a contributor for the Easton Foundation since 2018. A graduate of the National Institute of Christian Leadership and Master Commission, Michael is the Senior Pastor at the Revive Church. Michael has been a mainstay in Habersham County his whole life as a graduate of Habersham Central High School.
Why did Michael start working with the Easton Foundation?
"I love the local impact to to help youth and families here in our area. "
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Michael?
"Easton Foundation means families who face tragedy or hard times will have an opportunity to receive help. Because I have a heart to see families restored it mean a lot to be in partnership with Easton Foundation."
Board Member & Previous Chair
Everett has been serving with the Easton Foundation since 2014. He has served as both a board member and as board chair over his time volunteering. Everett is the general manager for Whitfield Funeral Homes in Habersham since 2014 where he has dedicated his life to serving the community in their toughest times.
Why did Everett start working with the Easton Foundation?
What does the Easton Foundation mean to Everett?