Casey Lizama

President/Founder

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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 two 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."

 

Sonya Hix

Vice President/Board Member

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, and her 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 Thompson

CFO/Treasurer

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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 Atlanta, Ga. 

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. ."

 

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Secretary

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Colin Lacy

Director of Communications/Board Member

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Colin is in his 1st year serving with the Easton Foundation as the Director of Communication as well as a member of the Easton Foundation Board. A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Colin also currently works as a radio broadcaster and producer for the Georgia Southern Sports Network and Learfield IMG College.  A native of Woodstock, Colin is the son of Ken and Pat Lacy and currently resides in Statesboro, Ga.  

Why did Colin start working with the Easton Foundation?

"I began as a volunteer for the Battle of the Heroes game in 2019, and saw the mission of the Easton Foundation and the passion people had for it.  I knew after just a few hours of volunteering that the Easton Foundation was something that I wanted to be apart of."

What does the Easton Foundation mean to Colin?

"The Easton Foundation is an incredible organization that helps so many teens and families in the Habersham community."

 

Glenn Ingram

Board Chairman

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Glenn is in his ninth year serving with the Easton Foundation and his third as the Chairman of the Board.  An alumnus of Georgia Southern University, Glenn is currently the Creative Content Coordinator 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 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 our athletic programs 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 provided 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 Lizama

Board Member

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 two children.

What does the Easton Foundation mean to Ashley?

"The Easton foundation is a blessing that brings community together."

 

Kristie Harrison

Board Member

Kristie is in her seventh year serving with the Easton Foundation and joined the Easton Foundation Board in 2016.  After attending college for accounting and obtaining her entrepreneur certificate, Kristie is currently a screen printer for Bluegraphics in Alto.  A native of Hall County, Kristie now resides in Habersham County with her husband Len, daughters Krista and Shanda, and sons Charles and Stuart.  

Why did Kristie start working with the Easton Foundation?

"I love helping people and especially kids."

What does the Easton Foundation mean to Kristie?

"The Easton Foundation is a group of people that love helping others and one another."

 

Amy Harkness

Board Member

Amy is in her second year serving with the Easton Foundation as a board member.  A graduate of North Georgia Tech, Amy is a client care representative with The Harkness Law Firm.  Amy is a certified level one national administrator by the Georgia Health Care Association.  Originally from Banks County, Amy now resided in Demorest with her husband, Bruce.  

Why did Amy start working with the Easton Foundation?

"I am passionate about giving young people a strong foundation to build upon. All teens are special and deserve a chance to fulfill their dreams of higher education even though they may not have the financial resources to do so. The Easton Foundations scholarship program gives teens this opportunity and is what drew me to the organization. "

What does the Easton Foundation mean to Amy?

"The Easton Foundation to me, is a positive force in our local communities, providing scholarships to teens who want to make a positive impact through higher education, providing financial support in times of crisis, for teens and their families easing the burden of medical bills and/or funeral expenses. "

Dr. Monica Cook

Board Member

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 Welborn

Board Member

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."

 

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