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Meet the Team

Meet The Staff

Mark W. Merrill

President

Mark is the voice of a daily radio program called The Family Minute with Mark Merrill and author of the book, All Pro Dad. He delivers marriage and parenting wisdom to over 100,000 people each month through his blog and podcast.

Susan Merrill

Director of Content

Susan is director of content at Family First where she spends her days creating helpful and impactful resources that we provide to families through our programs.

George Woods

Director of Marketing

George works on our NFL events and marketing initiatives involving our corporate and state partners.

Darrin Gray

Director of Sales, Contact for Sponsorships

Darrin is director of sales - a servant leader who develops relationships with corporate sponsors, and builds meaningful relationships with a host of NFL players, coaches and alumni that serve as spokesmen for All Pro Dad, the national fatherhood program of Family First.

Angel Bishop

Director of Operations

Angel is the Director of Operations at Family First where she spends her days monitoring business operations to ensure systems and staff are in place to deliver results through our programs.

Barbara Hall

Accounting and Office Manager

Barbara oversees day to day office operations and provides financial reporting for the organization.

Marlene A. Nikolich

Executive Assistant to the President

Marlene connects all of the dots on the president’s calendar and enjoys being an ambassador to our donors.

BJ Foster

All Pro Dad Content Manager

BJ Foster is a married father of two and the Content Manager for All Pro Dad where he utilizes his experience in the corporate world, politics, nonprofits, and over fifteen years of working with adolescents.​

Nancy Jergins

iMOM Content Writer

Nancy has written about relationship and family issues for more than 15 years, and does her best to enlighten and encourage others with her words through the content she writes for Family First.

Lisa Adkins

Email Specialist

Lisa’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Family First’s compelling content for All Pro Dad, iMOM, and the Family Minute gets delivered to our subscriber’s email inbox daily.

Vicki Grimes

Operations Specialist

As a member of the Operations Team, Vicki is the Database Administrator. She cares for the information regarding our donors, School Programs, Family Minute radio affiliates, event attendees and email subscribers.

Amy Bishop

Communications Specialist

Amy has the privilege of reading and editing Family First content that provides our readers with the information they need to love their families well.

Jill Boardman

Chief of Staff

Jill ensures the President and Directors align their actions and communications in support of agreed upon goals. She oversees the staff hiring process and creates staff effectiveness.

Jen Cordeau

Brand Manager

Jen manages various projects on behalf of the President including the Mark Merrill blog, Family First podcast and the Family Minute radio feature.

Jonathan Morgan

Marketing Manager

As a Marketing Manager for Family First, Jonathan creates and implements marketing strategies and campaigns for our corporate partners.

Courtney Rohrdanz

Digital Marketing Manager

Courtney spends her time overseeing Family First’s websites, social and email marketing strategies.

Jeremy Donovan

Social Media Specialist

Jeremy spends his time sharing our message with families through photos, tweets, videos and pins and building our online social communities.

Libby Gerbasi

Website Specialist

Libby works as the keeper of all details for Family First’s Content Team and the air traffic controller of project details that ‘fly’ between departments at Family First.

Lauren Young

Web Content Specialist

Lauren manages updates in the background of Family First sites, she is very familiar with the content, has a good eye for design and our audience preferences.

Reed Richardson

Graphic Designer

Reed enjoys the wonderful world of layout and design—especially when it comes to crafting up creative for Family First emails, campaigns, printables and more

Andy Mayer

School Programs Manager

Andy is responsible for the growth and support of our All Pro Dad’s Day school-based program.

Kaleigh Bowman

School Programs Specialist

Kaleigh provides support and guidance to deliver effective school-based programs focused on connecting parents and their kids.

Candice Butner

School Programs Assistant

Candice is responsible for the oversight and support of school-based program volunteer leaders ensuring that they have the tools needed to effectively connect moms and dads to their kids.

Alison McPherson

Events Assistant

Alison helps secure, coordinate, and execute impactful events for Dads & Kids as well as large fundraising events for the organization.

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