Camp Southern Ground

Our People

STAFF

MIKE DOBBS PRESIDENT & CEO

Mike joined the camp team in March, 2016 and is responsible for strategy, development, and leadership. He has over 25 years of leadership experience with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 and has a broad background in marketing, sales …

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JAKE DUKES VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Jake is a leadership coach, speaker and author. For years he served on executive teams of large churches focused on developing staff and overseeing campus operations. Now he uses his unique blend of business and …

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DRAKE BIVINS COO/CFO

Drake joined Camp Southern Ground in early 2012 and is responsible for accounting and finance, operations, human resources and information technology. He brings over 28 years of business experience to Camp Southern Ground. With expertise in areas such as real …

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BEN FERGUSON VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Ben has been with Camp Southern Ground over 5 years, and is responsible for construction strategy and planning and construction management. With over 30 years as a licensed general contractor, Ben is a veteran of the design-build, commercial construction industry in …

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SCOTT HICOK CAMP DIRECTOR

Scott joined the Camp Southern Ground team in February, 2018. His responsibilities include developing, marketing, and running all of Camp Southern Ground’s summer camp and youth development programs. Scott has over 15 years experience in the camp industry and has created …

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STAN TUCKER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Stan joined the camp team in November, 2016. His responsibilities include camp programming, American Camp Association compliance and accreditation, and mini Camps. A former second grade teacher in Cobb County, Stan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a …

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JOYCE GAGLIONE DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPIC RELATIONS

Joyce joined Camp Southern Ground in 2012 and is responsible for “Ways to Give” resources, donor/volunteer engagement, fundraising initiatives, promotions, tours, charity event planning, sponsorship/donor management, grant writing, database management, and camp management …

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JESSICA KILGALLEN EVENT AND CORPORATE HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR

Jessica joined the Camp Southern Ground team in September 2016. Her responsibilities include event sales, event management, retreat sales and corporate hospitality. She has over 17 years of event expertise from her career at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, where …

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DESIREE MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Desiree joined the camp team in December 2011. Her responsibilities include communications, donor gift acknowledgement and recognition, office management and support, volunteer coordination, and camp and fundraiser event support. With a background in business and creative …

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JASON TROTTER FACILITY AND GROUNDS MANAGER

Jason joined the Camp Southern Ground team in 2015 and is responsible for facility management, grounds and landscaping, and maintenance. He has a diverse background in landscape architecture, construction, management, safety, and EMS. With a Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture …

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JOHNNY “JOEY” JONES SPOKESPERSON & MILITARY ADVISOR

Combat-wounded Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Johnny “Joey” Jones turned a traumatic, life-changing disability into a personal mission to improve the lives of all veterans. Joey is the Chief Spokesperson for Zac Brown’s Southern Ground, which produces an array of quality products and …

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