Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Lindsey Batrez

Retail Service Manager
MAX Credit Union

I was born in Montgomery and moved to Millbrook during high school. I am the Retail Service Manager of MAX Credit Union and have been with the company for 17 years. My husband and I are proud to raise two boys here and can’t wait to see what the future holds for our city!

Kristina Boddie

Digital Marketing Consultant & Partner
1Social Buzz

Kristina Boddie is a Digital Marketing Consultant and a partner at 1Social Buzz Marketing Firm, a marketing agency specializing in social media management, SEO, email marketing, and online ad campaigns. She has 16+ years of successful sales and marketing experience. Kristina enjoys working with others on their marketing plans and thrives on helping small business owners grow their online presence.

Carol Bowman

REALTOR®
Lucretia Cauthen Realty, LLC

Carol Bowman is an Alabama native. She was raised in the Birmingham area. She received her degree in Human Resource Management at Birmingham-Southern College (where she met her husband, Brannon).  Carol is a military spouse, a pastor’s wife, and a mom to Thomas (a recent graduate of Troy University).

Carol is a licensed REALTOR®  with the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors and is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP),  Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute Accreditation (GRI), and holds the NAR C2EX (Commitment to Excellence) designation.

Carol is a member of the West Elmore Lions Club, Business Partners BNI Chapter, Millbrook Presbyterian Church, and MAAR Education Committee. She enjoys serving our community and meeting people.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with her church, family, and her spoiled dog, Nash!

Joyce F. Evans

Branch Operations Officer
First Community Bank of Central Alabama

Joyce Evans is the Branch Operations Officer at First Community Bank in Millbrook. She has lived in Elmore County her entire life and has a heart for the Millbrook Community. She is married to Larry Evans and they have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. She is currently an Ambassador with the Chamber and President of the Millbrook Coosada Kiwanis Club.

Jordan Halloran

Wealth Advisor
MAX Credit Union

I am originally from upstate New York but have called Alabama home for about 20 years. I graduated AUM in 2015 majoring in Finance and became an advisor in 2016. I have worked at MAX going on 8 years and serve as the Wealth Advisor in the Prattville/Millbrook area.

Tanner Hicks

Community Relations Coordinator/
Development Assistant
Alabama Wildlife Foundation

Mr. Tanner Hicks is a native of Millbrook and graduate of SEHS as well as Troy University where he played baseball for the Trojans. He worked in Alumni Relations and Development for TROY from 2015 – 2020 before moving home to Millbrook. Tanner joined the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) in January 2020, as Community Relations Coordinator/Development Assistant where he focuses on relationship building with corporate entities, and supporting conservation education partnerships.

Angie Jordin

Business Development Manager
exploreMedia

Angie Jordin is a marketing specialist who focuses on solving problems for her clients and connecting them to multiple resources, sometimes, even to each other! She started her advertising career over 15 years ago in radio, and from there she was the Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association for Central and South Alabama for 13 years. Whether in the corporate world, non-profit, or even while serving our country as a medic in the Air Force National Guard, her philosophy is always the same: Meet the clients first need FIRST, even if (especially if) it has nothing to do with your agenda! As Dave Ramsey says, relationships move at the speed of trust. She has been married for 24 years and has two beautiful and perfect daughters!

Heather Knight

Account Executive
Elmore Autauga News

Heather Knight is the Account Executive for Elmore Autauga News. She has a passion for helping businesses grow in the community and an aptitude for advertising. She works diligently to amplify the voice of a brand and bring brand awareness to local businesses. Heather has been married to her husband Joshua for 16 years. They have two daughters Natalie,14 and Lillian, 8. They spend their free time at the ball park, at the football field and on the lake. She has recently joined the Ambassador Program and looks forward to helping the community that she loves grow and succeed.

Pamela Mitchell

Business Development Manager
PH&J Achitects, Inc.

Pamela Mitchell is the Business Development Manager for PH&J Achitects, Inc. PH& J Architects was founded in Montgomery in 1957 and their design portfolio includes: State, City, County, Business, Education and Church projects throughout the State of Alabama. Pamela specializes in Marketing and Client Development and is responsible for developing new client relationships, marketing communication, tradeshow/event planning and marketing budgets. She is dedicated to using her positive attitude and diligence to help connect people, ideas and solutions and to develop collaborative and long-term business relationships. Mitchell earned her BS in Business Communication from UNC Greensboro. Pamela is inspired daily by her three sons and is actively involved in Vaughn Forest Baptist Church.

Bryishun Pernell

Owner and Operator
BJ’s Events & More

Who Is Bryishun Pernell? Entrepreneur and professional sports team owner Bryishun Pernell has ventured into many diverse businesses. Currently the owner and operator of BJ’s Events, and now owner of the Central Alabama Jaguars. Bryishun has also invested his time in making a name for himself by being involved with community empowerments. Bryishun Pernell was born on April 13, 1989 in Montgomery, Alabama. A graduate of Stanhope Elmore High School, Bryishun had a typical middle-class childhood. Like his mother, Pernell displayed a tenacity for making a deal and carving out a better life for himself. Bryishun’s go getter life he is currently a Business Major in Marketing, Youth Director at Goodship Baptist Church-Millbrook, Employee of Elmore County Board of Education, Bryishun prides himself on giving back to the community and strives to be a positive role model for the Youth and some Young Adults and those who come in contact with him!

Jeremy Powers, Sr.

Co-Owner
Kingdom Dough, LLC

Jeremy Powers, Sr. is the Co-Owner of Kingdom Dough, LLC in Millbrook where he operates with his wife Kimberly Powers. Jeremy and his wife Kimberly have been married for 17 years and have four children. Jeremy was raised in Millbrook and is a graduate of Stanhope Elmore High School and Life Christian University with a Bachelor of Theology. Jeremy serves as the Senior Pastor of House of  Restoration Church in Millbrook and He enjoys serving God and His people. Jeremy looks forward to being a positive influence to the community and surrounding businesses with servanthood, prayer, delicious donuts but most importantly LOVE. .

Chad Taunton

Vice President \ Relationship Manager
River Bank & Trust

I am a Montgomery native and relocated to Millbrook in 2010 when I married my wife Jessica. We have two children Allie and Jasper. I have been in the banking industry just over 16 years in the River Region. I joined the River Bank team in Millbrook in March 2021. I am a Faulkner University Graduate, class of 2007. I love spending time with my family and serving the community in which we live and work. I am a member of the Millbrook Men’s Club, past president of the Prattville Rotary Club, and I serve on the PYEL board for the Prattville YMCA. I am excited to be a part of the Millbrook Chamber and to see Millbrook’s continued growth.

Lisa Van Wagner

Project Manager
Elmore County Economic Development Authority

Lisa Van Wagner is the Project Manager for the Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA).   ECEDA facilitates new and expanded business, industrial and commercial development, tourism, and quality of life projects throughout Elmore County.  A few of ECEDA’s projects include:  17 Springs development in Millbrook, American Crappie Trail Tournament on the Alabama River, Great Alabama 650 on the Coosa River, Fishers of Men Tournament at Lake Jordan, new prison construction in Elmore, and broadband hotspots throughout Elmore County.

Lisa grew up in Millbrook and attended Elmore County public schools.  She is a graduate of Stanhope Elmore High School, Auburn University, and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.  She has been a licensed attorney in Alabama since 1995 and has represented businesses and employers throughout Alabama, the U.S. and overseas.  Still, Elmore County has always been home and she is thrilled to partner with MACC as one of its ambassadors. 

Carla Wilson

Owner & Publisher
Elmore Autauga News

Carla Wilson is the Owner and Publisher at Elmore Autauga News. She works with business owners, community leaders, and executives to grow their brands and meet set goals. She has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and business management.
She has brought positive results to companies she’s worked with because she is passionate about her clients success.
Carla loves the sense of community that Millbrook offers.
She thrives on spending time with her family. She has been married to her husband for 10 years. In her free time she enjoys fishing and camping.

Ashley Williams

Owner
Pest Pro Services

I am the Owner of Pest Pro Services, LLC. I was born and raised in Millbrook. I graduated from Stanhope Elmore and I have an Accounting  Degree from Huntingdon College. I have been in the Pest Industry for 16 years and counting. I have done every job and believe in working with my Employees, not just directing them. We specialize in residential and commercial pest, termite, and mosquito control. At Pest Pro we believe in treating each home in a custom way. No two homes are the same, therefore no two treatments are the same. We use the best products to receive the best results.. We also believe in going the extra mile to help our customers. We are a family at Pest Pro. The Pest Pro Promise: We will treat your home like it is our home. I believe in giving back to my community and I am avid supporter of youth sports. I am a retired baseball and softball coach. I have two dachshunds and I enjoy boating and being at the lake.