...In the same year, Phil launched BAM! Social Business, a boutique social media and digital marketing agency. His agency has grown over the past five years and has thrived thanks to the creative culture and entrepreneur drive seen throughout Nashville. BAM! was one of the first companies in Nashville to become a National LGBT Certified Business Enterprise through the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce....
Ryan lives in Nashville with Chris his partner of 10 years and their 5 rescue dogs. Ryan is the Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs at the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Ryan has worked as an advocate for older Tennesseans and those with disabilities for the past 12 years.
Active in the local political arena and passionate about civic engagement, Matia serves as president for Tennessee Young Democrats (TNYD) and Vice-President of Political Planning for the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee (WPCTN). Prior to her roles with TNYD and WPCTN, Matia served as Treasurer for Tennessee Equality Project.
Jack Davis manages JD Events and Festivals who annually produces several large festivals in the Nashville area. Jack has been managing and executing large events for over 15 years. Prior to starting the event company Jack managed large events at the University of Michigan, Southeast Missouri State, and Vanderbilt University. Jack graduated from Missouri State University with a BA in Public Relations.
With extensive experience in the nonprofit and private sector including founding Hands on Nashville, The Youth Opportunity Center, The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, and Zeumo, his latest technology company, as well as serving as CEO of Oasis Center from 2001–2011, Hal currently serves as CEO of Thistle Farms. Hal is known for his servant-style leadership and is equally compelled to chart new growth for any organization he serves.
As one of the last natives still in Nashville, Eric is a mix of community connector and executor. With a passion for children’s rights advocacy with the Children’s Defense Fund, restorative justice when volunteering at Riverbend Prisons, to socially conscious ministries at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church, he believes service is the rent we pay in being grateful for the life we live.