Board of Directors
James serves as a Senior Meteorological Scientist for The Weather Company, an IBM business, where he is responsible for providing scientific expertise in the design and implementation of IBM’s artificial intelligence weather forecast systems. Prior to joining IBM in 2016, James was a research scientist and academic instructor at Georgia Tech.
James earned his Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Georgia Tech in 2007 and then began his graduate work at the University at Albany. He later returned to Atlanta to marry his wife, Laura, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy from Georgia Tech in 2012.
Originally from Leesburg, GA, James and Laura live in Fayetteville with their children, Andrew and Katherine.
In addition to being a Real Life Center board member, Chris Clark is the President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. A Georgia native, He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and his master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and has been consistently named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 most influential Georgians and one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s most influential Atlantans.
Chris and his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Christian, live in Peachtree City and attend Dogwood Church.
Betty retired from the Federal Government after serving 33 years in various positions in Kentucky and Georgia. Betty is a volunteer with the Real Life Center serving in the food pantry, as a receptionist, performing data entry, and as a substitute assessment counselor. She also currently serves in Mom2Mom at Dogwood Church.
Betty obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Berea College in Berea, KY where she met and married her husband, Marvin who is an avid volunteer in the Harvest for Real Life Orchard and Garden. They have three adult children.
Betty is originally from Athens, TN. Marvin and Betty reside in Tyrone, GA and are members of Dogwood Church.
Dogwood Church has been Deborah’s church family for almost 25 years. She enjoys her work in public service. She also enjoys reading, music, going to the theater and being a grandmother.
She is excited about what the Real Life Center is doing and appreciates the opportunity to serve on the board for a second time.
Lori currently serves a Student Information Specialist for the Fayette County Board of Education. Prior to joining the FCBOE, Lori was an Operations Manager for SeaTec Services, an engineering services company serving the commercial airline industry.
Lori earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Tech. After graduating, Lori worked for IBM and Automatic Data Processing in Atlanta.
Lori enjoys volunteering in her children’s schools, Dogwood Church, and other local community organizations.
Lori has been married to her husband, Nick, for 23 years. They have lived in Peachtree City with their 3 children since 2005.
Pastor Keith Moore
Keith has been married to Allison since 1973. They are the parents of two married daughters and two grandchildren. Keith serves as the senior and founding pastor of Dogwood Church.
He leads the church to make more and better Christ followers who love God and love people. Keith spends his time talking to God for and about people and talking to people for and about God.
Dan currently works as a Flight Superintendent/Airline Dispatcher for Delta Airlines. He has worked for Delta for 30 years in Customer Service, Training and Operations. In addition to his work at Delta Airlines, he holds Series 6 and 63 licenses and helps people with financial planning.
Dan has volunteered at the Real Life Center for several years and has attended Dogwood church since 1999. He leads Financial Peace University at Dogwood church for small groups.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Political Science.
Dan and his wife Karyn have two girls. They reside in Sharpsburg where he enjoys playing and coaching tennis.