Recently, ECCAC welcomes our new Young Ambassador Board members.
Our young ambassadors will help support the purpose and objectives of ECCAC and spread awareness of our mission through targeted service, social happenings, and community outreach.
Also, they will raise monies through interactive fundraising activities. Young Ambassadors must be between the ages of 21 and 40 years old.
The term to serve is one year and members are requested to attend at least eight of the monthly meetings. ECCAC is seeking more Young Ambassadors to serve on the board. If you are interested in applying, contact Chelsea Fox, ECCAC’s Community Development Manager at 850-833-9237, Extension 256, or email her at Chelsea@eccac.org.
Laura Renna moved to Niceville in June 2017 with her husband Michael and toddler son Garrison. Her professional background is in non-profit fundraising, event planning, and volunteer management. She is currently employed with the Kids Ministry at Crosspoint Church. Laura is also the owner of Insightful Interiors, an organizing/decluttering and decorating business operating out of Niceville.
Erin Hoover moved to the Emerald Coast in early 2017 with her family. She is a clinical social worker at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in the Psychiatric Treatment Center with experience in psychotherapy with children and adults, crisis intervention, program development, and community education.
Lindsey Smith moved to Northwest Florida in 1995 with her family and completed secondary school in Okaloosa County. After attending The Florida State University, she moved back to the area and began teaching high school English in 2006 and currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Fort Walton Beach High School.
Cadey Moody is a panhandle native, having resided in Crestview, FL since she was 3 years old and DeFuniak Springs, FL before that. Cadey graduated from Crestview High School in 2011. In 2012, Cadey started working for the Okaloosa County School District as a substitute teacher and has since worked her way up, to the position she holds now, as the Principal’s Secretary at Bruner Middle School in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
William Corbin Miller, but his friends call him Corbin. He spent his childhood as a military dependent, which gave him the incredible opportunity to travel the world. Travel became one of his biggest passions in life and he attempts to continue to travel every chance he gets.
Raised in the South, Hospitality was a way of life for Leighann Elliott. Leighann Elliott, 23, is originally from Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up in a large family. As she grew older, her passion for the event industry, serving others, and need for travel fueled her interest in Hospitality.
Whitney Whidden, originally from Alabama, moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2016 with her husband, JD, and their chocolate lab, Whiskey. Whitney has a degree in Accounting from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of North Alabama. Putting these degrees to good use, Whitney works with accounting and marketing for small businesses. In her spare time, she enjoys running, working out, lazy days on the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Ta’ki Brown was born in Jackson TN on November 21, 1995. By the age of 21 he decided the life he was living was just not good enough and felt he was destined for much more. On January 24, 2017 he made the life changing decision and enlisted into the U.S Air Force.
Alexis was born here on the Emerald Coast, though raised in Northern Virginia. She would return to the area and later graduate from Florida State University in 2013. She has been working for Arbor Wealth Management as a Client Services Manager in Miramar Beach since graduation. Alexis prioritizes making an impact within our community by helping others, especially children, animals, and those with special needs or circumstances. She has consistently volunteered her time and artistic talent over the years for several events benefiting local charities and Hurricane Michael relief. Alexis is enthusiastic about her role on the Celebration Team for the annual Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and volunteering for other fundraising events including the Sandestin Wine Festival and Eggs on the Beach. Alexis also participates as a board member for the Destin Seminole Club, raising money throughout the year to award scholarships to local seniors wishing to attend Florida State University. She enjoys a life filled with variety and also pursues other interests including fitness, water sports, flying, and traveling. Alexis is eager to make a difference in the lives of many children here in our area by serving as a Young Ambassador for the ECCAC.