Board of Directors
Mr. Baiyor has over 30 years of experience accounting for domestic and international non-profits, including fund accounting and preparing the annual tax filings. In addition to serving on the PCG Board, he is currently serving one international and one other domestic non-profit. He has significant accounting, regulatory and tax experience serving for-profit companies in a wide range of industries.
His extensive business experience includes integration of acquisitions for eleven private-equity groups with multi-state, multi-location and international companies. Mr. Baiyor has significant regulatory and payroll compliance experience for federal, state and local governments.
Darryl Clark has lived in metro Atlanta for over 27 years …. 25 in Gwinnett and 2 in DeKalb (Doraville). As an avid mountain biker and advocate, Darryl is a founding member of the Gwinnett Area Trail Riders (GATR, now MTB-Gwinnett). GATR was an active chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association and Southern Off-Road Bike Association. Darryl served in various roles and helped create over 30 miles of mountain bike trails in Gwinnett County Parks through community education, trail building and trail maintenance. Darryl’s professional career is in education. He is a former public school teacher and administrator. He has held corporate positions in business development, sales and virtual learning. Darryl’s goal is to use his talents and skills as an educator and business professional to build advocacy support for the Peachtree Creek Greenway through relationship building and community education.
The PCG Inc Founder, Betsy Eggers, brings a variety of business and leadership experience to Peachtree Creek Greenway. For over twenty years, she was co-founder/CFO of ArchiTech, a design-develop-build firm that built single and multi-family homes and redeveloped warehouses into mixed-used spaces. With a Masters in Occupational Therapy, Betsy worked in the Rehab Department of DeKalb Medical Center for 23 years. She was the founding president of the Brookhaven Fields Civic Association, served on the Community Council for rezoning reviews, was founding Board member of the Fugees Family, was Treasurer of the Atlanta Friends Meeting, and served as Board Chair for the Global Village Project, a local school for refugee teenage girls. She and her husband, Jack Honderd, have lived in Brookhaven for over 30 years.
Ronda has lived near North Fork Peachtree Creek since 1964 – and for years, she never knew it was there! She is thrilled to be part of the discovery, clean-up and protection of this local treasure.
Ronda’s deep-rooted concern for our environment has heightened in the last decade because of extended visits to highly-polluted world capitals as well as travels to locales that value and protect air and water. She sees working toward transportation alternatives that make both the environment and the citizenry healthier as a golden opportunity to create a legacy for future generations.
With 30 years of experience in sales, building and managing sales teams, creating and developing new business entities, customer relations, and 15 years of business ownership with Standard Office Systems, Ronda looks forward to creating opportunities for all citizens to contribute to the success of the Peachtree Creek Greenway.
Courtney Heba is a native Atlantan and currently resides in Brookhaven. She works as a Senior Manager at Carters | Oshkosh overseeing the IT eCommerce teams who maintain the website. Previously, she was an Agile Coach at Delta Air Lines working in their innovation hub, the Dojo. Before Delta, Courtney was an Account Executive at AT&T and a graduate of their Business Sales Leadership Development Program. Courtney teaches C# Programming using Agile Foundations to business students as an adjunct professor at Georgia Gwinnett College. She holds an MBA from Georgia Tech where she met her husband in 2016. In her spare time Courtney enjoys spending time at her lake house at Lake Oconee, hiking, walking, biking, reading, yoga, meditation, and investing.
Vicki Hood has over 3 decades working experience in the corporate world with AT&T. While at AT&T she held several positions increasing in responsibilities including managing a portion of AT&T's real estate portfolio encompassing million+ sf. Vicki's most recent position was as a project manager managing AT&T's rights of ways and environmental permitting associated with AT&T's fiber optic projects throughout the contiguous, US, Alaska and Hawaii. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and enjoys volunteering in her community. She is focused on improving the recreational and health benefits realized through walking, biking, running trails and supporting these initiatives for her community and beyond. Vicki is a native of Atlanta and lives in Dekalb County with her husband where she enjoys the many recreational and cultural opportunities in and around Atlanta.
Deuk has lived back and forth between Seoul, South Korea and New York City all his childhood. When his family moved down to Gwinnett County in Georgia, Deuk started to look for walking and outdoors opportunities which he took for granted when he was younger. Deuk now resides in Midtown Atlanta and enjoys walking his golden-doodle Miso, and riding his electric bike all around the city. Deuk holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television with a minor in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and works as the Creative Director for the video-focused ad agency Forten Media. Other than storytelling through a camera lens, Deuk also holds a strong passion for public policy, planning, and political activism. He also works with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) as a canvasser and team leader advocating for AAPI women’s rights in Georgia.
Randy McDow has lived in Atlanta since 1990, when he enrolled as a freshman at Georgia Tech. He then spent 16 years on staff at GT, where he recruited and mentored outstanding students.
Currently, he serves as executive director of a family foundation focused on supporting over 900 undergraduates each year with merit scholarships through partnerships with three dozen universities and colleges across the country, including Mercer, Morehouse, UGA, and Georgia Tech. He lives close to the PCG in Dekalb County with his wife, Lauren, and sons Eston and Liam. Randy enjoys exploring trails and coaching youth basketball. Before joining the PCG board, Randy volunteered with the group as a photographer.
Sravanthi has worked over 20 years experience in marketing, specifically in sales and content marketing. She currently serves as Senior Content Planning Editor at WebMD, and has spent the majority of her career in healthcare. Before arriving at WebMD, Sravanthi was a Marketing & Communications Manager for Georgia Tech for five years. She also writes freelance content for a marketing agency, Unique Venues. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and an MBA, both from the University of Georgia.
When Sravanthi isn’t at WebMD or writing freelance content, she loves to spend time in the great outdoors with her rambunctious rescue dog, Sirius, attend author lectures at the Atlanta History Center, has season tickets to the Fox Broadway shows, and be a tourist in her own city and state. Check out www.sravanthimeka.com to see what she is up to lately!
Meredith O’Connor has been in the Employee Benefits field for over 40 years. For the last 10 years she has been self employed (dba/O’Connor Benefits). She and several Clack family members founded Clack’s Corner, now a City of Brookhaven park in Brookhaven Fields. This park is a partnership between the neighbors and the City, as it is owned by the City and maintained by the Brookhaven Fields Civic Association through volunteers. She managed the fundraising for $30k needed to install the park.
Meredith previously held various positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) of the Georgia Chapter of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Meredith also served on the Brookhaven Fields Civic Association Board and as Secretary and Chair of the Ways & Means Committee of Soroptomist International in Washington, D.C. Currently, Meredith is the Treasurer of the Executive Team at Brookhaven Christian Church. Meredith and her husband, R. Riley O’Connor have lived in Brookhaven for over 22 years. Meredith and Riley enjoy camping and have been volunteers at Vogel State Park for many years.
Lauren is an Atlanta native who grew up steeped in the importance of community activism. Her mother co-founded the PATH Foundation, which Lauren continues to support. Another group she donates time and energy to is the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners where she contributes as a board member, Event Committee chair, and active member.
In her business life, Lauren is a Travel Concierge and the owner of Dynamic Escapes, a boutique travel planning company. She serves her clients by taking care of all the research and planning of their trips so they can simply focus on the fun to come.
Lauren, her husband, and their two children (and 2 dogs) are lucky enough to live within walking distance of both the PCG and PATH 400 and can't wait until the two trails connect!
Terry grew up in Gwinnett County where he thoroughly enjoyed parks and greenways. It provided serenity, a place to exercise and hang out with friends and families. He hopes to reciprocate the same joy he received from it by advocating and being part of Peachtree Creek Greenway. He is currently is the operations director at Forten Media, a video agency. He resides in Dunwoody with his beautiful wife and dog, Keely.
David Tracht is Vice President of Elevation Development Group, responsible for overseeing the coordination of developments and acquisitions as well as prospecting new opportunities. David has held various leadership and management roles within firms such as Jones Lang LaSalle, Cousins Properties, Jamestown Properties, and LeCraw. He has over 17 years of experience in a broad base of real estate related disciplines including V.P of Operations for the Atlanta regional office of a multi-billion dollar real estate professional services company, organizational development, property and facility management, development management and marketing. A tree-hugger at heart, David loves to spend time outdoors with his wife Anne, daughter Abby, and son Miles. He's also a huge Atlanta United fan, so when he's not working on real estate or exploring a multi-use path, you can find him watching soccer games.
Carola Garcia Manzano
Carola moved from Mexico to New Jersey in 2004 and then relocated to Atlanta in 2015 with her husband and children. Carola studied Art Conservation and then continued her education earning a Master’s degree in Anthropology. After several years of museum and archaeological work, she decided to turn her attention to her real passion: environmental conservation. Since 2010 Carola has been involved in environmental initiatives through different groups such as the Green Team in Maplewood, N.J., spearheading the Solarize SOMA project for two local towns, and later founding The Pale Blue Dot, an NGO dedicated to providing solar power to rural off-grid schools in Mexico. With this last project up and running she now focuses her time on local efforts through the Sierra Club Atlanta Chapter and the Peachtree Creek Greenway, which will run behind her home and along her backyard!
Founders/Alumni of the Board
These founders and alumni of the Board engage with the Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc. with their time, talent, and treasure: