Our Board Chair
Stacy Sutton is a lifelong marketer, connector of people, and passionate do-gooder. Her 30+ year career in marketing has ranged from owning a digital agency to leading marketing for tech startups. Stacy is also an active volunteer with organizations ranging from humanitarian (Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Honduras Agalta Valley Education Foundation, Year Up) to business (Conscious Capitalism Atlanta, 48in48) to political (Vote Forward). Stacy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California. She is the proud mother of two fantastic adult daughters.
Our Leadership Board
Jordan is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but has called Atlanta home for almost 30 years. He has been an attorney for over 20 years, mostly at Kaufman & Forman, and for the last 2½ years with Fox Rothschild, a national law firm. Jordan’s legal practice includes family law, business litigation, corporate law, landlord-tenant law, and other areas of law. Jordan has also been actively involved in his synagogue, Ahavath Achim in Buckhead, for nearly 25 years. Jordan comes to Aurora Day Camps from a very personal place—his youngest son, Jared, died unexpectedly of brain cancer at age 7 in 2014. Since then, he has been involved with many causes relating to childhood cancer, and is inspired by the work Aurora does. Jordan is the proud father of a graduating senior from the Weber School and is happily remarried, and has a 17 year old stepson and 13 year old stepdaughter, as well.
Beth Friedman is the mother of three boys, Jake 16, Zach 14, and Nate 13. She has been married to Jared Friedman, a Mohs surgeon at Marietta Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, for almost 20 years. She earned her BA in psychology from Emory University, her teaching certificate from Mercer University and her Masters in school counseling from University of West Georgia. In addition to volunteering at the Davis Academy, the Weber school, ORT Atlanta and the AA Synagogue, she has an Atlanta-based matchmaking business called juLuv. She comes from a family of Camping professionals and she is passionate about the mission of Aurora day camp!
Pat Jordan is President, Patric Jordan & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in airline safety, operations, pilot training and fuel efficiency. Pat has a broad range of experience in aviation operations, quality systems and business development spanning his 40-year career in aviation. In addition to his own consulting practice, Pat is President, APUTRAC, LLC, providing state-of-the art technology solutions for tracking and managing auxiliary power unit (APU) resources for airlines and aviation companies. During his career at Delta Air Lines, he served in several leadership positions including General Manager, International Alliance Operations, General Manager, Finance and Administration, and Chief Pilot - Cincinnati. He retired from Delta as a Captain flying the Boeing 767 on Delta’s international routes. Pat has been actively engaged in non-profit community activities including Outward Bound, Leadership Atlanta and Aurora Day Camp.
Ashley Linton has led a successful marketing career throughout many different roles. With over 15 years of experience as a marketing leader, Ashley has national and international experience developing strategies and execution plans for some of the most emerging brands globally. Ashley is an active member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, and the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She is an avid Atlanta sports enthusiast, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places with her family.
Genille McElvey is an IT professional, with over 25+ years of leadership and technology experience in the financial services industry. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing Management. In addition to her professional career, Genille is active in the non-profit community and has helped produce many successful fundraising events. She is actively engaged and contributes to various committees and has a devotedness to programs uplifting and empowering women and children. Genille has held volunteer leadership positions at several organizations; including The Drake House Board of Directors, since 2016. She is a 2019 graduate of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation - Inspire Atlanta Program and a 2018 graduate of the Leadership North Fulton Program. Genille enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and yoga.
Eve Patterson Nimkar
Carl is a Partner at Deloitte, a global professional services firm. He first started helping Aurora Day Camp in 2018 during Deloitte’s Impact Day, their national day of volunteering. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs, graduated from Illinois State University, and received his MBA from DePaul University. He moved from Chicago to Atlanta with his wife, Amanda, in 2010. Carl enjoys coaching and watching his two sons (Jackson and Chase) and daughter (Taylor) play sports and compete in dance competitions.
Evin is one of Atlanta’s most respected Family Law attorneys and a founding partner of Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C. With more than 20 years of experience, Evin advises clients in all areas of Family Law, with a focus on challenges to custody, support, and matters of extreme financial complexity. He is as comfortable in the conference room as he is in the courtroom and believes that a great trial attorney should be judged by the settlements he has been able to achieve for his clients. As a trained mediator and arbitrator, Evin successfully negotiates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, marital settlements and parenting agreements. He is a seasoned advocate in child-custody, alimony and child-support issues as well. Considered one of the “pioneers” in the Atlanta Collaborative Law community, Evin has been instrumental in establishing and developing Collaborative Practice in the Atlanta legal community. Evin is a founding member of the Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance, a closed network of elite practitioners in Collaborative Law. While his practice focuses solely on Family Law, approximately half of his cases choose to proceed Collaboratively, seeking to resolve their issues amicably while avoiding the need for Court intervention. Evin Somerstein is the author of numerous articles relating to family law and regularly serves as a guest speaker at Continuing Education Programs for fellow family law attorneys. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia in 1989. Evin enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, plays golf whenever the opportunity arises, and shares his love of music through guitar.
Brooks A. Suttle
Brooks is a labor and employment law attorney with Alston & Bird LLP, where his practice involves virtually all aspects of employment counseling and litigation. From legal compliance in the hiring process to drafting employment and independent contractor agreements, to enforcing restrictive covenants, managing investigations, and litigating whistleblower, discrimination and wage-and-hour claims and class-actions, Brooks advises and defends employers on a wide variety of employment-related matters in arbitration, administrative proceedings, and state and federal courts nationwide. Brooks was born in Atlanta, but grew up in southern California before heading east to Philadelphia where he earned a bachelor’s degree in intellectual history from the University of Pennsylvania. When his father died of cancer shortly after graduation, Brooks attempted to move back to California but was inadvertently waylaid for several years on the small farm outside Birmingham, Alabama, where his dad grew up. While there, Brooks worked in the restaurant industry (where he met his future wife), started a photography business, taught for Kaplan and pursued a master’s degree in Integral Theory before ultimately deciding to move back to Atlanta to attend Emory Law School and start a family. Brooks now lives in Smyrna with his wife, Mollie, and their two daughters, ages 5 and 9.
James is the owner of Atlanta Pro AV (APAV). Using his background as a professional touring musician, he developed an audio visual company that specializes in live production, integration, and design for corporate clients. James is active in the non-profit community and helps produce numerous nonprofit galas and fundraisers.