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Greg Blandford
Greg is a project development/sales specialist for Technical Innovation.  Technical Innovation is a market leader in the audio video and video collaboration integration space.  He has 20 years of experience in technology related sales and management.  Greg is currently the treasurer for Scales Elementary All Pro dads.

Greg is originally from Cincinnati, Oh and a graduate of Miami University (Miami of Ohio).  He has lived in Brentwood, TN for the past 9 years with his wife Allison and two daughters, Reid 9 and Taylor 8.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys biking, running, camping and spending time with my family.  Interesting fact: Greg completed his first sprint triathlon last year and since had done a total of 5. 

Bert Bosse
Gilbert Bosse has lived in Middle Tennessee for over 30 years and the Brentwood area for 15 years. He graduated with an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His business career includes working for General Electric, serving as VP Sales for a Middle Tennessee Manufacturer as well as owning several small businesses. He is currently the owner of Brentwood Building Maintenance.

Bert is actively involved in community activities; currently serving on the Board and Treasurer of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, Brentwood Library Foundation. Board of Trustees for the Brentwood Library, President of the Leadership Brentwood Alumni Association and Treasurer for the Landmark Homeowners Association.

Bert is a Member of Brentwood United Methodist Church and has two daughters both in Graduate School. He is a Master Gardener, avid book reader and an aspiring gourmet cook. He is interested in preservation of green space and park lands and is a member of Cheekwood, Radnor as well as a friend of Warner Parks. He has previously served on the boards of Sumner County United Way, SMU Alumni Association, 500 Club, Heart Association and other local organizations. 

Jim Cartiglia
Jim Cartiglia brings a passion for preserving the quality of life we enjoy here today. He has a great track record in civic involvement and fund raising experience as past Chairman of the Board of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Jim, an attorney with Waddey & Patterson, P.C. in Nashville, has a diverse background in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property. He has been involved in strategic consultations regarding best practices for ensuring technology protection is achieved in an efficient and cost effective manner. In his practice, Cartiglia has appeared at patent offices in both Europe and Asia, and has worked closely with patent attorneys on both continents, allowing him to tailor patent filings to achieve the maximum benefit worldwide. In trademark protection, he has prepared and prosecuted over 100 U.S. and international trademark applications and has conducted inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including oppositions and concurrent use proceedings. As a trial lawyer, Cartiglia has litigated patent and trade secret disputes in a variety of U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit, and before the International Trade Commission. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association and past president of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association.

Kathy Crisp & David Kumatz

These married CBGS Board members met at Vanderbilt Law School.  Kathy Crisp is Assistant Vice President of Administrative and Business Services at Middle Tennessee State University.  She graduated from Tennessee Technological University and Vanderbilt Law School.

David Kumatz is Associate General Counsel, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. He is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York and Vanderbilt Law School.

They have lived in Brentwood in the Carondelet subdivision since 1992 and have two children, Daniel and Adam. The family loves the rural character of Brentwood and the parks and trails developed by the City of Brentwood. All of the family either run, bike, hike, or play soccer in Brentwood's green areas.

Jim Fordice, MD

Born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jim Fordice earned his biomedical engineering degree at Duke University in 1987. He earned his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine In Houston ,TX, then completed residency there.
While training in Houston, he met his wonderful wife and fellow doctor, Sarina. They moved to Nashville in 1998, and to Brentwood in 2002, where they are raising two beautiful children, ages 15 and 11.
Jim is an otolaryngologist practicing in Smyrna and Murfreesboro, TN. Jim served for nine years on the state board of the Nature Conservancy, and is proud to have the opportunity to work with Citizens for Brentwood Greenspace. His leisure activities include tennis, jogging, and piano playing, but his absolute favorite pastime is hiking. It comes as no surprise, then, that the preservation of greenspace is his prime passion.

Peg Fredi
Peg Fredi is an internationally award winning artist from Tennessee.  She received a MA and MFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Boston MA. Peg teaches art at Cumberland University and is a free-lance photographer for Brentwood/Franklin Homepage, an on-line newspaper.  

She is a docent for The Frist Center for Art and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Williamson County. She was an Assistant Scout Master for BSA Troop 31 for 12 years and also served on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America-Middle Tennessee Council, and Ellington Agriculture Museum.

Peggy Sain Howell
Peggy is a Nashville native, living in Brentwood since 1989.  She is a graduate of M.T.S.U., majoring in education.  After teaching school with Metro Nashville, she was employed as a flight attendant for 28 years with USAirways.  Peggy is a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she is an advisory board member and youth leader.

Being involved in the Brentwood community is her passion.  She is a graduate of Leadership Brentwood (2003), where she has served on the L.B. Alumni Board and the Youth Leadership Brentwood Board.  She has thoroughly enjoyed being a participant in both the Brentwood Citizens Police Academy and Fire Academy.  Since moving to Country Club Estates in '91, she has served as the homeowner's association secretary/treasurer. Peggy is also a member/volunteer for the Patricia Hart Society of the United Way of Williamson County.

Preserving our quality of life, which certainly includes the development and use of our Brentwood city parks, is important to Peggy.  She has walked all of our park trails with her basset hound, Truman.

Gil Hutchinson
Gil Hutchinson, his wife of 24 years, Annette, and their two children, Kelsey and Scott, moved to Brentwood in 1999 from Orlando, Florida.  He graduated from Tulane with a BA and Florida State with an MBA. Gil has over 28 years of progressive healthcare management, finance and technology experience and has worked with some of the leading health systems and insurers in the country.

Gil is actively involved in community activities, currently serving on the City of Brentwood's Historic Commission.  He is a member of the Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce.  Gil was active in the City's "Adopt A Soldier" program and is a past graduate of Leadership Brentwood and the Citizens Police and Fire Academies. Other past activities have included being on the City's Tree and Environmental Quality Coordinating Committees and the Board of Directors of the Highland View Homeowner's Association, where he was President.  Annette is a realtor.  The family attends Brentwood United Methodist.

The Hutchinson's have traveled or lived in many parts of the country, but truly believe that Brentwood is a very special place to work and raise a family. A true gem of a community that deserves to be cherished and protected against the blight caused by extensive overdevelopment.

George Malo
George Malo has been a resident of Brentwood since 1984. He has been in the field of education for over 35 years as both a teacher and administrator. He recently retired from the Tennessee Board of Regents where he was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Assessment in the Office of Academic Affairs. Prior to joining the Board of Regents, George worked in the Tennessee Department of Education, taught mathematics in public schools and a community college in Illinois, and was a faculty member at the University of Illinois. George has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Science from Indiana University, and a Bachelors degree from Blackburn College.

George moved to Brentwood from Davidson County because of the quality of residential life promoted by the city. As the Williamson County area grows, he sees the need for Brentwood residents to offer support to help maintain this quality of life and to ensure that growth is well-planned and managed. Hearing about the Brentwood Green Space organization, he joined the group because of their belief in preserving sufficient green space, especially during growth.

Alex Noble
Alex Noble is a native of the Brentwood area.  A little bit of family history to set the stage.  His grandfather, Dr. Albert Noble, moved to the area in 1917 and built a drugstore at the corner of Franklin Road and Old Hickory Blvd in 1929 and the family has been involved in business and civic activities ever since.

Alex's father Glenn, was right in the middle of the formation of the incorporated city in the late 1960's, chaired the chamber of commerce committee that recommended incorporation.  Glenn served on the regional planning commission governing the area including what is now Brentwood, actually wrote the report recommending incorporation, was responsible for the idea of incorporating the entire 15th civil district instead of just area around the existing business district close to Old Hickory Blvd., campaigned for the referendum to incorporate and ran unsuccessfully for commissioner in the first election.

Alex and Sandy, his wife of 33 years have two sons, Christian, 31 and Dustin 28.  Over the years, Alex, a retired highway engineer, has served 5 years as city commissioner, 6 years on the planning commission, and is currently serving on the board of zoning appeals.Having lived in Brentwood over this length of time, Alex has a unique perspective on Brentwood, past , present and future and wants to see the community continue to prosper without destroying the natural beauty that makes Brentwood such a desirable place to live, work and play.

Stephen Prince
Stephen Prince, his wife of 30 years, Carol, and their three children, Angel, Mitchell, and Courtney moved to Brentwood in 1985. They have built three houses in three different subdivisions here in Brentwood over the last 26 years. Angel lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, part time, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the rest of the time.  Mitchell graduated from BHS in 2003 and recently completed a four-year tour in the U.S. Air Force. Mitchell now attends Middle Tennessee State University.  Courtney graduated from BHS in 2005 and now attends the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhatten and plans to graduate in December 2011. Stephen and Carol started their company, National Business Products, in 1993 which now operates out of a 3-year old, geo thermal heated and cooled building in Nolensville. Stephen rebranded his company Card Marketing Services in 2007. Stephen and Carol travel all over the country and world for their business.

In sum, the Princes love and appreciate the special experience of living in Brentwood, TN.  Carol and Stephen have every reason to believe that they will live here for the rest of their days.  But their interest goes far beyond their own lives.  They have always been comitted to an eternal stewardship responsibility to all following generations, and preservation of green space is just one of those responsibilities.

James Selleh
James Selleh has been a Brentwood resident since 1991.  He is married to Rachel Waterhouse and they have 3 children: Nick Selleh – 27, Brentwood TN; 1st Lt Travis Selleh (USAF) – 25, Joint Base Charleston SC; and Sarah Sokolowski - 19, University of South Carolina.  James has served on various boards during his time in Brentwood, including the Meadow Lake HOA and various boards at his church.  

James has been employed by Sprint Corporation for over 25 years and he is currently Area Sales Manager for Business Sales.  James is a native Tennessean and holds a BS degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville .  James also serves as a Disaster Response Team member for the Natchez Trace Chapter of the American Red Cross in Franklin, TN.  He has a strong interest in increasing park lands and open space for our great city as well as insuring that future generations have ample parks to enjoy for years to come.

Paul Webb
Paul is a native of Crossville, Tennessee.  He earned his accounting degree at Tennessee Tech after serving in the U. S. Air Force (Viet Nam era).  He is a CPA with work experience in public and private accounting. Paul’s wife, Pat, is also a CPA.  She is a partner in a Brentwood firm specializing in small businesses and taxes.  He has three sons, a daughter-in-law and a new granddaughter.

Paul has lived in Brentwood, TN for thirty years.  He has been active in the community as a church elder, scout leader, Big Buddy with Buddies of Nashville, Civitan baseball coach, President of Brentwood Morning Rotary, Civitan Treasurer, Lipscomb PTO board president, City of Brentwood Mayor and city Commissioner, Brentwood Library Board chair, Y soccer coach, Brentwood Park Board member, Brentwood High Athletic Booster Club treasurer, Williamson County Fair volunteer and many more community leadership positions.

Paul has been the administrator at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville since 1995.  Outside of work and public service, Paul enjoys gardening and working with classic cars.

Jimmy  Wilson
Jimmy Wilson lives in Oak Hall with his wife Sarah and son Felix.  Oak Hall (Circa 1845), located on Wilson Pike in Brentwood, was built by Jimmy's great, great, great grandfather James H. Wilson, who also built Ravenswood (1825) and  Inglehame (1856).  Jimmy and his wife are both alumni of the University of the South.  Jimmy has a JD degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and is a retired attorney and CEO of two companies.  He currently is a partner in the Blue Chair Cafe in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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