MEET THE BOARD
founder & board president
Cheryl Sims’ involvement with Wills Park spans decades. Her daughter Alison grew up riding at the park and is now a professional rider and trainer. Cheryl founded Cheryl & Co in 2003 and, with her son Jay, manages local horse shows at Wills Park and surrounding venues. Her family’s experience in the industry drove Cheryl’s vision for a reinvigorated, renovated Wills Park Equestrian Center that would positively impact both the horse community and the City of Alpharetta.
Michael Gelb is the owner of Hunters Glen Equestrian Center, Wilsun Custom Horse Products and Sterling Creek Enterprises. He was introduced to horses in the 1990s at Huntcliff Equestrian Center. He and his wife Erika are both active riders, with horses in Alpharetta, Holland and Germany. Michael is committed to sharing the equestrian knowledge he has gained from around the world and to bringing the Alpharetta horse community closer together.
SCOTT & MARIE TITTLE
Scott and Marie Tittle are passionate about the revitalization of Wills Park. Scott is President of Blueprint Wealth Management, a fee-only, fiduciary, financial planning and investment advisory firm based in Milton. Marie is Vice President of Blueprint and is also a renowned professional speaker to church audiences. They are both active members of Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta. Their daughters, Suzette and Liza, are equestriennes.
Jeff Felton’s interest in the efforts of Wills Park Equestrian Foundation was cultivated while watching the transformative power of the sport through his daughter, Wyette. Jeff has had a long and successful career at the nexus of healthcare products, services and technology. He is currently the CEO of Vereco. He was the CEO of Atlanta based Logisticare, and led large enterprises like RelayHealth and Connected Care and Analytics (both divisions of McKesson). He lives with his wife Robin and their four children in Canton, GA.
KEVIN & LINDSAY NOLAN
Kevin Nolan is the founder & CEO of Nolan Transportation Group, a transportation company providing third-party logistical services for over 7,000 customers in the US, Canada and Mexico. He also founded OTR Capital, MIG Insurance and online payment processor Payhawk, all headquartered in North Atlanta. His wife, Lindsay, grew up riding and started showing at Wills Park in the mid 80’s. She has worked in both the real estate and preschool industries, and has been a stay-at-home mom, supporting two daughters who are avid equestriennes and her youngest daughter, who plays tennis.
Libba Fisher was bitten by the equestrian bug in the early 90s and has been riding and showing ever since. While she currently competes across the Southeast, she is one of the many members of the equestrian community that got their start at Wills Park. Libba has many fond memories of riding and showing at Wills Park and enjoyed watching her children grow up competing there as well. Libba sees Wills Park as a hub for the metro Atlanta equestrian community, one that fosters riders of all levels and abilities, and is excited to be a part of its revitalization.
MEGAN O’DWYER THIEL
Megan is a professional in the horse industry who sees Wills Park as an important piece of her business and business alike. She lives in Alpharetta and owns a horse farm in Milton. She serves as Vice President of Georgia Hunter Jumper Association where she works with the community of equestrians who call Wills Park home.
Jane Pittman is an avid equestrian and frequent participant at Wills Park Equestrian Center horse shows since 2004. Jane and her husband Sam purchased their Milton property based on its proximity to Wills Park!
Jane was a global investment banker for over 25 years working from New York City. She is thrilled to have recently “semi-retired” to Alpharetta horse country and looks forward to bringing her equestrian passion and vast business skills to assist with the exciting revitalization of Wills Park.
Daniel Matalon’s passion for the equestrian community and Wills Park began when his daughter, Taylor, competed in her first show at Wills Park in 2015. As the owner of A 2ndChance Bail Bonds and A 2nd Chance Monitoring, Daniel is a firm believer in community involvement and giving back. Bringing his passion for helping others and business acumen to the revitalization project to the park so that other families will have the opportunity to be a part of the equestrian community.
Jacqueline quickly fell in love with horses after moving to an Alpharetta farm. Within a year she competed at Wills Park in her first show. She competed over the next 10 years, many shows at Wills Park, where countless memories were made. Following college horses weren’t in the budget, but 13 years later she returned to the sport that shaped her. Today, she serves as General Manager at Horseshoe Bend Country Club. Jacqueline is passionate about this project because she knows the value Wills Park brings to the community and the impact this facility has on lives.
Catherine has loved horses since she first sat on one at 4 years old, continuing to ride throughout junior high and high school. After showing in western pleasure for several years, she turned to hunter and has competed with her daughter at Wills Park with Centurion Farm since 2010. She is very excited about the renovation for Wills Park and is thrilled to be able to play a part in making this vision a reality. Catherine had a career in banking before becoming a mom to three wonderful children. She is a board member of MidSouth Bank Corporation, and is Vice President and a board member of The Malone Family Foundation. In addition, she owns and operates Sweet Magnolia Bakery, a cottage bakery business. Catherine and her husband Scott reside in Woodstock.