Meet the

Board of Directors

From left to right:

Sabrina Marlin

Byron Smith

Ryan McCrary

Cam Hill

Allen Chaney

Sabrina Marlin

Sabrina was born in South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. She is married with two boys. She really enjoys working with youth and families as well as cooking, sports, traveling, and activities in nature. Sabrina is currently an intake supervisor at the Department of Juvenile Justice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byron Smith

Byron Smith has been involved in the Greenville community for over 15 years. As a graduate of Furman University, Byron has continuously served under-resources and at-risk youth in our city beginning his Sophomore year in college. Now as a board member at Lead Collective, Byron brings insight and innovation from his experience serving ministries locally and globally as well as his work as a corporate consultant. Currently, he works with BMW at the Information Technology Research Center where he helps drive initiatives to save costs and improve processes. Byron has been married over 10 years to his wife Allison, who is responsible for any good decision he’s ever made, and they have 2 beautiful girls. In his free time he enjoys college football, getting outdoors, and mentoring others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan McCrary

Ryan McCrary (a lot of people call him Rary) lives in Greenville, SC with his hilarious, lovely wife. In 2009, Ryan founded GOAT, and later, the Mountain Goat which is a public funding tool for GOAT. While Ryan is no longer the staff director of GOAT, he plays a crucial role on the board, and continues to own and run Mountain Goat Coffee with wife, Chrissy. In addition to these wonderful endeavors, Ryan works full-time as a software engineer at RudderStack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cam Hill

Cam has been living and serving in the Nicholtown community for over 7 years with his wife Joy and their two kids (MJ and Zion). They founded the ministry of Eleos in April of 2016, in partnership with the Phillis Wheatley Community Center after meeting with various community leaders and asking how they could best serve in the neighborhood. They began by launching an Open gym, and have since developed tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development programs. Cam worked with GOAT from 2013 – 2016. He stepped away temporarily to Pastor full-time at Summit Church, from 2016 – 2020. Beginning in January 2020 he joined LEAD Collective as the Executive Director. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Chaney

Allen Chaney and his wife Meghan moved to Greenville in December of 2018, shortly before having their first child. Allen works as an attorney, running his own multi-jurisdictional law practice specializing in civil rights litigation and appellate criminal defense. He is also the founder and executive director of South Carolina Justice Project (SCJP), a new nonprofit civil rights law firm dedicated to providing free or low cost legal representation to victims of civil rights violations. Allen joined our board in January 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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