• 2021-2022 Seaside School, Inc. Board of Directors

    Seaside School, Inc. is governed by an 11-15 member Board of Directors, each of whom serve 3-year terms. The Board application period begins each December and runs through February. New Board members are elected each Spring. The Board meets monthly, unless there is a need for additional meetings outside of the regular schedule. All Board meetings are open to the public, and notices for each meeting are posted on the School website and at School campuses. Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30PM. Members of the public are given an opportunity to address the Board at each meeting. If you would like to schedule a special presentation to the Board, please email boardsec@seasideschools.net.


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Nick Vlahos, Chairman

Nick was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and grew up vacationing along the Emerald Coast. He earned his B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 2000. While at Tulane, Nick was a member of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team and was elected by his coaches and teammates to serve as Team Captain his Senior year. Nick then stayed on at Tulane, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law in 2003.

Returning to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he practiced law for two years before going into real estate shortly before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He then served as a member of the Mayor’s Post-Katrina Rebuilding Committee, and later was part of the team selected to work on the Master Development of Gulfport post-Katrina. It was in this capacity that Nick worked with the private equity firm that eventually moved him to 30A in early 2008. In December 2011, Nick formed Vlahos Solutions, LLC and has worked on real estate development projects locally and around the Southeast since that time. Nick is a licensed attorney in the state of Mississippi, and licensed real estate broker in the states of Florida and Mississippi.

Community and educational service have always been important to Nick and his family. He has served on various committees at his church – including chair of the audit committee and a member of the Greek Festival Committee. He has also continued his involvement with Tulane by serving on the Tulane Athletic Advisory Committee in addition to co-chairing both his law school and tennis reunion committees.

While working on a project in Baton Rouge, LA, Nick was introduced to his now wife, Candace. Nick and Candace were married in 2016 and today live in Miramar Beach with their two children, Kosta and Wynnie. You can reach Nick at board.vlahos@seasideschools.net.

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Rhea Goff, Vice Chairman

Rhea Goff grew up in DeFuniak Springs before attending Florida State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2001.  Rhea is currently the Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer for The St. Joe Company where she has worked since 2003.  Rhea began working at St. Joe as an HR Assistant at WaterColor Inn & Resort focusing on human resources for St. Joe's resort and club operations in Walton and Bay Counties. Rhea now oversees Human Resources, Marketing, Information Technology as well as a variety of St. Joe corporate administration, policies, and compliance matters.  Rhea also serves on the Boards of The St. Joe Community Foundation, Florida’s Great Northwest, the Bay County Chamber and the Dune Lakes Elementary School Advisory Council. Rhea lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her high school sweetheart husband, Brian, and their three children. You can reach Rhea at board.goff@seasideschools.net.

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Kav Tucker, Treasurer

Originally from Marietta, GA, Kav and his wife, Celia, have called South Walton their home since 2011. Kav earned his Bachelor of Science in Management at Georgia Tech, where he was a member of the Varsity Golf Team. After college, Kav entered the financial services industry, ultimately moving into the role of Vice President of Fixed Income at Credit Suisse in New York. In 2010, Kav founded SouthCap Brokerage Group, a firm distributing life and annuity products in regional banks, broker dealers and national wirehouses. SouthCap was acquired in 2017 by Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE: AJG).

Currently Kav serves as Founder of Walton Funding and CEO of Adelaide Capital Partners. The two firms specialize in real estate finance and creative mortgage lending solutions. His wife, Celia, is Co-Founder of Willow, a retail clothing boutique with four locations along Highway 30A. Their son, Huxley, currently attends Dune Lakes Elementary and is an aspiring, professional short stop.

The Tuckers’ philanthropic efforts are focused around education and childhood development. Notably, Kav was a former Board Chairman for Essential 2 Live, a mentoring and leadership program for at-risk teens in the Atlanta Public School system. He also served as Board Vice Chairman at Tree House Episcopal Montessori School in Santa Rosa Beach. The Tuckers are actively involved at Christ the King Episcopal Church and are supporters of the Family Faith Formation program and construction of the Tree House Montessori School. The entire Tucker family have been long-time supporters of the Seaside School, Inc. serving as recurring Seaside School Race Weekend sponsors, committee members, silent auction donors and volunteers. Kav can be reached at board.tucker@seasideschools.net.

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Greg LaTour, Secretary

Greg was born and raised in Thibodaux, LA. After graduating from Nicholls State University with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration, Greg moved to Dallas, TX, where he started his career working in supervision and regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He later served in a leadership role at a large multinational, management consulting firm, which led to opportunities to serve in various executive management roles in the telecommunications industry. Greg retired after a term as President of a IT managed services and cloud computing company in 2017.

Greg, his wife Jana, and their two daughters moved to the Santa Rosa Beach area in 2019. Finding retirement lacking in challenges, Greg started a new company in 2020 that focuses on managing residential construction projects all along 30A and surrounding areas.

Greg enjoys being outdoors in the woods and on the water. He has always been active in his church and community. He feels blessed every day to live in this beautiful place with his lovely wife and two children.  He is grateful for all that he has been given and feels that it is important to give back to the community. You can reach Greg at board.latour@seasideschools.net.

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Farrar Barker

Farrar and her husband, Kelly, moved to Santa Rosa Beach in 2012 from Atlanta to be closer to their families. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Southern Methodist University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Farrar began her practice with the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP in its corporate transactions and securities group and practiced with the law firm of Clark Partington before co-founding Barker Williams, PLLC and Shoreline Title, LLC in 2017. Farrar represents individuals and businesses in a variety of transactional matters across a wide range of industries, including real estate, hospitality, technology and manufacturing.

Farrar is active in her church and community, including youth ministry and serving on the Board for Sandcastle Kids, Inc. In her free time, Farrar loves spending time with Kelly, their three children and two dogs at the beach or on the bay and cheering on her kids at the lacrosse field and at gymnastics meets! You can reach Farrar at board.barker@seasideschools.net.

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Greg Crouch

Greg Crouch, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1999 with a business degree in Marketing. Following his time in Texas, he moved back to the southeast to pursue a career in marketing and advertising. He worked for regional agencies in Nashville and Savannah before moving on to nationally recognized firm, Lewis Communications, in Birmingham, Alabama.  In 2004, shortly after marrying his high school sweetheart, Robin, unforeseen family circumstances took Greg out of the advertising world and into the beverage industry. Following in the footsteps of his late father-in-law, he took over operations of the family business, the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Luverne, Alabama where he has been Chief Executive Officer and President for the past ten years.

After dreaming of living in South Walton since their wedding in the Seaside Chapel, Greg and Robin decided to move from Montgomery to Santa Rosa Beach in 2012, where they live with their three sons, Gardner, Conor and Jacob. Greg splits his time between Santa Rosa Beach and Luverne, successfully running a 90-employee distribution company, while also being able to enjoy our special community here on the Gulf Coast. In 2013, Greg received the most prestigious award in the beverage industry for independent Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, the Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year Award. This award is given to the most successful bottler in North America based on outstanding performance, including sales performance, customer service, retail and foodservice execution, and community support.

Greg has been involved with the Seaside Schools for several years through the annual Half Marathon and additional fundraising efforts. Since 2017, he has served on the Sponsorship and Road Crew Committees. Greg continues to run the Pepsi-Cola business, while remaining closely connected to the South Walton community through church committees, neighborhood associations, charitable organizations, and most importantly, through his sons’ academic and athletic pursuits. You can reach Greg at board.crouch@seasideschools.net.

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Mark Foley

Mark Foley grew up in the military and has lived many places throughout the world, but considers Florida “home” after first moving here in 1999 when he was assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field. He spent 12 years on active duty as a pilot with 114 combat sorties in Afghanistan and Iraq, and continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve. Mark is a former Legislative Assistant and policy advisor to a U.S. Senator on the Senate Armed Services and Defense Appropriations Committees and spent over a decade in Washington DC involved in regulatory, budgetary, and policy initiatives. He is the Founder and CEO of several businesses aligned with the aerospace/defense industry and is a technology entrepreneur and owner of an autonomous systems and unmanned aerial vehicle start-up. Mark also serves Walton County as a Fire Commissioner for the South Walton Fire District and a Board Member of the Walton County Tourist Development Council. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and has a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Mark has taught courses at the postgraduate level and in middle school, is actively involved in his community and church, and particularly enjoys volunteering as a youth basketball coach. He lives in Santa Rosa Beach with his wife Kristen, their son, Connor, and dog, Junior. Mark can be reached at board.foley@seasideschools.net.

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Tom Glavine

Tom was raised in Billerica, Massachusetts, where he attended Billerica Memorial High School. He was a four-time league All-Star and All-Conference honoree in baseball and was named to All-Star and All-Conference teams three times in hockey. He also earned the Boston Globe's All-Scholastic and Player of the Year honors in both baseball and hockey. After graduating high school in 1984, he was drafted by both the Atlanta Braves (Major League Baseball, second round) and the Los Angeles Kings (National Hockey League, fourth round). Faced with the choice of playing two professional sports, he chose baseball. His induction into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 serves as a punctuation mark on his illustrious 24-year professional baseball career, which included two Cy Young Awards, four Silver Slugger Awards, ten All-Star appearances and the honor of being named the 1995 World Series MVP. Since his retirement as a player, he has enjoyed a new career as an Atlanta Braves Color Commentator working an average of 50 home games per season.

His passion for making a difference in his community can be seen through his involvement and creation of at least four signature events raising over 15 million dollars. These events include Tom Glavine’s Field of Dreams Golf Tournament benefiting Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Tom Glavine’s Spring Training Casino Night benefiting the Georgia Transplant Foundation and CURE’s Believe Ball benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer, where Tom serves on the CURE’s Advisory Board).

Tom and his wife, Christine, have five children: Jonathan, Amber, Peyton, Mason and Kienan. After vacationing on the Emerald Coast for many years, Tom and his family have made it their full-time home. Together, they look forward to having a positive impact on their new community. In addition to his work with the Braves, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, exercising, boating, fishing, skiing and reading... and is a general sports enthusiast. Tom can be reached at board.glavine@seasideschools.net (for any Seaside School related issues only).

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McKayla Hale

A Colorado native, McKayla attended undergraduate studies in Northern California, where she started working for lululemon athletica. Growing with the brand for over 5 years, she had the opportunity to train new store openings and loved building strong leadership teams within their stores.

McKayla reunited with her childhood friend, Aaron, living in Santa Rosa Beach, and after a medical tragedy, McKayla moved to the Panhandle to nurse Aaron back to health. Today, McKayla and Aaron run a successful chocolate company, Extra Ordinary Delights, and also are real estate investment enthusiasts. The two are raising three boys: Cameron and twins, Wyatt and Owen.

McKayla has become an advocate within the community spearheading the effort to revitalize the Emerald Coast Aquatic Center, founding the Santa Rosa Beach Buy Nothing Facebook page and mentoring at the Seaside Neighborhood School with her husband. McKayla also advocates for many military and veteran associations including Building Homes for Heroes, which has given mortgage-free specially adapted houses to eight local wounded veterans, The Boot Campaign, Team River Runner, E.O.D Warrior Foundation and The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.

Her hobbies include riding her Peloton, personal development, refinishing furniture and being an active member of the community. McKayla can be reached at board.hale@seasideschools.net.

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Mike Kerrigan

Mike Kerrigan, a Chicago-area native, graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a degree Management.  After returning to Chicago to work in sports marketing, Mike moved to Northwest Florida in 2008 and has been working in marketing and advertising ever since.  After working in advertising sales and marketing consulting, Mike held Marketing Director positions with Simon Property group and later the Walton County Tourist Development Council prior to working for his current employer, The St. Joe Company.  As the company’s Corporate Director of Marketing, Mike manages the marketing and public relations activities for The St. Joe Company’s portfolio of real estate development and hospitality operating assets.

In addition to the Seaside School Inc. Board of Directors, Mike currently sits on board of The Repertory Theatre in Seaside, Florida, the Ascension Sacred Heart Advisory Board and is a member of the Visit Florida Marketing Committee and the Walton County Tourist Development Council Destination Improvement Committee.

Mike and his wife, Jane, along with their three children have called Grayton Beach home since 2008. You can reach Mike at board.kerrigan@seasideschools.net.

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Carey Lewis

Carey was born and raised in Boca Raton, FL. She played softball at Florida State University from 2002-2006. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences and softball ended, she completed her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and a Specialist in Education degree. One of the highlights in her graduate program was working as a Career advisor and a teacher’s assistant for an undergraduate career services class. She was recently accepted in Southeastern University Doctor of Education program specializing in Organizational Leadership. Over the next few years, her plan is to continue her educational journey while maintaining her career as a Sales Manager for TEKsystems and most importantly being a mom to her 3 children.

Carey started her career at TEKsystems, a local and national information technology staffing and services company. For the past 13 years she has hired, developed, and built high performance teams on the Gulf Coast. She started the local Destin TEKsystems branch in 2008 with 2 employees and has grown the Panhandle offices to 27 employees. The TEKsystems model is known for hiring, developing, and training top producers for bigger leadership opportunities within the company. As of 2021, Carey is now running delivery for the Gulf Coast; New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, Destin and Tallahassee offices. She is excited to help bridge connections with our local community and students interested in STEAM opportunities.

Carey’s husband Luke is a Lieutenant for South Walton Fire Department. They stay busy raising their 10 year old son (Collin), 7 year old daughter (Avery) and 3 year old son (Carter). Carey can be reached at board.lewis@seasideschools.net.

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David Milam

David Milam is a native of South Carolina. He has lived and worked in the Florida Panhandle since arriving at Florida State University in 1996 as an undergraduate. After obtaining his degree in Criminology, he attended the Florida State University College of Law and graduated in 2004 with honors.  David moved to Walton County to assist his firm, Dunlap & Shipman, in opening their Walton County office in 2004. The firm's Walton County office has grown to ten lawyers during that time and serves a wide range of clients.  David serves on numerous committees with the Florida Bar and is past president of the Walton County Bar Association. He also serves as a mentor with the Take Stock in Children Program in Walton County and provides pro bono legal representation to children in dependency matters. He resides with his wife and three children in Point Washington and attends the Point Washington United Methodist Church where he serves as Treasurer. You can reach David at board.milam@seasideschools.net.

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Kelly Nuckolls

Kelly was raised in Greenville, AL and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in graphic design and concentrations in both web development and marketing. Kelly has resided in Santa Rosa Beach since 2010 and works remotely as the Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for InfoSystems, an IT solutions provider focused on enterprise-class infrastructure and cybersecurity, based out of Chattanooga, TN. Kelly's background and experience prove expertise in strategically integrated marketing services for technology solution providers that increases client and channel awareness and optimizes revenue streams. She has in-depth expertise in channel programs, including IBM, Red Hat and Dell Technologies. Kelly is well versed in today’s IT challenges and has the ability to translate technical capabilities into modern ROI, including next gen solutions such as automation, cloud and edge computing, cybersecurity and resilience, AI and machine learning.

She has been recognized multiple times on CRN’s prestigious Women of the Channel list, including 2021's Power 60 Solution Providers, honoring outstanding leadership and vision in driving technology growth and innovation. Her professional outreach platform to promote women in STEM roles resonates through mentorships in the various local and national organizations.

Having served as the Marketing Chair for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Seaside Schools Race Weekends, Kelly is driven to support the Seaside Schools in maintaining and enhancing their history of excellence. Kelly and her husband, Jerimi, both play active roles in local community development and preservation and are proud to call South Walton their home. They have two sons, Grant and Taylor, and a dog, Alys. She can be reached at board.nuckolls@seasideschools.net.

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Michelle Hayes Uhlfelder

From Germantown, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia, Michelle Hayes Uhlfelder attended Germantown High School and was honored to serve as the first female general manager of the Emmy award-winning Germantown Community Access Channel. Michelle went on to graduate as magna cum laude with a B.A. in Radio and Television, Sales, Marketing and Management and complete master’s level work in Professional Media Management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She secured internships at Fox News Memphis and WGN Radio 720 in Chicago. She was named the Communications Student of the Year for SIUC and nominated as her university’s Lincoln Scholar for her outstanding charitable and academic achievements.

Launching her professional career in New York City with HBO Studios, Michelle ultimately moved back to Atlanta where she worked for National Public Radio in corporate communications and then as an account supervisor at Edelman, the world’s largest independently owned public relations firm. At Edelman, she advanced the marketing needs of consumer brands like Starbucks, Wal-Mart, the Fabulous Fox Theater of Atlanta, Mars, Inc., and Tempur-Pedic. Michelle was actively involved with the Atlanta Press Club, the Turner Foundation, and Atlanta Women’s Network. 

Michelle has vacationed in Seaside with her family since the 1990s and relocated to Walton County in 2008. She has served on the boards of the 30A 10K charity race, Lighthouse Family Retreat, The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School, Dune Lakes Elementary School Advisory Council, Sandpiper Boosters, Bay Boosters, and Easy on 30A. 

Michelle has been involved with the Seaside Schools for several years through the annual Half Marathon, serving on the marketing committee. Michelle continues to work as a freelance marketer, but the bulk of her time is spent serving her community through philanthropic work, being active in the Jewish community as a member of Temple Beth Shalom, and volunteering at her children’s school. Michelle lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her husband and two children, who attend Seaside Neighborhood School. You can reach Michelle at board.uhlfelder@seasideschools.net.

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Mike Wintrode

Mike was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he studied Computer and Information Systems at Drexel University. Mike started his career in technology working at The Vanguard Group for nearly 10 years supporting the Stock and Bond trading floors before moving into Networking, Application Delivery and Data Center Technology.

Relocating to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area shortly after his wedding to Melissa in 2007, Mike worked for Northrop Grumman designing, delivering and managing complex IT solutions for Federal Agencies such as the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. After earning an MBA at the University of Maryland Mike joined ReliaSource as their Chief Technology Officer where he supports a multi-purpose role focused on leveraging IT solutions to optimize internal operations, aligning investments to enable strategic growth initiatives, establishing industry partnerships to drive business development opportunities and solve unique customer challenges. He brings a true passion for utilizing Information Technology to solve problems and deliver effective solutions.

Mike, Melissa and their two children, Olivia and Jackson, reside in Santa Rosa Beach. You can reach Mike at board.wintrode@seasideschools.net.