Tamlin Hall - Founder/Exec Director
Tamlin Hall's journey began in rural Georgia, receiving his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics. Shortly after Hall's career in agriculture began, Hall listened to a persistent calling to get into the Arts. Having no formal training, Hall began performing in Orlando and was selected to attend the prestigious School at Steppenwolf inside the world-renowned Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. While at Steppenwolf, Hall began to write screenplays. His passion for acting shifted to writing and storytelling. Hall went on to receive his M.F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA, becoming the only college student in the entire country in 2012 to receive the prestigious HUMANITAS Prize for comedy television writing, who honors work that explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way. After graduating, Hall went back to Georgia to make his directorial debut, "Holden On", a true story social issue narrative feature film about Hall's childhood friend, Holden Layfield. The film screened over 100 times across North America and won numerous awards, including Best Director awards for Hall at the Breckenridge Film Festival and Orlando Film Festival. “Holden On” was also selected as the coveted Closing Night Film at the largest mental health film festival in the world and was shortlisted by the Georgia Film Critics Association for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema.
Hall is the producer and host of the upcoming educational documentary series, Hope Givers, and is currently co-writing a film adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, A Child Called "It", for the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated production company, For Good. Hall serves as a Film & TV Dramatic Writing consultant for the Georgia Board of Regents and teaches screenwriting at the Atlanta Writers Club.
In 2018, Hall was honored in the Georgia General Assembly for his exemplary work in Advocacy and Arts. In addition, Hall was one of six filmmakers in the country selected as a 2018-19 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation film fellow. Hall travelled to 10 cities, using his skillset of screenwriting and storytelling to speak to college students about mental health, suicide prevention, resilience, passion, and pursuing their dreams.
Mike Angstadt - Chair
Mike Angstadt has served in both the public and private sectors in Leadership positions for the past 35 years. These include Director of Child and Adolescent Services for the Personal Growth Center and Executive Director of the F.D. Roosevelt Outdoor Therapy Program. Both of these agencies were components of the State organization that now bears the name of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
For twenty-two years he led Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc., a private-not-for-profit as their Executive Director. Twin Cedars is a multi-service agency offering 25 programs in Columbus, LaGrange, and Macon, GA as well as Auburn and Opelika, AL. There continuum of care spanned from prevention services, through community mental health, CASA, Child Advocacy Centers, camps, schools, and intensive residential treatment focused on children and youth that have experienced sexual trauma.
Mike incorporated Angstadt Consulting and Teambuilding Services, Inc. in February of 2017 and serves as the LLC’s President. He is, also, an adjunct faculty member of LaGrange College.
He and his wife Jan are the proud parents of four grown daughters and five grandchildren. They reside in rural Troup County, Georgia.
Morgan Melton - Vice Chair (Teacher Liaison)
Morgan Melton was born and raised in LaGrange, GA and graduated from Callaway High School. After teaching for five years in Troup County, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where she has been teaching high school English and implementing the IAMHOLDENON Initiative in her classroom for the last three years. She received her B.S. from Lagrange College in 2009 where she won a Research Writing Award and received her M.S.Ed. from the University of Phoenix in 2012.
Charles Hall - Treasurer
Charles Hall has over two decades experience working with governance boards, volunteer committees and providing direction in conference planning and management. He is the CEO/President of Association Services Group, where his company has twice been honored as 1of the 100 fastest growing UGA alumni businesses in the State of Georgia and recognized as one of top twenty companies on the ‘Best Places to Work in GA’ list by Georgia Trend magazine and the GA Society for Human Resource Management.
Keyal Loveland graduated from Auburn University with a dual degree in Communication & Psychology. With a decade of professional experience in the music and event planning industry, Loveland currently serves as the Director of Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange, GA. The 2,500 seat Amphitheatre provides an intimate outdoor venue for star-studded performances and community events.
Loveland has worked with Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Gregg Allman, Pixies, Jason Isbell, Primus and many other award winning musicians both regionally and nationally.