Managing Principal | Frontline Capital Partners
Mr. Boggus currently resides in Jasper, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has over 26 years of banking and business experience.
Most recently he served as CEO and President of a community banking company with assets in excess of one billion dollars and 13 locations. During Mr. Boggus' tenure, the company made a bank acquisition, two branch acquisitions and sold its wholesale mortgage operation. The company was recognized in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution list of the top 100 Georgia businesses in 2002 (4th), 2003 (60th), 2005 (27th), 2006 (26th), 2007 (68th) and 2008 (84th). In July 2006 the company was recognized at number 39 in the US Banker's Top 200 Community Banks in the United States. Mr. Boggus was also recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its list of top performing CEOs in 2005 and 2007.
In addition to his experience as a bank CEO, Mr. Boggus has been an organizer and director of six de novo banks and participated in the sale of two of those institutions. He has also been involved in other start up companies handling real estate developments as well as commercial and residential rentals. Mr. Boggus joined CIB Partners in 2011.
Mr. Boggus currently serves on the boards of the Joy House (home for troubled teenagers), 515 Fellowship of Christian Athletics, Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation, Reinhardt College Advisory Board, Pickens County Economic Development Authority, Pickens County Airport Authority and Jasper Housing Authority.
Retired Publisher & Community Volunteer
Millann and her husband, Neal, moved to Big Canoe in 2006 after he retired from Bellsouth and she sold her publishing business. Millann is active in Big Canoe Chapel and has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Co-President of the Women's Guild, Co-Chairman of the Tour of Homes and Co-Chairman of the Broyles Mission Conference. She is also a Leader in the Chapel Stephen Ministry and the Blanket Ministry.
She and Neal have three daughters and three grandchildren. They love living in the North Georgia mountains. Millann's latest passion is working with the Samaritan's Purse organization. She recently traveled to Ecuador with the ministry to deliver shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and is currently working to help put together a National Disaster Response team for Samaritan's Purse at the Chapel. She also enjoys serving on the Advisory Board for House of Grace.
Vice President | N.J. Wilbanks Contractor Inc.
Kip Wilbanks is a life-long Cherokee County resident, and is co-owner of N.J. Wilbanks Contractor, Inc., a second-generation family business, specializing in large scale excavation. He earned his Associate in Business degree from Reinhardt College, Bachelor in Business from the University of Georgia, and Masters in Business from Kennesaw State University. He and his family are members of Canton First United Methodist Church, where he leads a small group, and his wife, Candy, chairs the women’s ministry. He and his family are active in an annual mission project with Living Stone Ministries in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. In addition to the Joy House board, Kip currently serves on the Boys & Girls Club of Cherokee County Board of Directors, and The King’s Academy Admissions Committee.
Kip and Candy have three boys, and enjoy spending time with them on the golf course, road biking, snow skiing, and most any other activity that involves adrenaline.
President | DayStar Apparel
Jeremy Hall is a local businessman with roots in the area dating back to 1984. Seasoned in operating business in both Pickens and Cherokee counties, Jeremy currently serves as the President of DayStar Apparel located in Jasper, GA. DayStar is a family owned and operated business specializing in the manufacture of USA Made Apparel.
Jeremy is married to his beautiful wife Beth and has three wonderful children spanning from preschool to college. Jeremy and his family are active members at Woodstock City Church and love supporting non-profit organizations and mission trips around the world. Last year, Jeremy led his family on their first mission trip together and was able to serve families dealing with childhood cancer.
Jeremy’s talents include vision-casting, advertising, marketing, and sales. His personal hobbies include sports of any kind, hanging out with friends and family, and plenty of time at the beach! His gentle heart and loving spirit help him lead his family, business, and other organizations in a kind way that facilitates unity, faith, and love.
CFO | Southeast Restoration
Jeremy Swafford resides in Canton GA with his bride, Carrie of 12 years, and their 3 daughters, Caroline, Catherine, and Callianne. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Southeast Restoration Group, a general contractor specializing in insurance restoration. Jeremy earned his Bachelors of Science degree with dual concentrations in Business Management and Marketing from Berry College. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University.
Jeremy’s hobbies include spending time with his family, reading, and woodworking. He is active in their church, Mt. Zion Baptist in Hickory Flat and has a deep passion for family and the sanctity of marriage.
Assistant Principal | Hill City Elementary
My name is Chris Wallace and I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for The Joy House. I am a life-long resident of Jasper and proud to call this community my home. My wife Lynda and I support, and believe in all that this organization stands for. Daily, I serve as the CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) Director for the Pickens County School District. I have been an employee in this district for the last eight years and I have a true passion for education. I am convinced that this career has been a calling for me. Throughout my ten years in education, I have been afforded the opportunity to influence the lives of young people. Though this is a huge responsibility, it is an extremely rewarding aspect of what I do on a daily basis. My desire to positively affect the lives of young people combined with my faith has led to my belief in the principles of The Joy House. When not at work, I enjoy attending First Baptist Church Woodstock, spending time with my wife and son, woodworking and watching college football (Go Dawgs!!!...sorry Steve). I am eager to bring my experience to this organization and work alongside the other members to continue providing numerous resources to help restore families in need.
Executive Director | The Joy House
Steve Lowe is the Executive Director and one of the original co-founders of the Joy House ministry. Steve has lived in Pickens County all of his life and has worked with teenagers for over 15 years with various ministries in the county. After seeing and ministering to broken families firsthand and taking into his own home a teenager from a broken family, he knew that something needed to be done.
Steve began to envision a ministry in Pickens County that would bring, in his own words, “Christ’s hope and healing to teens and their families and break the cycle of hurt for future generations, allowing them to understand God’s best for their life”. He had hopes for “a place where God would be recognized as real and relevant and people would give glory to Him for the great things He has done.”
After meeting several people with the same passion and desire to see God move in broken families across our area, Steve’s vision turned into reality, and the Joy House ministry was formed.
Steve’s ministry as Executive Director is to facilitate and administrate the operations and procedures of the Joy House ministry to its staff as well as its residents. He’s responsible for making sure all the resources are in place for the entire staff to carry out the ministry to the teens and families they serve. He also spends time mentoring and guiding his staff as a spiritual influence and a close friend. Some of Steve’s hobbies are playing basketball and/or tennis, spending time in the Word of God, reading, and spending time with his family. He is a proud graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.