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Board of Directors
Ryan Akin grew up just outside of Orlando, FL playing year-round sports, which undoubtedly contributed to his love of physical activity from a young age. At the time he ate a lot of PB&Js and hotdogs, but has since learned to enjoy the amazing variety of fruits and veggies that come from rain, water, soil, and seed. God has graciously and patiently led Ryan down a journey that has given him a love for Jesus Christ, leading to a desire for the expansion of His Kingdom on earth. He has also blessed him with a beautiful bride, a wealth of family and friends, and a fun-loving puppy. He and his wife, Christin, are residents of the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, GA. After pursuing an education in engineering, working in IT consulting, and starting a small business, he is settling into a career in commercial real estate development. All of these things and more give him great excitement in taking part in the efforts of Noble Clay to bring holistic health to its clients.
Aby Yohannan is a founder and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and a demonstrated history of working with corporates to startups in scaling business and product development. He leads startups and accelerates high revenue growth ventures.
Andy Koehler is the CFO for Stars and Strikes, a group of family entertainment centers headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. He has spent his career in finance and accounting in a variety of industries including retail, distribution, healthcare, aerospace and hospitality. Andy lives in Roswell, GA where he enjoys spending time with his five children, pursuing health and fitness and following the amazing path God has set before him.
Becca Stanley is co-founder and Executive Director of Blueprint 58. She has thirteen years of experience working with youth, and a degree in child development from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Adam are high school sweethearts who lived in the suburbs together for five years before moving downtown to Adair Park ten years ago. They have four children of their own (Jayci, Caden, Isaiah, and Mason), along with many youth who have found a safe place to land with their family throughout the years. She loves cheese dip and margaritas, reading and photography, and is particularly passionate about both community development and loving your neighbor.
Andrew Day is a native Atlantan and co-founder of Bearing Partners, a private equity firm based in Atlanta that is focused on making direct investments into lower middle-market companies.
Andrew has an extensive operating background working as the CFO for two founder-led companies and overseeing multiple direct investments. More importantly, Andrew is married to his beautiful wife Natalie, who just celebrated their eleventh anniversary in May! Andrew and Natalie have two amazing daughters, Finely (7) and Marin (5) and Bodi, their 10-year-old golden doodle. Andrew loves Jesus and has been intently walking with his Savior for the last 11 years.
Andrew and his family attend Free Chapel Church – Midtown. Andrew is also a Friday morning guy, attending and being on the speaker rotation for Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship. Andrew’s hobbies are saltwater and freshwater fly fishing, golf, bow hunting, fitness, and coaching his daughters in their sports.
Head S&C Coach for the Minnisota Vikings, formerly with Philadelphia Eagles
Josh was named the Eagles strength and conditioning coach during the 2013 offseason after spending the previous season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to joining the Jaguars in 2012, Hingst previously spent three years (2009-11)
Jamie Rush represents domestic violence survivors and manages the statewide domestic violence hotline at Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP), a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income Georgians. Jamie believes that access to legal assistance can lead to powerful and positive changes in people’s lives.
Prior to exclusively representing domestic violence survivors, Jamie supervised the GLSP Piedmont Regional Office’s Elderly Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) and represented clients facing a variety of legal issues. Her practice areas included housing, education, elder, and family law.
Recognizing the benefits of consistent exercise, Jamie joined Noble Clay in March 2020 and became a member of the Noble Clay Board of Directors in January 2021. She is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and is Co-Chair of the YLD Public Interest Internship Program Committee. Jamie serves as Co-Chair of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) Woman to Woman mentoring program. She is also a Financial Coach with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
Ben Davis found his love for sports while playing soccer. He was a fierce competitor from the time he was 11 years old. Davis advanced to the Olympic Development Program, which is for elite players. He experienced playing in some of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the world, including Dallas Cup, Nike International Cup and the Dana Cup in Denmark.
When Davis entered High School, he got into wrestling and pursued it while continuing to play soccer. He has trained under some of the best coaches in the state of Georgia in both sports. This is where God began developing Ben’s understanding and passion for training the body. After experiencing a career-ending injury in college, Ben developed a deep depression and confusion about the meaning of life and what he was purposed to do. This led to a “bed of suicide” in 2008 where he was saved by God’s grace and shown his purpose and meaning to glorify God with his life. In December of 2008, Ben built No Excuses Athletics-CrossFit with Kyle Maynard and developed a knowledge and love for functional movement and continued to grow his passion for changing people’s lives by impacting their physical well-being. In April of 2014, Ben left No Excuses to pursue a franchise partnership with Iron Tribe Fitness On Ponce, a location in Atlanta. He is now seeking to develop a team to impact lives in the area through Noble Clay, a 501c3 Non-profit that he has founded, who’s purpose is to align individual’s well-being with their well-doing by providing Individual Design fitness to all members of the community regardless of income level. Davis now lives and breathes to honor God. He’s incessantly learning to be like Him and loving others. It’s for this love that Ben has missioned his life to pursue God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength and to love others as himself. It’s for this reason; he pursues people and encourages them to reach their full God-given potential. He is living proof of the radical change the gospel of Jesus Christ can have on one’s life. Ben’s mission is to share this love with all people, helping them live an abundant life. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he shares this life with his beautiful and talented bride, Laura Sully Davis and son, Thaddaeus.