Ashley graduated from Southeastern University in 2010 with a degree in Secondary Education. Her concentration is Social Studies. At Southeastern, Ashley was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Educators. After graduation, Ashley returned to Tallahassee where she taught at Florida State University School and supported her husband Austin, who she wed in 2010 in his role as Student Pastor at Generations Church.
In 2014, Ashley transitioned in Curriculum Development working with Apex Learning. In 2016, Ashley, Austin and their daughter Arya ("Lioness" in Hebrew) moved to Waukesha, Wisconsin to start Horizon Church. Currently, Ashley serves part-time as Executive Director of Horizon Church completing administrative tasks, volunteer coordination, and service coordination.
Of her time at NFC, Ashley shared, "NFC served as a safe environment where I was surrounded by teachers and friends that loved Jesus and wanted to develop me into the kind of person that could really make an impact in this world. Such formidable years often bring out the worst in students, but NFC created an atmosphere that fostered growth in my faith that would help me make wise decisions that would guide my future for years to come."
Scott is currently a partner in the law firm of Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney in Tallahassee, FL. An AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubble, Mr. Gwartney has been recognized as a Florida “Super Lawyer” in the field of medical litigation, selected by Florida Trend as a Legal Elite lawyer (top 2% selected by peer review), selected by Rue Ratings as among the “Best Attorneys in America” (less than 1% of attorneys selected), recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” and recognized by National Academy of Jurisprudence as one of the “Premier 100” trial attorneys in the state of Florida. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
He is a frequent lecturer in issues related to medical malpractice and long-term care litigation. Scott graduated from Liberty University, magna cum laude in 1985 (magna cum laude) and from the Florida State University College of Law in 1991.
Mr. Gwartney began his legal career with acclaimed civil trial lawyer Kenneth L. Connor. The Connor & Gwartney law firmed eventually merged into the Wilkes & McHugh law firm. Mr. Gwartney brought his practice to the Brooks LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A., in 2002.
Scott, and his wife Cathy Cox Gwartney (NFC class of 1984) currently reside in Tallahassee with their three children.
When asked about his time at NFC, Scott noted “At the time, I often wondered if my small Christian school education had me prepared for college, and then law school. I quickly learned that I was as well prepared,if not better prepared, than my college classmates for the rigors of college writing and classwork. More importantly, NFC helped ground me with a personal understanding of the foundations of my faith.”
Jake is currently a 2nd year dental student at LECOM Dental School. Jake graduated from FSU with a degree in biology in 2014.
After graduation, Jake worked for two years as a dental assistant and then in a dental lab learning everything he could about dentistry so that one day, he can provide his patients with quality work.
Jake currently lives in Bradenton, Florida, but plans to move back to Tallahassee to begin practicing dentistry. Recently married to his wife Jillian Purvis Woods, who is a first-grade teacher, the two have a rescue dog named Maple.
When asked about his time at NFC Jake shared the following: “NFC prepared me for college well in most subjects but specifically math, English, and history. Learning more about the Bible while at NFC, also has given me knowledge that I use every day of my life. It has made me a better Christian and a better man. Being on NFC’s football, basketball, tennis, and golf teams helped develop me into a better leader, team player, and hard worker. It also helped me to learn how to get things done in stressful situations when things are on the line. Overall, NFC helped prepare me not only for college, but to be a better person in life.”
Patrick is currently a Senior Technology Manager for Cox Automotive, an Atlanta based company representing over 25 brands globally helping a wide diversity of clients thrive in the automotive marketplace. He started his career in technology after earning a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University.
With over two decades of technology experience, Patrick has worked in the role of Software Developer, Systems Architect, Project Manager and Technology Manager overseeing multi-million-dollar software initiatives. Prior to working for Cox Automotive, he has worked in Technology for MetLife and CGI. Patrick lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife Sandy and their two boys, Ryan and Tristan.
Patrick shared this about his time at North Florida Christian, “NFC established an unshakable foundation of faith, integrity and hard-work that has helped carry me through many challenges and successes in life. Playing baseball at NFC taught me many life lessons and created so many positive memories that remain with me today. Truly an honor to have such a positive influence from my teachers, coaches and peers.”
Currently Shannon is the anchor of Fox News Channel's FOX News @ Night. She joined the network in 2007 as a Washington D.C.-based correspondent covering the Supreme Court and as the anchor of America's News Headquarters. Shannon earned a B.S. in business management from Liberty University, graduating magna cum laude; and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, graduating with honors.
After law school, Shannon practiced law with a private firm in Florida for a few years before pursuing her true passion, news. Shannon worked in broadcasting in Tampa, Charlotte, and Washington D.C before landing at Fox News Channel. During her years at Fox, she has had the chance to cover the White House, presidential campaigns, landmark decisions from the nation's highest court, and all the action on Capitol Hill.
Shannon says of her years at NFC, "I will never forget the educators and leaders at NFC who challenged me to grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally. I got a top notch education from people who cared enough to encourage me and hold me accountable to the highest standards which made it possible for me to pursue all my academic dreams. I'm grateful for the deep spiritual roots NFC helped me to establish, which have strengthened me through many storms."
After graduating from NFC in 1987, Corey graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with a BS in Marketing and has been self employed for 22 year. Since 1995, he has been president of Corey Tyre Insurance Agency, Inc.
Corey, who makes his home in Tallahassee, has been married since 2002 to his wife, Dana. The Tyres have two sons at NFC both in middle school. The sons are active at NFC and have been students here since 5K.
When asked about his time at NFC, Corey candidly responded "I didn't really take advantage of the connections I made at NFC as a student, but as a parent of two boys, I appreciate the family atmosphere on campus. How easy it is, for the elementary school students, to be able to be around and look up to the older students on campus in middle school and high school."
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