Denise has been a resident and business owner at Bramlitt's, Inc. here in Putnam County for over 45 years. Denise has always invested in the community through her different volunteer positions over the years. When she realized that so many school-age children (800+) did not eat on weekends due to food insecurity in their homes, she formed a non-profit 501c, Feed the Need of Putnam County. Her purpose in doing this was to build a road to fix that broken path and build hope in young underprivileged children within Putnam County.
Rebecca “Becci” Motes has been in the field of education for the past 27 years as an elementary education teacher, guidance counselor, Jobs for Florida Graduates Specialist, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist and District Graduation Coach. She has a passion for working with young people to realize their fullest potential. Her area of expertise is in the field of “College & Career Readiness.” In her current position, she not only works with students in middle & high school, but mentors PCSD graduates as they transition into their chosen post-secondary pursuits. Becci resides in Putnam County.
Jackie moved to Putnam County in 2019 and is a blessing to our community. She is semi-retired with 24 years in the agricultural industry in Florida. She founded, owned, and operated a multi-million-dollar corporation of retail plant nurseries, garden centers, home décor and crafts in the state of Florida which sold in 2008. Additionally, she has owned and operated a construction site work business for the last 15 years.
Julia is CFO and co-owner of Industrial Reliability & Alignments, where she enjoys working with her husband to serve the maintenance needs of product facilities and provide marine services throughout the United States and abroad. Julia is active in the community, volunteering and serving as board member for Feed the Need and Putnam Academy of Arts and Sciences. She brings with her extensive experience as an entrepreneur as well as leadership experience from her role in IT management for over 20 years at Koch Industries. Julia is a Putnam County resident.
Renee lives in Putnam County and works for the PCSD as the Director of Career and Technical Education. She has lived in Putnam County for over 45 years. One of the main reasons she chose to be on the FTNPC board is because of the children in our community that go hungry. While in the schools and as she works with the teachers, she sees a need for a program such as this to help our students with one less thing to worry about.
Brittany was the Chief Financial Officer at The Arc of Putnam for five years and recently joined the Putnam County Clerk of Circuit Court. She graduated with an MBA in 2018, and brings an extensive knowledge of finance, grant management, and business administration. Brittany is Co-Owner of Scooter’s Guide Service with her husband, James Goodson. They have two children that attend Putnam County Schools, which has allowed her to recognize the true need for this program in our community.
Bud spent 13 years in many areas of the educational field in Putnam County. He has filled the roles of Middle and High School teacher, Elementary Program Coordinator, and Graduation Coach. His most recent position in 2018-2022, he was a School Board Member, in Putnam County School District IV. Before beginning his education career, he spent 30 years with the United States Postal Service in Gainesville, Florida, including 21 years as a letter carrier and 9 as Supervisor Customer Service. Bud has an AA from St. Johns River Junior College and a BA in Middle School Education, Math. He enjoys volunteering with community-based organizations for charitable causes, home gardening, his family, and many pets.
Ashley is the Director of Community Relations for the Putnam County School District where she serves as a district liaison to community stakeholder groups and leads the district’s Department of Communications. Before becoming a district level administrator, Ashley served as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and Reading Program Specialist with the Northeast Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC). She spent eight years as a school level administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. As a principal, creating environments for productive dialogue with internal and external stakeholders was a top priority for her work. She recently led the district through a branding refresh and supports the goals of the 2021-26 Strategic Plan with an emphasis on community collaboration.
Stacey is a Jacksonville, Florida native and spent the first 45 years of her life there as a resident. After raising her children, Stacey spent 12 years working in ministry at Christ’s Church in Mandarin, Jacksonville. Longing for a simpler life and land to breathe on, she, her husband, and their youngest son of 4 moved to Putnam County in April of 2022. Stacey is grateful to have met Denise Bramlitt and to have her eyes opened to the poverty and need in Putnam County. She has been working with Feed the Need of Putnam County since September of 2022 and continues to learn and grow within the community. Stacey enjoys yoga at the Azalea Brewery with new friends and hiking in the woods at any opportunity.