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Board Members

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Jeff Meyers

Jeff and his wife, Jaime, are passionate about helping musicians reach their God-given potential and to motivate and equip the next generation of musicians.  As an engineer by training from Georgia Tech, Jeff loves keeping things organized and building new things to the glory of God.  If you ever come to Jeff's home, you'll find speakers and guitars all over the house, with music constantly playing.  Jeff's two children, Branton and Callie, love NMME and consider it one of the best experiences of their lives.  


After a twenty year career in corporate America, Jeff left to pursue his passion for the outdoors and preserving the beauty of nature by helping to launch a national recycling non-profit.  He currently leads strategy development and works on improving organizational impact.  With a background in engineering, sales, development, finance, and strategy, Jeff wants to help lead North Metro in the mission to encourage, educate and inspire students to achieve their full musical potential in a Christ-focused community.  Have a question or want to share your ideas?  If so, please reach out to him directly.

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Tori Fish

Tori graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Covenant College, where she met her husband.

Paul. She and Paul are the blessed parents of 10 children, ages 9-28, all of whom have been homeschooled. They currently have 4 grandchildren and are anticipating the arrival of 4 more over the next 9 months! Tori enjoys reading, cooking, interior decorating and watching her grandchildren grow.

As a student, Tori played the piano and flute. She participated in several bands, orchestras, and choirs during high school and played in Covenant College's Wind Symphony. Tori still enjoys playing her flute and has stayed musically active with her children, who play many instruments including piano, flute, violin, cello, trumpet, guitar, banjo, mandolin and double bass. She believes that music is part of a well-rounded education and helps to develop life-long skills that can be used to edify the church and glorify God.

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Board Member

Joshua Jones

Joshua and his wife, Kelsey, reside in Adairsville, GA where they homeschool their four children. He graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg, earned a Master of Food Law from Michigan State University, and a Doctor of Law from Syracuse, University.


While he enjoys his work helping organizations comply with relevant laws, one of Joshua's greatest joys is good, edifying music. He has played several instruments since childhood, including trumpet, baritone, and piano and has a special affinity for hymns. He and his wife, who plays piano and flute, strive to cultivate the same love of edifying music in their home, which is full of musicians-in-training.  


Joshua and his family became involved with NMME because of the wonderful opportunity that it provides for a Christ-centered music education to the community. He is excited to help NMME continue its mission to help its students grow in their musical giftings to the glory and honor of God.

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Ming Ligman

Ming graduated with a degree in nursing, became an RN, and then pursued a second degree in accounting and is an active CPA. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 31 years and has thoroughly enjoyed raising two children who are now in their 20s. Her family enjoys traveling, being at the lake and trying new foods!

She has played the violin and piano since she was a young child and continues to enjoy playing for fun, therapy, and community. She also fondly recalls the excellent music education that her own children have enjoyed over the years and wants to make those opportunities available to all students.

Ming became involved with North Metro Music Education in response to the need for a non profit that promotes music education for our community. She is excited to be part of this vibrant organization that has dedicated, supportive and positive people who continue to give generously of their time and resources.

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Katie Marks

Katie attended Oklahoma Baptist University for pre-pharmacy studies and then earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee. She and her husband Dan have spent time living in Nashville, Memphis, suburban Chicago, and the MS Gulf Coast, before moving to Smyrna in 2020. They have two children who are involved in various core classes and her oldest is also in marching band. In her spare time, you'll find Katie cooking, reading, listening to a podcast or audiobook, gardening, thrift shopping, or spending time with friends and family.


Katie loves how accessible NMME makes music education for families. It was such a blessing in 2020 for her child to be able to join and continue learning the saxophone and marching band has become a favorite activity!

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Marketing & Development

Ashley Mullins

Ashley and her husband, Brian, have raised and homeschooled their 4 daughters in Acworth, GA. A graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor's degree in education, Ashley has taught in public school, private school, homeschool coops, and at church. She has taught preschoolers through high school in general music and voice instruction, as well as English and History and general middle school subjects. She is currently involved with music at her church through choir, solos, ensembles, and the student praise band. 

Ashley has a passion for nurturing and promoting growth in children. Music is a beautiful vehicle for growth and development. She is excited and grateful to be able to serve with North Metro Music Education to help young men and women grow to their full potential through music education.

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Melissa Ward

Melissa is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Architecture and became a registered architect in GA in 2007. She was blessed to be able to step out of the workforce when her first son was born but continues to practice design occasionally for friends and family. Melissa loves music and knows the benefits of music education – from piano lessons as a child to playing the saxophone in her high school concert band and marching band. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Daniel, who she began dating after a day spent together at a marching band contest! They now have two sons, Charlie and Philip, who are active at NMME. 


Due to the virtual vs. in-person restrictions during COVID, Melissa and Daniel decided to begin schooling both boys at home. They joined NMME on the recommendation of a friend and the rest is history! Motivated by the difference the program initially made in her oldest son’s life – not only in his education but mainly in his self-esteem – Melissa became very involved in the organization, especially with the Marching Eagles. The program has impacted her youngest in many of the same ways and this helped her decide to join the NMME board. Melissa especially values having her sons enrolled in a Christ-centered program and aims to ensure other students can also benefit from such an environment. North Metro Music Education is full of people with those same goals in mind, and she is excited to be a part!

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