About

 

The Sharing Tree is a company driven by volunteers. Under the direction of founder and CEO Carly Sinnadurai, a modest staff of three and more than volunteers have developed a beautiful place to learn art, share art and buy art.

Carly Sinnadurai, CEO, is an art education graduate of the Florida State University and is a reusable
resource guru. Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota she frequented
an RRC called Art Scraps. Later in her life she would end up
working at the center and teaching classes. “Not knowing it at
the time, this would shape much of who I am today. Being a
thrifty artist and environmentalist, I have always dreamed of
building a reusable resource center.” Carly’s dream came true, she
hit the ground running June 1st. Sinnadurai has been an art
teacher for several years; teaching various populations at
Le-Moyne Center for the Visual Arts, Pyramid Studios as well as

painting murals and making art.

2016-2017 Board of Directors


 



Tiffany DuBois, Capital City Bank
Tiffany DuBois is the Digital Channel Delivery Manager for Capital City Bank.  She is an experienced banker with focuses in fraud and operations, having served as chairwoman of the Big Bend Fraud Task Force.  She is a graduate of the American Institute of Banking as well as The Florida State University with a B.S. in Criminology.
Tiffany is a Big Sister and serves on the board with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend.  For the past 9 years, she has coordinated the volunteer program at Capital City Bank for Elder Care’s Meals on Wheels.
She is married to Paul and together they have two very active children.  On weekends she can be found attending a soccer match, photographing nature, or floating in the Gulf.

Liz Gillum, Ph.D Student & Mother
Liz Gilliam is a wife, mom, former Leon County Schools teacher, and fierce community advocate. She is currently completing her Master of Social Work at Florida State University with a focus on Social Leadership and Policy, and has a passion for advancing the ideals of educational equality and opportunity for all students. She believes in the mission of The Sharing Tree because she believes in what we offer to the Tallahassee community, and believes in the benefits it offers to students and families.
Between being a full-time student, wife, mom to an active toddler, friend, and advocate, her free time is quite limited. In those pockets of time, if you can catch her, you’ll find her losing herself in some of her favorite TV dramas, reading about social policies and their histories, or chasing some ever elusive slumber.

Linda Hall, FSU Adjunct Professor & Artist
Linda Hall holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an adjunct professor at Florida State University, where she specializes in courses on art and ecology.  Her mixed-media two- and three-dimensional works have been shown in many regional and national venues, and over the years she has participated in numerous public art projects as well.  Her paintings have been featured in New American Paintings. She is represented by the Barbara Archer Gallery. Her family is rooted in the South, and she currently makes her home in Tallahassee, Florida, where she maintains a studio in the historic Smoky Hollow section of town. 

Fernando Rodriguez, Moore Communications Group
Fernando Rodríguez is Director at Moore Communications Group and leads MCG Latino, a team of bilingual and bicultural communicators who bridge the gap between corporate America and the U.S. Hispanic consumer through public relations, public affairs, advertising, marketing and digital media solutions.
With more than 20 years of experience collaborating with publishing, advertising, public relations and nonprofit organizations, and has a passion for public speaking. He works with clients such as Lincoln and Ford Motor Company, Florida Prepaid and PhRMA.
He earned a M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication, a Hispanic Marketing certificate and Multicultural Marketing certificate from Florida State University.

Laura Rogers, Program Director of World Class Schools & Leadership
Tallahassee
Laura splits her time between her position as Program Director of Leadership Tallahassee and Program Director of World Class Schools of Leon County.  She coordinates volunteers, business leaders, and school administrators
to help with the Leon County School District’s priorities.
Programs have included the promotion of the LCS initiative on recycling
with the iRecycle posters, assisting with the high school
Academies, the scholarship program Best and Brightest Awards,
and the wellness initiative CHP Champions.

Tessa Schreiner, Leon County Division of Sustainability
Tessa is the Recycling and Sustainability Manager for Leon County’s Office of Resource Stewardship. She moved to Tallahassee in March, but is not new to Florida – she completed her undergraduate degree in international business from Rollins College and her master’s in global sustainability from USF. Tessa’s favorite pastime is traveling – she spent two years teaching English in Spain and four months doing an internship in sustainable tourism in Cairns, Australia. She loves art and sports and can be found walking trails on most weekends around Tallahassee.

John Van Gieson
John Van Gieson is a writer and public relations consultant.  He opened his consulting business, Van Gieson Media, in 1995 and has represented numerous clients interested in health care.  Over the past year, Van Gieson represented the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery, Professionals Resource Network and Intervention Project for Nurses.
Van Gieson was a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist for 29 years, working for the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald and Associated Press.  He spent most of that time covering state government and politics in Tallahassee.
Van Gieson earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Michigan State University and a master’s at Northwestern University.  He is an Air Force veteran.
He serves as Noon Lecture Chair and Advisory Board member, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FSU; Cultivate Cascades catalyst, Knight Creative Communities Initiative; Board of Directors and Communications Chair, Sustainable Tallahassee; and disaster communications volunteer, Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross.

Thanks to our past board members
Bill Berlow, Leon County Schools, Policy Coordinator & Founding Member
Shelly Bell, Principal at Godby High School
Angela Breza-Pierce, Chiles High School
Nolia Brandt, Brandt Consulting
Joe Brown, Hopping, Green, and Sams Law
Cristin Burns, New Leaf Market
Sean Buzzetta, Formerly of VISIT Florida
Amanda Clements, United Way
Sheila Costigan, The Foundation for Leon County Schools
Tony De’Maria, Railroad Square Art Park
Chris Duggan, Chair, Early Learning Consultant
Brooke Hallock, Capital City Bank
Lauren Faison, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Laura Nicole Floyd, Artist
Katie Lilly, Maddox Inc.
Brooke Lochore, Goodwill Industries
Elaine McConnell, Retired CPA
Meghan Mick, From the Ground Up
Robert Mills, Leon County
Dana Noles, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Paul Ratkovsky, FSU Art & Art Alleys
Camille Park, Retired Teacher & Community Advocate
Raquel Simon-Petley, BowStern Marketing
Elizabeth Swiman, Florida State University
Maggie Theriot, Leon County Director of Resource Stewardship
Norm Thomas, Leon County Solid Waste
Jovita Woodrich, Formerly Goodwill, Currently Volunteer Florida
Donna Wright, Formerly Goodwill/ Currently DEO