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

Amy Bradbury, Leon County Schools
Since 2010, Amy Bradbury has been the Coordinator for the Grants Department at Leon County Schools.   Prior Amy served as Grants Administrator under the Executive Office of the Governor in both the Florida Commission on Community Service and the direct support organization, Volunteer Florida Foundation (now known as Florida’s Foundation) from 1999 through 2010.   She is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Business with a major in Finance and additional studies in Accounting Information Systems.
In her role as Grants Administrator, Amy served as the director of the Compassion Florida Initiative, the My Safe Florida Home Non-profit Program, the Florida Disaster Recovery Fund, and the PowerUp Initiative.  With over 20 years experience in auditing, grants management, and government and not-for profit accounting, Amy has been recognized as a trainer for state and federal grants management.

Emily Blomeley, Youth Leadership Tallahassee
Emily Blomeley is currently a senior at Lawton Chiles High School. Born and raised in Tallahassee, she lives with her family and her dog, Piper. She enjoys volunteering, community service, and spending time at the beach with family and friends.
Emily’s interest in environmental issues, sustainability and non-profits was enhanced last summer when she was selected to participate in The University of Florida’s Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability Summer Program. While attending, Emily completed college level coursework in the study of social problems and entrepreneurism with an emphasis in green business practices. As part of her program work, she volunteered seventy–five hours of community service to the Alachua County Conservation Trust. She and her group members planted 35,000 trees in five weeks.
Emily is a graduate of Youth Leadership Tallahassee Class 12, was selected as a Talquin Youth Tour Representative and served in the Florida House of Representatives Messenger Program. A member of the National Honor Society, this year she will also serve as the Lawton Chiles High School Anchor Club vice–president, represent our local American Legion Auxiliary Sauls-Bridges Unit 13 as a Girls’ State delegate and will serve as the student school board member on the Leon County School Board.
 

Jim Davis, Sustainable Tallahassee
Jim Davis has recently joined Sustainable Talahassee as its Executive Director.  Prior to joining Sustainable Tallahassee, Jim Davis operated a certified public accounting firm  serving individuals, businesses and nonprofits in North Florida.. Jim’s past experience includes serving as a chief financial officer in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector, as well as providing tax and financial planning services through his office.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Florida with a concentration in economics and Florida State University with a degree in accounting. Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital City Kiwanis Club, First Presbyterian Preschool, TurnAbout and the Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation. Jim also serves as the Treasurers for the Presbytery of Presbyterian Churches in northwest Florida and for the Big Bend Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. Previously, Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Trail Association, Huntington Estates Homeowner’s Association, Advent Christian Village, Inc. and the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation.

Corbin deNagy, FSU Budget Analyst
Corbin was born in Delaware, raised in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, but considers Tallahassee home. In 2008, Corbin earned a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University and subsequently began working at his alma mater. A few years later, he earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at FSU. He currently works in the FSU Budget Office as a Budget Analyst. In 2015, he was appointed to serve on the Leon County Human Services Grant Review Committee. Corbin and his wife Sarah enjoy traveling and spending time with their dog Lucy.​​

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