Ron Lowe- For more than 30 years, Ron Lowe has been teaching and mentoring teenagers in various capacities. After working as field staff with Student Venture, Ron earned an M.A. in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). He has conducted research for several foundations and ministries, and he has served in leadership capacities for a number of civic and nonprofit organizations. For eleven years, he taught history, humanities, and religion courses at area colleges. For the past five years, he has owned and directed Academic Solutions, a local tutoring and test prep service. In addition to co-founding and helping lead Every Valley Leadership Academy, he serves as an Academic Coach for two of Chattanooga’s Youth and Family Development Centers.

Johnny Garth -  Also a Chattanooga native, Johnny Garth has been involved in his community of Washington Hills ever since moving there in 1999. In that time he and his family have served as foster parents, a temporary home of refuge for youth in crisis. For a number of years, he has taught Awana with young men in his church. He has been deeply involved in the mentoring programs of Christian Business Men Connection. He and his wife have opened their home to more than 15 different youth in need of a place to stay in times of need. His inspiration for meeting the needs of the youth in his community led to the co-founding of Every Valley Leadership Academy with Ron Lowe

who we are


​Every Valley Leadership Academy

board of directors

Roy Arick - Chairman
Erik Boehm - Finance Committee Chair
John Holland - Secretary
Chuck Mills
Rick Meadors
Diane Reed
Miriam Foderingham