Board of Directors

Mrs. Dawn C. Hays


Founder, Director and President

Mrs. Dawn is married to Michael and they have two sons, Ben (17) and Brian (16). Together, Michael and Dawn have homeschooled their sons since 1999. They are in the home stretch with Ben entering his senior year and Brian right behind him as a junior.

Dawn loves good books, movies, and the theater. A total nerd, she would rather diagram a sentence than attend a sporting event. (She will cheer for all Olive Plants in their athletic endeavors, though.) She frequently takes birding trips with her friends and family and has over 100 birds on her life list. Mostly, she enjoys being at home with Michael and “the boys” drinking a hot cup of tea (preferably chai).

Mrs. Christy Holloway


Co-Director and Vice President of the Board

Christy has been married to Eric for 18 years, and they have four sons, ages 13 to 21. They have been dedicated homeschool parents for 11 years.

Christy has previously served as field trip coordinator and vice president for WGHSA. She bakes, scopes, and helps Olive Plants tremendously.

In her free time (haha), she gardens and watches funny cat videos.

Mrs. Mandy Lamb



Mandy graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy. She is a full time homeschooling mother to five amazing boys and is a part time pharmacist in LaGrange. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 16 years. Together, they hope to raise men who are on fire for Jesus!

Mrs. Amy Parnell


Mrs. Amy Parnell


Grove and Arboretum Area Manager