Meet the Board


Bill and his wife, Ruby, have been residents of the North Fulton/Milton area since 1987.  Now retired, his professional career included 25 years as a management consultant and 16 years as owner of a technology company in Milton. With an interest in the performing arts, Bill joined the Milton Literary Group at its inception and is a member of Atlanta’s Working Title Playwrights group.  Bill is also author of a romantic jukebox musical comedy stage play (Ruby and the Bookmarks), which premiered in May, 2017 at the Canton (Georgia) Theatre.

As an active supporter of the performing arts in Roswell for 25 years and encouraged that Milton has initiated a cultural arts program, Bill is interested in bringing the performing arts to our city.

Bill Purdie


vice president
Shelley Hogan

Shelley and her family have lived in Milton since 2007. She and her husband Chris have two beautiful children, Riley and Cole. 

Before having children, Shelley earned a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since becoming a mother, she has spent her time actively volunteering in the kids' schools (especially the Arts programs). She served on the Board of the Milton Choral Association and was very involved with Milton High School Theatre. She is now employed as the Administrative Assistant for the Milton Choral Association.

Shelley is especially passionate about theatre and is excited to bring community theater for children and adults to Milton.


Kevin has always been drawn to the arts where he pushed his creativity in music, writing, and design. In the late 90s, he saw success when his boy band was signed to a major record label out of New York, releasing its first album on pop radio nationwide.
Kevin, wife Luz, and their children, Gavin, and Luna Swan, planted roots in Milton. He opened a digital design agency called Creative Swans. His wife Luz opened a local Milton business called Davao Hair Studio.

In 2013 Kevin sold his design agency and started an international clothing brand called SCARCI Italian wear, where he designs and manufactures luxury resort wear in Italy. He is still sharing his passion for music on stage at North Point Community Church as a volunteer worship leader for their youth ministry.

Board Member
Kevin Swan

Lauri has lived in the Milton area since 2011. She is a mother of two, the younger of whom attends Milton High School. Lauri holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition and two degrees in creative writing. She is Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University, Perimeter College, where she teaches creative writing, composition, and literature classes. She also serves as Associate Dean of The Honors College. In one of her favorite roles, Lauri serves as faculty advisor for the student literary magazine, Creative License.

She has a tremendous love for all mediums of art: visual, aural, performance, and yes, textual, and is eager to bring the multitude of unique talents together for the benefit of the Milton community.


Board Member
Lauri Goodling


Anita and her husband have been residents of the Milton area since 2007. Anita works as the Economic Engagement Manager for the City of Milton and will be the City’s lead in supporting local businesses, help shape the Milton brand, and nurture the success of Milton’s commercial districts. Prior to this role, she worked as Milton’s Special Events Coordinator. In that role, she played an important part in conceiving, organizing, and coordinating successful community events big and small. Anita holds a degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Prior to joining the City in 2019, has held several positions highlighting her background in finance and economics, and has been a long-time community volunteer.


Anita shares a love for the arts and remembers the days of drama performances in high school fondly. Her mother holds a degree in Music and her two young boys play the piano. She understands the important role public art plays in the relationship between people and their place. Anita also serves on the Board of Directors for the Milton Business Council. She currently resides in Crabapple with her husband, two children and two dogs.

Board Member
Anita Jupin