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David Lee


David joined the South Baldwin Literacy Council as a volunteer over eight years ago. Previously, he taught courses in Georgia State University's MBA Program and retired as the CEO of a publicly traded corporation. David contributes to our community through various avenues including serving on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Orange Beach Public Library, as Treasurer for Gulf Coast Athletics, and as an active member of the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club. He enjoys skiing in his free time and currently lives in Orange Beach, AL with his wife, Ellen.

Erin Kaiser

Board Member

Erin, a Baldwin County native, serves on the South Baldwin Literacy Council's Board of Directors. Growing up, Erin was immersed in the vacation rental, property management, and real estate sales as her father founded Kaiser Realty, Inc. Now, she serves as a partner in Kaiser Sothebys International Realty. Throughout her career, she has served in various leadership roles including Director of Sales and Director of Catering. Her comprehensive knowledge of Baldwin County, extensive social network, and "never met a stranger" personality all work together to serve the needs of our community - both professionally and philanthropically.

Dr. Jenny Manders

Vice President

Dr. Manders, a Baldwin County native, serves as the South Baldwin Literacy Council Board of Director's Vice President. She is a faculty member at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Dr. Manders has a PhD in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous career at UGA's Institute on Human Development and Disability. Currently, she teaches interdisciplinary studies at U.S.A.'s main campus and lives in Gulf Shores, AL.

Mitchell Lee, MSW

Board Member

Mitchell is the previous Executive Director of SBLC and currently is the Vice President of Lee Charities. Lee Charities works to connect and elevate the non-profit network in Baldwin County through insights, leadership and funding. Mitchell serves on multiple boards including, Sea Glass Initiative, Alabama Literacy Alliance, Foley Rotary Club and the Magnolia Springs Public Library. Mitchell and his wife Shea live in Gulf Shores and have three children Mable, Davis and Oliver.

Sarah Ann Wells


Sarah Ann first joined the South Baldwin Literacy Council after retiring to Foley, AL with her husband, Leo. She has served in various capacities at SBLC - including volunteering as a youth tutor and Friend of SBLC. Sarah Ann joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer to make use of her extensive background in accounting and finance while serving her community. She continues her work with the Knots of Love organization supporting cancer and NICU patients and the American Red Cross.

Kate Norris

Board Member

Coming soon.

Leo Wells


Leo first joined the South Baldwin Literacy Council as a Learn-to-Earn tutor, supporting students working to improve their employability. He retired from a successful career in the corporate business world. He joined the Board of Directors with skills he picked up from working at companies including Google, Yellow Pages, and Google. Leo now lives here in Foley, AL with his wife, Sarah Ann.

Laura Mayo

Board Member

Laura joined the South Baldwin Literacy Council's Board of Directors in 2023, after becoming a volunteer and learning about the amazing literacy programs the organization offers. She is originally from Buffalo, NY, but has lived in Gulf Shores with her husband and two children since 2020. Laura is a CPA and works as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, in the Capital Markets group where she provides accounting and reporting consulting services for some of the largest companies in the world. She is passionate about the health and well-being of our community! In her free time, Laura loves to work out at Gulf Shores Crossfit, which her husband owns.

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