Ashley Thornton was born and raised in Waycross, GA. She is the daughter of Robby and Kay Metelits and has three beautiful children, Peyton, Gracey, and Ret. She is a graduate of Ware County High School and a master cosmetologist. She has been dancing since the age 3 and competed in dancing competitions for 10 years. She is now a marketing representative for Southern Correctional Medicine. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her children.
DR. DAVID WKYSTRA
I was born in in suburb of Atlanta and lived my early life as an Army brat. Moved around the country and the world, until we came back to Georgia in 1984. Due to lack of musical talent, I could not pursue my dream of becoming a rock star. So, after reading Gifted Hands, a gift from my grandmother, I was inspired to go into medicine. After way too much schooling and a residency that looked nothing like Grey’s Anatomy, I started my career as a general surgeon in Waycross. I am blessed that I am able to be doing exactly what I want to be doing in the place I want to be doing it. I love this area and am thankful to call it home. In my spare time, I enjoy taking trips and being silly with my kids (son Jack and twin daughters Millie and Parker), riding my sport bike, reading, and writing whatever the Lord prompts me to write. I am excited to make a fool of myself for two amazing charities this year!!!