Mandy Strickland Smith was born and raised in Ware County. She is a 1996 Graduate of Ware County High School. She Graduated from VSU in 2002 with a BS in Biology and a 2006 Graduate from Medical College of Georgia as a Physician’s Assistant. She started her professional career at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville. She was in Primary Care in Waycross for several years before going to South Georgia Medical Center ER in Valdosta.
Mandy has always kept busy by doing a broad spectrum of activities in her past including being a Revlon hair model, Dancing in the NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, participating in The Miss GA Pageant, singing in a country band who opened for the likes of Vince Gill, Clay Walker and Martina McBride, just to name a few. She’s a BIGGER UGA fan than her hubby. And she loves her husband, children and their dogs “to INFINITY and Beyond!”
Blake Smith was born in Naples, Fl and has lived in Pierce County for the last 25 years. He is a 1990 Graduate of Seminole High School in Sanford, Fl. After high school he graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. He formerly was the Vice President of Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross and owner of Smith Funeral Home in Blackshear.
Blake has served as President of the Waycross YMCA Board of Director’s, President of the Waycross College Foundation, a former Board Member of the Waycross/ Ware County Chamber of Commerce. Former President of The Blackshear Rotary Club and served on the Board of the Waycross Exchange Club.
He attends Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.
Blake loves all things UGA!
Blake is a Sales Rep with BSN Sports.
He is married to Mandy Strickland Smith who would also be his Smoking Hot Dance Partner!! They have 4 sons, Stetson, Spencer, Braxton and Colton and a daughter Stella.
Blake is very excited and honored to be able to embarrass himself tonight in front of our community for 2 Great organizations. NOW LET’S BUILD THIS FIELD!!