Meet the Board
Fledge Fiamingo- Director
Fledge was born in Namibia and lived in South Africa for most of his life. His impressive resume includes Drill Instructor in the South African Defense Force, volunteer crew member for the National Sea Rescue Institute, dive master/skipper for Ocean Divers International, photographic safari ranger in three different countries in Africa and assistant campus minister at Christian Campus Fellowship at the University of Georgia. Fledge has been married to his wife, Julie, since 2003, and they have two sons and two daughters. In his spare time, Fledge enjoys watching TV shows and movies with his wife, playing with the kids, and various outdoor activities such as camping and climbing. Fledge is the founder/director of the Son Safaris ministry.
Mac Hamilton- Chairman
Mac was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, so it was only natural for him to go to UGA after high school. A graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, he has spent his career in commercial real estate. Mac and his wife, Catherine, have been blessed with two incredible daughters. As an outdoors enthusiast, he is frequently found hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and golfing, when possible, the entire family enjoys those experiences together.
Mac and his wife Catherine, met Fledge and Julie Fiamingo in 2009 in the setting of a small group from their church. The Hamilton’s and Fiamingo’s began a three year journey in which they shared life's ups and downs in an environment surrounded by fellow followers of Jesus Christ. Mac has had the opportunity to watch Sons Safaris grow, from its very beginning. After Mac and Fledge being together, as brothers in Christ, and after countless discussions about opportunities for networking, exposure, and expansion of Son Safaris, Fledge surprised Mac with an invitation to join the Board of Directors. To this Mac responded "I feel blessed and honored with the opportunity to become a formal activist for, and supporter of, Son Safaris. To bring my love of Christ and the outdoors together, as a way to further expand the world’s exposure to Christ, is an exciting opportunity."
Tim Hudson- Chief People Officer
Tim is a native Georgian. He holds five degrees and honors from different colleges, universities and seminaries. Tim comes from a strong Christian background and has enjoyed preaching and teaching about God’s grace and working in Christian ministries for most of his life. He married his wife, Sheila, in 1968 and they have two daughters. Tim has seven grandsons and enjoys spending time with them as well as traveling, writing, reading and being a self-professed geek and technophile. Tim was senior campus minister for 28 years at Christian Campus Fellowship at The University of Georgia. While there he baptized Fledge, and has enjoyed watching his close friend realize the dream of the Son Safaris ministry. He is currently the Emeritus Senior Campus Minister of CCF, and the National Representative for the Association of College Ministries.
Hannah Seaman- Secretary
Hannah was born and raised in Georgia. She graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Business Management. Hannah works for Fellers, Schewe, Scott, & Roberts, Inc. as a Property Tax Consultant. Her job entails appealing commercial property values to lower property taxes. Hannah has a great sense of adventure which has led her to enjoy activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, white water rafting and anything outdoors. While attending college, she was introduced to her husband, Michael Seaman, through a mutual friend. Hannah and Michael welcomed their first child, Nathanael, in March 2015 and are looking forward to expanding their family again soon. With a heart for mission work, they have traveled to Botswana, Africa as part of Son Safaris first mission trip, as well as, multiple trips to Ecuador, South America and India, Asia. Hannah was honored when asked to join the Board of Son Safaris. She looks forward to sharing Christ love with the people of Africa!
Sandy Overton- Treasurer
Sandy was born and raised in the charming small town of Madison, GA. After working in restaurant management for many years in New Orleans and the Atlanta area, she chose to take a few years off to stay home with her three children until they reached school age. During this time, Sandy and her family returned to her hometown and became involved with a local childhood literacy organization where she volunteered for several years in an effort to give back to her local community before accepting the position of Program Administrator and Bookkeeper. During her employment, she earned her accounting degree. Sandy is very involved in her home church, Center Pointe, and currently works as the Operations Manager for Household Water Specialist in Covington, GA.Contact Sandy
Weldon grew up on a cattle farm in southern Virginia. He graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN where he received a degree in Bible and Youth Ministry. He currently serves as the Men's Resident Director at Johnson University. Weldon is married to Ashley Boone Davis and they have one son and one daughter. Weldon loves the outdoor life and will go camping and rock climbing any chance he gets. Weldon and Ashley have been following Son Safaris' God-Sized-Dream since its inception. Weldon is very excited to be part of what Son Safaris is doing, and is going to do for the glory of Christ.
Brian LaRue serves as the youth minister at Galilee Christian Church since 2008. Before working at Galilee he served at Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg, FL. from 2000-2008. Brian is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University with a degree in Bible and Youth Ministry. Brian's passions are his family, working with students, and short term mission trips. His wife, Sarah, is a high school teacher of special education and mathematics and they have three children Sadie, Hannah, and Isaac.