Beryle I. Baker, Ed.D., Founder

Beryle I. Baker is a retired college professor who has served in a leadership position in a variety of professional, community, and faith-based organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

As a volunteer, her diverse endeavors have included serving as a museum docent, PTA vice president, public speaker and seminar presenter, grassroots political organizer, neighborhood newspaper editor, faith-based teacher, and assistant in a correctional institution.

With regard to the ballroom community, she has served on the board of directors for Waltz Play, Atlanta Ballroom Dance Club, and Atlanta Dancesport 6093. In 2012, she penned an article for American Dancer. While Beryle enjoys both social and occasional competitive ballroom dancing, when she is not on the dance floor, she can be found with her six grandchildren or traveling. She has toured every continent except for Antarctica.

Terri Denison

Terri Denison is the Georgia District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role since May 2002, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the SBA’s financial, counseling/training and business development programs for small businesses throughout Georgia.

In the fall of 2000, she was one of seven individuals nationwide selected for the SBA’s District Director’s Candidate Development Program. Assignments included serving as the Acting Deputy District Director in the Los Angeles District Office and the Acting District Director in Wisconsin.

A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Terri holds a B.A. Degree in American Government from Cornell University and an M.A. Degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. When she is not working or travelling, Terri enjoys social and competitive ballroom dancing.

Mark Garber

Mark Garber’s first term as president of Atlanta Metro Dancesport. began in January 2012. Previously, Mark served as treasurer for this chapter of USA Dance, Inc. for four years. He has been a member of USA Dance, Inc. (formerly USABDA) since 1992. Mark served on the board of Atlanta Ballroom Dance Club in the mid 1990’s and has been an avid social dancer, competitor and volunteer. Mark has passed the DVIDA medal exams through gold in International Standard and is currently working on passing the DVIDA Gold Star.

Developing and maintaining software for non-profit organizations is Mark’s passion. As a software developer, Mark’s current projects include creating software to improve the member participation, transparency, and cost effectiveness of non-profit sports and social organizations.

Mark’s alma mater is Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned two masters degrees—one in electrical engineering and another in mathematics.

Margaret Mullen

Margaret Mullen is a retired banker who entered a second exciting career as a public school teacher.  Following her second retirement from teaching, she invests her time by being of service to her family, community, church, and civic organizations.

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