Board of Directors

Adam & Alecia Keith


Married since 2004, Adam & Alecia have two children. Adam is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and duck dogs. This passion turned into a dog business where the couple have been breeding, boarding, and training gun dogs for over 19 years. Since 2006, they have owned & operated Hollow Wood Kennel located in Flintstone, GA, just eight miles south of Chattanooga, TN. Retriever training was replaced with service dog training once the couple discovered the world of PTS and how canines impact our warriors returning home from battle. In addition to owning the kennel, the couple own & operate two local ACE Hardware stores in the North Georgia area (Flintstone & Dalton).

Brad Davis


Brad maintains a diverse practice focused on helping businesses get their products and services out to the marketplace. He advises clients on regulatory compliance matters and risk management issues, represents clients in the courtroom, and also assists clients with a variety of business and transactional matters. Brad is experienced in representing clients of all sizes, from established household names to budding startups that hope to one day become household names. These clients span numerous industries, some of which include equipment and food manufacturing, financial technology, and telecommunications. Brad also works with cannabis clients on licensing, compliance, transactions, and other matters specific to this emerging industry.

Before joining Chambliss, Brad practiced law for several years in Atlanta at a multi-national AmLaw 100 firm where he represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and other clients in high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters

David Allen


With a committed dedication to giving back to his community and a genuine love for helping people, David is a member and serves on the board of numerous civic and nonprofit organizations. In his spare time, David enjoys being outdoors in any way, coaching youth sports, and spending time with his wife Gracie and their two dogs; Chief and Lula.

David is an Agency Principal/Owner of RSS Insurance in Chattanooga, TN. David’s strong work ethic and leadership have helped grow RSS into one of the leading and most respected insurance agencies in the Southeast. He works with businesses and families across the United Stated to help them manage their risk management and insurance goals. By reputation, David is known to be excitingly compassionate about his work and bringing value to every client and relationship he serves.

David has expertise in many fields of insurance including Commercial Insurance, Professional Liability, Surety Bonds and Personal Insurance. He is also a leading professional of complex risk programs and Captives.

David received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, with a dual major in Finance and Spanish, and a collateral degree in International Business. He also received his Master of Science in Insurance and Risk Management from The Florida State University.

Wade Priddy

Wade Priddy


Wade Priddy spent the majority of his 20+ year Marine Corps career building and training small teams and leading them as they conducted dynamic operations in a wide variety of environments. He served with units in Hawaii, California, North Carolina and at the Pentagon and was an assistant professor with the Naval ROTC program at Texas A&M. In addition to peacetime deployments to Okinawa and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit, he deployed twice to Iraq and three times to Afghanistan. Since retiring Wade has worked as a defense contractor, leadership consultant, and with several companies in the Chattanooga area. As a veteran and dog-lover, he was drawn to OFD by its mission and the positive impact the program has had on veterans and their families.

Amy Rutherford


Amy Rutherford is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience working with nonprofits in the Chattanooga Area. She received her Master’s degree in Education with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling focus from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Mrs. Rutherford is the Associate Director of the Mosaic Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and works part time for the Chattanooga Autism Center as a mental health therapist. She is a co-creator of the Mosaic program and a co-author of a four-book series for young adults with Autism. Mrs. Rutherford specializes in consulting with educators and facilitating staff trainings and workshops. Amy has a passion for working with individuals to assist in the formation of a strengths-based identity and development of self-advocacy skills as well as educating others on acceptance and inclusion of individuals through the celebration of neurodiversity. In the past few years she has found a passion for serving veterans as they transition back to civilian life. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband Zach and their dog Roxy.

Rick Yount


Rick Yount has served in the field of social services for 30 years. He has involved Animal Assisted Therapy in his practice for the past 22 of those years. Rick holds a B.A. degree from West Virginia University and a M.S. degree in Assistance Dog Education. He combined his social work knowledge and experience with his service dog training background to develop a novel intervention to help Service Members with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Rick pioneered the first therapeutic service dog training program at the Palo Alto, CA Veterans Hospital in 2008. Rick’s new program concept, involving Veterans with PTS in the training of mobility service dogs for fellow Veterans, has yielded very positive results. He has presented the program concept at forums including the VA National Mental Health Conference and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.

Alan Doak


Alan Doak is a Certified Public Accountant with Elliott Davis, LLC. As a member of the Auditing and Assurance Services team, he has extensive experience serving marquee not-for-profit clients across the Southeast. Whether consulting with clients, speaking at seminars, or serving locally, he most importantly appreciates facilitating the restorative, educational, and often empowering work of the organizations he serves.

Executive Team

Matt WeitzCo-founder/Mentor
Adam KeithCEO/Co-Founder
Eric DudashDeputy Director
Pete MooreChief of Staff
Diane McDermottDevelopment Director
Susan MillicanExecutive Assistant/Operations Director
Heather ThompsonEvents Coordinator
Sally MooreAdmissions Coordinator
Julia Jones Thornton, CPDT-KAHead K9 Trainer
Leah DiminoVolunteer Coordinator
Kelly EvansK9 Coordinator
Tena KeithAdministrative
Katherine Taylor-WorthK9 Trainer
Brian MoseleyVeteran Outreach Coordinator


Become part of a team that strives to be caring, humble, loving, smart, patient, outward-thinking, hard-working, and patriotic.