The Brent Schoening Strike Out Leukemia Foundation Board of Directors

Lauren B. Pearson - President

Lauren Hyneman Pearson was born November 5, 1981 in Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Columbus High School, where she was a cheerleader all four years for the Blue Devils.

Lauren attended Columbus State University majoring in Business Marketing. In January 2003, Lauren was blessed with the opportunity to pursue her dream in the world of contemporary ladies fashion. With her eye for style and her passion for fashion, she was named the Creative Director of the young contemporary ladies line, Karlie. Karlie is a family business sold in over 400 boutiques and specialty stores. Karlie was nominated for a Dallas Fashion Award in their first year of business.

D. Nicholas Stutzman - Vice President

D. Nicholas "Nick" Stutzman was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He is a graduate of Columbus High School, Columbus State University (B.S.) and Stetson University College of Law (J.D.). Nick is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Alabama State Bar.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and GRECAA.

Additionally, Nick is admitted to practice in the United States District Court - Middle District of Georgia and the United States District Court - Middle District of Alabama. 

He currently practices law with Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP. His practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate, wills, probate, contracts, small corporate entities and land disputes. He spends his free time with his family and coaching his sons' youth baseball. He is proud to serve as Vice President and General Counsel of The Brent Schoening Strikeout Leukemia Foundation, Inc., as well as President and General Counsel of The Brent Schoening Memorial Scholarshp Fund, Inc. and on the Muscogee County School District Business Education Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the Coumbus Mortgage Bankers Association.  Nick is also a member of the American Cancer Society Leadership Council. 

He is the honored recipient of the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Ledger-Enquirer Readers Choice award for Attorney and was named one of the "5 Under 40" by Columbus and the Valley magazine in 2010. 

Nick is married to the former Tracey Tillman and they have one son, Chandler. They are members of First Baptist Church in Columbus.

Jonathan Smart - Treasurer

Jonathan Smart, a native of Columbus, Georgia, is a 1995 graduate of Columbus High School and a 2000 graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he earned a B.S. degree in Sports Management and Marketing.

Jonathan currently provides insurance as the owner of The J. Smart Allstate Agency in Georgia and Alabama with his office located in Columbus, Georgia.  His agency focuses on Home, Auto and Life insurance. He is a member of the Greater Columbus Georgia Young Professionals, a charter member of the National Society of Agents for Consumer Education, was awarded the Property Claims Law Specialist designation in 2005, was selected as one of Columbus, GA's Rising Stars in 2011 by Columbus and The Valley Magazine, is an affiliate member of the Columbus Board of Realtors, President Elect of The Kiwanis Club of Columbus, a lifetime member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and is a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Jonathan is proud to serve as Treasurer of The Brent Schoening Strike Out Leukemia Foundation, Inc. as well as the Vice President of the Brent Schoening Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. and as Tournament Director of the annual Birdies 4 Brent Memorial Golf Tournament. He is married to the former Natalie DiBon of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and they have two sons, Coulter (4) and Easton (2).

William Russell Nolen - Secretary

Rusty Nolen is a Product Manager for Glaxo Smith Kline. He is responsible for managing two pharmaceutical products in Dermatology and Pediatrics. Since joining the pharmaceutical industry, Rusty has received several awards including the 2006 Founders Club Award and the 2007 Home Office Hero Award.

In 2000, Rusty graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in English and went on to be a high school English teacher and coach. In 2004, he received his Masters of Science degree in Business Management from Troy University, and has since been working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Raised in Columbus, Georgia, Rusty now lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with his wife, Treva and their daughter, Grayson. He is proud to serve as Secretary of The Brent Schoening Strike Out Leukemia Foundation, Inc. Rusty enjoys watching college football, playing tennis and working out.