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Meet The Leaders

Ashley Simmons

Chicktime Dothan Founder & Leader

ashley@chicktime.com

Ashley’s Chicktime Story

Why I serve a co-leadership role with Chicktime:
I have a great need to serve others for two reasons. One, I know that it is what I was called to do and two, I am still a very broken person and serving others helps to heal my heart. I fought God for years before I finally accepted the calling to begin Chicktime Dothan but once I finally stopped fighting and just let Him take over, my life was changed forever. Chicktime gives me the platform that I need to show other women and children that they too can be an overcomer!

My passions and gifts: 
My passions is nonprofit work and helping others. I believe that when we encourage others to be the best version of themselves, we are truly living out God’s plan for our lives and helping others get to that point as well!

Hobbies and Interests:
When I’m not busy with Chicktime I am also a college student, wife, and mommy. I don’t have much time for hobbies and interests but on the rare occasion that I do get to just be plain ol’ Ashley for a little bit, I love to write. I began writing when I was 16 as it gave me a way to escape my world. I also enjoy digital scrap booking and cooking. I am an FSU girl and a Texas Rangers lover! Of everything in my life that I enjoy, my favorite thing to do is to simply sit on the couch and snuggle up with my son as we watch his favorite TV show or to take a drive to anywhere with husband while we talk about our dreams and the future!

 

 

 

Ranah McSween

Chicktime Dothan Co-Leader

ranah@chicktime.com

 

Why I serve a co-leadership role with Chicktime:
I have always had a special place in my heart for children. My mother taught special education at an elementary school for twenty-five years. She used to coordinate the summer lunch program and Operation Santa Claus. The children we served were so grateful that someone acknowledged and spent time with them. That made a lasting impression on me. This year, one of my New Year’s resolutions included volunteering more. I sought to find a non-profit organization that would fulfill my yearning to become an active member of my community. Chicktime came along after my high school classmate, Ashley, posted volunteer opportunities on Facebook. I have enjoyed working with her as well as the children and staff of the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home. The co-leadership role happened organically and I look forward to this next chapter of my life!

My passions and gifts: 
I believe in building relationships with people. By actively listening to people, I am able to connect with them on a personal level.

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, and weight lifting. Girls rule!

 

 

Abby Albritton

Chicktime Dothan Co-Leader

abby@chicktime.com

Why I serve a co-leadership role with Chicktime:
I feel as though the Lord has truly blessed me more than I could ever possibly deserve, and therefore I have a deep longing desire to be a blessing to others. As a Christian I believe it is my duty to let the Lord’s light shine through me for others to see. I love helping others especially children! After becoming a mother myself I found this strong urgency to make an impact in other children’s lives. I find my heart aching for those children who are not so fortunate!  I am a true believer in the saying, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi.

My passions and gifts: 
My true passion in life is to make a difference in this world, and to show as many people as possible the power of God’s unending love! As for gifts I believe my biggest gift is compassion, just being able to try and understand why someone feels/acts the way they do.

Hobbies and Interests:
Most of my time is consumed with being a mom and working from home, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! My girls keep me on my toes. From dance offs in the kitchen to adventures outside we stay busy and I feel extremely blessed to be able to do so! I love reading. When I have the time I can get lost in a book for hours! I am a runner! I love animals and consider myself a “country girl”, but I rarely pass up the opportunity to get dolled up or go shopping either! Many times date day for my husband and I consists of target practice and a movie!

 

Sally Raetzke

Chicktime Dothan Co-Leader

sally@chicktime.com

Why I serve a co-leadership role with Chicktime:
I have always enjoyed serving others by making them feel important and special and Chicktime has been a way for me to do just that!  As a co-leader, I hope to be a positive influence to the people in our community who desire to serve others by volunteering their time and energy.

 

My passions and gifts: 
One of my greatest passions is baking cookies and cakes!  As strange as that sounds, it brings me such joy to provide others with homemade goodies that put smiles on their faces.  Would you be able to turn down a fresh, made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookie??  Haha…most people would not be able to turn one down!

 

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy outdoor stuff, to include fishing and shooting guns (something that I was recently introduced), along with going to the beach and taking walks on nature trails.  I do like the air conditioning as much as anyone else, but nature has some amazing sights!  I love spending time with my family and my close friends.  I really like my full-time job as a call center manager but my off-time is invaluable!!!