Ed Millere | Chief Financial Officer
Ed is a graduate of Macon State College ‘89 where he earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration; he continued his education with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Networking at Thomas Technical College ‘98. He later returned to school a third time to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education at Valdosta State University ‘06. Ed held a variety of jobs while living in New Jersey; Sexton at his local church (8 years), delivered newspapers on two routes, deli clerk at a 7-11 store (1 year), Aquatics Director at Lenape Scout reservation (2 years). After graduating from Macon State College, Ed returned to New Jersey and worked in three diverse jobs; Floor Covering Inspector with Evaluations (1 year), Laborer (3 months), Forman (14 months), and Supervisor (8 months) with Lipinski Landscape Contractors, a full service design/build firm and the 17th largest in the country, before becoming a Division Manager (3 years) with Lerro Products in Center City Philadelphia.
In 1995, Ed and his wife Marcia moved to Thomasville to be closer with Marcia’s family and to start one of their own. In March of 1996, Ed returned to what he knew best, landscaping. As Stony Creek Landscaping & Irrigation grew, Ed needed to hire additional help and met Larry Plank at Professional & Temporary Services. In 2003, Ed and Larry teamed-up to run Stony Creek and begin planning for New Hire Solutions. Simultaneously, Ed was finishing up his teaching degree, and began sharing his passion for business and computers at Thomasville High School in 2006. In the fall of 2009, Ed and Spencer Young opened Grassroots Coffee Company’s doors in downtown Thomasville, GA, a local coffee shop and Roastery. In 2012, Ed reluctantly resigned his position at Thomasville High School to increase his participation in and concentrate on his and Larry’s growing businesses along with the expansion of Grassroots Coffee Company’s second location in downtown Valdosta, GA in the summer of 2014.
Ed is a lifetime member in the National Eagle Scout Association, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1983. He serves as a Past-President of the Georgia Master Gardener Association, the South West District Director for the GMGA, and a Board Member for Hands On Thomas County. He is a Past-President of the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter, a Business-Student organization at Southern Regional Technical College and was the Thomasville High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Advisor from 2008 to 2012.
Ed currently resides in Thomasville with his wife Marcia and their two beautiful daughters.
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