Board of Directors:
Dr. Scott Cameron, President
Scott was born and raised in Fayetteville. He is married to Avery Cameron, and they have three children. They attend Highland Presbyterian Church. Scott is a NICU physician at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. His life has been profoundly shaped by North Carolina Presbyterian Pilgrimage weekends, a medical mission trip to Kenya where he had 2½ feet of his colon removed (!), and living in Friendship House Durham during seminary. Scott is actively seeking chaplain ordination and residence with his family in the new Friendship House Fayetteville community. He is excited to meet his new neighbors and learn to do more than mow grass with his old lawnmower!
Amanda Christianson, Secretary and Treasurer
Amanda is a native of Fayetteville and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She is married to Chris Christianson, and they have four children. She is a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and also attends Village Baptist church on occasion. She has enjoyed a long career in the pharmaceutical sales industry but is now looking to start a new chapter in her life. Amanda enjoys gardening at home and is thrilled to be a part of the Friendship Community Gardens project!
“I am so excited to see how God uses a simple garden to bring neighbors together! We will never find our commonalities if we do not get to know each other. Growing nutritious, local food in a garden that is located at the intersection of Savoy Heights, Forest Lakes, Friendship House Fayetteville and the Haymount/ downtown area will be a great WIN for everyone involved!”
Jim Schaffer, Member
Jim is a native of the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania and relocated to Fayetteville 8 years ago. He works as a media sales professional. Jim is a devoted single parent, raising his 9-year-old son Justin. They are members of Highland Presbyterian Church, where Jim established a neighborhood youth outreach program that engages the kids of Savoy Heights. Jim and a small group of devoted men of the community run this weekly mentoring program stressing education, working with others, and making good decisions among the many constant life lessons discussed.
“Building relationships and helping others is the essence of God’s kingdom. I’m excited about working together with friends, neighbors, and all that are interested not only in growing a community garden but building a better neighborhood”
Sally Augustine, Member
Sally Augustine has been digging in the dirt since her parents had her helping with their large family garden as soon as she was able to hold a watering can. Originally from Pennsylvania, Sally settled in Fayetteville with husband Stuart in 2009. Sally is a Registered Nurse who has an enthusiasm for healthy food and a passion for improving the quality of life of our community through healthy lifestyle choices. Sally and her husband have two daughters who share their parent’s love for growing healthy food and gardening. She is an active member of Highland Presbyterian Church, the LaFayette Garden Club and enjoys having dance parties in her kitchen with family and friends.
Stephanie McCormick , Member
Stephanie is originally from Bronx, New York but has always had a love for the southern life style. Throughout her childhood she visited her parent’s hometown Fayetteville, NC and spent much time with her grandparents right here in the very neighborhood we are pouring love into with gardening, Savoy Heights. Having relocated 27 years ago, she now calls Fayetteville home. Stephanie is a mother to one daughter Destinee and has a heart for people. Through Friendship Community Gardens she desires to see the Savoy Heights Community flourish while building relationships with adjacent neighborhoods and friends. She hopes to accomplish just that in her role as Outreach Coordinator.