Sweet Apple Fields Project Board Members


Andy Allison

Principal at Sweet Apple Elementary
Guest for Sweet Apple Fields Project, not a board member

Andy Allison is originally from Buffalo, New York, has his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science and Master of Arts Degree in Education from Canisius College. He has been active in the public schools for nearly 20 years. During his career, Andy has been the Assistant Principal of Alpharetta Elementary School, Assistant Principal of Northwestern Middle School and has currently held his current position as the Principal at Sweet Apple Elementary for three years. He is the proud father to two amazing and beautiful children, Ansley (4) and Evan (2).

Last year under his direction, Sweet Apple Elementary was recognized as the number one school for overall performance in the Fulton County School System.

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Christine Beldowicz

President of the Sweet Apple Elementary PTO

Christine Beldowicz is currently the President of the Sweet Apple Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Before that, she was a Co-Director of Fundraising and Membership. Christine has also served as Welcome Committee Chair for the Crabapple Lake/Park Community. She is married with 2 children who both attend Sweet Apple Elementary. She believes the Sweet Apple Fields project will be beneficial to all Roswell residents to have a safe and beautiful green space for recreational and sport activities.

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Sarah Ippolito

Secretary on the Sweet Apple Elementary PTO

Sara Ippolito is a longtime Roswell resident and mother of 3. She currently has 2 children at Sweet Apple Elementary and 1 at Elkins Pointe Middle School. Sara is serving her 3rd term as Secretary on the Sweet Apple Elementary PTO Board where she will continue on next year as co-Director of Educational Enrichment. In addition to serving at the school, Sara is also in her 4th year of managing the neighboring Edenwilde Swim Team. As local business owners, Sara and her husband do what they can to support the Strategic Goal of the City of Roswell. She is excited about what the Sweet Apple Fields project will do to enrich the lives of not only the students at Sweet Apple Elementary, but also the local community.


Brenda Orlans

Director of Hope Roswell

Brenda Orlans is a long time resident of the City of Roswell. Her husband, Jerry Orlans, has been serving as a Councilman for the City of Roswell for over 25 years. She is the director of Hope Roswell, a network of churches from a wide variety of denominations, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, working together to serve the community through Word & Deed ministry.

Dave Rittenhouse

Dave Rittenhouse

President of Wexford HOA Roswell, Ga
CFO of Spartacus Legal Foundation

Dave Rittenhouse has been an active leader in his community for many years. He and his wife of 35 years, Leigh have lived in their home in Roswell since 1993 where they raised their son Nathan. He is currently serving his third consecutive term as President of the Wexford Home Owners Association, which is the largest in Roswell. While serving in this capacity, he is active at Roswell City Hall and the State Capitol testifying on legislation that impacts Wexford and the City of Roswell. Dave is CFO of Spartacus Legal Foundation, a legal defense non-profit and is on the Board of several community organizations.