BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Founder & President

Dan Weddle

For over 25 years, Dan has served in various roles in the information technology industries. Today, Dan serves as the President & CEO of ProTech Services Group, Inc., a Memphis, TN based services company. ProTech is a business solutions company focused on meeting the technology & talent needs of businesses.  

 

A proud Memphian, Dan is married to his wife Mikki, of 27 years and they have 4 sons and 2 grandchildren.  Dan graduated from the 2017 Leadership Memphis Executive Program, is a Greater Memphis Chamber Chairmen’s Circle member and also serves on the board of directors for Streets Ministries, the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission and the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce Chamber Benefits, Inc.

 

While Dan misses Peyton dearly everyday, he is proud to be carrying on Peyton’s legacy through The PEYitforward Foundation.

Oakley Weddle

Oakley has worked in marketing, social media, and graphic design for the last five years. Currently, he works at ProTech Service Group, an IT and Business Services company. He is their Marketing Manager. 

 

He is a sophomore at The University of Memphis in the college of Journalism and Strategic Media. He will get his bachelor's degree in Public Relations in the fall of 2022. His minors are Social Media Analysis, Marketing, and Advertising. 

 

He is thrilled to be carrying on his brother Peyton's legacy and to be apart of something this special and truly good for all. “I have seen the emotional impact that this foundation has had on people and I’m thrilled to see more in the bright future ahead.” 

Vice President & Director of Public Relations

Hunter Weddle

Hunter is beyond thrilled to be a part of his brother, Peyton’s foundation and furthering the legacy Peyton left behind. Hunter and Peyton were not only brothers, but best friends. They did everything together. May 2021, Hunter will be marrying his fiancé, Taylor Gatlin. In his free time, Hunter enjoys playing golf, hanging out with his dogs, eating good food, and hanging out with his family.

Teryn Elesse Williams

Teryn is a recent graduate from the University of Memphis with a degree in Media Marketing, a major she created that would culminate all of her interests; in addition, she obtained a minor in Legal Studies. She is a Memphis native with a love for hip-hop music, sports, and fashion.

 

Teryn had the pleasure of meeting Peyton in her sophomore year of high school and spent countless hours with him creating a bond that will last for ages. She is excited to spread the joy of Peyton through The PEYitforward Foundation

Braeden Russell

Braeden is a graduate from the University of Memphis MBA program and a proud lifelong Memphian. Braeden has worked at American Home Shield since 2013, where he has worked in various roles in the Product Development department and currently serves as a Product Manager supporting our Real Estate sales channel.

 

Braeden and his wife Megan are the parents to two wild boys, Gage and Dominic. Braeden loves spending time with his family and cherishes each and every crazy moment he spends with them. Braeden is also a huge sports fan, and often times you will be able to find him at Memphis Grizzlies games.

 

He is truly blessed and honored that he will be able to carry on and spread the incredible legacy of his brother Peyton through The PEYitforward Foundation.

Austin Brown

Austin is a proud graduate of the University of Memphis. There, he graduated with a B.S. in Biology and is currently pursuing a career as a medical physician. Growing up, Austin lived next door to the Weddle’s for 15 years, forming an unbreakable brotherly bond with Peyton. He is truly honored to be able to continue the legacy of his best friend and positively impact others the way Peyton impacted those who knew and loved him.

Judy Weddle 

BSN, MEd

Judy is blessed and honored to be Peyton’s second paternal Grandma.  She loved going to lunch or dinner with him and listening to him talk about his life and his dreams.  She also loved his sense of “living life to the fullest” and making the most of every day and every relationship. She loves the fact that her faith tells her that Peyton’s spirit is living on in Heaven with our Lord and that we will see him again.

"I am very grateful to be a member of the PEYitforward Foundation’s Board of Directors.  I will use my experience and abilities to advance The Foundation’s Mission and to keep Peyton’s love alive in our world."

Maddison Stafford 

Maddison is a graduate of Liberty University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration. She is currently employed at Stern Cardiovascular Center, a heart clinic in Memphis, TN.

 

For fifteen years, Maddison lived next door to the Weddle family. And through the years, Peyton, along with the rest of the Weddle’s became family to her. 

“I am truly grateful for the time I had with Peyton and I cherish the memories we made throughout the years.” Maddison is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of The PEYirforward Foundation while helping others to choose kindness over hate just like Peyton did. 

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Sean Smith

Sean graduated with a BS in Education from the University of Memphis. He taught US History and coached basketball and golf for several years before making a career change. He now is a Project Manager for Venture Construction Company.

 

Sean and his wife Betsy are proud parents of their son Cooper and their daughter Mary Grace. Sean loves hanging out with his family and friends, reading, and golf.

 

“I am blessed to have known Peyton and am honored to be able to serve on the board of The PEYitfoward Foundation.”

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Chris Montfort

Chris Montfort, Peyton’s uncle – known as Bubba – is so thrilled to be joining the board of directors. 

 

Chris is a husband to his wife Eileen and a dad to his daughter, Helene, both of whom he adores! He is a realtor by trade, but anyone who knows him will tell you he has a true servant’s heart and loves others so well. This is something he has in common with Peyton. That’s why he’s excited to be a part of the foundation – so he can help continue Peyton’s legacy of kindness, service, and love for others!

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