Cory Scott is the founding member of Chilirhea. Cory’s grandparents, Opal and Robie Scott serve as one of the main inspirations for converting a backyard chili cook-off gathering of 4 friends to a respectable event supporting Alzheimer’s awareness. Opal suffered from Alzheimer’s for 13 years all while Robie never left her side as a caregiver. Cory is the Chief Operating Officer at DataScout, LLC, a local IT services firm based in Fayetteville.
Raised in Rockwall, Texas and a graduate of The University of Arkansas, Amber has been on the Chilirhea board since it became a charity event in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Chilirhea. Ambers commitment to raising awareness for Alzheimer's stems from seeing the pain and suffering not only those with Alzheimer's experience, but also the caregivers heartache watching their loved ones suffer. Amber resides in Fayetteville, AR with her husband Cory Scott and their son Camden and is a saleswoman at Advance Print Solutions in Little Rock, AR.
Wendy Teal is the Marketing/Customer Relations Liaison for DataScout, LLC. She had her first real-life experience with Alzheimer's Disease when her great-grandmother was diagnosed four years before she passed in 2012. Watching her great-grandmother and family suffer through the disease is what fueled her passion for Alzheimer's awareness; thus bringing her to join the Chilirhea board where she has actively served since 2010. She Fayetteville 'native of 13 years and is anxiously awaiting her wedding with future husband Stuart in December 2016.
Sarah was born and raised in Fayetteville, AR, where she still lives with her Husband Wes, and Son Beck. After college at the University of Arkansas, Sarah got her Aesthetician license and practiced for 5 years before making the move to full time mother and wife. Sarah has served on the Chilirhea board since 2013.
Wes was born and raised in Harrison, AR. He attended the University of Arkansas and is currently a Director of Enterprise Solutions at JB Hunt Transport Inc. in Lowell, AR. He lives in Fayetteville, AR with his wife Sarah and son Beck Wilburn Berry. Wes is a musician in his spare time, an avid sports fan, and an active member in the Fayetteville Community. Wes has served on the Chilirhea board since 2012.
Payton Rosenzweig Bridewell
Payton Rosenzweig Bridewell, Fayetteville native and Tulane alumna, has been part of Chilirhea since the early days and serves as our social media chair. She has been passionate about fighting Alzheimer’s since she lost her beloved grandmother, Suzi Rosenzweig of Hot Springs, Ark, to the disease in 2009. Payton is contributing editor, branding consultant and freelance marketer at TheWindowShopper.com.
Robert Bridewell, a native of Lake Village, AR, is an alumnus of the University of Arkansas. Along with his wife Payton Bridewell, Robert has been active with Chilirhea since its first year as a charitable event and currently serves as the Security Chair. Robert is a defensive driver, a good tipper and a black belt in Isshinryu Karate.
A Missouri native and Westminster College Graduate, Cole moved to NWA in 2005 to help start and grow a national furniture retail chain. His ten year tenure in retail provided him with the perfect outlet to express fresh, new and different thoughts, which he brought with him to his current role as Senior Production Coordinator at Saatchi & Saatchi X. Cole is looking forward to contributing to the success of Chilirhea and most importantly finding the “the cure” for Alzheimer’s.
Elizabeth Manney Prenger
Born and raised in Little Rock, Elizabeth finished up her undergrad at the University of Arkansas (Go Hogs) and left for the East coast where she dove headfirst into political consulting, community organizing and nonprofit communications. While politics remains a top hobby, Elizabeth switched her profession solely to the nonprofit world, starting in education reform and, most recently, youth development. Along with her determination to assist in finding a cure for Alzheimer's, she is also active in Fayetteville's adult kickball league, a founding member of Fayettevino Wine Club and has a mild-to-moderate obsession with her dog, Pippin.
Moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2003 from Little Rock, Arkansas. Graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors Defree in Finance and Real Estate. Currently works at JB Hunt transport services in the ICS brokerage division. Recently joined St. Josephs Catholic Church in Fayetteville, which will also be the venue for his wedding in October to Alex Smith. Enjoy being outdoors, hanging out with friends, being active in the community, hunting, and playing golf.
Tim has made Fayetteville his home for 13 years and married his wife Leigh in 2010, they have a beautiful daughter named Emery. He is an agent at Sims and Renner Insurance. He is an active member of Fayetteville Country Club, Central United Methodist Church and the Fayetteville Northside Rotary.
A Missouri native who now calls Arkansas home, Whitney proudly serves on the Chilirhea board in honor of her grandmother who continues to struggle daily with Alzheimer's and in recognition of the heartbreak felt by her family dealing with the effects of the disease. Whitney currently works in Bentonville trying to incite shoppers to purchase packages of Oreo at the world's largest retailer. She and her husband, Eric, reside in Fayetteville.
Marti grew up in Harrison, AR and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She lives in Fayetteville and does marketing, outreach and development for local nonprofit, Youth Bridge. As a third generation alumnae, Marti loves to support the Razorbacks every chance she has. She also loves live music--whether it be at a concert, a festival or just a local patio.