Gregory Dobrasz is a co-founder of the Cloverleaf School in Atlanta, Georgia. Cloverleaf is a private school dedicated to educating neuro-diverse children, specifically high-functioning autism, ADHD and other learning differences.
Greg has a BA from the College of William & Mary (1996) and Juris Doctor from Arizona State University (2000). He worked as an attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia for three years before having a child in 2003. Greg became a stay at home father and remained so until 2010. His son, Oscar has high functioning autism and sensory difficulties. While at home with his child, Greg was deeply involved in Oscar’s upbringing. He has logged hundreds of hours with Oscar in speech therapy and DIR-based therapy sessions.
In addition to his experience with Oscar specifically and the special needs community in Atlanta generally, Greg is also a fairly accomplished runner. At William & Mary, he was a multiple letter winner in Cross-Country and Track. He was a multiple All-Conference athlete and ran in the 1994 Division I National Cross-Country Championship. After finishing Law School, Greg coached at the high school level for three years, co-coaching his boys’ track team to a State Indoor Track Championship.
Greg lives in Atlanta with his wife Joy and son Oscar.
Aleta Mills-Stubin is the founder and Chief Runner of Running MATES. Aleta runs the day-to-day operations of Running MATES, including curriculum design and coaching.
Aleta has a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1996) and Juris Doctor (2001) from Emory University. Aleta previously worked as a patent attorney, both at a large firm and as a private practitioner. Aleta is the mother of three sons, one of whom has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Aleta has been heavily involved in various therapies aimed at helping her son with his social, communication and sensory integration problems.
Aleta is also an avid runner. She ran the 2001 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego marathon and has run multiple half-marathons.
Aleta lives in Atlanta with her husband Adam and their three sons, Everett, Henry, and Marcus.
Adam Stubin is the CEO of Carrier Connection, a national manufacturers representation and consulting firm.
Adam has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University (1995).
Adam is a lifelong tennis and soccer player. Adam lives in Atlanta with his wife Aleta and their three sons, Everett, Henry, and Marcus.
Ben Wessels is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. He is the founder and owner of Sensory Scaffolding Pediatric Therapy. His practice specializes in working with children who have challenges with sensory processing, visual processing/thinking, fine/gross motor skills and motor planning.
Ben first started working with children on the autistic spectrum using Floortime Therapy after he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Denison University in 2000. This experience led him to pursue a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
After graduating, Ben returned to Atlanta to begin his career in occupational therapy and meet his wife Natasha. They have 2 sons, Hayden and Jackson.
Daniel Shmalo is the founder and partner of 360 Venture Law (Shmalo), PC, a specialized law firm working with start-up and fast-growing entrepreneurial companies and their investors. Dan practices in the areas of corporate law, venture capital, private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formation, business contracts, and technology licensing & commercialization.
Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Tulane Law School, and his LL.M. (securities and financial regulation) from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Dan is a marathon runner, mentor, and member of the Alumni Advisory Committee with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Team In Training” program. He has completed eight marathons (including Madrid, Spain in 2012) raising more than $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Dan lives in Atlanta with his wife Erin and their twins Brandon and Emily.