No Strings Attached
Paige Pushkin, Lee Smith, Andy Gaines, and Katy Ruth Camp
Paige Pushkin is the Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE), the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Department of Education. Paige is passionate about service and life-long learning and has a 22-year career in the nonprofit sector predominantly in the adult education space having worked and taught adults in Atlanta, Chicago, and the former Soviet country of Kazakstan. Paige loves building relationships and helping people envision how their investment in the non-profit sector can literally make the world a better place. She has lived in Marietta since 1994 with the exception of 4 years and enjoys healthy living through yoga and exercise, cooking nourishing foods, reading good books and traveling to new places. Having grown up dancing, she’s excited to dance in DWTS and raise lots of money for dancers!
Lee Smith is the VP of Operations for the Center for Family Resources, a local non-profit in Marietta, for the past 23 years. She grew up in Memphis, TN but moved to Georgia in 1989. Lee is a graduate from the University of Georgia, GO DAWGS! Lee knew since she was little that her calling was to help others. She passionately believes there must be a support system in place for every family to thrive. Lee has been actively involved in the community with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cobb Program, Cobb Collaborative, American Cancer Society, and Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. When she is not working or serving in the community, you can find her on a tennis court. She has been married to Adam for 7 years. They have one son, Hudson who is 5, and is the love of their life. The “Smiths” are better known as the “Ginger” family. She loves college football, antique shopping, sushi, and spending time with family and friends. Lee has never taken dance and has 2 left feet so be supportive!
Andy Gaines oversees all aspects of the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square. He graduated from UGA and lives with his amazing wife Casey and three sons William, Teddy and Jack. Andy was born to dance and is ready to say bye, bye, bye to this pandemic.