Meet Team Knox.
Co-Founders & Executive Board
President & Chief Executive Officer
Becky is Knox’s mom and lived the brain cancer journey with him. As CEO, she engages community partners and renowned research institutions to fund and design life-saving treatments for those currently battling this devastating disease. She has over ten years of experience in nonprofit management and development and is a recent graduate of Emory University's Candler School of Theology, where she earned a Master's degree in Religion and Public Life: a degree that combines theological thought with nonprofit leadership and management. Throughout Knox’s journey of diagnosis, recurrence, craniotomies, radiation, chemotherapy, and a host of other setbacks, he never gave up. Never. Knox taught Becky the value of determination and grit. The day Knox passed, Becky made some promises to him. One was that she would spend the rest of her life funding innovative brain cancer research so someone else’s Knox could have a shot at a longer life. Becky is honored to partner with and serve alongside the KMF community of friends, donors, sponsors, and board members to do just that!
Chief Financial Officer
Joe is from Valdosta, Georgia. He attended UGA and graduated with a degree in Finance from the Terry College of Business. Joe currently lives in Washington D.C. where he works as a Consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP. Outside of work, Joe enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and attending sporting and music events. Joe met Knox during their first year at UGA, and they quickly became friends while pledging into the same fraternity and living in the same dorm. Knox and Joe shared many memories, but Joe cherishes the times spent talking over a cold Guinness the most. To know Knox was to know laughter, loyalty, and a great time. Joe's goal is to keep Knox's light shining by growing KMF.
Chief Operating Officer
Madison was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA. She now resides in New York City where she's gained three years of experience in marketing, business strategy, and operations from a small brand called Lizzie Fortunato Jewels. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and writing. Her first book will be published in early 2023—a memoir about her experience as Knox's partner. While Knox and Madison were together, something that repeatedly came up in their conversations was the idea that he wanted to start a foundation when his journey with cancer was over. He told her he wanted to help other people through their cancer journey. Though Knox is no longer here with us, Madison believes his legacy lives on through the foundation and the work that she and fellow KMF board members do in his honor each day.
Riley is Knox's brother. He was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia and he's currently pursuing a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture at UGA. Riley is passionate about GBM treatment and patient care upon diagnosis. He has witnessed firsthand how new breakthroughs in treatment are crucial throughout the patient's cancer battle, so he's excited that KMF is focusing on underfunded GBM research. Riley believes that Knox’s charisma lives on through every KMF board member. He believes this foundation is an excellent example of how, with persistence and determination, anything is possible.
Chairman of the Board
Patrick was born and raised in Atlanta where he now works as a Commercial Real Estate broker at JLL after graduating from UGA. Outside of the office and foundation, Patrick loves golfing, snowboarding, going to concerts, and spending time with his friends and his yellow lab. Patrick has enough “favorite” memories of Knox to fill an entire book (some appropriate for public consumption, others better left for his memory!) In general, Knox was the most thoughtful, positive, funny, and loving person that he knew. Knox had a soft heart that always left people feeling warm and welcome. Aside from his impeccable character, Knox loved all things fun in life: music festivals, traveling, great style, sports, etc. Patrick is thankful for the time with Knox that God blessed him with. Knox taught him how to be a better friend, have a more positive outlook on life, and live his life to the fullest.
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Wade is a UGA graduate. He now works for Sands Investment Group in Atlanta as an Investment Sales Advisor. Wade grew up with Knox from 7th grade onward and their friendship formed a strong bond through the years. They were freshman-year roommates in college and pledge brothers in the same fraternity. They didn't live more than 15 feet away from each other during their college years until Knox’s diagnosis and treatment in the fall of 2017. Knox was a true brother to Wade. He taught Wade to have an appreciation for the little things and embrace life to the fullest well before and well after his diagnosis. Wade is determined to help this foundation fight for Knox’s legacy and the legacies of other patients like him, just as he knows Knox would have done!
Board of Directors
Director of Medical Research
Dr. Annick Desjardins, MD, FRCPC
Annick completed her residency in Adult Neurology at the Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Her residency was followed by a two-year fellowship in Neuro-oncology at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. Upon completion of her fellowship in July of 2005, she joined the Brain Tumor Center as faculty. Dr. D is the Director of Clinical Research at Duke's Brain Tumor Center and the Clinical Trials Core Co-Director for the Duke Brain Tumor SPORE and P01 grants. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Adult Neurology and is certified in the subspecialty of Neuro-oncology by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Her main focus in clinical research includes the direct intracerebral administration of therapeutics. At Duke, she has been the Principal Investigator on over 40 therapeutic trials in neuro-oncology, led international multi-center trials, and held several INDs. Dr. Desjardins had the great privilege of caring for Knox while he underwent treatments at Duke. His passion for life and his ability to connect with everyone he met was contagious. She is excited to be involved in the foundation in his memory.
Director of Hospitality
Cole was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia and currently resides in Brevard, North Carolina where he manages the dining room for Blackberry at The High Hampton Inn. Cole lives for entertaining and serving others both in his career and personal life. In his spare time, he looks to be outside, as an avid fly fisherman and golfer. He also enjoys live music. Cole came to know Knox through his time at Georgia. They studied abroad together as roommates and went on to live together during their junior and senior years. Cole remembers Knox for his unwavering loyalty and friendship to everyone. He wants to give back to KMF by using his hospitality background to carry on Knox’s legacy of a servant's heart.
Director of Finance
Gabe is from Great Falls, Virginia. He attended UGA where he majored in Finance at the Terry College of Business. Gabe currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and works for Corebridge Real Estate Investors as a Senior Acquisitions Analyst. In his free time, Gabe enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors with friends, and attending sporting and live music events. Gabe and Knox became friends at the beginning of their time at UGA while pledging Phi Gamma Delta. Gabe and Knox spent a summer studying abroad in Innsbruck, Austria, and traveling through Europe together where Knox was known as "Money Bag Martin" for his embrace of the fashionable and functional lanyard wallet—much to the chagrin of local pick-pockets. Knox continues to inspire Gabe on a daily basis to enjoy the ride and embrace the adventure of life to the fullest, despite the challenges we may face.
Director of Sales
Lauren is from Norcross, Georgia and attended UGA where she majored in Marketing at the Terry College of Business. Lauren currently resides in Austin, Texas and works for Anheuser Busch as a Key Account Manager. In her free time, she is always looking to go surfing on the lake, spend time outdoors with friends, and attend sporting and live music events. Lauren and Knox became friends at 14 years old while attending rival high schools. Lauren remembers Knox as a friend that was always there to bring a smile to all who surrounded him. He was a constant light even as he faced his own health challenges.
Director of Business Intelligence
Luke is originally from Alpharetta, GA, and attended UGA where he studied Finance. He went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Luke currently resides in Charleston, SC with his fiancé Kristie, where he works with for Gnosis Freight as a Data Scientist. In his free time, Luke enjoys flying single engine planes and playing golf with his friends. Luke had the privilege of meeting Knox at Camp High Harbour when they were 16. They became fraternity brothers and roommates throughout their years at UGA. Luke best remembers Knox for the committed support and love he had for others. He was the rock of their friend group that knew when to be stern to make them stronger, and when to show love and compassion when life got hard. Throughout his illness, Knox continued to help each of his friends become better men and women and encouraged them to love all who came into their lives.
Director of Medical Research
Dr. Mustafa Khasraw, MD
Mustafa is a medical oncologist, neuro-oncologist, professor of medicine and neurooncology, and Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at Duke University. At Duke, he is tasked with speeding up clinical research and translation for scientists across all departments and all tumor types. Dr. Khasraw is the Clinical Trials TRACK co-lead for Society of Neuro-oncology (SNO). He serves as an advisor and grant reviewer for several non-profits and patient advocacy groups. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and an Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney (Australia).
Director of Strategy
Sam was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and attended UGA where he obtained degrees in Management Information Systems and Finance. He remained in the South after UGA, now living in Charlotte, NC, where he is a Senior Technology Consultant for EY. In his free time, Sam enjoys cooking, golfing, and being with friends. Knox became one of Sam's first and best friends during their time at UGA. Sam remembers Knox as a role model for living a fulfilling life, taking advantage of every opportunity, and being a great friend to all. Sam’s goal is to honor Knox’s legacy by remembering the lessons Knox taught him—including living life the fullest.
Board of Advisors
Addis is from Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019. Currently, she lives in New York City and works in Ad Tech Sales as a Client Partner for Dstillery. Some of Addis’ favorite things include reading, going for long walks, and hunting for the best matcha latte in the city. Addis was introduced to Knox when he and Madison began dating in college. Before she met him in person, she often referred to him as “the boy who brought flowers to Madison’s door on her birthday” after only a few dates (a unicorn). That memory will always stay ingrained in her head, along with Knox’s food dances and love of Silent Disco.
Caroll Daniel Ambassador
Andrew is originally from Cleveland, Georgia, and attended college at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. Currently, he lives in Gainesville, GA, and works as a Project Manager for Carroll Daniel Construction. In his free time, you can find Andrew spending time with his family at Lake Burton, in the mountains, or on the Gainesville Square. Prior to Carroll Daniel, Andrew worked for a number of years at YMCA Camp High Harbour, where his relationship with Knox began when Knox was first a camper, then LIT, and eventually a staff member. Andrew will always remember Knox with a smile on his face and a joke or funny comment not far behind. Knox was a true light and a joy to be around. Andrew also serves this foundation in memory of his late Father in Law, Arlie Pritchard of Williamsburg, VA who valiantly fought a 4 year battle with brain cancer.
UGA Panhellenic Ambassador
Camille is from Gainesville, Georgia, and currently attends UGA. She majors in Human Development and Family Sciences. Camille is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta where she serves on the Executive Board as the Vice President of Panhellenic. In her free time, Camille enjoys watching movies with her friends, going on walks, and traveling on the weekends. Although Camille did not know Knox personally, she is inspired by the impact he left on everyone he came in contact with. She's excited to serve on the KMF Advisory board to not only continue Knox’s legacy, but to help in the research of Glioblastoma.
UGA Alumni Ambassador
Charlotte is from St. Simons Island, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia, majoring in Finance and International Business at the Terry College of Business. Charlotte currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works in Technology Investment Banking for Truist Securities. In her spare time, Charlotte loves to travel, go on walks along the Beltline, spend time with friends and family, try new restaurants, and attend concerts. Knox and Charlotte became friends at UGA during their freshman year. She will always remember Knox as a friend whose love and care was captivating and genuine, an enveloping feeling that made his friends feel supported and believe in themselves a little more. His friendship was reinforcing and formative, especially now as KMF continues to live out his legacy. There will never be a silent disco where she isn’t thinking of him.
Eagle Scouts Ambassador
Christopher is from Gainesville, Georgia, and attended Sewanee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a minor in International and Global Studies. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, and works for National Renewables Group as an Energy Sales Specialist. In his free time, he is skiing and fly fishing as much as possible, and always enjoys spending time with friends and family. Chris and Knox became friends at a young age, growing up down the street from each other and spending almost every day together. Knox drew people in and did not hesitate to give you all of his friendship, love, trust, and respect. His favorite memory of Knox has to be his humor. Man, was he funny! Chris also credits many of his camping and outdoor tricks to Knox. He loved Knox like a brother, and he remembers him as someone who was truly present in the lives of everyone around him.
YMCA Camp HH Ambassador
Ethan is a Principal Consultant with NTT DATA, but was previously a member of the professional staff of YMCA Camp High Harbour for seven years. He grew up in Sandy Springs, GA, and graduated from the UGA in 2013. Ethan currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with his wife Lindsey whom he met while working at camp. He enjoys exercising, cooking, and traveling to the North Georgia Mountains. Ethan and Knox met at YMCA Camp Harbour when Knox participated in the Leader-in-Training program in which Ethan was the program director. They became close as Knox continued working at camp as a counselor and program director. Ethan always appreciated the example that Knox set through his work ethic, positivity, and way of treating others. Ethan is proud to serve as a YMCA Camp High Harbour ambassador to engage the KMF with the countless number of campers, counselors, and friends that Knox positively affected through his work at camp.
Matthew is from Snellville, Georgia, and attended The Georgia Institute of Technology where he majored in Finance at the Scheller College of Business. Matthew currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and attends law school at Georgia State. In his free time, he enjoys golfing with friends and spending time on the lake with family. Matthew and Knox became fast friends during their time at Greater Atlanta Christian School. Both the Bowling and Martin families lived on the south side of Gwinnett, and the boys often carpooled to and from school. On those rides home, Knox introduced Matthew to the local Goodwill. Knox would walk out of the store in mink coats, hawaiian shirts, and the occasional top hat. Matthew loved Knox’s sense of style, but, more importantly, that he never took life too seriously to enjoy it.
Parker is from Suwanee, Georgia, and attended Greater Atlanta Christian School with Knox. Parker graduated from Salisbury University in May of 2019 and is currently pursuing a Master’s at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, DC and works for Eastdil Secured as an Associate on the Investment Sales & Capital Markets Team. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting with friends. Parker and Knox became friends in 2010 while Knox was visiting GACS and they bonded immediately. Parker and Knox became close friends throughout middle & high school while playing lacrosse and taking weekend trips to the lake. He remembers Knox as a brother that was one of the most courageous, charismatic, and fun-loving individuals he's ever met. Knox had the ability to be everyone’s best friend through his captivating laugher and love.
Sydney is from Gainesville, Georgia, and graduated from UGA where she majored in Risk Management and Insurance at the Terry College of Business. Sydney lives in Atlanta and works with Lockton on the Employee Benefits team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends (near or far!), cycling, making jewelry, visiting her family, and cheering on the Dawgs. Sydney and Knox met in Kindergarten at Lakeview Academy where they were classmates and friends. She remembers his many years of dedication to Boy Scouts and eventually Eagle Scouts alongside his dad who he admired greatly. Sydney and Knox were also involved with the Gainesville First United Methodist Church student ministry. She fondly remembers how proud Knox was to be Riley and Madelon’s older brother. She is thankful to have known Knox through their countless experiences at Lakeview and UGA, and smiles when she remembers his contagious laughter and loyal friendship. Sydney is honored to serve on the KMF Advisory Board under the leadership of Becky Martin, who always remained a source of encouragement and unwavering faith for Knox, and, now, for the Board.