Who We Are
Tallahassee, FL is where Live the Life started back in 1998 with a mission to strengthen marriages and families. From very humble beginnings our Board, staff and volunteers have witnessed firsthand the dramatic transformation of countless lives through our work.
Meet our Staff
Richard Albertson is the Founding President of Live the Life, a statewide, faith based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, Live the Life has regional offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Panama City, FL.
North Florida Director
Doug Stephens received his Bachelors degree from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville in Secondary Education and his Masters in Counseling from Luther Rice University.
Business Development Director
Tank’s mission in life has always been based around a balanced life. He creates a fun, loving and active atmosphere within his family, his work and his church environment.
SARAH GRADY ACKERMAN
Director of Marriage Programs
Sarah graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's of Science
in Sociology. She moved from Seattle to Tallahassee in 1998 to work as an
evening news anchor at WCTV.
Ashley Albertson has been a part of Live the Life since its founding in 1998. She has worked in the office, taught classes, gone on retreats and volunteered throughout the past 20 years. She has joined the team as the Communications Coordinator.
Zakiya was born and raised in Dayton Ohio. In 2006 she came to Tallahassee and went to school at Tallahassee Community College. She obtained her Associate of Arts degree for the Community College.
Alphonso graduated from Florida A&M University in 2019 and joined the Live the Life team to help grow our social media with his graphic design and digital marketing experience.
Program Support Associate
Co-founded Live the Life Ministries with her husband Richard in 1998. After graduating from Florida State University. In 1988, she worked as an Administrative Assistant to the U. S. Secretary of Energy.
WILMA J WILLIAMS
Director of Administration
Wilma is a former Corporate Internal Auditor and Assistant Director of Finance in the hospitality industry, Investor Relations Manager for a publicly traded company, and nonprofit Office Manager and Women Center Director
Marriage Ministry Specialist
Jimmy is married to his beautiful wife Angie Cash for seventeen years and is the father of seven children. He worked for twenty six years in corrections and law enforcement.