GWOT Memorial Affiliates

Architect: James Atkins: Court Atkins Architects Inc. (

Court Atkins Architects, Inc. has built a reputation on quality design and responsive client services. We provide professional services based upon our mission of exceeding our clients’ expectations  by creating timeless, refined Design and providing consistent, personalized Service. As an established firm specializing in Architecture, Planning, and Interior Design, each project is tailored to reflect the client’s unique perspective and individual style. Court Atkins Architects, Inc imprints a sustainable design philosophy on each project and understands the necessity of being a good steward of the communities we impact. Our open studio of Innovative and Experienced professionals successfully meets the needs of our clients by delivering responsive and creative solutions for a variety of exciting civic, commercial and residential projects. James is a registered architect in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida, and a member of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Contractor: Andy Fishkind: May River Construction (

May River Contracting is a general contracting firm specializing in high end commercial and residential construction. The mission statement of May River Contracting is to, “Provide our clients with the highest level of service and quality attainable in today’s market with constant owner involvement and a single point of contact. We will implement aggressive project management systems while providing our customer unequalled service and owner attention.”

Contractor:  Mike Gump: May River Construction (

Michael Gump has been involved in the custom residential building field for approximately twenty years.  Starting in a family owned architectural millwork business, he moved on to the management side of building the highest quality custom homes in the area.  Upon the foundation of an apprenticeship program for developing skilled craftsmen, Michael helped gather a workforce that handled the primary aspects of custom homebuilding.  From superintendents to carpenters and the MEP trades, his labor management and team approach has been the backbone of crafting the finest homes.

Memorial Designer: Alejandro Silva: LLC (

Alejandro Silva is a design professional who has integrated his passion for all aspects of visual communication into a multifaceted creative career.  Originally from Southern California, Silva relocated to Savannah, GA, in 1989 to complete his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  He has since developed and applied his expertise in conceptual design as a partner at a reputable architectural firm, as an educator, and as an independent artist and designer.  Equipped with an extensive knowledge of fields running the gamut from graphic design to painting, and drawing inspiration from his diverse Ecuadorian and Costa Rican heritage, Silva uniquely engages his twenty-first century American context by creating stunning, bold forms in an array of media and formats.


Land Planner/Landscape Architect: Josh K. Tiller, PLA, ASLA, J. K. Tiller Associates, Inc. (

A full-service land planning and landscape architecture firm, J.K. Tiller Associates, Inc. enjoys an incomparable national and international reputation for excellence in sustainable Master Planning, Site Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Detailed Landscape Construction. A highly developed client service ethic and a superior command of development policies and procedures have distinguished J.K. Tiller Associates, Inc. as one of the most competent and capable firms in the industry. In keeping with its GoldenLeaf™ philosophy, the company prides itself upon its abilities to leverage the land's potential through timeless, sensitive designs that earn award-winning recognition and command a premium in the marketplace


Legal Advisor: Keith W.Davis: Corbett and White, P.A July 2002 - Present . Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law.

General Counsel for the City of Atlantis, the Towns of Mangonia Park and Palm Beach Shores, and the Village of Tequesta;  Co-Counsel for the City of Palm Beach Gardens, responsible for building, police and fire rescue department legal matters; Also assist as general counsel for the municipalities of Golf, Lantana, Manalapan, Royal Palm Beach, and  South Palm Beach. Also serve as attorney for Village of Palm Springs ,Employee Grievance Board. Powers, McNalis & Moody February 2001 - July 2002. Associate Attorney on the Liability Team. Handled the defense of persons and corporations in third party insurance liability cases in courts throughout the State of Florida Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit.  May 1995 - February 2001. Assigned as Division Chief to the Circuit Court Juvenile Division. Assigned to the Circuit Court Felony Division. Office of the Public Defender 19th Judicial Circuit  December 1992 - April 1995. Tried in excess of forty jury trials including misdemeanor and felony charges. Argued numerous motions including evidence suppression, bond reduction, charge dismissal, and sentence modification. .Admitted to Practice in all Florida State Courts. Admitted to Practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Admitted to Practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida.​

Secretary: Amy Bartlinski is an experienced trainer with a background of more than 20 years spent designing and delivering professional development to adults of diverse backgrounds in professional settings. She holds an M.S. degree in School Administration and Supervision from the Johns Hopkins University. She began her career as a public school teacher but soon discovered that she preferred the nonprofit setting and supporting small, advocacy-based organizations. This, coupled with her lifelong commitment to removing educational and professional barriers, led to a career of working with various nonprofit organizations. Amy believes that the key to an organization's success is its relationships, and she looks forward to working with individuals and agencies that share the same vision as Veterans and Athletes United.