Advisory Board

We believe in the wisdom of Proverbs 15:22 – Without consultation and wise advice, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they are established and succeed.

These amazing people’s advice and wise counsel is invaluable to us!

Dale Bradley


Dale Bradley is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with decades of experience in law enforcement and military. His range of expertise provides real world experience with site security, personal protection, and trauma medicine, while the use of risk-informed decision making allows for a prioritized approach for the usage of limited, as well as robust, resources and budgets.

Being a Christian, Dale’s approach to training balances the admonition of Luke 6:29, “To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either,” with the guidance found in Luke 22:36, “He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy

Dale earned the distinction of being the honor graduate at a local law enforcement academy and later served at an elite federal law enforcement agency as a federal agent and team medic. While working as a federal agent he became a member of the Special Operations Medic Association.

His training in the military included specialty schools and advanced education as well. His deployments include Combat Tours in Iraq, time in Germany and Korea. His awards include 2 Bronze stars, Meritorious Service medal, Combat Action Badge with star and numerous others. Dale holds a BS in Engineering as well as an MBA in Organizational Behavior.

John Dorton


John has spent the majority of his career in marine manufacturing. He is the past CEO/President of MasterCraft Boat Company, the co-founder and CEO of Heyday boats and is the current CEO of Yellowfin Yachts and Invincible Boats (Warbird Marine Holdings). Warbird employs 800 employees in Miami, Sarasota and the Yucatán, building world class saltwater fishing boats. John is a lifelong avid boater and fisherman as well as a rancher and horseman. John has been married to his wife Suzanne for 39 years and has two children and two grandchildren.

John’s ministry work started as a leader in the YoungLife organization and later as the chairman of Knoxville Leadership Foundation. John has been a member of YPO (Young President’s Organization) and CEN (Christian Executive Network). John also served as the chairman of the NMMA (National Marine Mfgs of America) Boat Builders Division, and Chairman of the WSIA (WaterSports Industry Assoc). He is a former director of MasterCraft Boat Company, Crown Line Boat Company and Icon Aviation. He is a current board member of Warbird Holdings and JobAire and Camp Amplify.

David Kelly


David was born in Sugar Hill, Ga. and has continued to live in the surrounding area his entire life. He has been married to Donna since 1983 and has four children and one grandchild. 1983 also marked his graduation from Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science.

Currently David is the Vice-president/CFO of Strategic Land Services Inc., an infrastructure development and construction firm that he also co-founded in 1998. Holds various certifications related to the construction industry and the energy sector.

Prior to 1998 he served in several capacities related to providing services for at-risk youth and their families.

Director of Gwinnett County Family Connection
An inter-agency collaborative, grant based program whose goal was to streamline services for at risk families by fostering agency cooperation and resource sharing.

Family Intervention Specialist Gwinnett County Juvenile Court
Supervised a caseload of status offenders as well as other probation officers to provide therapeutic, educational and other various services as necessary to promote positive outcomes in the juvenile’s life. While here was awarded Caseworker of the year by the Georgia Association of Independent Juvenile Courts and founded Child Advocacy Cooperative, an inter-agency organization established to help better serve at-risk youth. Established the Peer Achievement Leadership (PAL) program to specifically help truant youth. Taught classes and led therapeutic groups to address various problems common to at-risk children and their families.

Helping people has always been a passion. Another passion has been sports both playing and coaching. David has coached youth baseball, basketball, football and softball in the past. He also played baseball through college. So, the idea of using activities to change lives is something that naturally drew him to Camp Amplify.

Saved as an 11-year-old while attending Buford Baptist Church he recognizes the need to hear and receive the Gospel at an early age. As a passionate follower of Christ, David knows only real transformation results from a saving knowledge of and a true relationship with Jesus. Currently serves as an Elder, Stewardship Committee Member and leads an adult small group at Chestnut Mountain Church.

If he could go anywhere (other than heaven) and do anything it would be somewhere in the mountains by a lake or stream with a group of family and friends eating a wonderful meal and experiencing true fellowship.

Juha Miettinen


Juha was born in Kuopio, Finland and moved to the United States when he was 17 year as a foreign exchange student. Juha attended Campbell University in North Carolina and reeived his business degree and MBA there.

Juha has been a resident of Knoxville Tennessee for 30 years and has worked for Clayton homes for the past 30 years.

Juha have a wife, Whitney, two boys and two girls, all adults, and has one Grandson.

For recreation, Juha loves to play sports and be on the lake. He is a member of Sevier Hights church in Knoxville Tennessee. He has been attending BSF Bible study for the last 15 years and is a child of God.