Family Founded. Family Focused.

FILTER was created by sisters and co-founders Hallie House and Hannah George to combat the serious and harmful impacts we are seeing social media have on our young people. With 10 children between the two of them, ages 4 to 17, they found that although there are plenty of resources for parents on the dangers of unbridled smartphone and social media use on teens, there was little on the market that actually focused on educating the pre-teens and teens. Spurred on by this realization FILTER was born.

Who Is 

Hannah George

President, Co-Founder

Hannah grew up in Little Rock,  Arkansas and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to run track at Lipscomb University where she graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting. As a CPA, she has worked in public accounting, health care, and the professional sports industry, but found her passion in the non-profit world working for United Way of Metro Nashville.  While taking time away from work to care for her family, she saw a huge need for education and awareness centered around smartphones and social media and set out on this journey to help people develop healthier relationships with technology and to never forget that they are more than they are online. Her and her husband, Jeremy, currently live in the suburbs of Nashville with their six children. 

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Hallie House

Vice President, Co-Founder

Hallie grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and moved to Malibu California to attend Pepperdine university where she graduated with a Bachelors in Marketing and Public Relations. She spent her early career working in public relations, until pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams and starting her own company after moving to Phoenix, Arizona with her family. After years of success, she sold her company and took some time away from work to care for her family. Currently working at Phoenix Christian, she has a passion for education and helping young people thrive. She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her Husband, Ryan, and their four children.

The                                      Board

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Summor Pennington

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Summor moved to Nashville in 2005 and began her work for United Way.  Holding her MBA and CPA licensing, she now serves United Way of Greater Nashville in the role of Chief Financial Officer, allowing her to use her expertise in an organization dedicated to serving the community.  Summor, together with her husband, Mack spend their days raising their blended family of four beautiful children and two dogs.

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Ashley Saliba

A native of Nashville, Ashley Saliba lives in Brentwood with her family. Ashley’s background is in marketing and she holds a masters degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She has worked as Marketing Director at Premier Bank of Brentwood / BancorpSouth and as an independent Medical Sales Rep for Medline Industries.  Ashley is currently working in middle school ministry at Holy Family while raising her three daughters with her husband, Brett. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, yoga, hiking and traveling. 

Jenny Leininger

Jenny Leininger is the Director of Operations at Contemporary Music Center (CMC) Nashville, a pre-professional music industry training program for college-age students. Jenny and her husband John, also own and operate a small business called Lenny & Jenny Designs, that specializes in custom home accents. With 15 years of experience working with college-age students , Jenny has seen first hand the impact of screen use is having on this generation of young people.  Jenny is a mom of three and lives with her family in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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Casey McCluskey Parker

Casey McCluskey Parker is an attorney and Chief Human Resources Officer for Wellpath, LLC, a healthcare company dedicated to providing compassionate care to patients in vulnerable populations. Casey received her bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from Duke University, where she served as captain of the Duke Women's Soccer Team.  After graduating from Duke, Casey played professional soccer in Iceland and later earned her law degree from William & Mary. Casey is married to Greg Parker, an intellectual property attorney at K&L Gates. Casey and Greg live in Brentwood, Tennessee, and are raising three spirited boys - Tristan, Rhett and Shepard.

Alyssa Hall

Alyssa knew early on that she wanted to be in a career where she could advocate for children. She attended Harding University, and holds a masters degree and educational specialist degree in school and clinical counseling. Alyssa has worked in private and public education for over a decade working with students from pre-school age to seniors in high school. She is passionate about educating students and families about topics that directly impact mental health. Alyssa lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with her husband and two kids and works at a school in the community with her therapy dog.

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The                                      journey thus Far...

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2016

2017

2018

2019

2021

2022

1st kid in the family went to middle school and the first FILTER seeds were planted.

Mom got a flip phone to prove to her kids it could in fact be done.

Realized waiting on a smartphone is the best plan, and high school is a good time but remained very alone in that choice. 

Decided that we had to create a movement in order to make a better world for our kids. Tossed around ideas, and decided a program for schools was the way to go. We knew we wanted to create something catchy and relevant tagline kids could get behind. Had a lot of misfires but eventually, we landed on FILTER and the rest is history!

Launched our program and had 15 schools and churches complete the curriculum.

Launched the FILTER First Foundation to get our curriculum in the hands of as many students as possible. 

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Brooke Clay

Brooke is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Nashville in 2006 to study accounting at Lipscomb University.  She graduated with her master’s degree in accounting and continued on to be a Tax Accountant and Financial Analyst. While still a CPA, she has been wearing quite a different hat over the past five years to be home with her three little girls during this season of life.

WE DO LIVE SEMINARS!

Our passion is to share the message of F.I.L.T.E.R. First with parents and students of all ages. We tailor our presentations to fit your organization’s needs, and help your community get inspired to join the #FILTERFIRST movement.