Our Board

Our Board and Founding Santas are long-time friends who share college connections (go Georgia Bulldogs) and who work together as business partners in several for-profit ventures.


Alex Gramling
Founder and Managing Santa

Hometown: Originally Atlanta, GA, but Newburyport, MA is home

Interests Outside of Work: Family, running, golf, all things Boston Red Sox

Other Causes Important to You: Organizations devoted to poverty relief, the First Religious Society and the Newburyport Art Association

Best Thing About Being a Santa: Everything! But I especially enjoy meeting kids at our giveaways and seeing their smiles when they pick up, what for many of them, is their first-ever Christmas tree. To know that we are helping them create positive holiday and family memories is a great gift.


Bob Bailey BoDBob Bailey
Board of Santas

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA (by way of NJ)

Interests Outside of Work: Family, fishing and Dawgs football

Other Causes Important to You: The Zone at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

Best Thing About Being a Santa: It’s a rewarding way to give back to the communities we live and work in each year. The joy that the program brings to young and old alike is absolutely amazing. 


Ted Justiss BoDTed Justiss
Board of Santas

Hometown: Grantville, GA

Interests Outside of Work: Fishing, football and exercise

Other Causes Important to You: North Point Community Church

Best Thing About Being a Santa: It’s a simple act of giving a tree and receiving back that smile or hug to know the true meaning of Christmas.