Board of Directors


Hi, I'm Lyndze

I was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky. After traveling due to my husbands career, we found our way back to the small town of Breathitt County. We love this area and could not imagine living anywhere else. We have three dogs: Dayzel, Sondra & Luna.


My biggest aspiration in life is to help my hometown and all of the individuals and animals living here.

Unfortunately, Eastern Kentucky is given a stigma of being one of the worst places to live, my life goal is to change that perception. By helping the animals and individuals of Eastern Kentucky, I believe we can start a long fulfilling journey of making our home a better place.

Lyndze Smoot, President

Hi, I'm Becka


I’m 28 years old, married, and a mother of two beautiful children. I currently work as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Therapist.


I was born and raised in Eastern KY. Growing up in an Appalachian small town, loving your neighbor, and helping those in need was instilled in me at a young age.

“Helping out when you can” is a way of life here, and that mindset led me to my career in Clinical Mental Health, and has led me to becoming a member, and a founder of Aspire Appalachia. My ultimate goal in life is to spread kindness, and make a positive difference, whether it be big or small. I look forward to seeing the differences we make through this organization.

Becka Fryman, Secretary


Hi, I'm Brittany


I was born in Eastern, KY, raised in Northern, KY, and am incredibly excited to be raising my family back in the mountains. My background is in corporate finance and data science, and I look forward to working with the Aspire team to come up with creative, original ideas to help the people and animals of our community. 

I think our mission in life should be to leave each person we meet a little better off, and I am excited to be a part of the positive impact Aspire is having in our town. 

Brittany Adams, Treasurer