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Administrative Staff

  • Valerie manages the strategic planning and operation of the Club. She collaborates with the Board of Directors in developing goals, attaining & allocating resources, and establishing policies, and provides direction to staff in carrying out the key roles assigned to them. Valerie has been a resident of Cabarrus County since 1976. She has been the Director of the Club since 1994. Valerie has a BA Degree in Journalism and Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • Amy manages all financial functions at the Club, including accounting, payroll, financial operations, personnel, employee benefits, insurance and legal requirements. Amy joined the Club in 2016. She is a graduate of NC State University with a BA in Biological & Agricultural Engineering and a minor in Finance. Amy has many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, gardening and knitting.

  • Bryan is responsible for financial management of and compliance with local, state and federal grants. He also provides support to the Finance Director for the management of all financial functions. Bryan joined the Club in 2020. He grew up in Concord and attended Concord High School. He graduated from Western Carolina University with a BSBA in Business Administration and Law.

  • Courtney supports the Finance Director in accounting and systems functions including: accounts payable and receivable, payroll, human resources, insurance administration and office management functions. She grew up in Concord and was an active Keystone Member. Courtney graduated with a BA in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Courtney joined the Club in 2019. She will always be a Spider and a Tar Heel at heart!

  • Tina Cowan, Administrative Assistant Finance and HR / Facility Technician
    Tina Cowan, Administrative Assistant Finance and HR / Facility Technician

    Tina provides support to the Finance Department. She works primarily in accounts payable but also assists in other bookkeeping functions. Tina also serves as part of the Facility Team. Tina has an associate degree from Mitchell Community College, a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Barber-Scotia College and a Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary.

  • Jonathan works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to plan and execute resource development strategies and monitor progress toward goals. He cultivates and solicits major gifts and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations, and provides leadership and direction to staff in support of resource development. Jonathan also directs all 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants. He received a BA in Sociology with a minor in Urban Youth and Community from UNCC and a MS in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University. Jonathan has worked at the Club since 2011.

  • Mary is responsible for providing leadership and direction in identifying and creating opportunities to build public awareness of Club services, programs, and activities, including promoting events or programs through social media and print publications. Mary also plans and coordinates our special events, such as Pancake Day, Festival of Trees, and our annual Golf Classic. Mary joined the Club in 2010. A graduate of Peace College, she is a native of Concord and a former Keystone Club member.

  • Alaina supports all efforts to build public awareness of Club services, programs, and activities. This includes managing all social media efforts, preparing print publications, and providing support for special events. She also manages stewardship efforts for donors and volunteers. Alaina is a Concord resident and joined the Club in 2018. She attended Appalachian State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Advertising and was a member of the App State Dance Team.