Roberta McKee was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and raised in Greenville, SC. She is the daughter of John H and Mary Clinkscales Harris. She attended grammar schools in Greenville, SC and graduated High School from Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, SC. She earned her B.S. in Psychology with honors from the University of Maryland. She earned her Master of Science in Geriatric Counseling with honors from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is retired from the United States Air Force where she was in the medical field and the entertainment corps. She was a disability counselor for Sinclair Community College and a mental health counselor for Goodwill Industries in Dayton, Ohio. Due to health reasons, she retired in October 1995 and started a career in volunteerism. Roberta is a member of the MACK Artisans Guild and the Abbeville/McCormick Habitat for Humanitites Board of Directors and the Mighty Arts Players in Savannah Lakes Village. She is married to James C. McKee. They have 4 daughters and two grandchildren. Jim and Roberta relocated to Savannah Lakes Village on May 7, 2004. Roberta became a member of the MACK Board of Directors in 2007.
Gail Gore has lived in Savannah Lakes Village with her husband, Brian, for eight years. She returned to her native state of South Carolina after living in Michigan where she worked as a realtor. Gail dabbled in pottery making as a teenager using an old kick wheel. Her mother would laugh when Gail left a note saying, 'I've gone to pot.' In 1977, she bought her first potter wheel and found time to take night courses at Grosse Point South High School. In the year 2000, when the Gores moved to SLV, only a few miles from her hometown of Greenwood, Gail purchased a kiln and better wheel and became a serious potter. Working from her basement studio, she uses six different colors of stoneware clay, 27 glazes, and loves to experiment with blending and overlapping colors. 'My mother and I agreed that my business should be called 'Gone to Pot,' says Gail. Her greatest honor came when her church, - McCormick United Methodist - asked Gail to make the Paten and Chalice that is used for Holy Communion.
Bob Berry was born in Wildwood, NJ. He is married to Diane Berry. Bob retired after 35 years with the United Parcel Service. He started as a part-time employee loading trucks and retired as the Corporate Labor Health Care Manager responsible for the design development, implementation and negotiation of all union health care contracts for approximately 300,000 employees. His past professional affiliations include National Business Group on Health, Cigna Board of Directors, Cigna Client Advisory Group, Aetna Client Advisory Group, President - Pennsylvania Business Health Care Coalition, Trustee Teamster Local 107 and 804. Bob enjoys fishing, boating among other hobbies. He is looking forward to serving on the board of the MACK .
Sue Johnson was born and raised in Northwest Pennsylvania. She attended Allegheny College in Meadvill, PA. Sue has raised two sons. She worked nearly 30 years in the field of Interior Decorating before retiring with her husband to SLV in 1999. Her interest in sewing brought her to the MACK as a member of the Artisans' Guild. She enjoys volunteering at the MACK and the history of the Keturah. The business the Gallery Shop generates allows the MACK and local artisans to realize some income while accumulating volunteer hours for the MACK to apply towards grants. She feels it is a definite win-win situation. This and the many other varied programs and services offered by the MACK can only continue to benefit the community and it's residents in the years to come.
Eileen Cicora and her husband Ted feel strongly that the MACK is an asset to the community. They support it both financially and thorugh volunteer work. Eileen is very active in the community volunteering also at the Habitat for Humanities Store, Books on Main, the Food Pantry and Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She is looking forward to working on the Board.
Linda McClintock was born and raised in Iowa where she attended and graduated from High School. She went on to the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. After graduating from their program, she went to work for the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. She had the pleasure living in many different countries while working for the U.S. Government. Linda met and married her husband, John (Mac) McClintock in the Philippines in 1975. They enjoyed working and traveling overseas until 1993 when they returned to Northern Virginia with their daughter Sarra. Linda’s career was quite diverse, working in many different capacities for the government. The last several years she was a Finance Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. She retired from this job in 2001. Linda continued to work under contract for the U.S. Government until 2004. She now enjoys teaching water aerobics, yoga and stretch and tone classes at Savannah Lakes Village. Linda has loved art since she was in sixth grade when a teacher introduced her to pastels. From time-to-time over the years she dabbled in oils and watercolors but never had the time or availability of facilities to take lessons. When she moved to McCormick she discovered the MACK and some very talented artists. Through the MACK and lessons from some of these artists, Linda has reacquainted herself with her paints and easel. Ms. McClintock is an avid supporter and member of the MACK who wants to see the community continue to benefit from its programs. Linda joined the Board of Directors in 2010.
Joseph T. Wilson is a native of Charlotte, NC. Mr. Wilson currently resides in McCormick, SC where he is serving in his third year of teaching as the Director of Bands for the McCormick County School District. Joseph also serves as the Minister of Music for Long Cane AME Church located in Abbeville, SC. Mr. Wilson is also a member of the National Association for Music Educators and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated where he is a member of the Omicron Tau Lambda Chapter located in Aiken, SC. Joseph has an extreme passion for the arts and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the MACK.
Greg Deal was born and raised in the awe-inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors distinction in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the nation's top-ranked public liberal arts institution at the time. He started his career with the Hendersonville Times-News, covering sporting events such as the first-ever Carolina Panthers spring training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., and the New Zealand Olympic men's swimming team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. After the Olympics, Deal moved to Greenwood, S.C., where he joined The Index-Journal daily newspaper as sports editor. He covered five state championship football games, college and professional baseball, football, and basketball, and wrote many sports features before becoming assistant managing editor following the terrorists attacks of 2001. Deal never planned to move from sports to news until the 9/11 attacks opened his eyes to the breadth of news, features, and human-interest stories that were going untold. He realized his passion for writing and telling stories transcended his love of sports. He later rose to managing editor, with responsibility for production of the entire news product, from creative graphic design and photography to writing and/or assigning stories, and editing content for grammar, ethics, media law issues and Associated Press style. In 2006, Deal joined his wife, Shea Deal, CPhT, at Self Regional Healthcare as a member of the national award-winning marketing department at six-time Gallup Great Workplace Self Regional Healthcare. Deal was honored by Self Regional Chief Executive Officer Jim Pfeiffer and then-Chief Operation Officer Fred Latham as Team Member of the Month in July 2009 from a pool of 2,500-plus employees at the region's largest employer. After five years of promoting health- and lifestyle-related events in Greenwood and the Lakelands (including in McCormick and Savannah Lakes Village), Deal saw an opportunity to team with Dwight Fleming and Jeff Dinos, co-owners of the Savannah Shorelines Newspaper, and transition the newspaper to an upscale Southern lifestyle magazine. Greg and Shea have two children: Taylor, a sophomore at Lander University; and Cameron, a third-grader at Greenwood Christian School. The Deals enjoy attending and performing in theatrical performances - both Taylor and Greg have held lead roles in stage plays and musicals - and they appreciate fine food, art, culture, history and sports. Greg is editor-in-chief of Shorelines Magazine.
Board / Committee
Committee/Members Budget/Audit Committee Members: Bob Berry
John Bogert (Audit and Form 990)
Pat Fitch (Bank Reconciliations)
Janice Grizzard (Executive Director)Fundraising/Event Planning: Pat O'Haire, Chair