Our Members

KLCB relies on our wonderful Volunteers, community-represented, nine-member Executive Board of Directors, Advisory Members, and Executive Director for a successful organization. As an organization, we cannot express how grateful we are to have these wonderful members to help us complete our mission and goals.

Thank you to all who make our mission possible. Let's introduce you to some of our Members!

Patty Korn

President & Executive Board Member

Community Member - East Lincoln

"I’m excited that Keep Lincoln County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful because like KAB, I believe everyone deserves to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community. By working together, the residents of Lincoln County can end littering, improve recycling, and beautify our communities."

pattykornpjk@aol.com

H: 704.489.8761

M: 704.451.7313

Joshua Grant

Vice President & Executive Board Member

Program Operations Manager / Assistant to the County Manager - Lincoln County, NC

 

Joshua L. Grant is the Program Operations Manager and Assistant to the County Manager in Lincoln County, NC. His role within management of the local government unit is to assist in overseeing daily operations including the supervision of several county departments alongside the County Manager. His primary responsibilities include budget preparation assistance, program development, and analysis as well as process enhancement.  Mr. Grant is a dedicated and career-long public service professional with over 9 years of experience including work in both Municipal and County Government. His focus in Community Planning, Human Services, and Public Relations have shaped his time in local government into a successful career and promising future.

Mr. Grant graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a degree in Geography with concentrations in both City and Regional Planning. Additionally, he has attained his Certificate in Municipal and County Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Government

 

“My mission with the Keep Lincoln County Beautiful organization is to provide a voice on the Board of Directors that will represent Lincoln County Government and in turn, it’s Citizen’s, Businesses, and Visitors.”

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jgrant@lincolncounty.org

O: 704.736.8471  

353 N Generals Blvd

Lincolnton, NC 28092

Shelby Barkley

Treasurer & Executive Board Member

Community Member - Lincolnton

Shelby joined KLCB in January 2021 as Executive Board member and Treasurer. She works with the City of Lincolnton's Parks and Recreation Department, and lives in Lincolnton.

Kyle Land

Executive Board Member

Community Member - West Lincoln

Kyle was born and raised in western Lincoln County. He is the son of Steve Land & Amy Blanton. Kyle grew up on his stepdads farm where they produce around 500 acres of grain crops and grow chickens for Case Farms. After graduating from West Lincoln in 2014 he knew he wanted to venture off from the farm but wanted to follow in his stepdad and mother's footsteps and start his own business. 

 

Kyle graduated from UNC Charlotte in the Fall of 2018 with an Undergraduate degree in Business Administration focusing on Organization Management. During his time at the Belk College of Business, he enjoyed Finance and Real Estate courses but knew pursuing Real Estate came with a price tag on the front end just like any small business. After graduating, he continued working on the farm seven days a week knowing he wanted to get into Real Estate but was just working towards financial stability. 

In late 2019, he became affiliated with a brokerage, Helen Adams Realty. Kyle liked them because it was a family-owned business, just like the farm at home. His office is Cornelius but most of his business is in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, or Mecklenburg County. He recently received his FAA Drone license to be able to use his drones for commercial use. As of now, he is just offering aerial photography but no videos yet. He offers these services to other agents in his firm and also to small businesses in Lincoln County.  

Kyle is very active in the local Chamber of Commerce here in Lincoln County. He is currently the co-chair of Leadership Lincoln Class of 2019-2020. He is also involved in the Young Professionals group that the Chamber of Commerce just started in 2020.

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dscholz@activeconceptsllc.com

O: 704.276.7100

107 Technology Drive

Lincolnton, NC 28092

Durant Scholz

Executive Board Member​

Active Concepts Representative for KLCB

 

Durant Scholz, President and founder of Active Concepts, LLC has a degree in Biochemistry from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His career began as a Fabergé chemist. Following tenure in Clinique's Skin Care department at Estée Lauder, Durant became Technical Marketing Director at Brooks Industries. Managing domestic and international marketing, sales, and product development.

In 2000, Durant founded Active Concepts, a multinational company with facilities in Lincolnton, N.C., Milan, Italy, and Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Active Concepts engages in sustainable business initiatives on local and global scales, and supports the vision and efforts of the Keep Lincoln County Beautiful affiliate.

Heath Belcher

Executive Board Member

Lincoln County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction - Lincoln County, NC

 

Heath Belcher is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Lincoln County School Systems and was previously the Chief of Human Resources for Lincoln County Schools. Before serving in this position, he was principal at Lincolnton High School for 4 years, Norris S. Childers Elementary for five years and an Assistant Principal at West Lincoln Middle School for two years. Prior to becoming an administrator, he taught middle school science, math, and social studies. Originally from West Virginia, he completed his undergraduate studies at Concord University. After moving to North Carolina to be a teacher, he completed his Masters of School Administration and Ed. S. at Appalachian State University. Heath then went on to obtain his Ed.D. at Western Carolina University. Heath was recognized as Lincoln County Teacher of the Year in 2006, Lincoln County School Principal of the Year in 2012 and 2014. His wife, Joanna, is a 4th-grade teacher; he has two children, Nate (13) and Grace (11).

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abelcher@lincoln.k12.nc.us

O: 704.732.2261

201 Jeb Seagle Drive

Lincolnton, NC 28093

Tracy Petrosky

Executive Board Member​

Lake Norman Realty Representative for KLCB

Tracy joined KLCB in January 2021 as a Business Representative in the East Lincoln area. 

tracyp@lakenormanralty.comM: 724.814.4806

O: 704.483.1518

Ritchie Haynes

Executive Board Member 

City Manager - City of Lincolnton

Ritchie Haynes is the Assistant City Manager for Lincolnton, NC.  He assists the City Manager with the day-to-day operations for the City of Lincolnton with a concentration in Public Works, Fleet Maintenance, Water Resources, Electric, and Parks and Recreation.  Ritchie also assists with preparing the budget, customer service, capital purchases, and building maintenance and construction.  In his 20 year career, he has also served in the positions of Assistant to the City Manager/Purchasing Agent, Street Superintendent, Assistant Public Works Director, and Parks and Recreation Director.

 

Ritchie graduated from Appalachian State University with a major in Political Science with a concentration in Public Management and a minor in Urban and Regional Planning.  Additionally, he received the Municipal and County Administration Certificate in 2018 from the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

"My mission with the Keep Lincoln County Beautiful organization is to assure that we leave Lincolnton and Lincoln County a better place for the next generation."

rhaynes@lincolntonnc.org

O: 704.736.8980

City Hall, Second Floor

114 W Sycamore St.

Lincolnton, NC 28092

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Kasey Wattley

Executive Board Member​

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Representative for KLCB

Kasey joined KLCB in January 2021 as a Business Representative in the West Lincoln area.

Jenna Harmon

Executive Director

Jenna is originally from Lincoln County, but lived most of her life in South Florida. She returned to Lincoln County in 2005 to be with her family. Mrs. Harmon has been the Recycling Coordinator for Lincoln County  since early 2021, but has been with Lincoln County since 2018. While she has previously worked in veterinary medicine, she has always enjoy working alongside the community to ensure a better future for everyone, humans and animals alike. Jenna shares her home with her husband, 2 children, and many different species of animals! Along with being a wife and mother, she is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader for a local Lincoln County Troop. As a lifelong Girl Scout, she truly believes the saying "Leave a place better than you found it".

"My goal with Keep Lincoln County Beautiful is to help conserve the well-being of every living thing, and to educate the community on the importance of our impact on the environment."

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jharmon@lincolncounty.org

O: 704.479.2058  

M: 828.855.8422

353 N Generals Blvd

Lincolnton, NC 28092