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!
Lincoln County Government Representative - Natural Resources Department
Danielle joined the KLCB Board in 2023.
City of Lincolnton Representative - Parks & Recreation Department
Shelby joined KLCB in January 2021 as a KLCB Executive Board member and graciously took on the role as Treasurer. She works with the City of Lincolnton's Parks and Recreation Department, and lives in Lincolnton. We are happy to have her join us, and enjoy having her along during our waterway litter cleanup events!
Lincoln County Schools Representative - Chief Operation Officer
Eric is a graduate of University of North Carolina - Charlotte (Go Niners!). He joined the Keep Lincoln County Beautiful Executive Board in 2022.
Business Member - Eastern Lincoln County
Blum - Stanley, North Carolina
Jennifer joined our Keep Lincoln County Beautiful Executive Board in 2022. She is in charge of Blum's Adopt-A-Highway team, who clean their 2-mile stretch in front of their business quarterly, along with their CEO Mr. Shannon Laffterty.
Dr. Karen Miller, DVM
Business Member - Central Lincoln County
Lincolnton Animal Hospital - Lincolnton, North Carolina
My name is Karen Miller and I am a veterinarian in the small town of Lincolnton, NC about 25 miles west of Charlotte. I was born and raised in Charlotte. I graduated from North Carolina State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Zoology and in 1987 from the College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. I have practiced at Lincolnton Animal Hospital since then.
I have special interests in dentistry and endocrine diseases. One of the most fulfilling parts of my job is the long standing relationships with many of our clients and patients. A significant number of our clients have been with us since and even before I started here in 1987.
Education of our clients and our staff is of the highest priority for me. I believe in giving in abundance.
I lost my first husband to a long, courageous battle with cancer. I have a wonderful daughter, Caitlin, who is a graduate from NCSU and is a landscape architect living in Raleigh with her husband. My stepdaughter and stepson live in Texas with their spouses and my husband, Ron Tapley, and I have 4 grandkids there. Ron and I love our dog Socks. I enjoy singing in our church choir, reading, yardwork, and trying new recipes. Ron and I love to go to the beach and the mountains, play corn hole and pickle ball, and enjoy trying out new restaurants.
Business Member - Western Lincoln County
This position is currently vacant. Contact us if you would like more information on joining KLCB's Board.
Community Member - Eastern Lincoln County
Debe joined the KLCB Board as an Interim in 2022. Though she was in this position as an interim during 2022, she took on the role of KLCB's Community Member East officially in 2023.
Community Member - Central Lincoln County
Laura joined KLCB in 2021 as a Beautification Committee Member. She took on her role as our Central Lincoln County Community Member in 2022. Laura jumps right in when we need the help. Her and her husband enjoy joining us for our South Fork River Cleanup, and we are very appreciative of all her thoughts and ideas for beautification projects around Lincoln County.
Community Member - Western Lincoln County
Beautification Committee Member
Kyle was born and raised in western Lincoln County. He is the son of Steve Land & Amy Blanton. Kyle grew up on his step-dad's 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.
Recycling Committee Chair
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. Along with being our Executive Director, she works at Lincoln County's Solid Waste Department as the Recycling Coordinator for Lincoln County. She took her current position in April of 2021, but has been with Lincoln County Government since late 2018. While she has previously worked over 15 years in veterinary medicine, she has always enjoyed working alongside her 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! She is a wife and mother, a Girl Scout Volunteer, and involved in the local Girl Scout Service Unit. As a lifelong Girl Scout, she truly believes in the saying "Leave a place better than you found it". When she is not busy with work and mom duties, she likes to bake up goodies for her extended family during the holidays and work in her yard with her kids and husband. Her family grows fruits and vegetables, share chicken eggs with family and friends, have their own pollinator garden, and hope to add a bee house in the near future!
"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."
Founding KLCB Board Member, Past President (2019-2021)
Community Member - East Lincoln County
"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."