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.”

jgrant@lincolncounty.org

O: 704.736.8471  

353 N Generals Blvd

Lincolnton, NC 28092

MCampbell@cosettepharma.com

O: 704.276.7119

M: 704.232.9534

1877 Kawai Rd

Lincolnton, NC 28092

Mark Cambell

Treasurer & Executive Board Member

Cosette Pharmaceuticals Business Representative for KLCB 

Mark Campbell has lived and worked in Lincoln County for 22 years.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Packaging from Michigan State University.  He is currently the Associate Director of Engineering at Cosette Pharmaceuticals. This role includes ensuring that the building and grounds are in optimal condition for visitors and auditors. Cosette Pharmaceuticals adopted a highway so that they can keep the area around their workplace a beautiful place. Cosette Pharmaceuticals is actively looking at cost-effective ways to expand their recycling programs so that they can further reduce the amount of waste from Cosette Pharmaceuticals going to landfills. 

 

"I see Keep Lincoln County Beautiful (KLCB) as an opportunity to preserve the natural appeal of the community in a way that goes beyond just a small area.  I envision KLCB as a way to increase community involvement for both myself and Cosette Pharmaceuticals.  KLCB assists residents and businesses in establishing a greater sense of ownership in county beautification."

Jean Derby Payne

Secretary & Executive Board Member

Community Member - West Lincoln

Jean Derby moved to Vale in 2014, to make a better life for her five children. A huge love of the outdoors and animals combined with the need to teach her children fundamental life skills led her husband and her to move to a small farm in West Lincoln. Her family produces the majority of the meat they eat, some produce and fruit, eggs, soap, and cheese. 

In addition to the farm, Jean works for The City of Lincolnton in the Planning Department.

“Frequently, I state that we live in a postcard because of the beauty of the land that surrounds us.  I am excited about the opportunity to help Keep Lincoln County Beautiful.”

jderby@ci.lincolnton.nc.us​

O: 704.736.8930

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).

abelcher@lincoln.k12.nc.us

O: 704.732.2261

201 Jeb Seagle Drive

Lincolnton, NC 28093

stacey@ncgallery

M: 704.349.3972

O: 704.240.9060

Stacey Pilkington-Smith

Executive Board Member​

Community Member - Lincolnton

Stacey Pilkington-Smith is the owner and artist at Gallery 27 located in Lincolnton, NC. For several years Gallery 27 has been one of the few private art galleries housing a formal art gallery, gift shop, and classroom space. Her art studio is also located at Gallery 27 where she offers services in graphic design, commissioned fine art, and various illustrations. As a freelance graphic designer, she specializes in logo creation and marketing materials for small businesses to large corporations nationally. Her commissioned and illustration work has included art for local businesses, private collectors, and state-funded organizations.

She has served on several nonprofit boards such as Lincoln Theatre Guild, Arts Council of Lincoln County, Gaston County Art Guild, and Arts on Main of GCAG. She served as the Children’s Program Director for the LTG for three years and one year as Community Outreach Chair. She served on the ACLC and GCAG as a grant writer and managed the public gallery for Arts on Main of GCAG for a year.

After graduating from college in 2011, she maintained a successful freelance graphic design studio at Arts on Main of GCAG for clients like the City of Gastonia, Complete Health INC, Prevent Child Abuse of Gaston County, and Lincoln County View. Being a resident of Lincoln County she decided to move her studio and introduce a teaching art gallery to Lincoln County in 2013.

Stacey lives and operates her business in the western end of Lincoln County where she hopes her service with KLCB will be appreciated. She loves to garden in her free time feeding her family and the bees. Her newest hobby includes beekeeping and will get her fist hives started this year.

 

“I hope my experience in art, marketing, and playing in the dirt will bring beauty to the western end of the county. And engage others to make an effort in keeping our area clean, beautiful, and green!”

Ritchie Haynes

Executive Board Member 

Assistant 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

shannon.holland@cfafranchisee.com

O: 704.827.1301

7267 NC-73 

Denver, NC 28037

Shannon Holland

Executive Board Member​

Chick-fil-a Denver Representative for KLCB

Shannon Holland is the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Denver (NC). She has been a part of Chick-fil-A for over 15 years and has served as an Owner/Operator for 9 of these. Her family has been in Lincoln County for 16 years and they love living in and serving the Lincoln County community! Her husband of 20 years, Jeff, her son Will, and her daughter Josie all have an interest in Keeping Lincoln County Beautiful and working alongside the community to do so. Mrs. Holland requested to be on the beautification board so she can be a driving force in educating the Lincoln County community.

“I look forward to Keeping Lincoln County Beautiful for years to come- in all generations!”

Jeanette Johnson

Executive Director

 

Jeanette Johnson moved to Lincoln County, NC in 2015. She loved Lincoln County from the first time she visited it and knew she wanted to live in this community. After years of working the Foodservice Industry, Ms. Johnson decided to further peruse her passion of sustainability and became the Recycling Coordinator for Lincoln County in 2017, a title she still holds today, along with being the Executive Director for Keep Lincoln County Beautiful. She is extremely passionate about the mission of KLCB and works to ensure the success of this mission. Ms. Johnson strives to conserve Lincoln County to ensure an exceptional quality of life for all living beings within the community. Her responsibilities for Keep Lincoln County Beautiful range from event coordinating, impact measurement, social media management, financial record keeping, and much more. Ms. Johnson also serves on the Young Leaders Advisory Council for Keep America Beautiful where she contributes to effective strategy development to benefit the mission of Keep America Beautiful as well as assist affiliates all across the United States.

Ms. Johnson graduated from Johnson and Wales University - Charlotte, NC in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Foodservice Management with a focus in Wellness and Sustainability and a minor in Environmental Sustainability. She then went on to attend Green Mountain College - Poultney, VT to receive her Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems. She graduated from GMC in 2019.

“My personal goal with Keep Lincoln County Beautiful is to work toward a more aware and educated community on the importance of natural resource conservation through litter prevention, decreased waste, and beautification to positively impact our home, workplace, and retreat here in Lincoln County.”  

jjohnson@lincolncounty.org

O: 704.479.2058  

M: 828.855.8422

353 N Generals Blvd

Lincolnton, NC 28092