Board Members

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Jacob Barnhart


 

 Brian Best
Brian Best

Brian Best is a leader on Ambassador Enterprises' Non
Profit
Portfolio team, focusing on discovering and advancing
investment opportunities, connecting leaders and partners,
and optimizing the Non Profit Portfolio’s investments. Brian
has twenty-one years of pastoral ministry experience with
the greater portion of those years invested at Lakewood Park
Baptist Church in Auburn, IN. He has a Bachelors degree in
Bible from Baptist Bible College (now Clarks
Summit University)
and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from
Huntington University. Additionally, Brian is credentialed in
Coaching and Advanced Professional Leadership from the
Townsend Institute.
Brian, Tami, and four daughters reside in
Garrett and are actively engaged with GKB Schools.

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Kyle Branscum


 

Marc Chamberlin
Marc Chamberlin,
President

Marc Chamberlin has been a Financial Advisor in Garrett
since 2003.  He started The Chamberlin Group in 2019, which
is an independent financial services firm in partnership with
Raymond James, Marc serves as Senior Financial Advisor. 
He and his wife Ellie have two children who attend GKB schools. 
Marc also serves on the board of Inspiration Ministries in
Auburn. He and Ellie are active in Jail Ministry with the DeKalb
County camp of Gideon’s International and are active
volunteers with their church, County Line Garrett.

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Mark Claxton
Mark Claxton


 

Mark D. "Clack" Claxton, a GHS Class of 1988 graduate, has
enjoyed educating at Garrett High School since 2012.  He has
been teaching English and Social Studies since 1993. He
currently teaches American Studies, Biblical Literature and
Composition, Government, and U.S. History. He also serves
as Senior Class Sponsor and GHS Varsity Football Academic
Coach.  He is a graduate of Indiana University in Fort Wayne
and has also taken extensive graduate course work in
various disciplines.  Mark and his wife Jenifer, a 1989 GHS
graduate, currently reside in Garrett.     

 


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Faith Gilbert


 
Faith Gilbert is a student advocate on the board. She is also a current senior at Garrett High School, and will be graduating June 2022. She is currently enlisted with the Army National Guard, and will begin her career in the medical field by starting off as a medic through them. Faith will then attend Ball State after basic training and AIT, to pursue a degree in either nursing or premedical. 

 Pam Good
Pam Good,
Treasurer

Pam Good is a retiree from Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community
School District. She has volunteered with the Auburn Fire
Department Auxiliary, the DeKalb County Fair Association,
RSVP, and is active in area theaters. She is married to Mike
Good and resides in Auburn. Pam previously served on the
board for St. Martin's Healthcare Clinic. She is honored to serve
on the board for the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Education Foundation
and support this organization with opportunities for
the students and educators in the Garrett-Keyser-Butler
Community School District! 


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Aida Haynes



Aida Haynes is a part of Garrett High School's Class of 2023. She is a member of the varsity cross country, basketball, and track teams. She is also a member of the Garrett National Honors Society and Student Council while working seasonally at the Blue Moon. She is the daughter of Phil Haynes and Laura VanVoorhis and resides in Garrett. Aida is a life long member of her church where she volunteers some of her time. She is honored to be able to serve the community through the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Education Foundation!

Phillip Haynes
Phil Haynes

Phil Haynes is an alum of Garret High School, Purdue University
and IPFW. He is a full time crop farmer and part time computer
programmer. He currently lives in rural Garrett with his wife
Laura and their two children who attend GKB. He enjoys 
supporting his  kids through their school and sports activities.
Phil is a lifelong member of his church where he volunteers
regularly.

Holly Joseph
Holly Joseph

Holly Joseph is a licensed school counselor and has worked
in the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District for
18 years.  University of Saint Francis and Ball State
University were her degree schools and she is a born
and raised Railroader. She is active in her church,
Garrett and the DeKalb county community and enjoys
spending time with her family at home and on the family farm. 

Todd Kidder
Todd Kidder

Todd Kidder is currently Executive VP of Insurance Trustees Inc.  
in Garrett, IN. He graduated from Fairfield High School and
Taylor University.  Todd also serves on the boards of Alliance
Industries and Serving Hands Ministries.  He and his wife
Kathi have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. 

Tonya Weaver
Tonya Weaver,
Secretary

Tonya Weaver has the privilege of serving as the Superintendent
of the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District.
She earned degrees from both Butler University and Indiana
University and has held various  administrative roles in the 
district, including serving as the elementary Principal and
Director of Administration and Innovation. Tonya also serves
on several other boards in the community. She and her
husband Doug have two daughters.

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Dr. Dan Weimer,
Vice-President

Dan Weimer, a GHS Class of '88 grad. He has been a
veterinarian in Garrett since 1999. He is very active
in both the Garrett Community and the GKB Schools Corp.,
having strong ties with each, both past and present.
He and his wife Barbara reside in Garrett, and have 2
young adults attending GHS. Dan believes this foundation
can and will be of great benefit to both GKB and the Garrett
Community. 


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