Board Members

 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.

J. Darrick Brinkerhoff

J. Darrick Brinkerhoff is a partner in the law firm of Brinkerhoff & Brinkerhoff, P.C. located in downtown Garrett. Darrick is the fourth generation of attorneys in the Brinkerhoff family with his great grandfather having started the firm in 1902. He graduated from Garrett High School in 2000, Purdue University in 2004 and Thomas Cooley Law School in 2008. Darrick has been involved in numerous civic organizations over the years and firmly believes that this foundation will serve a great many needs for the Garrett-Keyser-Butler school community.  

 

Marc Chamberlin
Marc Chamberlin,
President

Marc Chamberlin has managed the Edward Jones office in Garrett since 2003. He and his wife, Ellie have two children who will begin attending GKB schools in 2018. Marc also serves on the board of Inspiration Ministries in Auburn. He and Ellie are active in Jail Ministry thru the DeKalb County camp of Gideon's International.

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.     

 

 Pam Good
Pam Good,
Treasurer

Pam Good is the Business Manager for the 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 theatres.  She is married to Mike Good and resides in Auburn.  Pam previously served on the board for St. Martin’s Healthcare Clinic.  She is very excited 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!

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 children who attend GKB.

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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