Gary is CEO of Williams & Fudge, Inc., which he started in 1986 with his former partner he bought out in 1990. The company collects student loans and receivables for over 900 colleges and universities nationwide. Last year the company recovered over $70 million that went back into the schools for other students to have access to borrow. He is the managing partner of the Old Cotton Factory, LLC which completed a $14 million renovation on an 1881 Cotton Mill in 2007 and this is now where the company is housed. Gary is married and has two married children (both employees of Williams & Fudge) and 4 grandchildren. He is very involved in his church where he has served as a deacon and teacher. He also has served on the Executive Board of the Palmetto Council, BSA, receiving the highest volunteer award in scouting, the Silver Beaver Award. He serves on countless other committees in the community and has won awards for his service. He is past president of three Rotary Clubs, received honors as York County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, and has served as a member of the Rock Hill School Board and was the recipient of the South Carolina Department of Education State Volunteer Award. Gary also provides technology staff assistance at Boys and Girls’ Club, has donated computers and security systems to A Place for Hope and is business partners with 3 local schools earning an award for Outstanding Business Partnership for Rock Hill Schools given by the superintendent. He extends his business expertise and fundraising experience as he serves as the past Chair for the York County Cultural and Heritage Commission. He was most recently awarded with the ACA Continuous Service Award through the collection industry.
Tim works for Morgan Stanley Investments as a Regional VP. He travels during the week and spends time with his family when he is home. He enjoys playing golf, tennis and running. Stacy is a stay at home Mom who enjoys playing tennis and planning events for her family. Tim is from Pittsburgh, PA and Stacy is from Tulsa, Ok. They met in Charlotte 14 years ago, moved to Texas for 9 years and have been back in Charlotte for the past 4 years. They have been married for almost 12 years and have 3 amazing children: Chase (11), Ty (9) and Shaye (5). They have a deep love and support for Camp Canaan and feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing group. Their hope is to watch Camp Canaan grow over the years and have their family and especially their kids be an integral part of it's development.
My wife, daughter, and I moved here from Indianapolis in 2007 to start a home building company with five other couples from Indiana. While home building was a catalyst to come to Charlotte, all of us felt a sense of calling to come here. We were (and are) following our hearts to where we felt the Lord was calling us. My wife and I are involved in our church and love to do Kingdom work. I have been very involved in a mens ministry (www.missionuprising.com) for the last 5 years and currently serve on the Board of Directors for Mission Uprising. It was through this ministry that I met Nick Wimmer. I was leading a Tuesday night mens group and Charles Wimmer was in attendance. He introduced me to Nick when a group of men came to the island to pray over the island and for Nick and his family. Nick and I have stayed in touch since then and I have followed the progress of Camp Canaan closely. I was blessed to serve on the Board at Genesis Church in Indianapolis, IN. When we moved to Charlotte, I served on the Acquisition Board for Elevation Church in 2008. My family and I currently attend Southbrook Church in Weddington where I have lead a mens group through a 6 week series and will started another in January 2010. Through our business I am responsible for creating and sustaining the vision, mission, and values of the company along with leading each functional area to achieving their goals.