BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Kyle Evans is a Partner & Chief Operating Officer for South Coast Commercial, LLC, a real estate investment and asset management firm in Atlanta, GA. Prior to South Coast, he served as Business Development Manager with C.F. Evans Construction, a southeastern multi-family construction firm, and as Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, a global management consulting firm. He serves on Georgia State University's Real Estate Honorary Board and Clemson University's Advancement Board for Real Estate Development. He holds an M.R.E.D. from Clemson university, as well as an M.B.A. and a B.A. in English and Economics from the University of Virginia. He enjoys running, music, and volunteering in the community.
Tom Summerford and his family have been part of the Blythewood Community since 2006. He graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Accounting and served as an Intelligence Officer and pilot in the U.S. Army. His professional career was in marketing and marketing technologies in the insurance industry with a focus on future state systems and strategies for emerging technologies. He is an active volunteer in the Richland Two school system; serves on the PTO board and School Improvement Council for middle and high schools in Blythewood; and received certification in the Leader in Me program being offered through many RSD2 schools. He has a keen interest in how our future classrooms will be designed to accommodate overwhelming amounts of information and technology while maintaining a “whole” child approach to education. Tom and wife Martie enjoy camping and a variety of outdoor activities with four children and first grandchild.
Malcolm Gordge is a mechanical engineer by profession, he worked for Spirax Sarco Ltd. 1964 until 1999 then relocated to S.C. to assist with start-up of the new Spirax Sarco Inc. plant based in Blythewood. He retired in 2008 but continues occasional engineering consultancy work. He is currently secretary of the Ashley Oaks Home Owners Association and also served on the Blythewood Planning Commission 2013-2015 and led the Commission in revising the Town’s long term Comprehensive plan. He was elected to Blythewood Town Council November 2015 and developed a strategy for prioritizing the objectives and implementation program for the Town’s Master Plan. He volunteered help with the reconstruction of the Corn Crib at Camp Discovery and also volunteers for the Adopt-a-Stream initiative at Camp Discovery, helping our environment and educating residents and businesses on the importance of keeping our waterways pollution-free.
Jessie Williams is the Assistant Principal at Pontiac Elementary School. His career began in Richland District One at A.C. Flora High School as an Instructional Assistant. He taught Middle School Social Studies at Alcorn Middle School. In 1999, he joined Richland Two as a teacher at Joseph Keels Elementary teaching 3rd and 5th Grade before moving into administration as the Assistant Principal at Blythewood Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and Master of Education degree in Educational Administration all from the University of South Carolina. His future plans are to enroll in the Doctor of Education program. Jessie married his high school sweetheart and they have one son. He is an ordained minister and member at Victorious Believers Ministries COGIC. Jessie finds Camp Discovery’s work and wide variety of services to be an exceptional resource for teachers and students. “It is my hope that the camp can expand our offerings, because it truly is a hidden gem that needs to be brought forth into the limelight to reach more and more students.”
Denise Quickel is the Principal at Windsor Elementary School. She began her career teaching Spanish in Lexington School District One. After 15 years of classroom experience, she continued her educational career as an Assistant Principal in Lexington District Four and then joined the Richland District Two team in 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and an Interdisciplinary Masters of Arts degree in Spanish and Education. In addition, she also has a Masters of Arts in Education Administration, all from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Quickel enjoys her family time with her husband, R.D., and two children, Laney and Jackson. They enjoy outdoor activities and joined the Camp Discovery board to promote the program and facilities the camp has to offer for the community. This is an outstanding “gift” to the community and is rich with learning experiences to extend student learning. Through this partnership, Ms. Quickel hopes to engage in the continuous cycle of reflection and growth of current practices
To get involved with our Board of trustees, please contact us at (803) 754-2008.