Accounting & Bookkeeping Assistant
After spending years coming to the mountains, Barbara and her husband, Jim, decided to move permanently from Bushnell, Florida to their cabin in Lake Toxaway, NC. After Jim entered long term care at The Oaks of Brevard, Barbara came on board at Ridge Haven to assist in accounting and bookkeeping. During her free time, she spends time with Jim, hikes, and paints.
Before coming to Ridge Haven, David was with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a Park Ranger for 15 years. He has three children, Abby, Lizzie, and Jack.
Food Service Assistant
Hope is the wife of Ridge Haven's Ministry Director, Stephen Moore. Before joining Ridge Haven, Hope graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Art. She loves teaching art to young children, and looks forward to doing so in the future. When she is not working or doing artwork, Hope loves to cook and spend precious time with her husband.
Jacob is married to Jaime and they have two daughters, Jacey and Jasime. Besides working at Ridge Haven, Jacob enjoys spending time hiking and camping. He is also a member of the Balsam Grove Fire Department.
Director of Food Services
Jennifer grew up at Ridge Haven as her mother, Rebecca, worked here for more than 20 years. Jennifer loves Ridge Haven and working here is a dream come true. Jennifer and her husband, Johnny, have a daughter, Grace.
Jessie and her husband, Todd, grew up together in Orlando and were in the same Kindergarten class. They both attended Covenant College. Jessie played volleyball at Covenant, loves sports of all kinds, and is always up for some good clean family night board games. In her free time, Jessie loves making pillows, crafts, and cute things for around the house. She loves animals of all kinds, and would love for her two golden retrievers back home, Abbey and Knox, to be up with her at Ridge Haven right now.
Juanita was employed at The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway for fifteen years and recently worked for Innroad, a computer software company. She is married to Dwight and they have four children and seven grandchildren. When not working, she is involved with the grandchildren and their various activities.
Karina was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. She went to Catalinas High School and graduated from University de Cuenca with a doctorate in Law. She met her husband, Lee, while he was volunteering in the Peace Corp in Ecuador. They now reside in Brevard and have two children, Julia and Lee Sherrill IV.
Larry and his wife, Kathy, moved to Brevard in 2005. After trying retirement for six months, Larry decided he was not meant to retire and came to work at Ridge Haven. When Larry is not in the office, he enjoys looking for snakes.
Stephen was born and raised in Miami, FL, but visited Ridge Haven numerous times over the years, ever since his parents bought property here in 1985. Stephen previously worked at Alienware, a computer company. In his free time, Stephen is a big sports and Christian music fan.
Director of Ministry
Stephen has been coming to Ridge Haven since he was a little boy. First he came with his dad, Archie Moore, when “Uncle Archie” (as all the campers call him) spoke at camps. Stephen later attended Ridge Haven as a camper for many years. His sister, Julie, and brother, M’Cheyne, worked as counselors here. Before joining Ridge Haven, Stephen worked as a director for Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Camps. Both Stephen and his wife, Hope, graduated from Covenant College and are excited to be a part of the Ridge Haven community. Stephen also enjoys spending time with his wife, playing and watching sports, and being outdoors.
Guest Services Manager
After visiting his parents, who retired to the Ridge Haven subdivision, Steve and his wife, Kelly, fell in love with Ridge Haven and decided they wanted to find a way to move to the area. A couple of years later Steve got a call from Ridge Haven asking if he was interested in a position here. Within two hours Kelly got a call asking if she wanted to apply for a position as the head operating room nurse at Transylvania Hospital in Brevard. They both were hired and their dream to live and work here came true. Steve and Kelly have three daughters, Rachel, Anna, and Bethany.
Director of Operations and Finance
Tami came to Ridge Haven from Covenant College where she worked in a variety of roles, mostly in Athletics. She is excited to be at Ridge Haven and looks forward to seeing all that the Lord has planned for this wonderful place. In her spare time, Tami is a huge fan of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team.
Todd and his wife, Jessie, both graduated from Covenant College where he played soccer and finished with a degree in Art. He became connected to Ridge Haven through the Anderson family with whom he and his wife got to know during their schooling at Covenant. Todd enjoys exploring the waterfalls and scenery around Brevard and getting into a good book or two during his free time.
Tracy is married to Matt and has two children, Shawn and Chloe. When Tracy is not working at Ridge Haven, she is the Assistant Band Director at Rosman High School.
Prior to coming to Ridge Haven, Wallace worked at Covenant Seminary, Mission to the World, and Covenant College. He is married to Paige and they have three children, Kendi, Roy, and Cameron, all of whom have served as Ridge Haven summer staff.
William Tipton is from St. Louis and is an intern at Ridge Haven until August 2013. He graduated from Westminster Christian High School in 2012 and is currently on hiatus from his collegiate studies at the University of Missouri.