Meet Our Staff
Joe Owen: Maintenance Director
Joe Owen was born and raised right here in Brevard, NC. From the age of ten, Joe has been working with his father building custom homes for their family business and for the past seven years has owned his own tree company. He decided he wanted to be able to spend more time with his family, so he took the position of Maintenance Director at Ridge Haven. He and his wife Crystal have three children and are active in their local church, as Joe serves as a deacon. You can see his love for the Lord in the way he treats those around him and through the intentional, quality work that he does.
David Short: Facilities Assistant
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.
Jennifer Huskey: 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 Fleming: Director of Ministry
Jessie is from central Florida and a graduate of Covenant College. She and her husband Todd are honored to call Ridge Haven home and have the opportunity to share life with campers and guests. Jessie played volleyball at Covenant, loves sports of all kinds, and has a huge heart for all furry animals.
Grace Hooper: Event Coordinator
Grace is a native of Nashville, TN. She attended Covenant College for both an undergraduate degree in history and a Masters degree in Secondary Education. After graduation, Grace joined the full time staff at Ridge Haven at the end of the 2015 Summer Camp season. She spent three summers on staff at Ridge Haven in various roles counseling and directing. Grace fell in love with the sounds and sights of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brevard and Ridge Haven and is excited to call it home. When Grace isn't working at Ridge Haven, she loves getting crafty, discovering new music, and playing any game indoors or out. Grace is also a favorite among our guests: "Grace H. is the best game leader in the world!"
Karina Sherrill: Housekeeper
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.
Archie Moore: Pastoral Associate
"Uncle" Archie, as he is affectionately known by campers, is a longtime friend and speaker at Ridge Haven since 1995. He is the pastor of Greenwood Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, SC. He and his wife, Glenda, have five children and six grandchildren! We are glad to see Archie become a Pastoral Associate with us!
Wesley C. Sheffield: Intern
Wesley was born in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up all over the southeast. He grew up participating in Ridge Haven's camps and was brought into faith while here. In high school, Wesley devoted his summers to serving as a CSI and found joy serving and assisting Ridge Haven in sharing the gospel. In his spare time, Wesley enjoys music, food, reading and the great outdoors.
David Ragland: Intern
David is from Birmingham, Alabama and went to Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA where he recently graduated with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. Through friends at Covenant, David was introduced to Ridge Haven and worked for three summers as a counselor and CSI director, where he experienced profound christian friendship and spiritual growth. He has grown to love the ministry, community, and environment of Ridge Haven that makes it such a special place. As a full time intern, he looks forward to the opportunity invest in and serve the ministry that has had such a significant impact on his life. He is passionate about adventure and outdoor pursuits - when not working you will probably find him out hiking on one of his favorite trails or in a hammock with a good book!
Elisabeth Bowling: Event Coordinator
Coming from a military family, Elisabeth got used to moving around a lot as a young child but has come to call Statesboro, GA home. During her years of undergrad at the University of North Georgia, she found such peace with those breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountain ranges and has had a desire to return. With recent membership into the PCA, she has come to join the Ridge Haven staff as a full time intern and very much looks forward to serving through this ministry. Elisabeth is passionate about people, an amateur crafter, and eager to explore her new home state and all it has to offer!
Amanda Getgen: Intern
Amanda was born and raised in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is a recent graduate of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana where she earned her degree in Public Health and Exercise Science. Amanda was on staff with Ridge Haven as a counselor for the last two summers and now is excited to make Ridge Haven her new home enjoy fall in the mountains. Her favorite part about this ministry is how God's creation can help share the Gospel and hang out with the people she gets to work and live with. Amanda enjoys hiking, swimming, hanging out with friends and cooking.
Molly Wilcox: Book Keeper
Molly and her husband, Neal, both from Jacksonville, Florida, moved to Brevard from Great Falls, Montana after Neal completed his service in the United States Air Force. Both have loved North Carolina for years, and being a part of Ridge Haven’s ministry is a dream come true. When Molly isn’t working at Ridge Haven, she enjoys hiking, crafting, and taking care of their dog Buckley, and has started a pop up artisan coffee shop in her spare time.
Steve Cobb: 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 here on earth, Rachel, Anna, and Cassidy, and one daughter in heaven, Bethany.
Troy Williams: Guest Coordinator
Troy met his wife, Hope, while she was working for Wallace Anderson at MTW in Atlanta. They have two children, Elijah and Emme Kate. Thanks to the wonders of technology, Troy is able to work for Ridge Haven from Germany while also scouting and coaching baseball in Europe. The Williams family certainly misses being able to hike the trails at Ridge Haven!
Wallace Anderson: Executive Director
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.