Bike Elf Maryville - Director
Gary began volunteering with Bike Elf in June 2015. He is the brains behind the first Bike Elf Bike Drive. Since then, Gary has refined and improved the bike drive model we use today.
Gary also helped Bike Elf with its Bike Shop outreach program over the summer of 2015. He called on almost every independently owned bicycle shop in Knoxville & Maryville, TN to introduce our organization and our mission. Gary and his wife Donna are often the Bike Elf representatives who pick up bicycles from donors and sponsors in Maryville and Knoxville.
Gary is originally from Missouri and moved to Maryville in 1980. He has worked in church administration for over 30 years. Recently, he retired from his job as the Business Manager for St. James Episcopal Church in Knoxville. Gary has taught the Singles Sunday School class at Fairview United Methodist church since 1999 and has worked with Fairview on numerous project over the years including: Habitat for Humanity builds, a construction project in Appalachia, fundraising to build a small church in Africa and home repairs for local shut-ins.