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A Soldier’s Child (ASC) Foundation serves children of fallen servicemen and women from all U.S. military branches. ASC acknowledges all deaths during active duty and any deaths post military service, due to service related injuries or illnesses. This includes suicides from PTSD related deaths. ASC offers Love to the child left behind, Honor for the memory of the fallen and a Hope for the children to live a courageous life. We do this with yearly birthday celebrations, summer camps, mentorship programs, and facilitating in secondary/college scholarships.

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1197 Hazelwood Dr.
Suite 104

Smyrna, TN 37167

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Board of Directors

DARYL J.W. MACKIN
FOUNDER AND
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Daryl J.W. Mackin has been married since 1995 to his wonderful wife JoJo and he is a father of three; Zachariah and twins Malakai and Nadia. Like many Americans, Mr. Mackin’s favorite past time is baseball. He has been coaching Little League baseball religiously since 1996.

Mr. Mackin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Daryl has over 30 years of experience in the food service Industry. His Culinary career highlights include being the Executive chef of the prestigious Haile-Maile Restaurant in Maui, Hawaii and was also the Executive Chef of the Tarry-A-while Resort and Restaurant in Bridgton Maine.

In 1979, Mackin began his cooking career in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 6 years. Daryl had taught high school culinary arts for 18 years. In 2012, Mr. Mackin resigned from teaching to do A Soldier’s Child Foundation full time.

Daryl Mackin founded the nonprofit A Soldier’s Child Foundation in 2008 after his neighbor’s son Marine Staff Sargent Marcus Golcyznski was killed by sniper fire in Iraq. Daryl believes it is the responsibility of the average American citizen to show love and compassion to the children and families of our fallen heroes.

On June 2, 2008 Daryl and others celebrated ASC’s first birthday for Marc’s son Christian Golczynski, who at that time turned 10 years old. ASC has grown substantially over the years, since it’s conception in 2008.

CHARLES ROSE
VICE CHAIRMAN

Charles E. Rose, Jr. has been an ASC board since 2013. He has been married to his wife Tonja since 1988 and he is a father of two sons, Jonathan and Chuck, and a grandfather to Noah and Ella. In his spare time, Charles enjoys supporting his wife Tonja and her musical career where she has enjoyed charting success on the country and gospel charts.

 

Charles has an Electrical degree from The Apprentice school in Newport News,VA. He currently works as a Facilities Manager for Essendant Co. at the LaVergne TN location where he also serves as local chair for the Essendant Charitable Trust.

 

Charles serves as Vice Chair and helps manage the Database Management platform for A Soldier’s Child Foundation as well as shipping out gifts to recipient children on a monthly basis.

RODNEY ELLISON
TREASURER

Rodney Ellison has been an ASC board member since 2013. Rodney is originally from Clanton, Alabama and moved to Tennessee in 1987.

He has lived in Murfreesboro for most of the last 30 years, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Finance, an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems all from Middle Tennessee State University.

Rodney has worked in corporate finance for several large companies in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area.

He currently works for Nissan North America at their U.S. Headquarters in Franklin, TN.

After learning about A Soldier’s Child through his church, Rodney knew it would be a blessing to be involved and serve the families that have given so much for the country we love.

Rodney and his wife Terri have one son Ryan, and one grandson, Ronan.

JANELL WOOD
SECRETARY

Dr. Janell Wood has been an ASC board member since 2012. Janell is a native of the bluegrass state of Kentucky. She has lived in the middle Tennessee area for the past twelve years. A former high school teacher, Janell has over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Janell currently serves as the director of extended learning programs for the Tennessee Department of Education. Janell is passionate about helping children and families particularly those who are forever connected to our fallen American heroes. She is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville where she serves a greeter. Janell holds both bachelors and masters degrees from Western Kentucky University and a PhD in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University.

STEVE FUCHCAR

Mr. Steve Fuchcar is ASC’s longest standing board member since the founding of ASC in 2008.

 

Steve has serve at all levels on the executive board. Steve is originally from Marietta, GA, moving to Murfreesboro in 1977 to pursue a career in accounting with the firm of Hall, Davidson & Associates, where he is now one of the partners. A proponent of community service, Steve is an active member of the Stones River/Oaklands Kiwanis Club and has served on the United Way board for many years. Having a passion for working with kids, joining the team at A Soldier’s Child was a natural fit. Steve and his wife of 32 years, Heidi, have three children, Lauren, Brianna, and Josh, and one grandson, Chance.

MIKE STALNAKER

Mike Stalnaker is Chairman and CEO of PayTek Solutions, Inc. and has 26 years of experience in the payment processing industry.

 

He graduated from Graceland University in Iowa and the Strategic Alliances Program at The Wharton School -University of Pennsylvania. He is married to his wife of 23 years Desiree, and has two daughters Hannah and Rylee who attend Providence Christian Academy where he coaches golf and serves on the Board of Directors. Mike attends World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, TN.

 

As a loving husband and father, Mike has a passion for ASC because of his profound respect and gratitude for the families that make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the extraordinary freedoms we enjoy as American citizens.

CHARLES BUTLER

Charles Butler is a retired USAF colonel with over 24 years of active duty service. He is a 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a command pilot with over 3,600 hours of flight time in the C-141B, F-15C, and F-22A. He has deployed multiple times to the Middle East in support of combat operations. He is now a senior director working for Ankura Consulting Group, LLC, in Nashville.

Charles has been an integral part of developing ASC’s 3-year strategic plan and an active supporter of ASC’s charitable events. He has two beautiful girls, Mary and Taylor, and is a native of Murfreesboro, TN.

ANGELA CROSS

Angela Nicole Cross started her profession in the private sector as an HR professional. She later pursued her dream of becoming an Attorney, and in 2009 she graduated from law school and passed the bar. While attending law school, she worked as a Paralegal and a Court Clerk. She also worked for one of Rutherford County’s judges, the Honorable Royce Taylor, as a Law Clerk. In 2011, Angela began serving the people of Tennessee at the Department of General Services. Angela has a PHR certification in Human Resources and is listed as a Rule 31 Mediator. Angela’s professional background consists of conducting employee relations investigations, reviewing and updating policies and procedures, drafting legal documents, and mediating employee disputes. Currently, Angela serves as the Policy Manager for the State of Tennessee Department of General Services.

 

In 2016 after the sudden death of her son, Angela founded a youth-based nonprofit organization, OKAS, Inc., in loving memory of her son. Through OKAS, Inc., Angela passionately serves and gives back to the community where she grew up. Angela is also a Tennessee Promise Mentor where she serves as a valuable resource guiding high school students and their families through the college process.

Angela enjoys exploring and learning new things. She calls herself an unapologetic geek due to her curious mind, thirst for knowledge, and fascination with technology. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family. Angela is a lover of Christ, family, food, fun, and music!

WILLIAM R. MOTT

Dr. William R. Mott's experience includes being the head of school at three different independent schools and a member of the board of trustees of several independent schools as well as other nonprofit organizations. He is currently the Head of School at Providence Christian Academy in Murfreesboro, TN. In addition, he has served as a consultant for over a decade and assisted numerous schools with a range of governance, fundraising, planning, and search issues.

In addition to the above experience, Dr. Mott is on the faculty of Vanderbilt University as an Adjunct Instructor. He teaches governance for the masters’ program in Independent School Leadership. He is also on the faculty for the Peabody Leadership Institute for Independent Schools – a week-long comprehensive institute that features practitioners working with independent school leaders from around the world. He is the author of three books on the subject of independent school governance. The latest, published in 2018, is Healthy Boards, Successful Schools: The Impact of Governance and Leadership on Independent and Faith-Based Schools.

Dr. Mott received his Ph.D. in educational leadership from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Courtney have been married for over thirty-nine years and they have two grown children and a wonderful dachshund, Roscoe, who is in charge of the household.

William R. Mott, Ph.D. is a leading authority on governance issues for independent and faith-based schools. His third book, Healthy Boards – Successful Schools: The Impact of Governance and Leadership on Independent and Faith-Based Schools is a comprehensive resource and serves as the text book for the master’s program in independent school leadership at Vanderbilt University and Mercer University. Dr. Mott has served as head of school at three different independent schools and as a trustee at several others. He received his Ph.D. in educational leadership from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from the University of Mississippi.

 

ASC Staff

CATHY STUFFLEBEAN
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Cathy Stufflebean was born in El Paso, TX and while growing up found herself in Germany and Iowa thanks to a military family. Cathy has come to ASC from a 29-year corporate background dealing with purchasing and management of millions of dollars of entertainment products.

 

Cathy embraces the challenges, opportunities and rewards that come from interacting and serving our ASC families.

 

Cathy has been married to her husband Rick since 1986 and is a mother of two, Sandy and Devin. Cathy also has two grandchildren, Alexz and Sebastian.

KIERSTEN-EVE
SPRINGER
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Kiersten-Eve Springer graduated with Bachelor’s in Media Arts from the University of North Texas in May of 2018. While studying at UNT she worked in the news department for ntTV, which is considered the top TV station by the Broadcast Education Association.

Being a PS23 Mentor for two years prior to working with ASC, we have come to know her as “KE.” She recently moved from her home-state of Texas to work as our Communications Coordinator here in Tennessee. In her free time she enjoys playing her guitar and ukulele as well as being outdoors whenever she gets to.

 

No she is not related to Jerry Springer.

 

Advisors

Sonya Tate

Sonya is from Sparta TN. I’ve been living in Murfreesboro for 11 years. Married for 28 years to Tony Tate from Erie, PA and they have a combined 4 kids total and 4 beautiful grandkids. Only one granddaughter lives here and attends Providence Christian Academy. Navy for 2 years and enjoyed cook at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and met Tony there who was a Corpsman. Worked at the VA Hospital in Erie, PA. Attended JH Thompson Business School of Erie, PA. Over 25 years of collections / accounts receivables and have been able to travel the US doing so. I don’t really have a title but Office Manager best describes my spot at Venture Express Inc. and have been there 11 years. Helps with 1st Shot Basketball Youth Organization and attends North Boulevard Church of Christ.

I enjoy giving back to the community when I can and love serving others to make sure they are taken care of. Being a part of A Soldiers Child as they embrace the kids that have lost parents makes me even prouder to be involved.

Jennifer Washabaugh

Ms. Jennifer Washabaugh was born in Ohio, grew up in Florida, moved to Tennessee in 2005, and by 2009 had 4 wonderful children, Rachel, Megan, Katie and Timothy. She’s been a teacher since 2007, focusing specifically on music, when she became an adjunct professor at The Renaissance Center. Later, she enjoyed teaching at Merlot Sound Recording Studio, where several of her students made professional recordings of their work, and she now teaches part-time in her home studio. In 2017, Jennifer began Peaceful Hills, a Bed & Breakfast located in Centerville, TN, consisting of 3 lovely homes on 97 acres that is a retreat for others to get away from the city to find some rest and relaxation.

In 2012, Jennifer became a widow after her husband had served 18 years in the military, and her children became recipients to A Soldier’s Child. As a parent who has witnessed sadness and shame replaced with new hope and honor from ASC, Jennifer is extremely happy to be a part of the team and to encourage other military families who have experienced the same great loss of a loved one.

David D. Delk

David was born in Orangeburg, SC and moved to Chapel Hill, TN at a young age. Upon graduation from Forrest High School, he joined the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1992 and served 6 years. During this time, he also attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After several years of working for Charleston Marine Containers Inc. and Leopard Inc., both U.S. Department of Defense contractors, David took a position with First Commerce Bank in his hometown of Chapel Hill in 2004 where he currently holds the position of Senior Vice President. David is married to his wonderful wife Larissa and they have two children, Sydney and Sutton. 
 

David became aware of A Soldier’s Child Foundation in 2013 and has been hooked ever since. Being a childhood friend of USMC SSgt. Marcus Golczynski, KIA in Iraq in 2007, he felt obligated to care for and mentor those children left behind by our fallen American heroes. He currently serves ASC by coordinating hunting/fishing outings and also serves on the Annual ASC Golf Scramble Committee. David states, “While there are other philanthropic causes to be associated with, none capture your heart and soul like A Soldier’s Child Foundation. Having the opportunity to associate with and mentor the children of our fallen American heroes is truly awe-inspiring… and the leadership and staff at ASC do a wonderful job molding it together for all involved. I am very appreciative and honored to be associated with ASC.”

Travis Richmond

Travis is a homegrown middle Tennessean, born and raised in Nashville.  He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1991 with a degree in business administration and accounting.  He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993.  Travis has worked for HCA Healthcare since January 1997.  He is currently a director in HCA’s Internal Audit Department.

Travis served from 2011-2017 on the board of directors of FiftyForward, a charity serving people over 50 around the Nashville area.   He has always had a great respect for veterans and their families and wants to help them as a thank-you for serving our country.

Travis is married to Tiffany and they have a terrific daughter.

Jeff Hastings

Jeff Hastings has a BS in Psychology and Masters of Divinity. He held pastoral positions as from 1982 - 2006 in IA, SD, MN, NE and NH as well as eight years as a hospital Chaplain in the ICU and ER in KY. He served in the United States Army Reserves for 8 years as a Battalion Chaplain and as master trainer in suicide intervention. Jeff is currently impacting communities as Executive Director/Founder of Warrior 180 Foundation, a ministry focused on military, veterans, first responders and their families who suffer from PTSD, depression and suicide.  

Scotty Carroll

A Florida native, Scotty moved to Middle Tennessee in 2007 and currently resides in Westmoreland, TN.  He attended Florida State University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering.  After serving on active duty for four years, Scotty entered the private sector and worked as a power engineer until 2009.  Then, he started ECHO Power Engineering with his partner, Joe Maynard and currently serves as the company Chief Operations Officer. 

 

Scotty and his wife, Johnna, have been married for twenty-seven years and have three adult children.  Scotty has served as a bi-vocational pastor and church music minister.  He and Johnna have also led InnerFire Ministries for the last thirteen years serving churches in various capacities.  When it is time to relax, Scotty enjoys working on his farm, hunting, fishing, and sports.

 

Scotty has been an avid supporter of ASC nearly from our inception.  He has attended and served at various functions such as the hunting camps, golf tournaments, and others. 

John Rigdon

Lieutenant Colonel John C. Rigdon is a native of Mississippi and a resident of Murfreesboro, TN since 1996. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recording Industry Music Business from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.  LTC Rigdon’s military career spans over 24 years including the United States Marine Corps Reserves & the Tennessee Army National Guard. LTC Rigdon is a Senior Army Aviator with qualifications in the UH-60 Blackhawk, OH-58 A/C Kiowa & UH-72 Lakota. He’s current assignment is Commander of the Recruiting & Retention Battalion for the Tennessee Army National Guard.  LTC Rigdon lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife Crystal and their son Paxton. The Rigdons are honored and humbled at the opportunity to serve Military Families through ASC.