Board of Directors


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 pastime 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 Seargent 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 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.


Travis Richmond 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 is currently an audit manager at Kraft CPAs.

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, Lauren.


Holly McClung is a Managing Director for Ankura Consulting Group.  She advises Fortune 500 clients on strategic plans, go-to-market strategies, business-process optimization, and transformational initiatives. An expert facilitator, Holly is skilled at aligning teams and stakeholders at all levels around strategy, critical decision-making, and cross-functional planning.

Holly is a native Tennessean and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Industrial Engineering.  She is married to her husband of 21 years, Kevin, and has four children, Claire (17), Annabelle (14), Asher (12), and Genevieve (6).  They are members of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

Holly was first introduced to ASC through a short-term consulting opportunity to advise on the 3-year strategic plan.  She has a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude for the families who serve to protect our freedom and is incredibly honored to be part of this organization.


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 E. Rose Jr. has been an ASC board since 2013. He has been married to his wife Tonja since 1988. 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.

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. 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!


Dr. William R. Mott's experience includes being the head of school at three different independent schools, 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. 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


Heather Von Loh was born and raised in Nebraska. She is also a military widow; she lost her husband in 2009.  She has recently relocated to Tennessee with her four children, Grace, Dusty, Chloe, McKinzy. Heather and her two children, Grace and Dusty have been recipients for five years.

Heather is excited to be apart of the staff and help other families that have gone through the same experience she has.


Tom Rankin was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He grew up in a military family and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After college, he worked for American Express for 14 years and was also a member of the Marine Corps Reserve and the North Carolina National Guard. In 2015 he worked for West EFX in Camp Blanding, Florida conducting combat simulations with the Army and National Guard. In 2018 he joined the Folded Flag Foundation in Las Vegas as scholarship manager. He recently relocated to Smyrna, Tennessee to join A Soldier’s Child Foundation where he is looking forward to continuing his work with the ASC families.



Sonya Tate

Sonya is from Sparta, TN and has been living in Murfreesboro for 11 years. Sonya has been 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 in Murfreesboro, TN, and attends Providence Christian Academy. Sonya served in the Navy for 2 years and enjoyed cooking at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, met Tony, who was a Corpsman. She worked at the VA Hospital in Erie, PA, attended JH Thompson Business School of Erie, PA. She has over 25 years of collections/accounts receivables experience and has been able to travel the US doing so. She acts as the Office Manager Venture Express Inc. and has been there 11 years. She also helps with 1st Shot Basketball Youth Organization and attends North Boulevard Church of Christ.

​She enjoys giving back to the community when she can and loves serving others to make sure they are taken care of. Being a part of A Soldier's Child as they embrace the kids that have lost parents makes her 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 Staff Sgt. 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, serves on the Annual Dinner Banquet Committee and 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.”

Jeff Hastings

Jeff Hastings has a BS in Psychology and Master of Divinity. He held pastoral positions 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 over 27 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 Master 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 and 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. His 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 Rigdon’s are honored and humbled at the opportunity to serve Military Families through ASC.