President & Executive Director
Matt’s history in organizational leadership includes a background with Chick-fil-A, Starbucks Coffee Company, and Target. He passionately pursues making an impact through servant leadership. “Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone,” is one of the guiding principles he measures his life by.
Leadership Consultant & Coach
Dave has a broad background of leadership experience in business, non-profit and church settings. His undergraduate degree is in Mass Communications and he holds a graduate Seminary degree in Biblical Studies. His passion in life is to add value to the lives and vocations of leaders in order to help them be successful and add value to the lives of those they serve. Dave’s personal mission is to model, mentor and multiply servant leadership in all his spheres of influence. Leading group coaching sessions and teaching leadership through workshops and conferences are at the heart of his passion.
Myra Paessler, MBA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michele King, M.S.
Director of Care Services
Eric Myers, MDIV
DIRECTOR OF Partner Relations
Director of Events
Kim joins the Summit team with over 20 years experience in ministry, event planning, and fundraising. She has a business degree from Appalachian State and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University. Kim lives to serve others and loves to serve where she lives. When she is not at work, you will likely find her volunteering in her church, community, and the school system. Kim is a very proud Navy wife and mother to five amazing sons.
Chloe Campbell, LMSW
DIRECTOR OF Operations & Human Resources
Chloe graduated from UT-Knoxville with a Master of Science Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Management, Leadership, and Community Practice. She has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and development. Chloe is passionate about ensuring everyone has a voice at the table. She is currently raising her son and two dogs with her husband in Johnson City, TN.
HOSPITALITY LEAD & ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Danielle graduated from Johnson and Whales University with degrees in Business Management and Marketing. She joins the team with over 18 years of experience in retail with Target, Mattress Firm, and most recently The Vitamin Shoppe. Her husband Blaine has 10+ years with Food City serving as their Director of In Store Sushi. In their free time they enjoy going on adventures with their daughter, Claire.
Coffee Lead & Hospitality Support
Gary joins the Summit team with multiple years of experience in the public service realm. He is passionate about roasting coffee and committed to life-long learning. Gary graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree. After attending CO.STARTERS, Gary discovered his true passion for coffee which led to opening Outpost Roasters. Gary is a proud husband, father, and Pastoral Intern at Redstone Community Church.
Rick brings an entire career in Occupational Safety with experience in every aspect of construction safety at a nuclear fuel production facility. Rick is passionate about serving his community through retirement. He is committed to safety culture improvement and knowledgeable in human factors analysis and error prevention tools. He formerly taught a “Safety In The Workplace” class at Northeast State Community College and has volunteered as a Safety Auditor for Mission Safety International. In his free time, Rick enjoys tending to his apple orchard and spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren).