Meet the CDGC Leadership Team – Board of Directors
JIM BANBURY – PRESIDENT
Matt Cheney – Vice President
Brian “BT” Timm – Treasurer
Dave George – Board Member
Mark Huether – Director of Operations
Thank you for the opportunity to serve, again, in a leadership role with the Charlotte Disc Golf Club. I highly value the responsibility of this position and strive every day to meet our mission of “Growing the sport of Disc Golf in Charlotte.” For me, safe, well-maintained, and properly designed courses as well as a healthy relationship with our park partners is a critical element of meeting our mission.
I live in South Charlotte with my 2 young boys and wife and have designed or co-designed many of the regions disc golf courses. We are members of Hope Community church on Rea Rd.
I also enjoy sports, Crossfit, and traveling the United States.
Why do I serve on the CDGC Board of Directors?
In order to continue the work that I have started and keep momentum with the course maintenance teams I feel that it is important to be part of the decision making tree. This allows for a quicker flow of resources to our course directors and quicker communication with the parks; who have been doing more and more as a result of the increased communication. We have Eastway, Robbins, and R.L. Smith reconstructions and new courses in the works that I would like to continue to pursue.
I have a passion for disc golf in Charlotte. I have proven this passion out through blood, sweat, tears, even surgeries! I wish to continue to toil to the best of my ability to keep Charlotte the disc golf mecca.
As a professional in the consumer products and retail industry for over 20 years I have gained experience leading teams, communicating to executives on strategic projects, and even presenting to large supplier groups. The detail and processes needed to succeed in this environment carry over well to being part of a board of directors. Additionally, I have over 12 years of disc golf experience including the following:
· 280 courses played in 42 states
· I have played in numerous Pro and Am majors and A-tiers
· I have built, designed, or co-designed 7 disc golf courses
· Currently I am the Director of Operations, overseeing communication with parks and course directors for 17 local disc golf courses and as a consultant for 4 more.
During my past terms
· Wrote bid and won bid for the 2018 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships
· Identified and managed the team that prepared Charlotte for the event and ran the championships at a profit for the Charlotte Disc Golf Club
· Competed and won MA40
· Convinced parks to spend over $200,000 on course improvements
· Replaced baskets at Kilborne and Reedy Creek
· Utilizing trail repair budget to make infrastructure improvements at Reedy Creek, Sugaw, Kilborne, and Renny and Nevin to come
· Made decisions and voted on opportunities that have seen our membership rise to almost 500 members and $30,000 in savings.
Brian Killmore – Volunteer Coordinator
Josh Tolley – Membership Director
Hi, my name is Josh Tolley have been playing disc golf for almost 10 years now. I just recently ran for the board last year and I’m currently serving my first term. I’ve learned a lot since joining the board of directors and I look forward to learning even more about what it takes to run a club of this size, with as many members as we have. Some of the things I’ve learned about since becoming a board member include, realizing how many tasks the board faces on a weekly basis. There’s always a problem to address, whether it be handling the many tournaments and leagues we run, or fixing an array of issues on our courses.
One of my main duties in the club is maintenance and upkeep of our course signs. Since I’ve taken on these responsibilities, I’ve overseen the installation of brand new signs on 6 of our courses and wrapped the bands of the Renaissance baskets in order to help differentiate the courses. Some of these courses include my personal favorite RL Smith and Sugaw, home of my favorite club event Sugaw Am League.
My vision for the club would be to continue to grow our sport in Charlotte and to promote volunteerism among the members. To become a better club, we must have more help from our membership. This is something that it took a while for me to realize. For my first 5 years or so of casually playing, I didn’t do a thing to improve our courses. Once I finally joined the CDGC I saw how much work it took to maintain the courses and felt an obligation to contribute. It finally clicked for me. I used to play ball golf every weekend, and would gladly pay $20-50 a pop to play. Here I was playing all of these beautiful courses like Hornets Nest and Renaissance and not having to pay a dime. Once I thought about it, it almost felt like I was stealing in a way. This is when I really started to seek out opportunities to volunteer, and I found that there are many! I hope to educate our members on how they can use their time and talents to help give back a little and keep Charlotte as the best Disc Golf city in the world!
I look forward to serving out my term as a board member and would definitely consider running for another term if the membership sees fit. Thanks for trusting in me, and I look forward to seeing you out on the course!