R. Garey Martinez, President
Gary retired from the Marines as a Captain. His business career included management positions with Avon Products and RJ Reynolds Food and ownership of a camping and equipment supply company.
Garey knew the homeless and disadvantaged needed basic services 7 days a week. He was the driving force in starting Shepherd's Hand in 2011. He is a leader, an innovator and brings endless energy to the day to day operations of Shepherd's Hand. His experience in shopping, preparing and serving large groups ensures efficient use of our resources. He has extensive contacts in the community which benefits Shepherd's Hand in many ways.
Wayne Oldham, Vice President
Wayne has lived in multiple locations in diverse cultures throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions during the last 35 years. He was a team leader/coach on multiple trips assisting in building churches, schools and rebuilding an orphanage in Honduras/Central America regions.
Wayne's experiences in working with other cultures allows him to hear what people are saying enabling him to get to the heart of the issue and to find a win-win solution, which has proven to be very valuable as Shepherd's Hand works with its volunteers and other collaborative Non-Profits in Montrose.
Carolyn Hickerson, Treasurer
Carolyn worked as a registered physical therapist and her responsibilities ranged from patient care to director positions. Since retirement she actively participated on the Habitat for Humanity Board and for six years was the Program Director for the local ShareFest. Carolyn was one of the founding directors of The Shepherd's Hand and for three years has overseen the daily operations and supervision of volunteers. Her ability to deal with challenging individuals serves her well and her communication skills foster cooperative communication between volunteers and clientele. Carolyn is responsible for the fiscal management of Shepherd's Hand.
Mike has been the pastor of Church on the Hill in Montrose for 18 years. He has served the community as a hospital chaplain, an advisory board member to Hospice and President of the Association of Montrose Churches.As a Pastor, he sees the hurt and suffering many people face each day. He is always willing to find a solution for the homeless or economically challenged individuals and families. He personally sees the benefits of assisting those who need a helping hand. Mike is concerned about the whole person and provides pastoral counseling when needed. Under his leadership, his church has volunteered many times at Shepherd's Hand.