Chestnut Mountain Ranch, Inc.
Board of Directors Bio’s 2021-2022
Shane is a retail executive in the furniture industry with a focus on leadership development, marketing, and purchasing. Over the last 17 years at Star Furniture, Shane has played an integral role in their growth becoming the largest furniture retailer in West Virginia. Over the last decade, Shane has also spearheaded corporate relations with Ashley HomeStores on behalf of the Licensees. All the while standing on solid Christian values and giving God honor through every business accomplishment.
Shane is a West Virginia native. He currently resides outside of Fairmont with his wife of 14 years, Laura, and 3 children (Addison, Judah, and Hannah).
Previously, Shane has served two terms on the Board of Directors for CMR. He has been involved with The Ranch since the early days including coordinating the inaugural Golf Classic (now Don Nehlen Classic). Shane has always carried a burden for children in need, and serving from helping with fundraisers, furniture needs, and serving on the board, Shane has been helping the Ranch grow since before the first building was being built. Shane is very excited for what the Lord has planned for the future of Chestnut Mountain Ranch!
Rebecca (Becky) Laurita
Becky worked for eleven years as a quality control lab technician with Mylan Pharmaceuticals in Morgantown, West Virginia. In 2006, she contracted cancer, retired from Mylan, and became a homemaker.
After her recovery, Becky began volunteering extensively throughout her community. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program and Chestnut Mountain Ranch Community Store. Becky served over ten years on the Deaconess Board at CMA Church of Morgantown.
Becky is a native of Morgantown West Virginia and has lived there her entire life. She is married with three sons and three grandchildren. Her current interests are family, reading, and a love for animals – particularly rescue animals.
Kevin C. Bode
Kevin Bode is the Director of Business for Chestnut Mountain Ranch, Inc where he oversees company finances for the entire Ranch organization which includes six separate entities. In addition, he leads all of the operations of the Ranch’s social enterprises including the Ranch Community Store, the current Ranch Quick Lube, and the exploration of a second Quick Lube location. Prior to joining the Ranch, Kevin served for eight years in a controller and financial leadership position for a swimming pool accessory business. In addition, he has an entrepreneurial and business venture ownership background in both computer consulting and personal services.
Kevin has bachelor of science and MBA degrees from Frostburg State University. In addition, he obtained his master of ministry degree from Open Door Bible College.
Recognized as one of the top 3 leaders in the country by the 2016 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award committee, Steve Finn witnessed first-hand how God makes the impossible possible. After 12 years as a gangs’ special unit Metro-Atlanta police officer, he and his wife felt led to full-time ministry. Following a short tenure as house parents for Eagle Ranch Children’s Home outside of Atlanta, Steve took an even greater leap. Today, he is the Founder and Executive director for Chestnut Mountain Ranch, a 300-acre Christ-centered home and school for boys in one of the poorest areas of the country. Cautioned that building a ministry of such magnitude in that area would be almost impossible, Steve chose to trust that God would bring the seed He had planted to harvest.
Together, Steve and his wife, Dawn, call Chestnut Mountain Ranch home with a family too big to name.
Steve has a BS in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and a Master of Divinity/Ministry Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Sherry was born and raised in southern WV. She attended West Virginia University and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Sherry worked as a Medical/Surgical/ Rehabilitation Nurse until deciding to start a family…her true life work. She and her husband Sam have five children and four grandchildren.
Sherry has a heart for our youth and has been involved with several ministries including Y Disciple (a teen mentoring program), TEC (Teens Encounter Christ), and Young Life.
Sherry has served as a Parish Council member at St John’s Church and is currently a chair member of the Morgantown Magnificat, a women’s prayer ministry. She loves studying and sharing God’s Word and hosts a weekly bible study in her home.
Sherry enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, writing, and spending time with family. Her greatest passion is serving the Lord and sharing His love with others.
Spencer R. Stiles, DDS, MS
Dr. Stiles is a practicing endodontist and Senior Vice President of Clinical Specialty Operations and member at North American Dental Group. He is involved in operations and ownership of many other business ventures including: Kimber Holdings (real estate), Meridian Dental Solutions, and Amplify Children’s Academy.
Spencer is from Kimberly, a small town in the western end of Monongalia County, West Virginia. He is a child of God who married his high-school sweetheart, Bethanie, and is a content husband of 15 years. Spencer is “daddy” to 4 amazing children (Cayman, Briston, Challen, and Henly).
Dr. Stiles received his undergraduate BS degree from West Virginia University in Forensic Identification and chose to pursue dentistry after completing an internship with a forensic dentist. He graduated from the WVU School of Dentistry in 2008, and went on to obtain his postdoctoral specialty degree in Endodontics from WVU in 2010.
Barry J. Fink
Barry has vast senior executive business experience. He brings thirty-five years of very broad business and management experience in the mining, energy, and construction industries. Barry is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Laurel Aggregates in Morgantown, West Virginia. Before Laurel Aggregates, he held multiple management positions at CONSOL Energy in strategic planning and project, site, and contract management.
Barry is a veteran and served as a Capitan in the United States Air Force where he received the Air Force Weapons Laboratory Officer of the Year Award and two Commendation Medals for exemplary job performance.
Barry has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus in mining engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bob is a retired finance and business management professional who currently lives in Sunset, South Carolina. He previously worked for DuPont for 35 years in a variety of positions including his final role as Vice President for Business Finance and Tax. For most of his years at DuPont, he worked in Wilmington, Delaware, but Bob also has international experience through three years of service in the Netherlands.
Bob has been active on many non-profit boards including A Door of Hope Pregnancy Center, ALS Society of South Carolina, Oconee Christian School, of course, and Chestnut Mountain Ranch. He is also on the board of elders for 5 Point Church in Easley, South Carolina.
Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Birmingham, Michigan. He is married with three adult children and three grandsons.
Bob received both a Bachelor of Science in Finance and MBA in Accounting from Indiana University.
Pastor James is currently the Youth and Family Pastor at Kingdome EMC Church in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was the church plant pastor at Victory EMC Church for eight years before joining the ministry team at Kingdom. James began his ministry career as a Bible teacher at Covenant Christian Church. James is a Download Youth Ministries author, podcaster, and ambassador.
James is a New York City/New Jersey native. He and his wife, Tonya, passionately lead the EDGE Student Ministry at Kingdom together. James is a West Virginia University graduate who enjoys playing golf with anyone who will ride in a golf cart with him, including his two sons, Jacob and Rylan
Dan completed his undergraduate studies at Bethany College and went on to earn his master’s degree in Sports Management at West Virginia University.
Dan has worked for nearly 20 years at WVRC Media overseeing video production (formerly Pikewood Creative). Dan has a unique gift for understanding press relations, and promotional messages. Over the years, Dan has helped many businesses and non-profit organizations “tell their story” through high-quality video. Dan also produced a documentary on the life of “Hot Rod” Hundley, an NBA Hall of Fame recipient. This documentary received an Emmy Award. Dan has also worked with broadcasting five Olympics across the world from 2002-2010. He currently enjoys coaching as the head soccer coach at Trinity Christian School. He is married to Bethany (21 years) and has two children.