Board Members

Larry Ford

Larry Ford, President

Larry has been a resident of Shady spring for 69 years. He graduated from Shady Spring High School, Beckley College, and Bluefield State College. He is married to Pamela Brammer Ford.

Larry served in the Army for 3 years and was Honorably Discharged in 1974. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 years and retired Sergeant First Class (SFC) in 2003 after serving tours in the United States, Korea, Japan, and Germany.

Larry enjoys working with the community. Past endeavors include serving as a former Beckley Area Foundation President and board member and board member of the United Way of Southern West Virginia.

Currently, he is President of the Shady Spring High School Alumni Scholarship Fund through the Beckley Area Foundation and the Shady Spring High School Scholarship Fund where he works raising scholarship dollars for Shady graduates. He also serves as trustee at Perry Memorial United Methodist Church and is a board member of Shepherds Table, a non-profit organization that provides meals to those who ask.

Dr. Charlotte Hutchens

Dr. Charlotte Hutchens, Vice-President

Charlotte was elected to the Raleigh County Board of Education in 2014.

She is a graduate of West Virginia University with an Ed.D. in Education Administration. She retired from Raleigh County Schools in 2012 with 38 years of experience in education. During the 38 years, she was a teacher, principal, supervisor, director and assistant superintendent. She served as Superintendent of Raleigh County Schools for the last 12 years of her career. She is married to Roger Hutchens and they have one daughter, Heather.

Marie Hamrick

Marie Hamrick

Marie was appointed to the Raleigh County Board of Education in October 2017 and was elected to serve a four-year term in May 2018. She retired from the Raleigh County Board of Education in January 2017 with forty years of service. She taught second, fifth and sixth grades at Lincoln Elementary School, kindergarten at the Piney Oaks Early Childhood Center and Bradley Elementary School. Marie was the first elementary school counselor in Raleigh County before she became the counselor at Sophia Junior High. She finished her career as the counselor at Independence Middle School.

Mrs. Hamrick is a life-long resident of Raleigh County and is married to John Hamrick. They have three granddaughters - Baylei, Kennedy, and Rylei and a great granddaughter Lynnlei.

Jack "Gordie" Roop

Jack "Gordie" Roop

Gordie is a lifetime resident of Raleigh County. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and received a BBA in marketing from Marshall University. He is the President and owner of Roop Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., President and owner of Custom Business Solutions, Inc., and President of the Raleigh County Farm Bureau.

Gordie and wife Robin have been married for 26 years. They have two sons - Austin 19 and Nicholas 22.

Rick Snuffer 
Richard V. Snuffer II

Rick is a life-long resident of Raleigh County, graduating
from Trap Hill High School in 1973.  He attended WVU
where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Animal
Science.  After graduation, he taught Vo-AG in Fayette
County, teaching landscaping and horticulture for 2 years. 
Rick was elected and served on the Raleigh County Board
of Education for 14 years, serving 10 years as President
before resigning in July of 2016 to care for his ailing
parent.  Rick worked for USDA for 38 years, retiring as the
State Executive Director overseeing 100 plus employees
and managing budgets over 20 million annually.  He is
managing partner of Snuffer Farm LLC, a state-awarded
cattle farm enterprise that has been in his family for over
130 years.  He is the Past President to the Beckley Raleigh
County Convention Center and founding member of the
Raleigh County Farm Bureau.  He was inducted into the WV
Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2018 for his contribution to
WV agriculture.  Rick and his wife, Peggy, live on the family
farm at Surveyor and are blessed with 6 children and 11

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