Board of Directors
Torrie graduated from Metcalfe County High School in 1994. She attended Murray State University and Western Kentucky University where she graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting. Torrie worked for WLKY TV in Louisville for 15 years where she was honored with multiple Associated Press Awards and Edward R. Murrow Awards. Having a passion for her hometown, Torrie and her husband, Jim, decided to move home to raise their 3-year-old daughter, Madilyn. Torrie now works for the Metcalfe County Board of Education as the district’s grant writer. She’s an avid Hornet sports fan and a lifetime fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. She likes to spend time with family and travel. Torrie is excited to serve as President of the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce and hopes to use her experiences to benefit the community.
Daniel Bragg Vice President
Daniel Bragg is a 2007 Graduate of Metcalfe County High School and a 2011 Graduate of WKU with degrees in economics and political science. He lives on the family farm in Summer Shade with his wife, Alley, and two daughters Rory and Wren. After graduating college Daniel Spent 8 years in Banking, but now works as a Contractor for his father in laws company, Randy Morrison Construction. Daniel Also Serves on the Board of Director of Barn Lot Theatre, Is the Chairman of the Metcalfe County Young Republicans, and teaches Sunday school at his church, Missionary Mound. An Avid supporter of Metcalfe County athletics, Daniel is the “Voice of the Hornets”, providing commentary for all Metcalfe County high school sporting events.
Chris moved to Metcalfe County from Michigan in September of 2009. She and her husband Bill had purchased land they call “Red Lick Ranch” several years prior to that. Chris worked for Modern Woodmen of American and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation prior to moving to Michigan in 1995. They relocated to St. Charles, MO where Bill operated an office for Design Systems, Inc. and Chris served as Office Manager, and moved to Farmington Hills, MI. in Feb. 2002. She and Bill have three sons, and 6 grandchildren. Bill and Chris co-authored “Blueberries – the Basics” for the KBGA. Chris is proud to be a member of the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce, the 2013 Metcalfe County Leadership class, and the KY Blueberry Growers Association.
Martha is a life long resident of Metcalfe County. She is married to Danny Bragg and they have 2 children, Daniel, a graduate of WKU and Brandon, a student at WKU. Daniel is married to the former Alley Morrison. Daniel and Alley have a daughter Rory. Martha has been treasurer of the chamber of commerce for over 20 years, the chairman of Metcalfe County Relay for Life and active in many other organizations. Martha truly enjoy helping others and making a difference in the lives of others. God has given her an ability to help many different organizations in Metcalfe County and she is thankful for that opportunity.
Kim Wilson Harwood
Life long resident of Metcalfe County and graduate of Metcalfe County High School.
Husband Keith Harwood
She began her career in Metcalfe County as a Casework Specialist for the Department of Human Resources and retired from Health and Family Services as a Service Region Administrator Associate for the Two Rivers Region.
Graduate of the 2007-2008 Leadership Metcalfe County Class.
Member of the Foundation United Methodist Church.
Kim loves reading, gardening and spending time on the family farm.
Lifelong resident of Metcalfe County
Athletic Director and Director of Digital Learning for Metcalfe County Schools
Married to Autumn Shirley who is a 3rd grade teacher at Metcalfe County Elementary-also a lifelong resident of Metcalfe County
2 chsildren-Ben 13, Abby 10
Education-Attended Western Kentucky University-received a BS in Social Studies Education, a MA in Learning and Behavior Disorders, Rank 1 certifications in Supervisor of Instruction Level 2 and Director of Pupil Personnel Level 2.
Attends Edmonton United Methodist Church
Cindy McKinney, Director, was born in Lubbock, Texas into a military
family. She has lived in California, Okinawa, South Dakota,
Nebraska, and Texas. The most recent move (and hopefully last)
was to Edmonton Kentucky in April of 2014 to be closer to her
parents. This was after spending over 30 years in Plano, Texas
(suburb of Dallas.)
Cindy obtained an Associates Degree in Office Systems Technology from Collin College in Plano, TX. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.
She has worked in the Administrative Support field for over 30 years. Cindy currently works for True Prodigy™, a software company based in McKinney, TX, as a remote staff member.
Cindy has two adult children, both of whom are married. She has a grandson from her daughter and two granddaughters and a grandson from her son.
In 2001, Cindy married Matt McKinney. They have three dogs and absolutely enjoy living in Metcalfe County. She is involved in the Edmonton Homemakers Group, the Metcalfe County Historical Society, and attends the Edmonton United Methodist Church. Cindy was a member of the Leadership Metcalfe County 2017. Cindy enjoys the outdoors, canoeing, plays, concerts, and spending time with family.
Ron Underwood, Director
Ron Underwood was born and raised in southern Alabama. After high school he joined the US Navy and served 9 years as a Hospital Corpsman. Ron then returned home where he obtained his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of South Alabama and began a career with Procter and Gamble (P&G) in manufacturing. Ron moved around the US from Florida, to Pennsylvania, and as far west as Oxnard California. In 1999, Ron moved to P&G headquarters in Cincinnati. He eventually became a global leader in the company’s manufacturing methodology and traveled around the world. After 28 years, Ron retired and moved to Metcalfe county to be closer to family and enjoy the country. In 2017 he followed through on his passion for woodworking and opened Southern Wood in Summer Shade. Ron is married (Romana) and has 3 sons living in Ohio.
Anne Devore- Birge, Director
Annie Devore-Birge, a life-long resident of Metcalfe County, grew up in the Subtle area of Metcalfe County and graduated from Metcalfe County High School in 1991. She started her career at Thompson Insurance and worked closely with the late George Cowan for fourteen years. The insurance business prepared Anne for her next fourteen year journey where she traveled the State of Kentucky conducting General Liability and Workman Comp audits for a company out of Grand Rapids Michigan. In 2016, an opportunity arose in Edmonton that Anne and her husband Chris Birge felt was an answered prayer when they purchased Wall Works. Chris and Anne shop local and promote all businesses in Edmonton and Metcalfe County at every opportunity. They love and appreciate all the support they receive from residents and businesses in Edmonton and return the favor as much as possible. They support the Metcalfe County School System and all the clubs and teams. Anne feels priviledged to served the residents in Edmonton and Metcalfe County through the Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce.
Laurel Garrett, Director
Laurel Garrett is a 1998 graduate of Metcalfe County High School, a 2003 Graduate of Western Kentucky University, and a 2010 & 2011 Graduate of the Kentucky Bankers Association’s General Banking and Commercial Banking Schools. Laurel began her banking career in 1997 at South Central Bank with an internship through the high school. From 1997-2007 she worked in the Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren County markets as a Teller, Mortgage Loan Processor and Loan Officer. During this time she also co-chaired the Metcalfe County Junior Miss Scholarship Program. In 2007, Laurel moved to Allen County to start a new office for South Central Bank; she was the Branch Manager and a Loan Officer in Scottsville for ten years. While residing there, she served on the boards of the Allen County-Scottsville Chamber of Commerce, Allen County Distinguished Young Woman Program (formerly known as Junior Miss) was a member of the Rotary Club, and worked with Allen County Relay for Life. In 2017, after twenty years in banking, Laurel pursued a career as the Client Success Manager for KirkpatrickPrice, a global information security audit firm. Also in 2017, she and her husband, Daniel, moved back to their beloved Metcalfe County with the desire to raise their young family here. In 2020, Laurel resumed her career in banking, and joined the team at Edmonton State Bank as a Loan Officer. Laurel is married to Daniel Garrett of Edmonton, and together they have three children; Maddux – 14, Chance – 13, and Tymber – 7. Laurel attends Edmonton Baptist Church, enjoys watching and supporting youth sports, photography, and loves to spend time with her family. Proud to be back in her home county, she looks forward to serving as a member on the Board of the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce.
Ronnie Miller, Director
Ronnie Miller is a lifelong resident of Metcalfe County. He is a 1973 graduate of Metcalfe County High School. Ronnie is Married to Gail Pendleton Miller. They have three children. Kyle works at Metcalfe Health Care Center. Laura works as an Early Childhood Consultant, and Aaron works at H2 Health Rehabilitation providing physical therapy. Ron was a city councilman for four years, and is currently serving as Magistrate 4th District. He is an avid Hornet sports fan and has been the clock keeper for Hornet girls and boys basketball for the past 16 years. Ron serves on the Metcalfe County Health Department Board and is looking forward to serving on the Chamber Board.
Gaye has worked for the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of
Commerce since its revitalization in September 1994. She has four
sons, Chris (Brookie), Lee (Kandice) , Matthew (Melissa) and Jonathan , and
seven granddaughters Lilly, Addison, Parker, Ava, Kenna, Adlee, and Lanna
and one grandson Taw.
Gaye is a member of Summer Shade Baptist Church, a member of the inaugural Leadership Metcalfe County 1999 Class, the Metcalfe
County Safe Kids, a board member of the Metcalfe County Service Unit of the Salvation Army and a member of the Superintendent’s
Roundtable. She actively supports the Metcalfe County Relay for Life. Gaye enjoys creating and sewing American Girl and Barbie
Doll clothes and reading.
Gaye has worked for the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce since its revitalization in September 1994. She has four sons, Chris (Brookie), Lee (Kandice) , Matthew (Melissa) and Jonathan , and seven granddaughters Lilly, Addison, Parker, Ava, Kenna, Adlee, and Lanna and one grandson Taw. Gaye is a member of Summer Shade Baptist Church, a member of the inaugural Leadership Metcalfe County 1999 Class, the Metcalfe County Safe Kids, a board member of the Metcalfe County Service Unit of the Salvation Army and a member of the Superintendent’s Roundtable. She actively supports the Metcalfe County Relay for Life. Gaye enjoys creating and sewing American Girl and Barbie Doll clothes and reading.
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