2018 Board of Directors

Carl O. Hyde - President

Charles "Chuck" Self Vice President

Dr. Lynn Dillard Secretary

Chad Boswell Treasurer

Susan Waller Director 

Cindy Fowler Director 

Keven Hawkins Director 

Duncan Wheale Director 

Kaye Keller Director 

Director Bio's

Carl O. Hyde

Retired Vice President Sales and Marketing- Dixon Tom A Toe Companies, Inc., Marietta, Ga.
Home Town: Midland, Texas
BBA 1962 Texas Tech University
Permanent Resident of Sapphire, NC (2004)
Member: Cashiers United Methodist Church
             Cashiers Valley Rotary Club
             Cashiers Rotary Club Charities, Inc.
             The Country Club of Sapphire Valley
             Blue Ridge School Education Foundation, Inc.


Chuck Self

Currently a real estate broker for Silver Creek Real Estate Group in Cashiers

Full-time resident of Cashiers since 2009

Former VP Sales for Warner Brothers Syndication

Former VP Sales for Raycom Sports

Broadcasting and Advertising Journalism Degree from University of Missouri

Home town: Kansas City, MO

Current Boards:

            Blue Ridge Education School Education Foundation, Inc.

            Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Past Boards:

            Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society

            Cashiers-Highlands Board of Realtors

            Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Dr. Lynn Dillard

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Emory University
Concentrations in Statistics, Measurement, Curriculum
    Teacher K-3, 4-9 Language, Academically Gifted
    Exceptional Children Program Administrator
    Curriculum Specialist
    Teacher at Blue Ridge School
    Principal, Jackson County School of Alternatives
    Exceptional Children Program Administrator, Jackson County Schools
    Adjunct Professor, Western Carolina University
    President, Educational Assessment, Inc.


B. Keven Hawkins

Architect and Designer
Home Town: Cashiers,  NC
Formerly:  Philadelphia, New York City, Providence, RI

Blue Ridge School - Class of 1980
BA, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
B. Arch.,  Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Masters, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Member:     Cashiers Planning Council
       Jackson County Planning Board
       Jackson County Business and Industry Advisory Committee
       Blue Ridge School Education Foundation, Inc.


Duncan Wheale

Senior Superior Court Judge (retired)
Graduate of The Citadel (1969)
Georgia Child Advocate of the Year 2006
Former Chair Georgia Child Fatality Review Board
Former Chair Georgia Commission on Family Violence
Former Chair Salvation Army Advisory Board
Current Boards:
Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley
Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic
Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau
Blue Ridge School Education Foundation


Chad Boswell

*Co-owner of The Orchard Restaurant, Events Barn & Guest Cottage, Cashiers, NC

*Hometown: Cashiers, NC

*Graduate: 1987 Blue Ridge High School and 1991 UNC-CH

*Board Member:  Blue Ridge School Education Foundation, Inc., and Cashiers Valley Preschool

Kaye Keller

Retired CFO Unified Management Corporation, Indianapolis, IN

Cashiers Resident since 2005

BS Nursing and Biology, Emory University 1968

BS Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington 1971

Current Board Memberships:

The Village Green, Cashiers NC

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Blue Ridge School Education Foundation

Susan Waller

Cindy Folwer