School Board Members

LLCA-CFA Board of Directors 2016-17

Mr. Tim Turner II , Board Chair 


Tim Turner and wife, Whitney, live in Lake Lure and are raising two future LLCA Raptors, Stella and Jed. He enjoys the outdoors, exploring, sports and history . Tim works in the community with Businesses and Individuals in Insurance Sales. He believes a quality education is the greatest resource we can provide the children of our area.

Tim Turner



Mrs. Margery Sherrill, Vice Chair 

(828) 273-7492

Margery has lived in Henderson county for 26 years. In 2003, she and her husband, Michael completed the renovation of a 100 year old log house in Bat Cave and that is where they live now. They are both artists and maintain a busy studio where they make art and run their own company, Mudtools, which designs tools for ceramic artists. Their kids have been at LLCA since the first day and currently they have two high school students and a third grader. She is happy to be part of the LLCA school community and to serve on the Board of Directors.


Mr. Wolf D. Kutter, Treasurer

Home Phone 828 -625- 4386; Cell 843-261- 3215


Mr. Wolf D. Kutter, serves on several Corporate Boards, supports selected companies in the National Security space, and runs his own company, Net-centric Management Associates Inc. Wolf has had 25 years of Corporate officer experience and has an MBA (Corporate Financial Management) from the American University Kogod School of Business I have a passion for quality education to compete in the global environment, and am committed to the success of our LLCA school and the Lake Lure Community. I believe in influencing the educational outcomes of the next generation, and am serving on the board to ensure that the new Executive Director, Mr Tom Keever has the freedom to succeed to meet the strategic goals set for the LLCA – while at the same time meeting financial performance requirements. My wife Tracie and I have resided in Lake Lured NC for the past five years and have a home in Charleston SC. We have been married for 48 years and have two children and four grandchildren. Our son Marc is a USMA 1994 graduate.

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Mrs. Linda Turner,  Secretary


Having vacationed at the Chalet Club in Lake Lure for many years, Linda and her husband, Woody, knew exactly where they wanted to be when they retired. So, when that time came in 2002, they left Connecticut and moved to Lake Lure permanently. They built their current home overlooking the lake in 2008 and love being a part of this wonderful community.

Linda served on the Board of the Lake Lure Olympiad for a number of years and was a Town Commissioner from 2008 through 2011. She is a member of the Town’s Parks and Recreation Board and Land Asset Management Task Force as well as a member of the Board of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, serving as the Treasurer. Linda is a champion of a classical education and is delighted to be serving on the Board of the Lake Lure Classical Academy.




Mr. Mike Harrington, TeamCFA Representative
(704) 860-7390


Michael Harrington serves on the Lake Lure Classical Academy board of directors as a TeamCFA Representative. He was formerly the board President of Piedmont Community Charter School in Gastonia, NC, which is where Michael and his wife Kathryn reside. Michael is a former member of the NC General Assembly and a 35 year veteran in the industrial sales trade, currently employed as an Abrasives Specialist with the 3M Company.




Mr. Gary Kling, TeamCFA Representative

Gary Kling, is a TeamCFA Representative to the LLCA board.  He currently serves as a director
of the Burke County Board of Elections.  Mr. Kling is a retired Project/Sales Engineer and Residential Real Estate Broker.  He and his wife reside in Valdese, North Carolina.



Mr. Clint Calhoun, Board Member                                                                                             

(828)625-9983 ext. 502

Clint Calhoun is a native of Rutherford County and a 1992 graduate of R-S Central High School.He lives with hi
s wife, Chasitty near Rutherfordton. They have two boys,Cayden and Colby. Clint graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 1996 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He has worked in the Hickory Nut Gorge area for over 20 years as a naturalist, biologist, environmental educator, and resourcemanager. Clint is presently the Environmental Management Officer for the Town of Lake Lure. A 2008 alumnus of Leadership Rutherford, Clint is a Past President of the North Carolina Lake Management Society, current President of the Rutherford County Tourism Asset Foundation, and serves as a member of the Mountain Valleys RC&D Council. He has been actively serving on the LLCA Facilities and Curriculum Committees and is proud to be a Raptor parent.



Michael Frierman, Board Member

Michael Frierman is a senior level manager with over 17 years of demonstrated organizational leadership delivering innovation through big data predictive analytics in the Software and Financial Services industries.  He has a strongly collaborative leadership style focused on personalized support enabling people to achieve success both individually and as a team.  Michael earned a PhD in Economics from Purdue University as well as a Masters in Social Science from the University of Chicago after receiving a BS from UCLA.   Michael began his career in academics teaching Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Rutgers University before he transitioned to business.

Michael had the good fortune to begin telecommuting from his home office in Lake Lure more than two years ago.  Michael is a strong advocate of local education and believes that the entire Hickory Nut Gorge community is enriched by and will thrive only when its children and young adults are provided an opportunity to receive a rigorous education in a safe and encouraging learning environment.  Michael is an ardent believer in the importance of a strong and well-grounded education in critical thinking both for its own intrinsic value and as a means to enable people to achieve the potential they desire for themselves.

Since coming to Lake Lure Michael has had the opportunity to serve on the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation first as a board member, then as its Vice Chair and now as its Chairman.  The HNG Foundation’s mission is to enhance the Gorge community through its stewardship to grow and nurture the Foundation’s endowment fund and use the interest income to provide grants and awards to charitable organizations throughout the community.

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Mark Hamann, Board Member

Mark Hamann was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio.
He attended Whitmore High School. After graduation, he played baseball for the University of Toledo where he received his Bachelor’s of Education Degree. He received his Masters Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan.
Mark spent 32 years teaching history at the secondary level – 2 years for Whitmore in the Washington Local School District and 30 years for Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools in Perrysburg, Ohio. During his tenure Mark was honored in 1994 as Perrysburg Jr High’s Teacher of the Year. In 1996 he was the George Munger Teacher of the Year for the district. In 2009 he received the Perrysburg Education Association Teacher of the Year award. He was a state of Ohio Teacher of the Year nominee.
While at Perrysburg, Mark served as History Department Chair and served on various committees – Ohio Improvement Plan, North Central Steering Committee, Teaming Implementation Committee, and Personnel Committees.
He coached girls high school varsity fast pitch softball for 28 years. Honors include 14 league championships, 2 State Titles, and Coach of the Year several times. He is a NW Ohio Softball Association Hall of Fame Inductee.
Mark is gratified to have the opportunity to serve the Lake Lure community by continuing his life long commitment to the field of education.

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Please note: Our board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30pm, unless otherwise determined by the board