Charlyn Hancock Staubes grew up Saluda County, graduating from Saluda High School in 1966. A 1970 graduate of Winthrop University, she earned BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. She was in the first wave of South Carolina educators certified to teach kindergarten which was being introduced into public schools. She moved to Charleston in 1971 and raised her family, Keller and Katie. In 1991 she received her MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of Charleston.
Returning to Saluda in 1999, she taught at Hollywood Elementary School and Saluda Primary School. In 2014, she retired from Saluda School District. Charlyn is active in community events and currently serves as president of Saluda County Historical Society. She is the proud grandmother of Emmalyn and Tripp.
Charlyn is honored to help bring Don’s dream of The Charlie Foundation into reality.
A native of Saluda and a 1973 graduate of Saluda High School, Ann Hancock Coker resides in Greenwood, SC. She received her BS degree in Elementary Education in 1976 and Masters of Education degree in 1988 from Lander University. Ann taught 30 years in public schools, 16 years in McCormick School District and 14 years in Greenwood School District 50. After retiring in 2006, she continued in the education field for 8 years as an instructional assistant.
Ann is active in the community as a school volunteer and as a member of Friends of Healthy Learners. Ann and her husband Richard are active members of Tranquil United Methodist Church where Ann serves on various committees and is a member of the Tranquil Ringers.
Married since 1985, Ann and Richard have two sons and 2 grandchildren. They enjoy family time and doing home improvement projects.
Ann is excited to be on the Board of Directors of her brother's foundation.
Alan Metts was raised in Saluda County. He graduated from W. Wyman King Academy in 1981 and from the University of South Carolina in 1985 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. In 1988, Alan married LeeAnn DeLoache, a 1983 graduate of Saluda High School and a 1987 graduate of Clemson University. Alan and LeeAnn lived in North Augusta for eighteen years. In 2005, they moved home to Saluda with their four children—Ryan, Catherine, Micah, and Paul.
Alan worked as a videographer at WJBF News Channel 6 in Augusta, Georgia, and as an industrial videographer and photographer at Thermal Ceramics in Augusta. Since 2003, he has been self-employed as a legal videographer, videotaping depositions across the state. He also videotapes weddings and other occasions.
Alan’s paternal grandmother, Lettie Mae Hancock Metts, and Don’s father, Ernest Hancock, were siblings. Alan is excited about the opportunities that The Charlie Foundation will bring to Saluda County residents.
As a native of Charleston, SC, V. Keller Staubes, Jr. is a graduate of Sea Island Academy and completed his BA degree in Business and Economics from Warren Wilson College. Keller spent time in the banking industry before focusing his career as a real estate investor. He owns and manages multiple personal and commercial properties in the Charleston area.
Keller has been active in community involvement, spending four years as a firefighter with the Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Department and several years organizing the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat. He served as a board member on Ducks Unlimited, the Town of Kiawah Island and the Kiawah Island Community Association. Keller also served as President of the Stiles Point Plantation HOA.
He is a proud father of two children – Emmalyn, 7, and Tripp, 2.
As nephew to Don Hancock, Keller is thrilled to be involved in the opportunities The Charlie Foundation will bring to the future of Saluda County.
Born and raised in Charleston, SC Katie Staubes Baturin attended Charleston Southern University, earning a BA degree in Communications with an emphasis in Theater. While at CSU she was a production assistant with CBS, Channel 5 News. Her passion for Film/TV continued to grow leading her to Florida where she was a marketing consultant with Clear Channel in Miami and spent nearly a decade with The Home Shopping Network (HSN) as an on air model and spokesperson in St. Petersburg, FL.
Katie is currently a brand and marketing strategist who partners with CEOs, executives, and small business owners to grow their personal and professional brands.
Katie is married to her college sweetheart, Ricky and resides in Charleston.
As a proud niece to Don Hancock, Katie is honored to be involved in the positive changes that The Charlie Foundation will have in the community of Saluda County.
Justin M. Coker is a 2005 graduate of Emerald High School and resides in Greenwood, SC. He attended Piedmont Technical College, focusing on automotive mechanics. He is a technician at B&F Small Engines in Greenwood, SC. Justin is proud to be a board member of his uncle's foundation.
Tyler R. Coker is a 2008 graduate of Emerald High School. He resides in Greenwood, SC with his wife Rebecca and their two children, Nolan and Beckett. Tyler earned a BS degree in Human Services from Columbia College and a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from WGU. He is Intake Coordinator at Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood. Tyler is excited to be a board member on his uncle's foundation.