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A Family

Team

barbBarb

Prior to her retirement after 24 years with FedEx, Barb worked in sales, sales training, and project management. She gained valuable experience in how to listen to customers and understand their needs, then craft a personal solution to those needs. Barb's deliverable was always customer satisfaction, which led Barb to earn FedEx's prestigious "President's Club" award.

Barb has carried over that customer-centered focus into her volunteer work in the community. She has proudly served at The Free Clinics, The North Carolina Arboretum, on the Advisory Board of Catholic Social Services in Asheville and has led several projects at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville. In early 2017, Barb found out that her son was having difficulties managing his budget, and he complained that his SNAP benefits didn't cover some non-food necessities, like shampoo or toilet paper. Sadly, or feminine hygiene products. Troubled and puzzled, Barb gathered some caring friends and did some research on this issue. A  couple of months later, Project Dignity of Western North Carolina was created as a 501(c)3 non-profit to provide critically needed tampons and pads to women and girls in our area who are economically challenged, homeless, or victims of abuse. Now celebrating its third successful year, ProjectDignity of WNC reaches out to hundreds of women and girls to provide not only safe hygiene products, but also to boost and maintain the dignity of those whose health issues during "that time of the month" can keep them away from work or school.

To learn more about this great community resource (and how you can help) visit www.projectdignitywnc.com and like us on Facebook.

Barb's hard work as President and Founder of Project Dignity - along with her years-long battle against MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes) - has limited her from the day-to-day operation of Carolina Fiduciary Services.  But she's still a great partner!

tomTom

A graduate of Rhodes College in his hometown of Memphis, Tom's career included a successful commercial real estate practice before his recruitment to FedEx. As Manager of Corporate Real Estate at FedEx, Tom was responsible for the company's growing space needs, managing real estate transactions for over 200 properties, and instituting a program for saving several millions of dollars in occupancy costs. Tom earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM®) designation from the Realtors National Marketing Institute, a rigorous course of combined experience and study similar to an MBA. While Managing Director of FedEx Aviation Services, Tom created a team that produced over $1.5 billion in revenue and was responsible for an aviation parts inventory of over $100 million. His successful business approach earned Tom the FedEx "Five Star Award for Excellence" and has provided a sound business background for daily money management services. Tom's career at FedEx was capped by his selection to the FedEx Leadership Institute where he facilitated courses in leadership principles for FedEx managers around the world.

Tom's volunteer years here in Western North Carolina have included serving friendly meals to seniors during his regular Meals on Wheels route, as well as having served on the boards of The Free Clinics, the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Catholic Social Services. Both Tom and his wife Barb use spare time for birding, hiking, golf, and, of course, visiting grandchildren.

Bogey

Like his predecessor, the great "Max," our newest team member came to us from the Blue Ridge Humane Shelter a few years ago. Bogey has learned to "whisper" inside the house, doesn't chew on things that don't belong to him, and can fall asleep in our bed at the drop of a hat. In addition to the joy of riding along in our car, Bogey enjoys daily contact with the squirrels, birds, deer, and other wildlife that frequent his backyard domain.