Meet the Board
Rebecca was born in 1948, brought up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Los Angeles in 1982 where I lived for 8 years.
She then moved to Miami where she her beloved husband, Jesse Small.
They moved to Beech Mtn. 16 years ago. They immediately became heavily involved in philanthropy in the High Country
Rebecca volunteers for various other charities including American Cancer Society and a home for abused and neglected children. She was introduced to HCC by Dr. Carol Berns. She immediately put her energies to building the “Children’s Wish List”. Her mission is to give children the childhood they deserve. Rebecca’s fundraising efforts supply our children with essentials for school and home. She is a kind, gracious, and giving person. We are lucky to have her as a HCC Board member.
Shelly J. Tarbutton
Shelley J. Tarbutton lives in Boone with her husband Kent. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. After Shelley’s mother Pauline had a stroke at age 91, Pauline moved into Shelley and Kent’s home, where she was cared for by them for two years. Shelley is currently a member of The Temple of the High Country and Bethelview Methodist Church. She has served as a board member of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Summer Festival. Shelley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering from VA Tech. She has worked extensively in the environmental field as a civil service employee for the Army and Defense Logistics Agency, as well as a contract engineer. She is presently an environmental engineering consultant with TAI (Tarbutton Associates). Her hobbies include gardening, exercising, and spending time with her elderly friends and her grandchildren.
Karyn Kennedy Herterich
A member of a South Florida 1920’s pioneer family, Karyn moved to Blowing Rock full time in 1996. While living in Florida she chaired the Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation for 30 years.
She is President of The Kennedy-Herterich Foundation, founded in 2016. The Foundation is actively involved in funding grants to High Country Non-Profits in addition to several in South Carolina.
Business interests: President and CEO of several privately held companies
In addition to being the Vice-President of High Country Caregivers, current Non Profit and Civic Board memberships include:
– ASU, Walker College of Business, Center for Entrepreneurship – Advistory Board (2 years)
– Christ School, Arden, NC – Board & Executive Committee (13 years)
– Blowing Rock Civic Association – Board Member (4 years)
– The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC – Board Member, The National Symphony Orchestra, National Trustees, North Carolina (20 years)
Karyn is married to German businessman, Dieter Herterich, They have one son, Morgan Kennedy Herterich, a daughter-in -law, Lauren and one grand daughter, Baylor Kennedy Herterich. The Herterichs’ divide their time between their homes in Blowing Rock and Charleston, SC. where their children reside.
Jerry & Margaret Moore
Jerry & Margaret Moore have been married for 59 years and lived in Boone since 1989. Jerry coached the Appalachian State Mountaineer football team for 24 years and Margaret taught school in Blowing Rock. Reaching out to the community has always been a part of their lives and serving on the Watauga County Caregivers board has given them the opportunity to though the lives of grandparents who need support in raising their grandchildren.
Paul M. DelMonico
Paul M. DelMonico is the President of the Board of the High Country Caregivers, a non profit serving caregivers in the high country. He attended Norwich University in Northfield, VT and graduated with a BS degree in Business and Marketing. Paul is a Vietnam Era Veteran, serving in the US Army as an office with the Army Security Agency from 1969 to 1971.
Paul’s professional career spans 40 years in the textile industry in marketing, design, product development and sourcing. Upon retiring in 2016, he founded DelMonico Group, LLC a contract consulting firm specializing in brand development with focus on textile products.
Paul lives in Blowing Rock, NC with his wife Jackie and his grand daughter Lily. He is father to a son, Jonathan, a daughter, Mary Katherine, and step father to Jackie’s two children, Courtney and Ryan. He is a member of the Saint Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock.
Paul’s compassion for children not living with their biological parents, but being raised by grand parents brought him to the HCC, as he is one of those grandparents raising a grandchild.