Board Members

Kevin Bunn

Charlie Thomas Futrell, II was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 29, 1971. He married his wife, Marla, on September 25, 1999 and they have three children: Trace, Liza, and Mary Kate. Charlie and Marla moved to Raleigh in 1999 and that is when he first met Steve. Charlie and he worked together for three years at McDonald-York Construction. They both left the company in 2002; Charlie went into sales and Steve, of course, started building custom homes. Premier Building Company was Charlie’s best customer during the five years he sold building materials. His friendship with Steve grew each and every day. Charlie treated Steve like he was a brother and Steve did the same. Charlie knows there will always be a tremendous void in his life since Steve’s passing and he started the Foundation to continue helping people in the way Steve did. He says the Foundation helps fill that void for him.

Jennifer Kirby Fincher graduated from Methodist College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She subsequently obtained a law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. While working as an attorney in Fayetteville, Jennifer met Sean Fincher, Steve’s brother, and they were married in 2010. Jennifer is a solo practitioner focusing on real estate, contracts, business formation, and estate planning and administration. She and Sean reside in Fayetteville with Sean’s sons, Drew and Scott.

Sean Fincher has been a resident of Fayetteville since 1975. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a B.A. in Industrial Relations. Sean has been a Nationwide Insurance Agent since 1996 and currently has four offices in Cumberland and Sampson Counties. Sean resides in Fayetteville with his wife, Jennifer, and his two sons, Drew and Scott.

Dean Holzinger was born in Ft. Devens, MA on October 10, 1970. He and his wife, Gretchen, and their two girls, Meghan and Macie live in Fayetteville, NC. Dean proudly served in the U.S. Army beginning in 1990 and was stationed at Ft Bragg in 1992. He was honorably discharged in 1999 and continues to support our troops through a number of organizations and outreach programs. He has been the President of King Signs since 2001.

Jay Johnson attended Appalachian State University where he majored in Business Management in Insurance and Finance.  He has been the President of JSJ Builders, Inc. since 2003.  Jay met Steve in 2000 considered him a friend from the first time they met.

Jay says that Steve was always genuinely interested in what he was doing from conversation about his building company to his family.  Steve always made him laugh.

Jay and his wife, Nancy, reside in Fayetteville with their children, Yates and Hannah.

Nancy Johnson works with her husband, Jay, as Planning and Design Manager at JSJ Builders, Inc. She enjoys coordinating all speculative housing selections and meeting with design vendors to make selections.

Faye Knauss Dr. Faye A. Knauss was born in Windom, Minnesota and raised in a family of public school educators.  Graduating with a BS from Appalachian State University, Faye earned her PsyD from California Institute of Integral Studies after pre-doctoral work at the Transplant Center of the University of North Carolina Medical Center and John Umstead Hospital then practiced as a Clinical Associate at Duke University Medical Center.  She now lives in Fayetteville with her family, husband David & daughters Autry & Berkeley, and serves the Fayetteville community in her own private practice as a Clinical Psychologist.

Raising two daughters, Faye strongly advocates for the enrichment of math and science, specifically in public schools, and looks for every opportunity to advance that cause.   She’s proud and honored to join the Foundation.

Jimmy Maher

Jimmy Mask was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on November 28, 1965. He married his wife, Cathy, on August 24, 1991 and they have two children: Kylie and Ian. Jimmy graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education in 1989 and with a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Supervision in 2001. Jimmy taught Economic, Legal and Political Systems and coached boys’ and girls’ soccer at Terry Sanford High School from 1990 until 2001. He is currently serving as the principal of VanStory Hills Elementary School in Fayetteville. Jimmy has known Sean since their Little League baseball days and was honored and humbled by the invitation to be a part of the Fincher Foundation and to help further its mission.

Lindsay Sarff is a native of Fayetteville, NC, where she lives with her husband, Justin. They recently welcomed their first child into the world in April 2019. Lindsay graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She later obtained a Masters in School Administration from Fayetteville State University. She has served in the Cumberland County Schools system since 2011 as an educator and Assistant Principal, and has a strong passion for providing 21st century educational opportunities to all students.

Dr. Allison Violette serves as Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction with Cumberland County Schools. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Cal.