preserving the history and improving the future of Christ School

Alumni Council


The Alumni Council is an important group of volunteer leaders who take on a variety of important projects at Christ School. In addition to the planning for Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Council works on the Alumni Awards, the Legacy Scholarship, the Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Teacher and Staff of the Year Award. Christ School is truly grateful for all the ways in which the Alumni Council strengthens the ties between alumni and the school.

Alumni Council Mission Statement

The Christ School Alumni Council is committed to preserving the history and improving the future of Christ School by promoting sincere connections among former students. The Council will work to engage alumni in the school’s philosophy that balances academicsspiritual lifeathleticsleadership development and a direct understanding of work’s dignity. By encouraging alumni participation, organizing events and frequently communicating with the school’s former students, Council members will build on more than 100 years of experiences and values shared by the Christ School brotherhood.

Mr. Richard E. Haake '87 - President

  • Richard Haake graduated from Christ School in 1987. He received a BA in History from Kennesaw State University. He has a Culinary Arts Degree from New England Culinary Institute. He was successful Executive Chef in Napa Valley for 20 years leading the Kitchen at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cakebread Cellars.  He currently works as hospitality recruiter in Asheville for TalentServed. He is married to Virginia Jordan Haake and have a son, Bo, who plans on being a future Greenie, class of '31. 

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Mr. Sean C. Scott '08 - Vice President

  • Sean Scott graduated from Christ School in 2008. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he works as Community Sales Lead for WeWork. Sean graduated from High Point University in 2012 and has extensive experience in finance, account management, and non-profit work.

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Mr. Thomas E. Beck '69

  • One would think that fifty years is plenty long enough to get over high school. For me that hasn’t been the case. I still get goose bumps driving to campus to watch a ball game. I smile every time I see a Christ School sticker on a car, and believe me, there are many more than there used to be. Maybe it’s because my son graduated from Christ School in ‘07. Maybe it’s because my grandson shows so much interest in the school. Maybe it’s because of all the years I have served on the Alumni Council. Perhaps it’s because of all the effort I have enjoyed keeping my brothers from the class of ‘69 close. And maybe it’s just because Christ School is an incredible blessing God chose to give me many years ago. He wanted the school and my experience with it to be special and life changing and He never changes.

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Tyler Riggins '05

  • Tyler Riggins graduated from Christ School in 2005. He attended Appalachian State University and graduated in 2009 with a BS in Health Promotion. After graduating, Tyler moved back home to Charlotte, NC, where he currently enjoys  a career as a sales rep in the construction industry. Married in 2017 to Meredith Trusty Riggins, they welcomed their first child, Corinne ("Coco") in June 2019.   

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Mr. Denis R. de St. Aubin, Jr. '13 

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Mr. Gary E. Chambers '67

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Mr. Charles K. Luce '16

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Mr. Thomas C. Lynch '14

  • Thomas Lynch graduated from Christ School in 2014. He went on to receive his BA in English from Wofford College. Thomas currently lives in Greenville SC, working as a regional sales rep for the automotive packaging company Orbis Corporation. He also serves as a class agent for the Class of 2014.

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Mr. Richard Ryan Montague '96

  • Richard Ryan Montague '96 attended Mars Hill College before graduating from the North American Institute of Aviation (NAIA). He received his Airframe and Powerplant ratings and later became a teacher at NAIA. Ryan opened his own business, Ryan Airplane Company,  where he focuses on rebuilding, maintaining, and restoring antique and warbird aircraft.  He has also worked for North American Top Gun and Snodgrass Airshows, traveling the country to help maintain aircraft fleets. Ryan lives in Spruce Pine, NC, where he maintains his aircraft business while helping out with the family business (Spruce Pine Mica Company).

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Mr.  Josh Whitney '09

  • Josh Whitney graduated from Christ School in 2009. He attended Wofford College and graduated with a BA in Business Economics. Josh went to work for BB&T as a Branch Banker after graduating from Wofford in 2013. Josh currently lives in Charlotte, NC, where he works for BB&T’s Middle Market banking team as a Commercial Client Specialist.

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Mr. R. Andrew King, Jr. '82, P'19

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Mr. William E. King, Jr. '75, P'08

  • Willie King is a graduate of the Class of 1975 and has faithfully served as their class agent for the last 45 years.  A former member of the Christ School Board of Trustees and a former Bill Sewell Service and Loyalty Award Winner, Willie has been a tireless supporter in many projects at Christ School. He attended Mercer University and The University of Mississippi and graduated with a BA in Business Administration in 1979. In 1981 he moved back to his hometown of Bristol, TN, where he opened his eponymous men’s haberdashery, Wm King Clothiers, and will be celebrating his 40th year in business next year. 

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Mr. George S. Bitter '00

  • George Bitter graduated from Christ School in 2000. He currently lives in Atlanta and works for Rockefeller Capital Management as a Vice President-Analyst. Prior to his time at Rockefeller, George spent the majority of his career in investment banking and government contracting George earned an IMBA from the University of South Carolina and completed his undergraduate work at Sewanee. In his spare time, George enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends.
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Mr. Adam E. Willis '01

  • Adam Willis graduated from Christ School in 2001. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales at Nolan Transportation Group and has worked in sales, brokerage, and logistics. Adam graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2005 and lives in Hickory, NC.

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Mr. David T. Shainberg '18

  • David Shainberg graduated from Christ School in 2018. A native of the Asheville area, David is in his second year at Emory University and majoring in Finance and Finance Management Services. At Emory, David serves as Chaplain of Sigma Nu Fraternity and is the Vice President of the Emory AIPAC.

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Mr. Kyle Luce '16

  • Kyle Luce graduated from Christ School in 2016. During his time as a Greenie, he played Varsity Tennis, acted in the theatre program, and was involved in various community service projects. After graduating from Christ School, he attended Millsaps College, where he was a member of the tennis team for two years. After two years at Millsaps, he returned home to study at Birmingham- Southern College, where he is currently majoring in Businesses Administration. He is looking forward to his first year on the Alumni Council. 

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Mr. Thomas Beard '12

  • Thomas Beard graduated from Christ School in 2012. He currently serves as a Brokerage Associate for Colliers International in Columbia, SC, where he also attended the University of South Carolina. Thomas majored in economics and graduated from USC in 2016. Thomas is a third generation Greenie, along with his grandfather, uncle, and cousin.

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Mr. Brian P. Hayes '90

  • Brian Hayes graduated from Christ School in 1990. He currently lives in Fletcher and works as a contract pilot flying out of Asheville Regional Airport. Brian retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a UH-60 Blackhawk instructor pilot.  He is father to four daughters and one son and has three granddaughters. Brian enjoys hiking, camping, working out, and traveling in his spare time.