Board of Directors
Casey Worley, Board President
Casey is a Floyd County native and is currently a TV Production Teacher at Radford High School. He holds a BA in Theatre from King University and an MA in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. Casey currently serves on the board of the Floyd Community Theatre Guild. Casey loves working with young adults and children and watching them grow and understand their creativity. Casey has been the board president for the June Bug Center for the last two years. He looks forward to the changes that are being initiated this year and the new programs that are being offered. Although Casey stays busy working in the arts, in his free time you can usually find him outside camping, hiking or coaching soccer.
Mindy DeCesar, Board Secretary
Mindy has been involved with Floyd JAMS (Junior Appalachian Musicians) since 2011, helping the program get started, then as an instructor, board member, grant writer, and liaison to the program's sponsor organizations. In 2015 the June Bug Center agreed to make Floyd JAMS a program of the Center and she joined the June Bug Center board. With the support and leadership of the June Bug staff, Floyd JAMS has continued to grow and to provide instruction in old time music and traditions in a positive after-school environment.
Loretta Gibson, Board Treasurer
Loretta lives and works in the Floyd area and has been in Business Management for over 30 years. She holds a degree in Business Management from ECPI. Loretta has been associated with the June Bug Center since the day it was founded. Loretta enjoys being part of the Floyd community, loves to read and take walks. She enjoys her time with her grandchildren and her little dogs.
Dr. John F. Wheeler
John has been in public education in Virginia his entire 27 year career. He has taught or has been in an instructional leadership position in elementary, middle, and high school as well as at the college and graduate school level in Community Colleges and Universities. John has taught many levels of mathematics, business and computer technology classes, and college level courses on researching assessments. He loves the outdoors; fishing hiking, camping, and hanging with his family. Food, cooking, and eating is also another favorite past time of John and his family.
Swede is a retired environmental woodworker who learned his trade in Scotland in the 70's. He has earned many awards for his beautiful designs and details. He is one of the original founders of The June Bug Center. He is an active philanthropist, horse enthusiast and enjoys traveling abroad. He is passionate about agriculture and herbal medicines.
Pat has lived in Floyd County for 30 years, moving to Floyd in her 20’s to have a rural life closer to nature. She lives on her 48-acre homestead on the Little River in Floyd and enjoys gardening, walks, music, dance in town and all the people and nature of Floyd. She loves networking and helping make things happen in her community. Awarded the Business Leader of the Year by the Floyd Chamber of Commerce in 2015, she has served on numerous non-profit boards including the Jacksonville Center for the Arts (now Floyd Center for the Arts) and the Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine. She presently serves on the Board of Directors for SustainFloyd and Crooked Road and serves on the Marketing Committee for the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. An earth “rock” lover, she has owned Earth Dance Gems & Jewelry almost forever and presently works as the first Floyd County Tourism Director.
Linda graduated with a Communication degree from Virginia Tech. She and her family have lived on their 23 acre Christmas Tree Farm on a ridge top in Floyd County for 32 years. Linda is a newly elected member of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors, representing the Little River District. She volunteers with the local schools and is a videographer for the Lady Buffs Varsity basketball team. She loves hiking, kayaking, photography and spending time with her family.
Darleen Baker raised her family in Floyd County and has recently returned after obtaining graduate and undergraduate degrees from Virginia Tech. She is also retired from VT, with a background in Program Development & Management, Grants, Education & Outreach, Marketing and Public Relations.
Chris was born and raised in Floyd County and is the Controller at Citizens Telephone, where he has worked the past 19 years. He graduated from Radford University in 1997 with a degree in Accounting. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for Healthy Floyd and the Jacksonville Burial Ground, as well as a Commissioner on the Town of Floyd Planning Commission. He is also the Boy's Middle School Basketball coach and enjoys playing golf, reading, being outside, and spending time with family and friends in his free time