Ryan Mayberry lives in the Bethlehem community with his wife Tracy and two children; Caroline and Connor. He is the owner of a Construction and Development Company that acquires, develops, and builds residential real estate. Mr. Mayberry graduated from Alexander Central High School and Appalachian State University. He attends First Baptist Church, is a NC Licensed General Contractor and a NC Real Estate Broker and is a member of the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association, the NC Homebuilders Association, and the National Association of Homebuilders. He has served on the Board of Directors of the NC Homebuilders Association and the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association and was the 2013 President of the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association.
Mr. Mayberry was first elected to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016.
Jeffrey Peal, originally from Ohio, has lived in the Ellendale Community since 2007. He is happily married to his wife Renee and together they have 3 children, Savannah, Baylee, and Elijah. Jeff and his family are active members of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Hiddenite where he serves as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.
He is a graduate of River Local High School, West Liberty State College (undergrad), and Gardner-Webb University where he earned a Masters in School Administration and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Jeff retired from the State of North Carolina after a successful career including High School Teacher and Coach for 13 years, Principal and Assistant Principal for 7 years, and 9 years at the Alexander County Central Office serving as Executive Director of Human Resources, Associate Superintendent, and Interim Superintendent for 9 years. He is currently employed as a Team Sales Representative for Cooks Incorporated and teaches in the Masters and Doctoral Program at Gardner-Webb.
Jeff was elected to his first 4-year term to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners on November 8, 2016.
Ronnie Reese and his wife Vilas reside in the Wittenburg Community. They have 3 children, son Matthew and wife Ashley, daughters Marissa and husband Mark Austin, and Mikayla and husband Dustin Wilson. Grandchildren include McCray, Makenna, and MaKensley Austin, Victoria Reese, and Rhett Wilson.
Ronnie is a lifelong resident of Alexander County and has worked with Allstate Insurance Company in the Claims Department since 1987. He served 8 years on the Alexander County Board of Education which included 8 years on the Budget Committee and 2 years as Chairman. He has also served on numerous county committees. Ronnie and Vilas attend Macedonia Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir Member.
Ronnie was elected to serve his first term as County Commissioner on November 4, 2014. He will hold the position of Chairman for 2018.