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Major Steve Mayer

COMMANDANT OF CADETS

steve.mayer@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 392-8613 Office

(256) 307-2450 Cell

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Education: Bachelor of Art in History, The Citadel 

Military Service: US Army

Hobbies: Working Out, Sports, Helping Stray Dogs

Quote: “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

Family: Married to Caroline (35 years), 3 Sons

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mrs. Vicki Wade

Assistant to the Commandant

Hometown: Camp Hill, AL

Education: graduate of Wadley High School

Military: supportive spouse of a 20 yr USAF MSgt, the late Jim Wade who also served as a LWMA TAC for 3.5 yrs.

Hobbies: reading and cooking

Quote: Romans 8:26

Family: She has two sons, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Started at Southern Prep: 2008

SGT Kenneth Nolen

Deputy Commandant /k-9 Liaison officer

Hometown: Lanett, AL

Education: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Allied American University

Military Service: 117th Field Artillery, 167th Infantry, AL ARNG, Sergeant, Artillery Cannon Crew-member/Joint Forward Observer, 2 combat deployments 1 humanitarian deployment.  

Hobbies: Firearm enthusiast, cooking, gardening, fishing, hiking, and video games

Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

Paul Robinson

TAC Officer – Bravo Company

Hometown: Sylacauga, AL 
Military Service: US Marine Corp. Law Enforcement 
Hobbies: Playing Music, drummer/bass 
Quote: “life without purpose, is not worth living!” 
Family: Wife and 3 children

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2019

SGT David Fuller

TAC Officer - Charlie Company

Hometown: Dadeville, AL

Education: DHS Graduate 1988 Various A’ Schools in Navy

Military: U.S. Navy, DesertStorm/Shield Vet, AIMD NAS Sigonella Sicily, HSL 34 Norfolk VA, Marine Corps Security Force

Hobbies: Fishing & spending time with Family

Quote: “For Every Action There Is A Reaction”

Family: Wife April, Son’s Dylan-USMC and Conner Senior at DHS, Daughters Hayden, Gracie and Brookly

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

 

SGT Kyle Kreiter

TAC Officer - Echo Company

Hometown: Franklin, WI

Education: High school degree from St Johns Northwestern Military Academy. Currently attending college part time.

Military Service: Wisconsin Army National Guard CAV Scout 32nd IBCT., Currently Intel Analyst 111th EOD Group Alabama Army National Guard

Hobbies: Playing, watching, and coaching soccer, baseball, going outside and shooting archery. 

Quote: “There is no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Colin Powell

Family: Older brothers, parents currently reside back in Wisconsin. 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

SGT Clay Scheirer

Weekend TAC Officer

clay.scheirer@southernprepacademy.org

Hometown: Homewood, AL 

Education: Criminology at Auburn University, Alabama Peace Officers Standards & Training Commission class 12-01, 10 years of law enforcement experience. Enrolled at Southern Union to obtain RN

Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Golf, Fishing, Being outdoors

Quote: “Don’t wait to be a great man, be a great boy.” – Ralph Shug Jordan

Family: Wife, two boys, and many four-legged children.

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2019

CPL SerKeith Huguley

TAC Officer - Weekends

Hometown: Lanett, AL

Education: William H. Shaw High School

Military Service: US Marine Corp 3432 Financial Technician 

Hobbies: Riding ATV’s, Hunting, Fishing, and cooking

Quote: “I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward.”- Tupac Shakur

Family: Engaged to Aleeshia Gates and 2 children Serkeith and Skylar 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Charles (Chuck) S. Webber

Activity Director

Hometown:Vicksburg, MI

Education: Alumni, Southern Preparatory Academy 1975-1977, Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Military Service: US Air Force Sargent, 1500 Computer Service Squadron, Scott Air Force Base

Hobbies: Shooting Sports, Flying

Quote: “Life is an adventure or it is nothing.” Helen Keller

Family: Wife Pamela 3 daughters- Veronica, Cassandra and Elise; 2 boys William and James

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

Alan Broom

Director of Properties and Facilities

alan.broom@southernprepacademy.org

Hometown: Alexander City, Alabama

Education: Central Alabama Community College and Auburn University at Montgomery Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing

Hobbies: Scouting, outdoors, mechanics

Quote: “Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.” Robert Baden-Powell

Family: wife, Christie, son Addison, daughter Allison

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Ms. Verlia Townsend

Laundry Presser

(256) 400-1336 Office

Hometown: Tallassee, AL

Hobbies: Cooking, caring for people, music, walking nature trials and studying trees

Family: 3 children and 4 grandchildren 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2016

Mrs. Cheryl Wade

Supply Officer

cheryl.wade@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 400-1336 Office

(334) 703-8437 Cell

Hometown: Macon, GA

Education: Applied Associate in Fine Arts and Associate in General Studies Arizona State University

Military Service: Supportive Wife of US Air Force Clint Wade, Mom of US Marine Corp

Hobbies: Horseback riding, photography, sewing, and gardening

Quote: “We live by the choices we make.” Llyod Rice

Family: Husband Clint, daughter Allyson, sons Christopher and Clay, grandchildren Joel and Celeste

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Joann Clifton

Dining Hall Manager

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Education: ESI Tech College

Hobbies: Target Shooting, hunting, cooking

Quote: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde      

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Ms. Wynetta F. Holley

Laundry Supervisor

(256) 400-1336 Office

Hometown: Lafayette, AL

Hobbies: Dancing, spending time with family, listening to music, and volunteering at church

Family: Children 2 boys and 2 girls, 4 grand children

Started Southern Prep Academy: 1995

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