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Board of Directors
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General Manager
Spouse:  Peggy
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4535
Email:  mstanley@surry.net

BIO: Mike Stanley is the current general manager at Surry Telephone Membership Corp. Mike began at STMC as a central office switchman in 1969. Just four years later, he was promoted to central office supervisor, then became plant/engineering manager in 1977 and general manager in 1983.

Mike is the company's ambassador to universal communications, having served on the National Telephone Cooperative Association Futures Committee and Wireless Committee, as well as the board of the North Carolina Telecommunications Industry Association, where he has been both vice president and president. He is a former member of the Carolina/Virginia Telephone Association.

Mike graduated from Surry Central High School and entered the Army joining the Signal Corps in 1966. There he worked with modern communications equipment during the Vietnam War Era.

Mike and his wife Peggy reside in Dobson.


Chief Technical Officer
Spouse:  Jan
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4537
Email:  ctaylor@surry.net

BIO: Curtis Taylor is the Chief Technical Officer at Surry Telephone Membership Corp. He started work at Surry in June of 1981 training with each of the different departments. After training, he became Central office Engineer and supervisor. In 1983, Curtis became Chief Engineer with responsibilities for all company engineering activities. In 2004, he became Plant and Engineering Manager.

Curtis has served as a member of the North Carolina Telecommunications Industry Associations Network Operations Committee for 20 years. He is also a member of the Surry County Planning Board, and a former member of the Surry County Natural Resources Committee.

Curtis lives in the Beulah Community of Surry County with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Old Dominion University in May of 1981 with a Civil Engineering Degree.


Chief Operating Officer
Spouse:  Marc
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4517
Email:  ahanson@surry.net

BIO: Amy Hanson is the current Chief Operating Officer for Surry Telephone Membership Corp. Her responsibilities include supervising and handling all commercial and financial duties of the co-op (Surry Telephone Membership Corp.) and the CLEC(Surry Telecommunications, Inc.).

Amy has been with STMC since September 1991. Prior to her duties as Chief Operating Office, Amy held the position of Accounting Manager. Prior to that she worked at STMC as a Customer Service Rep. Amy is the current President of the Carolinas-Virginias RUS Accountants Association and President of The Data Center Committee. She is also a member of the North Carolina Telephone Industry Co-op Association Business Operations Committee.

Amy graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Administration with a concentration in Business Law and Finance. She
currently resides in Dobson with her husband, Marc and son, Reece.


Marketing Manager
Spouse:  Paul
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4524
Email address:  msenter@surry.net

BIO: Melanie Senter, Marketing Manager for Surry Telephone, has been with the company since 1995. Her job focuses on the research and financial analysis of new products and services and the marketing of existing service to the companies 16,000+ subscribers.   Melanie has been involved with the introduction of many new products/services that include Surry DSL, Service Bundling, Enhanced Voice Mail, and CLEC launch.

Melanie holds a bachelor's degree in Human Services from Gardner Webb University.   She is an active member with the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, a member of PRNet and NCTCC Marketing/PR Committee.  

Melanie is married and has one daughter. She resides in the Zephyr exchange.  


Commercial Manager
Spouse:  Ray
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4510
Email address:  brgoad@surry.net          

BIO: Brenda Goad is the commercial manager at Surry Telephone Membership Corp.

She has been in this position since November 1998. Prior to this, she worked in the customer service department. Brenda has 23 years experience in customer service in the utility industry.

Brenda currently serves on The Data Center Committee and on the board of Continuing Education with Surry Community College.

Brenda and her husband Ray reside in the Level Cross exchange. They have one daughter, Jill.


Engineering Manager
Spouse:  Stacia
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4546
Email address:  rcparker@surry.net

BIO: Richie Parker is the Chief Engineer for Surry Telephone Membership Corp.   He has served in the company's engineering department since May 1991.   While completing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology at Surry Community College, Richie worked part-time as a draftsman and engineer's assistant.   Richie continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   He continued to aid the company during summers and Christmas holidays.   After graduating Cum Laude from the William States Lee College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Richie was hired as a full time employee for Surry Telephone Membership Corp.   As a Staff Engineer, Richie continued to gain working knowledge of the company and its operations.   In February 2004, Richie assumed the responsibilities of his current position.  

Richie is a permanent member of the Safety Committee for Surry Telephone Membership Corp.   Richie is STMC's representative member on the NCTIA Outside Plant and Engineering Committee.   He has volunteered many hours at local schools for tutoring, career fairs, student shadowing, and science fair judging.

Richie lives in Yadkinville with his wife, Stacia Heifrin Parker and daughter Salem.


Plant Manager



Network Manager
Spouse:  Jennifer
Office Phone:  (336) 374-4589
Email address:  surrynet@surry.net

BIO:Joel Graham serves as the Network Manager for Surry Telephone Membership Corp. With over 13 years of networking experience, Joel brings a depth of knowledge to the Surry team that has allowed Surry to remain at the forefront of the telecommunications technology. His seven year tenure at
Surry Telephone has been marked by the successful growth of technologies
including high speed Internet, competitive local services to Dobson.
Joel is Cisco CCNA Certified.

Joel received a Masters in Pastorial Studies from Piedmont Baptist College
in Winston Salem, NC. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and
their six children where they reside in Elkin.