Staff

Lina Martin, Marketing Director

Lina Martin, Marketing Director

Lina feels very blessed to be a part of the wonderful staff at the Real Life Center as Marketing Director.  She is responsible for marketing & branding activities, fundraising, donor development & social media strategies.  Lina has a BS in industrial engineering from Purdue University and has worked previously as a manufacturing manager at Intel Corporation in New Mexico.  Lina…

Matt Lowe, Volunteer Coordinator

Matt Lowe, Volunteer Coordinator

Matt serves as Volunteer Coordinator at the Real Life Center. Before joining our team, he served as a Family Pastor at a church where he ministered to children, students, and their families.  Matt grew up in Texas, and he then lived in the Nashville, Tennessee area for twelve years before moving to Georgia. Matt and his wife, Amy, have two small…

John Leake, Business Director

John Leake, Business Director

John began his association with RLC in 2012 as a volunteer and then as a staff member.  He returned to the organization in May, 2017.  John handles the financial and business aspects of the ministry, and he assists with other community and operational functions.  He has served in senior leadership positions of large and medium-sized companies since 1985, and he…

Steve Thomas, Orchard Coordinator/Operations Driver

Steve Thomas, Orchard Coordinator/Operations Driver

Steve Thomas serves part-time as Operations Driver and Orchard Coordinator.  In this capacity Steve supports the Center, both stores, and the Orchard. Steve has been self-employed since 1972, designing and building quality control gauging systems primarily for the food processing and can manufacturing industry.  Steve is also an active volunteer with the Orchard.  He helped with the planting of the Orchard, and…

Karen McLean, Client Care Coordinator

Karen McLean, Client Care Coordinator

A native Texan and a loyal Cowboy’s fan, Karen serves as our Client Care Coordinator.  She began her volunteer work at Real Life Center in 2009 and has sorted donations, helped in the clothing closet, assisted with administrative tasks,  conducted client followup phone calls and has served as an Assessment Counselor.  In her spare time, Karen loves gardening and spending time with family and friends.   Providing Necessities for Living,  Equipping People for…

Diana Guthrie, Fayetteville Store Manager

Diana Guthrie, Fayetteville Store Manager

Diana serves part-time as manager of the Fayetteville store.  She previously worked apparel and home and gift shows in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Diana has lived in Fayette County for 25 years.  She has a daughter, a son, and two granddaughters.  She is married to Howard Guthrie, and they attend Dogwood Church. Email: dguthrie@reallifecenter.org   Providing Necessities for Living,  Equipping People for LIFE