WEB Executive Director (President of Corporation)
Shannon Truss brings experience in homeschooling, non-profits and the business world to WEB. A mother to three daughters, Shannon has experience with multiple educational systems. Her daughters attended a public Montessori school and Lockeland Design Center before becoming homeschooled middle schoolers. Prior to homeschooling, Shannon worked at Asurion, Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and Rejoice Ministries. Her experience with project management, business development and volunteer management have given her the skills to see her vision for WEB come to fruition.
Bobby started recycling collection in the early 1990s in Knoxville, Tennessee, to pay the bills while finishing the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee with a BA degree. After almost 10 years in architecture, Bobby decided to strike out on his own in 2002 and fell back into recycling, again to pay the bills. Bobby’s approach was, and still is, to provide the best service, to collect everything that can be recycled by local processors, and to make it as convenient as possible. The timing was right, and his convenient collection service took off. Bobby’s company, EarthSavers, LLC, offers two-stream, co-mingled recycling of paper, cardboard, plastics #1-7, Styrofoam, and metal food cans with bagged co-mingled colors of bottle and jar glass. Compost collection is the next step. Bobby is married to Melanee Goodpasture Bandy since 1990 and has two children.
(Secretary of Corporation)
Meredith’s teaching career began in 1994 after graduating from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught second and third grade in Baltimore, Maryland for four years and developed an Ecology Club for fifth graders to explore the nearby Chesapeake Bay. In 1998, she left Baltimore to deepen her understanding of science teaching and pursue a Masters degree in Science Education at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Since graduating, she has taught third grade, served as the Nursery Director at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee and become a certified Montessori teacher of Lower
Elementary students through the North American Montessori Center. After teaching at Holy Trinity Montessori for the past two years, Meredith is now leading a bi-weekly Montessori-based tutorial for homeschooled children ages five through nine.
Becky has a Masters of Accounting from the Massey School of Business at Belmont University and holds an (inactive) CPA license from the State of Tennessee. She worked as an accountant in both the public and private sectors for over 10 years before staying at home. Becky's daughter will enter 8th grade next year at WEB and her son who has autism who will be a 6th grader next year at JT Moore. In addition to homeschooling, Becky has completed the Volunteer Advocacy Program at Vanderbilt and volunteers an advocate, helping children with special needs and their families as they work with their school systems. She also uses her accounting expertise to help WEB set up and maintain the accounting system and tax compliance.
Amy is a life long member of WEB's host community, Dalewood United Methodist Church. Her roles at DUMC have included everything from nursery worker to interim youth director and most recently chair of the Trustees. Amy's children are grown and have flown the nest, but they too were raised at DUMC. Amy says that Dalewood has seen many people come and go over the years, but are most excited to be able to share the church with WEB. What a wonderful asset not only to us but to the community as a whole. When not at church, Amy takes care of my 91 year old mother and works full time for Tennessee Oncology.