Meet the Team

Gary Kooper, Chief Executive Officer

Gary Kooper

Chief Executive Officer

Gary brings with him 34 years in the Industrial and Consumer packaging industry leading multiple world class business functions and teams. Gary most recently was CEO of OMV Technologies, Manufacturers of extruders, thermoformers, and tooling. OMV specializes in closed loop turnkey systems with 60 Years of experience in the plastics industry.

Prior to his CEO role with OMV, Gary worked with one of the largest packaging companies in the world. Throughout his tenure, Gary and his teams were able to bring about world-class operational improvements as well as meet the needs of the most demanding consumer and industrial packaging organizations in the world.

His experience ranges from safety, quality, supply chain, procurement, training and development, and operational excellence.

Gary is active in the community with volunteering for St. Anthony Catholic Church and School, Cypress Adventures, Coker University, Living Proof, and Pee Dee Hearing.

Gary and his wife Teri live in Florence.

Hal Cummings, Chief Financial Officer

Hal Cummings

Chief Financial Officer

Hal joined the team in March 2023. He grew up in Washington, DC and earned a BA from The University of the South, Sewanee, an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University, and an MS in Accounting from University of Memphis. He spent over three decades with Sonoco Products Company, a Fortune 500 global manufacturing company based in Hartsville, SC and retired as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at the end of 2022. He has been married to his wife, Missy, since 1991 and they have two children, Will and Ellie, and their dog Hopkins. Hal and his wife enjoy volunteering for various non-profit organizations, as well as spending time with family, friends, and in the great outdoors hiking, rafting, and in various sports.

Frank Jones, Operations Manager

Frank Jones

Operations Manager

Frank joined the team in January of 2023. He graduated from Holiday Inn University in June of 1989. He brings 34 years of hospitality and construction experience. Frank enjoys being active in his community. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing, playing beach volleyball, and going on cruises with friends and family. He is married to his wife, Melissa, of 32 years, has one daughter, Tyler Renee, and a chocolate lab named Hunter.

Meredith Mahon, Property Manager.

Meredith Mahon

Property Manager

Meredith joined the team in March 2021 and obtained her SC Property Management License shortly after. She is a Florence native, only leaving to attend Clemson University, where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She enjoys getting to know the residents at Chandler Pointe and finding ways to make our community the best it can be. Outside of work, Meredith enjoys reading, pulling for her Clemson Tigers, and spending time with her family.

Kenny Bernal, Maintenance Technician

Kenny Bernal

Maintenance Technician

Kenny joined our team in October of 2021 as the Maintenance Technician. He was born in Connecticut and moved to South Carolina in 2001. He enjoys helping our residents with any issues they may have and has a heart for our furry residents too. In his spare time, Ken enjoys hunting and riding his motorcycles.