Coffee Bunker Board of Directors

Mr. Steve Lehto (USN), Board President

Steve is a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1970-1974. His sea duty was aboard the George C. Marshall SSBN 654.

Born in Washington State and raised in Oregon, Steve graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree in social science and then added a year at the University of Southern California to receive a Food Industry Management 5th year Certificate.

With 48 career years in the food industry, Steve’s last job before working at the Food Bank was as the EVP and Chief Operating Officer with Reasors in Northeastern Oklahoma. While at Reasors, Steve also served on the board of the Food Bank for over five years. Steve joined the staff of the Food Bank in September 2015, as the Rural Hunger and Veterans Outreach Manager. He is currently involved with research about rural hunger issues and providing support to the Coffee Bunker and Veterans Treatment Court.

Steve has been married to his wife Carol for 34 years. They have three grown children; Joshua, Robin and Kelsey, who is a sergeant in the Army stationed at Fort Sill. Steve is a bicyclist and enjoys fly fishing. Steve’s father was a WWII veteran. With that family history, Steve’s service to veterans became personal. The more he researched the needs of returning veterans, the more he knew he needed to “answer the call.”

Mr. Chris Mayer (USAF), Board Vice President

Chris Mayer PhotoChris Mayer is an U.S. Air Force Veteran serving from 2004–2010. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Bellevue University in 2009 and an MBA in Accounting from Friends University in 2012.  He is currently a Senior Tax Accountant for HoganTaylor, LLP.

Chris has lived in Tulsa since the summer of 2014. He enjoys spending time on his family’s farm in Kansas and spending time with family and friends.  He has twin 10-year-olds Austin and Abagaiyl who currently live with their mother in Kansas.

Mr. Clifford Fisch, Secretary/Technology

Cliff Fisch became involved with the Coffee Bunker in 2015 through the TYPROS (Tulsa Young Professionals) board internship program and has continued to be involved with the Coffee Bunker ever since. He received his B.S. from the University of Tulsa in 2010 and currently holds a position with Gardner Denver Manufacturing. Cliff has lived in Tulsa since high school. He enjoys working on vintage cars and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

Ms. Elizabeth Rabe, Treasurer

Dr. Michael Horton (USAF), Executive Director

Dr. Michael Horton (USAF) is the Executive Director of the Coffee Bunker. We was previously a partner with Blue Brook Consulting, specializing in training interventions and performance coaching. He teaches organizational and educational psychology and guides doctoral dissertation research.

Dr. Horton is a member of the Association for Talent Development, Toastmasters International, The Society for Teaching Psychology, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He serves as a Watch D.O.G. for Northwood Elementary in Piedmont, OK, as a mentor for the Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court. He works through a group with Tulsa Community Services Council studying researching the issue of moral/soul injury and how to help veterans and their families address the injury.

Dr. Horton lives in Tulsa with his wife Laurie, where he enjoys ballroom dancing, attending grandchildren’s activities, and a sometimes pressing writing schedule. See his books at www.gettothepointbooks.com

Col. Ray Knapp, USAF (Ret.), Active Military Outreach

ray knapp photoColonel Raymond F. Knapp last served as the Air Force Reserve Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System (DIMHRS) program manager, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon.  He retired in June 2010.

Colonel Knapp first enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1975 and was commissioned as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1980.  For over 34 years, he served in a variety of active duty, Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), reserve unit and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) positions.  In addition, he has performed special duty as a staff analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) and as the deputy team chief of the Headquarters European Command Military Liaison Team (MLT) for the Czech Ministry of Defense in Prague, Czech Republic, and as an analyst on the Headquarters Joint Cross Service Group for the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission.  His assignments included aircraft maintenance, missile operations, information management, personnel, finance and international relations at all levels from Wing to Major Command, Air Staff, Secretariat and Joint duty. Prior to returning to active duty in 1999, his civilian position was as an Advanced Business Analyst in the Human Resources Division of the Financial Industry Group at the corporate headquarters of Electronic Data Systems in Plano, Texas.

Now residing in Tulsa, OK, Colonel Knapp is an ordained Deacon serving as the Assistant to the Bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of Mid-America and at the Parish Church of St. Jerome in Brady Heights.

Ms. Stephanie Jones (USA), Employment Outreach

stephanie jones photoStephanie Jones is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1998 to 2004 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Stephanie is a native of Oklahoma.  While serving in the military she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Management concentration at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.  Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, she received her MBA from Murray State University in Murray, KY.  Stephanie returned to Oklahoma with her family in August of 2002.  She completed a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Administration at East Central University in Ada, OK.  Currently, she is working on her Doctorate in Business Administration at Liberty University in Project Management while working as a full-time instructor at Rogers State University.

Stephanie has four children and a stepson and currently resides with her spouse in Tulsa, OK.   When she is not doing school work, she loves to watch her kids participate in a variety of school activities.

Mrs. Nancy Goodman, Faith Outreach

Nancy GoodmanNancy Goodman is the mother of a USMC veteran and the daughter of a WWII veteran. She was raised in Tulsa and currently lives in Jenks with her husband Paul. Her grown children live in Jenks and Tahlequah. She’s trying to learn to fly fish and enjoys time with family and friends.

She received a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and an M.S. from the University of Oregon both in Speech-Language Pathology. Her primary interest was in the rehabilitation of strokes and head injuries. She has been a community volunteer focusing on activities with Jenks Public Schools, church, teen pregnancy, and veterans. She attends the monthly Warrior Partnership of Eastern Oklahoma meetings and the committee studying moral/soul injury.

She enjoys volunteering at the annual Standdown and she looks forward to helping veterans at the Coffee Bunker.