2017 Board of Directors

Miss Laura and The Govenor
Miss Laura and The Govenor

Laura Gaddis awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by the governor for extraordinary service to the state. On Monday May 9th 2016, Laura Gaddis, Guardian Angel founder and CEO, was presented the award by NC Governor Pat McCrory for her undying pursuit to fund Alzheimer’s Research and Respite Care within the state of North Carolina. About 200 people were on hand for the award presentation at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh including family, friends, co-workers, dignitaries and Alzheimer’s research scientists who have benefited from funds generated by Guardian Angel Thrift. Miss Laura joins an elite roster of those who have received the award, including: Andy Griffith, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Rev. Billy Graham, Maya Angelo, Dale Earnhardt and more. Congratulations Miss Laura! You are a daily inspiration to us all!


Founder/President, Guardian Angel Thrift

Nelsa Cox

Vice President, Guardian Angel Thrift
Horticulturalist, The Garden Hut

Chris Holmes

Treasurer, Guardian Angel Thrift
Personal Banker

Shari G. Stocks

Secretary/Operations Manager, Guardian Angel Thrift

David Gaddis

President/CEO, G-Global Protection Solutions Inc.

Craig Metcalf

President, Metcalf Painting and Interiors

Lisa M. Schreiner

Attorney, Stam & Danchi, PLLC

James W. (Billy) Smith

Retired, Progress Energy/Duke Power