Chairman Richard Montgomery, a native of east Tennessee, was appointed to the Board of Parole in January, 2013. He was appointed Chairman in July of that year. He is a former state representative from Sevier County, serving in the General Assembly for 14 years (1998‐2012). Montgomery, a graduate of Hiawassee Junior College and the University of Tennessee, is retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was Operations Manager for UT‐Battelle for 27 years. He was elected and served 16 years on the Sevier County Board of Education, and served as Chairman for six years. He was recognized in 2012 with the Gordon Fee Leadership in Education Award, presented by the Tennessee Business Roundtable and was named as Legislative Official of the Year by the Tennessee School Board Association. The Tennessee Hospitality Association named him Legislator of the Year in 2010 and was he honored by the Tennessee County Officials Association as Legislator of the Year in 2002.
As a lawmaker, Montgomery served as Chairman of the House Education Committee and worked on other key committees during his term in office. He also served on several joint committees, including the Select Committee on Corrections Oversight, the Joint Lottery Scholarship Committee, the Joint Education Oversight Committee, the Joint Workers Compensation Committee and the Select Committee on Children and Youth.
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Richard Montgomery to be a member of the Board of Parole on January 9, 2013. Haslam appointed Mr. Montgomery to the post of Chairman on July 1, 2013. Since becoming Chairman of the Board of Parole, Montgomery has been appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Public Safety, the Governor's Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism and the Tennessee Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.
Zane Duncan, a native of Knoxville, is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Prior to his 2016 appointment to the parole board, he worked as Public Relations Manager for the R. J. Corman Group in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He has also served as an appraiser for the Knox County Property Assessor and worked in public affairs at the Air Transport Association in Washington, D. C. He volunteers as a youth basketball coach, and is a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.
Gary M. Faulcon
Gary M. Faulcon, a native of Tennessee, was appointed to the Board of Parole in October of 2013. He served as a member of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for 25 years. At MNPD, he was assigned to numerous divisions. Those assignments included: Background and Recruitment, Criminal Investigations Division, Vice Division, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T). Immediately prior to his appointment, he served as Metro’s Bomb Squad Commander. Mr. Faulcon received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in Public Service Management from Cumberland University.
Tim Gobble was appointed to the Board of Parole by Governor Bill Haslam in July of 2013. He started his career as a police officer in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1988. In 1989, he joined the United States Secret Service, where he worked as a special agent and supervisor from 1989-2004. While working with that organization, he was assigned to cities including Nashville, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga. From 2004-2006, he served as director of the Cleveland/Bradley County Emergency Management Agency. He was elected sheriff of Bradley County in 2006 and served in that post until 2010, when he ran for an open seat in the United States House of Representatives. Following that, he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. In April of 2011, he was appointed City Manager of East Ridge and served there until February of 2013. He rejoined the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as Interim Deputy Chief in February of 2013, and served in that capacity until his appointment to the Board of Parole. Gobble earned a bachelor's degree in Government and Public Administration from David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University) in 1986. He was re-appointed to the board in January of 2016.
Mae Beavers, a resident of Mt. Juliet, was appointed to the Board of Parole by Governor Bill Lee in December 2019 with her six-year term beginning in February 2020. The Trevecca Nazarene University graduate has served as a former court reporter, paralegal and securities broker. In 1990, she was elected to the Wilson County Commission, where she served four years, and also attended Nashville School of Law. In 1994, she was elected to the 57th District House of Representatives, a seat which included parts of Wilson, Rutherford and Marshall counties. In 2002, Mae was elected to the 17th District Senate Seat where she served until September 2017. During her tenure in the Senate, she served as the Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, Chair of Joint Government Operations Judiciary and Government Subcommittee and as First Vice Chair of the Transporation Committee.
Roberta Nevil Kustoff
Roberta Nevil Kustoff is an attorney who has practiced law since earning her Juris Doctor in 1998. She spent several years in private practice before joining the Shelby County Trustee's Office in 2010, where she served as the Delinquent Tax Attorney. In that role, she represented county government in Chancery, Circuit and General Sessions Courts.
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kustoff is a graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and earned her J. D. at the University of Memphis. She has been a member of the Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations, the Association of Women Attorneys of Memphis, and the Memphis Estate Planning Council. She has also volunteered through Subsidium and the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. She was appointed to the parole board in January of 2016.
Barrett Rich, a native of Fayette County, served three terms in the Tennessee General Assembly prior to his appointment to the parole board in 2014. He is a former State Trooper, working first as a Road Trooper, and later on the Governor’s Security Detail for former Governors Bredesen and Sundquist. His other professional experience includes work as an insurance agent for the Tennessee Farm Bureau. Rich is a graduate of Bethel College (now Bethel University) in McKenzie, and received his Juris Doctor from the Nashville School of Law.
In 2008, Rich was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives from the 94th District. He was chosen by his colleagues as Freshman Class President and Republican Assistant Floor Leader in the 106th General Assembly. His terms in the 107th and 108th General Assemblies included service as Republican Majority Whip, Vice Chairman of the Government Operations Committee and Chairman of the Health Sub-Committee. He was a member of the Judiciary Committee, the Health Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee and the Ethics Committee. He had also served as a member of the state POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) Commission.