Kay & Toby Kemp, Founders of TFAC-TN
Kay is a retired educator of thirty plus years. As a dedicated teacher, Kay impacted the lives of many young children and their families. Now that she is retired, Kay wears many hats as a farm animal caretaker, avid pickleball and tennis player, mom and friend to several adult children, and a seeker of new places to haul their camper to go fishing. The favorite hat she wears is that of being called “Meems” by her six grandchildren.
Toby has been in the transportation industry for over thirty years with Rajor Transportation. He enjoys country living, growing a garden, playing softball, pickleball and tennis as well as recreational time fishing, camping, and traveling off the beaten path to new places. He is a dad, friend and mentor to several adult children and takes pride in being known as “Papa” to his grandchildren.
A national fundraising event with Love’s Travel Stops inspired Kay and Toby to develop a foundation with the sole purpose of raising funds for local charities in the area. Trucking for a Cure-TN was established to distribute money directly to other nonprofits and organizations having no charitable programs of their own.
Executive Board Members
Ambassador Board Members & Team TFAC-TN
Testimony from our Board Members & Family
I have been in the freight industry since 1989. I was brought up in the business and mentored by my uncle, Joe Conard, who owns Conard Logistics. It is one of the oldest truckload brokerages, in the Middle Tennessee area, if not the oldest. In 2005, We started Conard Transportation with 2 trucks to potentially help grow the family name with additional freight opportunities. Currently, I help manage Conard Transportation, which currently operates 45 trucks.
Why did I join the board and decide to support TruckingforaCure-TN? We learned a long time ago that family owned businesses that were started from a dream, are not ours. They belong to God. At Conard Transportation, we feel like it is important to give back to those less fortunate and serve others in need. When approached by Toby Kemp, founder of TruckingforaCure-TN, with this opportunity, I felt we needed and wanted to be a part of it. Isn’t that what we are supposed to do? Help others? Spread generosity? I am humbled and honored to be able to be a part of this organization.
Logan was born with spina bifida myelomeningocele, hydrocephalus, and clubbed feet. Complications with spina bifida at birth resulted in Logan being rushed to Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt where he received the first of many surgeries on his brain, feet, and legs. Despite being told by multiple specialists that he would never crawl, walk, or have feeling below the waist, Logan has defeated all odds.
Logan now has the honor of serving as a Miracle Child Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network for the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. As a Miracle Child Ambassador, Logan represents the hospital at fundraisers, grand openings, and other events.
One such event where Logan serves as the hospital’s ambassador is the annual golf tournament hosted by Trucking for a Cure TN. Logan and TFAC’s founder, Toby Kemp, had a true heart-felt connection from the start. The TFAC family has embraced Logan, and he is proud to be part of this organization he now calls family.
I have been in the transportation industry since 2006 in various roles. Currently, I am working for Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies as a Territory Sales and Service Manager covering Tennessee and Northern Mississippi. I got involved with TruckingforaCure-TN as a way to give back to the community and shed a positive light on the industry that has given so much to so many, despite negative images of the industry as portrayed by the media.
Tyler has been in the transportation industry for over twenty years. The tremendous charities and teamwork are what first inspired him to become involved with the Trucking for a Cure organization. Through this charitable work, Tyler has been able to help his community and highlight what the transportation industry can accomplish through teamwork and dedication.
Craig & Kim Teal
Craig and Kim saw their participation in Trucking for a Cure-TN as an opportunity to serve alongside others with a common goal of assisting those in need. As board members for TFAC-TN, they help facilitate raising of funds and providing a voice for the agencies TFAC-TN supports. Craig is the owner and manager of Columbia Farm Supply, and Kim works for First Farmers Bank in Audit-Vendor Management.
Steve has been a National Account Manager with Love’s Travel Stops for fourteen years. He has been involved with a number of charities within the trucking industry, but serving as a board member for Trucking for a Cure was an easy decision, as the organization supports so many other worthy charities. As a board member, Steve has enjoyed watching the foundation’s growth and seeing so many people eager to become involved with TFAC. Most of all, Steve enjoys hearing the stories of how the foundation has made a difference in the lives of others.