Our Team

Nancy Tuck
Chief Executive Officer & Owner
25 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 101

Nancy Tuck is the second-generation owner and current chief executive officer of family-owned Gates Custom Milling, Inc. In addition to her role as CEO, Nancy manages sales and customer relations.

Nancy joined the family business in 1992 to handle administration, marketing and finance. Early on, she automated Gates’ financial systems, transitioning the company from ledger books to digital records. Since joining the company, Nancy’s dedication to Gates’ customers and her ability to forecast their needs has become a tremendous asset to the team. She leads with a kind of energy that drives Gates’ success and growth. Her involvement in the industry also makes Nancy an asset to the Gates team. In 2009, she served as president of the Southern Cypress Manufacturer’s Association.

Prior to joining the family business, Nancy had a successful career in banking, working as a retail branch manager and a commercial loan officer. This background in finance made her an advantageous addition to the Gates team. Nancy graduated from Radford University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.

Mark Tuck
President & Owner
30 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 102

Having nearly 30 years of experience with the company, Mark Tuck serves as owner and president of Gates Milling, Inc. Mark joined the company in 1988 as vice president and has taken a hands-on approach to the mill’s operations ever since. Over the years, he guided the company’s expansion from a planer mill to a fully integrated sawmill operation. As the business expanded, Mark ensured that new additions to the operations team were experienced and able to grow with the company.

Prior to joining Gates, Mark worked in sales. He graduated from Radford University in 1985 with a degree in business administration and a specialization in marketing and mathematics.

Christopher Sackett
Christopher Sackett
American Cypress President
24 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office: 540-464-1229 Office Extension 113
Kelsey Tuck
Director of Sales & Marketing
2 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 103
Morgan White
Inside Sales & Logistics Coordinator
9 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 104
Carla Martin
Human Resources & Office Manager
15 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 106
Debbie Smith
Accounts Payable & Receivable Coordinator
32 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 105
Bryan Bass
Planer Mill Supervisor
32 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 107
Eddy Kleiber
Sawmill Supervisor
25 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 108
Charles Chappell
Head of Maintenance & Special Projects
45 Years of Experience in the Industry
Office Extension 109