Max joined the staff at Pleasant Ridge on June 18, 2018. Max graduated from Chase High School, attended Isothermal Community College, and received his teacher certification from North Carolina State University. After growing up in the construction business then teaching high school for ten years, the bulk of his career was spent in upper level management with Chili’s and Cracker Barrel. Max married Sandra Harmon in 1974; together they have two children, Jennifer and Justin. Also, they have one grandson, Jaden. Max and Sandra attend Smith Grove Baptist Church where Sandra is the Music Director and Max is the Pianist and Treasurer.