Meet Our Team

Get to know us

Our Team Members

We offer superior book selection and top-notch customer service.

Gary Odom

President/ Owner
Gary Odom, original owner & college professor, created Bedford Falls Book Fairs so children can follow their dreams.
Oversees customer service and company logistics as the company continues to grow.

Eric Divine

General Manager
Eric Divine is the General Manager at Bedford Falls Book Fairs based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Joan Richardson

Georgia Account Representative
Joan Richardson joined Bedford Falls Book Fairs in January 2018. Joan is the Georgia Representative handling new business, rebooking, customer service and also attends local Media Meetings to introduce and promote Bedford Falls Book Fairs.

Jeannine Billingsley

South Carolina Account Representative
Jeannine Billingsley is the account representative for South Carolina. Jeannine has over 10 years experience in Book fairs and has a passion for children's literature. She has worked at Bedford Falls since September 2021.

Warehouse

Warehouse Team Members
Warehouse team members deliver quality customer service from packing book fairs to delivery.

Lenny St Pierre

Director, Georgia Region
Lenny is responsible for Operations, Production and Distribution for fairs in Georgia. He will also be support for service to our customers and surrounding community with the mission of Reading Inspires Success in Education.

Keith Brown

Central North Carolina Account Representative
Keith Brown joined Bedford Falls Book Fairs in May 2021. Keith is the Central North Carolina Representative handling new business, rebooking, customer service and also attends local Media Meetings to introduce and promote Bedford Falls Book Fairs.

Winnie Gonzalez

Southeastern Virginia Account Representative
Winnie was delighted to join Bedford Falls Book Fairs in September 2021. Winnie loves books and is dedicated to helping children in Southeastern Virginia find the magical and exciting experiences found in books through Bedford Falls Book Fairs.

Cindy Brewer

Literary Specialist
Cindy has many years experience in working with book fairs. She works diligently to select books that will encourage reading and enrich the student.

Janice Farnsworth

Northern Virginia & Eastern NC Account Representative
Janice handles the many aspects of providing exceptional customer service since 2017 to our schools in Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. She also posts to social media, so please send Janice pictures of your fair or a testimonial to share. We love to promote our schools!

Stuart Cawthon

Charlotte, NC & Richmond, VA Account Representative
As a decade-long Book Fair Chair with 20 years of Book Fair Planning experience, Stuart is excited to help schools and districts engage students and their communities. Supporting a unique plan for each event, Stuart will help keep your fair simple, safe and successful.

Frank Gagliardi

Delivery & Pick Up Coordinator
Frank is the delivery and pick up coordinator for Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Expect an email from Frank if your school is in these areas.

Sloan Dosser

Western NC Representative
Sloan Dosser is the account representative for Western North Carolina and York County, South Carolina. Sloan has a passion for children's literature and has worked at Bedford Falls since 2016.

Lisa Fore

Accounting
You’ll most likely work with Lisa at the end of your book fair, as she provides support with end of fair financial paperwork and book fair closeout. She is also responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable and human resources support for Bedford Falls. .

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