Founders Club

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Meet the Operation BBQ Relief Founders Club. Thanks to their generous donations, they have gotten Operation BBQ Relief off to a great start. 

The Founders Club was limited to only the first 100 members.

Renewal Information – We ask that each founding member continue thier support of Operation BBQ Relief each year.

Individuals



Families



Randy Heimgartner
Half Sauce BBQ
Lake Ozark, MO

Jim Sturm
www.kcchef.com
Kansas City, MO

Everette Bovinette
Parkview Heights, IL

Michael Winter
Red Oak BBQ
Concordia, KS

Greg and Kristi Powers
Naughty Nurses BBQ
Winfield, KS

Joe Haynes
Man v. Pig BBQ Team
Fredericksburg, VA

Brian Smith-Vandergriff
Roadkill BBQ
Kansas City, MO

Mike & Karen Espey
Smokin’ BBQ Boys
Shawnee, KS

The Adam Family
82’s BBQ
Danville, IL

Steve Shults
Stephen J Shults Insurance Agency
Eldorado, IL

Randy & Cathy McGee
Memphis Barbecue Network
Cordova, TN

Patricia Kazarow and Henry Hays 
Blaine, WA

Will Cleaver Sr.
Lenexa, KS
Gregg Snyder 

Dawsonville, GA

Delores Johnson 
Meatrake.com 
Vancouver, WA

Bonnie & Ruben Gomez
Butts and Suds
Rio Rancho, NM

Julie Ann Volk
Springfield, VA

Jim Chincholl
KCBS Master Judge
Parker, CO

Greg and Elizabeth Hudson
Burlington, KS

Sean Kirgan
Fired Up to Help
Alexandria, VA

Richard Wachtel
Alexandria, VA

Travis Powell
Young Guns BBQ
Overland Park, KS

John & Barbara Bublitz
QueNivorous Competition BBQ Team
Knoxville, TN

 

Joe & Leslie Lee

Biloxi, MS

Del Kenneson

Doc K’s Barbecue

Rose Hill, KS

Steve Voisinet

All Four Aces BBQ

Plano, TX

Kevin Blackburn

SuperiorSmokers.com

Gainesville, GA

Brandon Evans

Route 66 Catering Crew

Parks, AZ

Brad Barrett

GrillGrate LLC 

Cartersville, GA

John & Judy Busch

Richmond, VA

GreatQ4U!   

Mount Holly Springs, PA

Chip Caraway

Porkin’ Ain’t Easy

Wildwood, MO

Robert Morey

Schenectady, NY

Mandy Johnson

Bigbee’s BBQ and Catering

Bolivar, MO

Dave and Renee Elliott

Porky McBeef and the Cluckers

Olathe, KS

Greg Rogers

Culver City, CA

Thom Emery

Team What Wood Jesus Q

Indio, CA

Darin and Cindy Cram

Big Bad Dad BBQ

Parkville, MO

Robert Baxter

TripleB-BBQ

Alexandria, VA

Bryan McLarty

BigFish BBQ

Southlake, TX

Troy & Lana Jones

Farmers Insurance Group

Springfield, MO

Patrick & Kathy Banks

BootyQUE

Fairhope, AL

Michael and Dorothy Mather

Eagle, MI

Andy Jezierski 

Streamwood, IL

Roger Wagner Founder’s Club 

Thee Pitts “Again” (The Arizona Kid)

Glendale, AZ

Dean Mitchell 

Saffron Personal Chef Services

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Kyle & Tricia Neidhart

TallBoys BBQ

Garland, TX

Donald Block

University of Illinois, Director, retired

Champaign, IL

Brian and Laurie Polak

Designated Smokin’ Area

Carol Stream, IL

Michael Burch

Leesburg, VA

BBQ by Barry
BBQ by Barry (B3Q)
West Pittston, PA

Kell Phelps
National BBQ News
Douglas, GA

In Memory of Frank and Shirley Broadus
Topeka, KS

Jack Werre
Farmers Insurance
Garden Grove, CA

Troy and Amber King
FULL MOON BBQ
Wills Point, TX

Kendra Sikes
Hot Racks and BBQ Stacks
New Albany, IN

Wade, Lynne, Mitchell, Allison Reeder
There’s No Place Like Smoke.
Hannibal, MO

David and Laura Waun
Smokin’ Brothers BBQ
Lorain, OH

Timothy Pregler
Tim’s Tailgate BBQ Team
Fort Worth, TX

Tim and Michael Riordan
Grim Reaper Smokers
Islip, NY

Mid Atlantic BBQ Association
Mid Atlantic BBQ Association
Springfield, VA

Phil & Vincenzo Guido & Eric Zlotogura
BBQ Mafia 
North Bergen, NJ

Kevin and Gail Smith
The 5th Artery BBQ Team
Amherst, NY / Cedar Knolls, NJ

New England Barbecue Society
New England Barbecue Society
Plymouth, MA

Nick Redzinak
Abingdon, MA

Marc and Tricia Mangano
Three Men and a Baby Back
Bergen County, NJ

Carl Harper
East Fallowfield, PA

Fritz Wiesehan
Twisted Belly
Chesterfield, MO

Barbara Jo Palsa
Powhatan, VA

Isa Marrs Speech Language Pathology, PC
www.SpeechLanguageFeeding.com
Ossining, NY

Jon Umstadt
RxCellent-Q
Seaford, NY

Jeff Cunningham
Cunningham Gas Products
Spring, TX

Beth Caraway
Porkin’ Ain’t Easy
Wildwood, MO

Terry Kratochvil
Baldin’ Smokin’ Banditos
Louisburg, KS

Dan Duncan
DanD BBQ
Olathe, KS

Jeff, Lynda & Taylor Johnson
Git’ Your Pig On
Marshfield, MO

Rick Sage
Red White and Blue BBQ
Ashland, MO

Jeff Hughes
Tulsa, OK

Bob Berrettini
The BBQ Bandit
Mechanicsburg, PA

Tom Heath
PoorKidzBBQ
Independence, MO

Walter Eric Eaves Sr. & Jr.
WEE2 BBQ
Kansas City, MO

Bob and Sandy Humphrey
Through the Smoke BBQ
Olathe, KS

Meathead
AmazingRibs.com

Stephen Shults 
Eldorado, IL

Mickey Mikesell 
Coronado, CA

Roy Sisco 
Harrison, AR

Gary House
Cooking-Outdoors.com 
Oakdale, CA

Hal Wagner
Charcoal & More
Sellersburg, IN

Marc Farris and Karen Dove
BBQTV
Decatur, GA

Bobby Z’s BBQ
Wheaton, IL

Steven Hausman
Flower Mound, TX

Kim and Andy Groneman
Smoke On Wheels
Piper, KS

Larry & Vicki Baer
Purple Shadow BBQ
Topeka, KS

Kevin and Brenda Manring
Juicy Butts BBQ
Palmyra, IN

Steve Hamous 
www.bbq-brethren.com
Wichita, KS

Roger Dietrich
Smokin’ Blues BBQ
Cincinnati, OH

Chris & Joan Clegg
ZBQ
Cumberland, RI

Billy Bob Billy
Holy Smokers Too
Knoxville, TN

Jason and Melissa Lawrence
Roscoe, IL