Robert L. Taylor
Territorial Property Secretary
Director of Real Estate and Construction

Education: Master of Science – Building Construction and Facility Management
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
Bachelor of Science –    Business Administration
Shorter College, 1997

Memberships: International Facility Management Association (IFMA)


With 35+ years of experience with The Salvation Army, Robert has a broad range of diverse experience with this organization.  Those experiences, coupled with education, enable him to effectively provide professional expertise in areas such as construction financing and budgeting, contract negotiation, facility design, leasing, property assemblage, project management, and facility operations.  Robert is a results-driven visionary and strategic planner for Salvation Army property design, construction, and operation.  Successes include the development of a comprehensive building operations and capital planning guide that forecasts operational and capital expenses of a particular facility from concept design to demolition based on life-cycle costing; development and implementation of prototypical design documents for Salvation Army facilities; development and implementation of a construction project data-base; the successful completion of more than 100 capital projects representing 2.9 million square feet and more than $625 million in capital expenditure; and indirect management of facilities totaling more than 25 million square feet representing $1.375 billion in land, buildings, and construction in progress.  Robert serves as the Secretary for the Territorial Property Council, a subsidiary board of the Board of Trustees for The Salvation Army, and as a member of both the Territorial Risk Management Council and the Territorial Program Council.

Career Path:

(All Positions with The Salvation Army, A Georgia Corporation)

2005-Present   Territorial Property Sec. – Dir of Real Estate & Construction

1996-2005   Assistant Territorial Property Sec.

1994-1996   Territorial Auditor

1990-1994   Special Projects Accountant

1988-1990   Divisional Auditor

1986-1988   Business Administrator Miami/Dade County

1983-1986   Payroll/Tax/Insurance/Pension Manager

1981-1983   Executive Dir, Peacock Community Center

Professional Organization Affiliation:

Professional Member – International Facility Management Association

Facility Management Professional (FMP) Designation

Personal Data:

Robert is married to Jennifer Klaas-Taylor and is the father of two boys, Brandon and Dylan, and a daughter, Lily Claire.  He is addicted to golf, and is an avid runner.

Nathaniel Coles
Assistant Director of Facility Operations

Ferrum College – Business Administration

Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)

Nathaniel has over 23 years experience in the field of facility management and property development.  His broad range of experience has been developed through professional opportunities with The Salvation Army as well as the Atlanta Olympic Committee, Digital Computers, and General Motors Corporation.  His diverse background makes him highly effective in his role with the Territorial Property Department.






Shelton Fowler, III
Assistant Director of Design and Construction

Georgia Institute of Technology
Dekalb Community College

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Shelton brings 25 years of experience in the architecture and engineering market place to the Property Department.  His past and present responsibilities include project management, project architect, and construction coordinator.  His facility experience includes public and private education, Department of Defense, and miscellaneous commercial and non-profit facilities.  His experience, as well as his “hands-on” construction knowledge enables him to provide professional expertise in the areas of design and construction for The Salvation Army.


Katie Baxter
Design and Material Resource Specialist

Bachelor of Science
Interior Design
The University of Tennessee, 2004

U.S. Green Building Council- Georgia Chapter
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Katie’s professional work history and education includes extensive experience in a major real estate firm as well as a retail expansion group. She uses this experience to research and recommend specific materials and finishes to be incorporated into Salvation Army facilities throughout the USA Southern Territory. During her time with The Salvation Army, Katie has had the pleasure of working on interiors and furnishings for a wide variety of projects including the Territorial Headquarters, Corps Buildings, Boys and Girls Clubs, Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, Shelters, Camp Facilities and Administrative Offices throughout the Southeast.

Career Path:

2009-Present  Design and Materials Resource Specialist- The Salvation Army

2006-2008   Interior Design and Model Home Merchandiser- Beazer Homes

2005-2006   Interior Design and Visual Merchandiser- IKEA

Professional Organization Affiliation:

Associate Member – IIDA

Personal Data:

Katie is married to Jason Baxter and they have two children; a son, McCallum and a daughter, Edie Claire. When she is not designing, she enjoys being active outdoors with her family and cheering on the Tennessee Vols.


 Ross Wheeler

Capital Renewal Plan Manager,

ARCHIBUS FMS Administrator


Mechanical Engineering Associates, 2006

Facilities Engineering Management, 2014

ARCHIBUS Administration, 2015

NSPF Commercial Pool Operator, 2011



5+ years of experience with The Salvation Army, Currently serving as Capital Renewal Plan manager and ARCHIBUS administrator for the USA Southern Territorial Property Department, Ross works diligently to continuously improve the facilities management industry and is professionally committed to The Salvation Army facilities operations and management.  Ross joined The Salvation Army in 2011 as the Facilities Director with the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Augusta, Georgia.   Over the past decade and a half, Ross has served in a wide variety of professional capacities and environments in the private, public and government sectors.  The majority of his career, Ross worked with the Army Corps of Engineers on Military installations across the southeast region with projects including Waste Water Infrastructure, Hospital Facilities construction and operations Management. Other notable projects that Ross serviced in a management capacity are those to include Nuclear Power generation and domestic water treatment.  Ross attended Augusta Technical College and North Carolina State University pursuing education in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Management and Maintenance Reliability.

Career Path:

2015-Present   Capital Renewal Plan Manager

2013-2014   Macuch Steel Plant Director

2011-2013   Facilities Director for The Salvation Army Augusta Area Command

2005-2011   Private Contractor for US government

1998-2005   Private Utility Contractor

Professional Organization Affiliation:

National Fire Protection Association

Project Management Institute

PENN State Facilities Management Institute



Personal Data:

Ross is married to his wife Machell and is father to their only son Radley von Wheeler.  Ross and his family enjoy outdoor activities that include hiking, primitive camping and whitewater kayaking.