Wesley Mullins is an account executive for Coyle Business Products in Savannah, a member of Leadership Bryan, a family man and an accomplished musician.
How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?I’ve been here since 1984 when my parents built a house
and moved from Pooler. I lived in Savannah for a short time, but when my wife Glenda and I were married, we moved back to Richmond Hill in 1991.
What do you like about Richmond Hill?
Even though the community has grown a lot, I still consider it a small community. I like the small community feel. It’s a good, growing city with a great school system.
If you could change one thing about the city, what would it be?
I honestly can’t think of anything that I would change. If I could think about it for a long while, I may be able to come up with something.
Tell me about your role in Leadership Bryan?
The program is one that you have to be nominated into. It’s for those who want to be more actively involved in their community. I love this area, and it has given so much to me and my family, I wanted to be able to give something back, beginning with Leadership Bryan.
You are an accomplished musician, playing drums in the band 8 Mile Bend. Can you tell me about the band?
The band is going great. The members are all very accomplished musicians and it’s a lot of fun when we perform. We are starting to play a good bit more, and I am really enjoying it. The reaction of the crowd is very rewarding, especially when they say how much they like the music. Playing practically anything between George Jones and Led Zeppelin, we have songs for just about everyone.
How long has the band been together?
The band 8 Mile Bend originally formed back in 1996. We played all over the area in Pooler and Savannah and even opened for Nashville recording artist David Allen Coe at one point. We went through some member changes off an on, but played until 2004. Things came up in all of our lives and we had to take a break, but we got back together September of this year and have five members – me, Troy Brown, Charlie Denison, Brian Coleman and Joel Godson.
We will be playing next at a New Year’s Eve party at the Waterford Golf Club and then various locations in the area after the first of the year.
With work, Leadership Bryan, family and the band, how do you find time for everything?
My time doesn’t get stretched all that thin. Leadership Bryan is one Friday a month, work is during the day, and my wife Glenda and son Jake are very supportive of everything. They really enjoy coming to band performances. I think Glenda enjoys it as much as I do. When I told them the band was getting back together, they were all for it and were excited because they know it’s something we love to do.