Licking County Governmental Preservation Society Board of Trustees
Mary Albright is a partner at the law firm of Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer, P.L.L. She has considerable experience in working with nonprofit organizations, including charitable and other tax-exempt entities, and has a long-standing interest and commitment to the preservation and utilization of historic sites.
Nick currently works as a Financial Services Representative for the Tony Adams State Farm Agency, where he specializes in lifestyle management and retirement services. Born in Newark and returning here to work after receiving his Bachelor in Accounting from the University of Dayton in 2009, and then earning his Master in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University in 2012, Nick already has a long list of community involvement. He is the originator/founder of the Licking County Jail Break 5KRun/Walk and is looking forward to helping the Historic Jail continue to be the gem that this County deserves.
Keith Alexander served the City of Heath for over 12 years elected as Auditor, and retired at end of 2014. Previously, he was on Heath City Council for approximately 10 years, serving 3 terms as President of Council. For 27 years Keith owned and operated the Alexander Agency, an Independent Insurance brokerage firm. During the course of Keith’s career, he has shown a passion for promoting and preserving the history and heritage of Licking County.
Luke is owner of Project Construction and Project Architecture Ltd as a Registered Architect he has a broad base of experience from restaurant, retail, industrial, nursing home, and custom residential. Very creative driven with attention to site, function, and user interaction with the design. Very hands on throughout the design development and construction.
JONATHON BOYER Jonathon is co-owner of Shamrock printing and has 20 years experience in graphic design and website development. He is also a Digital Media instructor for Central Ohio Technical College. His interest in restoring the historic jail runs deep and passionate.
Chet Geiger is the Director and Fiscal Officer of the Homer Public Library and also a member of the Licking County Planning Commission. He believes that the Licking County Government Preservation Society is a wonderful opportunity to restore and maintain Licking County’s heritage and he is excited to be a part of that effort. Chet has also served as Past President of the LCGPS.
Jazz Glastra is the Senior Operations Director for the Canal Market District and Enterprise Hub, a nonprofit organization that hosts farmers markets and other community events at the Canal Market Plaza, located adjacent to the Licking County Historic Jail. She holds a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology and is committed to community development and historic preservation in Licking County.
SOPHIA MCGUIRE, Treasurer
Sophia McGuire is the Records Manager and Archivist for Licking County Government where she works to preserve and provide access to historically valuable county records. She has worked with historic records and archives since 2010, earning her MLIS in the process. Sophia is excited to bring her experience to LCGPS to promote the significance of the historic jail.
DOUG PRICER, Vice President
Doug Pricer is owner of WCLT Radio Inc. He joined the family business on a full time basis upon his graduation from Ohio State University in 1978. He has served on the board of a variety of charitable and non-profit organizations. As a lifelong resident of Licking County he has fond memories of Newark and the downtown area and hopes to contribute to its revitalization.
Lisa Rhodes is honored to be a LCGPS trustee and believes that the renovation of Newark’s historic jail is an important component to further enhance revitalization and tourism to the downtown area. She hopes to offer her love of history and community in the effort to preserve this beautiful landmark.
Nelson Smith currently serves as Chairman of the Board of The Energy Cooperative. He is the former Publisher of The Utica Herald, The Heath News, Newark Air Force Base On Target and The Pataskala Post. He is also one of the original owners of Chapel Hill Golf Course in Knox County. Nelson is actually a former resident of the Licking County Jail, having lived his teenage years in the jail’s top floor apartment with his sister Kathy and mother, Nora Smith. His mother was hired by Sheriff McElroy as Matron and Head Cook for the jail.
Zane Wachtel is a retired architect. He is the former partner in Wachtel/McAnally Architects, Inc. and he has considerable knowledge of jail and justice center construction. It has long been his desire to find a viable use for the historic jail.
JIM YOUNG, President
Jim Young is the owner/vintner of Sand Hollow Winery in Southeast Licking County. He is also the President/Publisher of Plus Publications, Inc. that published 50 Plus and Ourtown Weekly Newspaper in Licking County. Jim has always been actively involved in many community civic activities. He hopes his business and life experiences will help in the development of the LCGPS. Jim derives great satisfaction in serving grassroots organizations like the LCGPS that will make an important difference in Licking County.