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Board of Directors

Barbara Mogren

Term 2019-2021

Barbara, a 1982 graduate of Ohio Northern University, moved with her husband Malcolm to Grove City in 1992 where they raised their two children.  She is an Elder and Clerk of Session at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Columbus.  She is a member of Southwest Historical Society where she volunteers as a docent as well as member of Fat Quarters Quilt Guild, serving on several committees.  In addition, Barbara volunteers with Honor Flight Columbus, Habitat for Humanity and The Mid Ohio Food Bank.  Because Barbara loves her adopted hometown of Grove City and is excited at the prospect of helping the downtown to be a more vibrant and destination worthy place.

Paul Allmon

Term 2018 – 2020

Paul is a native of Grove City, OH.  After graduating from Grove City High School in 1988 he attended The Ohio State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree and a commission in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant.  Paul served in the Army for 25 years in various specialties culminating his career as the Director of Human Resources for all Army Forces in Japan.  Paul holds a B.A. in Aviation Management from Ohio State and a M.A. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as numerous other military leadership and staff officer courses.  He has been married to Pam (McKeon) Allmon since 1992.  They have three children and three West Highland White Terriers.

 

Dave Crosby | President


Term 2020-2023

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Dave Crosby is a retired middle school teacher from South-Western City Schools. He received a B.S. in Natural Resources (Environmental Education) and a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1981 from The Ohio State University. In 1991 he received a Masters in Science Education from The Ohio State University. In 2001, David and his wife Diane, purchased 14 acres just south of Grove City where they began planting three acres of wine grapes. As an avid home winemaker, David began searching for a location to open Grove City’s only winery upon his retirement from teaching. The winery, named Plum Run Winery (after the stream that starts on their farm), was opened in July 2012 in the Grove City Town Center. David is the winemaker at Plum Run Winery where he produces, bottles and labels all of his hand crafted wines. David loves to talk about grapes, winemaking and as his wife says…everything else.

 

Diana Kaderly

Term 2020-2023

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Kaderly moved to Grove City in 1998 as a single mom looking for a safe affordable place to raise her two children.  During her life here with her family she has enjoyed much of what our town has to offer from the events, to the shopping, to the good schools. She has a tremendous love of being a part of the “pretty little town next to the big city” and she’s always trying to get people to move here. Her children are now grown so she has time to give back to the community, it’s her way of “loving my city well”.

When she first moved here, she began working for GC Parks and Rec. In 1999 until 2009 she worked in Outreach Services at the Southwest Public Libraries, Grove City Branch. Currently, Diana is a part time employee at the Sommerhouse Gallery, one of the oldest businesses in the Grove City area and where she has found her “tribe”. She is also employed as a caregiver for her son by the agency- I Am Boundless.

She is a volunteer mentor and life coach through The Starfish Alliance, in the Southwestern City Schools District, helping teens reach the goal of graduation and then on to employment, training or college. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador through Experience Columbus. She is a former host home for graduate students from several countries that attended OSU pursuing their doctorate degrees through the International Friendships Organization.

Obsessively creative, she is passionate about design, style, ambience, flow, inclusivity, hospitality, events planning, vintage repurposing, music and faith. You will usually find her pursuing these all at once.

Dennise Hunt | Vice President Marketing and Operations Committee Chair

Term  2018-2020

Dennise Hunt is an Ohio native and has resided in Grove City since 1992. A graduate of Otterbein College (now University), where she served as editor of the college newspaper, and Capital University Law School’s paralegal program. She presently is Vice President of the Grove City Arts Council, active in her church’s choir and serving a three year term on the board of Town Center, Inc.

Her background also includes 20 years of serving as Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing in healthcare finance. She has also been involved with local and national historical societies over the years. Additionally, Denise is a sketch artist, photographer and occasional oil painter. Her photography won Best of Show at the 2010 Arts in the Alley photography exhibit.

John Ritterbeck

Term 2020-2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa Jester

Term 2019-2021

 

 

Bev Babbert | Secretary & Design Committee Co Chair

Term 2018-2020

Beverly Babbert has lived in Grove City since 1963 and completed all her schooling in the South-Western City Schools, graduating from Grove City High School. Bev holds a BS in Education as well as an MA in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University. For thirty-one years she was an employee of the South-Western City Schools as a teacher and Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist.

In 1976, Bev married Barry Babbert and together they raised two daughters, Jessica and Blair, until Barry’s death in 1999. For twelve years they were also co-owners of Toast of the Town custom catering based in Grove City. Currently, Bev is an independent jeweler with Premier Designs, Inc. Bev is a member of the First Baptist Church of Grove City where she serves in the Music and Women’s Ministries. She is also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority for educators.

Since her retirement from the school system in 2009, Bev has stayed busy traveling and participating in short-term mission work all over the world. You can also find her volunteering around Grove City for the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society, usually at the Grove City Museum and Century Village. As a volunteer for the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, she can often be found in one of the theaters in downtown Columbus. Bev sits on the Franklin County Republican Central Committee and holds an office with the Grove City Area Republican Club. Bev also is a part of Grove City Tomorrow and sings in the Mendelssohn Liedertafel, a German singing society that performs in concert, sings for special events and has toured in Europe.

Much of her time is spent with her five grandchildren playing, cooking and attending sporting events. Now, as a member of the Town Center Board, Bev hopes to give back in more and different ways to the community she loves and lend her perspective in discussions and planning.

Lori Johnson

Term 2019-2021

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Lori came to Grove City 24 years ago when she married her husband, Charlie.   It’s the only home she has had since and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lori’s passion is her family, loving the time she can spend with her first grandson, and looking forward to grandbaby number two due in a couple of months.   She also loves cooking and bringing families back to the table which is why she chose to become a Pampered Chef consultant over 8 years ago.  In her spare time, Lori enjoys reading, singing in her church choir and of course, is always ready to welcome people to her home.

Lori loves the small town atmosphere of Grove City and the Town Center area and looks forward to contributing to success of our Town Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Furr | Executive Director

 

A lifelong Grove City resident and avid volunteer, Andrew became the Executive Director in 2012 after serving as Vice President of the organization in 2011. His experience and understanding of the development process lends a vital role to attract new business and support existing business in the Town Center. His organizational skills have brought new events to the Town Center as well as build upon existing events. 

andy@grovecitytowncenter.org