Joyce began her career while at Iowa State where she earned her BS in history while working for the Brunnier Museum. From there she served a one-year internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Joyce moved to Arizona and after completing her MBA at Arizona State, she became the Associate Executive Director of the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson. After the birth of her first child, Joyce moved to Iowa and was a neighborhood representative to the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission. Joyce also worked with Tallgrass Historians, a consulting firm, researching and developing historic surveys and national register nominations. In 1994, Joyce took the position as the first Executive Director of the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance. She moved to Ohio in 2002 and began her work with us in 2004.
DIRECTOR OF REVITALIZATION
Jeff attended Ohio Wesleyan University where he received his bachelors degree in economics management. While working for a historic tax credit developer In Richmond, Virginia Jeff completed his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in urban revitalization. Prior to becoming the Director of Revitalization at Heritage Ohio, Jeff worked as the Director of the Lancaster Special Improvement District and Main Street Lancaster.
DIRECTOR OF PRESERVATION
Frank returned to Heritage Ohio in January 2007 as program manager, after serving as Heritage Ohio’s director of historic preservation 2002-2003. Currently, as the associate director of revitalization, Frank provides program support for Heritage Ohio’s Main Street programs, and works with communities interested in pursuing downtown revitalization. He previously was the main street manager in Marshall, Michigan, and was community preservation specialist with Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. Frank graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2002 with a master’s degree in historic preservation planning. He also completed the Building Preservation Technology associate degree program at Belmont Technical College in St. Clairsville in 1997. Frank didn’t know it at the time but he was destined to become a preservationist after reading The House With a Clock In Its Walls in fourth grade.
Devin served with Heritage Ohio as an AmeriCorps volunteer for three years 2010-2013. During those years Devin initiated our webinar series as well as coordinated our continuing education credits for the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. Devin earned his MBA at Antioch University New England and his BA in History at the University of Findlay.
AMERICORPS VOLUNTEER-WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Pearl-Jean graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning in May of 2014. Through her service at Heritage Ohio, she is hoping to learn more about the tools and methods that cities and neighborhoods can use to leverage their community and their unique story as assets to thrive.
To contact Joyce, Jeff or Frank you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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