Category: Patron Spotlights

Alice Duey is an artist, educator, and child advocate. Through her work and participation in the community, she seeks to nurture the vibrant energy of our city. Her career in entertainment was spent primarily as a singer and dancer with Holland America Cruise Line and a[...]
Pita Brooks is the Interim Director at Akron Soul Train. As a multimedia artist, she explores various materials and techniques, including painting, photography, and encaustic. She also pushes the boundaries of art by experimenting with new media like audio/video, instal[...]
Drew Reilly is the Deputy Law Director for the City of Stow Law Department. Drew manages all aspects of legal work such as contract management, legal drafting, and more. He also leads the city’s prosecution in planning and zoning cases. Drew has been heavily inves[...]
Tiffany Peters is the Interim Executive Director at Barberton Community Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen the Barberton community for current and future generations by providing leadership, fostering collaboration, and creating a legacy of giving to do good. Sh[...]
Karen Starr is an interior designer and co-owner of Hazel Tree Design Studio. Co-founded in 2010, Hazel Tree has grown from a home-based custom picture framing and interior design business, to a showroom and gallery that features the works of local artists and home deco[...]
Justin Chenault is a Social Architect, trained as a journeyman carpenter, Justin thinks about the building process and the connection or, more often than not, the disconnection of that development process to the end-user. As he moved into the field of community developm[...]