Board Member Biographies
My family and I moved to Wellington in 1978. We raised four children here and also two of our grandchildren were raised in Wellington. Each year I appreciate more and more what Wellington has offered me and my family. I have served the community through Wellington Wome’s League (serving one year as President), member of Town and Country, volunteer Paramedic since 1985, Registered Nurse (worked at Wellington Community Hospital and now at St. Vincent Charity ED) and as a Realtor with King Realty since moving to Wellington.
I am a current volunteer with Main Street Wellington and with The Spirit of 76 Museum. I started the Friends of the Spirit of 76 Museum and now serve on the Museum Board. In my spare time I greatly enjoy golfing, playing PickleBall, bowling and, of course, spending time with family, especially my 9 grandchildren.
Mark has served on Village Council and on the Main Street Board since January of 2017. He has been instrumental in making improvements to the football field, creating the cremation garden for Greenfield cemetery and utilizing his skills in engineering, carpentry, and technical sound to make Wellington better.
Tracie, has lived in Wellington since 1988, and raised three kids through Wellington Schools. Joshua lives in Texas, married with 2 children, teacher for Pearland ISD. Sarah married in Lagrange with 2 kids. She is the Director of Nursing Welcome Nursing Home. Andrew lives in Findlay engaged to Madi and recently started his career as an RN in ICU at Blanchard Valley Hospital.
From 2004-2007 she coordinated the Latchkey program for Wellington Schools. In 2007, she began working at Brothers Chevrolet then in 2020 as the Controller for Valley Chevrolet.
In her spare time she was active with Pack 440 as a committee member, then Troop 414 as Advancement Chair and in
2008 to 2020 Ohio Emeralds Fastpitch Treasurer.
“My name is Kelly Grospitch and I am an Economic Development Specialist for the Lorain County Community Development Department. I moved to Wellington in December, 2022 and I plan to be involved with Main Street Wellington both through work and personal means due to living in the community. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering at a local Animal Shelter along with participating in craft shows. I am looking forward to upcoming events and to engage more with the community through Main Street Wellington! “
I am the owner/operator of 1st Choice Storage located just east of the Wellington Village limits on Rt. 18. I acquired the storage facility in 2017 and started to attend the B2B meetings promoted by Main Street Wellington to meet local business owners and learn more about the community. These meetings helped me get connected and meet many local business owners who genuinely care about and support the local community. I wanted to get more involved in supporting and growing local businesses and am looking forward to joining the board in 2021.
Prior to owning 1st Choice Storage, I worked for many years selling software to manufacturers throughout the Midwest and helping them to improve their businesses through technology. I have been involved with the Boy Scouts as an assistant scout master and am very active member of my church, Hartland Community Church. Married to my beautiful wife Julie for 38 years and have two grown children and one grandchild who is the light of our lives. When not working I enjoy just about any outdoor activity including kayaking, skiing, backpacking and fishing.
I first fell in love with Wellington and its residents in 1998 when I became Office Manger for P.T. Services Rehabilitation. I have always loved to help people and joined the Rochester Volunteer Fire Department in 2005 as an EMT, Volunteer Firefighter and Fire Department Secretary. In 2007, I was hired as an EMT at South Lorain County Ambulance District. I served as a full time Supervisor and Paramedic until 2021. I am now the full time Staff Associate at LCCC Wellington center and a part-time Paramedic.
My husband, John and I own and operate a local business, Kiley’s Tree and Bucket Truck Services, LLC.
I enjoy volunteering with different organizations including LINC (Treasurer), Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Bell Ringer, Well-Help (food box packer and maker of Award Winning Chili at Chili Cookoffs), Flower Pot planter for Main Street Wellington and feel I was put on this great Earth to help people no matter what the job is.
I am excited to become a Board Member for Main Street Wellington! I love to brain-storm ideas, assist with public events to promote our beautiful Village and its downtown businesses and will accomplish any task that needs to be completed. I bring dedication, hard work and organization to the Main Street Wellington Board!
Miriam "Mim" Levin
Hi, My name is Miriam(Mim) Levin. I was raised in a small town in western Pennsylvania. My husbands job brought us to North East Ohio. We have two sons, a daughter and one grand daughter. I’ve worked as a Registered Nurse for 34 years, in the Emergency Department and Surgery departments. I am officially retired these days. I’m active in the Wellington Eagles and on the Board for the Friends of Herrick Library. Moving to Wellington 16 Years ago was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s truly Home and I love it here. I am excited and honored to be serving on Main Street Wellington’s Board.
Steve is probably one of the hardest working people in Wellington. He owns Wellington Music and Tactical Equipment Services, he also plays music in several bands, is on the Lorain County Fair Board, and started a non-profit called Safety Service Fundraising in 2020. His non profit helped us coordinate the first Designer purse raffle in February 2023 to raise funds.
Steve rejoined the board in 2023 after fulfilling his first term back in 2020. He has been instrumental with the Business Enhancement committee and working to improve communications between the Village and business owners. He is a great ally to many downtown businesses and Main Street Wellington.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa, and spending time with his kids and grandkids, which his fifth grandchild is currently on the way.
Hi, my name is Shannon. I was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I graduated from Midpark High School in the Berea school district. In 2008, I graduated from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. I earned a BA in Liberal Arts in Pre-Art Therapy with a concentration in Painting. I have always loved to create and make art. I have passed on the love of the arts to my students over the years. For the past 15 years, I have worked in the therapy field with Autistic children. Most recently as a Registered Behavioral Technician and Paraprofessional in a rural public school district. I always had a passion for homes and architecture. I have lived in many “trendy” areas in Cleveland, and on the Eastside, as well as in the rural countryside of the Mansfield area. I have lived in many areas throughout Ohio and have a passion for communities which greatly contribute to my career in Real Estate. I love to travel and share that love with my family. I am now pursuing my life-long passion for Real Estate. I am a realtor with Keller Williams Citywide, in Westlake on the EZ Sales Team. I have a passion for homes and communities.
We moved to Wellington in 2018. We are loving Wellington and the community it has to offer. We love going for walks in our neighborhood and downtown Wellington, riding bikes around the neighborhood, playing in our backyard, and participating in the local sports with our two children who attend Westwood.
My goals as a Board Member is to provide a creative, artistic vibe to downtown and our community. To help raise an interest in the Arts, community gatherings, and bring life to our gorgeous small town. I want to be able to make everyone feel welcomed and a part of this community that we have fallen in love with.
I was born in England where I was a Brownie and a Girl Guide. I came to Long Island as an au pair girl. Then worked in Manhattan as a secretary in a closed circuit tv station.
I met, and married David in New York and moved to Wellington in 1975 where I became a stay at home mom. to Christina and Caroline. I got involved with the young people by leading a Girl Scout Troup and a 4H Group. I taught Sunday school, helped out at the school and was part of Ohio Reads. enjoy helping to host the Spirit of 76 Museum in the summer.
After Kent Storrow was no longer able to make it to the Salvation Army office anymore, I and two friends started volunteering. There and when I retired I accepted my current job with the organization and have now worked 12 hours a week for The Salvation Army for almost 25 years.
I’m an active member of First Congregational Church, Wellington Literary Club and I really enjoy cohosting visitors to the Spirit of 76 Museum in the summer
As an admirer of Pat (Lindley) and Bill (Brumfield) and Larry and Eleanor (Broome), how could I not want to be a part of MSW!"
Tracy is the owner of Cherished Creations in Wellington that features over twenty different craft vendors who sell home decor', candles, candy, wood crafts, and more. She lives in the Sheffield Lake area but has strong ties to Wellington. She and her partner Justin, most recently started Small Town Sweet Treats featuring freeze-dried candy. It's very possible that a large portion of Wellington residents are now addicted to the freeze dried "skittles"! AND most recently, nine varieties of the candy can be purchased on Amazon! That is pretty SWEET!
Jenny Arntz, Executive Director
I grew up in Wellington and worked with my family at Farm and Home Hardware for many years. After attending graduate school at Kent State University, I left to work in higher education around the country including: Reno, Nevada- Lock Haven, Pennsylvania - Ann Arbor and East Lansing, Michigan.
It was in Michigan that I met my husband Andy, and also became a mom to Daisy. We returned to Wellington in May of 2015 to be closer to my parents: Jim and Jean Jerousek.
I was happy to get the opportunity to become the Executive Director of Main Street Wellington shortly after moving home.
The job blends a lot of what I love to do: event planning, mentoring/helping businesses, creative advertising, and social media etc. Plus, it's for my hometown which I dearly love.
The photo is in July, 2019 when we won America's Main Street of the Year award. Pictured with my cousin Scott Jerousek, Owner of Farm and Home Hardware, and my dad, Jim Jerousek Owner of Farm and Home Properties. Probably one of my proudest moments.