Board Member Biographies
I am a lifelong resident of Wellington and have always enjoyed living in a small, relatively safe and friendly town which has much to offer. I think that Main Street Wellington has helped us become more aware of the advantages of living here. I am very pleased to have been asked to become a board member of this organization. I look forward to working with these young board members who are interested in promoting Wellington as a great place to live or just visit.
“I graduated from Oberlin High School in 1992. I have lived in Wellington for 20 years and married to my wife Sherry for 18 years. We have 3 children ages 24, 21, and 18. We have five grandchildren. We also have a dog named Jack. Sherry is the Vocal director at Wellington. We enjoy travelling, spending time together, and music among other things. I am a co-owner of Scent Depot. I want nothing more than to see Wellington be a go to destination for the surrounding area and beyond. I want Wellington to be where everyone wants to be: both residents and businesses. I am currently President of the Wellington Choral Boosters, but am rather new to community enrichment and planning but I am looking forward to being an integral part of Wellington’s future.”
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.
My name is Elyse Coker. I am a single mother of one precious child. I am a full time REALTOR and serve Wellington, Ohio (and beyond) I am a 2008 graduate of Wellington High School and Lorain County JVS. I am also a graduate of Lorain County Community College. I own 215 N Main Street, the former Parsons Dairy. Most know it from Facebook, “215 Main”. It is my current project. I look forward to working with Main Street and it is an honor to sit on the board. I look forward to doing my part to bring more business into our community. When Ron Drake, of Flip this Town came to Wellington, he urged me to get involved, especially being a building owner- so I did. I look forward to having him back in June and I look forward to sitting on the board Thank you for the opportunity.
Reese has served on the Main Street Wellington board since late 2015. He previously held the position of Secretary and is now the Treasurer. He works with the Community Development Department with Lorain County as an Economic Development Specialist. He has helped secure funding for the county and worked to re-develop areas to be more viable to businesses.
“My family has always lived in Wellington. I’ve been working at my family’s business, King Realty for 8 years, and as a realtor for 6 years. I love being a realtor because it allows me to build relationships with people and help them achieve their goals. Being a part of a small business in town shows me how much Main Street Wellington does for local businesses and the community. I have volunteered for Main Street events over the years but am really excited to have the opportunity to contribute more of my time to promoting Wellington. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, kayaking, practicing yoga, and taking my dog, Mr. Tubbs for hikes.”
My name is Steve Neff and I am the co owner of Wellington Music, and soon to be Norwalk Music. I have been a local resident all of my life, born and raised in Huntington and now residing in the beautiful village of Wellington. Prior to retirement, I previously owned another music store in Wellington in the 1990's. Since retirement, we have made the choice to re establish the business that I have held a passion for, as well as playing in three different bands. As a board member, I hope to assist in bringing in more local businesses and well as helping the current businesses in any way possible.
Rich manages the Trent Insurance Group/Nationwide office in Wellington. Originally from Syosset, New York he relocated to Ohio in 1977, and Kipton in 1980, to be near his wife's family.
When not working, Rich enjoys hiking for weeks at a time. He is also an avid sports, especially football fan. He has enjoyed being involved with Main Street Wellington since January of 2017.
Hello, I’m Anthony Savage. I grew up in the Fireland’s school district but moved to Wellington in 2015 after marrying my beautiful wife, Ariana. I work at the Trent Insurance Group here in town, am a youth pastor, church trustee and council member at Kipton Community Church. I also co-coordinate The Game Changers, a non-profit group that provides positive Christian-based support and activities for older teens and young adults.
I’d like to help bridge the gap between our community members and the history of the village by working hard to achieve a positive balance where we can help revitalize the town and make it relevant to the modern era in which we live. My goal is to preserve the charm and character of Wellington's history while aiding in events and projects that bring new life to our area. I enjoy all that our fine village has to offer and want to help see to its sustainable future.
"Americans know immediately that I am English, but my speech has changed so my compatriots think otherwise!
David and I married in New York and moved to Wellington in 1975 where I became a stay at home mom. to Christina and Caroline. I m an active member of First Congregational Church, THRIVE! and Wellington Literary Club and have worked 12 hours a week for The Salvation Army for 20 years.
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!"