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The Team. 

Our team consists of highly motivated, highly skilled, and highly experienced board members who currently represent all five communities along the Veterans Trail right-of-way.  We meet monthly to discuss strategy and agree on activities for the coming month.  Activities include meeting with public officials to inform them of opportunities related to trail development and to encourage them to act on them. We build public support by encouraging  individuals and community minded organizations to sign up on and by soliciting letters of support.  We also write blog posts on the website, send email blasts, and post to our Facebook page to inform everyone of the status of our projects. 

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Ron Brubaker
Founder & Co-Director
  • 41 year resident of Hudson

  • Retired in 2018 from Goodyear as IT Project Manager after 46 years of service

  • BSME from the University of Cincinnati and MSME from Cleveland State University

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Bill Sepe
  • 29 year resident of Hudson, 7 years in Stow

  • Retired from Sherwin Williams as Director of Engineering after 25 years

  • BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island

Michael Hulver
Event Promoter & Mapmaker
  • Hudson homeowner since 2013

  • Retired in 2019 after 20 years as a geoscientist with Saudi Aramco

  • Avid runner, hiker, and certified running coach

Austen Rau
Cuyahoga Falls Representative
  • Resident of Cuyahoga Falls since 2015

  • Currently employed as a Senior Design Engineer at Hubbell

  • MS/BS in Physics, BA in German from Ohio State University

Henry Gulich
Silver Lake Representative
  • Resident of Silver Lake since 2008

  • Retired in 2009 from City of Euclid as Director of Public Service after 35 years of service

  • Studied Civil Engineering at Bowling Green State University and Cleveland State University

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Jerry Egan
Akron Representative
  • Resident of Akron for 45 years

  • Retired from City of Akron, Department of Planning & Development after 32 years

  • BS in Communications from Northwestern and Masters in Urban Development from University of Akron

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Amanda Clapp
Pro Bono Attorney
  • Grew up in Kent, last 4 years in Stow

  • President & Board Chair of Neola, Inc, an education consulting company

  • Case Western Reserve University for J.D. and Wittenberg University for Communication

Jim Hojnacki
Chief Financial Advisor
  • Resident of Hudson with 3 children and graduate of Leadership Hudson

  • President and CEO of Cleveland Private Trust

  • CSU James Nance School of Business and CWRU Weatherhead School of Management

Let us know if you can help!
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