October Class Notes

’95 The Greatest

Dan Hostetler ’95 retired from the Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau on September 23, 2022, after 31-1/2 years.  ‘Thank you to all who have crossed my path during that time.  You have made my time with the Bureau an enjoyable, fun and great experience.  LMC continues to be a great program and I have enjoyed meeting all of the classes during Quality of Life Day over the years.  I’m looking forward to relaxing and working on several remodel projects at home and spending more time with family and friends.”


’96 The Brightest

John Burke ’96 Medina County Treasurer recently received a 1st Place Blue Ribbon for his handmade Native American Cheyenne Dog Soldier Headdress during the craft show at the 60th Annual Tecumseh Pow-Wow on Tipton Indiana. John also participated as a northern traditional dancer at the pow-wow.


’97 The Perfect

Skip Sipos ’97, and his faithful Labrador Retriever Kulu, were recently certified as Therapy Dog & Handler. Skip wants to share Kulu with residents of the Housing Authority’s properties as well as guests of the Emergency Housing Shelter the Authority plans to have constructed in the near future.


’13 The Visionary Class

Bob Theis ’13 accepted a new position as Senior Territory Manager at Motion AI.


’14 The Class On Fire

Sandy Davis ’14 started a new position as Administrative Assistant at SVC Property Maintenance and Construction.


’16 Silver Jubilee

Jocelyn Johnson-Stefancin ’16 accepted a new position as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Franklin County Prosecutor Office.


’21 Resilient 

Lori Zoss Kraska ’21 MBA, CFRE published a book entitled The Boardroom Playbook: A Not so Ordinary Guide to Corporate Funding for Your Purpose Driven Organization.   It’s a deep dive playbook into the X’s and O’s of finding corporate funding through the alignment of your mind, your messaging, and your motion for your nonprofit, association, or other purpose driven organization.  Available on Amazon in October.


’22 The Phoenix

Kevin Denee ‘22 and Eyedeal Graphics is pleased to announce a company rebrand! They have changed their name from Eyedeal Graphics to Eyedeal Creative to better reflect the services they offer their clients; namely design, development, marketing, and media. With this change has come a new logo, new colors, and a brand-new website. Please visit us at https://eyedealcreative.com/

Bryan Lefelhoc ’22 has officially launched Bryan Media, a “Company of One” marketing resource for small businesses in Ashland, Richland, and Medina Counties. At Bryan Media, offers Brand Building Strategies, serve small businesses with a personal approach towards marketing strategy, and assist with content creation like podcasts, blogs, social media, digital audio and more.  For more information, please visit www.bryanmediastrategies.com


Class of ‘23

Kim Haws Falasco ’23 was recently appointed to the Akron Urban League Board.

Julie (Mikalacki) Haas ‘23, Hertvik Insurance Group, married her fiancé, Dave Haas, on October 1, 2022, in Columbia Station, OH.


LEAD ’21

Meghan Bates, LEAD ’21 with Luke Engineering of Wadsworth won Outstanding Business of the Year Employees 25+ at this year’s Rosie Awards.


LEAD ’22

Jon Allen LEAD ’22 with Luke Engineering of Wadsworth won Outstanding Business of the Year Employees 25+ at this year’s Rosie Awards.

Reanna Karousis LEAD ’22 is now the Director, Communications and Engagement for Fund for Our Economic Future.

Phillip Rickaby LEAD ’22 started a new position at a software company in the dental/orthodontic space called Dental Monitoring. His title is Account Executive and will be covering Northern Ohio, Western PA, and Western NY.

Jenny Young LEAD ’22 is with SHE Did It Videography and won Entrepreneur of the Year in this year’s Rosie Awards. Jenny is also the recipient of this year’s ATHENA Young Professional Award.®


LEAD ’23

Stephanie Reed LEAD ’23 is volunteering for Dr. Christina Collins’ campaign for her run for State Representative. She will also be teaching children’s cooking classes at Cool Beans Café and has written a children’s book in which she will be pursing the publishing process.

Kash-Shae Singleton LEAD ’23  graduated in 2018 with her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Cuyahoga Community College. In the Spring of 2021, she graduated cum laude from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. She is currently studying to become a licensed social worker, with the thoughts of moving toward her master’s degree. Being a first-generation college graduate while being a single parent is her most significant accomplishment. She is currently the Wellbeing Specialist at Sandridge Food Corporation.

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