Present Board Members
L-R: Jon Russell, Fred Cramer, Tom Davis, Patty Hollister, Greg Snyder, Bonnie Begg, Aleta Yates, Karen Inbody and Dave Rossman
Past Board Members
- Jane Follas ‘74
- Deb Anderson
- Ron Cable
- Charles Crates ‘63
- Tracy McMath
- Gary Wilson ‘73
- Bob Steinman ‘66
- Keith Jolliff ‘60
- Linda Kroske ‘59
- Judy Rower ‘65
- Dan Yates ’72
- Stephanie Wykes ’96
- Gregg Feller ’76
- Barb Wagner ’68
- Tom Marquart ’79
Greg Snyder graduated from Arlington Local School in 1967, Penta Technical Institute (Owens Community College) in 1970 and completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (Southern Methodist University) in 1991. After 35 years of banking service he retired from Huntington National Bank in 2009. Greg and his wife Vickie have two children, both Arlington graduates that are now enjoying careers as an elementary educator and mechanical engineer. As a sixth generation Arlingtonian Greg has been involved in a number of programs intended to enhance the benefits of small town living that include: Arlington Recreation Council, Arlington Midget Football Program, Arlington Health Care Association (a program designed to bring health care professionals to the community) and fund raising programs to enhance school facilities. He believes that the Arlington School Foundation will become a legacy program that will be viewed as providing exceptional educational opportunities through a spirit of paying forward.
Aleta Yates graduated from Elmwood High School in 1974, and from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 1989. She earned her MBA from BGSU in 1990. Aleta has been employed with Marathon Petroleum Company for 30 years and is presently a Senior Financial Analyst in the Finance Department. Her husband Dan (1972) and their son Sam (2012) are both AHS graduates. Dan is currently teaching at the University of Findlay, and serves on the Arlington School Board. Sam is a junior at the University of Findlay studying Marketing. Their daughter Abby resides in Bowling Green, and has blessed them with 2 grandchildren. Aleta believes that Arlington has a great school system and community. Serving on the School Foundation is a great way to help support and promote Arlington’s future citizens. Aleta is the ASF treasurer this year.
Dave Rossman – Mr. Rossman is a 1971 graduate of Arlington Local School. In 1976 he graduated from BGSU with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In 1982 he earned a masters degree in administration, also from BGSU.
David taught junior high math, science and reading for 6 years at Arlington. In 1982 he accepted the elementary principal’s position at Arlington, which he held for 18 years. In 2000 Mr. Rossman accepted an offer to become the superintendent of Elmwood Local Schools in Wood county. During the 5 years working at Elmwood, Mr. Rossman was the district administrator in charge of a $28 million construction project of a new pre-K -12 building.
In 2005 Mr. Rossman returned to Arlington Local School as superintendent until his retirement in 2007. Between 2005 and 2008 he was instrumental in organizing the steering committee that established the Arlington School Foundation. With AHS alumni and community support, the project has been a great success.
Karen (Eskey) Inbody graduated from Athens High School in ’72, Ohio University in ’76, and earned a Masters in Education from BGSU in ’82. She retired from Findlay City Schools after teaching at Lincoln for 30 years. She and husband, Steve, have two Arlington grad sons: Nick (Diana Musgrave) in ’04 and Stefan in ’07 and they have twin grandchildren, Arden and Ethan. Karen is involved with ASF because she enjoys helping the school and community.
Tom Davis was born and raised in Arlington. He attended Arlington Local Schools grades 1 thru 12, graduating in 1969. He earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College. He went on to work on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Heidelberg College. Tom worked 30 full time years in law enforcement, retiring as a Detective Sargent from the Findlay Police Department. He still serves as an Auxiliary Police Officer with Findlay PD. He currently is the Director of Risk Management and Safety for the Hancock County Commissioners Office. Tom is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. He and his wife Judy reside in Findlay and have four grown children, Teresa, Luke, Hope and Julie. Tom portrays the patriot hero John Hancock, is an established musician and has served on numerous other community boards. He joined the ASF to give back to the community of his youth.
Patty Hollister *ASF Secretary* graduated from Montpelier High School in 1961. She graduated from International Business College, attended Findlay College, and graduated from University of Toledo’s Com-Tech College with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies in 1979. Patty retired from Marathon Petroleum Company after 43 years as a secretary, paralegal, and supervisor in the Real Estate Dept. She is married to Robert Hollister who is a partner in the Oxley, Malone, Hollister, Warren & Spaeth Law Firm. Patty and Bob have two sons who graduated from AHS: Eric in 1998 and Ryan in 2000. Patty joined the ASF because she feels it is a good way to give back to the school and to the community.
Jon Russell and his wife KrisAndra (Inbody)Russell both graduated from Arlington School in 1989. After high school he earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Toledo in 1993. They have three children attending Arlington school: Alexandria, Jacob and Caden. Jon works as a manager of global engineering at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. Jon is a lifelong member of the community and feels a responsibility to serve and help the community.
Fred Cramer – Fred grew up just north of Arlington on the east side of S.R. 68.
His parents (both deceased) were Robert and Pauline Cramer. He has three siblings (two brothers and a sister), all of which graduated from Arlington Local School. In 1969 Fred graduated from Arlington Local School and in 1971 went on to earn an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Penta Tech College (now known as Owens Community College) in Rossford, OH. Fred’s wife, Kim (Schaller) is also a graduate of Arlington High School.
After graduation Fred was employed by Hancor (now ADS) from 1971 to 1980. Stops included one year at their start-up facility in Texas as a Test Lab Manager and Process Engineer and later at the home office located in Findlay, Oh. Between 1980 and 2012 Fred was employed by Kuss Filtration (now GVS) in Findlay as a Global Sales Account Manager and retired on December 31, 2012.
Other activities include:
- Coached the Arlington Lions Little League baseball team for 4 years
- Active member of the Arlington Recreation Committee in the early/mid ‘70s
- Designed and managed the construction of the original dug-out for the Park’s first baseball field
- Coached and participated in various Findlay adult sport teams
- Helped facilitate all the AHS class of 1969 reunions since 1994 (25th reunion)
- Current Secretary for the Class of 1969 – facilitating the semi- monthly breakfast get-togethers – as well as the planning for the upcoming 50th reunion
Bonnie Begg – I have been a resident of the Arlington School District since August 2001. My husband, Tom, and I have been married twenty-eight years and our children are graduates of Arlington Local School. My daughter, Allie, has since graduated from The Ohio State University, and my son, Drew, is currently a sophomore there. Both of my children benefited from the Arlington School Foundation in receiving academic scholarships to attend college.
I am an educator, and have been a teacher on staff at Arlington Local School since January 2006. Currently I am teaching second grade. My teaching career began in eastern North Carolina, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Then, I earned my Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from Bowling Green State University.
Various roles I have held include:
- Arlington Elementary PTO President (helped organize the first Elementary Fall Festivals during homecoming week)
- Served on the Arlington Academic Alliance board
- Organized parents for 2015-2016 team football dinners
- Was a Saint Michael Catholic Church Sunday CCD Teacher
- I am currently serving on the Hancock Local Professional Development Committee, and chair the Early Childhood Committee, which approves teachers in our consortiums professional development plans to renew their teacher licensure.
- In addition, I am one of the adult action team members for the elementary Leader In Me Program.
- I lead the second and third grade teachers – teacher based team.
- I also partner with local colleges, Bluffton University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Findlay in being a cooperative teacher for their student teachers and practicum students.
- I have also written grants and received funding through the Hancock Wood Electric Co-op’s Operation Round-Up Program that has benefited our student population of Arlington Elementary.
- This fall I was also honored to be asked to serve on the 2019 Community Youth READ Selection Committee as an elementary teacher representative.
Thank you Arlington School Foundation Board Members for striving to maintain the scholarships to support our Arlington Community Youth.