Board of Directors
Jeff Ritter, President & Co-Founder – Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Fisher School of Business. Jeff was a founding member of Bike Buckeye Lake establishing the organization in July of 2015 and currently serves as President. Jeff has built a successful career as a Wealth Advisor for Thrivent Financial and recently became a Certified Kingdom Advisor. Jeff is a national sales and quality award winner for Thrivent and was inducted in the Thrivent Financial Hall of Fame in April of 2018. Jeff has accomplished a Trans-Continental bicycle ride, traveling from Reedsport, Oregon to Williamsburg, Virginia in celebration of the United States Bi-Centennial. Additionally, he has participated in numerous organized bike rides including, RAGBRAI, TOSRV, TOMRV to name a few. Jeff is also a member of Adventure Cycling, a national organization promoting bicycle travel and Rails-to-Trails.
Terry Fischer, Vice President – Terry Fischer has an MBA from Duke University, a Bachelor in Business degree from BW College and an Engineering degree from the UA. Terry started his career in technology as a technician on leading edge medical diagnostic equipment, and progressed into project management, program management and executive leadership roles with concentration in operations, marketing, information technology and finance. During the last 20 years of Terry’s career, he led the turnaround of a wide range of companies suffering from financial and market distress as COO, GM, President or CEO. Terry and his wife Vivian are avid cyclists and hikers who enjoy taking advantage of what the Buckeye Lake region and Central Ohio have to offer. Terry has served on the board of Jet Inc. as Chairman, and as President of nonprofits: Project Management Institute (PMI), NEO Chapter, and Independent Information Dealers Association (IIMDA).
William Collinson, Recording Secretary – William graduated from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia with a major in Physical Education and furthered his education with additional graduate school work at Kent State University. From 1976 to 1980, William was a Teacher, Athletic Director and Transportation Director for Old Trail School, Bath, Ohio. In 1980, William began working for Aetna Property and Casualty Insurance Company where he held various roles including Claims Adjuster, Supervisor of Claim Unit, Training Specialty, and Medical Malpractice Specialist. In 1988, William took a position with Travelers Property and Casualty Insurance Company for twenty-one years where he was the Unit Manager in the Claims Department.
Brendan Underwood, Land Acquisition for Trails – Brendan graduated from The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business in Columbus, Ohio where he majored in finance with an emphasis in investing. Brendan attended Ohio University’s Master of Financial Econometrics program and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending Program. Brendan began his banking career with Huntington National Bank in 2005, starting in retail banking then transitioning into financial and credit analysis. Brendan is currently the Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager of North Valley Bank. Brendan currently serves as a board member for Bike Buckeye Lake and the Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce. Brendan volunteers his time co-chairing The Free Enterprise Academy of Licking County and the Young Leaders of Licking County’s Mentorship program. Brendan is a past Vice President of Business Networking International located in Granville, Ohio.
Jim Roberts, PE, Trail Engineering – Jim graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has over 33 years of experience in the engineering industry. Jim is Vice President of Hull & Associates, Inc. and operates its Newark, Ohio office. Jim oversees all civil engineering operations and business development in a quality assurance/quality control position. Prior to Hull, Jim was City Engineer for the City of Newark. Jim is very active in church and is an Elder at the Heath Church of Christ. He serves on a variety of boards and volunteer organizations, and was a 16-year member of the Heath Board of Education. Jim is an Ohio Stadium usher with The Ohio State University and received the prestigious Robert M. Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award for his distinguished volunteer service. Jim is a bicycling enthusiast and regularly rides in the Pelotonia Bike Ride with other Hull company associates.
Chad Schrock, Treasurer – Chad graduated from California State University Monterey Bay with a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 2018. Chad is currently employed as an Accountant for the Department of Defense at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (“DFAS”) in Columbus, OH. Prior to working for DFAS, Chad was employed for 13 years for the United States Air Force as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman. In addition to Bike Buckeye Lake, Chad is the Cashier Coordinator for the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. Responsibilities include the management of 120 volunteers at 11 sales sites, to include the disbursement, collection, and reporting of fiscal transactions for the 70,000- spectator event held annually. Chad’s personal interest in cycling includes noncompetitive road tours. His most accomplished tour was the 130 mile one-day Bridge-to Bridge ride from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to Monterey, California.
Lynn Schrock, Marketing – Lynn graduated from Tiffin University with a M.S. in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology, and from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Psychology. A series of serendipitous events led Lynn to a much more creative path, marketing. Lynn has been developing and implementing marketing strategies in the professional services industry for over 12 years. Most recently, she was the Business Development Manager at Hayashi Wayland, the largest accounting firm on California’s Central Coast for nearly eight years before moving back to Ohio to be closer to family in 2018. Lynn is currently the Director of Business Development at Arnett Carbis Toothman, one of the largest accounting firms in the country, where she leads all marketing and growth initiatives. Lynn loves the great outdoors and #lakelife, and is passionate about supporting the Mission of Bike Buckeye Lake.
Evan Schrock, Donut Consultant – Evan is a donut enthusiast who helps Bike Buckeye Lake make those tough breakfast decisions. He has a peanut and tree nut allergy, and is very diligent about looking at, and asking about the ingredients in baked goods. Evan loves playing outside, riding his bike (wearing a helmet 100% of the time), going on hikes, swimming and fishing, so Buckeye Lake has been the perfect spot for him. One of his favorite spots is the Buckeye Lake Dam trail where he enjoys riding his bike on the path, watching boats and wildlife, and finding the perfect rocks, sticks and flowers to put in the pockets of his nature vest.
Outreach – Jeff Ritter
Program & Engineering Manager – Terry Fischer
Grant Writing & Strategic Planning – Brendan Underwood
Tour de Buckeye Lake – Chad Schrock • Bike Drive – Kay Morrison
Finance – Chad Schrock • Marketing – Lynn Schrock
COUNTY TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
Fairfield County – Terry Fischer
Licking County – Bill Collinson
Perry County – TBD
LEGACY BOARD MEMBERS
Jeffrey Robb, Sr., Co-Founder • Michael Anderson, Co-Founder
Becky Robb • Doug Hartfield
Jeri Helfer • Lynne Collinson