Board of Directors
Terry Fischer, 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, Vice President – 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.
Pat DiVelbiss, Board Secretary – Pat most recently worked 11 years for National Auto Care in Westerville as a Client Relations Manager before retiring in early 2021. Prior to that, Pat was a District Manager in the Circulation Department for The Columbus Dispatch for nearly 11 years. Pat and her husband, John, have been married 32 years and have raised their blended family of five children in Westerville, now ages 28, 34, 38, 39, and 40. They are blessed with three grandchildren who live nearby, Lyra 7 and twins, Cash and Coda 5. Pat enjoys the outdoors, biking, boating, and skiing. Pat’s parents and grandparents owned lake homes. Now, she and John are looking forward to building in Snug Harbor and living lake life by 2023. John is a chiropractor in Hilliard and might like to open a small practice near Buckeye Lake.
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.
Jeff Ritter, President Emeritus – Jeff Ritter, President Emeritus – Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Jeff was one of three founding members of Bike Buckeye Lake, establishing the organization in July of 2015 and currently serves as President Emeritus. After 15 years in Logistics Management, Jeff changed careers in 1996 and has built a successful career as a Wealth Advisor for Thrivent Financial. Along with his financial industry accomplishments, his prize designation is that of being a Certified Kingdom Advisor. Jeff is a national sales and quality award winner for Thrivent and was inducted into the Thrivent Financial Hall of Fame in April of 2018. Jeff has accomplished a Trans-Continental bicycle ride, traveling from Reedsport, OR to Williamsburg, VA in celebration of the U.S. Bi-Centennial. He has ridden in many organized bike rides including, RAGBRAI, TOSRV, TOMRV to name a few. Jeff is a member of Adventure Cycling, a national organization promoting bicycle travel and Rails-to-Trails. He lives with his wife, Cindy, of 40 years on Buckeye Lake. They have two grown children, Sara (Phil) who live in Colorado Springs, Adam (Jessie) with children Gracyn and Kamryn who live in Gahanna.
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.
Terrie Miller, Fundraising – Terrie attended Columbus State Community College. With a long history in the area, Terrie worked for the Northern Local School District for 30 years until retiring in 2015 and has lived in the Thornville community for 50 years. She and her husband Ron, have been married for 25 years, have three children and five grandchildren. When Terrie is not leading fundraising efforts for Bike Buckeye Lake, you can find her volunteering with Thornville Community Aid and walking out the energy of her sweet, rambunctious dog Lucy.
Tim Koenig, Marketing – Tim Koenig has an MBA from DePaul University, and a BS in Marketing from Indiana University. Tim has over 23 years experience in marketing and sales with an emphasis in healthcare. He has worked with organizations from start-up, mid-size to global including Annexus Health, Affymax, Baxter Healthcare, GlaxoSmithkline, and Automatic Data Processing. He currently leads marketing and communications for a start-up healthcare technology company, Annexus Health. Tim also serves on the Ambassador Board for Children’s Place International where he focuses on improving the lives of kids and families in Haiti. Tim and his wife, Jenn, have lived in Buckeye Lake for over four years, married at the Buckeye Lake Winery, opened Millersport Coffee in 2021, are affiliated with Millersport Lions Club and have completed many trips around the lake on bicycles. They are planning to raise their two young sons in the Buckeye Lake area for many years to come.
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