Executive Board Members


Maggie McKendry

Assistant Athletic Director, Kent State University

Vice President

Josh Rider

Director & VA Certifying Official, Kent State University


Colin Boyle

Executive Vice President and CFO, Hometown Bank


Dominique Bollenbacher

Customer Service Representative, Hometown Bank



Board Members

Bridget Tipton

Co-Owner, Bell Tower Brewing

Ed Butch

Assistant Director, Content & Education, CITI Program

Jessica Ryan

Customer Service Care Lead, Smithers-Oasis

Sage Culley

Senior Project Manager, Meetings & Events, The Davey Tree Expert Company

Robin Spano

Social Media Freelancer

Board of Governors


Mike Beder

Owner/Partner, Venice Cafe & Water Street Tavern

Mike Finley

Owner, Hall-Green Agency

Lewis, Mike

President and CEO, Hometown Bank

Tom Wilke

Economic Development Director, City of Kent

Committee Chairs

Design Committee
Bridget Tipton

Marketing Committee
Heather Malarcik & Lesley Sickle

Operations Committee
Maggie McKendry & Josh Rider

Business Enhancement Committee
Sage Culley




Heather Malarcik, Executive Director
Lesley Sickle, Marketing & Branding


Main Street Kent is always looking for friendly, energetic, reliable individuals to become volunteers with our organization. Every event we host requires the help of volunteers. Being a Main Street Kent volunteer is a great way to meet new people, know what’s going on in our community, and give back to it. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email info@mainstreetkent.org