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 and Principal Architect, Point B Studio

Ed Butch
Assistant Director, Content & Education, CITI Program

Eric Helmstedter
Interim Economic Develpment Director, City of Kent

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

Mike Beder
Owner/Partner, Venice Cafe, Water Street Tavern, Lake House Kitchen + Bar, Cleveland Bagel Cafe

Board of Governors

Mike Finley
Owner, Hall-Green Agency

Mike Lewis
President and CEO, Hometown Bank


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