Board of Trustees
In addition to working with her husband in their robotics supply company, AndyMark, Inc., Mary has volunteered with the Hospital Cheer Guild, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and with FIRST Robotics teams. If she could meet any author, she’d choose Haven Kimmel, author of the best-selling memoir A Girl Named Zippy. She brings the perspective of an active library user to her work on the library board.
A Kokomo native and long-term board member, Joe is familiar to many area residents due to his tenure as a teacher for Kokomo Schools. He was also part of the library board when KHCPL Main was beautifully renovated. Joe especially enjoys the library’s genealogy section and has traced his ancestry back to Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.
Dee believes that a public library is one of the most important services a community can have and she loves the classes the library offers. When she’s not teaching at Western High School, you might find her reading, working on landscaping, or being inspired to create something unique such as the drop-leaf table she designed herself.
A Premier Agent with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and active community volunteer, Alan cites the library as being influential in his life by opening up new worlds to him as a youth and a place where he still discovers new things. He enjoys acting, and is our only current board member to have appeared on stage and screen.
With a degree in business management, Clee wishes he’d had the chance to meet business guru Peter Drucker. He enjoys the community service aspect of being a trustee. He is also an avid motorcyclist and a member of the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders. His maternal grandmother belonged to the Indiana War Mothers and had seven sons serving simultaneously in the armed forces during World War II.
A retired teacher, Karen is interested in seeing the library partner with local schools. She has visited a number of libraries across the US and has also used a number of them for research purposes, including the National Archives. She loves to dig into her family’s history, but has a number of other interests and experiences as well, including a stint working with the FBI.
Cathy is a passionate community volunteer, having served on boards as diverse as the Howard County Historical Society, Kiwanis, and Project Access. As a reader, she appreciates Ernest Hemingway. She enjoys her role as a library trustee because of the chance it gives her to help lead the library she loves into the future with new ideas and new services.