Monday, December 29, 2014

April Linard '05

April Linard has been the Director of Bands at Union Local High School in Belmont, Ohio, for the past nine years. This fall one of her students, Hannah Smith, asked Linard to nominate her for an audition for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, Linard eagerly agreed. And Smith was accepted. In New York, Linard learned that “Hannah’s audition came in first out of all of 24 selected flute players – and out of all applications from all over the country.”

Linard and Smith arrived in New York City a week before Thanksgiving and spent their days rehearsing and sight-seeing. “My favorite moments were actually marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade,” Linard said. “It was an awesome experience to see so many people wave to you and wish you ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ along the parade route.”

Linard teaches all bands grades 5-12, 7th grade general music, and high school theatre.

Tammy Troyer '99

Tammy Troyer ’09 RN, BSN, is part of a new and growing trend in healthcare – Nursing Informatics. As a clinical documentation improvement specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Troyer helps ensure payers, such as Medicaid, reimburse hospitals for the full extent of their care, and ultimately improve patient care by having a more complete medical record. Her team is highly valued as they help the hospital receive reimbursement for millions of dollars for care that was provided but somehow not completely documented and billed.

Compassion, said Troyer, is a lasting lesson she took with her from Malone. "Always be compassionate in whatever field you go into,” she said. “Sometimes all it takes is a touch to make someone feel better, or a prayer to help get someone through a rough time. Never let your job be automatic, always give 100% because you never know whose life you will touch.“

Bryon Clayton '00, MMP 103

The Research Park Corp. board of directors has voted to hire Malone alumnus Byron C. Clayton as its CEO after a six-month national search. Clayton, an economic developer, is currently the vice president of cluster acceleration for NorTech, a nonprofit group in Cleveland. He earned his bachelor degree in business management from Malone and was voted the most outstanding senior in his class. Clayton holds a Doctor of Management in Mergers and Acquisitions from Case Western Reserve University; a Master of Business Administration from Myers University, and has completed coursework at Tuskegee University.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Michael A. Oster, Jr. '99

Michael A. Oster, Jr. '99 has been elected to the Butler County Court of Common Pleas as a General Division Judge. His term will start on February 9, 2015.




Monday, December 1, 2014

Jeremy Scott '98

Jeremy Scott '98 is Senior Vice President of the District Policy Group. Before joining the District Policy Group, Jeremy served as director of public policy for the national Tourette Syndrome Association, legislative associate with Kinghorn & Associates, LLC, a government consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and legislative correspondent and staff assistant for U.S. Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH)—focusing primarily on health issues.

Jeremy graduated magna cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in government.

Vera (Shaver) McKelley '82

Vera (Shaver) McKelley '82 has launched a new business. She is Operations Manager for V&B Specialties, LLC, an online retailer of fine home decor. Learn more at


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chelsea Sampsel '13 and Kenton Jones

Chelsea Sampsel '13 and Kenton Jones on June 14, 2014.  Chelsea is a teacher and the couple lives in Columbus.


Laura (Wenger) Carmany '06

Laura Carmany '06 is an entrepreneur and the owner of The Wholesome Hive, a business that focuses on the physical well-being of the local customer through the education and use of high quality, homemade, chemical-free, all-natural body and home care products. Learn more at

Laura and her husband, Matt Carmany '04 a beekeeper, live in Canton with their two sons.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nicholas Benjaman and Mariem Grace Bell

A son, Nicholas Benjamin ("Nico") to John and Rebecca (Haver) Bell '00 born and placed with them on September 4, 2013 and a daughter Mariem Grace ("Emmy") born and placed with them on May 20, 2014.  Both adoptions have finalized, and the family is moving from Denver back to Honduras, where John and Becca work with the Micah Project, a group home ministry for street boys.

Garret Barbush '07

Garret Barbush '07 earned his M.B.A. at Lebanon Valley College in 2013. After 3 years in corporate America, Barbush was offered the Executive Director position with Men of Iron, a community benefit organization designed to sharpen men and strengthen churches across the nation. Barbush is the most senior manager of Men of Iron’s operational hierarchy and is charged with increasing the number of church partners, serving as spokesman for the ministry and crating ministry diversification and financial sustainability. Visit the Men of Iron website.

In his corporate career at Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, Garret developed new business and expanded existing relationships. He was on the team that creation and implementation of a training manual for all members of the sales department. He served on the Pennsylvania region's Workflow Enhancement Team, the MidAtlantic Farm Credit's Strategic Action Council and was awarded the company's Distinguished Service Award in October, 2011.

Tina Savant Gibson '82

Tina Savant Gibson '82 has always loved words. She spent twenty-something fabulous years in financial services marketing as a marketing director and a marketing vice president. She even had her own biz as a marketing consultant. But these days, her love for Jesus is taking her words in a different direction. Her heart is overflowing with life stories. She has launched a blog and is writing and speaking for Him. Tina and her husband, Gibby (aka “Frank” ’80) have been on a great adventure together for almost a quarter of a century! Visit Tina’s blog at

Tina's story:  I didn’t choose Malone. God did. My family had just moved to Ohio from Illinois due to my Dad’s cancer. As a junior transfer student, I visited Malone only because it was a 45 minute drive to my folks. But instantly, I felt at home.  I had some awesome professors (Burley Smith and Alvin Anderson to name just 2), participated in Dr. Lair’s magnificent NYC trip during December break, and was even crowned Homecoming Queen while Russ Taft (look him up!) sang at my coronation.

The best thing? God used my Malone experience to lead me closer to Him! He put wonderful people along my path. After graduation, I worked a year in the Malone Admissions Office. My Dad died during that time and the love and support I felt from my Malone family is as fresh in my heart as yesterday.Today, that heart is yearning to share my faith with others through writing, speaking, and blogging. And, I know that my Malone experience has prepared me for this new venture because I didn’t choose it. God did!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tanya Hockman '94, '99

The Malone University volleyball team defeated Walsh University on October 28, 2014. This win gave 16th-year Pioneer head coach Tanya Hockman her 400th career win at the school.

Hockman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries in 1994 and was a four-year letter-winner in both volleyball and basketball. She went on to attain a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, also at Malone, in 1999.

Tammy Lawson '07

Tammy Lawson '07 is a 7-12th grade Bible teacher at Christian Academy Schools in Sidney, Ohio.

Maria Baker '13 and Micah Thomas '13

Maria Baker and Micah Thomas on June 28, 2014 in Canton. The wedding reception took place at the Johnson Center Dinning Hall at Malone University. They live in Apex, North Carolina. Maria is a second grade teacher of an ESL cluster group at Greenwood Elementary School in Lee County. Micah is in his second year in the Masters of Divinity program at Duke University.

Abby Segers ’13 and Thomas Shaub ‘14

Abby Segers '13 and Thomas Shaub '14 on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, Ohio. Abby is a communication arts, pubic relations graduate and Thomas is a bible and theology graduate. The couple lives in Canton.

Erik Hansen '14

Erik Hansen '14 is the Creative Arts Director at Grace Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Middleburg Heights. Erik writes, "I couldn't have done it without my Malone education! I feel very prepared for what I am doing, because my professors gave me the opportunity to learn exactly the tools I needed for this type of job.

...working for Ryan Laux (and Mike Land '07 before him) was just as important to my Malone experience. The knowledge and experience I gained in those opportunities as a student worker gave me the expertise to advance quickly in my field.

Lastly, Malone gave me the opportunity to build a solid spiritual foundation in my studies. I actually think this has been the most important aspect of my whole college career, because now that all the activities, classes, and the "college experience" are over, what still sticks out to me is the Christian foundation that everything was built on. My professors, especially Dr. Moroney, were incredible in helping me to cultivate a solid foundation for my faith."

Cassie Hunt '14

Cassie Hunt '14, a Community and Public Health graduate, is now serving with AmeriCorps, assigned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s GIS Planning Task Force Team. Cassie is currently in a 12-week training camp in Vicksburg, Mississippi, learning the ropes as a Health and Wellness Team Liaison and Service Learning Initiator in preparation for a 17-week deployment.

Amber Bourcier '13

Amber Bourcier '13, a Community Health Education graduate, is currently completing an internship at Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, as a Patient and Family Liaison. This is a final component of her course work for a Masters in Public Health.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Kelly Ann Gerber '14

Kelly Ann Gerber '14 is an insurance agent with Mutual of Omaha.

She writes, "I love the job tremendously. My job is to help families look at their finances and prepare for the unexpected, such as how they will pay their mortgage if they should become disabled or lose their spouse. I help them budget to send kids to college and my specialty is working with the senior market and Medicare supplements."


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Edie Bowman '13

Edie Bowman '13 graduated with a B.A. in communication arts and a concentration in theatre. She wrote and directed a very successful community play entitled  The Courtroom and performed in June, 2014 at Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Edie was featured in the Canton Repository and interviewed on The Ron Ponder and Pioneer radio shows on WHBC. She is the founder of Into The Light Productions. Her next production is for a dinner theatre show, The Christmas Blessing, to be performed on Sunday, December 7th at First Christian Church in Canton.



Friday, October 31, 2014

Halle St. John '13 and Chris Kyger '15


Halle St. John '13 is engaged to Chris Kyger '15.  Halle is a communication arts, public relations graduate and Chris is a senior exercise science major at Malone. The couple is planning a September 5, 2015 wedding.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lin McDowell '96

Lin McDowell '96 is the weekend morning news anchor and weeknight traffic reporter at Charlotte, North Carolina's powerhouse AM radio station, News/Talk 1110 WBT. Pioneer fans will remember Lin as a guest announcer for Malone athletic teams. He produced and hosted three different radio talk shows including a one hour classic Christian music program called "The Flashback Show" that aired on a Canton station and can be heard via the station's web site around the world. Lin also served as a member-at-large of the Malone University Alumni Executive Board.

Doug Parsons '67

Linda Parsons has written "A Symphony for Douglas" in honor of her husband, Doug '67, and as a fundraiser for AFTD and the Alzheimer's Associaton. Premier concert on November 2, 2014 at Westbrook Park United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Morrison on the carillon, Mark Thewes on the organ and the Concert of Hope Choir.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Logan Cole '12 and Evan Ferwerda '12

Logan Cole and Evan Ferwerda on June 21, 2014 in Akron. Logan is a third grade teacher at Foster Elementary School in the Ludington Area School District and a youth competitive cheerleading coach and dance instructor at Letha Fulton School of Dance. Evan is a manager and part owner of a Best Western Hotel and a CrossFit Instructor.  The couple lives in Ludington, Michigan.



Friday, October 17, 2014

Kathryn Duffey '09

In summer 2014, Kathryn Duffey ’09 studied key species re-introduction efforts of the great steppe in Mongolia, the "Land of the Blue Sky". Kathryn lives in Canton and took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shauna (Kemp) Barham '09

Shauna (Kemp) Barham ’09 is working in the intensive care unit at Unity Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. She has completed and passed the Certification for Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses (CCRN) exam, a national certification for critical care recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Shauna and her husband, Benjamin, live in Brockport, with their daughter, Sophia.

Jennifer Martin '11 and Zach Jolley

Jennifer Martin '11 to Zach Jolley on June 15, 2013.  Jennifer teaches third grade at Apple Creek Elementary School. The couple lives in Wooster, Ohio.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eric Wilson '13

Eric Wilson ’13 is the Owner and Head Coach at Cuyahoga Falls CrossFit. Eric is a CrossFit L-1 Trainer, CrossFit Football Trainer, and CrossFit Strongman Trainer. He is Co-Owner and Offensive Coordinator for the Summit County Storm Minor League Football Team in Akron. Eric majored in exercise science and played football all 4 years at Malone. Learn more at

Michael Medure '95

Michael Medure ’95 has been the principal at Franklin Elementary school in the Massillon City School District for the past six years and was a finalist for the 2014 Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Distinguished Principal Award. Medure was honored to be nominated by his staff members who consider him to be an excellent role model and appreciate his commitment and dedication to students and families. Read more here:

Alex McMahan '07

In summer 2014, Alex McMahan ’07 studied traditional ecological knowledge of the Makushi and the potential of local wisdom to guide conservation initiatives in the South American country of Guyana. Alex, a teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow took the graduate course in pursuit of his master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Annabelle Grace and Raymer Michael Greenlief

A daughter, Annabella Grace, on May 30 to Mike '08 and Jody Greenlief. The couple also adopted a son, Raymer Michael, on May 23. Mike is an associate pastor at Atlanta Road Alliance Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination. The family lives in Seaford, Del.

Jarod Nottingham '03

Jarod Nottingham ’03 is Fuel Procurement Manager at Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. of Canton and volunteers as the PTO President for Avondale Elementary School. He is married to Jaime (Anderson) ’03 and they have three children, Bree (7), Reese (5), and Dax (3). Jarod encourages everyone to collect Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education for your local school or for Avondale Elementary.

Elizabeth Unger '13

In summer 2014, Elizabeth Unger ’13 studied what it takes to save species in the wild and engage with local partners developing and testing site-specific methods of community engagement to sustain ecological and social health in Hawaii. Elizabeth, who lives in Akron, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Barbara Potts '08, M218

Barbara Potts ’08, M218 graduated from Kent State University with her Master of Library and Information Science and was hired at Liberty University as a Research Assistance Librarian, Faculty status.

Christina Marsh '14

Christina Marsh ’14 has accepted a full time position at Akron Children's Hospital as an RN. She was inducted into the Pi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society at Malone in the spring of 2013.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ethan Jeffrey Karbowiak

A son, Ethan Jeffrey,  on June 3, 2014 to Julia (Evanovich) '99 and Mike Karbowiak. Julia teaches 7th grade social studies at Stanton Middle School. Mike works as a logistics analyst for Nestle USA in Solon. The family lives in Kent.

Alisha Hershberger '08 and Andrew Rinefierd

Alisha (Hershberger) to Andrew Rinefierd on April 5, 2014. Alisha is the Traffic Assistant for 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA. They live in Pittsburgh.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tim Carmany '07

Tim Carmany is one of 160 artists in the Akron Art Prize contest on display in downtown Akron art galleries.  Tim's artwork is entitled "Advanced Anatomy #7" and is painted on 6 overlapping windows in 3-D fashion. It is on display at the Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. For more details, see 

Tim is the manager at The Hub Gallery and Studios in Canton.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Keegan Spera '03

Keegan Spera is a Manager of Shelter Research and Development at the national ASPCA, working remotely in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated with honors from Gonzaga University with a Master of Arts in Leadership and Communication in 2012. Keegan is also the owner and photographer of Keegan Spera Photography. She lives in the Charleston area with her husband, Eric and their three rescued fur-children.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Matthew L. Strayer '

Shelley Urey '82, '13

Shelley Urey earned her M.A. degree in Education for Clinical Counseling in Dec. 2013. She is an Outpatient Therapist with Coleman Behavioral Health. Shelley writes, "I am truly blessed to serve the clients at this agency and am inspired by them everyday."

Ruby (Rivera) Gibbons '88

Ruby (Rivera) Gibbons has accepted the position as Chaplain with Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare. She will serve as the Pastor of the hospital. Ruby was also named Emerging Leader of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter Region 8. Ruby has earned an M. A. in Education in Christian Counseling, M.S. in Social Administration,  a B.A. in Social Work from Malone University, and a B.A. in Theology.

Julia Barber '14 and TJ McDonald '13

Julia Barber to TJ McDonald on August 9, 2014 at Parkside Church in Green. TJ is working at Canton First Friends as the Director of Church Media and Julia works at the Evangelical Friends Church - Eastern Region World Outreach Center as the Executive Secretary. Julia writes, "We're living in Canton and doing well!"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marcy Watry '

Marcy Watry is the principal at Regina Coeli/St. Joseph Campus in Alliance, one of the Holy Cross Academy Catholic schools. Watry has been the principal at the academy’s Sts. Philip and James campus since 2010. She has taught in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Ohio, joining Sts. Philip and James School as a teacher in 2001.

Watry is a New Jersey native and graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville in 1987 with a bachelor degree in education.  She earned a master degree in education from Walsh University in 2007 and a second master’s degree in education administration at Malone.


Beth Clark-Thomas '94, M.A. in Education

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ashley Esther Jones

A daughter, Ashley Esther, on July 23, 2014 to Robert and Laura (Schnur) Jones ’02. Laura is a compliance officer for a regional bank.  The family lives in Fairfax, VA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

G. Ira Wentworth '93, '97 M.A. in Education

G. Ira Wentworth is the Superintendent of Indian Valley Local Schools in Gnaddenhutten, Ohio. Here is his advice:

What skill should recent grads hone?C
Communication skills are critical, both oral and written. Represent yourself well.

What is your advice for working in a secular world?
Take time to stay plugged in to Jesus. Time in the Word and prayer is a must to maintain His perspective in our work.

What’s the greatest thing Malone prepared you for?
I met both Jesus and my wife, Amy (Allgyer) while at Malone. Those two have been the central figures in my life ever since.

What skill should recent grads hone?
Communication skills are critical, both oral and written. Represent yourself well.

How did you find your first job?
I got my first job at East Canton High School, where I had done my student teaching. I believe I got that job because I made a favorable impression during student teaching. This can be summed up in one of my favorite quotes by Rick Renner, "Our lives today are nothing more than the result of the decisions we made yesterday.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shannon Gillespie '97

Shannon Gillespie has been hired as a full time nursing instructor at ITT Technical Institute in Akron. She lives in Massillon and is pictured here with her fiance Rudy Rico and his son, David




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dave Limbaugh '14

Dave graduated with a degree in Middle Childhood Education and has been hired by the Plain Local School District as an 8th Grade Science teacher at Oakwood Middle School in Canton.

Naomi Bosler '14

Naomi Bosler is now working at First Christian Day Services in Canton as direct care staff.  "I'm really excited to be working in such a positive environment and to have the opportunity to work with adults with developmental disabilities. They are wonderful!" writes Naomi, "Hope all is well at Malone! I can't believe my time there is already over and new freshmen are about to come. I hope they experience the same amazing spiritual and personal growth that I did."


Damaris Murphy '12

Damaris Murphy is an elementary intervention specialist position at Lima City. "I am excited for the school year!", writes Damaris. This past year, Damaris was a 7th and 9th grade intervention specialist with Canton City Schools.

Elizabeth Reynolds '12

Elizabeth Reynolds is a nurse with Grand Valley Local Schools in Orwell, Ohio. She received the 2014 Susan Kramer Excellence in School Nursing Award for her outstanding work with children dealing with diabetes. Elizabeth is also a nurse during the summer at Camp Ho Mita Koda, the nation’s oldest ongoing camp for children with diabetes and a program of Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland.

The annual award recognizes the contributions of a school nurse who demonstrates compassion, initiative and leadership in the care and management of diabetes in an elementary, middle or high school setting.

“I’m extremely honored to have been selected for this wonderful award,” said Reynolds. “I am blessed to enjoy my work as I do and to have the opportunity to work with all of the students at Grand Valley Local Schools and the campers at Camp Ho Mita Koda.”

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hannah (McCormish) '12 and Timothy Serafino '13

Hannah and Timothy Serafino are English teachers in Seoul, South Korea. They teach at a private academy for children ranging from preschool-6th grade. Hannah writes, "Our work is challenging, but rewarding."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Andrew Griffin '04

Andrew Griffin has been promoted to Supervisor at Hall, Kistler & Company LLP. Griffin joined the company in 2004 after receiving his bachelor of science in Accounting and Business. He practices in the areas of accounting, audit and tax for clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution and wholesale industries as well as other closely held companies. He serves on several firm committees including the oil and gas and audit and accounting committees.

Griffin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS) - Appalachia. He is a graduate of the 2007 Spotlight Stark County program and is a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Preservation Society.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jared Messer '14

Jared Messer '14 is a pitcher with the Kansas City T-Bones. Messer is a 6-foot, 180-pound right-hander originally from Massillon. After the Washington Nationals picked Messer in the 38th round of the 2012 June Amateur Draft, he did not sign, but opted to finish his collegiate career and earned a bachelor of arts in Exercise Science.  A Pioneer starter in his last season, Messer went 6-4 with a 2.70 ERA, four complete games, two shutouts, 66 strikeouts and 18 walks in 76 2/3 innings.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tyler Light '14

Millwood, Inc. announced its title sponsorship of professional golfer Tyler Light on August 5, 2014. Light is currently participating in the National Golf Associations NGA Professional Golf Tour. Overall, he is in the 32nd position for the Pro Series 2014 and averaging 70.69 to par.

Light began golfing at the age of three and participated in his first tournament by the age of five. He learned his love of the game from his father and grandfather - both of whom introduced him to golf.

Light earned a bachelor of arts in Business Administration at Malone and was a stand out on the Pioneer golf team. In the University's first season of full NCAA Division II eligibility, Light helped Malone to a national semifinalist finish. at the NCAA national championship competition. In addition, Light was named GLIAC Co-Player of the Year (along with teammate Nate Tarter), earned NCAA Division II Ping All-America Third Team accolades and was named as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for NCAA Division II as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Tyler lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to be close to courses he will play in the next year of the NGA Pro Golf Tour.



Mark Cooper '11

Mark Cooper is director of operations at Youth Impact Racing, a not for profit organization that "helps youth from the cities get their hands dirty." Youth Impact Racing provides opportunities for youth to build and race competitive racing karts to encourage healthy competition and team building. Organization team members use skills learned in the automotive industry to help teenagers learn trades and become productive members of society.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Hothem '71

Margaret "Peggy" Hothem received the distinction of Professor Emeritus at Gordon College where she taught Recreation and Leisure Studies for 34 years. She retired in 2013.

Deb (Stocking) Beer '76

Deb (Stocking) Beer served as Moderator for the annual business meeting of the Church of the Brethren in Northern Ohio.  As Moderator she presided over the business of 47 churches in the district and planned three worship services, including preaching on Sunday morning. The theme for the conference was “Dwell on These Things” taken from Philippians 4:8.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tim Jolly '69

Tim Jolly and his wife, Patty, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in Rome, Italy where they renewed their wedding vows.  Tim is the president of Tim Jolly Insurance in Fairlawn. He is an independent insurance agent for home, auto, business, life and health insurance. The couple lives in Akron.

Scott Hyland '96

The Davey Tree Expert Co. has promoted Scott Hyland to director of marketing.  In 2003, Hyland joined Davey and has since worked in numerous corporate communications and marketing capacities. Hyland has been responsible for direct response strategy, internet marketing and digital programs, including company websites, email marketing, mobile and paid organic search initiatives.

Hyland is a member of Davey’s President’s Council, the American Marketing Association and is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist. Prior to joining Davey, he worked in sports marketing and professional athlete representation for multiple firms. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in social science at Malone University.

Scott is married to Dawn (Crilow) '97. The couple has two children, Anderson and Jill.


Grace Therese Petersen

A daughter, Grace Therese, on  March 14, 2014 to April (Hartshorn) '09 and Paul Petersen. April, formerly a 1st grade teacher, is now a stay at home mom. Paul is a piping engineer at River Consulting. The family lives in Pittsburgh, PA.