John Paul Houser
John Paul Houser is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School, the Pennsylvania State University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he graduated summa cum laude. A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, John is employed at his family’s business, the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc. located in Ebensburg and Nanty Glo.
Brian Strenko graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2008 with a degree in business marketing. Brian is a licensed insurance agent employed by Supplemental Benefits Services. He is also an active member of the Ebensburg Rotary Club. He is married and resides with his wife, Mandi, near Ebensburg.
Christina Koren serves as the Executive Director of Mission Integration and Community Engagement at Mount Aloysius College. A native of Ebensburg, PA, Christina earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pa.
Christina is a committee member of the Cambria County Heart Association’s Heartchase and the Ebensburg Potatofest. She is also a member of the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies and the Ebensburg Women’s Moose Chapter. She holds membership in the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers, the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities and the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Christina also enjoys time participating in the local Ebensburg golf and bowling community leagues.
One of her focuses will be connecting the Mount Aloysius College community members with events in Ebensburg and surrounding areas.
Julianne Bishop is the owner and operator of Gold Rush Diamonds and Boutique, located in the Ebensburg Mini Mall. Julianne is originally from Hastings, PA and has been in business in the local area for over 20 years. Ms. Bishop is very active in the community, donating her time to local business partnerships, networking groups, as well as school and church organizations.
Barb Kirby is the Manger of the Ebensburg Office of First National Bank and has been in banking for 30 years. She graduated from Penn Cambria High School and attended Cambria County Community College. She is also a member and assistant treasurer of the Ebensburg Rotary Club, board member of the Children & Youth Services and board member of the Cambria County Alliance for Business & Industry.
Jill Bender graduated with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is originally from Patton and she lived and worked in Lancaster, PA for 4 years after graduation, before relocating back to the area. She obtained the desgination of Certified Public Accountant and is currently an accountant for the Altoona Area School District. Jill is an active member of the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies (YPA) and Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals (GRYP) of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Cunningham is an Ebensburg native and graduate of Bishop Carroll High School. Last summer he, along with his wife, Carly, and two boys, Macklin and Asher, moved back to Ebensburg from Pittsburgh. Scott is the owner of Visual Element Media in Ebensburg and Pittsburgh. He is looking forward to becoming more involved in the local community.
Carol Myers joined Ebensburg Insurance Agency in 1988 and maintains a diversified personal and commercial insurance book of business. She initially studied property and casualty insurance at the Commercial Union Insurance School for Agents, has attained the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent and Certified Work Compensation Agent designation. She is currently a member of the Cambria County Industrial Development Board, Ebensburg Woman’s Club, Northern Cambria Business Assocation, Johnstown Chamber, and the East Hills Business Association.
Carol Rummel, 35 year resident of Ebensburg. Community volunteer and Chairperson of PotatoFest.
Matt Shutty, MBA is the Director of Operations and Business Services at Precision Business Solutions. Matt graduated from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After graduation he moved to Newark, DE to work for one of the top printing manufacturers in the East Coast. While there, he completed his Masters Degree at Goldey Beacom College. Matt lives in Hastings with with family and is very involved in the Youth Baseball Program and is currently the head Tee Ball coach.