This summer is going to look a little different than last year. But there’s no rule saying beach reads can’t be enjoyed on the front porch. Dig out the mini umbrellas, add one to a homemade cocktail and escape into a new book.
Lisa Dalpiaz is the Director of Marketing and Air Service Development at the Akron-Canton Airport. She works hand-in-hand with airlines to bring flights to the region, all while introducing the community to the aviation world through meaningful connections. When she’s not at CAK, she’s out and about exploring Northeast Ohio with her husband, Eric, daughter, Emery, and son, Ethan.
Ryan Miller is the owner/operator of Deli Ohio in downtown Canton. Aside from running the restaurant, Ryan enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Lillian and Eleanor, and wife, Ashten. In addition to Deli Ohio, he also owns and redevelops commercial property in Canton and is a co-owner of 405 Wellness. Ryan lives, works and plays in Canton.
Mary Jo Harroff, acting executive director, joined Girls on the Run in 2008 as a coach and fundraiser when she lived in Chicago. Upon returning to Canton, she immediately volunteered as a coach for girls and quickly became involved with the organization’s growth as a member of the board and now as the acting volunteer executive director. Girls on the Run inspires girls in grades 3 through 8 to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.
Cristina Sicard recently graduated from the University of Georgia (go dawgs), attaining a Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education preK-5. She considers herself a “Bob-Dawg” because she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University (go bobcats). Going from Athens, Ohio, to Athens, Georgia, resulted in all kinds of crazy, beautiful moments.
Erin Murphy is a communications specialist at Aultman Hospital. Before joining the Aultman team, she spent nearly 10 years building library collections geared toward teens, working with teen library volunteers and planning after-school programming. She really recommends following your favorite authors on social media. Who doesn’t love to hear what is coming next? And many of them share great beloved pet pictures.
Stephanie Simmons is a lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography. Her style is focused on raw, authentic moments, and she is passionate about working with families to capture the important details of their little one’s lives that they’ll want to remember for years to come. She shoots outdoors on location within the Akron, Canton and Cleveland area as well as at her studio in downtown Hartville.
Erin Mingus is a mom of two handsome boys and the proud owner of The Birch Tree Furniture and Boutique. Beauty, fashion, design and all things creative and outside of the box are her thing. Learning to love and understand all things in this lifetime are her goals. She believes, “If you’re not growing or learning, you are going nowhere!”
Aubrey Helmuth Miller founded Redbudsuds—a 4-in-1 soap company—because she believes that small things you do every day have the capacity to change the world. Her favorite things currently include exploring trails and paddling with her 3-month old, traveling with the RBS Teardrop Shop, picking on her banjo and breakfast.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass