LORAIN PALACE CIVIC CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Debra Blaushild – I have been in the media industry my entire career. After managing the marketing for a large auto dealership for three years, my first sales position was in radio here in Cleveland at a country station that no longer exists. From radio I was a sales person in broadcast TV news business development at WOIO/CLE43. Other than a few years living and working in Miami, I have lived in Cleveland my entire life, growing up on the West side in Sheffield Village, graduating from Kent State and the marrying and raising my family on the east side. I have two grown boys living in Columbus and Brooklyn. My hobby is being on the talent on CBS19 doing client interviews and in the past, hosting a cable show for Adelphia. My professional expertise is in researching and evaluating the intricacies and goals of local businesses and using marketing tools to create successful marketing campaigns online and on TV.
Nicole Shinsky – I was born in Oberlin, raised in Vermilion, and currently reside in Lorain. I have three children, Holly (son-in-law Brian) 25, Lexi 20, Kwintyn 7, and a grandbaby. I am the current Northwest Branch Manager (formerly Lorain National Bank) of the Broadway, Pearl and 6th Street offices. I started at Lorain National Bank in April 2001. I’ve been in banking for 17 years. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Lorain County. I am currently the treasurer with Lorain Growth Corp, currently a member of the Lorain Lions Club, committee member for LCADA’s Pearls of Wisdom dinner and I am a part of Leadership Lorain County’s alumni committee. I enjoy time with my family, live music, and traveling.
Ron Wooledge – Was the manager of several F. W. Woolworth stores over an 8 year period before moving to Lorain where he assumed ownership of Willow Hardware 1975-2008 and Willow Rental 2001-2016. Ron has been a loyal Kiwanis member for 25 years. His three sons all graduated from Admiral King High School. Two generations of the Wooledge family were active in the Lorain Palace Youth Theater.
Kevin Riley – A Lorain, Ohio resident, Kevin has spent the majority of his professional career in real estate consulting, real estate appraisal, and land use consulting in Ohio and 7 other states. Since 1990. Kevin has also provided services to Ohio and the U.S. in “complex problem solving” authoring, political consulting, and mass and micro research. In performing various tasks for The Lorain Palace Theater, Kevin finds working independently the most effective, as it provides the other board members team-working paths to work on areas they deem worthy in service to improving The Lorain Palace Theater. Kevin also has a budding career as an abstract expressionist painter and illustrator. Kevin is the father of two daughters.
Rebecca Rodriguez – As a lifelong resident of Lorain, Rebecca is passionate about serving her community and building connections, while keeping balance with her three children and one grandchild. Rebecca is currently a Health & Nutrition Manager and a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. Her focus has been working with children and families in various capacities for over 20 years. She has a strong commitment to investing time and energy into furthering the economic resurgence of the city, including one of its most valuable assets, The Lorain Palace Theater. Even though she is currently working on her Master’s in Public Administration, Rebecca enjoys spending time on adventures with her family and supporting local arts, entertainment and businesses. She also can be found searching for the latest musical artist’s CD that she likes…if she’s not there, then she is probably behind the stage with the band.