2017 Board of Directors

Board of Directors Application

President – Tim Strathmeyer
Ground Roots
PO Box 70
Dover, PA 17315
Phone: 717-292-5683
Email: tim@strathmeyer.com
Vice President - Glenn Bustard
Bustard's Christmas Trees
2210 Bustard Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 610-584-4058
Email: gbustard@verizon.net
Treasurer – Chris Botek
Crystal Spring Tree Farm II
2424 Mahoning Drive East
Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: 570-657-0873
Email: info@cstreefarm.com
Past President – Jim Rockis
Quarter Pine Tree Farm
1276 Dogwood Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-282-3470
Email: jerockis@gmail.com
Directors – Gregg Eshelman
Plow Farms
4339 Morgantown Road
Mohnton PA 19540
Phone: 610-856-7740
Email: gregg@plowfarms.com
  Mark McCurdy
McCurdy's Tree Farm
127 Chestnut Grove Road
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Phone: 717-432-4017
Email: mark@mccurdystreefarm.com
  Paul Shealer
Evergreen Acres Tree Farm
135 Fort Lebanon Road
Auburn, PA 17922-9724
Phone: 570-366-2809
Email: evergreenacres2809@hotmail.com
  Gary Thomas
Winterfarm, LLC
104 Fawn Hill
Millersville, PA 17551
Phone: 717-880-7678
Email: gthomas1a@aol.com
 

Russell Wagner
TLC Tree Farm
21 Harvest Lane
Hegins, PA 17938
Phone: 570-682-9890
Email: tlctree@comcast.net

PCTGA Headquarters & Staff

Denise Calabrese, CAE, Executive Director:
info@christmastrees.org

As Executive Director, Denise works with the board of directors to develop a yearly work plan that recognizes and implements the goals of PCTGA, as well as approves an annual budget; provides facilitative support to the board of directors and committees.

Lisa M. Ruggiers, Associate Executive Director:
assoced@christmastrees.org

As associate executive director, Lisa works with the executive director on the above duties.

Angela Burkett, Membership Director:
membership@christmastrees.org

The Membership Director’s responsibilities include membership retention and recruitment, database management and other duties as required.

Lori Zelesko, Events Director:
events@christmastrees.org

The role of the Events Director includes planning and execution of events; discussing and interacting with potential speakers, making all arrangements for speakers'; researching potential event sites in a location; arranging for all related services with hotel or other vendors; continuing arrangements with the property (hotel) throughout the execution of the event; working with database and registration staff; attending the event and providing on-site support as requested by the Executive Director; and any other duties as required.

Michelle Keyser, Director of Communications:
communications@christmastrees.org

The Director of Communications is responsible for overseeing all staff-directed communication efforts on behalf of the organization including electronic communications with members as well as the PCTGA website and its maintenance. Michelle writes and distributes press releases, responds to all media requests, oversees the PA Trees for Troops program and coordinates the PA State Christmas Tree donation program. She also coordinates other programs and handles other communications functions as required.

Courtney Kuntz, Assistant Communications Director:
comm@christmastrees.org

The Assistant Communications Director works with the Communications Director to implement promotional schedules and is also responsible for overseeing all e-communications, marketing materials and website management.

Tim Minnick, Communications Associate:
commassoc@christmastrees.org

The Communications Associate is responsible for all e-communications, marketing materials and social media for PCTGA.

Jennifer Swartz, Finance Administrator:
finance@christmastrees.org

Jennifer is responsible for the finances of the association and handles all accounts payable and receivable.

Leona Wagner, Database Management Administrator:
admin@christmastrees.org

Leona is responsible for all database entry and updating all information to include receiving membership renewals, applications, and event registrations. She serves as the primary staff member for processing credit cards via virtual terminal and as primary support for membership, finance, and events.

Jamie Hoffman, Event Specialist:
eventspec@christmastrees.org

Jamie assists the Events Director in the planning and execution of events.

Krista Olewine, Finance Specialist:
financespec@christmastrees.org

Krista works closely with the Finance Administrator and is responsible for creating and distributing client invoices as requested, credit card processing and following up on all outstanding payments and issues related to processed payments.

Joci Sykes, Office Specialist:
office@christmastrees.org

Joci serves as the primary administrative contact.