Board Members

Last Updated: 8/7/2019 4:35 PM

sprague     Laurin Sprague - Board President

Originally from Lima, Ohio, Laurin began his teaching career in the Hamilton Schools in 1983. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Masters in Educational Leadership from Miami University. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Laurin’s educational career in Hamilton spanned over thirty years as a teacher, principal and district administrator over the Fine Arts program.

Laurin is active in the Hamilton community as he serves on the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra Board, Co-Chairs the Hamilton 4th of July Committee and is a member of the Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. He is also an active member and Choir Director at Hamilton First Baptist Church.

Laurin’s wife, Lisa, is a retired Hamilton teacher. He has three sons, Andrew, Alex, and Alexander, who graduated with honors from Hamilton High School.

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sprague    Margaret (Mag) Baker - Vice President

board president     Rob Weigel

Rob was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio and graduated from Hamilton High School in 2003. He then went on to graduate from Wright State University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. After graduation, Rob began working for his father at Weigel Funeral Home where he became the fourth generation in his family to be licensed in funeral service.

Rob is embracing Hamilton’s revitalization by living downtown and being an active member of the community. He is currently a member of Hamilton Rotary Club and also serves on several boards including Partners in Prime and The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Involvement in these organizations gives Rob a chance to give back to the community that he calls home.

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Steve Isgro pic      Steve Isgro

Steve was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He is a graduate of Miami University with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Studies. He is currently employed as an Investigator for the Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser. He is retired from the Hamilton Police Department, with the rank of Lieutenant, Commander of the Investigation Bureau. He also worked for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the Child Support Enforcement Agency.

Steve is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College XXVII. He has served on the Board of Directors for Transitional Living Inc. and has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President.

Steve was active in the Hamilton Welcomes the Holidays Committee as Santa Claus.

Served as an Instructor and Academy Commander for the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy.

Steve is married to Judy Yeakle Isgro and has two children and three grandchildren.

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 Scott Kruger Pic    Shaquila Mathews

Shaquila Mathews (Pastor Shaq) born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, attended Hamilton City Schools and went on to attend Crossroads Bible College. She is the Founder/Pastor of Truth & Life Community Church.

Shaquila is heavily involved in the community. She is indeed a servant leader serving on several boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton and The Open Door food pantry. She is also a member of both the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.

Shaquila Mathews is the Founder and CEO of a non-profit called H.Y.P.E. (Hamilton Young People Empowered). H.Y.P.E., which started 5 years ago, encompasses 5 unique programs aimed at empowering the youth in Hamilton. These programs include The Pastor Shaq Job/Mentoring Youth Program, Books & Barbershop, HYPE Open Gym game night, H.Y.P.E. Music, and HYPE BOXING.

Pastor Shaq is married to Brandon Mathews and the mother of two beautiful boys who both attend Hamilton City Schools.

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