Meet the Ashtabula County Metroparks Board Members and Staff

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Paul Carpenter
Paul CarpenterBoard Member
Mr. Carpenter is a long time resident of Ashtabula County with a passion for all outdoor activities. He has been a volunteer with the Metro Parks for the past ten years and feels that “Ashtabula County is a great place to live!”
Robert Best
Robert BestBoard President
Mr. Best has been on the Metroparks Board for four years. He is also involved with the Friends of Conneaut Creek as well as other preservation groups. Mr. Best brings his extensive operational and organizational skills to the parks system.
Charles Kohli
Charles KohliBoard Member
Mr. Kohli is a Harpersfield native and now living in Ashtabula Harbor, Charlie Kohli has served on the park board for thirty years.
Marie Lane
Marie LaneVice President
Marie Lane is an Attorney and a resident of Saybrook Township. Marie came to Ashtabula County in 1998 to serve as the Director of the Ashtabula County Public Defender’s Office, where she continues today.

Marie is very active in the Ashtabula community and was appointed to the Metro Parks Board in January, 2016.

Holly Mayernick
Holly MayernickBoard Member
Holly joins the Metroparks Board with extensive knowledge of business, personnel and fundraising.
Larry Frimerman
Larry FrimermanMetroparks Executive Director
Mr. Frimerman joined the Metroparks in September of 2016. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and has served more than a decade as an Executive Director, moving a local conservation organization from a small fledgling land trust to a sustainable, nationally accredited regional organzation. The Metroparks is pleased that he has chosen Ashtabula County as his new home!
 Brett Bellas
Brett BellasMetroparks Operations Manager
Brett joins the Ashtabula Metroparks team with over 15 years of park operations and maintenance experience.
Pam Blough
Pam BloughMetroparks Office Manager
Pam has been the Clerk of the Board for the past 16 years. She started out as a Volunteer with the Friends of the Metroparks.