• Maryellen O’Shaughnessy

    Maryellen O’Shaughnessy serves as Vice President and chairs the back-packing/hiking program activities. By day, she oversees nearly 200 Deputy Clerks in five legal divisions and the state’s largest auto title division as Franklin County Clerk of Courts. Since being elected in 2007, she has led the successful implementation of e-Filing and leveraged technology to improve services and reduce wait times. Re-elected to her third term in 2016, Clerk O’Shaughnessy continues to make timely, accurate and courteous service to Franklin County a cornerstone of her administration. A graduate of Bishop Watterson High School and The Ohio State University, Clerk O’Shaughnessy…

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  • Tricia Kovacs

    Tricia Kovacs is a life-long Ohio cyclist who teaches bicycle education to adults and children in the Columbus area. She is retired from a software engineering career with AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories, and is currently working part-time as a bike mechanic at Bikes for All People. Her cycling community ties include serving as secretary of Ohio Bicycle Federation, serving as chair of the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues and as chair of the Gahanna Bicycle and Trail Advisory Committee. “My goal is to work with others to help them overcome fear of the roads by creating a peaceful coexistence on the…

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  • Scott Brown

    Scott Brown is the Executive Director of one of the country’s largest Rotary Clubs. He is passionate about leading club members in service to the local and international communities. He began his tenure in 2008 and has been a Rotarian since 2003. Columbus Rotary and its partners contribute nearly $250,000 in grants and scholarships each year to the community. Beyond these dollars the Club contributes hundreds of hours of hands-on assistance. Scott’s specialties include: – Nonprofit management – Membership growth – Public & Community relations – Cultivating business relationships Previously Scott worked for the State of Ohio for 16…

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  • Jon Davis

    Jon Davis is an avid bicyclist, hiker and backpacker.  Forging his love for God’s great outdoors while attending high school in Colorado, he has continued to pursue outdoor activities throughout his life.  Recently he has backpacked in the Canadian Rockies and conquered the Colorado River rafting through the Grand Canyon with his family. Jon has participated in Pelotonia, the grassroots fundraising event for the Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center, every year since its inception in 2009.  This provides the combined benefit of riding his bike and supporting a cause he’s passionate…

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  • Ryan Deeter

    Ryan Deeter has been in the sales industry for 10+ years and specifically in the Residential Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Industries. As a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana, Ryan earned his BA and Majored in Religion and Ethics. Ryan worked in the Health and Fitness Industry in St Louis and Columbus prior to making the transition into the Real Estate Industry. Ryan currently lives in Clintonville and loves exploring all the great things Columbus has to offer.  Ryan is an avid kayaker, biker, climber, and is up for just about anything that has to do with exercise and being outdoors!

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  • Penny Marchal

    Penny Marchal works for the Supreme Court of Ohio in Attorney Services. Penny has been a member of COP since the 1970s. She has a life-long love of all things outdoors.  She especially loves cycling and hiking and enjoys both bikepacking & backpacking. She completed self-supported tours of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail and the GAP Trail in 2020.

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  • Paul Schopis

    Paul Schopis is a long time member of Outdoor Pursuits has been one of the Hilliard ride leaders for many years. He has also been a participant in TOSRV, GOBA and numerous budget rides. Paul served as the executive director of OARnet, from 2015 to 2019 and as the chief technology officer from 2009 through 2019. Schopis was Network Director from 2003 to 2009. OARnet is an regional network service provider operating under the auspices of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and The Ohio State University.  Schopis served on The Quilt board and was…

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  • Jeff Sherman

    Jeff Sherman is an avid jogger participating in many local running events. He also serves as a volunteer for many COP events (more…)

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