MRA: Meet the Board

Rebecca Baltozer
MRA Board President
Rebecca is an eighth generation Marietta resident, and fifth
generation MRA member. After graduating with her bachelor’s,
Rebecca traveled the world working for the Army Air Force
Exchange Service and decided to move back to Marietta to start her
family. Rebecca and her husband Justin are currently renovating a
Marietta home which is over 200 years old. Today Rebecca works
as the assistant manager at the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia,
PA. Rebecca is also an active member at the Susquehanna Stage
Company in Marietta.

Justin Chimics
MRA Board Vice President
Justin is a native of Newport, PA but he and his wife, Emily,
enjoyed visiting Marietta for 10 years before moving here from
Dillsburg six years ago. Justin has a bachelor’s degree from
Kutztown University in criminal justice, and a minor in sociology.
He has worked as a parole officer for the past 17 years. He currently
supervises the Domestic Violence Unit for Lancaster County Adult
Probation and Parole. In his spare time, Justin enjoys kayaking,
camping, and other outdoor activities.

Julie Fitzpatrick
MRA Board Secretary
Julie grew up on a farm in Manheim and since 2009 she and her
husband have been residing in a 200 year old home, enjoying the
small town charm of Marietta. She has been with the statewide
nonprofit, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, since 2005 as the
Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant Director, facilitating
community visioning, developing regional downtown revitalization
strategies, and other strategic planning activities. She has a master’s
in Community and Regional Planning and a bachelor’s in History
and Anthropology, both from Temple University. Her previous
nonprofit experience includes volunteering with Mulberry
Arts Studio, WITF, the History Preservation Trust of Lancaster
County, the Susquehanna Waldorf School, and the Susquehanna
Sustainable Business Network.

Trevor Williams
MRA Board Treasurer
Trevor Williams grew up both in Middletown, PA on Lytle Farms
and also in Lewisberry, PA where he graduated from Red Land
High School. During his college years back in 2009 at Millersville
University of Pennsylvania, he moved to Marietta to finish his
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry. Having grown up in
a house that was over 200 years old, he developed at a relatively
early age an interest in the mysterious and hidden qualities that
sometimes pervade historic places, hence his involvement with the
MRA. Currently, he is involved as an on/off writer for The Marietta
Traveler and also currently manages the Traveler’s advertising.
Trevor is employed at Adhesives Research in Glen Rock, PA as a
Pharmaceutical Analyst and is a regular member of the American
Chemical Society.

Nathan Bernhardt
Nathan grew up in Conestoga, PA and graduated from Penn
Manor High School. He moved to Marietta three years ago when
he stumbled upon the town while searching for a house. Nathan
works for Pennsylvania American Water Company. In his spare
time he enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time in
Marietta with friends and family.

Ken Gall
Ken has been a resident and active in the Marietta community for
over 30 years and lives with his wife Ronna (a Donegal School
District 5th grade math teacher) in a restored 1865 home on West
Market Street. He is Vice President of The Donegal Foundation,
board member of the Marietta Restoration Association, past
President of Marietta Jaycees, Chairman of Marietta, PA Planning
Commission a member of National Town Builder Association,
a member of ULI Responsible Property Investment Council,
Board Member of Downtown Hershey Association and Board
Member of Hershey Cemetery Company. On a professional
basis, Mr. Gall serves as the Director of Real Estate for Hershey
Trust Company, a position he has held for more than 27 years. He
is a graduate of Millersville University and holds an MBA from
Lebanon Valley College.

Roger Renteria
Roger, an attorney in Lancaster, along with his wife and two
children, have been Front Street residents of Marietta for 10 years.
As a first time MRA board member, and a huge fan of Marietta,
Roger looks forward to helping the MRA and Marietta.
Kurt Steinman
Kurt grew up on a farm in Millersville and has lived in Marietta
since 1981. He currently lives on Front Street. He attended
Lancaster Country Day School, graduated from The Hill School
and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. His
vision for Marietta is for its historical buildings to be maintained.

Mike Barton
Born and bred in Marietta, Mike is no stranger to our wonderful
small-town community and its historical value. A short time after
Mike got out of the USMC he opened his business in Marietta by
repurposing what used to be Whittie’s Mobil gas station to the
offices of Donegal Cleaning Service, LLC on West Market Street.
Mike continues to operate Donegal Cleaning as well as serving as
the Facilities Manager for Donegal Mutual Insurance.

Cynthia McComsey
Doug Wherley