Matt Cooper was elected to the Findlay Board of Education in November of 2017. Mr. Cooper is currently a Battalion Chief on the Findlay Fire Department where he has served the community for 16 years. Mr. Cooper is also involved in Fire Department Operations for Tactical Emergency Medical Services with the Findlay Police Department.
Mr. Cooper has been actively involved in the Findlay City Schools through volunteer activities. In addition, Mr. Cooper is an alum of Findlay High School graduating in 1998 where he was a four-year letterman in hockey and played varsity baseball. After high school Mr. Cooper played hockey for Team Ohio in Cleveland before attending Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration. Mr. Cooper was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio and attended Findlay City Schools from kindergarten through graduation. Mr. Cooper’s mother, brother, and sister all attended and graduated from Findlay City Schools.
Mr. Cooper resides in Findlay with his wife, Brooke, and their two children who attend Findlay City Schools.
Chris Aldrich was elected to the Findlay Board of Education in November 2015. Mr. Aldrich is currently the Integrity Management Program Coordinator for Marathon Pipe Line LLC. Mr. Aldrich graduated from Kilgore College and Stephen F. Austin State University in Corrosion Technology.
Mr. Aldrich is also involved in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and has been the chairman of multiple technical committees. More recently, he is the chairman of the Specific Technical Group that provides industry standards and guidance for managing pipeline integrity.
Mr. Aldrich has been actively involved in the Findlay City Schools through volunteer activities. He also volunteers at church on the Missions Team and in the Children’s Ministry programs.
Mr. Aldrich resides in Findlay with his wife, Carrie, and their two children.
Susan Russel was elected to the Findlay Board of Education in November, 2017. Susan is currently employed with Marathon Petroleum Company as a Project Manager within the Supply, Distribution & Planning organization. Susan graduated from the University of Illinois in 1985 with a BA in Finance. She has over 32 years of business and management experience having worked for several major corporations with increasing levels of responsibility. She has been employed by Marathon Petroleum Company for over 18 years.
Susan is originally from Springfield, Illinois and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to begin her career. She and her husband Grant moved to Findlay in 1996 and chose Findlay as the community to raise their family. Susan has been actively involved with the Findlay City Schools during her two sons K-12 education; both sons having successfully graduated from Findlay High School.
Susan is active in her community through Rotary and her church as a member of the choir, an elder and was a confirmation teacher for many years. Susan and her husband, Grant, reside in Findlay.
Laura Eier was elected to the Findlay Board of Education in November 2019. Laura is currently retired after spending 28 years in Finance and HR.
Laura began volunteering at Findlay City Schools when her daughters were in elementary school and continued for many years after that. She is part of four generations of graduates from Findlay High School beginning with her mother (class of 1940). She is a board member of Flag City Morning Rotary and the board treasurer of the Findlay Area Human Resource Association.
Laura resides in Findlay, she has two daughters and four grandchildren.
Kathy Siebenaler Wilson
Kathy Siebenaler Wilson was elected to the Findlay City Board of Education in January, 2012. Dr. Siebenaler Wilson has spent over 40 years in education, including serving as a Findlay High School teacher for 13 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and continued to teach as an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at Bowling Green State University for six years. She then returned to Findlay City Schools as an administrator for 10 years as the Assistant Director and then Director of Millstream Career & Technology Center. Dr. Siebenaler Wilson currently serves as the Chief Administrator/Executive Director of both Northwest Ohio Tech Prep and Northwest Ohio High Schools That Work Regional Centers. Dr. Siebenaler Wilson resides in Findlay and is the proud of mother of twins, Shelby and Logan, who attended Findlay High School.
During her days of teaching at Findlay High School, Dr. Siebenaler Wilson was the Findlay High School Marching Band majorette coach for 15 years, and was the founder of the Findlay High School Trojanette Drill Team and Entourage Co-Ed Dance Team for 14 years. Presently, she continues to serve as the Bowling Green State University Falcon Marching Band Twirler Coach.
Community involvement includes participation in Raise the Bar, University of Findlay College of Education Dean’s Advisory Committee, University of Toledo Office of Workforce Development Advisory Board Member. Blanchard Valley Industries/KanDu Board Member, Friends of Blanchard Valley PTO Board Member. She has been a recipient of the 2008 Owens Community College Partnership Award and a Business & Professional Women of Findlay/Hancock Co. Honoree-Education Division. Previously, she received a Bowling Green State University College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award and the BGSU Presidents Distinguished Service Award.