Lincoln Community Center Team
Administrative Assistant/ Assistant to Director
Nicole in 1990 graduate of Piqua HS and obtained an Associate Degree from Bauder College in Atlanta, Ga. She lives in Troy with her son. Along with her past in retail, banking, marketing and community involvement, she has took great pride in organizing and promoting the Lincoln Center.
Retired - Building Supervisor
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Lincoln Community Center
110 Ash Street
Troy, OH 45373
Recreation and Support Staff
Robin is a native Trojan growing up at Lincoln Center and has been on staff for 25 years. He has met and become good friends with a lot of people who have come through the LCC doors. He has watched kids become adults, and for this he feels forever blessed.
Recreation and Support Staff
Originally from Colombia, Julio now resides in Troy with his wife and son. He has a Degree in Sports Medicine and has coached track and field before relocating. He has enjoyed working with youth in the community, and say it has brought him more joy in life.
Coach John Taylor
Recreation and Education Support
John has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Supervision in the Secondary School retired now after 39 years of teaching, John has lived in Troy with his wife of 42 years and has also coached in football, basketball and track and field for 42 years. John is active in several community organizations and has a passion for educating, mentoring and leading by example.
Recreation Support and Special Events
Urbana University graduate with a B.A. of Arts and Science. A former Akron native, Ramel is Assistant Principal at McKinley Elementary in Marion City School District. Ramel feels consistent positive exposure can cultivate our youth's minds to be successful. Dedicating his life to uplift and develop youth into their full potential. As a previous High School and College basketball player; he provides training to student athletes in his spare time.
Mr. Mark Scott
Secondary Education Coordinator
Afterschool Education Progam
Mr. Mark Scott graduated from Smithfield High School in 1971. Attended Muskingum College and majored in history. Joined the U.S IN 1978. Retired from the Navy in 1996 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Inaugurated the Navel Junior Reserve Officers Program [NJROTC] at Piqua High School in 1996. Earned Social Studies teaching certificate in 2008 and began teaching Social Studies at Piqua High School. Coached junior high boys and girls basketball and track. Retired from teaching in 2013. Works with Troy Lunch Club. Started at the Lincoln Community Center in August of 2013 as tutoring coordinator.
Karen Boone - President
Ken Willis - Vice President
Barb Lurie - Secretary
Ted Zimmerman - Treasurer
Sue Knight - Member
Allan May - Member
Rob Burnette - Member
Earl Reives - Member
Keith Harrison - Member
Matt Frey - Member
Andrew Johnston - Member
Bart Denlinger - Member
Jordan Emerick - Member
Paul Hohlbein - Member
Matt Levorchick - Member
Mrs. Joann Anderson
Accounts Mgr. and Special Event Coordinator
Mrs. Joann started as a volunteer with Lincoln Community Center several years ago. Now she is part of the team, bringing new ideas to programming and support to the staff. A long time Trojan resident, she lives here with her family and has been involved with schools, sports, boosters, and churches along with many other fundraisers in the community. She is a recent graduate of Edison Community College with a degree in social services.
Anthony is a graduate of Troy High School.He resides in Troy with his wife and daughter. He has worked at the Lincoln Community Center since 2015, with vivid memories of growing up in the neighborhood. He also coaches youth recreational sports for other Troy programs.
Mr. Hughes is a native Troy resident who has never wanted to be anywhere else. During his early adulthood, he jumped around from job to job until he found his calling at the Lincoln Community Center. He has been an integral part to the center for the last 28 years and comes to work everyday with the same attitude, to be both the best mentor and father figure that he can be.
Mr. Chavis, retired in 2016 after serving at the center for over 50 years. At a reception celebrating his retirement, he received an award for the longest tenured employee in City of Troy history. During his 50 year career, Mr. Chavis, handled every job that the center had to offer. From janitorial duties all the way to building supervisor, there was no job too big or small for him to tackle. He was born and raised in Troy and still lives here today.
Shane Carter has served as Executive Director of the Lincoln Community Center for the past seven years. Making a tremendous impact, under his direction generating more than $96,000 in grant monies for the center in 2013. The facility currently oversees 50+ programs year round and has several newly established business collaborations. Shane’s energy and zest for creating a community where everyone can thrive is a perfect fit, giving back to those who can benefit from his experiences. He currently resides in Troy with his wife Rachel and infant daughter Stella. Shane was a standout student athlete at both Troy High School and at the University Wisconsin where he accepted a football scholarship to play for the Badgers. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in only three and a half years. He is now in his second year of being the head football coach at Northwestern High School in Springfield.
Shane has earned many awards, including Omega Psi Phi 2012 Citizen of The Year and being named the A. Robert Davies MD Memorial Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 2014. This award is traditionally given to recognize the achievements of young men under that age of 40; living in the Troy area who have distinguished themselves through civic, work and community contributions (Shane was 26 at the time). Shane was always recognized by Dayton International Peace Museum in the 1st Annual Peace Heroes Walk in 2015.
He is a graduate of Leadership Troy and also has worked on numerous of community events, including Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Back to School Bash, Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. He remains involved with other groups such as the Troy Museum of History, Troy Rotary Club, Mayor's Concert Committee and Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.
Recreation and Support Staff
Marcus was born in his hometown of Troy, Ohio in 1994. He attended high school at Troy High School in the graduating class of 2012. He acquired a degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Professional Sales from the University of Cincinnati. Marcus has a optimistic sense of positivity and self-growth values; with hopes to reflect those values by being an impacting, mindful influence to the youth and community.
Youth Support Staff
Mr. Richey is a student at Capital University and is studying to become a social worker. He has lived here in Troy for the last 12 years and is proud to be part of the Tory Community. He had his first internship at the LCC and decided to stay after his internship had ended as a full time employee. David looks forward to one day receiving his LSW to help both the LCC and Community even more.
Primary Grades - Educational Coordinator
Ruth grew up in Coshocton County and moved to Troy when her husband retired from the U.S. Navy in 1996. Graduating from Coshocton High School in 1972 and Muskingum College in 1976 with a BA in history and certified in elementary education, she taught children in Florida, Oregon, and Newfoundland through 1982 when the first of her 5 children was born. Now she is ready to begin her sixth year teaching preschool with Smart Start Preschool at The Rec. As the Program Director for Troy Lunch Club for 10 years, Ruth enjoyed planning enrichment programs for the students during the summers. At the Lincoln Community Center, she uses her experience with enrichment and academic skill-building to help develop the wonderful potential each child has to grow and glow.
Building Maintenance & Event Support Staff
Katie Minsinger - Intern
Katie was born, raised in Troy, Oh and graduated from Troy HS in 2017. She is now attending Wittenberg University and will graduate in 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in educational studies. Katie hopes to impact the lives of the youth here at the center and be a positive role model for the people around her.