Clyde received a Bach of Arts in Architecture from Ohio State University. He is a Veteran where he served in the Korean War, Army Active Duty and Army Reserves. He is the Founder of and retired from Design Group, Architectural & Planning Firm where he designed hospitals before retiring in 1979.
Louise is a retired physician, having worked at Columbus Children’s Hospital as an anesthesiologist for many years. Along with her late husband, Dr. Jack Warner, she founded the Stratford Ecological Center, an educational farm and State Nature Preserve in Delaware County.
Fritz grew up on a small farm in Westerville, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University and a J. D. From Ohio State University Law School. He was an attorney for 46 years with Milligan Law Office in Westerville where he served as Past President and Board Member of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce.
John was born in the first year of the great war in 1941 in Fostoria, Ohio. In 1966 after graduation from Ohio State University, John became a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch and then wrote a column for the Columbus Dispatch until he retired. After retirement, he began writing a column for the Columbus Dispatch and continues to do so to this day. John is interested in natural history and enjoys taking photos of critters.
John Krieger was born in Bellaire, Ohio in 1950 and attended St. John’s Catholic Grade School and High School, after which he worked for the State Of Ohio while obtaining his Bachelor’s degree at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Upon graduation, he began his industrial engineering career at an electrical equipment manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio.
Brad received his B.S. in Business Economics and Public Policy from Indiana University in 1988. He moved to the Central Ohio area immediately after graduation and worked in the investment business as an analyst and portfolio manager for 27 years. He began volunteering at Stratord in 2006 and has had the pleasure of watching his two daughters enjoy the benefits of the Stratford educational experience.
Paul is retired from Nationwide Insurance after a 40 year career with the company. He began volunteering at Stratford shortly after his retirement 3 years ago. Paul has been (and continues to be) a member of the Tuesday Farm Hand Crew and the Development Council. Over the past few years he has gained a tremendous appreciation for the importance of Stratford to the Central Ohio community and is eager to support the Mission of the organization.
A love of nature, children and learning made Stratford Ecological Center a perfect fit for Susan after she retired from Westerville City Schools as a high school science teacher. Volunteering since 2012, she has helped with the Messages from the Earth program, Farm and Field tours and special events. Born in New Jersey, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Ohio State University. Susan also works for Ohio Energy Project teaching teachers and students about energy efficiency and conservation.
Jerry served as Executive Director and General Manager at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for 23 years. He directed many improvements and innovations during his time there, including natural-space exhibits, the Discovery Reef and manatee tank, Asia Quest, and growing from 75 acres to more than 350. Jerry has served as a member of many conservation associations on a global, national and local level. Jerry is a world traveler, having traveled to various countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America and Australia.
Dr. David Ziv-Kreger (Honorary)
David Ziv-Kreger has served on the Stratford board since 1992, when he replaced his late wife and founding board member, Gale Warner. David has a B.S. in Physics from Stanford University and a M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In 1989, while working closely with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
Dr. David Warner (Honorary)
Born, raised and educated in Central Ohio, David is one of the 4 founding board members of the Stratford Ecological Center, along with his parents, Jack and Louise, and sister, Gale. He journeyed to the frozen north after graduating from the Ohio State University Medical School.