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Brian Ayers

Board of Directors: Site & Public Relations
Upon relocating to western Pennsylvania a decade ago, I fully embraced Ligonier’s “small town way of life.” As an active Board Member of several nonprofit organizations in Ligonier, I find service to the community to be rewarding and fulfilling. I’ve had the pleasure of working hand-in-hand with some of our community’s best and brightest thought leaders and outreach organizations, and have greatly enjoyed mentoring many young entrepreneurs from the Pittsburgh and Johnstown start-up communities and academic programs. The LCM is a shining example of the positive effects a grassroots organization can have on a community’s businesses, culture, and outreach endeavors. I am honored to join the LCM Board, and am excited to help local vendors, entrepreneurs, artists and artisans, small farmers, and independent food processors increase their vitality and viability. I look forward to contributing to the LCM’s 45-year tradition of success. Brian holds a BSBA from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and has spent the last 25 years launching brands, scaling companies, and managing commercial operations at the regional, national, and international levels for industrial manufacturing companies. Any time that he is not running after his 3 kids, he spends running as far as possible on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

Julie Brehun

Board of Directors - Finance & Business Operations
Julie Brehun graduated from Ligonier Valley High School and has lived in the area most of her life. She went on to get her degree in accounting from Saint Vincent College. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant and currently works at Singer Accounting. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her friends and family. Over the years she has witnessed the positive impact LCM has on the community. She looks forward to contributing to LCM’s success as a board member.

Tom Brown

Board of Directors - Site & Night Market
I was born in Ligonier and never left, upon graduating high school, I studied Business Management for 1 year, putting my head down and going to work suited me better than learning in a classroom environment. I started a business and have successfully managed for 24 years, along the way I was able to buyout another business, and have been managing it for 5 years. I am husband of 24 years, father of 3, high school wrestling coach, and serve in my local church. My free time will find me fly fishing and enjoying the outdoors. I joined the board to help in any way I can, emphasis on the site, grounds of the market.

Adam Burau

Board of Directors: Public Relations & Technology
I began my first term as a Ligonier Country Market board member in 2018 and proudly support our public relations and technology efforts — which promote the amazing shopping experience LCM offers and help us build lasting relationships with our customers. I volunteer at the market because I deeply value farm-raised foods and craft-made goods that I can buy directly from the people who produce them. As a consumer, I've always closely eyeballed product labels to choose items made in America. It's that same spirit of American pride, craftsmanship, and community that motivates me to be part of the market along with my wife, Cherise, who is a vendor. With a degree in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania, I'm a former newspaper reporter and have worked 20-plus years in corporate and marketing communications at Highmark and UPMC. A resident of Murrysville, I enjoy woodworking, fly fishing, hunting, and spending time in the outdoors with my wife and friends. I'm enchanted with Ligonier's small-town charm and the Laurel Highlands lifestyle, and I dream of someday owning a home in Ligonier. Term A - 2018-2020

Susan Grunstra

Board of Directors: Vice- President, Public Relations & Vendor Committee
Foodie, locavore, farmer’s daughter, and ardent supporter of small farms, Susan is honored to serve on the LCM board. Susan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Clarion University, and has worked in local government, finance and business management settings. She has also milked more than a few cows, and once-upon-a-time, raised a variety of pastured poultry and meats. A transplant to the Ligonier Valley, you will find Susan at the market every week, rain or shine, shopping for great food and the perfect ingredients. Term A - 2018 - 2020
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Wes Johnson

Board of Directors - Site Committee & Technology
I have assisted the past three years with parking cars at the Ligonier Country Market and enjoy interacting with the great people who come to the market each week. This is my first year as a Board member and I’m looking forward to helping to keep this wonderful Market a vibrant part of the community. This is a real gem for Westmoreland County. Although I reside in Latrobe, my mother's side of the family was raised in and around Ligonier. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed graduate work at the University of Texas. My career over the past thirty years has been in various Management roles in Information Technology for EDS, IBM, Fidelity Investments, and Navistar. For the past five years, I have shifted my attention to the Transportation Industry. I am currently using my management skills at DMJ Transportation, a local family owned school bus company. In addition, I am a PA State Bus Driver Instructor, and I enjoy dispatching and driving any vehicles in the fleet as needed. My most important hobby is history, especially the vibrant history of Western Pennsylvania from the French and Indian War period through the present.

Zack Landry

Board of Directors - Public Relations Chair & Celebrations
Zack Landry is a self-taught jewelry artist living in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. He started his journey with the Ligonier Country Market in August of 2017 after launching his own jewelry brand, White Sage & Sapphire, earlier that year. During the following three years he worked on refining his brand identity & building a client base through the Ligonier Country Market & other local venues. In spring of 2020 Zack joined the board of directors and is active on both the Public Relations & Celebrations committees. Outside of the Market, Zack enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling with friends, & collecting vintage clothing & décor.

Del Nolfi, III

Board of Directors - Business Operations, Grants
Del grew up in North Huntingdon, where he attended Norwin Senior High School. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Saint Vincent College. In 2016, Del graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and began practicing under the mentorship of Richard Flickinger at Ligonier Law. Del and his wife, Cassie, welcomed their first child, Evelyn, in February. When not spending time with his family, Del enjoys being outdoors, especially spending time in his home vegetable garden, fishing, and playing/watching sports. As one of the new board members, Del is eager to contribute to the Market in any way possible, and help it continue to impact the wonderful community of Ligonier.

Judy Podlucky

Board of Directors - Market Sprouts, Night Market & Celebrations
Judy lives in Ligonier Township with her husband and two sons. She holds a BA in English from Carlow University and currently works for Cigna. Judy also teaches group exercise classes at the Ligonier Valley YMCA. If she’s not attending her son’s sporting events, she’s training for obstacle races, spending time outdoors and taking care of the family chickens. As a self-proclaimed foodie, you can find her at the market every Saturday morning searching for fresh, unique ingredients as well as the perfect gift! Judy loves the wide variety of vendors and the wonderful sense of community that the market brings to Ligonier. Term A: 2019-2021

Kiley Pritts

Board of Directors - Vendor Committee & Public Relations
Kiley Pritts is a Ligonier Valley Graduate ( 2013 ) and has lived in Ligonier, PA her whole life. She grew up going to the market and fell in love with the Ligonier Country Market at a young age. She owns a salon, Juniper Beauty Bar, in Ligonier and is a hairstylist there as well. This is Kileys first year on the Board and she is excited to be part of a great team and to give to the community. Kiley is on the committee for Public Relations and the Vendor Committee. In her free time, she loves to be around family and her puppies!

Linda Sinemus

Board of Directors: President
Linda has been involved with the Market for over 20 years. First as a vendor from 1998-2015, known as the Salsa Sisters. And then as a board member and officer, off and on since 2003. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and formerly had a career in retail management as a buyer for local companies such as Troutman’s, The Joseph Horne Company and American Eagle Outfitters. Linda grew up in Derry Township on a 160-acre family farm. Although no longer selling vegetables and home canned goods to the public, she and her sister continue to grow vegetables every summer at the family homestead, giving away produce and those delicious home canned goods to family and close friends. She keeps in shape for farming by teaching Silver Sneakers classes at the Ligonier Valley YMCA and for Latrobe Parks and Recreation. She resides in Latrobe, is married and has two adult children who all pitch in on the farm. Linda’s final term on the board is ending this year and she is looking forward to passing the reins to a new generation of avid Market board members. She knows she is leaving it in capable, caring hands. Term A - 2016-2018

Karen Lynn

Board of Directors - Vendor Committee & Night Market
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Andy Urban

Board of Directors - Finance & Nominations
Andy grew up in the Laurel Highlands and currently resides in Greensburg. He’s a graduate of Penn State University and is currently a Business Development Officer for Somerset Trust Company. In addition to the Country Market, Andy is a board member for the Ligonier Valley YMCA and also a member of Rotary of Westmoreland. He has seen the impact the Country Market has had on the local region and is happy to support all of the positive attributes it espouses.