Lancaster native Karie Stone went to Ohio University, leaving with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and earning her Master of Arts in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She was an educator for 18 years, first in primary school then a Life Sciences teacher to students in grades 7-12. Wife and mother to 2 boys, she enjoys the hustle of helping others. She works with senior students in Lancaster and Stanbery, Liberty Union, Berne Union, Walnut Township, and Amanda-Clearcreek High Schools.
Crista Blower, an Ohio University Business Graduate, has lived in Fairfield County for more than 35 years. She has worked in secondary and postsecondary education for more than 20 years and has spent the last 15 years working in career and technical education serving Fairfield County students. For most people, talking about careers, marketable skills, certifications and educational pathways may not sound all that exciting but for Crista, it is her passion. Most recently, Crista accepted a position with Fairfield County Economic Development as a Career Navigator. In this new position she will be developing a hands-on career awareness program for student in grades K-8th. Again, this may not sound exciting to most people but Crista considers new challenges an opportunity of a lifetime.
Beth Mingyar has joined the Career Navigator team and will be working with students at Pickerington Alternative, North and Central, Liberty Union, Walnut Township and Amanda Clearcreek High Schools. After graduating from Ohio University with a degree in finance, Beth has been working as a Learning and Development Professional in the financial services industry for 20+ years. Her focus has been developing Manager coaching and business development skills.
Beth and her husband Dennis have 2 sons. She enjoys Pilates, pickleball, and working out.