Karie Stone


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


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

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.


Julie Brunner

Julie Brunner joins us as a Career Navigator after retiring from her 34-year long career as a high school teacher and high school counselor for Pickerington Schools. Julie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Ohio University in 1989, and her Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of Dayton in 1991. She worked at Pickerington High School Central as a school counselor for the last 24 years, so the position of Career Navigator lines up with her experience, training and skill set. Julie loves helping students investigate what they want to do with the rest of their lives and she’s excited about joining the Workforce Development team. Julie will be working with students at Pickerington Central, Pickerington North, and Pickerington Academy. Along with being a Career Navigator, Julie will be helping take care of her one-year-old granddaughter.