Board of Directors
Trisha Blosser, President, currently works in development for Explore More Discovery Museum. She previously worked as Director of Resources for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. Her other experience included EMU’s development office, the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA, the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, NY, and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and two young sons.
Tracey Veney, Vice President, lives in Harrisonburg and has worked in various positions at Nielsen for 18 years and is currently information systems manager for Nielsen Builders, Inc. She has an associate degree in information system technology from Blue Ridge Community College. She is part of the leadership team that is responsible for planning the American Cancer Society annual fundraising event, Relay for Life, in Harrisonburg/Rockingham. She serves as treasurer for Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in Grottoes where she is an active member.
David Rohrer, Secretary, currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for Power Monitors Inc. located in Mount Crawford. He also brings valley experience from prior roles with Priority Property Management LLC, MennoMedia, and WHSV TV3. Originally from northeast Ohio, he graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in Communication and has made the valley his home for 15 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife Crystal and their dog Lennie. You may also find him acting in local community theater, playing soccer and volleyball, or hiking and camping in the valley’s national forests.
Kevin Yoder, Treasurer, has been a self-employed CPA since 1994, when he left his Vice President of Finance job at VMRC to care for three young sons. He grew up in Northwest Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University. He has been a board member for several non-profits, including most recently Gemeinschaft Home, church council at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, and Mercy House. He enjoys spending time with family, running, and working on (and occasionally driving) old BMWs.
Jonas Borntrager grew up in the midwest in an Amish family. A graduate of EMU, he and his wife Barbi spent several years in mission work in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, then moved back to Ill. where his three sons were born and where he taught languages several years before beginning Layman, Diener and Borntrager Insurance (Harrisonburg). Now retired from fulltime work, he is still active as an officer and owner. He is also an active volunteer and an elder of New Beginnings Church, Harrisonburg.
LaDawn Knicely grew up in Briery Branch and has been a full time realtor with Kline May Realty for over 17 years. She graduated from Bridgewater College with a business administration degree and received a masters in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2013. She is working on a dual master of divinity and graduate certificate in restorative justice from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU. She has volunteered for numerous local organizations as chaplain or in counseling. She has one daughter, Kendall.
Beth Driver grew up in northern Rockingham County. She is an attorney at Hoover Penrod PLC in Harrisonburg where her practice focuses on civil litigation, especially in the areas of bankruptcy and domestic relations. She received her undergraduate degree from Roanoke College and her law degree from George Mason University School of Law. After law school, Beth and her husband Brandon decided to return home to the Valley and currently live in Broadway.
Angela Rempel has retired after life-long involvement in various church ministries, including working together with her husband, Erwin, in a pastorate and two overseas mission assignments. Her most recent employment was in the church relations and communications department of Mennonite Mission Network, working from its office in Kansas. About five years ago, the Rempels moved to Harrisonburg, greatly enjoying the scenic beauty of the area and relating to two married daughters and four grandchildren. She is a member of Ridgeway Mennonite Church.
Art Borden is retired and has resided at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community for the past 17 years. He lived for 13 years in Venezuela, Costa Rica and Guatemala and is fluent in Spanish. He spent most of his adult life (30 years) working for the American Bible Society. His greatest claim to fame is being the father of five, grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of seven.
Michael Evans is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. In 2014, he joined the staff of Massanutten Regional Library, where he is currently the Director of Advancement and focuses on fundraising, marketing and building relationships with other community nonprofits. He lives in Harrisonburg with his wife, Amy.
Aldine Musser currently serves as a district minister for Virginia Mennonite Conference. Her educational background includes Hesston College in Kansas, Millersville University in Pennsylvania, College of St, Joseph’s in Vermont and EMS in Virginia. She and her husband, Jim, recently retired from a pastorate at Stephens City Mennonite Church where Aldine also taught part-time at Eukarya Christian Academy. They moved to Harrisonburg to care for their grandson, and be closer to two married daughters. A third daughter lives in Burundi, Africa. The Mussers raised their children in Vermont.