Scott Boles – Co-Founder
Scott is one of the co-founders of GETDOT and a huge believer in networking and the power it has to help people. GETDOT was at first an idea bred from creating a vehicle to give our favorite contacts the ability to socialize in a fun, relaxed environment without the pressures of many other networking events. After it continued to grow, philanthropy became the natural progression for the group and with the help of the GETDOT board (mostly Barb Letcher) we became a 501 C3 non-profit focused on helping kids charities.
Scott is the owner of Yabo’s Tacos in Westerville, Upper Arlington, and Powell with plans for more. Scott spent over two decades in food service running four and five star hotels, restaurants, and resorts as Certified Executive Chef, and Director of Food and Beverage. Scott and his wife decided to move back from Florida (where he ran the executive dining for Disney) to Ohio to raise their children Kasie, and David. He has been in Human Resource outsourcing sales for many years and only in the past few years has he returned to his roots in foodservice.
Chip Ramsey – Co-Founder
Chip Ramsey is one of the proud co-founders of the GETDOT Networking Group. Along with co-founder Scott Boles, GETDOT was founded on the idea to simply help others both personally and professionally, giving people the opportunity to develop business relationships and personal friendships while helping local children’s charities. Currently, Chip is a Regional Sales Executive at Tailored Management. He has been in Business Development/Account Management/Sales role for the last 25 years. He is very well networked in the community and is a past president at Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO). He stays active participating in most sports and reffing travel soccer. Chip holds a BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University and is diehard Buckeye Fan…GO BUCKS!!
Nicci Sprouse – President
Nicci Sprouse is a relationship expert and the President of A-List Introductions, a high-end personalized introduction service. Her intuitive nature and natural skill sets as a relationship builder have made Nicci a successful entrepreneur and connector for many happy couples. Having a career that is her passion motivates Nicci each day. Nicci is also a published relationship and dating advice columnist who is not afraid to ask tough-love questions or share constructive advice with her A-List clients. Joining GETDOT has turned out to be an essential part of her network and as a Board Member, Nicci looks forward to helping other professionals make connections as well.
Sallie Cerrie – Secretary
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Born and raised in the Buffalo, NY area, her feet landed in Columbus, OH five years ago and embraces this city and all it has to offer!
Sallie is our Secretary and has recently made the professional transition from casinos to credit unions! Sallie is currently a Business Development Officer at CME Credit Union, one of our awesome Platinum Sponsors. She is very excited to embark on this new opportunity helping members plan for their future.
Networking is a key component of what she loves to do and attends various networking opportunities around the city, including those put on by Experience Columbus, Columbus Chamber and the CTA-Certified Travel Ambassador program. If you see her out at events, introduce yourself!
Outside of that, she is a proud mother of two amazing girls and enjoys fitness, travel and the sport of shoe shopping!
Katie Cox – Treasurer
Katie Cox is an analytical and accomplished Senior Accountant for one of the top CPA firms in Columbus, Ohio. Her proven ability to provide professional assistance in financial decisions and tax filings has lead Warner & Harper to great success. Katie is an exemplary accountant who strengthens and builds the company image by leadership and expertise skills.
Katie Cox joined the accounting firm; David Warner & Associates in 1995, which later became Warner & Harper in 1997. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. Afterwards she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin University.
Katie currently sits on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Trivillage Mentor League and GETDOT (charity organizations), and sits on the Advisory Board for the Grandview Arlington Bank. Katie served as President of the Greater Columbus Chapter of Business Network International and is also active through the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce.
Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Jerry, son Coen, and her daughter Kylie. Katie’s favorite hobbies include: four-wheeling, target shooting, archery, kayaking, running, camping, boating, boxing, and golf. When she is not enjoying some of her favorite hobbies she is active in her community supporting and helping others who are less fortunate. Katie’s goal is to not only provide professional help through financial situations and tax filings, but also to provide comfort to all her clients. She wants them to know that she is there for them throughout the year to guide them for everyday financial decisions and questions.
Barbara Letcher – Legal
Barbara has been involved with GETDOT from the beginning and has enjoyed watching it grow from a casual happy hour to a fun group of generous people who have been able to make a difference in the lives of kids in Central Ohio. Barbara has always enjoyed meeting new people but never considered herself much of a “networker”. She loves GETDOT’s emphasis on relationship building.
In November, 2014, Barbara launched her own practice, Letcher Legal, LLC, and continues to provide assistance to clients dealing with human resources issues and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws, as well as other issues related to their businesses. In addition to being active with GETDOT, she is VP of Government Affairs for the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio and Social Chair for the Stadium Scholarship Alumni Society.
Barbara is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University where she earned both her undergraduate and law degrees. After hanging up her ballroom dancing shoes, she spends her free time reading and baking. She still plays a little tennis, too.
Jim McGannon – Membership
Jim McGannon has been a proud member of GETDOT since early 2007; shortly after the formation of the organization. He received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and his MBA through the University of Phoenix. Jim has 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Retail Operations, and he is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Sarnova. Jim is passionate about helping others to build strong professional connections, and you can reach his office any time at 614.760.5009.
John Young – Communications/Web
John is the sole owner of Shout It Out Design, a website design & internet marketing business located in Blacklick. After moving to Columbus in 2007 in search of a job in education, John realized that his heart was in marketing and helping other small businesses grow online. He helped his family’s business, Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, OH, build their first website in 1997, create an email database of over 50,000 loyal customers and establish a social media following of over 80,000. And now John is here doing the same for his clients in Columbus, around Ohio and worldwide.
When John isn’t sitting in front of a computer screen, he is on the coaching staff of the 2012 State Champion Olentangy Liberty Boys Soccer Team and is working to return to his roots as an avid golfer. He lives in Blacklick with his wife Kelly & daughter Scarlett.
Rob Frink – Business Partners Chair
Rob Frink attended a GETDOT event through the recommendation of friends and was immediately drawn to the organization for it’s wonderful social and professional aspects. Not only did he find it to be a warm and friendly group, but it was obvious to him that time spent here was time well invested.
Rob is a graduate with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and started his own business, Beaumont Metal Works, Inc back in 2001. His has an extensive background in manufacturing, product design, and project management. As a successful entrepreneur, he is versed in the aspects of bringing ideas to market.
Rob is passionate about volunteering and helping others. You will always find him smiling and offering his help and resources. He is a hands-on guy who enjoys being in his workshop tinkering with anything mechanical. As a hobby, Rob enjoys racing sailboats.
Scott Haag – Philanthropy Chair
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Scott attended his first GETDOT event in March 2010 and has been a proud and active member ever since. He attained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Ohio University (Go Bobcats!) and his Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University (Go Falcons!).
He is an experienced and accomplished management professional with expertise in BSA/AML compliance, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and internal audit. He is also a recognized authority in the private equity/venture capital industry, most notably in due diligence, operations, and finance. In June 2016, commenced his current role as the Chief Operating Officer of Traxler Custom Printing.
In his leisure time, Scott enjoys cycling and is a multi-year rider and fundraiser in Pelotonia (www.pelotonia.org/ScottHaag). He is also an avid soccer fan, especially of his beloved Columbus Crew SC (Go Crew!).
Rich Workman – Marketing/Media Chair
Rich has been forever fascinated with the way humans communicate. Some do very well and others, well, not so much. His desire is to help people communicate more effectively and therefore be better understood. He is really enjoying his current position with the highly creative group at DRM Productions. Their featured product is the Retriever Digital Signage System that is helping many companies communicate in a dynamic and relevant way.
Rich attended The Ohio State University but quite frankly, most of his education has come from dealing with many different types of people which is a result of occupying a variety of sales and leadership positions. On a recommendation of a fellow GETDOT member, he’s been attending and involved since March of 2011. He loves the high energy and genuine relationships that develop from our events.
Rich considers himself blessed well beyond what he deserves with two adopted children from Taiwan and one beautiful wife – Tami. His philosophy is simple – “You can get everything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
Chris Alexis – Media Chair
Chris Alexis is a writer at heart. He has been honored with awards for his work as both a journalist and corporate communicator. These accolades come from Suburban Newspapers of America, the Ohio Newspaper Association, and the Ohio School Public Relations Association.
He also has his own website, featuring an assortment of writing samples, at ChrisAlexis.com.
Beyond his role as a wordsmith, volunteerism is a tremendous part of his life. Chris remains attracted to GETDOT because of the unending mission to help deserving children. On top of that, he mentors a youth through the Franklin County Children Services Friendship Program. He was recently named one of the six “Volunteers of the Year” for this role.
Chris also loves movies, weightlifting, and all things Superman. He lives with his wife and son in Pickerington.
Eric J Rine – Networking Liaison Chair
Eric J. Rine, owner of the independent insurance firm Buckeye Benefit Consulting here in Columbus, first entered the insurance business in January 1998 with Trustmark Insurance Company in Chicago, IL. He moved to Cleveland in 2001, taking a position with a large general agency, and ventured out on his own permanently in 2005, relocating his business to the Columbus market in 2007 to be closer to his family.
He grew up in Knox County, Ohio, and graduated from Mount Vernon Senior High in 1990, participating in extracurricular activities and helping other students with their studies. Eric was active duty Air Force from 1990-1994; he has served in the Air Force Reserve since 2000 and is currently assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, OH. He has completed tours in the Middle East, Texas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and two bases in Ohio, among other places.
In addition to three Associates degrees from Community College of the Air Force (Electrical & Mechanical Technology, Social Services, Human Resources), he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Walsh University (North Canton) in 2005, and completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from TUI University (Cypress, CA) in 2012. He finished both higher degrees with High Honors.
His hobbies include performing on stage as a solo/duo acoustic act or as part of the formal entertainment group Blood, Sweat & Beers (find them and Eric Rine Music online). He has been an active member of the nonprofit organization GETDOT since shortly after its inception and has been active with several other Ohio charities as well. Eric lives in Grove City with his wife, Jessica, who serves as a nurse at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Together, they love on their two rescue dogs, Bowzer the Australian Cattle Dog and Lexi the German Shepherd, her niece, and his three nephews. They find ways to serve the community with contributions of time, food, money, or whatever they can spare to GETDOT, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Byron Saunders Foundation, the USO, various veterans’ organizations, and some up-and-coming causes such as Veterans Morning Brief in Grandview.
Eric’s agency serves all of Ohio and specializes in everything from commercial/business accounts, group medical and supplemental benefits to personal auto/home/life and identity theft protection. The most rewarding part of what he does for GETDOT is seeing generous people from all of his different life and business ventures coming together to help the great causes we serve.
Rachel Ernst – Community Relations Chair
Rachel Ernst is the Regional Sales Manager for Screenpointe, a woman owned background screening company based in Worthington, Ohio. Prior to working at Screenpointe, Rachel spent about 3 ½ years in the nonprofit world as the Manager of Volunteer services at Homeport. She also has experience in hotel management, staffing, and human resources. Rachel graduated from Columbus State with an Associates in Hospitality Management and then attended Franklin University where she received a Bachelor of Administration majoring in Business Management. Rachel has been active with HRACO (Human Resources Association of Central Ohio), serving as Secretary on the board for the past 2 years. She joined the board of GETDOT in 2016.
Seth Warren – Co-Hospitality Chair
Seth was born and raised in Clintonville, Ohio.
Seth works with Ohio’s #1 handcrafted spirit, Buckeye Vodka. He’s been in the liquor industry going on 17 years, with partnerships in 3 Ohio liquor agency’s throughout Columbus.
Seth enjoys donating time and money to St. Jude Discover the Dream. He is also on the board for Ohio Distiller Guild, business partner with Columbus premier alcohol home delivery service REFILL.
He has a son Gavin William Warren and they enjoy hunting, fishing, traveling, basketball, baseball, attending OSU sporting events and a little golf.
Brooke Georgiton – Media Chair
Brooke Georgiton has been a member of GETDOT for over 2 years. She is a REALTOR® with e-Merge Real Estate in Dublin. Brooke specializes in working with Military/Veterans, Teachers, Police Officers, Medical Professionals and Firefighters. She is a local Homes for Heroes® affiliate and offers savings to our local heroes when buying or selling their home. In addition to Residential Services, Brooke also assists clients with Commercial Services, New Construction, Investment Properties, Relocation, Rental Guidance, Land, Build On Your Own Lot, Multi-Family, Lease Option, HUD Homes, and Bank Owned Homes.
Brooke prides herself in building trust and rapport with her clients. She consistently participates in training and educational seminars to stay on top of real estate trends. She believes these are the keys to being a successful real estate agent.
Brooke is the 2017 secretary for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.
The best business advice Brooke has received is to always be kind and help others. She lives by this advice everyday.
Tim O’Haver – Web/Communications Co-Chair
Tim O’Haver started college as a freelance writer working on a Journalism degree. He graduated in the midst of a 20+ year corporate IT career that eventually gave way to working independently.
Since the dog days of the dot com bubble, Tim has been happily immersed in everything about websites and online communication.
Joining GETDOT’s board writes another chapter in Tim’s history of supporting kids’ causes. Since 2003, he has also served on the board of TriVillage Mentor League, volunteering as a resource for web work and social media marketing.
Away from the computer, Tim is a certified professional tennis instructor, who still teaches part-time to share his love of the game. From tennis, he has happy memories of many years coaching youth sports in central Ohio.
Twice degreed as a Buckeye, Tim has a BSBA and MBA from The Ohio State University. He is also a lifetime member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Paul Rockwell – Hospitality Co-Chair
Paul has been an active menber of GETDOT since 2010. Paul has over Twenty (20) years experience in, Mechanical Engineering design and project management including Ductwork & piping design, and Chilled & Heating Water Design, Fire Protection Design, Plumbing Design, Power distribution, lighting design and Automated Building Control Systems. Designing and Specifying Commercial HVAC equipment, AutoCAD Release 10 –14, 2000i, 2008, 2010, MS Excel, MS Word, Windows 98, 2000, XP, VISTA and NT, ProComm Plus, Building Load Design Analysis Programs and Building Automation Control Programming (Siemens PPCL), Trane Trace 700 Load program. Paul has over 20 years in Restaurant Design, construction, and management experience. I am currently Co-Owner of Average Joe’s Pub and Grill with 2 locations in Columbus, Ohio with a third location under construction. My philosophy is to live life to the fullest, surround myself with great talent, and empower them to help create an environment where we can ALL succeed!
If you are interested in being a member of the next board, don’t hesitate to contact one of us for details.