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 Ramsey is the Director of Sales at ScoutLogic, a very unique background check company. 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!!
Eric J Rine – President
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.
Katie Cox – Treasurer
Katie Cox is an analytical and accomplished Tax Accountant for one of the top CPA firms in Columbus, Ohio with almost 25 years of experience. She prepares personal and corporate tax returns along with financial statements, and many more services. Her proven ability to provide professional assistance in financial decisions and tax filings has lead Harper & Company CPAs to great success. Katie is an exemplary accountant who strengthens and builds the company image by leadership and expertise skills.
Katie has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
When her head is not in a book reading up on the new tax laws, her adventurous side is paddle boarding, target shooting, boating, camping, and spending time with her husband Jerry and her two children, Coen and Kylie. She also enjoys donating her time to provide tax and accounting work for several local charities here in Columbus.
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.
John Young – Communications/Web
John is the Chief Everything Officer at 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. 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 working to return to his roots as an avid golfer. He lives in Blacklick with his wife Kelly & daughter Scarlett.
Buffy D’Amico – Communications/Web
Buffy is an extreme extrovert so networking is right up her alley. She also loves volunteering and giving back which makes GETDOT a perfect fit. Buffy believes in the power of people coming together to help others in need, especially children. In addition to GETDOT, Buffy is the webmaster for Gahanna Kiwanis and fundraises for charities like Ronald McDonald House, the Turban Project, the Bike Lady and Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus just to name a few.
Buffy is an IT professional with experience from many large corporations around Columbus. She holds degrees from both Otterbein University majoring Communication and DeVry University majoring in Information Technology. Buffy enjoys merging skills from both her degrees. She is an Agile methodology enthusiast and a Vital Smarts (Crucial Conversations) disciple.
Buffy’s has 2 grown children, Jessie and Jimmy, who she loves to spend time with when they come home. She teaches group fitness classes with certifications from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Bokwa Dance and Bokwa Punch and Strike. Buffy is also passionate about dancing. She has done everything from Irish Folk dancing as a child (before Michael Flatley made it trendy) to Adult Jazz. You can usually find her at a Latin or Ballroom dance event several nights a week. Buffy is a collegiate speech tournament judge and huge sci-fi fan girl.
Tessa Kellar – Community Relations Chair
Tessa Kellar is the Central Ohio Payroll & HCM Sales Executive for The Ahola Corporation based in Cleveland, Ohio. Tessa graduated from Tiffin University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and minored in Public Relations. She joined GETDOT in 2017 and is also an active member in the Columbus Chamber, Dublin Chamber, and a member of the North Outerbelt AmSpirit Chapter.
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.”
Tomorrow Riley Howell – Secretary
Seth Warren – Events & Special Projects
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 – Membership
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.
If you are interested in being a member of the next board, don’t hesitate to contact one of us for details.