Historic Preservation Review Board

Meet The Board Members

Patrick Berry
Coming soon...
Patricia Fox
Ms. Fox has been on the board since the mid-1990's and served as Chairperson from 2002 to 2012. She has been involved with the Friends of Big Bone for many years and currently serves as the board chair. She resides in Petersburg, KY, and taught high school English in Kenton County Public Schools for 27 years, and English composition classes at Gateway Community College in Boone County. She is currently teaching at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She is married to Patrick Lense and is the mother of Jason Rehkamp.
"My personal life finds comfort in the outdoors. Hiking, biking, and recently, backpacking have enabled me to interact with nature and the historic landscape. Pat and I love the country around us, and are particularly intrigued by not only the land but by the people who once lived throughout western Boone County and the built environment they left us. We are environmentalists at heart, and hope that the natural beauty and history of Boone County can be preserved for generations to come."
 Lisa Hoffman
Ms. Hoffmann was appointed to the board in 2013. She lives in Florence with her husband and children. Her professional background is a CPPB in Governmental Purchasing and is a Certified Safety and Health Specialist. She has worked for the Boone County Fiscal Court for 34 years, where she now acts as both the Purchasing Agent and the Risk Manager for the County. She is a Professional Genealogist, performing genealogical research since 1981 and co-owns with her sister a genealogical business in Boone County. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a major in Anthropology and Minor in Ancient Civilizations, with emphasis in Archaeology and Native American Studies. She has worked on the Devou and Linden Grove Cemetery projects with Jeannine Kreinbrink. Her passion is in the preservation of the past and the peoples who lived during those times.
Shane Noem
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Thomas Schiffer
Tom was raised in Kenton County, Kentucky and spent most of his professional life working in Cincinnati...the last twenty years of it as a Manager of Plant Services in the chemical industry. He has a BS degree from UK in Industrial Management. He spent many years as Environmental Manager at Emery Industries...successfully bringing them into compliance with clean air, clean water and solid waste disposal. Part of his responsibility was community outreach. Plant safety became his passion...successfully working to bring about a cultural change in safety awareness among employees.
His avocation of the shooting sports has brought him into intimate contact with the outdoors and conservation issues. He has served as President of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (1989 - 1992), Chairman of the Board of the Annie Oakley Foundation (current), Secretary and Vice President of the Boone County Historical Society in the 1980s. He did much hiking in Boone County in the 1960s upon moving to Boone County, with accent upon historical aspects of the paths taken. For the past decade, he has pursued boating in his two steam-powered launches...exploring Boone County's nearly forty miles of river front and numerous creeks.
In 2002 he wrote a book Peters & King, published by Krause and has written extensively for widely circulated periodicals for nearly thirty years. Most recently, he has done extensive writing under the direction of Bridget Striker, Boone County History Coordinator for the Boone County Public Library.
He has maintained an avid interest in photography and has illustrated his writing thereby. He is married to Carol Wasson Schiffer (the girl next door and retired school-teacher) and they live on Gunpowder Creek and have two grown sons.
Bridget Striker
Bridget was born and raised in Upstate New York and moved to Northern Kentucky in 1996. Bridget and her husband, Mike, have lived in Burlington, Kentucky since 2000. After receiving her B.S. in Anthropology, Bridget spent several years as a staff archaeologist and GIS mapping specialist for an environmental consulting firm in Cincinnati. She earned a Master of Library Sciences degree in 2001 and is currently Boone County’s Local History Librarian. In that capacity, she works closely with the Review Board and staff to attend to issues relating to local history and preservation.
Pat Wingo
Ms. Wingo was appointed to the board in 2007 and became the Chairperson in 2013. She has a degree in History from the University of Cincinnati and completed the Historic Preservation Certification Program at the University as well.
Early work in preservation included field work to complete the historic property survey forms for the Lee-Holman Historic District in Covington, Kentucky, which became listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 and the Elizabeth Township Rural Historic District, Miami County, Ohio, which became listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Additionally, Pat co-authored with Rita Walsh, The World War II Ordnance Department's Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) Industrial Facilities: Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, Transcripts of Oral History Interviews as part of the a project to establish the national historic context of seven ordnance installations on a state and local level.
Pat served as the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Newport for three years and as the Economic Development Director there for five years, retaining supervision of the Historic Preservation Department and Main Street Program. In 2004 she was appointed the City Coordinator of the City of Florence, a position she held until 2009. Pat was appointed to fill one year of an unexpired term on Florence City Council in 2011 and returned to work at the City of Florence in 2018, focusing on the City’s Main Street and neighborhood revitalization efforts.


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