Family Status: Married with two Children
Home: Manheim Township, Lancaster, PA
Age: Born 1954 in Western PA
Business: Owner Meeder Development Corporation and Meedcor
Sixty Second Interview (What
you might want to know.)
Where did you come from?
I grew up in Gibsonia, just outside of Mars in Western
Pennsylvania. I still think of it as home and am related to a lot
of folks from there.What is your education?
I graduated from Pine-Richland High School in 1972
and graduated from Clarion University with a Liberal Arts Degree
in Music in 1977.
What gets you excited?
I get fulfillment from anything that has to do with
my family and I totally enjoy and am committed to Christian Fellowship
and Youth work.I have always loved singing, especially opera, but
also enjoy barbershop, musical theater, and recital work.
Why real estate?
I worked my way through college working for major
real estate developers doing line striping on parking lots. My father
sold real estate and I have always had an interest in it. Developing
real estate is a very creative process and requires a lot of personal
contact. I totally enjoy working with people to meet their needs.
I also like the challenge of creatively figuring out the solution
for a tough real estate problem.
What is your Favorite Real Estate Project?
City Crossings was the most challenging project I
have completed to date. It had everything; major environmental remediation,
a burned-out hulk of a property, federal government mortgage that
had to be purchased, an expanding under-funded non-profit as a lead
use, 11 separate sources of financing. It made a major impact on
the City of Lancaster and to almost everyone involved with the project.
A close second is the Christian Street Court that
Godfrey Advertising anchors. The uniqueness of this property and
the fulfilling of the vision for that property make it a winner.
What is your favorite role in opera?
“Figaro” in the Barbiere di Siviglia is
my favorite role to date. Figaro could have been a real estate developer.
The role I would love to play is “iago” in Otello.
What other things would surprise people
I can ride the
unicycle, have raised over 100 dogs, owned over 30 cars with most
of them being vintage Cadillacs and Volkswagens, and was originally
a Tuba Major in College.