Board Members

Legacy Arts Team
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Marc Bowker


Founder, Alter Ego Comics & Live at The Lab

Marc Bowker is the founder of Alter Ego Comics and Live at The Lab. A lifelong pop culture fanatic, Marc has brought entertainment and fun to thousands of people in the Lima region and beyond. In addition to serving with Legacy Arts, Marc serves on the Allen County Small Business Owners Advocacy Board and is a member of the Meta Boost Leaders Network. He and his wife Angie are proud parents of three boys, born and raised in Lima.

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Grant Sullivan

Board Member

President, Sullivan Insurance
Grant works with wonderful people at Sullivan Insurance, where he serves as the third generation of the family to lead the business. He stays active with local charities, with his church, and volunteering in Lima City Schools. While Grant has had the privilege of serving on other local non-profit boards, what he loves about Legacy Arts is the synergy the group enables between the worlds of the independent artist and the independent business professional. Believing that creativity and fresh thinking have always been a rich part of Lima’s history, Grant is excited to support a group dedicated to highlighting emerging artists, businesses, and creative thinkers. Grant enjoys nearly all forms of creativity and has tried his hand at such varied art forms as writing, painting, building outlandish cardboard box forts, penning rhyming songs that annoy his children to no end, and producing elaborate doodles while on hold at work that are probably not as good as he thinks they are. He lives in Lima with his wife, life partner, and best friend Maralee, and their three children who attend Lima City Schools.
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Jessika Phillips

Board Member, Marketer and Community Cheerleader

Founder, NOW Marketing Group
Known as the Queen of Relationship Marketing, Jessika is on a mission to redefine corporate America and create something she wanted to be part of. Jessika founded NOW Marketing Group in 2010 with only a laptop and a vision to give people with heart an upper hand. NOW Marketing Group was recognized as Inc. Best places to work 2022, is a Forbes recognized Agency Partner, Partnered with Facebook, Google and and a certified inbound partner with Hubspot. NOW Marketing Group works with more than 100 clients across the United States and beyond, choosing to serve – not sell. Jessika lives by a personal mission of helping inspire people to love more, give more and be more through authentic relating and proving doing what’s right, not what’s easy can turn a vision to a profitable agency that produces results.

Jennifer Brogee

Board Secretary

CEO, The Meeting Place on Market, The Coworking Center

Jennifer Brogee is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Northwestern Ohio and Chief Executive Officer of The Meeting Place on Market, which she founded with her family in 2003 in downtown Lima. Prior to her current position, Jennifer spent more than 20 years in software development and has been on the founding team of several startup companies, including as the CTO of myStaffingPro, a software company acquired by Paychex. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Anderson University and a Masters of Business Administration in Economic Development from Eastern University. She served on the board of directors for Downtown Lima, Inc. for many years, and currently is a founding board member of Legacy Arts, Inc. Jennifer lives with her husband, Kevin, and family in Lima. They are the parents of three adult children.

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Angie Bowker


Co-Owner, Alter Ego Comics and Live at the Lab

Born and raised in Lima, Angie has been a Special Education teacher in the Shawnee Schools since 2000. But she’s also the co-owner of Alter Ego Comics and Live at The Lab. She is passionate about education and enjoys connecting with her students over a good comic book or board game. Angie and her husband Marc have three children and are excited to be part of the continued business growth in Downtown Lima.

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Matthew Huffman

Board Member

Attorney, Huffman, Kelley & Brock, LLC

Matthew was born in Lima, Ohio and graduated high school from Lima Central Catholic. He attended the University of Dayton as an undergraduate, where he double majored in accounting and finance. After graduating from the University of Dayton, Matthew became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and worked as an Audit Associate with Deloitte & Touche. He then attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Matthew focuses his legal practice in the areas of corporate law and civil litigation. He advises clients on a broad range of business and transactional issues, including corporate governance matters and various contract issues. Throughout all areas of his practice, he uses his broad legal and financial background to resolve complicated issues in a practical manner.

Matthew and his wife, Paige (a Shawnee High School alum), and their children, Grace, Henry, and Archie, can typically be found enjoying one of Lima’s local parks or downtown establishments.

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Derek Richardson

Board Member

Regional Manager, Crown Equipment Corporation
Derek is a lifelong resident of Lima and grew up in the Shawnee school system. I am a Regional Manager with Crown helping customers with technology services related to supply chain management. I am excited about serving on the board and being involved in helping to revitalize the city I love. I have been married for 23 years to my middle school sweetheart Rachel and we have 4 daughters and a 1 year old granddaughter.