Board Members

Last Updated: 5/14/2021 1:53 PM

sprague     Laurin Sprague - Board President

Originally from Lima, Ohio, Laurin began his teaching career in the Hamilton Schools in 1983. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Masters in Educational Leadership from Miami University. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Laurin’s educational career in Hamilton spanned over thirty years as a teacher, principal and district administrator over the Fine Arts program.

Laurin is active in the Hamilton community as he serves on the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra Board, Co-Chairs the Hamilton 4th of July Committee and is a member of the Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. He is also an active member and Choir Director at Hamilton First Baptist Church.

Laurin’s wife, Lisa, is a retired Hamilton teacher. He has three sons, Andrew, Alex, and Alexander, who graduated with honors from Hamilton High School.

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sprague    Margaret (Mag) Baker - Vice President

Steve Isgro pic      Steve Isgro

Steve was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He is a graduate of Miami University with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Studies. He is currently employed as an Investigator for the Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser. He is retired from the Hamilton Police Department, with the rank of Lieutenant, Commander of the Investigation Bureau. He also worked for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the Child Support Enforcement Agency.

Steve is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College XXVII. He has served on the Board of Directors for Transitional Living Inc. and has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President.

Steve was active in the Hamilton Welcomes the Holidays Committee as Santa Claus.

Served as an Instructor and Academy Commander for the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy.

Steve is married to Judy Yeakle Isgro and has two children and three grandchildren.

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 Scott Kruger Pic    Shaquila Mathews

Shaquila Mathews (Pastor Shaq) born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, attended Hamilton City Schools and went on to attend Crossroads Bible College. She is the Founder/Pastor of Truth & Life Community Church.

Shaquila is heavily involved in the community. She is indeed a servant leader serving on several boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton and The Open Door food pantry. She is also a member of both the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.

Shaquila Mathews is the Founder and CEO of a non-profit called H.Y.P.E. (Hamilton Young People Empowered). H.Y.P.E., which started 5 years ago, encompasses 5 unique programs aimed at empowering the youth in Hamilton. These programs include The Pastor Shaq Job/Mentoring Youth Program, Books & Barbershop, HYPE Open Gym game night, H.Y.P.E. Music, and HYPE BOXING.

Pastor Shaq is married to Brandon Mathews and the mother of two beautiful boys who both attend Hamilton City Schools.

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Scott Kruger Pic    Dave Davidson

Mr. Davidson is a 1979 graduate of Hamilton Taft High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Wittenberg University in 1982.  After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he was accepted at the University of Toledo’s College of Law and graduated in 1986 with a JD (First Degree in Law).

From 1996 to the present, Mr. Davidson has been a PA partner at the “Davidson Law Offices Co.

Dave is active in many civic and professional organizations, including the Hamilton Rotary Club, Ohio State Bar Association, Butler County Bar Association, and was a member of the Hamilton City School District Board of Education from 2008 - 2013.

Dave and his wife Kim reside in Hamilton and have five adult children and eight grandchildren.

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