Post Directory

Contact information for each post advisor is listed. Feel free to contact them directly to find out more about their program and when their next post meeting will be held.

 
Art & Design
Students meet every Saturday to explore careers in art, build portfolios, and prepare to apply to art colleges and seek art scholarships. Demonstrate ability for sketching and drawing still life settings and live models, take field trips to art exhibitions and shows, participate in tours and lectures on the Fort Hayes High School campus and visiting artists who display their work and discuss their careers.
Ron Tardino
rtardino@ccad.edu | 614.777.0134
 
Learn UNIX, Internet, MUD programming and electrical engineering.
Dennis McNellis
mcnellis@lucent.com | 614.367.5612
 
Learn about the different engineering fields. Activities include: a bridge-building competition, wetland tour, traffic studies, welding and other activities related to the day-to-day work of professional engineers. Post meets monthly with professionals who represent a variety of engineering and science careers. Exploration includes field trips to construction sites.
John Merrill
merrill.25@osu.edu| 614.292.7923
 
An active post for the past 30 years. Meets once a week to learn about first aid. Provides first aid for community events and completes service projects for the fire department. 
Jim Urzykowski
jurzykowski@yahoo.com | 614.935.8703
 
Some of the activities you will experience in this post include: a live extraction, ladder operations, and a general guideline of what the firefighters do on a daily basis.
Todd Moore
tmoo121@yahoo.com | 614.855.7370
 
Lynchburg Fire & Rescue

Complete ride-a-longs, tour department, hear guest speakers, participate in training and fundraising, and assist with daily activities.
J
ustin Allen
lfdpost402@yahoo.com | 937-364-2915

Saltcreek-Tarlton Volunteer Fire Department

Julie Neuding
julieneuding@yahoo.com | 614 332-0845
 
Laurelville Township Fire Department
Daniel Reichelderfer|danielrr633@aol.com
 
Newton Township Fire
information coming soon!
 
Shawna George
shawnageorge@hotmail.com | 740.404.2277
OSU Health Sciences

The Exploring program at OSU Health Sciences is for current high school juniors and seniors. While the program is open to students of all backgrounds, our post aims to increase the number of historically underrepresented populations in health sciences, including Black/African American, Native American, Asian, and Hispanic. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of the student population, so we can better serve the health science profession and the nation’s health.
Students will learn about health science careers through interactions with faculty, staff, and students within the College of Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and College of Medicine. Meeting monthly at The Ohio State University, student participants will gain hands-on experience, learn about cutting edge research within the profession, and acquire ways to prepare for a future career in the healthcare industry.

Valerie Blackwell-Truitt

valerie.blackwell-truitt@osumc.edu  |614.688.8489

 
Grove City Police Department
Post features what it takes to be a police officer.
Officer Matt Mullins
mmullins@grovecityohio.gov | 614.277.1741
 
Hilliard Police Department
Includes ride-a-long programs and other law enforcement training.
Michael Deaton
mdeaton77@gmail.com | 614.876.7361
 
Columbus Division of Police
Meets weekly at the Columbus Police Academy. Take tours of various police sites; participate in building searches, pistol competitions, and training. Observe first hand the law enforcement field: view a police officer’s responsibilities, experience ride-a-longs and radio codes.
Jason Jackson
jtjackson@columbuspolice.org | 614.645.1406

William Lang
wlang@columbus.rr.com | 614.645.4924

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Westerville Police Department
Weekly meetings with law enforcement training including: traffic stops, building searches, canine and swat demos. Will tour various law enforcement venues. Explorers will also participate in team building exercises to build camaraderie.
Officer Matt Ware
Matthew.ware@westerville.org | 614-797-6730

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Plain City Police Department
Some of the activities you will experience in this post include: ride-a-longs, court procedures, dispatching, crime scene investigation, visits to courts, and holding facilities.
Brian Bowers
bbowers@plain-city.com | 614.3745119

 

Madison County Sheriffs Association
Anna Bingman
annabingman@sbcglobal.net | 740-837-0033

Delaware County Sheriff

(740) 833-2815

Mt. Carmel Hospital (East)
Provides an incredible first hand perspective in the medical field including the following areas: radiology, sterile processing, impatient rehabilitation, registered nursing, clinical educators, respiratory care, clinical dieticians, pediatrics and patient care assistants.
Rachel Winn-Barb
rwinnbarb@mchs.com | 614.898.5569
Arts 101 Flag Corp
Flag Corp competitive league meets once per week. This program is for students who have an interest in dance combined with drill team at the advanced level. Travels nationwide to compete.
Kriss Davis
Cekay101@aol.com | 614.873.2154
Kismet Flag Corp
Flag Corp competitive league meets once per week. This program is for students who have an interest in dance combined with drill team at the intermediate level. Travels nationwide to compete.
Kriss Davis
Cekay101@aol.com | 614.873.2154
We Are Roleplayers
Students learn about renaissance theatre.
Bryan Mularcik
warowner@comcast.net | 304.780.9820
The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine
Learn basic animal health care techniques in the field of Veterinary Medicine. Experience hands-on activities and attend guest speaker presentations.
Lauren Timperman
lurkring.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu  | 330.904.1930

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Delaware Police Department
Adam Willauer
awillauer@delawareohio.net | 740. 203.1100
http://www.delawareohio.net/Departments/Police/explorers_program.aspx

The Ohio State University Airport
Learn about the many career opportunities in Aviation: experience tours, guest speakers, shows, inspections, and flights.
Johnathan Denison
jdenison@osuairport.org 
|614.292.7509 / 330.760.1022

American Institute of Architects
Post meets once a month to learn about being an architect. Students work on scale-building drawings, visit architectural project sites, participate in a sand castle-building contest and design benches for local camps.
Bob Bevilacqua
R.Bevilacqua@AndrewsArchitects.com | 614.461.1236