About Our Board Members *

Bill Johns – President
(Term Expires 2021)
I volunteer with the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts, and the Elks. My history with the Fair includes judging science and helping wherever needed.


Jane Breeze — Vice President (Term Expires 2021)
My oldest son has previously participated in the art portion of the Fair. I became a member of the board in 2019 to help continue the legacy of the Fair and to promote growth in the areas of art and science.


Dala Beekman — Secretary (Term Expires 2021)
I am on the Crystal City School Board, Junior Achievement Volunteer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and parent volunteer with Crystal City High School. Several of my children have been recipients of art and science awards in years past. I enjoy working with children and things that encourage children. Being on this board helps me use my skills and past experience to further the mission of the Mastodon Fair.


Jacob Ginger — Treasurer (Term Expires 2021)
I have been on the Board over two years and was previously a Blue Ribbon Winner in 1992.


Samantha DeClue — Executive Director
I have been a volunteer with the Crystal City Elementary PTO, Girls Scouts, and Cub Scouts. I came on with the Fair in 2018 as Operations Manager and then was elected to my current position later that year. The Fair is a once in a year event that allows students a venue not otherwise available to display their skills and knowledge. My wish is to help those students to thrive.


Bob Brazzle — Board Member & Science Director
Previously I was the Science Director for over a year and a half. I want to help guide STEM education experiences in Jefferson County.


Rick Fischer — Board Member
My history with the Fair spans over 25 years. I want to help push the Fair.


Nancy Foy — Board Member


Sharon Greco — Board Member
I am a member of Kiwanis, and have been with the Fair for ten years. My reason for being with the Fair is that I want the kids involved in the Fair to someday be able to come and work in a facility like where I am working, Festus Manor.


Jake Hertenstein — Board Member
My history with the Fair includes being an ISEF participant in 2002 and 2003. I then became a Board Member in 2010. I am a member of the Board because I like giving back to the kids by being with the Fair.


Benjamin Hoeft — Board Member
I became a member of the Board in early 2010. My involvement in Mastodon is a way to give back directly to the community that a majority of my business is in. I have always been interested in both art and science and having the opportunity to help our youth get more involved in both is extremely important to me.


Lindsay Marlow — Board Member
I have volunteered at many places over the years and it is a passion of mine to help. My daughter has been in the Fair several times over the years. We loved the Family Day and looked forward to coming to the fair each year. I am on the Board because I love to volunteer and I love kids! This is a great way to help and make a positive impact on a large number of kids and the community.


Jill Neisler — Board Member


Larry Shroth — Board Member
I have previously done mission work overseas.
My history with as a Board Member started in 2012. 
I am on the Fair Board supporting it as a judge, funding a good event for school districts with my employer Ameren supports.


Brandy Phipps-Stamps – Art Director