Our Trustees

Jane Neubauer

Jane and her husband Fritz own and operate Sugar Pines Farm, a Christmas tree farm located in Geauga County.  Prior to purchasing Sugar Pines in 2012 she was the founder and president of Maple Alley Market Research, a market research and business planning consulting firm serving start-up organizations, including for-profit and non-profit ventures.  Before launching Maple Alley in 1999, Jane held marketing and finance positions with Avery Dennison Corporation and The Procter & Gamble Company.  Jane is currently a board member for The Fine Arts Association (since 2002) and a member of the Distribution Committee for The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (since 2006).  She is a former member of the of the Board of Directors for The Greater Cleveland Partnership, COSE, Denison University, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio, and The Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce.  She currently volunteers at Hershey Montessori School (where her children attend) and has in the past volunteered at The Holden Arboretum (school group guide), The Lakeland Foundation (strategic planning committee), and The Musical Theater Project (marketing committee). Neubauer holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management (1995) and a B.A. in Economics from Denison University (1991). She resides in Munson in Geauga County with her husband and two sons.