Rick Harrison Wolfe, Executive Director (contact)-
As Executive Director, Rick leads the historic North Market with a focus on being “best in class”. Annually more than 1.5 million people visit North Market making it one of the most successful public markets in the country and a significant economic engine and attraction for central Ohio. Rick strives to preserve the rich history of our market and neighborhood while constantly moving forward to ensure a compelling, authentic and “best in class” experience.
- Visionary (Strategic and Longterm Planning)
- Creative Director
- Brand Ambassador
- Chief Fundraiser
- Community and Government Liaison
Prior to joining the North Market in May 2013, Rick resided in Los Angeles where he was principle of the independent branding consulting agency, The Wolfe Group. He also created and founded one of central Ohio’s first food trucks, The Cheesy Truck. While in Los Angeles, Rick held the position of Vice President of Brand Development at Skechers USA for many years, overseeing their Fashion Brands division.
Peggy Outcalt, Director of Operations (contact)-
Responsible for new business development, leasing, building maintenance, and maintaining the high operating standards that our customers deserve and expect.
Marissa Luther, Director of Marketing & Development (contact)-
Marissa is responsible for determining the marketing, public relations and fundraising strategies for the Market. Marissa was the Marketing Director at PromoWest Productions for six years before joining the North Market staff in September of 2016. Prior to her work with PromoWest, Marissa was the Promotions Manager at The Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena. She has experience in radio as well having worked for Columbus’ heritage rock station QFM96 for six years. Marissa attended Franklin University majoring in Digital Communications.
Meghan Brouillette, Senior Manager of Business Office and Special Projects (contact)-
Meghan joined the Market team in September 2014. She is responsible for supporting Rick, Peggy, and Marissa as well as managing the Business Office, Peddler’s Picnic, event coordination, and Market tours. Meghan has previous experience as the Office Manager at advertising agency Moxie / Engauge (previously Ten United) as well as former digital agency Shift Global. Meghan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University. Meghan and her husband also own Blockfort LLC, an art studio and gallery in the Discovery District.
Ryan Miller, Office Manager (contact)-
Ryan is responsible for facilities and operations coordination, as well as filing permits with the city for North Market events, assisting with administrative duties in the business office, and supporting the other staff members of North Market when needed. Ryan is also in charge of booking entertainment for our Farmer’s Market, Peddler’s Picnic, and special events. Prior to joining North Market in April 2015, Ryan was the Technical Services Manager for Banc Certified Merchant Services, a nationally recognized merchant services provider based in Hilliard, OH. In his spare time, he stays busy as a local DJ and freelance photographer at various locations and events around Columbus.
Molly Harris, Office Assistant
Sandy Dupier, Office Assistant
Chyanne Lindaman, Office Assistant
Jillian Woltz, Office Assistant
The North Market Development Authority Board – 2017
Protecting our heritage and preserving our legacy takes a village. Actually, in our case, it takes a group of dedicated individuals with a collective vision we call the North Market Development Authority Board.
Kyle Bickhart, President
Jeff Pongonis, Vice President
Nic Crum, Treasurer
Joanne Goldhand, Secretary
John Ivanic, Member at Large
Tom McCormick, Member at Large
Collin Castore, Merchant Representative
Christopher K Porter
Susan Cohen Ungar