Meet Kristopher, Julie, Lauren, and Mark: LFC Class of 2016


Kris Fair

Kristopher Fair

New York, New York Salon

Kris is the manager for New York, New York Salon where he currently manages staff schedules, marketing, social media development, handling customer care challenges, and maintaining a thirty-five thousand dollar inventory. In 2012, Kris was the director of The Frederick Festival of the Arts where he worked to create a long-term strategic growth plan.

In 2013, Kris received the Wertheimer Award for excellence in volunteering from the Community Foundation of Frederick County. He has worked with the Frederick Festival of the Arts, The Frederick Arts Council, The Weinberg Center for the Arts, The Greater Frederick Advertising Federation, The American Red Cross, Amnesty International, and more. He also chairs Frederick Pride, a growing event every fourth weekend in June.

Leadership Style: Collaborative

Song that best describes him: Best of You (Foo Fighters)

Julie Gaver

Julie Gaver

Julie Gaver Training & Development

For the past 18 years Julie has operated Julie Gaver Training & Development where she offers training, consulting, and coaching services to individuals and businesses. Her focus is primarily on Leadership and Improving Workplace Culture. She was an instructor for Dale Carnegie where she discovered her passion for training. Before that, she was in sales, marketing, and public relations.

Julie has been involved with the Memory Ball Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association, Woman to Woman Mentoring, Mental Health Association and the Catoctin Affair, Cocktails for a Cause, Carroll Creek Toastmasters, United Way, and the Chamber of Commerce. Julie says her biggest source of pride is being a care partner to her husband of almost 36 years and an active, involved parent of two grown sons.

Leadership Style: Transformational
Song that best describes her: Celebration (Kool & The Gang)

Lauren Myrick

Lauren Myrick

Edenton Retirement Community

Lauren knew she loved working with people and community and after graduating from Hood College with a degree in Communications, she learned her passion for working with the elderly. She worked in marketing for two years and is now the Community Relations representative for the Edenton Retirement Community. She works with families from their first tour of the community through the admissions process.

Lauren has attended may community events including Alive @Five, The Downtown Cooking School, Movie Night on the Creek, and First Saturdays. She runs in the Way Station’s annual Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving, and is an active member of the Elder Service Provider Council.

Leadership Style: Diverse

Song that best describes her: I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)


Mark Pritts

Frederick County Public Schools

For the past 4 years, Mark has served as the Director of Elementary Schools with FCPS. Before that he served as the Principal of Middletown Primary School during it’s planning and opening, as Principal at Myersville Elementary, Assistant Principal at South Frederick Elementary School, and as a teacher at 3 different elementary schools.

With 5 children, Mark devotes a lot of his time to coaching youth sports. As a school Principal Mark says it’s important to give back and work with as many children as possible. Until recently, he coached several sports with the Middletown Valley Athletic Association, spending more than 13 years in the youth football program. Mark is also active in his church and is active in the PTA an other public education functions.

Leadership Style: Collaborative
Song that best describes him: Small Town (John Mellencamp)

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