Andy Wildman, Executive Director, 587-2011,

Andy was appointed as the Executive Director of the Granville Recreation District (GRD) in May of 2010. Prior to this role, Andy worked as the Director of Barberton Parks and Recreation Department in Barberton, Ohio.  Through collaboration with the Akron Area YMCA and Summa Health, Andy helped to spearhead the design and construction of a 60,000 square-foot Community Center and Senior Center. Since joining the GRD, Andy and the leadership team have constructed an award winning public recreation department, providing comprehensive public recreation services for Granville and the surrounding communities.  

Andy has served as President of the Granville Rotary Club, President of the Granville Arts’ Boosters, a guest lecturer for Denison University’s HESS Major, and has also been a presenter at the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association annual conference. Additionally, he has provided consulting services for public recreation organizations around Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration, Andy and his wife Dallas reside in Granville with their children, Andrew and Lindsay.


Lesa Miller, Program Director, 587-1976,

Lesa has been active in Granville Recreation activities for many years. Lesa was Co-Director of the Granville Recreation Commission from 1997-2009.  During the formation of the GRD, Lesa played many roles including Director, Program Director and Advisory Committee leader.  Lesa currently serves as Program Director, and is Chair of the Advisory Committee.  She and her husband Jerry live in Granville and have 3 children.

AJ Gaul, Youth Sports Supervisor, 587-2013,
AJ comes to us from BrightView Enterprise Solutions, where for four years, he distinguished himself as an Area Manager in charge of running daily aspects of landscape and snow removal services for large scale accounts. AJ is also a member of the Professional Golf Association of America. A current resident of the Granville community, AJ grew up in Granville and moved back several years ago with his wife and children, who are active participants in the Granville Rec.

Juli Pintz, Youth Sports & Program Coordinator, 587-2013,


Bobby Vahalik, Maintenance Director,

Bobby served as a maintenance supervisor at Riverside Hospital and has successfully operated his own business for the past seven years. Bobby  has served as volunteer coach for baseball, football and basketball since relocating to the community in 2006. Bobby brings 15 plus years of facility maintenance experience and a high level of community knowledge. Bobby and his wife, Shauna, and their 2 children reside and live in the Granville Exempted Village School District.

Janet Gordon, Administrative Assistant, 587-1976,

Janet, a Granville native, began serving as a volunteer for the Granville Recreation Commission in 2000 after retiring from teaching 1st grade.  She served as Treasurer for the Commission for several years, and was hired as Administrative Assistant upon the formation of the Granville Recreation District.  Janet lives in Granville with her husband John and have 2 children.

Lara Benschoter, Marketing, 587-1976,

Lara, a Granville High School Graduate, was hired in 2011 to help the Granville Recreation District with their marketing needs. With a BFA in graphic design, Lara incorporates her talents into the communication needs of the GRD. Lara resides in the Granville School District with her 3 children.