Meet the Chamber Staff
Kayla Hart is the Executive Director of Media, and board member of Ellwood City Revitilization. As a lifelong Ellwood City resident, Kayla graduated from Riverside High School in 2009. She attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a Broadcasting focus. Kayla has always been passionate about the art of communication, news writing, video production, and multi-media studies. Kayla currently resides in Ellwood City.
Before becoming the Executive Director of Media, Kayla was a coach at Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Company for two years ago. As a former collegiate level cheerleader, she was excited to share her passion for competitive sports, and to teach the value of teamwork, and dedication to the local athletes. In 2017 Kayla helped start Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Company’s first USASF certified competitive All Star Cheer squad, and has been the program’s director ever since.
When she saw that the Chamber of Commerce was in need of a new Co-Director, Kayla was immediately drawn to the position, and knew it was a perfect fit. Kayla felt strongly about the EC Chamber’s mission, and couldn’t wait to help impact her hometown in a positive way. One of her main goals as a Chamber Director is to inspire all generations to become involved in their community. Kayla is ready to be an agent of change in the area, and is excited to help others realize how many local opportunities are available.
Loralei Gallaher-Hink is the Executive Director of Membership and Secretary of Ellwood City Revitalization. She is a lifelong resident of the Ellwood City Area. She graduated from Riverside High School in 2008 and attended California University of Pennsylvania where she received a BA in History in 2013. In May of 2014 she married Nicholas Hink, who also grew up in Ellwood City. They settled in West Pittsburg, where they still live with their son Brixton.
From the Fall of 2014 until July of 2018, Loralei worked as the event planner for The Jacqueline House of Wilmington, which her mother-in-law bought and still owns and operates. She helped create and grow the events portion of The Jacqueline House, making it a successful and thriving events venue. This is where her love for event coordinating and community began.
Although she is not a resident of Ellwood City currently, her love for the town and surrounding areas has continued to grow over the years and she is in awe at what has been achieved by the Chamber, Ellwood City Revitalization, and businesses (both new and old). Her mother and father were born and raised in Ellwood and she is honored and excited for what the future holds for herself, the Chamber, and the community.