Meet the Chamber Staff
Kayla Hart is the Executive Director of Media and life long Ellwood City Resident. Kayla graduated from Riverside High School in 2009. She attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Communication with a Broadcasting focus in 2014. She has always been passionate about the art of communication, video production, and multi-media studies, and is excited to bring an innovative perspective to the Chamber.
Before becoming the Executive Director of Media, Kayla was a coach at Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Company for two years ago. As a former collegiate cheerleader at Clarion, she was excited to share her passion for competitive sports, and to teach the value of teamwork, and dedication to the local athletes. She has been directing the Youth Level 2 squad, “Glow” for the past two seasons, teaching gymnastics lessons, and managing the gym during the week.
When she saw that the Chamber of Commerce was in need of a new Co-Director, she was immediately drawn to the position, and knew it was something that she could not pass up. Kayla felt strongly about the Chamber’s mission, and had a feeling this would be a perfect fit. She can’t wait to help impact this town in a positive way, and to be an agent of change in the area and to help others realize how many local opportunities are available, and to inspire all generations to become involved in their community.
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.