Katie is an experienced leader currently leading a team who supports HR systems, employee data, and reporting and analytics. Prior to this role Katie spent more than a decade helping new supervisors and managers develop their leadership and coaching skills.
She enjoys coaching and developing her team and serves as a mentor to other employees to help them navigate their careers.
Katie is life-long Ohio resident and graduate of Kent State University and Ashland University. Over that past several years, Katie has served as a board member and volunteer for other local non-profits and is excited to support the mission of Legacy of Honor.
Manager of Rally Sports - Family/Supporter of First Responders
I was raised in Rockford, Illinois. At a young age my parents split up and I was raised primarily by my dad. I believe I am the woman I am today because of my dad and the values he instilled in me. I have a younger brother in college and a brother who is 11 years old. I strive to be a positive role model for them.
After high school graduation, I had the opportunity to travel and live in Hawaii for 3 years on a military base. While there, I was a family readiness assistant for the Marine Corps Battalion 1/3.
After moving to Ohio I worked for a dental office for several years. I am now working in the sports industry which is a huge passion of mine.
I am engaged to Brandon Allensworth, who is a police officer and also on the board for Legacy of Honor.
I know what our military, police officers, and firefighters endure on a daily basis and love helping and supporting them when and where I can!
I am honored to be part of this great organization and hope to make a difference in our community!
Lieutenant with Louisville Police Department
I’ll begin by saying that I was raised by two amazing parents who are both military veterans and instilled the values in me that I have today.
From a young age, I knew I wanted a community oriented career. At the age of 20, I enrolled into the Police Academy and I have since been with the Louisville, OH Police Department for 15 years and counting.
During these 15 years I have served in different areas in the department. I am currently a Lieutenant on afternoon shift and serve as our community relations officer.
I have known the Riggs family very well from a young age, and when Daniel and Ross began the Legacy of Honor, I had the privilege of volunteering my time on a couple occasions.
I feel honored to now be part of the team and help further serve my community, veterans, and first responders in a different way!
Lastly, I have become the person I am in my adulthood through my Faith in Christ. My fiancé’, Allison Gentile, and I serve faithfully and are involved with a small life group within the church. We are newly engaged and happy to serve on this team together!
Veteran - Retired Police Officer - State Farm Agent
I grew up in Perry Township and graduated from Perry High School in 1986. I joined the US Army in 1988 and served in several combat missions, including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm. I was stationed abroad in Panama, where I attained the rank of Sergeant. I was attached to a Signal Battalion where we were responsible for communications for the DEA, through Central and South America. I was honorably discharged from the Army in 1995. I moved back to my hometown and pursued my career in law enforcement. I started out working in the Warrant Division of the Jackson Township Police Department. There I was involved in undercover narcotics investigations and the fugitive task force. In 1998 I began my career with the Massillon Police Department where I attained the rank of Sergeant. I had many assignments during my tenure with MPD, including Field Training Officer, Detective Bureau, and the SWAT Team, to name a few. I retired from full time police work on August 9, 2022. I now am employed by Jes Richardson State Farm as a Sales Associate, reunited with my former partner in law enforcement, Jes. I am happily married to my beautiful wife, Stacy. I have three daughters, Sydney, Maggie, and Lily. I enjoy spending time with my girls and love the outdoors, especially the South Carolina beaches.
Stay at Home Mom of 2
Kelsey has always had a deep passion for serving others, especially heroes in her community that serve others every day. After 6 years in a successful sales career at a Fortune 500 company she decided to take a step back from her career and become a stay at home mom and focus on serving her community. Kelsey wanted to focus on not only helping local heroes, but also their families.
She has experience in strategic planning, creative thinking, and connecting others through her career. She couldn't be more excited and honored to be a Board Member of Legacy of Honor.
Kelsey grew up in Indianapolis, IN and is a graduate of Purdue University. She is married to her biggest supporter Justin and they have two children together.
We want to make a better tomorrow for those who sacrificed so much of their time, life moments, and abilities to serve others.