Meet the ESC

ESC Chair 

Jon Hsu

Jon joined the Environmental Sustainability Commission (ESC) in 2011 and currently serves as its chair. Jon is a staff attorney with the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC), which hears administrative appeals from final actions of Ohio EPA, the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture, the State Fire Marshal, and local and county boards of health. His work with ERAC regularly involves complex cases covering a wide variety of fields within environmental law, including air, water, and solid waste regulation. Jon is a proud Buckeye, having earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University. Prior to entering the legal profession, Jon earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, where he also worked to develop equipment used to detect water- and food-borne pathogens. In addition to serving on the ESC, Jon is a dedicated and passionate a member of the boys soccer coaching staff at Columbus Academy.

ESC Vice-Chair

Peter Marsh

Pete has been a member of the Environmental Sustainability Commission (ESC) since its inception in 2011. He has served as the ESC’s secretary and is currently the Commission’s vice-chair. A professional Landscape Designer, Pete has worked for Buck & Sons Landscape Service in Hilliard since the spring of 2005. Since the “environment” is his “canvas,” Pete has always taken a great interest in environmental stewardship. Pete was an original member of the Hilliard EverGreen Team, which would later become a foundational element of the ESC. In his work, Pete has a strong interest in native plant material, sustainable landscapes, and creating outdoor spaces where homeowners can reconnect with nature. Pete was born and raised in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is a proud “Domer,” having graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 where he majored in Accounting. In 2006, Pete obtained his Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University. Pete lives in Hilliard with his wife Beverly and daughter Clare. He enjoys continually updating the landscaping at his home and refueling with long, large meals at Starliner Diner and many other fine dining establishments in Hilliard.

Ed Cheshire

EdCheshireA member of the Environmental Sustainability Commission (ESC) since 2011, Ed is a Registered Architect employed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He also serves as Construction Advisor to HNHF, a nonprofit dedicated to renovating affordable and energy efficient “green” homes on the southside of Columbus. Ed is proud of his roots in West Virginia where he began his career assisting with wetland restoration projects through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Ed resides in Hilliard with his wife and daughter. He is active in church where he plays cello and participates in a group dedicated to supporting adoptions.

Abby Wolford

IMG_7028Abby Wolford has been a resident of Hilliard since 2012 and is originally from State College, Pennsylvania where she earned her bachelors degree in biology and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. While in graduate school, she studied the remediation of acid rain-impacted streams for the restoration of the endangered brook trout and using fungal enzymes to remove endocrine-disrupting compounds from domestics wastewater. Abby works at Cardinal Health as an Environmental, Health & Safety adviser where she regularly deals with making the company more sustainable and reducing waste. Abby joined the ESC in 2015.

Kristen Hosni

KristinHosni Kristen joined the ESC in 2014 to help fulfill her passion for serving the community and promoting environmental awareness. She works as a Proposal Manager for Resource International, Inc.—a local engineering and construction management firm where she sees first-hand ideas pertaining to green infrastructure, sustainable trends, and best management practices. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for her local homeowner’s association and also for the Society of Marketing Professional Services. She is a graduate of Ohio University with a BS in Journalism and currently lives in Hilliard with her three children, Samantha, Scott and Harper.

Beverly A. Marsh

Beverly has been a member of the Environmental Sustainability Commission (ESC) since its founding in 2011, and currently serves as its secretary. An attorney with Standley Law Group LLP, Beverly brings both legal and technical knowledge to the Commission. In addition to a law degree from The Ohio State University, Beverly holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. Before answering the call of law, Beverly gained experience in environmental matters from working at Cornell University’s Environmental Compliance Office and the Broome County (NY) Health Department. Beverly also clerked in the legal department of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency during law school. As a registered patent attorney, Beverly has helped clients obtain patent protection for both biological and environmental technologies. Beverly lives in Hilliard with her husband Pete, daughter Clare, and her Boston Terrier Pumpkin. Her favorite things about Hilliard are her wonderful neighbors, the parks and bike trails, and Starliner Diner. A music lover, Beverly is currently learning to play the acoustic guitar.

Kim Movshin

KimMoshvinKim Movshin has been a member of the Commission since it was created in 2011 and is serving a 3 year term. She works on the grants and the Earth Day festival subcommittees. Prior to serving on the Commission, she was an original member of the Hilliard EverGreen Team and served as a member of the Hilliard Charter Review Commission. She is also actively involved with the Hilliard Food Pantry. Kim holds a BA in Political Science and French and an MS in Public Policy from Rutgers University. She is employed as a project manager with the State of Ohio. Kim has lived in Hilliard since 1998 with her husband, Scott, and their four children, Hannah, Emily, Max, and Maddy.

 

Greg Smith

Greg has resided in Hilliard with his wife Cheryl and children Sean and Michaela since 1991, and joined the Environmental Sustainability Commission (ESC) in December of 2012. He is currently a senior program manager at the Great Lakes Environmental Center in Columbus with over 30 years of experience with water quality issues, including the development of water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life. Previous employment included Battelle Memorial Institute and Oklahoma State University, where he received a Ph.D. in aquatic toxicology. His early interest in the environmental sciences first developed as a teenager while fishing, crabbing and exploring the beaches and saltwater marshes along the Jersey shore.