Meet our Staff!
Executive Director – Shiloh Todorov – (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shiloh Todorov is a Nebraska native and moved to Columbus in 2008. She is a 15-year veteran of television and web journalism and spent three years as marketing manager for The Wellington School in Columbus. During her journalism career, she was an on-air reporter and anchor in Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. While in the nation’s capital, she served as White House producer for CONUS television and covered the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. After CONUS, she worked as a story producer for Bloomberg Television, the 24-hour, international financial news network. After Washington, Shiloh returned to Omaha, where she served as managing editor for KETV.com, the digital arm of Omaha’s ABC affiliate. There, she won an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award and was involved — along with a group of young Omaha professionals — in the creation of a unique, user-driven events site for the Omaha area.
Shiloh is passionate about localism, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and livable urban communities. She is Secretary of the Board of Trustees for South Side Learning & Development Center and a Leadership Columbus Class of 2014 member. Shiloh and her husband, Dimiter, love travel, especially when they can combine it with motorcycling and scuba diving. They have two dachshunds, Louis and Dimo.
Russ was born in the “South End” of Columbus, in an area now known as German Village. Russ and his wife currently reside on Mohawk Street in the family home his parents purchased in February 1951 when he was five months old. Russ attended Stewart, Barrett, and South (also CCAD, OIT/Devry, and Capital University). The last 30 years of his career have been devoted to the public, private, non-profit historical society and museum business. During the few years Russ lived away from German Village, he served as a Trustee of the Canal Winchester Historical Society, Chairman of the Historic Landmarks Commission, and was elected Village Mayor. Russ was employed as an Objects Conservator, Collections Manager, and Facilities Manager of the Ohio Historical Society, and as Registrar, Curator, and Director of the Ohio History of Flight Aviation Museum. Russ currently volunteers for the Columbus Historical Society, and of course, currently works as the Curator of Archives and Facilities for the German Village Society.
Historic Preservation Advocate – Sarah Marsom (email@example.com)
Sarah Marsom is an emerging preservation professional, new to Ohio. Following her December, 2013, graduation from Eastern Michigan University with a M.S. in Historic Preservation, she commenced working as German Village Society’s Historic Preservation Advocate. As German Village’s Historic Preservation Advocate, she is the lead on preservation, commission matters, and group tours – all ways German Village Society educates and advocates about and for the neighborhood. Marsom began her career in cultural resources while pursuing a B.S. at Northern Arizona University in Parks and Recreation Management and interning at historic sites, such as Riordan Mansion State Historic Park(Arizona) and Old Salem Museum and Gardens(North Carolina). While pursuing her Master’s Degree, she had the opportunity to intern at the Henry Ford Estate, help create a cultural landscape report for the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, and work for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Sarah Marsom is enthusiastic about moving to Ohio and becoming involved in the preservation, museum, and non-profit communities.
Assistant for Visitorism – Mark Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from Cincinnati, Mark Weiss graduated from The Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business with a degree in Marketing. He spent three years in New York City where he worked on the network and agency side of broadcast media. While working as a digital project manager for the NBC News initiative Education Nation, he was directly responsible for leading the social media efforts for a series of live television events hosted by the New York Public Library. His broadcast background includes production credits with msnbc’s Morning Joe and Destination America. In addition, Mark also has a solid foundation in event production and planning through his experience with NBC Affiliate Marketing, the Wall Street non-profit Girls Inc., and sporting events such as the U.S. Open and Major League Baseball’s All-Star FanFest.