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 Laura Wright, Executive Director

 lwright@rockdaletemple.org

Laura Wright started heading up the Rockdale Temple team in May of 2020. Having worked professionally in synagogue leadership roles since 2016, she also has a background as a clinical research professional in drug and medical device development for a local clinical research firm. Laura has lived in Cincinnati with her husband and 2 adult children for 15 years. When she is not working, you can find her running with Fleet Feet Running Club buddies or digging in her garden.


Nina Loftspring, Director of Education

nloftspring@rockdaletemple.org

Nina is delighted to join the Rockdale family as the Director of Education for 2020-21 and she brings her extensive experience in Jewish educational leadership, curriculum development, and Holocaust education to our community. Some of you may know that she is also the director of Kulanu: Cincinnati's Reform Jewish High School. Nina will continue to serve in that capacity as she takes on the role of Director of Education at Rockdale for the upcoming year. 


Emily McOsker, Congregational Engagement Professional

emcosker@rockdaletemple.org

Emily McOsker grew up in Cincinnati (though she doesn’t claim it as her hometown). She grew up active in synagogue life participating in NFTY and eventually becoming a BBYO advisor. After leaving the University of Cincinnati and graduating from and getting licensed she was a Massage Therapist for 6 years before trying her hand at property management on the west side of town. Having grown up active and maintaining her love of the Jewish Community she is happy to be back in the middle of it all. When not working Emily can be found talking back to her cat, cooking, reading or with family and friends.


Aaron Guldenschuh, Events and Facilities Coordinator

aguldenschuh@rockdaletemple.org

Aaron joined Rockdale Temple in November 2018. Originally from North Carolina, Aaron moved to Cincinnati after living in Louisville, KY for 14 years. In Louisville, Aaron worked for several social services organizations, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and for the largest Jewish congregation in Kentucky, the Temple--Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom. Aaron earned a BA in Religious Studies from St. Andrews University in North Carolina, and an MA in Religious Thought (Hebrew Biblical theology) from Louisville Seminary in Kentucky. Aaron enjoys landscaping, baking, travel, and museums.


Sean O'Brien, Accountant

sobrien@rockdaletemple.org

Sean joined the Rockdale staff as our Accountant in  July 2005. He has more than 20 years of non-profit accounting experience in small and medium-sized non-profit organizations. Sean received a BS in accounting from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). During his childhood, Sean lived in Australia for four years. In his free time, he likes to hike, bike, do yoga, and travel.


Paige Adkins, Executive Assistant

padkins@rockdaletemple.org

Paige became our Executive Assistant in March 2019. She is a graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts, born and raised in the Greater Cincinnati Area. She has a background in music, creative writing and design. During her free time, Paige enjoys reading, writing, listening and creating music, comic books and spending time with her adorable dog, Bella (and family occasionally). 


 Patty Kaufman, Office & Communications Coordinator

 pkaufman@rockdaletemple.org

Patty has been our Office & Communications Coordinator since December 2015. Prior to coming to Rockdale, she worked for a church for nine years. She has a background in information systems and marketing. Patty is happily married with two children. She does a lot of volunteer work and outreach projects for schools and churches. In her free time, Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, cheering on the FC Cincinnati team, and attending her kids' sporting events.


Scott Larsen, Operations Coordinator

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Scott is happy to be returning to the Midwest from a whirlwind year in Israel with his wife Caitlin Brazner, a second-year rabbinical/education student at HUC-JIR. Scott has a history of operations and customer service work that has taken him from Shake Shack to Target to URJ Camp Harlam in the Poconos. Scott is excited to put down roots in Cincinnati (and even adopt a furry friend soon!) after spending time in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and rural Pennsylvania. 


Warren Raglin, Building & Grounds Associate

Warren Raglin grew up in Woodlawn, Ohio and was a star athlete in track at Princeton High School. Warren has a degree in criminal justice and is proficient in playing drums and piano. Warren brings his experience in retail management to his work at Rockdale Temple and has a saavy for organizing and creating efficiency in work spaces. Warren and his wife Asha have four beautiful and loving children. A lover of sports, Warren cheers for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cincinnati’s hometown teams. Cincinnati Proud! Go Bengals! Go Reds! 


Carolyn Baker, Building & Grounds Associate

Carolyn Baker has lived her entire life in Blanchester, Ohio., and has been a part of the Rockdale Temple team for over ten years. Before Rockdale, Carolyn worked as a caterer for Zeh's Catering in Montgomery, Ohio.  She is mother to five adult children, two stepchildren, and eleven grandchildren. When she’s not decorating banquet tables and arranging beautiful food displays at Rockdale Temple events, she spends time with her grandchildren; “I have pleasure of babysitting them—they keep me young!”


Heather Carter, Building & Grounds Associate

Heather has been with Rockdale Temple for six years. She grew up in the small town of Blanchester, Ohio where she still resides with her two daughters and boyfriend. Before working at Rockdale Temple, Heather worked at Kroger in the bakery department and studied massage therapy, earning her license as a massage therapist. Heather enhances and supports Rockdale Temple programs and events by bringing her love for design, organization, and creative problem solving to every task. When she is not working, she is engaged in her most important job, being a mom.

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