BOARD OF DIRECTORS


PRICE BELL JR.

Price Bell Jr. is a full service bloodstock agent with Nicoma Bloodstock.  Price has worked in all facets of the Thoroughbred business, and brings enthusiasm and passion to Nicoma. Having recently completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Vanderbilt University, Price compliments his horsemanship with an academic perspective. He is on the Board of the Fayette Alliance and a partner in Frontier Highway.

James Brown
1st District Councilperson (Exofficio, non-voting)

The Councilperson for Lexington's 1st District, James is a native of Lexington, KY, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. James’ previous employment include stints at Lexmark and GTE, before beginning a career in the automotive industry, working for 13 years at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, KY. After that, James made a career change becoming a full-time Real Estate Professional, selling both residential and commercial property for United Real Estate. James is extremely passionate about service to neighborhoods and the local school system. For the past 5 years he served as the President of the Radcliffe – Marlboro Neighborhood Association. He also serves as the 1st Vice President of the 16th District PTA, and has participated in multiple community leadership programs, such as: Commerce Lexington’s Leadership Central Kentucky (2011), BCTC’s Citizens’ Leadership Academy (2012), LEADS Committee Member (LBAR), served on the Partners for Youth Grassroots Grant Application Review Committee and is a Certified Tourism Ambassador through the Lexington Visitors Center.

MATTHEW CLARKE

Matthew Clarke is a Senior Associate at SHoP Architects, which was named the world's most innovative architecture company by Fast Company Magazine. Matthew is a Lexington native, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, and did graduate work at Princeton University. He also sits on the boards of Bennington College and the Lucille Lortel Foundation, and was a previous trustee of AIA New York. 

JOHAN GRAHAM

Johan Graham joined AU Associates, Inc. in April of 2007 as the Director of Development.  While involved in all aspects of project conceptualization and development, his primary responsibilities revolve around structuring, underwriting, syndicating and monitoring AU’s current and future portfolio of LIHTC and Historic Tax Credit projects.  He is a 2000 graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology and a 2002 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Regional Planning with a focus on Affordable Housing, Real Estate, and Community Development. 

ERIN HATHAWAY

Erin Hathaway recently joined the local landscape architecture, urban design, and civil engineering firm CARMAN and is a resident of the North Limestone Neighborhood. Erin received her B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and a Master's in P.S. in the Business of Art and Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her interest in vibrant urban environments and livable communities brings her to advocate for and serve the North Limestone Neighborhood as well as teach students these concepts at UK's Department of Landscape Architecture as an adjunct professor.

SHAYLA JOHNSON, JD

Shayla is the Assistant Director of the Lexington Fair Housing Council in Lexington, Kentucky.  Ms. Johnson is a proud native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and is a 2001 graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Government. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree. Ms. Johnson is married to Derrick Johnson, formerly of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and they reside in Lexington.

Shirrod Le'DEt

Shirrod Le’Det is the Chief Operations Officer at Total Grace Church on North Limestone in Lexington, KY.  He received his B.S from Sullivan University and is pursuing an Executive MBA from Strayer University- the Jack Welch Management Institute Program. His professional career began at FedEx Ground in Lexington, KY followed by a fifteen-year career as a supervisor and engineer. 

TRAVIS ROBINSON
PRESIDENT, MARTIN LUTHER KING NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (Exofficio)

Travis has been a resident of the Northside/East End since 2004 and is the President of the MLK Neighborhood Association. Professionally, he is the Assistant Director of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.  He is also the, "Chief Chickened," for C.L.U.C.K (Cooperative Lexington Urban Chicken Keepers), the local backyard chicken support group.

GRIFFIN VAN METER

Griffin VanMeter has lived in the North Limestone Neighborhood for the past decade. He has served as the Vice President of the North Limestone Neighborhood Association, and lives with his wife and two children in their bungalow on North Limestone. He is partner in several companies in Lexington, including Bullhorn Creative, Kentucky for Kentucky, Stella's Deli, and Frontier Highway.

Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal Wilkinson is the owner of local Book and Coffee Shop, Wild Fig, located on North Limestone in Lexington, KY. Crystal is a published, African-American feminist writer. She served as a public information office and community relations manager for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, editing their quarterly environmental newsletter and handling media relations for special projects.