Studebaker Family National Association
West Jefferson, OH
Krista Houk P984-616-31 has served on the SFNA Board since 2006. She is currently the SFNA President and served as the Event Chair for the 2011 Gathering. Krista works for IEM, Inc as a senior consultant and does disaster planning and coordination for clients both nationally and internationally. Krista is married to Bill Houk and together they have four children, Nick 25, Greg, 22 and 2 year old twins, Samuel and Savanna. Krista is a descendant of the Peter line and feels very blessed to be part of an amazing family with such rich history!
I grew up next door to the Studebaker Homestead all my life and loved that part of growing up. I have 2 children, Logan (10years old) and Leah (8years old). I live in Hilliard OH. I enjoy running and other outdoor activities along with watching as many movies as possible.
Cave Creek, AZ
Ron Crowe P984-1211-1 lives with his wife, Vicky, in Cave Creek, AZ on the edge of Phoenix. Their family includes Nathan, Maggie, Eli, Mabel and Iran in Sartell, MN, Brent, Lisa and Hazel in Los Angeles, and Perry and Devon in Brooklyn, NY. Ron and Vicky enjoy retirement with walking, biking, tennis and swimming in lovely Arizona, participating in Desert Hills Presbyterian Church and the Foothills Caring Corps and taking in musical and drama performances. Ron, an electrical engineer, retired from Honeywell. He still enjoys applying his engineering skills in website development and maintenance for several organizations, in things like computerizing the SFNA genealogy and audio/video/ lighting for church. Ron and Vicky also have a ‘64 Studebaker GT Hawk and a 48 Studebaker Champion Convertible, which Ron enjoys driving more than working on. From the age of two to 11 Ron lived about three miles from The Studebaker Homestead, at the SE corner of 201 and 571, on his grandpa’s farm.
Huber Heights, OH
Valerie is married to Dan Slanker. They have two sons, Andy and Michael. Valerie and Dan have lived in Huber Heights, OH for over 50 years. Valerie graduated from the local high school. She worked for Kroger for 30 years before graduating from Sinclair to become an occupational therapist assistant after retirement from Kroger. Now she has retired a second time to become the treasurer for the SFNA.
Manakin Sabot, VA
Current Active Board Member.
Library Committee member.
North Easton, MA
John Mallers lives in Easton, Mass. He and his wife, Tammy, have three children, JC (23), Julie (21) and Jared (17). John lives by the family motto “always give more than you promise”. He served 23 years in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He has served on the vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and has been for many years on its Property Committee. He was a Boy Scout leader for several years.
He is currently a member of the Easton Lions Club, which raises money for eye research and community activities, working on their outdoor ice rink, cable television auction, holiday fair and thrift store. John is the one to call when something needs to get done. He has been named Lions Member of the Year and a Melvin Jones Fellow, which is an international award for dedication to volunteerism.
Current Active Board Member and Library Chair.
Charles was past President of SFNA, currently an active Board Member.
Richard F. Studebaker
Current Active Board Member.
Jacob Studebaker is the grandson of former SFNA board member Ruth Studebaker. He grew up in the Troy, OH area and was a frequent visitor to The Studebaker Homestead in Tipp City where he learned and played while his grandmother worked. Jacob was married to Jennifer Lynn (Kamerer) Studebaker in 2008 and they currently reside in Piqua, OH.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts in business management and his MBA at Bluffton University, Jacob began working as an operations analyst for A.M. Leonard, Inc. in Piqua, OH. Jacob has done a lot of volunteer work tutoring both children and adults in mathematics and writing. He enjoys reading, working with electronics, and continuing his education.
Sandra A. Studebaker
An SFNA member since 1970–upon learning of its existence from
an uncle–I have attended every 5-year family gathering since
1981. And, thanks to the research of others published by SFNA, I
was introduced to my Studebaker connection and paternal line to
the immigrant Clement via Peter B., Samuel, William, “Frank,”
William and Burton. Personal research of this line indicates that my SFNA genealogy number should probably be C383-722-2.
An invitation to attend the annual SFNA Board meeting in October 1998 coincided with semi-retirement in September after 24 full-time years as a medical librarian and manager of the professional medical library in a large community hospital. At that meeting, I accepted the invitation to serve on the SFNA Board and, based on professional experience and genealogical interests, co-lead a project to consolidate the previously published Studebaker family genealogy into an electronic format that would serve as the basis for future ongoing data entry, maintenance and access. Initially like a part-time job, my responsibilities have fluctuated as “stuff happens” and others have “stepped up to the plate” during this huge ongoing project. Still at it fifteen years later, perseverance seems to be my forte!
While extensive genealogical pursuits–both personal and for SFNA–have consumed a good portion of my years since retiring from work as a medical librarian in 2001, I have maintained a relatively active lifestyle of outdoor physical activity that includes participation in organized competitive walking/ running events. And, as the proud owner of a 1962 Studebaker Lark–restored for me by my dear son during 1999-2001–I participate in selective local and national events of the Studebaker Drivers Club. Briefly, family specs are: Marriage #1 Raymond Cryderman; Daughter:Denise, Son: Curtis (deceased); Granddaughters: Diane, Jennifer and Cara; Marriage #2 T.J. Hill.
Vice President of Advancement and Development, Providence Life Services , Tinley Park, Illinois. Interests: Member of Elmhurst Rotary (Board Member) Served on the Lemont Village Planning and Zoning Commission, Member of Leading Age Public Policy Congress, Member of Community Christian Church of Lemont, Studebaker National Family Association Board Member, Shale Harbor CSO Board Member, World View Resources (Board Member) Running, Swimming, Hunting, Rowing
Yellow Springs, OH
Adam Studebaker is the second child of Terry and Elizabeth Studebaker of Tipp City, Ohio and the seventh grandchild of Robert and Jeanne Studebaker of Huber Heights, Ohio. Adam and his wife Sara currently reside in Boulder, Colorado. He is thrilled to be a part of the SFNA board!
SFNA Office Manager
Debbie Welker grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, just north of Los Angeles. She became SFNA’s Office Manager in 2015 and has a long history of professional administrative experience.
Debbie’s 20 years of office experience began during her senior year of high school when she worked as a part-time administrative assistant to the vice president of an area financial firm. While an undergraduate student at California State University at Northridge (CSUN), she was the assistant to a CPA and supported a wide range of clients and businesses. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from CSUN, she went on to teach as a fourth grade bi-lingual Spanish teacher, a fifth and sixth grade reading teacher and an English teacher for seventh and eighth grade students. While she enjoyed teaching, she continued to reflect on her efforts as an administrator.
After meeting her husband in Texas in 2001, the couple moved to Oklahoma the following year. In Oklahoma City, Debbie pursued her desire to again work as an administrator and took on the role of secretary in the Treasury Department of Hertz Corporation. In 2006, Hobart Ground Power moved her family to Troy, Ohio where she worked for several years as secretary for a local accounting firm while raising her young son.
With Troy, Ohio her permanent home, Debbie enjoys getting involved in the community. She is currently a member and volunteer at the YWCA in Piqua, Ohio and served for three years on the Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) Board for her son’s elementary school. In addition, she is an Instructor for Safe Sitters and Advisor for Creative Memories. In the past, she also volunteered as an instructor for the American Red Cross.
Winifred Currie Boots
E. Irene Miller
Heather J. Bailey
D. Emmert Studebaker, founder
Dr. Richard B. Studebaker
Sue Elwood Diamond
Clement V. Neal
Miriam Owen Irwin