Noblesville Preservation Alliance Board of Directors
Nancy Hebel - President
Board member since 2014
Nancy has lived in Noblesville since 2012, she and her husband Ken recently retired and purchased their home on Cherry Street. She is looking forward to researching the history of her 145-year-old home. Nancy loves the beauty of the homes and commercial buildings in Historic Noblesville and especially the stories that they tell. She is passionate about preserving their history and passing it on to future generations. Nancy got involved in NPA through her participation in the Historic Home Tour. She and Ken have six children and ten grandchildren who live around the world. Since her retirement as an elementary school principal, she and Ken enjoy traveling to be with them.
Jeanne Clark - Vice President
Board member since 2015
Jeanne has been an NPA member since at least 2002. Many of those years she has volunteered for the Historic Home Tour, usually as a guide and once as a house captain. When she tried to volunteer as a house captain again, she got talked into being a tour homeowner instead—with her home being the “as-is” house on the tour. (It was great fun once the tour actually started—although it was a lot of work to get there! She would recommend being a tour homeowner to anyone.)
Jeanne feels fortunate to live in Noblesville, with its county-seat bustle, community, arts activities and historic charm. She enjoys walking around Noblesville and admiring the buildings and gardens of the city.
Jeanne has lived in Noblesville since 1985 and has owned her 115-year-old home since 1991. She moved here from Peru, Indiana, to work at Conner Prairie, which she did for 8-10 years. Since then she has worked at Macmillan Computer Publishing (now part of Penguin) and JIST Publishing as an indexer, proofreader, and editor. She currently works at Anthem as a technical writer and document manager. In her off time, Jeanne is interested in all sorts of history, medieval and black powder re-creation, genealogy, photography, and textile handwork.
Mike Corbett - Treasurer
Board member since 2007
Mike Corbett is a past president, currently serves as treasurer, and represents NPA on Noblesville Main Street's Board of Directors. He the editor and publisher (owner) of the Hamilton County Business Magazine and the Welcome to Hamilton County Visitors Guide. He and his wife Joni are currently restoring a 150 year old Italianate in Noblesville. Together they share an interest in historic preservation and have restored two other homes in Concord, New Hampshire, and Winona, Minnesota.
Mike was drawn to Noblesville when he first set foot here, impressed by the restoration work on the National Register Downtown Commercial District and the respect for historic preservation evident throughout the city. He holds a BS degree in Radio-TV from the University of Illinois and an MBA from St. Cloud (MN) State University.
Maggie Owens - Secretary
Board member since 2015
Maggie Kleinhenn Owens is a first grade teacher for Noblesville Schools. Passionate about Noblesville and Old Town, Maggie and her husband Chris, Director of Noblesville Main Street, live in a Sears and Roebuck home in Old Town.
Maggie is a graduate of Noblesville High School (2001), Purdue University (2005) and received her Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2010. Maggie and Chris have 2 children, Wyatt (3) and Caroline (1). Maggie has been on the Board of Directors for Ovar’Coming Together as well as Purdue Alumni of Indianapolis.
Board Member since 2013
Geof has a passion for the city of Noblesville and is strong believer in preserving the historic homes and businesses that make Noblesville the destination place that it is today.
He remembers telling people when he was asked to Chair the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce that we need to remember Noblesville IS the County Seat and that we should act like it. He believed then, and does now, that we should celebrate our history and do everything we can to preserve it.
Geof's family history in Noblesville dates back over 75 years. He came back to the city, in part, to help take care of his family as they were getting older. He's glad he did because he found a connection to Noblesville that he never imagined.
Since his return to Noblesville Geof has had the privilege of serving on many non-profit boards with some of the most committed and unselfish people he's ever met. He's seen first hand what Noblesville is made of when it comes to the volunteers and staff of these organizations. To be nominated as President of the Noblesville Preservation Alliance is a privilege. He thanks the board, members and volunteers that make the NPA so successful and he says,"We celebrate the efforts of the city, our businesses and the people who see the value of buying, preserving and restoring our homes in downtown Noblesville."
"Restoring and maintaining the historic homes and building is why we are here. Our goal is to grow with preservation in mind, especially in the “old town” neighborhoods that started what we want to preserve."
Economic Development Specialist
City of Noblesville Appointment
Board member since 2015
Adam and his wife Nikki are one of two husband/wife teams serving on the NPA board. They moved to Noblesville 6 years ago because they loved the historic character that Noblesville offered. At the time, Adam owned his own business working in new home construction, and thought it would be a fun venture to use his talents to buy and restore one of the old houses in Noblesville.
Over the past six years they have completed numerous projects inside and outside the house to help return it to her former glory. During a number of projects they would uncover some neat little trinkets. They tend to believe that the house was thanking them for taking care of it.
Little did they know how much Noblesville had to offer besides unique old houses. Over the years they have created countless relationships with their neighbors throughout the downtown area. They all share a common interest in preserving the historic areas of Noblesville, therefore it is easy to create great friendships.
Dr. Brad Dahlager
Board Member since 2014
Dr. Dahlager, a practicing chiropractor since 1991, became enchanted with historic Noblesville and the city's period architecture shortly after he and his wife, Nathalie, first visited the area in 2013. Within weeks he purchased the Arts and Crafts building at 953 Maple which was constructed in 1905 and which housed the practice of Dr. James Dillon for 50 years. After extensive restorations Dr. Dahlager equipped his new clinic with Mission and Arts and Crafts style furnishings and christened it "Noblesville Family Chiropractic." Dr. Dahlager is honored to proudly continue the tradition of excellent health care initiated by Dr. Dillon. His deep reverence for the historic landmarks that make Noblesville unique made him a natural candidate to serve with the NPA.
The Dahlager's have five children, including two teenage daughters who still live at home, and one grandchild.
Anita and Brian Landress
Board members since 2015
Originally from south Florida, the Landresses transferred here from Charlotte, NC, after Brian accepted an IT Director position at Ingersoll Rand (now Allegion), in Carmel. Anita is currently a housewife/project manager who loves to decorate using previously owned treasures, with a background in office management, purchasing, golf, electronics, manufacturing, banking and catering.
They had just finished their basement in Charlotte and were very pleased with the results, (Not an older home) when they got very courageous and decided to look for a project home, and came across the Queen Anne Style Victorian on 9th and Hannibal that had served as the Hamilton County Youth Service Bureau for many years. It made Anita feel like she was in her grandmother’s house, with the wavy floors, creakiness and the steep stairs going down into the creepy cellar.
Little did they know that these “cool” features were going to cost them so much to correct. In hindsight, their basement in Charlotte was a piece of cake in comparison. What a difference in the challenges of a 122 year old home and a brand new home! Their motto is “Do it right or don’t do it at all”, which is proving to be a very expensive motto!
They pretty much gutted the home, taking down many walls that had been added over the years, removing the drop ceilings, which were hiding amazing tin ceilings, completely rewiring, re-plumbing and correcting many structural & safety issues, while trying to preserve as many of the original features as possible. Brian drew up the original plans and Anita has been acting as contractor on the project, pulling their own permits and hiring local tradesmen to do most of the work..
Brian and Anita love that fact that Noblesville is so active in preserving the historic elements in town and so honored to do their part. They realize that this doesn’t happen on its own and without people that care about these things. It would be so sad to see the area become run down & lose home values as so many other older cities have done.
Board member since 2006
Bryant graduated from Ball State University in 1983 with a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning and a minor in Historic Preservation. In 1989 he joined the City of Noblesville's Planning Department as Assistant Building Administer and he retired as Assistant Zoning Administrator in September 2012. Bryant has a strong interest in Historic Preservation & Architectural History and has been on the NPA Board as City Representative from 2004 until his retirement in 2012. On retirement Bryant was asked to stay on the Board as a regular board member. Bryant has helped with several NPA projects, most notably the “Historic Noblesville Walking Tour Guide” and annual home tours as well as generally acting as photographer for the NPA.
Bryant has helped with several NPA projects, most notably the “Historic Noblesville Walking Tour Guide” and annual home tours as well as generally acting as photographer for the NPA.
Board Member since 2016
Sandy Stewart, née Thacker, moved to Noblesville in 1952 at age 5 – a part of the migration of southern workers to northern factories such as the Firestone Tire & Rubber plant. She attended grade school at Third Ward and First Ward schools (no longer standing), junior high at the current Boys & Girls Club on Conner St., and was in the first freshman class to attend the high school built in 1961. Though not born in Noblesville, she is well steeped in its history and delighted with its transition from a sleepy little town to a charming destination city with a vital downtown area. It is the carefully managed combination of progress and preservation she most admires, and values the Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s successful advocacy for historic preservation during this exciting transformation.
Sandy and her husband, Mike (who was born in Noblesville), are now living in their second Victorian Home in Noblesville. Together, they witnessed NPA’s inspiring beginning with the dramatic rescue and relocation of the Craig house. Their former home is in very loving hands, and has been on the Historic Home Tour at least three times. The couple enjoyed restoring this home, but moved to a larger mid-century home in Carmel after their son, Dalton, was born. After Dalton left for college, their longing for a Victorian home brought them back to Noblesville – a very happy return! The Stewart’s love their Conner Street home, built in 1889, and enjoy being able to walk to neighborhood restaurants, festivals and live music. They were pleased to share their home with the community on the 2016 Historic Home Tour.
Sandy had an early career in advertising and fashion retailing in New York and Boston. In 1982, she returned to her home in Noblesville and embarked on a thirty-four year career in elder services, serving as Executive Director of PrimeLife Enrichment 1996 - 2016. She is now semi-retired, still serving the agency as part-time Development Director. Sandy holds a BA from Indiana University, where she majored in fine arts. She became an NPA Board member in 2015 and hopes to serve as an effective advocate for historic preservation balanced with essential progress.