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ANDI HICKMAN

Brand Champion

Andi began her marketing career in New York at advertising agencies Publicis and McCann. She honed her brand building skills at Wendy's managing advertising strategy and new product development. (Don't get her started on the Black Bean Burger). Andi has a passion for lending her talents to local businesses and causes. Her favorite gigs have included working with North High Brewing, Junior Achievement and the Dave Thomas Foundation.

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BISHOP LORD

Head Ninja

Bishop joined Team Satiani because he believes in Nidhi’s message of innovation, open communication, and solutions that meet the needs of all our students, teachers, and families. He is certain that her ability to listen to and understand different viewpoints and address problems in a thoughtful manner is precisely the skillset that will make her an effective addition to the Board of Education.

Bishop is a proud Buckeye alum, and a native of San Diego who has traded in his surfboard for a life of soccer and synchronized swimming practices with his wife, two middle school children, and a highly energetic Wheaten Terrier named Cali.  

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GRACE BEEDLES

Social Sorceress

Grace is a junior at Ohio State and is majoring in political science and strategic communication. She's involved in BuckeyeThon, the Law and Society Scholars Program and works as undergraduate research assistant. This summer Grace participating in OSU’s Washington Academic Internship Program where she interns virtually at Finsbury Glover Hering from her home in Cleveland.

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LAURA OLDHAM

Interwebs Rockstar

Laura loves volunteering to help people and causes that she believes in, and getting Nidhi elected to the UA Board of Education fits squarely into her interests. Laura builds websites for people all around the country for her business, Starburst Media, and she lives in Upper Arlington with her husband Doug, daughter Violet, pup Eleanor and kitten Rosie. Laura and her family moved to UA about a decade ago from Chicago, and it's been a joy getting to know their new home over the last 10 years.

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ARLENE SWANSON

Money Maestro

Arlene is an active supporter of our schools, having served in PTO leadership positions at Wickliffe Elementary and Hastings Middle School. Her professional experience includes financial reporting, accounting, and compliance roles. She is looking forward to serving as a member of Team Satiani.

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SEYLA KRAMER

The Great Connector

Seyla is a wife, a mom, and a community volunteer. She moved to Upper Arlington to be closer to family and has come to love this community for the education opportunities, the warmth of neighbors, caring friends, and gatherings at the pools and parks.  
She said, “It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of Team Satiani. We love Upper Arlington and consider this our home. I am excited about Nidhi’s campaign for school board. I am excited to support a platform of students first, whole learning, and promoting the well-being of every student in our district.”

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MARLA CARANO

Storytelling Diva

Ever deliver a speech and think to yourself "I really wish I was better at this"? Then, you need Marla, President and Lead Consultant of Carano Consulting, LLC. From helping craft your overall message, to writing scripts and copy, to (painstakingly) working through delivery, Marla will turn you into the public speaking powerhouse you always wished you could be.