Raymond Gouker – CEO/Founder/President Adams Community Television was founded in 1988 by Raymond Gouker, a teacher of Visual Communications at the Gettysburg High School. His interests were to create a medium for Adams County and surrounding communities by providing an opportunity to showcase their local talents, history, people, cultural and athletic events, landscaping and economy, as well as provide a focal point which will address issues and provide educational and entertaining programming that will be of interest to and benefit local residents. Raymond also is Executive Director of Operations and oversees the daily operations of Adams Community Television.
Jeff Cook – Board Vice President Jeff Cook was an original board member of the organization and along with station founder, Ray Gouker, started a sports division. He has been the voice of sports for Community Media since 1989 and was inducted into the Adams County chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
The current vice-president served a previous stint as president and has hosted more than 700 (and counting) installments of “Sports Chat”, a live call-in show. He also serves as Eliza Jayne’s co-host for CM’s “Trivia Live” on Tuesday nights.
Mark Lookenbill – Board Secretary
Tom Landis – Board Treasurer Tom Landis started his career in various sales positions ultimately gaining over 25 years of experience in the business arena. He became Director of Marketing and Product Manager for several regional food companies. During the 1990’s Tom made a career change by founding his own video production company. The mainstay of his business is currently corporate production, but Tom has shot segments for “The Travel Channel” and “Americas Most Wanted”. Beginning in 1994, Tom has also shot approximately 400 interviews for “The Survivors Of The Shoah Visual History Foundation”, which were forwarded to Steven Spielberg, for his collection of holocaust survivor stories. Tom and his associate have also opened Cartridge World in Hanover, Pa., while he continues his passion for video productions through his company, Harbor Productions.
Lisa Beans – Board Member (Public Relations/Marketing) Lisa lives in New Oxford with her husband Mark of 27 years. They have four children Amber, Corey, Wesley, and Connor. She was born in Florida and raised in Northern Virginia. She and her family moved to New Oxford, “the small town with the beautiful circle” in 1994 – Lisa has been actively involved in the community for many years. For the past eight years she has been involved with the New Oxford Football Boosters, where she currently holds a board position. Lisa has been employed with Snyder’s Lance Inc. since 2012 in Credit/Collections and with Hanover Hospital in Communications since 2009. Lisa is currently involved with Community Media as a Host of “Open House”.
David Bolton – Board Member (Government Relations)
David “Scotty” Bolton served on the McSherrystown Borough Council after elected via a write-in campaign in 2011. He completed his 6 years of service in December, 2017, when he was elected to the office of State Constable for McSherrystown.
David also serves as Vice-President of the Adams County Boroughs Association (ACBA). David helped form and chairs the new Legislative Committee for the ACBA, which has produced seven pieces of legislation over four years, most of which have been adopted by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) as objectives in their Municipal Policy Statements.
In addition to his service, Mr. Bolton has also taken every opportunity to expand his knowledge and understanding of the political process, having attended many courses and seminars in Municipal Procedures, Leadership and Municipal Law offered by the PSAB. He has completed courses equivalent to 22 Municipal Legal Education credits. Now a Certified Borough Official, he received the Anthony J. Defilippi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Affairs at the PSAB Annual Conference in 2017, as well as the Ronald J. Harris Service Award from the Adams County Boroughs Association. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and, most recently, graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), scoring in the 98th percentile nationally on his capstone.
Ron Harris – Board Member Ron Harris is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Information Technology and thirty-three years of college level teaching experience. As an adjunct professor, he has taught computer classes at Prince George’s Community College, Montgomery College, Howard Community College, and Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg. He has given presentations and workshops throughout the United States and Canada on Project Management. He has directed two documentaries highlighting the histories of the boroughs of Carroll Valley and New Oxford. He is also a professional commercial photographer. He serves on numerous advisory and planning committees at the state, county and borough level.
Christy Lucas – Board Member Christy is the Founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Roots for Boots an area non-profit that strives to meet the current needs and future challenges of military families, predominantly in rural areas. Her grassroots organization attempts to simplify the process of locating services and funds available to our servicemen and women by providing a single source for information and/or assistance regarding their specific needs and interests.