PCED Board and Staff
Jeff graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1990 with a BA in Computer Information Systems & Business Administration and Marketing. After graduating, he moved to Overland Park, Kansas and started working with Primerica Financial Services – Smith Barney in sales, management, employee and organizational training. In 1994, Jeff made a life choice to move back to his home town of Logan in rural Kansas to pursue an entrepreneurial vision of running a business in the rural atmosphere of which he was raised while raising a family. He started a niche custom harvesting business, Hofaker Harvesting, which was successful over a period of 9 years. He is still a partner in Triple J Farms, a 4th generation family, Phillips County ranch/farm. Currently, his primary interests and current time commitments are toward development activities in Phillips County and his family.
Taryn grew up in Abilene, KS where she graduated from Abilene High School in 2006. After a year at Kansas State University, she decided to take a little more time to figure out what she wanted to do with her life! In June 2009 she married Nicholas Taylor, they have two beautiful children, a son Tristan and a daughter Neelee. Taryn is interested in what the community will teach her and what she will bring to the community, but most of all she’s interested in her family! *near and far*
Jim was born and raised in western Kansas. Currently, he is the professional behavior consultant for North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative. Prior to this position he taught as a Behavior Disorder teacher at Phillipsburg High School. He has been involved in various aspects of business from wholesale to retail. Jim is married to Becky and has one son A.J.
Harlan Nonhof attended Prairie View school grades 1-4 and graduated 8th grade from Red Top School (7 miles north of Phillipsburg), graduated from Phillipsburg High School and received an Associate Degree in General Studies from Barton County Community College in 1999. Harlan spent most of his life working as an auto repair technician and service manager. Eight years with Farmland industries, three years in the Waco, TX warehouse and five years at the Phillipsburg refinery before it closed. He retired after serving eleven years as an ordained United Methodist Pastor. He is married to Darlene. Their three children all graduated from Phillipsburg, they have four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Sherry grew up on a farm near Prairie View. She graduated from Northern Valley High School and Kansas State University. Sherry works as a certified Pharmacy Technician at Wenzl Drug. Sherry is married to Alan, who is a farmer/rancher on the family farm that Sherry grew up on. They have two children, Serena and Eric. She is actively involved in church activities and including teaching children’s classes.
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Doug grew up and raised his family in Phillipsburg. He’s had the opportunity to start two businesses in last 32 years. He feels that he understands what it takes to start a business. This should help him to recognize new and improving businesses here in Phillips County. He hopes he can be a good resource for the Economic Development Committee!