Board of Directors
My wife, Tristin, and I have three children: twin girls, Rachel and Ashley, and Logan. I am an active member of the community, serving as Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Board Vice President; Executive Board member of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee; and co-chairman of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee.
Originally from Joliet, I attended Cathedral of St. Raymond's, Joliet Catholic Academy, and Cumberland University before moving to Plainfield in 2007.
I began my financial services career in 2006 as a financial services representative with MetLife. I Joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 2012, and in June of 2014 opened the firm's fourth branch office in Plainfield.
Tammy and her husband own Barvian Realty in downtown Plainfield. Their agency handles all aspects of residential and commercial real estate including; leasing, buying, renting and also property management. She enjoys serving on the Board of Directors and is an active member of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, the Village Preservation Association, S.M.A.R.T, Woman You Should Know, the International Women's Leadership Association and a committee member for the Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade. She is a dedicated wife and mother of identical twin boys. She reside in downtown Plainfield and when she's not working she enjoys spending time with her family, running, being outdoors and reading.
Brian Minnis is a Vice President of Commercial Banking at Busey Bank in Plainfield. Mr. Minnis has spent the past 13 years in the banking industry assisting a wide variety of clients throughout the Chicagoland area. His banking background includes working capital and equipment financing, letters of credit, commercial real estate and construction financing, as well as loan remediation and portfolio risk mitigation.
Mr. Minnis received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and his M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University. He is involved with a variety of professional organizations, including the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as Treasurer and sits on the Board, the Plainfield Rotary Club, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Naperville.
Dori Fugate is the Community Engagement Director at the C. W. Avery Family YMCA. She began her career at the Y in 2010 and has always had a passion for serving the Plainfield community. Dori and her husband, Robin, moved to Plainfield in 1989 where they raised their three children. Once her children began school, Dori became a volunteer for the Plainfield School District #202 serving as the Co-President of the Central Elementary PTA in the mid-90’s and then as the Vice President of the PTSO for Plainfield Central High School. Dori has worked at Argonne National Laboratory as well as the Plainfield Park District and has always loved working with people. As well as being a Board Member, Dori serves on various committees with the Chamber and is currently the Co-Chair of the 2016 Harvest 5K.
I have been a member of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 11` years and have been a member of the Board of Directors for the past 8 years.
I am able to provide financing in all types of residential home financing, Purchase Mortgages, Refinance Mortgages, Jumbo Mortgages, FHA Mortgages, VA Mortgages, Home equity Loans and Lines of Credit, Renovation Loans.
I joined Stearns Home Loans, LLC in November, 2015 with over 20 of experience in home financing. I believe that buying a home should be an exciting and fulfilling experience. I make it my goal with every borrower to deliver a smooth transaction that is respectful of my client’s time, budget and financial goals.
My background in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending provides me with a valuable perspective into the mortgage process. Stearns Home Loans, LLC offers a wide array of products which helps me provide borrowers with the loan that best fits their financial and personal needs.
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Grew up in a Family Business Atmosphere involving commercial & industrial rental properties and retail businesses. This included a Laundromat and Dry Cleaners, Gas Station, Security Company, Low Voltage Audio Business and Rental Properties consisting of Purchasing, Leasing and Management. Over the Years TJ and his wife have purchased, managed and sold many companies. In 1992, using the education learnings while working in a Laundromat, TJ and his wife bought their 1st current Laundromat location. Since that time, they have Bought-Remodeled-Operated and Sold, 9 Laundromats in the South and Western Suburbs. At present, they are involved with five successful Laundromat Locations.
TJ has been a member of the PACC since 2009 and has had an active role on the board of directors for the past four years.
During the free time that is available, Golfing is enjoyed, along with weekend Family Activities of Water Skiing and Jet Boating.
I’ve locally owned and operated CertaPro Painters of Plainfield, IL since 2001. We provide both residential and commercial painting. We’ll take the necessary time to understand the needs and the requirements of each project and then provide a detailed written Proposal. At CertaPro Painters of Plainfield IL, our reputation is based on Certainty - your certainty of a job well done. We focus on the details of every project - interior and exterior - and we focus on you, our client.
Roxanne Essex is the owner of Essex House Interiors in Plainfield. Roxanne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She enjoys working with clients to help them create a living or work space that is functional and comfortable as well as visually appealing for them to enjoy. It was a lifelong dream of hers to become an Interior Designer, and she is happy to be working with clients with any budget to help them achieve the space they desire.
Roxanne resides in Yorkville with her husband, Eric. She has two grown children and three grandchildren.
Eric Marsaglia has served in several Executive positions within the PACC Board of Directors over his 9 year tenure. Along with the Executive Board responsibilities, Eric has served as the chairman for the golf outing and Cruise Nights and has been involved in several other committees. Eric owns Northern Insurance Service, Ltd in Plainfield and Glen Ellyn.
As a lifelong resident of the Plainfield area and an alumna of Bolingbrook High School, I have deep roots in this area because it's all I've ever known and loved. I began my career with Allstate in 2011 and opened my agency here in Plainfield in 2015. I work hard to build relationships with and educate customers as they make decisions that help protect what matters most: their family, home, car, and more. Providing superior customer service in a warm, familial, English- and Spanish-speaking atmosphere is how I personify our motto, “You’re in Good Hands.” In fact, we were excited and appreciative to be voted as the Best Insurance Agency in Will County in 2017 through The Herald News Reader's Choice Awards. It's truly an honor, and we look forward to continuing to help Plainfield customers with their insurance needs!
I’m committed to giving back to my community not only through PACC, but I also serve on the Plainfield Junior Woman’s Club and have served as an advisor for the Plainfield Juniorettes for a few years. Through Allstate’s Helping Hands grant program, I’ve worked to earn grants for PJWC, Rise From the Ashes, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, as well as a Chicago-area homeless shelter.
I have one daughter who was born and raised here in Plainfield, who is also proud to be a true hometown girl at heart. She loves to Irish dance around town on St. Patrick's Day, held her first job at Hazel Marie's, is a Plainfield Juniorette, a Beauty Project Mentor, and was one of our very own Irish Princesses in our 2016 parade.