Meet the Board of Directors
Sarah Eckhardt, Director
Sarah Eckhardt has directed Main Street for the last three years and helped bring vitality back to our Historic District. With the help of the Main Street Board and Committees, her goal is to continue to grow Woodward's commercial district into a thriving and revitalized place for businesses and the local community. Originally from Texas, Sarah moved to Oklahoma 22 years ago and has made Woodward her home.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her six children, five grandchildren, tending to her garden, and camping across Oklahoma in her RV.
Jennifer Thompson, President
Meet Jennifer Thompson, owner of Modern Appliance and Main Street Board President. Jennifer joined the Main Street board in 2017 and helped move the program toward reaccredidation. It started with the Christmas Parade, which is a Main Street Event which needed an organizer, and she stepped seamlessly into the role. She has helped the program grow and is working hard toward the mission of historic preservation and economic development for our downtown.
Jennifer, a Woodward native, and husband, Matt, moved to Woodward 12 years ago when Matt finished his military career. Modern Appliance has been a family business for 50 years and was started by Jennifer's grandfather, continued by her parents, and is now moving into the future with their third generation and expansion of their brand new warehouse. Since buying the business, Matt and Jennifer have held to the values that have kept the business thriving all this time and have expanded their service department into the Enid area. Honesty and fairness continue to be their core values and it is why people continue to shop at Modern Appliance.
Sarah Boyce, Vice President
Sarah Boyce, co-owner of Boyce Electric & Lighting Store with her husband, serves as the Vice President as well as Chair to the Promotions Committee. In 2019 she was awarded Volunteer of the Year Award for her outstanding volunteer hours decorating, planning, and being a jack-of-all-trades for Main Street. Her specialty is decorating and event planning, and after years of helping family and friends, she and a friend decided to open Fairy Godmother Rental & Event Planning, the premier event rental company in Woodward where she was born and raised.
When she isn't planning her next big event, she can be found spending time with their five children and many spare children, crafting, or organizing her next big adventure.
Andra Smith, Treasurer
Andra Harris-Smith is a longtime resident of Northwest Oklahoma. She and her husband, Don, have made Woodward their home since 2005, and are active in both their church and community. They have 4 daughters and 10 very active grandchildren. Andra was a partner in QB Resources, LLC and managed the Woodward office from 2009 through 2017. She has over 38 years of experience in accounting and tax preparation and is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Andra has conducted several seminars on various QuickBooks programs has trained both new and established businesses in the set-up and use of the program.
Through the years Andra has helped many new businesses get started in Northwest Oklahoma, from the initial set-up and financing to registrations and training in bookkeeping routines, budgeting, forecasting, payroll and time management. It has always been her goal to help new and small businesses become successful and self-reliant.
Andra is the current Business & Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator for High Plains Technology Center as well as Treasurer for the Woodward Main Street Program and a member of the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention Committee.
Andra enjoys working with both new and existing small business to help their business grow and the owners realize their dreams.
Kristal Stephens, Secretary
Kristal Stephens currently serves as Main Streets secretary. She has been a volunteer with Main Street since 2018. Kristal moved to the Woodward area in 1998 after graduating from NWOSU. She is the Office Administrator for Pioneer Cellular and has been an employee for 14 years. Kristal has one son, Karsen Stephens, who is a sophomore at Shattuck HS. Besides being a part of the Main Street Board of Directors, Kristal has served in other community organizations such as Woodward Chamber of Commerce, Crystal Christmas and Leadership Woodward.
Polly Cruise is the owner of Just Beyond The Door, open since 2010, a home decor store and gift shop that offers everything from custom floral arrangements, kitchen gadgets, designer chalk paint, and Made In Oklahoma gourmet foods. Her store offers free consultations, bridal registry, and an assortment of ways to spruce up your home.
Her husband, Tim Cruise, is a finish carpenter and also creates one of a kind custom furniture pieces sold in the store. In 2019, Tim and Polly adopted their two grandchildren, Madelyn and Ella. Their lives are full to the brim with the girl's activities between gymnastics to walking their goat at the school farm. In their spare time, they travel to their lake house at Lake Texoma and enjoy taking their grandchildren fishing.
Originally from California, Angie moved to Oklahoma as a teen and graduated from High School in Wayne, OK. She then received her B.S. in Elementary Education from East Central University, Ada, OK. Ada is where she met her husband, R. Troy Lehman, in 1989. They were married in 1990. Together they have 4 children; Aubrie (28), Taylor (26), Trey (23), and Ashtyn (21). Aubrie has blessed them with one grandchild, Rylie. After Dr. Lehman graduated Medical School, they moved to Grand Rapids, MI for residency. Once completed, in 2003 they moved to Ardmore, OK to begin his journey as an OB/GYN. They started a private practice in 2007 in Ardmore before moving it to Woodward in June 2011. Realizing their clientele was changing and seeing a need for more services in the area, they decided to rebrand the OB/GYN practice into a Med Spa. In March 2019 they purchased an office building and built New Life Med Spa. Dr. Lehman and Angie are co-owners, while Angie is also the Office Manager. They continue to add products and services to New Life Med Spa, while also still providing the only residency trained Obstetrical and Gynecological care in NW Oklahoma.
In her spare time, Angie likes to craft, read, scuba dive, take beach vacations and spend lots of time with family and friends. She is also a partner in another business, Fairy Godmother’s Event Planning and Rental, with her friend Sarah Boyce.
Born and raised in Western Oklahoma, Kevin grew up with Farm/Ranch work ethic helping with the family farm. After graduating from Gould High School, Gould, OK, Kevin went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Elem. Education from Oklahoma State University and Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Kevin’s Education career included teaching five years (Coyle Public Schools) and fifteen years in public school administration as Principal/Superintendent (Panama and Duke Public Schools). Kevin met his wife Melissa (teacher) in 1994 while teaching and began their journey together in the summer of 1996. They have 3 children, Carson, Kellen, and Corbin. Although Kevin does not work for the public school systems, he continues to educate and serve his community by providing insurance and financial services across multi generations throughout all of Oklahoma as a State Farm Agent in Woodward, OK. As a State Farm Agent, Kevin enjoys taking the time to sit down with his customers to help them manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.