Our team draws on years of leadership and professional experience to help you find success, increase revenue and improve your strategy and culture development.

Steve Jeffrey, Co-Founder/Leader of the Guild

Steve Jeffrey leads ForgeWorks. Steve has a lifelong passion to build strong foundations in people and organizations. His leadership of ForgeWorks continues his service to non-profit organizations. He has served over 150 non-profits in cultural development, strategy, affiliations and growth. He is a former Managing Director of Ziegler Investment Banking and principal of Third Age, Inc., a national non-profit consulting firm. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Cairn University. He is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences. Steve and his wife Debbie have two children and live in Lititz, PA (the coolest small town in America!). He enjoys playing guitar, soccer, biking, running and kayaking.

Steve Lindsey, Co-Founder/Curator

Steve Lindsey offers a forward-thinking approach to every situation and conversation. As CEO of Garden Spot Communities, he is the keeper of the unique and vibrant culture that Garden Spot Communities is known for throughout the country and around the world. He has a proven track record of innovation and searches for new ideas by evaluating his surroundings. He has more than 25 years of administrative experience in retirement community and rehabilitation hospital industries and was instrumental in developing the new Guidelines for Residential Health, Care and Support Settings. He holds a Master of Social Work from Temple University and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Steve and his wife, Sandy, have two children and live in Leola, PA.

Lois Dostalik, Transformational Architect


Lois Dostalik brings nearly 30 years of consultancy experience through her work as Founder and Chief Strategist for E4 Strategic Consultancy, based in Lancaster. As Transformational Architect with ForgeWorks, Dostalik uses a co-creation, team-oriented process to serve organizations in these key areas: strategic thinking, strategic problem solving, organizational alignment, and governance. Her reputation for a bold approach to navigating challenging situations and addressing ‘organizational elephants’ in the room has helped many organizations find their new path forward. Lois lives in downtown Lancaster and thrives in the vibrancy of this city, which has undertaken a renaissance change. Lois is honored to have supported and led the strategic planning for the city. She also enjoys the theater, reading, kayaking and traveling.

Ric Myers, BridgeBuilder


Ric Myers brings more than 35-years of experience in the retirement living and hospitality industries with non-profit and for-profit organizations across the country. He brings extensive experience in leadership, operations, customer service, sales, marketing and real estate. Based on his personal experience with inner-city living, Ric created a “Living Small to Live Big” sales technique that helps people think about how they live in their space. He has presented this sales technique internationally, helping organizations think strategically about selling. Ric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Behavior Science and Business Administration from Messiah College. In addition, he is a 2015 graduate of the LeadingAge National Leadership Academy.

Scott Miller, Brand Warrior

Scott Miller has more than 30 years of marketing experience. Scott oversees all of the marketing efforts and creates innovative approaches for Garden Spot Communities such as an annual half marathon, hot air balloon campaign, Destination Garden Spot Village (a bi-annual, promotional magazine), and a recently developed podcast. As brand warrior for ForgeWorks, he focuses on cultural development, experience understanding and cutting edge strategies to engage people. He worked for Unisys for 23 years and served as a Dale Carnegie instructor for 12 years. Scott holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Millersville University. Scott and his wife, Cheryl, have three daughters and live in Lititz, PA.

Allison Cuthie, WayMaker


Allison Cuthie’s strong oral and written communication skills, as well as her servant’s heart, help her guide clients through their journey with ForgeWorks. A former high school English teacher, Allison has championed community initiatives in New Holland, including fundraising for Garden Spot Fire Rescue, CrossNet Ministries and the ELANCO Library. She also served as a correspondent for LNP Media Group, sharing the events of her community with readers. Her natural gift for fundraising and event planning served her well as she led various ventures at Garden Spot Village as the Associate Director of Development. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from West Chester University. She and her husband, Rob, live in Mount Gretna with their four beautiful children.

Meet The Creative Team

A unique element of ForgeWorks is our creative team. This team brings concepts to life with fresh visuals, crisp written text and cutting-edge research. The team includes three amazing professionals:

Juanita Fox, Storyteller

Juanita Fox brings more than 20 years of experience in writing and corporate communications to ForgeWorks. She manages content on our website and finds interesting new ideas for blogs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Lebanon Valley College.

Brandon Adams, Visual Storyteller

Brandon Adams brings more than 15 years of experience in art and design to our ForgeWorks team. He creates fresh visuals, manages special projects and provides ongoing support. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design.

Gavin Sauder, Visual Storyteller

Gavin brings more than 10 years of visual storytelling and web design to the team. His creative storytelling through photography, video and web design, brings the ForgeWorks story and website to life.

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