The Board

Samantha Murray - PresidentPresident

Samantha Murray

Samantha was born and raised in Gahanna. After getting married to her high school sweetheart, Travis, they moved around for a few years and came back to Gahanna to start a family. Samantha was a teacher, but is now a SAHM to Matthew, 21 months old. After moving back to Gahanna, she knew she wanted to find mom friends. After a few play dates, she knew this was a great group of friends! Samantha enjoys arts and crafts, hanging out by the pool with a cold drink, and playing with Matthew. She is excited to spend a year leading GMN!

    Brittiney Flowers - Membership CoordinatorMembership Coordinator

    Brittiney Flowers

    Brittiney was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. She attended the University of Toledo where she met her husband. They moved to Columbus in 2006. Before becoming a SAHM, she taught high-school Spanish for 10 years. On a search to find moms who could help her navigate this new found life, she came across GMN. Brittiney likes to shop at Target, work out, watch any show on Bravo and keep her children active.

      Maggie Staarmann - Activities CoordinatorActivities Coordinator

      Maggie Staarmann

      Maggie was born and raised in the Cincinnati area. She met her husband Scott while studying at Otterbein University. She fell in love with the Columbus area and has been here ever since! She is an Intervention Specialist for Olentangy Local Schools. She’s a mama of two boys, Nolan (21 months) and Miles (due in July). She loves working out, trying new restaurants and breweries as well as traveling. She is excited to take on a board position this year!

        Bridy Bryson - Community  Service CoordinatorCommunity Service Coordinator

        Bridy Bryson

        Bridy grew up in Springfield, OH. After living in NC for 5 years, Bridy and her husband, Cody, moved back to the Columbus area in 2018. They settled in Blacklick to raise their son, Cooper, born in September 2019. Along with being a mommy, Bridy works as a part-time school psychologist with Columbus City Schools. She also enjoys reading, reality tv, DIY projects, crafts and gardening. As a newer GMN member, Bridy is so excited to be more involved serving on the board and making new friendships this year!

          Mallory Jones - Events CoordinatorEvents Coordinator

          Mallory Jones

          Mallory and her husband Josh, moved to Gahanna in October of 2020 with their Son Asher, who is one years old. She was very excited to move back “home” as they bought a house just down the street from her childhood home. Mallory lived in Gahanna until she was 13 and then moved and graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 2006. She then went off to college and eventually Graduated from Capital University with a bachelors in Social Work. Mallory joined GMN after she was informed about the group by a close neighbor. She’s always looking for ways to entertain her little guy and loves just enjoying the outdoors with other moms. She’s looking forward to the play dates and moms nights we’ll have this year.

            Shea Spak - Member Support CoordinatorMember Support Coordinator

            Shea Spak

            Shea and her husband Ryan are originally from Northeast Ohio. They moved to Columbus for Ryan’s job in 2014. They have one daughter, Caroline, who will be 3 at the end of July. After spending an amazing year home with Caroline, Shea is heading back into the classroom as an intervention specialist at Bexley Middle School. In her free time, she enjoys reading, biking, crafting, and practicing calligraphy. She is so grateful to have found amazing, supportive mom friends through GMN and is looking forward to her role as Member Support.

              Genevieve Richard - TreasurerTreasurer

              Genevieve Richard

              Genevieve and her husband moved to Columbus in 2013 after meeting at Ohio University in Athens. They lived in Worthington and then Westerville before buying a house in Gahanna in 2016. Michael and Genevieve welcomed their son Colin in 2020. Genevieve recently became a widow after her husband fought stage 4a colon cancer for many years. She works as a nurse at Grant Medical Center but took some time away to focus on her family this year. Genevieve couldn't be more thankful for this group of incredible moms and kids. It is such an amazing support system. Genevieve enjoys arts and crafts, cycling, and exploring new activities with Colin, especially meeting other moms and their babies!