Incorporated in March of 2018, The Armory Community Project seeks to restore the Armory to it role as a community social space for entertainment, recreation, and the sharing of experiences and knowledge. Employees and volunteers of The Armory Community Project will operate the facility as a non profit organization. Attorney David Gass of Rhode Dales, LLP is in the early stages of filing for 501(c)(3) status on our behalf.
The Armory Community Project Board is comprised of professionals, creatives, and entrepreneurs with a love for their community. Their collective experience and passion makes them unique and exceptional.
Jennifer L. Lehrke is a Principal Architect and Historic Preservation Consultant and founded Legacy Architecture, Inc. in 2011 with a goal to enable her clients to live and work more sustainably by providing creative, timeless designs and exceptional professional services aimed at preserving the past, designing for the present, and planning for the future. She is an existing building expert. Over the past several years, over 79% of her firm’s work involved rehabilitation, rehabilitation, remodeling, or additions to existing buildings. Her award-winning historic preservation work ranges from a $10 million theatre rehabilitation to numerous small storefronts.
Dane Schaefer is a life long Sheboygan resident and local entrepreneur. He started his first “brick-and-mortar” business, The Epicure Lounge in 2006, at the age of 21. The business later purchased and renovated a 1901 Michigan Ave. storefront in 2009 and is still owned and operated from that location today. He truly loves his hometown and is wholly committed to doing what he can to help other people also fall in love with Sheboygan.
Tammy Schaefer is co-founder and co-owner of Legend Larry’s a regionally distributed sauce manufacturer and four unit regional chain of chicken wing restaurants. Tammy is a lifelong resident of Sheboygan County, and summa cum laude graduate of Lakeland University. She has been operating local businesses for over 25 years and has played a large role in those businesses during their most successful growth periods. Tammy is also a certified educator and active volunteer in numerous local non-profit organizations.
Sally Carson is a designer at Sheboygan's Priority Sign Inc.