Vicki L. Epling
Vicki L. Epling was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Ethel Stiles, but moved to Ohio when she was five years old. Vicki attended Akron Public Schools and graduated from Garfield High School in 1966. She earned her bachelor's degree going nights at the University of Akron and also did post-graduate work at Kent State University.
In 1966 Vicki took a secretary position at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Over the next 40 years, she remained loyal to Bridgestone/Firestone as she worked her way through many positions, including paralegal, credit manager, and finally comptroller before retiring in 2007. Her last position involved traveling to all parts of the country as she dedicated herself to the profitability of the truck tire centers for which she was responsible.
Upon retirement Vicki immediately jumped into her second career, helping her son with his property management business, Epling Estates. Vicki is the primary point of contact for all customers, and she also handles the accounting end of the business by facilitating automatic payments, paying bills, and keeping track of every dollar and cent in QuickBooks.
Vicki's joy in life revolves around her family, especially her three grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling internationally to explore new places. A life highlight was a trip to Israel where she was able to visit the Holy Land and was baptized in the Jordan River. She can often be found in her craft room engrossed in her latest creation. She feels overwhelmingly blessed each and every day!