Don Clare may be a professional emergency room registered nurse but if you ask him what he does, he will tell you he is a local historian. He is involved in many historic preservation endeavors and organizations in Boone County, Kentucky and across the northern part of the Commonwealth. As a child, he always had a love for horses and he grew up knowing his grandfather was a jockey at Latonia, but not much more about him. His historical novel "A Flash in The Pan" is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Don lives with his wife Sue on a small farm nestled on the Ohio River in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. They have a rescued Thoroughbred mare out of Native Dancer and a miniature donkey. Their two grown daughters still call Rabbit Hash their home.
Callie Clare is a lifelong resident of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. She received her MA at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in Popular Culture and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University in Folklore and American Studies. She hopes to continue to the preservation of the town and share its stories and history for many years to come.
Robert D. Hudson
Rob is an owner of the law firm Frost Brown Todd, LLC, resident in its Florence, Kentucky office. He serves clients in the firm's labor and employment law practice group. Rob has been immersed in his region's economic development for over two decades. He helped lead two of Northern Kentucky's two largest business organizations, as Chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Business Council. He served as President of the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management, President for Be-Concerned, Inc., President of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association in Greater Cincinnati, and as a Board Member for the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation.
A frequent lecturer and trainer on business and legal topics, Rob has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, Kentucky Super Lawyer, Cincy Leading Lawyer, and by Chambers and Partners as the "go to employment lawyer in Northern Kentucky." He has been inducted into the Taking Care of Business Hall of Fame and is a past recipient of the Area Development District's Outstanding Community Leadership Award. Rob currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ken-tron Mfg., Inc., as the Chair of the Northern Kentucky Political Involvement Committee, and as a Board Member for the Northern Kentucky Business PAC.
Rob met his wife-to-be, then Melissa Martin, at the University of Kentucky in 1980. After receiving a B.S. in Accounting with High Distinction, Rob graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law and moved to Greater Cincinnati. Rob and Melissa reside in Villa Hills, Kentucky with their two children, Robbie (age 16) and Lauren (age 12).
Author Robert Schrage is a public administrator, author, historian, and collector of historic manuscripts. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Public Affairs and Northern Kentucky University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration. Previously he authored Carl Kiger: The Man Beyond the Murder, Boone County: Then and Now, The Ohio River from Cincinnati to Louisville, Burlington, and Schrage and Scheyer's All-Star Trivia Book. His current release is Eyewitness to History: A Personal Journal. Schrage is a professor at NKU in Master of Public Administration Program, acts as Executive Director of the Rabbit Hash Historic Society, and serves as Director of Administration for Transitions, Inc. He retire in 2010 after 25 years with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the last fifteen as Assistant Director..