Sara Britton, Director
Sara is the mom of 5, including her beloved Olie that passed away on May 9th, 2016 to a miscarriage. Her children’s names are Conner, Maximillan, Noah, Finnegan, and Olie. Sara graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2001 and currently has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching. Besides running Olie’s Footprints, she is a high school teacher. She enjoys cleaning, organizing, decluttering, sleeping, and spending time with her family. Her passion is helping families through a loss and grief.
Bryan Britton, Officer-Graphic Design
Bryan is the art director and designer for Olie’s Footprints in addition to being the father of 5 amazing boys, including Olie, and husband of Sara. Bryan graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2002 with a degree in Graphic Design. Bryan enjoys Cleveland sports, Star Wars, movies, coaching, and hanging out with his family.
Julian Guilfoyle, Board of Directors
Julian Guilfoyle is an investment advisor and the Vice President of Cooper and Adel Financial. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Julian joined the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates as a healthcare case manager. There he implemented legal strategies to help their clients obtain benefits through the Veterans Administration and financial relief to help cope with at-home care, assisted living and nursing home costs. In 2010 Julian transitioned to the financial company and began focusing on how to protect retirement accounts when faced with catastrophic healthcare costs. He has since developed several innovative strategies based on reducing or eliminating federal taxes on retirement accounts.
Julian is one of only three members of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor Group in Ohio. This group is a presigious national group of legal, financial and tax professionals that have extensive IRA experience. Julian spends the majority of his time working alongside Attorney Lauren Cooper in the area of longevity planning. Together they develop plans that maximize our client’s social security and pension benefits and minimizes the taxation on their retirement accounts.
Julian was born in Mansfield, Ohio and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. He and his wife have two children, Abraham and Scarlett, as well as four cats. They live on a small farm in Centerburg, Ohio where Julian maintains a fruit and vegetable garden and is in the process of developing an orchard.
Ellen Ivory, Board of Directors
Ellen graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Non Profit Management and was additionally awarded The John C. Little Award for “epitomizing the qualities of excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal integrity.” She is very interested in social justice issues, and she seeks opportunities within the community to work on such issues. She loves challenges and gathering with community members to resolve difficult issues. Ellen treasures family time, good friends, and the fine arts.
Jenne McCarty, Board of Directors
Jenne is honored to be involved with the Olie’s Footprints team. She is passionate about bringing comfort to women and families who have suffered early infant and child loss. Having personally experienced this powerful kind of loss, she finds the work of Olie’s Footprints incredibly important because it delivers comfort and helps families channel the pain into something more positive. Jenne attended Hiram College and is a career marketing strategist and brand manager. She brings an entrepreneurial approach and deep commitment to advancing the mission, vision, and values of Olie’s Footprints with the goal of helping as many women and children as possible.