Doug & Kara Dresch
Doug Dresch graduated from NL in 2007. He has earned a professional certification, the Pennsylvania Certified School Business Specialist, through PASBO. He is licensed to operate a drinking water facility or wastewater facility, and he holds an HVAC certification. Doug has been the director of buildings and grounds for the Eastern Lebanon County School District for almost nine years. He has nearly completed management of the second major renovation of the ELCO high school. Currently, Doug is working to get public water, sewer and natural gas installed to the main campus.
Kara Dresch graduated from NL in 2008. She went on to study at Penn State University Schuylkill, where she graduated at the top of her class in Radiologic Technology. For the past twelve years, she has been employed by Wellspan as an X-ray technologist. Kara is also a CPR instructor for Wellspan.
Doug and Kara have been together for fifteen years and have been married for ten. They currently reside in Lebanon, PA with their two “beautiful” and “incredible” girls, Harper and Jillian. As a family, they enjoy hiking together. Kara also spends time doing yoga, reading, and cooking, and she loves trying new foods. Doug helps his daughters raise and show Dutch rabbits at the Lebanon Area Fair and other local shows. He enjoys welding different types of metal art and building barrel carts. Doug and Kara also volunteer at the Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church. In regards to the things that Kara appreciated about her time at NL, she remarks, “I loved sports, but field hockey at NL was the best. I made a lot of great memories and friendships I will continue to carry through my life.” Doug appreciates “that NL offered the CTC programs where I got a good education in the plumbing/HVAC course that got me started in my career.” The following is Kara’s advice for current NL students: Be yourself, get involved in things you enjoy, learn everything you can! The following is Doug’s advice for current NL students: Work hard at everything you do and be a leader, not a follower. Being a leader doesn’t mean you always tell people what to do; you show them how’s it done.