District 3 Executive Board

2017-2018 District 3 Officers:

President- Wendi Bechtol-Davis


Wendi Bechtol-Davis is the band director and general music teacher for grades 5-12 in the Cory-Rawson Local School District. Her public school teaching experience includes one year at Vanlue Local Schools and twenty-three in her current position at Cory-Rawson. She has also had adjunct faculty positions at Ohio Northern University (applied clarinet) and Bowling Green State University (clarinet/saxophone methods). A native of Mentor, Ohio, she holds both a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Conducting/Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University. Under her direction, the Cory-Rawson Band program has developed a long-standing tradition of success at OMEA Large Group and Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Events as well as performing at the 2013 and 2017 OMEA Professional Conference.  Ms. Bechtol-Davis is a member of ASBDA, NAfME, and OMEA, where she serves as a large group and solo & ensemble adjudicator. During her time at BGSU she was the OCMEA state president for two years. In 2006, she was honored as the “Outstanding Educator” for Cory-Rawson Local Schools. She is currently serving as the lead mentor teacher for the RESA program in the district.

Past-President- TBD


President-Elect- Ryan Twigg


Ryan Twigg is the band director for grades 5-12 in the Parkway Local School District. Originally from Green OH, Twigg attended the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of music (CCM), where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. He earned a Master of Music in Music Education from Kent State University in 2011.

Mr. Twigg currently holds membership in the Ohio Music Education Association, National Association for Music Education, and the American School Band Directors Association. Mr. Twigg is the OMEA District 3 President-elect and secretary/treasurer of the ASBDA Ohio chapter. He has previously served as the ASBDA Region 3 Representative 2015-2017.

He and his wife Kelly reside in Rockford, OH and have three boys, Tyson, Hayden, and Landry.


Secretary/Treasurer- Karen Kelly, Retired (Van Wert City)