Jake CalvertDistrict 1 Fair Board Member
Jake Calvert is a lifelong Cleveland County resident. He and wife, Samantha, have raised three sons: Jacob, 21(USAF), Marshall, 18 (promised to USAF) and Paten, 15 in northwest Norman. They raise cattle on family land and feed hormone free/antibiotic free beef for individual consumers.
Jake is a former Cleveland County 4-H and Norman FFA member who achieved the honor of Cleveland County 4-H Hall of Fame. He is now the leader of the Circle C Livestock and Judging 4-H Club.
He looks forward to serving the residents of District 1 in Cleveland County by continuing the tradition of the County Fair and by helping move the fair forward for future generations.
Christa SpearsDistrict 3 Fair Board Member
Christa Spears grew up in Lexington and was a part of the Lexington FFA Chapter. She served as an officer, showed cattle and obtained the honor of State Farmer.
“I made it as far as Stillwater to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.”
Christa lives in Lexington with her husband Ryan. They have three children and two mothers-in-law.
“I have served OEC members for 18 years and counting. We raise a little beef and ride a few horses. I enjoy raising my family and when time allows I just like to watch the cows.”
Carol DonerDistrict 2 Fair Board Member
Carol Doner is a dedicated wife, daughter, mother, and Gran. While she loves spending time with family and friends, her heart is serving the community.
Carol has served as the County 4-H Foundation President for over a decade, served as the County OHCE Vice President, Christmas Store Board Hugs Chair, and is still involved in those organizations as well. She is involved in the Blacksmith Artisan Club and has served as State Secretary/Treasurer, hosting state board meetings. She also volunteers with the Lakeview PTA, mostly working with the Santa store.
Carol has served on the Cleveland County Fair Board since 2010, enjoying being a voice for 4-H and OHCE.
She was a local 4-H member and FFA student growing up, with the county fair still being her favorite time of the year! One of her fondest memories was the year she was County 4-H Queen sometime during the 1970s. Carol is retired from E & S Equipment, LLC as Office Manager.
Carl MizeDistrict 3 Fair Board Member
Carl graduated from Sulphur High School in 1978. He was a FFA State Farmer for Sulphur.
He has been married to Robin for 37 years. They have 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren. All of his daughters were State Farmer’s for Noble FFA. The youngest was an American Farmer. As a family they have enjoyed the livestock business raising hogs, sheep and goats.
Carl retired from OU in 2010 and works for Corix Utilities at the present time. Carl is an avid wrestling fan. He has devoted over 30+ years to the little league wrestling community.
John McDanielDistrict 2 Fair Board Member
John graduated from Moore High School; he has 3 children Michelle, Heather and Michael. He has 21 grandchildren.
John retired from the US Postal Service after 41 years. John is a Dairy Farmer and raises show birds (Poultry). He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Poultry Federation.
Jerry CalvertDistrict 1 Fair Board Member
Jerry is the “baby” of four boys raised by their Mom in the Ten Mile Flats. He attended Norman High School, graduating in 1966. While a student, he participated in FFA, Vo-AG, and wresting.
Jerry is a Veteran of the United States Army, having served three years, with one year being in Vietnam. He also served a total of five years in the reserves and the National Guard.
After 18 years with Hiland Dairy Foods (formerly Gilt Edge), Jerry opened his welding shop in west Norman on what has been Calvert land for many years. Today, he says he is “semi-self-unemployed”, which translates into, he works if/when he wants to!
Jerry is married to Sue and together they share a great life with their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids! He is a member of the Canadian Rivers Old Iron Club and the Single Action Shooting Society.
Danny BelinsonDistrict 1 Fair Board Member
Danny Belinson grew up in Lawton and comes from a military family. He is a graduate of Eisenhower High School where he was in FFA and on the high school rodeo circuit. He studied for 2 years at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City majoring in Horticulture.
Danny made his 25 year career as a 6G certified licensed Welder, licensed Mechanical Journeyman, and Sheet Metal Worker for the Local Union 124. He is married to Tammy Belinson and between them they have five children and nine grandchildren.
Danny’s hobbies include fishing, hunting and riding his Harley. Danny is a devoted Sooner fan of OU sports, primarily football and women’s softball.
David SpauldingDistrict 2 Fair Board Member
David Spaulding has deep roots in Cleveland County having grown up in northeast Cleveland County. He attended Robinson School where he met his wife, Mary. They have been married for 49 years.
David has lived on the family homestead for 50 years. His father was in the auto salvage business and David followed his footsteps owning and operating S&S Auto Salvage on north porter. His dad and mom were involved in 4-H and so was he and his sister, and that tradition has continued with his children and now his grandchildren active in 4-H.
The family has often volunteered with the county fair, helping with the auctioneer event each year.
David was encouraged by friends to run for the Cleveland Count Fair Board and was elected in 2022.
“I look forward to working behind the scenes and serving the community,” David said.
David is no stranger to volunteer work, having served on his church board and in other capacities, but said he looks forward to learning more about the nuts and bolts of putting on a county fair.
Bryan JenkinsFairgrounds Manager
Fairgrounds Manager Bryan Jenkins has devoted more than three decades of service to Cleveland County, all working at the fairgrounds.
“I started as a maintenance man at the county fairgrounds in 1987. Later, I was moved to maintenance supervisor and then in 2014, I moved to the manager’s position.”
Jenkins has deep roots in the county. He lives in Goldsby and farms part-time, helping his father who is a Cleveland County farmer. He is also a member of The Canadian River Old Iron Club (CROIC) which hosts tractor pulls and other events at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Retired now as a fire fighter, Jenkins volunteered with the Goldsby Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years.
“I just wanted to help my community and improve the community I live in,” he said.
Other previous or current memberships include Cleveland County Junior Livestock Organization, Norman AG booster, 4-H Club and FFA. He is a graduate of Norman High school and received a Business Degree from Rose State College. He and wife Sandy have been married for 30 plus years and are members of the Goldsby Baptist Church. They have three children, Brittany, Brandy and Brent and two grandchildren, Emma and Bailey
Larry WhiteheadMaintenance Supervisor
Larry has worked for the Cleveland County Fairgrounds since 2008; he is a graduate of Dibble High School.
Larry currently lives in Noble with wife Amie and son Timothy. They attend Emanuel Baptist church of Purcell.
Before becoming a staff member of the fairgrounds, his memberships includes CCJLO, Noble Ag Boosters and a 4-H volunteer.
During his free time, Larry enjoys hunting, fishing, flea marketing and dominoes night with men’s fellowship night at his church.
Sandy McClureCustomer Service
Sandy is no stranger to the fairgrounds; she served on the Fair board for 25 years, before retiring. She loved serving at the fairgrounds so much, after retiring from the Fair Board she would work to help with the Cleveland County free fair.
After the 2014 fair, Sandy became Customer Service rep for the fairgrounds. She is responsible for booking events at the fairgrounds and renting the RV spots.
She has been married to Jerry for 53 years; they have 2 children Tony and Jennifer and 5 grandchildren.
Sandy is a member of Night Owls OHCE; she has served as a 4-H leader and on the Board of 4-H foundation, Moore and Norman Ag boosters and the Moore PTA council. She graduated from Moore High school.
Holly RainsAdministrative Assistant
Holly has lived in Noble for over 12 years with her husband Lane and her two boys Richard and Howard.
She is the Administrative Assistant. Before joining the fairgrounds in 2014, Holly worked for the City of Norman’s Animal Control Division.
Holly, Lane and her two sons were active members of BSA Troop 241 of Norman.
She is a member of the OHCE Night Owls
In her free time she enjoys gardening, cross stitching and spending time with her family out on the lake. Before making Oklahoma her home, she lived in Texas for 19 years and is a graduate of Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport Texas.
Roger Harris is a graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Prior to coming to the fairgrounds in 2015 he spent most of his career in the distribution.
His only son, Zach attends the University of Oklahoma.
John is from Norman, he was a member of 4-H and the Norman FFA, he showed livestock. He has nieces and nephews that show in the county. John is in maintenance, he keeps our tractors, lawn mowers, and general equipment in good working order.
When he is not at work he likes going off roading.
He has one daughter Shelby and three grandchildren