Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association


MVREIA Officers



President -

Jeff Rickerman

Phone: (330) 428-2832

Jeff Rickerman was raised on a farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania where he was brought up a Quaker, learned the value of hard work and gained a passion for life.  Jeff was treasurer of Mill Creek Quaker Meeting for 18 years and is currently a trustee, which he has been for the last 26 years.  Jeff worked in the corporate world for 36 years, serving in management positions ranging from area safety manager and division manager to vice president responsible for up to 1,200 employees.  Jeff has been involved in real estate since age 14, assisting in building timber frame houses and repairing and rebuilding houses including a number of old farmhouses.  

In 2013, Jeff started a real estate business in Northeast Ohio, acquiring over 50 rental properties in the last 4 years.  Along with the rentals Jeff also does wholesaling, rehabs, lease options, land contracts and contracting for other landlords.   Jeff strongly believes in helping others, by mentoring, sharing his skills and lending a hand in volunteer activities.  He feels that you learn as much from helping others as they can learn from being helped.  From an early age Jeff has felt that you can do good while you are doing well and he encourages his tenants to enter into lease options so they can fulfill their dream of home ownership.  Jeff has a life long passion for learning and teaching, acquiring new skill sets, and staying on top of market trends.  He attends many real estate conferences both local and national as part of his continuing education.   

Jeff has served on the OREIA board since 2107 and is currently Chairman of the OREIA Education Committee.  

Jeff feels that we all have something to teach and we all have something to learn and by engaging others in conversation, listening more than you speak, and being open to new things and new ideas, it is a win-win for everyone involved.



 Vice President -

Jaclyn Rickerman

Phone: 703 501-0513 

Jaclyn Rickerman got her first taste of real estate at an early age helping her grandfather with his rental properties.  Jaclyn graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor degree in Political Science.  She worked in the mortgage field as a loan processor/mortgage and equity counselor for over ten years.  She also worked at the House of Representatives as a Financial Counselor on Capitol Hill for over nine years.  Jaclyn has been a private money lender, she has bought and sold properties and has had rental units.  Jaclyn has over six years experience assisting in managing rentals including vacation rentals.  

Currently she works hand and hand with Jeff to manage their real estate business, which buys, sells and rents houses.  Jeff and Jaclyn buy and sell property through land contracts and they sell houses through lease options (rent to own).  Jaclyn has been on the OREIA Board since 2017 being diligent about attending as many OREIA, MVREIA, ACREIA and SCREIA events as possible to assist in her real estate education.  Jaclyn servers on the OREIA, OPHP and Education Committee.  She is the OPHP Liaison for MVREIA and serves as the co-chair of the Landlord Super Group since 2016.  Jaclyn has served as a Director for MVREIA since 2017, becoming Vice President in October of 2018.  


Treasurer -
Rich Chase

Phone: (330) 518-2217

Originally from the Erie, Pa area, Rich came to the Youngstown area to manage a Hills Department Store. Later, he became a banker for 25 years with a local bank; focusing on residential and commercial lending. In 1990, he purchased his first investment property which was a 54 unit apartment complex in Columbiana, OH. In the last 27 years, he has owned and managed up to 85 residential and commercial rental units. Currently, Rich is a commercial real estate agent with Northwood Realty Services. He has an MBA in Finance and a BA in Business Administration. He has been a life long resident of the Boardman, OH area. He belongs to several local and business organizations including Board Member of Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corp.( Mahoning County Land Bank) and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Secretary- Nicole Klingemier

Phone: (614) 804-3948

Nicole has had a lifelong interest and involvement in Real Estate in one capacity or another. Growing up, she helped her parents restore and sell historic homes in Trumbull County. The enjoyment of that process led her to choose Interior Design as a college major. Nicole bought her first investment property at the age of 19 when she decided to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design in 2003. She lived in the home and rented out the extra rooms to help pay for the property as she focused on college. In 2007 Nicole graduated from CCAD with a BFA in Interior Design. In 2009 she moved back to Trumbull County to help run her family business, and kept the house in Columbus as a rental property.

As the family business began to stabilize she started searching for career options that were more in line with her degree and interests, eventually discovering the profession of Public Adjusting. Becoming self-employed as a Consumer Advocate and helping owners repair damages to their property by properly navigating their insurance claims sparked an entrepreneurial spirit in Nicole. She began to educate herself in a variety of fields, including Real Estate Investing, Marketing, and Business Startups. She began helping her parents manage their small portfolio of rental properties and also joined the Mahoning Valley REIA after attending several REI bootcamps in 2014. She has been an active member of the MVREIA ever since and also recently joined the Mahoning Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

With an overall goal of helping to improve the Mahoning Valley and empower its residents through real estate investing and self-employment education, Nicole is honored and excited to accept a position on the board of the Mahoning Valley REIA, and looks forward to helping the organization grow and reach as many people as possible.




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