Universal Preservation Hall Welcomes New Board Members

Michelle Borisenok and John Karcher will help organization

on the path to opening day


SARATOGA SPRINGS—OCT. 4, 2019— Universal Preservation Hall welcomes two new board members, who, according to Campaign Director Teddy Foster, will help the organization on the path to opening day.


Michelle Borisenok and John Karcher bring media and business skills to the UPH and will each serve one-year terms.


“Michelle and John broaden our reach,” says Foster. “We’ve assembled a really great team to take us the final steps of the way. When we open UPH anew early next year, the region will be richer than ever in the arts and community engagement.”


Borisenok—a graduate, donor and board member of The College of Saint Rose, in Albany—is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and co-founder of Old Tavern Farm, a private thoroughbred breeding venture.


An advocate for women’s leadership, Borisenok is also a principal with Brown Road Racing, a boutique partnership with a “fabulous fillies” theme and an emphasis on helping women learn about the racing business and share in the camaraderie of equine partnerships.


In Florida, Borisenok is a corporate and advisory board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties, Inc.; and an advisory board member of the Center for Memory & Motion, Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County.


Karcher, who holds a degree in Business Management and Computer Information Systems from Briarcliffe College, is an associate producer for Fox Business Network in Manhattan.


He previously worked in media with 20th Television and UNITEK College.


“Michelle is pure Saratoga,” says Foster. “She’s just the right fit for UPH. And John’s media savvy is something we need as we prepare for our launch and our bright future in the Spa City.”

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