Board of Directors

Our board brings together a collection of dedicated individuals from a spectrum of professional backgrounds, united by a common enthusiasm for architectural preservation and community engagement. With a deep respect for Mason City's architectural heritage, each member offers a unique perspective and expertise. Spanning fiscal management, city planning, human resources, education, to financial advising, our board's diverse skill set drives Wright on the Park's mission forward. Their collective efforts engender a deeper appreciation for Prairie School architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright's enduring legacy within our community and beyond.

Amanda Terhark

Art Educator for the Mason City Community School District and adjunct at
North Iowa Area Community College
As a Mason City graduate, with a Masters in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa, I am excited to be home, inspiring my students to have a passion for art and teaching how important art and creativity is in our community and world. Art opens the world to everyone and helps us to feel connected to one another. What a gift art is, for art allows everyone to have a voice.

Amy Dixon

Wealth Advisor at Lamont Financial Group

Amy has always enjoyed working with people and being involved in the community. For her it's about using her skills and resources to help better those are her and the community as a whole.

Hollie Dickes

Accounting/Purchasing Clerk
at First Citizens Bank
Over the years, I have volunteered with many organizations in the area  - a den mother with Boy Scouts, confirmation leader, past treasurer and president of the Mason CityJaycees as well as a senator with the Iowa Jaycees, owning and participation with a local handbell choir and now the treasurer for Wright on the Park. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, participating in vendor shows, watching movies and baking.

Joanne M. Hardinger

Docent since 2009 and Chair of the Education and Events Committee
I love sharing with others how Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles can apply to their own lives.  When a guest is enlightened or a child’s creativity is sparked, there’s no telling how far that inspiration will go.   I am also pleased to see our community revitalized through preservation.

Justin Pruisman

Loan Officer
at NSB Bank
Justin grew up in Mason City and is a graduate of MCHS. He then graduated from NIACC and finally Waldorf University with a Bachelors degree in history. Justin enjoys camping, going to Iowa games and spending time with his family and friends.

Kris Urdahl

Fiscal Officer
at North Iowa Council of Governments
I moved to Mason City in 1984 from another City with many historic buildings, Dubuque, Iowa. I have always enjoyed old buildings and antiques and enjoy preserving or repurposing them. I am also a member of the Mason City Historic Preservation Commission and Mason City Library Foundation Board and enjoy a good game of golf as well.

Senior / Student

One Historic Park Inn/City National Bank Tour Ticket
Subscription to the Wright on the Park newsletter


Two Historic Park Inn/City National Bank tour tickets
Subscription to the Wright on the Park newsletter


$20 gift shop credit
10% off most gift shop items
Four Historic Park Inn/City National Bank tour tickets
Subscription to the Wright on the Park newsletter


For corporate or business members
Ad included in Wright on the Park newsletter
Logo listing in the Wright on the Park office


$50 Historic Park Inn Hotel credit
$20 gift shop credit
10% off most gift shop items
Eight Historic Park Inn/City National Bank tour tickets

Larry Haugen

Chair, Managing Member Board of Directors

Larry was born and raised in Rockwell, Iowa where his father owned an auto, truck and tractor repair business, that he started in 1948.  Larry worked in the shop with his father and older brother until he went to college graduating with from Upper Iowa University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Biology.  Larry is the Managing Member BOD Chair.

Nate ruge

Resource Development Director at United Way of North Central Iowa

Nate has resided in Mason City for the past 15 years with his wife Kara and their two daughters. In his role with United Way, he works across eight counties in North Central Iowa to build relationships with organizations, community programs and individuals to make our area better for all. He sees the asset that the Historic Park Inn is in the community and wants to continue the hard work that so many others have dedicated themselves to in preserving its connection to our community.

Perry Buffington

President of Wright on the Park Inc.
Human Resources Director
for City of Mason City
Perry Buffington is a Mason City native working in the Human Resources field for the past 38 years.  In addition to serving on the Wright on the Park board, as a community volunteer he serves on the the Habitat for Humanity board, other professional boards, and as a local and regional Boy Scout leader.  He is the proud father of four children.

Steven J. Van Steenhuyse

Director of Development Services
City of Mason City
Steven has been the Development Services Director for Mason City since 2012, where he oversees planning and zoning, building inspections, code enforcement, historic preservation, and transit. Downtown development and historic preservation are among his passions. He believes it is a great privilege to help preserve this amazing example of Wright's work.