Board of Directors


  • Joel Ryser, Executive Director
  • Tim Miner, Pegasus Manufacturing
  • Porter McNeil, Consultant
  • Bill Karben C.P.A.
  • Marlo Clarke, YMCA
  • Kelvin Mason, Augustana College
  • Charlotte Morrison, Quad City Convention and Visitors Bereau
  • Adrian English, Glass Heritage
  • ​Logan Ryser


Advisory Board

  • Dave Geenen, Doris and Victor Day Foundation
  • Clyde Schoeck, Retired CEO Modern Woodmen
  • Larry Anderson, Owner East Moline Glass
  • ​Hunt Harris, Philanthropist
  • Jeff Lanum, Owner The Electric Doctor





Benefits to our Community

HOT GLASS Inc. will serve the greater Quad City area by providing a unique experience.  The glass arts offer participants an opportunity to improve their self-image through the experience of working as a team to accomplish the goal of creating something with fire that they can call their own.  The glass experience, unlike any other, creates a special bond with those who participate.  The pride and gratification that comes from creating a blown vessel or paperweight will last a lifetime. 

The Organization

Mission:

Sharing the glass art experience to better our community.  The mission includes using glass art to promote self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork through instruction and direct experience for the citizens of the Quad City area.