Our Board


Kirke Machon


Born and raised in Park Ridge, he has been involved in various City activities including serving as Alderman of the 1st Ward from 2005-07. Kirke is the President of ISU – The Machon Agency, an independent insurance agency located in Park Ridge.

John Murphy

Vice President

A 15 year resident of Park Ridge, John is a member of Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish and is President of ReachMail. in Chicago.

Patricia Adlaf


A resident of Park Ridge for 40 years, active in the Society since 1990. She is a member of the Park Ridge Heritage Committee and as a Member helped that Committee write the 1994 Park Ridge Photo History book. Two children.

Robert Machon


A resident of Park Ridge for over 50 years, Bob and his wife Marillyn raised three children in Park Ridge. Bob is a deacon at the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church and has an interest in accounting, which is why he currently serves as the PRHS treasurer.


Paul Adlaf


A resident of Park Ridge for 40 years, active in the Society since 1995. He is a member of the Park Ridge Historic Preservation Commission and served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Park Ridge City Centennial. Two children.

Ralph Cincinneli


Ralph is a 40 year resident of Park Ridge, a Registered Architect and Director of Operations @ ML Group Design + Development. He served as Park Ridge Park District Baseball Coach and St. Paul of the Cross Church Facilities Committee. He also served the city of Park Ridge on the Appearance Committee, the Police Department Task Force, the  911 Memorial Designer and served as the Condo Board President for the Uptown Lofts.

Randy Derifield


A 30+ year resident of Park Ridge. Retired Director of Preservation and Development from the City of Park Ridge in 2007. Married to Conni with two adult children – Andrew and Alison.

Brian Kidd


A resident of Park Ridge for 13 years, Brian is a Senior Associate at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, an architecture firm in Chicago, has served on numerous committees in Park Ridge and is the current Chairman of the Appearance Commission.

Jeff Caudill


A 34 year resident of Park Ridge. Former City of Park Ridge Police Chief – retired with 31 years of service as a police officer. Currently self employed State of Illinois licensed Private Investigator.

Daniel Koziol


Dan Koziol Dan has been a resident of Park Ridge since 1984. He is a Senior Manager at VivaKi, a unit of the Publicis Groupe global advertising agency holding company. Dan has worked for various companies within the Groupe since 1980. He has been involved in a leadership capacity with a number of Park Ridge organizations such as School Board Caucus, Roosevelt PTO, youth baseball/softball, soccer, and basketball, and St. Paul of the Cross.

Brian Lazzaro


A lifelong resident of Park Ridge. Brian is a school psychologist working for Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Il. Moonlights on the weekend as an EMT for Lurie Children’s Hospital. Married with two children named Nathan and Emily.

Nancy Pytel


A 35+ year Park Ridge resident. She is also a member of the Park Ridge Heritage Committee.

Gary Briars


A lifetime resident of Park Ridge, he has also been a board member of the Youth Soccer Association and athletic coach for a number of years. Gary is an executive with a NYSE software technology company.