Sidney Gnann runs your neighborhood Castle. He is very interested in how places become part of individuals’ lives and take on a life of their own. For the past eight years, he has worked to improve lives by building community centered on a physical place. The best places have the power to bring diverse groups together in harmony. As Executive Director at the Joslyn Castle, he is gathering a coalition of people who love the historic urban estate so much that they are willing to invest in keeping it for the future.
With a degree in Financial Services, Gnann worked in banking and investments for a decade before his career took a turn toward working with more passion. He managed the business affairs of a Catholic parish for several years then took his career work outdoors by overseeing the activities of an urban park in Dayton, Ohio. It was then that he really started to learn what made people attach to a place.
When Sidney is not at work trying to gather a crowd, he escapes to the outdoors by hiking or camping with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys outdoor concerts and festivals.