An image of a man in a suit surrounded by a red valentine inspired framePete Brubaker is a new Preservation Pennsylvania Board Member. He is President of Hammer Creek Enterprises, LLC, a private investment company he founded in 2005. His non-profit activities include serving as Chairman of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the York County Economic Development Corp, Martin Library and Historic York Inc. and on the Boards of the York County Library System, the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic and the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. From 2014 until 2022 he served on the Board of the WellSpan Health System where he Chaired the Finance and Investment Committee. In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Rendell to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Investment Commission.

Pete is one of our three new board members! We’ve asked each of them to provide a valentine to a special place in Pennsylvania.

After over 50 years living around the country, my wife and I moved back to Lancaster County in March.  An unexpected benefit has been the beautiful countryside that surrounds our new home in Lititz.  While the area to the south towards Lancaster has been developed, the farmland to the north and west is much like it was when we were in High School in the 1960s.

Exploring our new environment helps me to understand why my ancestors settled here 300 years ago and why they never left.

at the edge of the paved road is an old metal gate that opens into an old cemetery where the Brubaker ancestors rest. In the distance is farmland
The Brubaker Cemetery where Pete Brubaker’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great and Great-Great-Great-Great Grandparents are buried.