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Our History

OTR A.D.O.P.T. was founded in 2010 as a response to the problem of demolition in Cincinnati’s historic districts. We seek to preserve the unique architectural legacy of Cincinnati, in recognition of both its contribution to our shared sense of cultural heritage, and its value to our city as an economic development tool.

Through the A.D.O.P.T. model, we facilitate the transfer of vacant historic buildings to caring individuals and organizations who make a commitment to bringing them back to life.

Our Team

Danny Klingler
Danny KlinglerFounder
Danny is founder and executive director of OTR A.D.O.P.T. where he oversees organizational strategy. Prior to creating A.D.O.P.T, Danny worked in economic development and economic impact consulting for AngelouEconomics in Austin, Texas. Danny has a Master’s in City Planning from MIT and wrote his thesis on historic preservation in Over-the-Rhine.
Brenden Regan
Brenden ReganProject Manager
Brenden Regan started working for ADOPT as a volunteer in the summer of 2012. He has been a full time project manager since 2014. Regan handles many strategic initiatives for ADOPT in addition to working on property management, acquisitions research, conducting showings, working with adoptees who are in the process of rehab and managing stabilizations of at-risk properties. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science/History from Xavier University and a Master’s in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. Previously he worked for 5 years in the City of Cincinnati Mayor’s Office. He is also a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker West Shell.
Ashley Feist
Ashley FeistCommunity Liaison
Ashley is excited to be working with OTR A.D.O.P.T. through the Americorps Public Allies program. She is currently building community partnerships and expanding OTR A.D.O.P.T’s work to new neighborhoods in Cincinnati., Ohio. Previously, she has conducted research on food-access issues in Cincinnati as well as research on Latino migration patterns within Hamilton County, Ohio. She received her BA in Human Geography from the University of Cincinnati in 2012.