elephant head





Wood-Lee International Art Handlers are often called in to do the impossible. In this case, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History needed to have their taxidermy mount of an African elephant head removed from the Museum (de-installation), and placed into storage.
Here, in their own words, Woody Melton and Lisa Holly (brother and sister) describe how they used all their knowledge, experience and skills to get the elephant head off the wall, on to a cart and out of the museum.

2016 is the Year of Celebration

  • Berea Moving is 55 years old
  • Woody and Lisa have worked for the company for 40 years
  • Woody and Lisa have owned the company for 10 years
  • Wood-Lee is 5 years old

We have come a long way these past years, and we hope to continue doing great things. Let us all make 2016 our year!

Lisa Holly Joins SPACES Board of Directors

Three new members join the SPACES Board of Directors


SPACES’ Board of Directors appointed three new members at its December 15th meeting. Joining the board are Lisa Holly, Eric Rippert, and David Tarditi. “All three of our new Board members bring the kind of enthusiasm and advocacy for the organization that has always been prevalent on the SPACES Board,” said Christina Vassallo, SPACES Executive Director.


Lisa Holly, President & CEO of Berea Moving & Storage and Wood-Lee International Art Handler, has been a longtime supporter of SPACES. In 2011 her company donated to SPACES the transportation of Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works for Me! sign across town. Berea Moving & Storage was also essential to the success of William Pope L.’s SWAP project, Pull!, by storing the truck for 14 months in its climate-controlled warehouse, giving it a full tune up, reconstructing elements of the pull bar, and recruiting participants from its staff.


Eric Rippert is a visual artist working with photography to create beautiful, yet often unsettling imagery intended to stimulate collective memory while asking the viewer to help complete a merely suggested narrative. He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Maria Neil Art Project, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (now MOCA Cleveland) and Progressive Art Collection, along with curated shows at Cleveland Museum of Art, Minnesota Center for Photography, Erie Art Museum, and Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary. Eric’s work resides in the permanent collections of Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Progressive Art Collection and Cleveland Clinic, as well as a permanent site-specific artwork for the Cleveland Innerbelt Project Mural Art Program. He has been an ardent supporter of and collaborator with SPACES, having contributed to numerous annual benefits and participated in SPACES projects, including Plum Academy (2009), Experimental Music & Massage (2011), and The Vault (2011 & 2014).


David Tarditi is an accomplished executive and business leader who identifies teams and business models that have the opportunity to disrupt the markets they serve. David leads and creates executive teams by clearly defining a business strategy and model that allows them to focus on the tactical execution of financial, operational, sales, business development, marketing, and product development activities to take a commanding position in their marketplace. His insights and guidance are critical accelerators in the growth and transformation of a business, leading to significant value creation. As the new Treasurer on the SPACES Board of Directors, David will work with staff and board to establish financial objectives and foster growth for the organization.