Irish Hills Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce


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Board of Directors
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Executive Officers

Cindy Hubbell, President/CEO
Justin Gifford, Chair
Daniel Ross, Vice Chair
Bart Vermilya, Secretary
Angela Jeffrey, Treasurer

Directors

Kathy Decker, Director
Butch Irwin, Director
Rene Kullman, Director
Rob Saganek, Director
Jennifer Scanlon, Director
Patrick Spensley, Director
Dennis Worden, Director


Chamber Staff

Cindy Hubbell, President/CEO
Annette Roesch, Executive Assistant & Membership Coordinator
Chelsea Ladd, Marketing Coordinator
Diana Redman, Administrative Assistant

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Ambassadors
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Holly Griewahn, Ambassador Chairperson
Tim Creech
Kacie Eberenz
Cole Guthrie
Sherry Johanson

Rene Kullman
April Messer
Vanessa Paz-Malson
Sheila Plentz
Ryan Richardson

Kay Roumell
Renee Smith
Mark Stiles
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Executive Officers
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Cindy Hubbell
Irish Hills Chamber
124 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-8907

cindy@irishhills.com
Cindy Hubbell, President/CEO
Cindy has been managing the everyday operations of the chamber since 2007. She works with members, the board of directors and community to implement the chamber’s program of work. She is happy to sit down with any of our members to find which chamber benefits work for you, helping you get the most out of your membership.
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Justin Gifford
Visit Lenawee

230 W. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 263-7747

visitlenawee@gmail.com
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Justin Gifford, Chair
Justin has spent most of his career leading digital marketing and communication teams for both non-profit and profit organizations. Currently he is the Executive Director for Visit Lenawee, where he and his team focus on the development of quality of life and creating and sharing experiences with guests and residents of Lenawee County.

His involvement with the Irish Hills Regional Chamber is in the capacity of Chair of the Board of Directors as well as helping in marketing plan and campaign strategies. It is important for the IHRCC to not only find new, innovative ways to support their members but also to continue to tell the story of the Irish Hills destination.

Justin is currently a member of the Lenawee County Chamber Alliance, One Lenawee Steering Committee, Connecting Lenawee Steering Committee, Lenawee Art Alliance, Board of Directors for the Adrian Film Festival, Board of Directors for Circle Michigan, Member for Michigan Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Member of Michigan Economic Development Association, as well as part of a team that is currently working on establishing a Southeastern Michigan Tourism Council. Justin is actively involved with tourism legislation as well as close work with Travel Michigan, U.S. Travel Association and our legislatures throughout the year.

Justin enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking and hiking his way through not only Lenawee County but Michigan. His favorite spots happen to be in the UP, mostly because there is no cell service. When not at work Justin spends the majority of his time with his beautiful daughter Brenna, and his amazing son Emerson.
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Daniel Ross
TransPharm Preclinical Solutions
7190 Brooklyn Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (517) 536-8210

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Old Irish Mill
221 Mill St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 536-8210

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Daniel Ross, Vice Chair
"I was born in Detroit, MI and lived in a northern suburb until my 12th birthday. On that day, my family moved to the small town of Harrison. This is where I fell in love with the small town feel and knew city life wasn’t for me. My travels after graduation led me to living in numerous geographic locations in Southern Michigan, including Detroit, Novi, Fowlerville and Ann Arbor. In 2001 I had the opportunity to move anywhere I wanted due to a cushy career at Pfizer. I choose to be here and purchased 30 acres on the Northern Rim of the Irish Hills.
I started traveling around to take in all the sights in the area a few weeks after I moved. Then one day, my entire child hood came back to me in a flash. I was driving down US-12 and came across all of the old tourist spots that included Mystery Hill, the towers, Prehistoric Forest and Hayes State Park. As a kid, my family used to come out here and camp and I spent many vacations in the area. As much as I remembered about what we did, it was lost on a pre-teen kid where those things took place. Now I was calling them home and everything seemed to come full circle. Maybe it was the area calling me back more than me choosing to be here. Fate certainly had something to do with it.

"A few years after my move, that cushy job at Pfizer went away. The entire facility shut down and I had to make a choice. Move to another state to keep my job or stay here and try to make things work. Again, I chose the Irish Hills and started my own business called TransPharm. Now it is my goal to invest back into the community I call home and it is my hope that I can create some memories for others to hold onto for the rest of their life."
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Bart Vermilya
Sacred Touch Healing Arts Center

11999 Brooklyn Rd.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-3030

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Bart Vermilya, Secretary
I grew up in Crown Point, Indiana. At the start of high school my family moved west to Arizona. I went to Arizona State University and earned my Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and worked as a Civil Engineer and later for Windstream Telecommunications as a manager and engineer. To deal with stress I started doing various martial arts. It was during this time that I met a beautiful girl, my wife Sara, she introduced me to yoga, massage and natural medicine. That led to a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and new career. After we had children we decided to move. I wanted to move back to the mid-west to raise our children with the good mid-west values and small town childhood that I had and Sara was from Onsted so we moved to Brooklyn. We now own Sacred Touch Healing Arts Center.

Sacred Touch Healing Arts Center - we strive to provide the best in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Massage, healthy snacks, ionic foot detox baths, classes on natural healing and so much more! We have been longstanding Chamber members and will continue to be huge fans! We are dedicated to treating you in a focused, personalized, and holistic manner. Why Us? We use the five paths of Chinese Medicine to help relieve you of your dis-ease. They are Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition (including Detoxification), and movement therapy (Qi Gong and Tai Chi) in a combination that is unique to your condition. We specialize in Sports Injuries and Pain, Chronic Illnesses, Allergies/ Asthma, Infertility and the discomforts that can be associated with pregnancy. Call for a free 15 minute consultation to ask questions about your specific health concerns and how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you resolve your complex and chronic conditions and help put you back on a path of wellness!

I love the Village of Brooklyn. I haven't experienced the type of friendliness and openness that seems to come naturally to the people that live in the Irish Hills. Although I'm still adjusting to the winter I had forgotten how nice it is to have more seasons than just hot and hotter.

I have never owned a business before and the Chamber has helped me keep my sanity! The community of small business that they have built is amazing. Not only are they interested in helping the small business in the area but they want to build a community! The events and training opportunities that they provide are first rate and are fun, both to attend and to volunteer at.
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Angela Jeffrey
Flagstar Bank

301 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-4626

angela.r.jeffrey@flagstar.com
Angela Jeffrey, Treasurer
My name is Angela Jeffrey. In May 2018 I relocated to the west side of the Irish Hills, in Jerome, MI. However, I have worked in the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Community for the past 12 years in my position as a Regional/Area manager, at Flagstar Bank. In 2016 they eliminated those positions and placed us directly in branches. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to work at the Brooklyn Office beginning July 2017, and I have really enjoyed this chapter of my career. I recently celebrated my 18th work anniversary and I must add that I love the company, team members and communities we serve.

As mentioned, I have participated in several Business After Hours, Race Days events, meetings, and other involvements with the Brooklyn Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber and its members have always been hospitable and accommodating, making me feel like I belong here. I now have the opportunity to serve the Brooklyn Irish Hills Community by being more involved in their Chamber of Commerce. I feel very privileged to be a part of the board, as it allows me to connect with many business owners in the Irish Hills Community. It is exciting to know I am helping make a difference in the communities in which I serve.

In years past, I have served on non-profit boards such as Family Promise of Branch County, as well as the fundraising committee for Habitat for Humanity of Branch County.
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Directors
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Kathy Decker
Decker & Sons Insurance Agency
P.O. Box 439
Onsted MI 49265
Phone: (517) 467-6193
Kathy Decker, Director
My commitment to the Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce began in 2013 when my husband Jim and I became members, representing Decker & Sons Insurance Agency. Since then, I've played a key role in promoting several events, including the Beer and Wine Festival, All Sports Spectacular and the Lake and Home Tour. Volunteering alongside my husband and former Board Member, Jim Decker, sparked my interest to give more and join as a board of director, myself. Now that I have landed a seat at the table, my goal is to represent the Chamber with a strong work ethic, good communication, honesty and integrity. I look forward to immersing myself in various community events and making lasting changes within our community.

As the former business owner of Hattie's Pizza & Subs, for 14 years, I understand the importance of community and volunteering time to make a difference. Having been married for 30 years and being on the side line of Decker & Sons Insurance has taught me first-hand about customer service. I believe going above and beyond and leaving a positive imprint on those we serve is so vital. It's not even about customer service anymore; it's about building relationships, trust, and making a point to understand them as people.

I have been involved in some sort of fundraising and volunteering for the past 28 years within the Onsted community and Onsted schools. Participating in business after hours and socializing with other members is my favorite chamber event.

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time in Harbor Springs where I can relax, golf, shop and eat. When I do have free time I also like to cook and spend time with my friends.

Residing in Brooklyn with her husband Jim, Kathy has three children, Hattie (Tom Bauman), Zak, and James.
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Butch Irwin
Comfort Keepers
125 Irwin St.
Brooklyn MI 49230
Phone: (517) 481-2177
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Butch Irwin, Director
As a teenager growing up in the Toledo area I would get out of high school and "head to the Hills" to waterski at Clark Lake. I soon realized that my dream was to live in the Irish Hills and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills, lakes, and the many events that happen in the area including races at MIS. As my career evolved, I found myself in Florida for 7 years, North Carolina for 3 years, and eventually returned to the Perrysburg, Ohio area where my wife and I raised our 6 children. After getting our children through school and on their own it was time to rekindle my dream.

Working for a national Durable Medical equipment company, that specialized in home Respiratory Therapy, made me realize there are a lot of elderly and disabled who have needs in the home that were not being meet. Couple this with the fact that the "Baby Boomer" generation would be increasing this demand tremendously I started exploring going in business to assist those in need. Enter Comfort Keepers.

In March of 2016 my wife, Dawn, and I moved to the Irish Hills area and opened Comfort Keepers. Joining the Chamber has allowed me the opportunity to meet other business owners, become engaged in a great community, and the ability to market our business. The chamber allows me to give back to the community that has offered so much to me and my family.

Dawn and I not only have 6 children but have been blessed with 11 grandchildren that absolutely love coming to Nana and Papa's house in the Irish Hills.
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Rene Kullman
Kelsey's Boutique & Gifts
122 N Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-5032

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Rene Kullman, Director
Rene is from Chelsea, Michigan where she graduated high school. She then entered into a franchise called "Little Ceasars" with her family while attending Adrian College. She and her husband bought their own store in the late 80's in Saline, Michigan and later ventured into Anchorage where they opened the first Little Ceasars ever in Alaska. She took a break after five years to start a family of her own and had her twins, son AJ and daughter Kelsey.

After her kids started school, Rene opened Kelsey's Boutique & Gifts in Downtown Brooklyn, and has been working hard for over 20 years. She loves to travel to find different apparel for her boutique with daughter Kelsey (The name sake of the boutique) including places like Atlanta, Texas, and Chicago.

Rene loves to hear about where women wear her clothes, whether its for a wedding, vacation, or a fun weekend; followed by photos of the apparel being worn at the destinations including: Paris, Montreal, Germany, just to name a few.

She recently had her first grandson, Elliott Ryan. Rene Lives on Round Lake in Manitou Beach with husband Keith and her baby, Minnie (The Chihuahua). Rene feels as if she has the best, blessed life that she could possibly have.

Rene's Life Motto – Enjoy life, because I have a lot more yesterdays than I do tomorrows!
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Rob Saganek
Rob's Rentals
9517 Devils Lake Hwy.
Manitou Beach, MI 49253
Phone: (517) 673-3620
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Rob Saganek, Director
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Jenifer Scanlon
The Brokerage House

601 South Jackson
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 788-8733

jeniferscanlon@gmail.com
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Jenifer Scanlon, Director
"Oh, how I love these Irish Hills! Growing up I knew that this was a special place, whether it be swimming, fishing, tubing, sledding, ice skating, taking in the glittery sunrises, the picturesque sunsets or putzing around on the pontoon, I loved every minute of it! Now sharing this magical place with my incredible husband and 2 amazing daughters has helped me to appreciate my home town even more! It is amazing how no matter where in the world we have visited, we have come across people that know and LOVE 'The Irish Hills'. What an honor it is to serve the very community I was born and raised in! Now I get to help people explore, fall in love and find a home in this beautiful part of the world, I am a lucky girl. Seven years ago I joined the chamber and have enjoyed all that it has to offer and appreciate all the service it does for the community. I am the chair of the Irish Hills Lake & Home Tour and have attended many of the well-organized events that the Chamber and its member have put on. I am very impressed with the Chambers broad reach in and around the Irish Hills, as well as by the participation of the members and am very proud to be a small part of that."
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Patrick Spensley
Cherry Creek Cellars

11500 Silver Lake Hwy.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-4663
Patrick Spensley, Director
Information coming soon.
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Dennis Worden
McKibbin Media Group

1700 Glenshire Dr.
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (517) 787-9546
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Dennis Worden, Director
Dennis Worden, a Concord, Michigan native, was named the General Manager of McKibbin Media Group (MMG) in February of 2021. As GM, Worden oversees MMG's portfolio of radio stations, which include K105.3 FM, WKHM NewsTalk 101.5 FM/970 AM, WIBM 95.9 FM The Power Cow and Fox Sports Radio 101.9 FM in Jackson, plus 92.1 FM WCSR and 99.5 FM The Dale in Hillsdale.

Prior to MMG, Worden spent nearly 16 years in NASCAR, having worked for the sanctioning body in 2020, Darlington Raceway in South Carolina (2011-2020) and Michigan International Speedway (2005-2011). He started his career in college athletics working in sports information/media relations offices for several schools, including Hillsdale College, Wayne State University and the University of Texas in Austin.

He is a 1999 graduate of Central Michigan University and 1995 graduate of Concord High School.

"I'm excited to begin this new opportunity to serve on the board of directors for the Irish Hills Regional Chamber of Commerce. I fell in love with the Irish Hills in my younger years growing up in southern Michigan and reconnected with the area when I worked at MIS from 2005-2011. The Irish Hills is a special place that has overcome many challenges over the years, but remains a destination for many, as there is nothing like it anywhere else in the state due to its natural beauty and history. I'm looking forward to serving and making a positive impact for the community."
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Chamber Staff
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Cindy Hubbell
Irish Hills Chamber
124 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-8907

cindy@irishhills.com
Cindy Hubbell, President/CEO
Cindy has been managing the everyday operations of the chamber since 2007. She works with members, the board of directors and community to implement the chamber’s program of work. She is happy to sit down with any of our members to find which chamber benefits work for you, helping you get the most out of your membership.
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Annette Dupuie
Irish Hills Chamber

124 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-8907

annette@irishhills.com
Annette Roesch, Executive Assistant & Membership Coordinator
After being a board member for years, Annette has transitioned to working with our members and community, plugging them into the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber. She works with our committees and members, coordinating the chamber's projects, events and promotions.
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Chelsea Ladd
Irish Hills Chamber

124 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-8907

chelsea@irishhills.com
Chelsea Ladd, Marketing Coordinator
Chelsea works with staff to promote the chamber and it’s members by ways of advertising, social media and publications. She is available to our members to help with their social media and 30 second video ads.
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Diana Redman
Irish Hills Chamber
124 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-8907

info@irishhills.com
Diana Redman, Administrative Assistant
Diana excels in welcoming guests to the Irish Hills area, routing inquiries and helping our members. She handles all of the accounts receivables, member listings and administrative duties.
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Ambassadors
An Ambassador acts as the goodwill arm of the chamber and the communication link
between the chamber members, the board of directors and the chamber staff.

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Holly Griewahn
Foundation Realty
PO Box 295
Manitou Beach, MI 49253
Phone: (517) 403-3413
Holly Griewahn
Ambassador Chairperson
Holly Griewahn is a full-time real estate agent at Foundation Realty. Holly is passionate about the community and takes pride in helping you find that special property to call home or grow your business.

While she specializes in lake property, Holly works with clients throughout Lenawee County, Irish Hills and the surrounding area.

Holly grew up at Devils Lake and Vineyard Lake, and is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Raising her 2 beautiful daughters, Chloe and Lily, in Lenawee County was important to her and her husband Rob.

Holly enjoys watching her daughters play sports, cooking, traveling with family and creating lake-life memories on Devils Lake. She is active in the community through the Manitou Beach Village Association, Land & Lakes Ladies Club, Ambassador of the Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce and member of Zonta of Lenawee. Her family has also been long time members of the Devils Lake Yacht Club.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, looking for a home to lease, an investor, or looking to buy or sell – there’s no real estate request too small or big! When you work with Holly, she is your personal real estate guide to help facilitate and negotiate on your behalf.
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Tim Creech
Five Star Real Estate
200 N. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 612-9735

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Tim Creech
Ambassador
"As an Executive Community Banker for over 25 years I served families and businesses throughout the Lenawee and Jackson County Area. As a Realtor with Howard Hanna I use that experience for financing, marketing, and client service to help my clients with all their real estate needs. I'm not your typical Realtor! Growing up here in the Irish Hills also has taught me the value of giving back and appreciating the area we live in. As an Ambassador for the Chamber it gives me an opportunity to promote the value of the Chamber and all the amazing things that make our area so special."
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Kacie Eberenz
Bank Michigan

417 S. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-3205

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Kacie Eberenz
Ambassador
Kacie Eberenz began her banking career in 2008 as a bank teller for OSB Community Bank. Living and leading with a can-do attitude, coupled with the desire to cater to customers’ needs, landed her the current position as a Residential Mortgage Lender within the bank.

Over the years, Kacie has taken it upon herself to be involved in her community including serving as Treasurer on the board for Educational Foundation for Columbia Schools, and assisting in many events in the Brooklyn and Onsted areas.

A graduate of Columbia Central High School, with studies in business management and human resources from Jackson College and Baker College, Kacie's passion lives in the heart of the Irish Hills where she resides with her daughter and dogs. Kacie has mastered the art of adding a warm personality to the banking community and strives to bring ideas and energy to the Chamber as an Ambassador.
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Cole Guthrie
Schafer Hardwood Flooring Co.
10695 Macon Hwy.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Phone: (517) 423-4661

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Cole Guthrie
Ambassador
Cole Guthrie is the Director of Strategy for the Schafer Hardwood Flooring Company. Originally hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, he is an Indiana University - Kelley School of Business class of 2009 Graduate.

He brings a wide breath of strategic analysis experience from multiple industries with a background in Sales and Marketing, as well as strategic growth initiatives in IT, Consumer Retail, Automotive Marketing Sales and Service and Entertainment. Cole has experienced hands on operational and organizational transformations at multiple levels.

He is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, loves travel and great food with excellent company.
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Sherry Johanson
ERA Readon Realty
250 S. Main St. Suite 2
Brooklyn MI 49230
Phone: (517) 902-7014
Fax: (517) 592-5001

sherry.johanson@era.com
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Sherry Johanson
Ambassador
"I am a realtor for ERA Reardon Realty. The Chamber has done so much for all of its members. I do all I can to help the Chamber because it is so important for the community. I am Ambassador for the Chamber and always promote it because I believe in what they represent to all business and the community. I take pride in what I do to bring in a new business to help them grow. The Chamber is here to help you in any way they can and feel free to contact me for anything.

"In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 married children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. They make my life full of pride and love."
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Rene Kullman
Kelsey's Boutique & Gifts
122 N Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-5032

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Rene Kullman
Ambassador
Rene is from Chelsea, Michigan where she graduated high school. She then entered into a franchise called "Little Ceasars" with her family while attending Adrian College. She and her husband bought their own store in the late 80's in Saline, Michigan and later ventured into Anchorage where they opened the first Little Ceasars ever in Alaska. She took a break after five years to start a family of her own and had her twins, son AJ and daughter Kelsey.

After her kids started school, Rene opened Kelsey's Boutique & Gifts in Downtown Brooklyn, and has been working hard for over 20 years. She loves to travel to find different apparel for her boutique with daughter Kelsey (The name sake of the boutique) including places like Atlanta, Texas, and Chicago.

Rene loves to hear about where women wear her clothes, whether its for a wedding, vacation, or a fun weekend; followed by photos of the apparel being worn at the destinations including: Paris, Montreal, Germany, just to name a few.

She recently had her first grandson, Elliott Ryan. Rene Lives on Round Lake in Manitou Beach with husband Keith and her baby, Minnie (The Chihuahua). Rene feels as if she has the best, blessed life that she could possibly have.

Rene's Life Motto – Enjoy life, because I have a lot more yesterdays than I do tomorrows!
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April Scott
April Messer Photography &
Doula Services LLC

16026 Cement City Rd.
Cement City, MI 49233
Phone: (248) 787-1313

aprilmesserphotography@gmail.com
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April Messer
Ambassador
April is a Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber Ambassador because she loves the Irish Hills community and is passionate about the chamber. She is also passionate about her business. April has always had photography in her life. She grew up with photography all around her in the home, as her mother was a photographer, so she got to see firsthand the magic of photos come to life in a darkroom. Later in life, as April’s children got older, she went back to school and was able to make her passion her career.

April Messer Photography & Doula Services is located at 16026 Cement City Rd. Cement City, MI.

"I am super passionate about making sure my clients have a unique experience", claims April, “I am not someone that goes in and completely retouches who you are and takes away your wrinkles. You are who you are, and I want you to own your beauty."

April loves what she does, it’s not just a job, it’s her passion. "The moments that mean the most to me are when a client can truly see how beautiful they are through my imagery."

April Messer Photography & Doula Services specializes in all types of photography including family portraits and family reunions. She will come to you and capture your special family moments in a photo journalistic way. April states. "I love the real moments. Let me go on the boat with you. Let me capture the kids tubing, them playing in the yard. Grandpa helping someone fish. The moments you need to be experiencing, and not behind the camera yourself. That family-time. Let me capture that for you."
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Vanessa Paz-Malson
Comerica Bank
11351 Brooklyn Rd
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-2635

vcpaz-malson@comerica.com
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Vanessa Paz-Malson
Ambassador
"While growing up in Napoleon, I had a hard time understanding the reason my parents decided to settle down in the Irish Hills area. I had my sights set on getting out of town and heading to a "big city." I spent 4 years attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, filling my desire to feel apart of a larger community. Throughout that time, I spent many weekends back home. I felt peaceful when I would return and slowly came to the realization that I wanted to come back and plant my roots in this area. I started my career at Comerica Bank in 2008, while still attending college, and eventually worked my way up to Assistant Banking Center Manager in Brooklyn.

"My involvement in the Chamber of Commerce began with my membership in the Irish Hills Young Professionals. During my time as treasurer, I was able to reconnect with the community and see the Irish Hills with a fresh set of eyes. I have fallen back in love with this area and am excited to continue my involvement in this special place I call home."
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Sheila Plentz
SP Recovery Services Corp.
President
PO Box 686
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-9373

sheila@sprecovery.net
Sheila Plentz
Ambassador
"I have 30+ years experience in the Banking/Finance industry and am a retired Cambridge Twp Firefighter/Medical 1st Responder. After 24 years in local Finance/Banking Institutions I opened SP Recovery Services in 2005 to collect for local businesses helping them get their money back so that they are able to keep operating and keep their employees employed.

"I reside on Sand Lake with my 3 dogs, Connor, Camron and Cooper. I am a huge dog lover and am involved in many rescue groups finding dogs homes and saving them from being put down."
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Ryan Richardson
7Elements Mindful Fitness & Wellness
Jerome, MI 49249
Phone: (734) 255-9616
Ryan Richardson
Ambassador
As a Devils Lake local resident and Addison graduate the Irish Hills has always held a special place in my heart. It is my passion to guide the residents of the Irish Hills through my experience as a fitness professional. Working for Athletico Physical Therapy for 17 years has opened doors as a Personal Trainer and Yoga/Meditation instructor.

My role as a board member of the Non-Profit Oh These Irish Hills I feel privileged to volunteer for my community. As an Ambassador for the Brooklyn Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce since 2016 I hope to facility the growth of our community.
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Kay Roumell
Oh These Irish Hills!

330 Wyoming
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Phone: (517) 592-7003

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Kay Roumell
"I was born in Wyandotte, Michigan and made my first trip to Wamplers Lake before I was one year old. My grandmother had a cottage on the South Shore of Wamplers Lake and then gave each of her children a lot. My family built a cottage and I spent every summer there until I graduated from St. Patrick’s High School.

"I attended Eastern Michigan University. I earned a B.S. degree, a Masters in Reading, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.

"I taught First Grade at Wyandotte Catholic, Third Grade at Gibraltar Public Schools, and then came to Onsted Community Schools. I was a second grade Teacher, Director of Title One and Principal of the Elementary School. After I retired, I went back to Onsted Community Schools as the Curriculum Director and NCA Coordinator for five years.

"Then I worked as an office assistant for my son, James, who had a mortgage company. I worked there for about five years until he closed the business. While working at Pinnacle Mortgage, I became a member of Oh These Irish Hills! and have been active in the 501 C 3 nonprofit organization as Secretary and Vice-President. Our mission is to restore and revitalize the Irish Hills. We are trying to accomplish this by beautifying the area and creating events that bring people to the Irish Hills.

"Since OTIH is also a member of the Chamber, I am active in the Chamber as a member of the Heart of the Lakes Marketing & Tourism Committee and Secretary for the Ambassadors Executive Committee.

"I have been married to Chuck Roumell since 1971. I have a son, James Roumell, a daughter-in-law, Tracy and they have two sons, Chad and Adam. I have a daughter, Erin Brys, who has a daughter, Caitlin and a son, Jonathan.

"My time is split between my family, friends and volunteering for the organizations that make a difference."
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Renee Smith
Active with Oh These Irish Hills!

Renee Smith
Ambassador
Retired in 1993 from the city of Lansing after working in the district court for 25 years and again retired from the county of Ingham district court in 2017. Enjoys exercise paddle boarding travel and recently started guitar lessons.
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Mark Stiles
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Physical Therapy

122 Brooklyn Rd. Suite B
Jackson, MI 49201
mark@orsmi.com
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Mark Stiles
Ambassador
Mark Stiles was born and raised in Lansing. He graduated from MSU with a BA in Business Relations/Social Science. It was at MSU in the Men's Choir that Mark met 3 other guys that started a very popular singing group called "Three Men and a Tenor". Those same 4 guys have been performing together for over 29 years, and have toured the world, including making a TV concert special that aired on national PBS-TV. As a member of the group, Mark was also the group's business manager and marketing director.

Since 2017, Mark has been the Director of Marketing and Events for Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Physical Therapy. Now with 11 clinic locations, including Napoleon and Ann Arbor, ORS is doing great things to be a community partner in health and wellness. ORS is excited to be a part of the Irish Hills Chamber and get more involved in events, sponsorships, and support.

Mark is active in the Meridian Area Business Alliance, the Holt Business Alliance, the West Washtenaw Business Association, and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is married with 3 daughters.
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