Linda and her husband Paul are long-term residents of Charlevoix. Paul grew up in Charlevoix. Linda has a BS from Case Western Reserve and a Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked as a nurse and has taught nursing. She and Paul are quite active in the local philanthropic community. Linda was involved with fundraising for the American Red Cross. She has lots of ideas and suggested the Dragon Boat Race as a CCA fund raising activity. She is very well known throughout the community.
Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S.E.E. and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a M.B.A. He and his wife ran their own small business for 10 years and then Jim retired from Ford Motor Company. After retiring they moved to Charlevoix in 2014. Active sailors and golfers, Jim also paints in pastels and is on several other nonprofit boards.
Laura received her Art Education degree from Appalachian State University and is certified K-12. She also has a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. Laura grew up in Charlevoix and returned with her husband in 2005 to raise their 4 children. She currently teaches computers at St. Mary School, and helps with their fundraising and marketing.
Bob is a graduate of McMaster University in Ontario, Canada with an Honors degree in Chemistry. He worked for The Dow Chemical Company in both the United States and Canada before joining Trinseo, which is a global chemical materials company. Following retirement, Bob has been active as a supply chain consultant. Bob and his wife Mary are now residents of Charlevoix.
Chris is a Trustee for the Morley Foundation, and a Trustee and President of the Schroeder Foundation. He works for American Home Technology as a buyer and salesman. He is inspired in the arts by his wife Liisa who is a commercial artist and a fine art oil painter. Out of the office Chris has multiple interests in skiing, boating, golfing, motorcycling, music and classic wooden boats.
Janet is president and owner of Beacon Marketing Solutions, a full-service marketing communications company she founded in 2001. She also serves as Executive Officer for the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan, and Manager of Marketing and Development for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Janet moved back to Charlevoix, the town where she grew up, in 2018 from Central Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University and has taken MBA courses at Temple University.
Bob is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and has been a resident of Boyne City since 1998. Bob operates Nu-Core Inc., a manufacturing industry on the north side of Charlevoix. He is also associated with Tall Pines Investment, which is currently renovating the Dilworth Hotel in Boyne City.
Jennifer earned a BS in biology and English and an MS in Conservation Biology, both from the University of Michigan. She worked in the publishing industry until moving to Northern Michigan in 2007, where she was an ecologist and communications manager for a conservation nonprofit. Jennifer lives in Charlevoix with her husband, Ben, and two children, Jacob and Hannah.
Joanne is the President of Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree of science in nursing from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in health care administration from Ohio University. She is a member of the Charlevoix Lions Club and is a board member on the Charlevoix Chamber. Joanne and her husband, Frank, love the beauty of northern Michigan as do their five children and four grandchildren who love to visit.