Stacie Hill, chair – An adjunct instructor in Physiology and Bioethics at Montcalm Community College. She also works for a small company where she utilizes her skills in organizational development, communication and public relations. She has served on several community boards including her local historical society. She owns a 120 year old farm in Ionia and appreciates the ongoing care necessary for historic structures.
Ed Crippen – Retired from a career in Engineering management, Field modifications’ and Retrofit Engineering with General Dynamics and was a contractor. Ed has volunteered for several of PHSB’s preservation projects, Dennos Museum and the Cherryland Humane Society. Ice boating, old motorcycles, and field dogs are a few of his interests. He says “there is a unique history here that could have easily been bulldozed and forgotten”.
Maureen Doran – Was introduced to PHSB when she helped members of the Glen Lake Garden Club plant flowers at the Olsen House. As a Master Gardener, Maureen found her niche in taking care of our gardens. She has experience on fundraising and event committees for private schools and has used these skills for our events. She and her husband David live on Glen Lake.
Bill Herd, treasurer – A retired Interpretive Ranger for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Bill has helped PHSB both during his employment with the park and now as a board member. His vast knowledge of the history of the area offers a great resource for us to draw upon. Bill’s background provides us with insight into Park history and policies
Steve Rader – Has degrees in advertising and marketing, and worked as an Advertising Executive for White Westinghouse. He has been a realtor since 1987 and served as President or chair of the Glen Arbor Chamber of Commerce, Association of Realtors and board member for Ferris State University. Steve became involved with PHSB as a volunteer on North Manitou Island. He and his wife Sue live in Glen Arbor. Sue’s family has a connection to Port Oneida, having owned the Miller Farm at one time.
Linda Stevenson – Attended Camp Kohahna as a child, fostering her love of the Port Oneida area. She served the camp board for 14 years. She has been a docent for PHSB, and says that she would like to “help people understand the importance of preserving the remaining buildings and culture of this unique gem.” Linda and her husband Jim live in Glen Arbor and Florida.
Ty Stuber – Is a descendant of Carsten Burfiend, the first settler of Port Oneida ,which explains his affinity for the history of the area. Ty is a licensed builder. He also brings a knowledge of non-profit organizations, as co-founder and President of HopeWell Ranch, a non-profit equine therapy facility for special-needs children. Ty lives with his wife Jodi in Weidman, MI.
Jim Vachow – Was a member of the MSU adjunct faculty as a lecturer and teacher in Counseling and School Administration. In K-12 public schools and at Interlochen Arts Academy, he held leadership positions in counseling, special education, and adult education. Jim has served as board member of the Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce, and as property monitor and stewardship coordinator for the Leelanau Conservancy. He enjoys writing creative non-fiction. Jim and his wife Danielle live in Suttons Bay.
David Watt, Vice-Chairman – Taught engineering management at the University of North Dakota. Consultant for management development training. Taught high school physics at a private boarding school. David has been taking the lead on our project committee the past two years. He and his wife Becky Thatcher live in Glen Arbor, MI
Former Board Members
Kathyrn Bishop Eckert
Hans Voss – Founding member
Lissa Edwards – Founding member
George McKay – Founding member
Paula Leinbach – Founding member