Marsha joins the District as Executive Director. She was born and raised in Northern Michigan a few miles from Traverse City. Her family was one of the first to settle this area. Marsha has worked in non-profit management for nearly 30 years, either as a CEO or management consultant. She spent a number of years as CEO of the Girl Scouts of Crooked Tree which was headquartered in Traverse City. Marsha is familiar with the environment from the perspective of agriculture, having worked for MSU Extension. As a CEO and management consultant, she has managed executive transition, facility, property, and financial management; strategic planning and management; board development; as well as most other aspects of non-profit management.
Marsha started her career as a teacher. Career opportunities quickly moved her into management so she soon earned a Masters degree in administration to compliment her Masters in Family Studies. She has been actively engaged in a variety of community services including Human Services Coordinating Councils, the State Advisory Board for the Office of Criminal Justice, and the School of Social Work Advisory Board for Madonna College.
Marsha and her husband live on a small farm where they raised their two sons. When she isn’t gardening, walking, or trying a new recipe, she loves to travel. She and her family have visited six continents and nearly all of the states. Marsha is a published author and enjoys writing, reading, and learning.
Phone: 231.941.0960 x 14