District A Candidate
When I was first elected to the Board in 2016 the meetings were closed to the public, the minutes were sequestered, and our members were treated like outsiders. I was instrumental in changing that mind set and opening the meetings to our members, publishing the minutes monthly, and making the Cloverland Board Room open and inviting to our members. We have engaged a top-notch management staff and continue to take Cloverland to the next level. It’s been through due diligence and continued fiduciary oversight that our equity has grown considerably, and the Cooperative continues to flourish. I was at the reins as Chairman of the Board during the major transition that resulted in a more viable and financially secure Cloverland.
I am completely humbled that the members have afforded me two terms to help lead and project the future of Cloverland and I humbly ask that you, the members, continue to place your trust in me to continue moving upward and onward with your Cooperative.
I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. I am a member of the Sault Tribe and I have served my community as a firefighter for 32 years, currently serving as Chief. I have been a member of the local Board of Education for 22 years, currently serving as President. I have been married to Marielle (Calcaterra) for 7 years and we have two daughters, 6 and 2. We own and operate several businesses on Mackinac Island where we reside.