Anne Giroux, Chair
Tom Vear, Vice Chair
Tom Blake, Treasurer
Jim Hewitt, Secretary
Sierra Bentti, YAC Representative
Currently a senior at MSHS, Sierra intends to pursue a career in marine biology at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She plans to incorporate her love of photography and writing with her love of the ocean over the course of her career. She’s an avid golfer and recently placed second in the Women’s Red Fox Golf Open in August.
Sierra currently works part-time for Peter White Public Library as a social media manager and as a videographer for REDspn. She is an active member of the community and further involved as MSHS newspaper editor and photographer, President of Marquette YAC, MT2 Leader, 4H Teen Leader, National Honor Society member, PWL TAB member and Key Club member. She’s proud to say she’s achieved academic excellence, a NHS member and that she was recently named the 2018 U.P Service Award (21 year and younger) recipient.
She approaches all that she does with a passion to serve others. She hopes to be a part of positive changes in the world.
Trish Davis, Trustee
Lisa Jahnke, Trustee
Zita Jameson, YAC Representative
Alex Kofsky, Trustee
Lowell Larson Sr., Trustee
Jack Lenten, Trustee
Don Mourand, Honorary Member
Sally Searle, Trustee
I was born and raised in Detroit and like most Northern Michigan University graduates, I stayed up here after I graduated in 1980. That same year I went in for a haircut at The Lion’s Den by a barber I had heard about, Scott Searle, and we’ve been together ever since.
I’ve had a diverse and exciting professional life! After a very short stint selling Medicare Supplements (I was unsuccessful securing a job using my Accounting Degree), I went back to NMU and became a cosmetologist. That was a great field that I thoroughly enjoyed until my retirement in 1997.
My husband and myself have been working side by side in the Food and Beverage business since 1989, having opened four Restaurants/Bar and Grills in Marquette County. We are currently the proud co-owners of The Up North Lodge in Gwinn.
I have a wonderful family having been blessed with two amazing granddaughters and a fabulous step son (although he is truly a son to me). My immediate family and in laws are very warm, kind people who have supported me in all of my endeavors.
I have a strong sense of community, having been involved in many organizations throughout the years. One of my proudest is one of I’ve been a huge part of since 2011, UP Pink Power. I look forward to this journey as a Trustee on the Community Foundation of Marquette County’s Board.