Tom Vear, Chair
Jack Lenten, Vice Chair
Tom Blake, Treasurer
Jim Hewitt, Secretary
Trish Davis, Trustee
Levi Giroux, YAC Representative
Lisa Jahnke, Trustee
Alex Kofsky, Trustee
Lowell Larson Sr., Trustee
Anne Giroux, 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.