We are in search of another board member! We are accepting applications for an open position on the Academy’s Board of Directors. Interested individuals should contact Stan Rathbun, board liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renae Hesselink holds a master’s of Business Administration in Leadership Studies and International Business from Baker College and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Grand Valley State University. Renae is the Vice President of Sustainability at Nichols, a distributor of custodial and packaging supplies. She is currently the Chapter’s Green School Advocacy Committee Chair and a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan chapter. Renae is also on the Goodwill of West Michigan Board of Directors, board member on the Employer’s Association of West Michigan, leadership team of the Muskegon Sustainability Coalition and Grand Rapids Community Sustainable Partnership, Kent County Lodging Association Green Team, Grand Valley State University’s Sustainable Community Development Initiative, Muskegon Community College’s Sustainability Task Force, and Chair of TEDxMuskegon.
Kristy Crocker was born in Grand Rapids, and moved to Muskegon in 1993. She has been married for 19 years and is a mother of six beautiful children. Kristy has 10 years experience homeschooling her children and currently has one child attending a local charter school. Kristy strongly believes in public school choice and quality education for all children. She is an active member of her church – Evanston Avenue Baptist Church, where she works part time as the secretary. Kristy has a passion for sports, playing the violin and, most importantly, loves spending time with her family.
Heidi Kejonen, mother of 3 children attending MMAEC, works as a Life Insurance specialist at Gerber Life Insurance. She has been licensed for and worked in the life and health insurance field for 15 years. She believes in the power of the montessori education and was excited to see a tuition free option for West Michigan children. She has organized several charity events to raise money for Camp Anew, a camp for grieving children. Heidi believes in the power of positive thinking and the benefits of a great attitude towards life. She enjoys watching her boys play sports and her daughter dance. She also enjoys motorcycle riding and cooking with her husband of 10 years.
Doug Doty, received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and has worked in education for the past 18 years in the United States and Canada. He enjoys both domestic and international travel. Doug has been married for over 20 years to his wife Sonya and they have three children. They have lived in Grand Haven for the past 8 years. Doug is thankful to be part of this board and school who work to encourage students to be creative and independent learners.