• Ambassador Team 2018-2019

    Keegan Aalderink
    Julie Abel
    JabberDesign Mobile App Development
    Owner/Mobile App Designer
    Julie Abel has been working in mobile marketing since 2001.  Starting out with custom website development, she has moved on to creating affordable mobile apps for iPhones, iPads and Andriod phones.  
    Patrick Avery
    Best Version Media
    DBA
    Division Manager for Best Version Media.  We produce micro - targeted publications reaching a specific audience of people.   Our company is International, but utilize local writers, photographers and sponsors.  

    Personally a very long time resident of Michigan, having been raised in Battle Creek area ( and south).  Have worked for both big concerns and smaller family owned businesses.  My passion is helping your business to grow!!.  
    Ann Baarman
    TCM Counseling
    Director of Development
    Bill Badran
    BandA Tech Solutions, LLC
    President
    Bill Badran, Technology Solutions Director, is the owner and operator of BandA Tech Solutions. Bill brings his passion, knowledge and over 16 years of experience in technology. In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his daughters and working on projects around the house.
    Robin Bartells
    Gordon Water Systems
    Sales, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator
    Gordon Water Systems is a local and family-owned business that has been treating West Michigan Water since 1973. Our passion is to enhance the quality of life at home and at work through better water. On top of treating water for residential, and commercial properties, we offer bottled water and coffee service to businesses in 13 counties throughout West Michigan. For additional information visit us at www.gordonwater.com.
    Steve Bensinger
    Guaranteed Rate
    VP of Mortgage Lending
    I opened the Holland, MI sales office for Guaranteed Rate in March 2015, knowing the West Michigan market is vibrant, diverse and attractive to buyers of primary residences, vacation homes and income-producing properties.  Guaranteed Rate began in Chicago in 2000 and are now nationally recognized as a Top-10 residential mortgage lender.  We are licensed in all 50 states and are happy to assist wherever your home financing needs take you!

    We feature industry-leading technology, a transparent and efficient loan process, reasonable fees and agressive pricing.  We offer: Conforming Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, FHA, FHA 203k, VA, USDA, Jumbo, Super Jumbo, Reverse Mortgages and loan programs designed to fit almost every situation.

    I'm available anytime to discuss your home loan needs, so please feel free to contact me!
    Lauren Boker
    Best Version Media
    pilot manager
    Sue Brandsen
    Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore, L.L.C.
    Association Broker/Realtor

    For most of us, our home represents our single largest asset, so the agent you choose to help you through the process of buying or selling is extremely important.  You want someone who will take this responsibility seriously, someone you can trust, and who will keep you informed every step of the way.  I want to be that agent - the real estate professional who will provide the personalized service you deserve and the results you need.

    My  background in market research/analysis, customer service and experience in building and remodeling combined with knowledge of the West Michigan real estate market will be used to provide you with an exceptional real estate experience.

    My real estate goal is simple:  not just to meet your real estate needs, but to exceed them with integrity,  expertise, and enthusiasm to the point that you will recommend me with confidence to your friends and family.

    Michele Chaney
    Consumers Credit Union
    Vice President, Lakeshore Markets

    Serving individuals and businesses in the greater West Michigan area with over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. As a financial advisor, my goal is to empower you to make knowledgeable and meaningful decisions with your money. My team and I take to the time to get to know you – your hopes, dreams, and goals, then we work with you to help you accomplish them!

    Tricia Cranmer
    Hope College
    Assistant Development Director, Development & Alumni Engagement
    Wayne DeBruyn
    J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC
    Wealth Advisor - CFP®
    Britt Delo
    Darlene DeWitt
    Consumers Credit Union
    Senior Business Development Representative

    This is Darlene Dewitt.  I work for Consumers Credit Union in their Consuners @ Work program. I am the Senior Business Development Representative for the Lakeshore region.  I love my job!  I am very active in my community.  I am a precinct Chairperson for the election board for the City of Holland.  I also sit on the board for the West MI Character Council. I was born in Cleveland OH; lived in Tennessee for 4 years; and have lived in Holland for many years.  I am married to my husband Dale.  He is a Yooper!  We do not have children but we do live our lives around our beagle, Daisy!  My favorite movie is Forrest Gump; my favorite food is Taco salad; my talent is I make an amazing Wet Burrito!  I do not have time to relax but when I do, I love to go to downtown Holland to our local coffee shop- JP’s and drink coffee!  I love politics!  My long term goal is to be an Elected Official.

    Brittany Dolly
    Sarah Fuhs
    Westwind Construction, Inc.
    Operations Manager
    For 40 years, clients have trusted Westwind to provide quality construction with planning, precision and passion.  Westwind has grown to be one of Midwest's premier construction companies, offering experience and expertise in a wide range of building sectors - commercial, industrial, national, residential, multi-family and historic renovation.  
    Joe Harbottle
    PeopleIT
    Business Development - Solutions Leader
    After 25 years in medical / surgical sales, a career change was in order. I was fortunate to connect up with ZBx Technology (Now PeopleIT) an IT firm in Zeeland, and utilize my business and sales knowledge to help them grow their business with increased sales and improved operational efficiencies.
    Each day is an opportunity to get better personally and professionally. Better yet is the opportunity to help others succeed by connecting them to beneficial resources and providing sound advice. 
    I am humbled and thankful to be networked with the West Coast Chamber and a fantstic professional community.
    Barb Hermanson
    SERVPRO of Holland/W. Ottawa County
    Marketing Representative
    Nolan Kamer
    Nolan Kamer Agency / Farm Bureau Insurance
    FB Trusted Advisor
    Nolan is a multi-line Insurance agent with Farm Bureau, focusing on Commercial, Life, Farm and Personal insurance. As a member of (NAIFA),  Nolan earned his securities license, Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations and passed the exams to become a Licensed Insurance Counselor (LIC).  He currently serves as an Elite Ambassador and the Chair for the Ambassador Leadership committee of the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce.  He is actively pursuing his Charter Life Underwriting (CLU) and Charter Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations.  Both his Holland and Zeeland offices have earned Farm Bureau's Blue Ribbon Office of Excellence award.  His title, FB Trusted Advisor, is an achievement that only the top 1% of Farm Bureau agents have attained.
    Stacy Segrist Kamphuis
    The Insurance Group ~ Stacy Segrist Kamphuis | Doug Kamphuis
    President
    29 years ago, after graduating with a minor in Theatre (and a Degree in Marketing), from the University of Evansville, in Indiana, I followed my Mentor into the Insurance Industry.   My Dad, Bill Segrist, was a living example of how you can live your values and Faith in the business world.   We started the Agency based on Customer Service is Our Priority, and 16 years later, it has proved to be the perfect fit.   We are one of the very few who specialize in both Medicare and Individual Healthcare, it can be confusing, and we want to help.  We believe in helping to make our Community the best that it can be.  We believe that you can enjoy life AND your job.   Doug and I have a Team of 11 Agents and Support Staff that are experienced, knowledgeable AND nice!  We are always ready to help with coffee, chocolate and smiles!
    Cheryl Kilinski
    Cheryl L Kilinski, Re/Max-Lakeshore
    Associate Broker
    I don't sell houses, I find people homes!  My mission is to help buyers find their new homes with the least amount of trouble and aggravation, to make the process as smooth as possible.  And to assist sellers in selling their properties for the most money, in the least amount of time with the smallest amount of hassle and annoyance.
    As a REALTOR(R) since 1991, I have continued to educate myself to stay on top of market conditions and all the laws, rules and regulations.  It is imperative that all transactions are handled ethically and completely.  You will not be done with me once an offer is accepted! We will follow through to the end of the closing and the keys are exchanged!  I will be your REALTOR(R) for life!
    Aris Knitter
    Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore, L.L.C.
    Realtor
    I am a lifelong resident of the Holland area and happy to be! We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area that offers so much to the community.

    My passion for our community helps in my work world when helping families find their first home, forever home, or empty nest home.
    Rebecca Lamper
    Community Choice Credit Union
    West Shore District Manager & Holland Member Center Manager
    With over twenty-five years of experience in banking I have the knowledge and background to help with all financial aspects for businesses and consumers.
     
    Hope Lesperance
    Edward Jones / Hope Lesperance, Financial Advisor
    Financial Advisor
    Preparing for your next step in life isn't easy! Utilizing a combination of experience, professionalism, and access to a variety of products and services, I can help you meet your long term goals with a plan customized for you.
    Kellie Lincourt
    Medilodge of Holland
    Community Liaison
    Tabitha Lohr
    Janet McNamara
    RE/MAX Lakeshore
    Realtor
    As a customer focused professional realtor I strive to go above and beyond for my clients.  I work with a team of experts, from lenders and home inspectors, to photographers and stagers, to provide a seamless experience in all aspects of buying or selling a home. It gives me great pleasure to help my clients find their dream home in our beautiful community of west Michigan, or to sell their current home enabling them to move on to the next chapter in their lives. 
    I am proud to be affiliated with RE/MAX Lakeshore a leader in real estate in West Michigan and across the United States. 
     
    Andrew Midgley
    VanDyk Mortgage Corporation
    Hello, my name is Andrew Midgley and I am the office manager for Caliber Home Loans. I specialize in purchase transactions and refinances. Caliber Home Loans is able to specialize in an advanced approach to the processing of a mortgage file effeciently because of our technology and our processing team. We also have a unique suite of loan products that is able to suit a variety of needs across all programs.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to me locally if you have any questions about Caliber Home Loans or would be interested in starting the loan process with Caliber Home Loans.

    Thanks!
    Russ Miller
    Rotary Club of Holland
    Past President
    Advisor and mentor to  business leaders and entrepreneurs with 45+ years of business, leadership and market development experience working with companies and leaders in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, including 20+ years living and working in Asia. A Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, a past officer and board member of Rotary Clubs in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, and the U.S.A. Charter Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Beijing China, Past Rotary International Special Assistant for China, Past District Membership Chairman for District 6290 and current Board Chair and Past-President for the Rotary Club of Holland, MI. 
    Tamara Milobinski
    First National Bank of Michigan
    VP- Commercial Lender
    Jerry Morlock
    AXIOS HR dba Staffing Inc. in Holland
    Director of Business Development/Lakeshore
    Kevin O'Keefe
    Chemical Bank
    Banking Center Manager
    Steve Pembleton
    Pembleton HR Consulting
    Owner
    Steve Pembleton is the owner and founder of Pembleton HR Consulting. Steve has spent his entire career helping others reach their full potential. Over his career, Steve has worked with successful executives, managers and individual performers. He has a unique ability to quickly help his clients clarify their goals; identify the roadblocks to achieving those goals and developing the strategies and tactics to reaching those goals

    Steve’s diverse experience in large and small companies, in a variety of sectors, across multiple borders, gives Steve the unique ability to create the exact solution to your issue. In addition to founding Pembleton HR Consulting, over the course of his career Steve has worked for 2 Fortune 100 companies, one small global manufacturing company, one of the Big 5 Management Consulting Firms and created 3 entrepreneurial startup companies.
    Raynetta Praest
    Five Star Real Estate Lakeshore, L.L.C.
    Associate Broker
    I am an Associate Broker at Five Star Real Estate and am a lifelong resident of Western Michigan’s Gold Coast.  This vibrant coast is a special place to all who live and vacation here. As a former educator in this beautiful area, it has been my practice to educate and empower my clients with information to help make informed real estate decisions.  So, when the time comes to make a change, remembering the needs of the whole family, in making a move as smooth as possible, is something that we will consider. My promise is to provide you with prompt and personalized service every step of the way.  It would be my pleasure to assist you in all of your real estate needs.

     
    Jesse Prins
    First National Bank of Michigan
    VP-Commercial Lender
    David Purnell
    DP Creative Audio, LLC
    Owner

    David Purnell produces the right audio for your media needs. Whether delivering creative, passionate soundtracks or recording and producing nationally-recognized podcasts, he delivers results that serve your audience and meet your goals. He does it the right way, respecting your time, team, and budget. Creativity, quality, and integrity; he's the right guy.

    Jennifer Reeves
    Gill Staffing
    Market Manager
    Dan Robertson
    Chemical Bank
    Commercial Loan Officer
    Tim Schreur
    Thomas Sharwarko
    Whiteford Wealth Management, Inc.
    Registered Representative
    My team and I provide ideal service while assisting individuals and small businesses to create a financial plan for life's changes. We can assist individuals with the finances behind college planning, newborn planning, unfortunate loss planning; and we specialize in assisting businesses and individuals approach retirement and maintain that plan throughout their retirement years.
    Lori Sweeney
    Vic Van Deventer
    Mary Van Vels
    Kim Vandermolen
    Lakeshore Family Chiropractic, PLC
    Practice Representative
    Carrie VanTil
    Andrew White
    Higher Health Chiropractic of Holland
    Owner/Head Doctor
    At Higher Health Chiropractic we help families and individuals reach their optimal health potential and facilitate their ability to accomplish goals on a daily basis. We do this by serving our patients with neurologically based, scientific, specific chiropractic care. At Higher Health Chiropractic we focus on families, pediatrics, and pregnancy because we know that healthy kids grow into healthy adults. The word "doctor" comes from a Latin word which means, "to teach." Our philosophy as a company is to create a welcoming and friendly environment that allows us to do our jobs as doctors to teach you about how your body functions. This education empowers our patients to take control of their healthcare and educate them that health is not a destination, but a journey of maintaining physical, spiritual, and emotional well being.  
    Donald Wilkinson
    Lacie Perkins

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