The Block


Andy Buelow, President/CEO
Sherrie Tower, Finance and Facilities Manager
Kate McClure, Patron Services Manager
Keely Payne, Art Director/Marketing Coordinator
Gabe Slimko, VP Operations,
Karen Vander Zanden, Director of Education and Corporate Engagement

To reach The Block’s administrative offices call 231.726.3231 or email

Block Advisory Board

Emma Torresen Chair
Josh Silvis Secretary
Jason Olthoff Treasurer
Marquis Childers
April Jendrasiak
Don Kalisz
LaShelle Mikesell
Brian R. Leibrandt
Kenneth Robison
Kerri VanderHoff

Board of Directors

Susan Cloutier Crain Chair
Paul R. Jackson Secretary and Immediate Past Chair
Ryan W. Bryker Treasurer
Peter Brown
Jan L. Deur
Pat Donahue
Kevin Even
Kimberly L. Hammond, CFP, CIMA, C(k)P
Dr. Dale Nesbary
Michael Olthoff
Mary L. Price
Dr. Alan Steinman