The Block


Andy Buelow, President/CEO
Karen Mueller O’Neill, VP of Development & Marketing
Maris Myers, Patron Services Manager
Megan James, Marketing & Design Manager
Gabe Slimko, VP Operations,
Sherrie Tower, Finance and Facilities Manager
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
Kevin Even, Treasurer
Peter Brown
Ryan W. Bryker
Jan L. Deur
Larry Fife
Kimberly L. Hammond, CFP, CIMA, C(k)P
Amy Hosford
Dr. Dale Nesbary
Michael Olthoff
Emma Peterson