Camp Fish Tales Board of Directors
Karl Ieuter – Chair
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Karl has served as Chair of Camp Fish Tales since 2015. He is the owner of Ieuter Insurance Group in Midland, Michigan. Karl lives in Sanford, Michigan with his wife Julie, and their three daughters. He is very involved in the nonprofit community helping serve on many nonprofit boards including the Children’s Trust Fund Board, Reece Endeavor, Midland Chamber, and his Church’s board. He has been honored as United Way’s Young Leader of the Year, Junior Achievement, Rising Star, and Leadership Midland’s, Leader of the Year.
Jennifer Page – Vice Chair
Jennifer is a native of Midland, Michigan and a graduate of Bullock Creek High School and Central Michigan University. She has been involved with the Camp Fish Tales board since 2016 and currently serves as Vice Chair. Jennifer is also on the Marketing/Fundraising Committee. She is the Director of the Kirtland Foundation at Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, Michigan. Before Kirtland, she was the Business and Community Relations Specialist for Disability Network of Mid-Michigan. Jennifer lives in Hope, Michigan with her two sons.
Sue Jensen – Treasurer
Sue is the Director of Finance of the Bay Area Community Foundation since 2011. She has been a resident of Bay County, Michigan since 1987. Sue is married with three sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren of which one is disabled. She has served on the board since 2016, currently as Treasurer. Sue also serves on the Finance, Governance, and Grant Committees.
Lynn Frederick, Secretary
Lynn is a native of the Saginaw area and is the newest member of the board, joining in May 2017. She graduated from SVSU in 2011 where she went on to work in Orlando, FL for Walt Disney World and Marriott Vacations Worldwide. She currently works for her family business, Champagne & Marx Excavating Inc in Saginaw. Champagne & Marx has been a supporter of Camp Fish Tales for more than 20 years which is how Lynn came to be involved.
Mike is co-Chairman on the Building Committee at Camp Fish Tales. He is an active member of the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus in Essexville. He is involved in the United Way of Saginaw where he assists with ramp building projects for the home-bound. Mike also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity on various projects, has coached youth wrestling for ten years, and continues to participate and/or lead various fundraisers.
Mike has held a variety of construction jobs through Iron Workers Local 25 where he became a Journeyman Iron Worker. He has worked on a variety of construction projects including nuclear power plants, the Big 3 (GM, Chrysler, Ford) and multi-story construction projects. Since 2013, Mike has been the Iron Worker Local 25 Upstate Business Agent. In addition, he is currently the Vice President of the Northern Building Trades and a Trustee on the Tri-County Building Trades.
Mike was born in Bay City and raised in Essexville and comes from a large Catholic family of 12 children. He enjoys spending time with his family and is happily married to his wife Jennifer of 23 years and they have three children together. Mike graduated from Garber High School and attended Delta College. Mike is an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper and truly enjoys the outdoors!
Shannon has served on the Camp Fish Tales board since January 2016. She received her Bachelors of Science in Special Education and Psychology in April 1998 from Grand Valley State University and her Masters of Education in April 2002 from Saginaw Valley State University. Shannon was a special education teacher in the Bullock Creek School District from 1998 until 2007.
Shannon has been a volunteer with many regional charity organizations such as Camp Fish Tales and Make-A-Wish. She resides in Midland, Michigan with her husband and their three children.
Jan is the Executive Director of the Arc of Midland. She was born and raised in Midland, Michigan. Jan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley University where she majored in Business Administration and Psychology. Prior to joining the Arc, Jan worked for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan as a Direct Care Worker and then as the Group Home Manager.
Jan has served on the Michigan Quality Community Care Council and is a past member of the board of The Reece Endeavor and Community Corrections. A Rotarian, Jan serves as the district inbound youth exchange coordinator, overseeing the exchange of 14 teens from around the world. She has been a member of the Camp Fish Tales board since 2017.
Judy has been on the board of Camp Fish Tales since the summer of 2016. Judy is a licensed clinical Social Worker in private practice with offices in Midland and Saginaw, MI. She has years of past experience working in rehabilitation settings and is a certified brain injury specialist. She and her husband, Andy Swihart, reside in Midland, Michigan and have 4 adult children.
John Mclelland III
John is the Chief Financial Officer of the Arnold Center, Inc. of Midland. He has been involved with non-profit agencies in varying roles for over 35 years. He has also been involved in many volunteer activities in the community, including being a Scoutmaster, High School Varsity Coach, and managing a youth bowling league.
John lives in Midland, Michigan with his wife Jacqui, and their twin sons, Jacob and Joshua. He joined the Camp Fish Tales board in 2017.
Corinne M. Provoast
Corinne is the newest member of the Camp Fish Tales family, having joined the board of directors in February, 2017. She is a staunch champion for the rights of childhood, regardless of ability and age. A professional working in the insurance business since 2001, she currently specializes in health insurance packages aligned to the need and budget of her clients.
Corinne is active in regional community programs ranging from Jaycees, Mothers of Preschoolers, the GLBR Heart Walk and Zonta. Corinne, with husband Tom and children, reside in Midland, Michigan.
Kristin Riddle grew up in Lisbon, Iowa and received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 2000 – Go Cyclones! She and her husband moved to Midland 17 years ago and have three daughters. Kristin is the Design Manager at Three Rivers Corporation in Midland. Along with being a registered architect she is also a LEED Accredited Professional through the US Green Building Council where she encourages “green” design.
Kristin in a member of Midland Young Professionals, Leadership Midland Alumni Association, and Architect Rep for the West Main Street Historical Commission in Midland. She also serves as a mentor to high school and college students in the field of architecture. In addition, she and her family are active in the annual holiday Midland County Salvation Army Adopt-a -Family program. Kristin joined the Camp Fish Tales board in 2017.
Sally is retired from Dow Chemical. She has three grown children, several grandchildren, and lives in Bay City, Michigan. She has served on the Camp Fish Tales board for three years and is also on both the Finance and Grounds Committees.
Jimmy has been a board member since 1993. He attended the inaugural camp and ever since has spent part of each summer at Camp Fish Tales. Jimmy volunteers as a camp representative at several area events and functions and is very passionate about fundraising for the camp scholarship program.
Thomas N. Thelen
Tom has been a long-time supporter of Camp Fish Tales, joining the board in November 2014 and currently serves as Chairman of the Grounds & Building Committee. Tom is the founder and owner of Thelen Auto Group, Bay Lanes, and JPM Auto Sales since 1977. The business is presently run by his three sons, Joe, Pat, and Mike and employees more than 225 staff. Tom and Joyce, his wife of 54 years, live in Bay City, Michigan.