Camp Fish Tales Executive Board
Corinne M. Provoast, President
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.
Karl Ieuter, Vice President
Karl 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.
John McClelland III, Treasurer
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.
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.
Camp Fish Tales Board Members
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!
Shane Forfar is from Owosso, Michigan and currently resides in Midland with his wife and daughter. Shane works for Greater Midland Community Center where he is a Program Manager and Summer Camp Director. Shane joined the Camp Fish Tales Board in 2019 and currently sits on the Marketing/Fundraising and Board Governance Committees. Shane has worked for non-profits since he was 16 years old with the YMCA, City Parks and Recreation and Greater Midland.
I was born and raised in Bay City, MI. I attended Michigan State University where I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Environmental Economics and Policies. Currently I work for Trinseo in Midland as a Supply Chain Planner. I was involved in volunteer activities at the camp in college. I also worked in Pinconning for the last 3 years and recognize the potential for local businesses in that community to get involved with the camp.
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.
Camp Fish Tales Staff Members
Shannon is the executive director of Camp Fish Tales. She received her Bachelor 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.