2020欧洲杯在线投注

Faculty & Staff Bios

Teaching Faculty

Becca Dymond - Provost; Learning Skills Department Chair; and Learning Specialist

Becca Dymond - Provost; Learning Skills Department Chair; and Learning Specialist

231-334-5886
bdymond@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Becca Dymond took on the newly created role of Provost in 2019. As Provost Becca is responsible for organized and integrated management of the “student experience”; the Academic program, Residential Life program, and Student Counseling Office. Becca will also continue to act as the Learning Skills Department Chair, and will work with seniors as a Learning Skills Teacher.

2020欧洲杯在线投注Becca has been with The Leelanau School since 2010. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Learning. Becca came to Leelanau with her husband, a Leelanau alum, and they both continue to embrace the opportunity to serve this fantastic school and it’s extraordinary students alongside the most dedicated team of colleagues imaginable. “It was a serendipitous journey that brought us to Leelanau, but it is the continued tradition of helping wonderful teens find their footing on each of their exceptional paths that keeps us here.”

Elizabeth Blondia - Humanities Department Chair; Government, History, and English

Elizabeth Blondia - Humanities Department Chair; Government, History, and English

231-645-8899
eblondia@villasdbali.com

Elizabeth Blondia began her teaching career at the Leelanau School over two decades ago. Elizabeth is the chair of the Humanities Department. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University and her Master’s Degree in Education from DePaul University. Elizabeth is married to Joe Blondia (science teacher) and has two children, Kate and Jamie. She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, travelling, and playing viola. These interests have fostered her passion for teaching at The Leelanau School.

Joe Blondia - Science and History

Joe Blondia - Science and History

231-360-0904
jblondia@villasdbali.com

Joe Blondia has been teaching for over two decades, and has been teaching science at The Leelanau School since 1995. Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Grand Valley State University, his Master’s Degree in Education from Nazareth College and did post-graduate studies in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. Joe is married to Elizabeth (Humanities chair) and has two children, Kate and Jamie. Joe enjoys cooking, travel, and music, and is passionate about hunting and fishing.

Nancy Gray - English Adjunct Faculty

Nancy Gray - English Adjunct Faculty

231-334-5886
ngray@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Nancy Gray is a current college professor teaching at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City. She also teaches the course Search for Meaning at Leelanau, which is aligned with the Search For Meaning course offered at NMC, and is a college dual enrollment oppotunity for Leelanau students. Her college instructional experience and expertise bring a true “honors” focus to this course. She is dynamic and engaging. Nancy is also a Leelanau parent.

Bruce Hood - Science Department Chair; Science and Ceramics

Bruce Hood - Science Department Chair; Science and Ceramics

231-883-4772
bhood@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Bruce Hood is the chair of the Science Department and has been teaching science for 24 years, 23 of them at The Leelanau School. Bruce received his Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of New Hampshire, his Teaching Certification from Northern Michigan University, and his Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University in Animal Behavior. Bruce lives with his wife, Laura, on a cooperative farm in Cedar, where they have horses, pigs, chickens and family gardens. He has two children, Ian and Jessie. Bruce says, “I spend as much time as I can fly fishing and hunting for woodcock and grouse in the fall.”

Laura Hood - Music

Laura Hood - Music

231-645-5351
lhood@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Laura Hood is the chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and teaches music at the Leelanau School. Laura has been on the faculty at Leelanau since 1993, and lived on campus in the dorms for her first 12 years of teaching. She has a BA from Michigan State University in both the French Horn and Guitar. Laura is a member of the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra, the Manitou Winds, and plays music with her daughter in a folk group called “Da Sista Hood”. Laura lives on an intentional community farm in Cedar with her husband Bruce and their English Setter, “Blue”. Laura has two children, Ian and Jessie, who are now young adults following their passions and dreams. Laura’s motto for teaching at the Leelanau School continues to be, “Never an average day, always an amazing school,” and this is what keeps her passionate about her teaching and being a part of this wonderful Leelanau community.

AJ Guertin - Theater

AJ Guertin - Theater

aguertin@villasdbali.com

AJ Guertin has an incredible background in drama and dance instruction. He previously served as both a touring member and instructor with The Young Americans Theatre; promoting teamwork, confidence and youth development through the process of performance. He has numerous acting and producing credits to his name, both locally and nationally. He is also a popular and experienced radio host and pod-caster who has earned awards for programming and community involvement.

Kaz McCue - Visual Art

Kaz McCue - Visual Art

231-499-2523
kmccue@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Kaz McCue is a Visual Arts Instructor and advisor for the Signpost, Leelanau’s annual yearbook. He has been teaching since 1993 and he has been with The Leelanau School since 2012. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus. Kaz is an experienced artist, curator, arts administrator and educator who brings a diversity of expertise to his teaching. As a professional artist, Kaz is known as a storyteller who works in a variety of media. He serves as the Artistic Director for Michigan’s Legacy Art Park. Over the past five years he has focused on collaborative projects where teens have had the opportunity to get involved in his creative studio practice.

Cal Meyers - Math

Cal Meyers - Math

231-357-7642
cmeyers@villasdbali.com

Cal Meyers has a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and is a native of Traverse City. He has had the opportunity to teach in several academic disciplines including Geography, German, Science and, of course, Math, but especially loves teaching at Leelanau because of the freedom teachers have to teach and the small class sizes. Cal previously taught in Traverse City Area Public Schools where he also coached football, wrestling, and track. Cal also spent many summers as a camp counselor in Upstate New York.

Jay Meyers - Math

Jay Meyers - Math

231-357-2941
jmeyers@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Jay Meyers started teaching the Lego Mindstorms Robotics class during Winter Term in 2016 and has been here as a math teacher ever since. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education, specializing in Integrated Science and minoring in Mathematics from Central Michigan University. Jay is an outdoorsmen and enjoys assisting with skiing and snowboarding in the winter and running the fishing club in the fall.

Cris Pina-Gautier - Learning Specialist

Cris Pina-Gautier - Learning Specialist

231-920-5558
cpina@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Cris Pina-Gautier is a Learning Specialist. He holds a Masters in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Licenciate in Clinical Psychology from Universidad Pedro Henrique Urena in the Dominican Republic. He also attended City College of New York and Long Island University. Cris says, “I have yet to encounter a student who can’t learn. I have chosen to do what I do and love being a teacher. I am grateful that a school like Leelanau School exists. Yes, I am competitive. Yes, I don’t believe in giving less than 100%, but I am patient to help others achieve their goals.”

Kim Speicher - Spanish

Kim Speicher - Spanish

765-524-5657
kspeicher@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Kim Speicher has been teaching Speanish since 1979 and has been with The Leelanau School since 2006. She received both her Bachelors in Spanish and Masters in Education Degrees from Purdue University. Kim often takes students on service learning trips aboard during Winter Term. Kim says, “I love to travel and take students along. Leelanau County is my favorite place in the world, so teaching at The Leelanau School is great. When I am not at school I like to read, kayak, sail, hike, and spend time with my family and friends.”

Norm Wheeler - Faculty Emeritus, Astronomy

Norm Wheeler - Faculty Emeritus, Astronomy

2020欧洲杯在线投注Norm Wheeler taught full-time at the Leelanau School for 33 years. While retired as a full-time teacher, Norm returns from time-to-time to teach an Astronomy class to Leelanau students (and other local area students), and to be invovled with Poetry Out Loud, muscial performances, etc. He has a BA from Olivet College in English and Physics and an MA in English Literature from Drake University. Norm plays trumpet/flugelhorn in several bands and performs “spoken word” poetry and stories. He has a wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

Elizabeth Wolterink - English and Humanities

Elizabeth Wolterink - English and Humanities

231-334-5800
ewolterink@villasdbali.com

Elizabeth Wolterink holds a PhD and MA in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Psychology, and a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Cinema. She has been recognized with honors and awards for her research and academic leadership. She is a popular educator, guest lecturer, and freelance editor. She has been invested in the education of adolescents by writing experiential curriculum, tutoring, and providing college preparation services. She is celebrated in the local (Traverse City) community for her impact on area youth, the positive relationship she develops with students, and her ability to engage deep thinking and creative enthusiasm.

Elizabeth is also experienced in martial arts, comparative religions, ESL, gender studies, cultural studies, film studies, psychology, and facilitating wilderness experiences.

Barbara Zyren - Learning Specialist

Barbara Zyren - Learning Specialist

586-206-7457
bzyren@villasdbali.com

Barbara Zyren is a Learning Specialist at The Leelanau School and joined the school after 34 years of teaching experience in Michigan Public Schools as a General/Special Education Teacher, English as a Second Language Coordinator, and Reading Specialist. Coach Barb received a Educational Specialist Certification from Wayne State University, a Master of Arts from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Nazareth College. In her “free time” she works as a private Cognitive Therapist for children and adults with closed head injuries and as a private Reading Coach for children and adults seeking remediation or enrichment. She believes that students should be given the opportunity to discover their strengths, build their confidence, and enhance their cognitive skills. Coach Barb feels that inspiring young people to become life long learners is an honor and a privilege and after meeting her you will see that teaching is her passion. In 2015, she and her husband, Jerry, moved from Royal Oak to Suttons Bay to fulfill a life long dream of living in Northern Michigan.


Residential Life Faculty

Anika Eisenstat - Coordinator of Residential Life and Athletic Director

Anika Eisenstat - Coordinator of Residential Life and Athletic Director

978-844-1127
aeisenstat@villasdbali.com

Anika Eisenstat brings coordination, problem solving, and innovation to the Residential Life experience. Anika’s background in Youth Development, commitment to Leelanau, and endless energy allow us all to be more alert and responsive to student and school needs. Anika also uses her passion for athletics to continuously enhance our school athlectic program. Anika graduated with her B.S. in Youth Development and a minor in Athletic Coaching from Springfield College.

Jason Coleman - Head of Kindel House

Jason Coleman - Head of Kindel House

jcoleman@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Jason Coleman came to Leelanau from Colorado, with many years of experience in youth development and adventure programming. He has supervised educational and recreational programming across the country. Earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, and working with Boys and Girls Clubs of America, various YMCA adventure programs, and public schools. Jason has developed leadership expertise in mentoring, team building, outdoor education, and youth enrichment programs. Jason is ideally suited to support our students, extend our residential programming, and enrich the Leelanau experience.

Jessie Fales - Kindel House Parent

Jessie Fales - Kindel House Parent

269-267-1686
jfales@villasdbali.com

Jessie Fales was born and raised in Kalamazoo and is a life-long Michigander. She graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School, and studied English literature and creative writing at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. While earning her BFA, she worked closely with youth in a variety of settings: she has years of experience as a teacher’s assistant for English courses through the Academically Talented Youth Program, she served as a writing center consultant at WMU, and she also coached lacrosse. Jess grew up camping, hiking, and kayaking on the Leelanau Peninsula, and lives on a farm in Northport when school is not in session. When she isn’t adventuring with her one-year-old Golden Retriever named Gimli, she’s usually found behind a book or a camera, and always with a cup of coffee in hand.

Amie Lipscomb - Kindel House Parent

Amie Lipscomb - Kindel House Parent

alipscomb@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Amie Lipscomb has been a member of the Leelanau community for many years. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing and serves as a house parent in Pinebrook House. Amie knows and cares for our students with great sincerity and embraces the Leelanau mission with her whole heart.

Chris Lipscomb - Head of Pinebrook House

Chris Lipscomb - Head of Pinebrook House

919-601-7860
clipscomb@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Chris Lipscomb began working at The Leelanau School in 2012, along with his wife, Amie, after a career with the National Park Service, where he worked as a Park Ranger in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. He has been in Residential Life ever since, starting out as a House Parent in Kindel, and now serving as the Head of Pinebrook House and as a Head of Campus. He and Amie have two dogs, Ajax and Buford, who do their fair share helping out on campus by playing or cuddling with the students.

Elijah Nykamp - Cochran House Parent

Elijah Nykamp - Cochran House Parent

616-298-6570
enykamp@villasdbali.com

Elijah Nykamp earned degrees in General Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education from Hope College. While at Hope, Elijah supervised a residential life team, supporting both staff and student development. In that role, he initiated processes to promote social and physical wellness, provided educational experiences, and counseled students. In the past year, Elijah has been teaching youth and acting as department head for an international school in Ibadan, Nigeria. Elijah is excited about the opportunity to develop a communal sense of belonging, provide individual support, and actively engage with the students of Leelanau.

Katrina Schafer - Pinebrook House Parent

Katrina Schafer - Pinebrook House Parent

kschafer@villasdbali.com

Katrina Schafer serves as a House Parent in Pinebrook House. She has a BS in Freshwater Science and Sustainability from Western Michigan University and has worked as a volunteer at the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador;
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Hubert, NC; and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, which included work with young children.

Spencer Seaman - Head of Cochran House and House Parent

Spencer Seaman - Head of Cochran House and House Parent

810-841-7207
sseaman@villasdbali.com

Spencer Seaman graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Environmental Health Science and Gender & Health. Spencer has also been worked at various campus and hospice programs and has been a nanny for young children. Spencer is enthusiastic about working with teens in such an amazingly beautiful location as the Leelanau School.

Kelsey Barnes - Pinebrook House Parent and Greenhouse and Gardening Coordinator

Kelsey Barnes - Pinebrook House Parent and Greenhouse and Gardening Coordinator

248-917-1343
kbarnes@villasdbali.com

Kelsey Barnes holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, specializing in Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth. She was a resident assistant at Hope College and has experience with several camps and internship programs counseling children and developing curriculum. Over the years, Kelsey has spent many summers and breaks in Leelanau County and has developed many connections to the local community and in 2019, assumed the responsibilities for our Greenhouse and Gardening initiative, funded by a grant from the Allen Foundation. Caring for our students and enriching our program both in the dorms and in the dirt is what Kelsey does.


Nursing Staff

Angel Maritz, RN - Coordinator of Health Services

Angel Maritz, RN - Coordinator of Health Services

231-334-5836
amaritz@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Angel Maritz is the Coordinator of Health Services and is a Registered Nurse with more than a decade of nursing experience. Prior to her time at Leelanau, Angel worked at Munson Medical Center in Cardiothoracic Care, Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, and Maternity. Angel has worked with interdisciplinary teams, has supervised LPNs and CNAs, and has been a mentor to first-year nursing students and Critical Care Interns. As she is a wife and a mother to 2 children, in her role at Leelanau, Angel enjoys the direct one-on-one relationships she builds with students.

Alice Montie, RN

Alice Montie, RN

231-334-5836
amontie@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Alice Montie is one of the school R.N.’s. She has been an practicing RN since 1984 when she graduated from Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. She has been with The Leelanau School since 2007. Alice has also been a Yoga Instructor for over 20 years, certified through American Viniyoga Institute and Union Yoga. Yoga became a passion after her first child was born. Alice believes it is a perfect complement to her work here at The Leelanau School.

Laura Nemeskal, RN

Laura Nemeskal, RN

231-334-5836
lnemeskal@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Laura Nemeskal completed her BSN at the Medical University of South Carolina, and then moved back to northern Michigan to enjoy living, working, and playing in beautiful Leelanau County. Laura looks forward to coming to work and ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment for all of the students here at the Leelanau school. After years of working with the geriatric population and spending some time in critical care settings, she is happy to be part of such a collaborative team of wonderful staff.

Libby Stanton, RN

Libby Stanton, RN

231-334-5836
lstanton@villasdbali.com

Libby Stanton is a Registered Nurse who joined Leelanau in the fall of 2018. She loves the natural environment that is the Leelanau campus and thouroughly enjoys the realtionships she is able to create with the students in such a close-knit community.


Administrative Staff

Robert Hansen - Head of School

Robert Hansen - Head of School

231-334-5834
rhansen@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Robert Hansen graduated from the University of Illinois in 1987 with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry. He enjoyed a productive career as research chemist and project manager at the Pharmacia-Upjohn company in Kalamazoo. After 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry, both Rob and his wife Jennifer went back to school to pursue higher degrees in order to achieve careers closer to their heart; Rob as a teacher and Jennifer as a botanist. Rob obtained teacher certification in 1999 and began his new career at Bullock Creek High School in Midland. He completed his Master in Education from Aquinas College in 2001. Rob successfully implemented a student centered approach to learning and assessment that proved highly effective and popular with students and families. He was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by the greater Midland community. In addition to teaching, he served the community as curriculum coordinator and accreditation chair.

As Rob and Jennifer considered educational options for their young son, they became frustrated with what they viewed as the curiosity killing practice of their local schools. They searched and discovered the vibrant independent school community that existed in the Grand Traverse region. In 2003, the Hansen Family relocated to Traverse City and enrolled their son, Daniel, in a local independent elementary school, Pathfinder. At that time, JD Friley was the head of the Pathfinder School. While being active parents at The Pathfinder School, Rob served as the Middle School and High School Science teacher at Northport Public Schools, inventing and delivering the curriculum to all students with engaging activities and a highly individualized support structure. At Northport, he also served as district curriculum director, school improvement director, and class advisor. He led the school’s learning community and delivered professional development to the staff. In 2007 he was recognized as the Outstanding Person in Education in Northport. He increasingly became involved in regional initiatives. In 2008, he joined the Instructional Services Team at Traverse Bay Intermediate School District as the Instructional Technology Integration Specialist. He also developed data systems that informed instruction and enabled teachers to better server the diversity of learners present in any classroom. He became very active in all the schools in the five-county region, working to change the status quo of education. In 2010, Rob assumed the supervisory role of the Instructional Service Team. He focused the team’s effort on providing professional development activities on teaching for critical thinking, problem solving, and instructional design. He frequently presented at state conferences and served on state committees. During this period, Rob also served on the Board of Trustees of The Pathfinder School. This eventually evolved into Rob becoming the Head of School at Pathfinder, where he served for 6 years. In 2015, Rob was recognized with the Outstanding Educator Award for the Traverse Bay Area. In 2018 Rob accepted the opportunity to become Head of School at the Leelanau School. In this new role Rob has the opportunity to continue his work with students in the secondary setting, focusing on experiential education, individualized learning, and assuring students thrive and not just survive in school.

Catherine Creighton - Director of Admissions

Catherine Creighton - Director of Admissions

231-334-5826
ccreighton@villasdbali.com
2020欧洲杯在线投注 Catherine Creighton has both personal and professional experience in independent schools and boarding schools, as well as college admissions. Her expertise spans recruitment, admissions, and financial aid. Prior to her work in the Admissions Office, Catherine developed a passion for the significance of residential life programming while serving as a Residence Hall Counselor and Residence Hall Manager.

Catherine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Education, with a double major in Art and English with a Creative Writing Emphasis and a Certificate in Celtic Studies.

2020欧洲杯在线投注Catherine has an ardent enthusiasm for schooling and a belief that, in her role, she can have a lasting and positive effect on the life of a child and the health of a family.

Virginia Deisler - Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources

Virginia Deisler - Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources

231-334-5896
gdeisler@villasdbali.com

Virginia “Ginny” Deisler is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources for the The Leelanau School. Ginny joined the School in 2014, and prior to that she was the owner and lead advisor for her own bookkeeping company, served as CFO of an electrical contracting business for more than 20 years and worked for major accounting firms earlier in her career. Ginny is a CPA and is a Graduate of Alma College. She has two grown daughters, and one high school aged son. In her spare time she coaches the Varsity Equestrian team at Traverse City St. Francis and is an avid reader.

Michael Jarvis - Dean of Students

Michael Jarvis - Dean of Students

231-313-2989
mjarvis@villasdbali.com

Michael Jarvis has been with The Leelanau School since 2001 and has worked in numerous roles, most recently as the School Counselor and College Advisor. In 2019-2020, Michael took on the role of Dean of Students with the intention of developing and maintaining a positive climate on campus. As Dean, Michael’s role spans the Academic, Residential, and Health Services program. Michael’s experience at Leelanau has always been in advancing our mission though focus on our students. Michael’s wife Lynne serves as the Director of Food Services at Leelanau as well.

Katlyn Martin - School Counselor and College Adviser

Katlyn Martin - School Counselor and College Adviser

231-334-5840
kmartin@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Katlyn Martin hails from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with her Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Counseling. Her academic and career interests include positive youth development and experiential education, both of which stem from her time working at Waycross Camp and Conference Center in southern Indiana. Additionally, Katlyn has experience with culturally responsive teaching from her work in higher education student services. Katlyn values The Leelanau School’s unique educational approach. Katlyn completed her undergraduate education at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and then moved to Montreal, Quebec, where she attended McGill University, and received her Master of Arts (MA) in Education.

Kristie McCaw - Director of Marketing and Communications

Kristie McCaw - Director of Marketing and Communications

231-334-5831
kmccaw@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Kristie McCaw is the Director of Marketing and Communications. She graduated from Leelanau in 1999 and has a BA from Finlandia University. She credits the Leelanau School for solidifying a deep love of the outdoors and for making her a citizen the world. After leaving Leelanau, she lived and traveled both domestically and abroad, but she and her husband chose to come back home to Leelanau County in 2005 to start a family, and now has two boys. She enjoys being active, reading, writing, and singing. And was a member of Leelanau’s Mighty Snappy music group during her time at the school.

Kate Olson - Director of Development

Kate Olson - Director of Development

231-334-5841
kolson@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Kate Olson has vast experience with securing support for independent schools, both in fund raising and friend raising. In her past work, she has managed historically significant campaigns, cultivated relationships with benefactors, administered scholarship funds, created data systems, produced materials, and coordinated countless events. She has served in Admissions, Alumni, and Development roles for both secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Kate is a graduate of Oberlin College with a BA in Religion with concentrations in Music History and Studio Art.

Jen Parker - Administrative Assistant and Registrar

Jen Parker - Administrative Assistant and Registrar

231-334-5800
jparker@villasdbali.com

2020欧洲杯在线投注Jen Parker is the Administrative Assistant, Leelanau School Registrar, LeeShop Manager and Student Travel Coordinator. She has been with The Leelanau School since 2010. Jen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University and is a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a cheerleader for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills in 1998 and has been the cheerleading coach for Glen Lake Community School since 2011. Jen has two athletic teenage sons and they all love living in Northern Michigan and feel extremely fortunate to be a part of The Leelanau Family.


Staff

Lynne Brach - Director of Food Services

Lynne Brach - Director of Food Services

231-334-5851
lbrach@villasdbali.com

Lynne Brach is the Food Service Director at The Leelanau School. She has been in the food business for over 30 years and has been with the School since 2012. She attended Calvin College, College of the Atlantic, and NMC Culinary School. Lynne also spent a semester at sea with Hurricane Island Outward Bound. Lynne says, “Cooking has been my passion for more than 3 decades. I have cooked on bike tours across the US, at retreats in New Mexico, for a canoe tripping camp in Canada, at the Traverse City Children’s House school, and at Oryana Natural Foods Co-op in Traverse City.’ Lynne has two grown children “whom I find endlessly interesting,” and her husband, Michael, is the Dean of Students at Leelanau. Lynne loves to ski, run, travel, and backpack with with her husband and amazing dog.

Rob Dymond - Coordinator of Auxiliary Programs, Technology, and Campus Safety

Rob Dymond - Coordinator of Auxiliary Programs, Technology, and Campus Safety

231-334-5005
rdymond@villasdbali.com

Rob Dymond graduated from Leelanau School in 2000 and started working at school in the fall of 2010. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Manchester College in 2007. Rob loves the “great outdoors” and especially enjoys spending time with his wife, Becca, who serves as Provost at Leelanau, and his son in the amazing Leelanau School community.

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