• Staff & Volunteers

  • Ambassadors

  • Tiffany McDonald

    Junior Treasury Management Officer, mBank

    Tiffany is the Junior Treasury Management Officer at mBank and the Chairperson of the Ambassadors Committee. She enjoys working with customers to find the best banking products and services to fit their needs. Tiffany noted that althought she's grown up in Gaylord, there is still a lot she doesn't know.

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "I became an ambassador because it has allowed me to get more involved with our community, and learn more about everything we have to offer. Being an ambassador allows me to watch Gaylord grow with a different look on things, I am so excited to be a part of such a growing and inspiring community!"

  • Leanna Suchey

    Business Development Manager for SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan 

    "I work with Insurance Agents, Insurance Adjusters and other businesses and make sure our company is on top of mind for them if they should ever suffer a property damage such as a fire or water damage, or are in need of any of our cleaning services or mold mitigation.  I hold my Property and Casualty  Insurance License which has helped me in relation to claim situations." 

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "I’m passionate about the business community and seeing it continue to thrive and want to  be involved with this growth!"

  • Amanda Apitz

    Commercial Loan Assistant at State Savings Bank

    Amanda, her husband Jon and daughter Olivia moved to Gaylord in 2017. The love of the outdoors all four seasons and close knit community is what brought them here. She and her family can be found riding their bikes around town, enjoying a local restaurant or at the lake fishing and kayaking.

    Why am I a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? “I want to meet people in the community that have the same interest in seeing our community thrive. As an Ambassador I can enhance and promote the activities and people of the Gaylord Area. This helps us all enjoy our quality of life and grows local businesses and organizations.”

  • Ashley Troumbly 

    Regional Vice President for Flexible Staffing.

    Born and raised in Gaylord. I have worked with Flexible for 5 ½ years now. I truly enjoy my job. There is nothing better than finding associates employment that fits their skills and experience. I currently sit on the Leadership Otsego County Steering Committee and try to volunteer as much as possible in the community. I reside in Gaylord, with my husband Michael and our two children Danika and Kaleb. 

    WHY you wanted to become an Ambassador? – I LOVE our community!!! The Chamber is an asset to Gaylord and I wanted to find other ways to become more involved. I look forward to working with this great group of people and getting to know and assist more people in our wonderful Alpine Village

  • Kari Jo Stefanski

    Sales and Leasing Consultant at Feeny Ford of Grayling

     I love my Alpine Village Gaylord Community.  I am proud to be part of the welcome committee as an Ambassador to all new organizations and businesses in our great Alpine Village.  Being part of   this community and supporting each other is important to all of our successes and future growth together.  If I haven’t got to know you yet, I look forward to meeting you soon!

  • Mary Bickley

    PMP Personnel Services as a Senior Account Executive

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "I Love people and being a Chamber Ambassador allows me to connect with our Ambassadors and many people in the Community, Celebrating Business Anniversaries and the Opening of new Businesses in the area is most gratifying . BAH, Connecting Women Events... there is so much to do and we are all so fortunate to live here!"

  • Angela Jewett

    Operations Manager, Family Plumbing & Heating

    I was born and raised in Gaylord, Michigan and worked for my dads company Family Plumbing and Heating part time while I was a senior in high school.

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "To help around the community and support local businesses."

  • Angielena Muellenberg

    Owner/operator of Snowbelt Brewing Company 

    Snowbelt is a small local downtown Brewery & Eatery with a family friendly, fun casual ambiance. Angielena and her husband Nathan/Brewer of Snowbelt Brewing Company, "always like to partner with other businesses and support local".

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "I am a Gaylord Ambassador because I like to be involved and help out the community that I call home and love.  Always an advocate for Gaylord and being supportive of each other."

  • Daphne Cousineau

    Owner, Up North Paddlesports, LLC

    Daphne is a Charleston, SC native but she grew up in Atlanta,GA. She moved to Gaylord in 2001 where she enjoys volunteering and has been involved with some non-profits like the Otsego Community Foundation, Red Cross, OMH, Friendship Shelter, the Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and many more.

    Why are you a chamber Ambassador? "I enjoy meeting people and making new connections because I believe it leads to a stronger community. My goal with Up North Paddlesports is to ensure both visitors and residents have the best possible experience so that they make a connection with our community and continue to return, which helps build all of our businesses".

     

  • Toni Straughen

    Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

    Toni has been with Edward Jones for over a year. If you know Toni, you know that she's from a large Polish family that values tradition. Toni is a self-described social butterfly and the middle child which she accredits for her great listening skills.

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "As a transplant to Gaylord I felt instantly welcomed and at ease when I moved here. From the start I could tell we had an innovative and dedicated Chamber of Commerce, I knew I wanted to be involved with helping our community flourish."

  • Ann Campbell

    Sales & Service Representative, AAA Michigan

    Ann has been in the Sales & Service industry since 2003. She's married to Randy and has 2 adult daughters that are both RN’s and live in the surrounding area.  She's also a member of Saint Mary’s Cathedral and enjoys spending her free time in the Upper Peninsula.

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador? "Although we are a growing community I would like to help portray Gaylord as welcoming community, a home town feel.  To help welcome new businesses and serve our community."

  • Jessica Hayes

    Office Manager, NuEnergy Operating, Inc.

    Jessica has twenty plus years of experience in her field and started in Oil & Gas in 2018. Jessica makes it a priority to live in the moment and always carries herself with a positive attitude and a smile. She's also a board member for TACKLE (Together Against Cancer Kept Local Everyday).

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador?  "I wanted to be a part of something to make our community great and this seemed like a great fit."

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