• Staff & Volunteers

  • Ambassadors

  • Tiffany McDonald

    Treasury Management Associate, Nicolet National Bank

    Tiffany is the Treasury Management Associate at Nicolet National Bank 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 although 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!"

  • 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

  • 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.”

  •   Donna Stubenvoll

      Associate Broker

      Coldwell Banker   

      Schmidt

      Real Estate is my career, not a hobby. I became licensed in 1989 and received my Associate Brokers License in 2003. I am a full time agent that believe in     good communication. I believe that it is important to be available for my clients. If I am with another client when you reach out, I will call you back within a few hours . I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 4. Family and Community are important to me!

    Why are you an Ambassador? First and foremost is: I love Gaylord! By helping business grow, we all grow. I love when people succeed in life and the Gaylord Chamber helps business do that! 

  • 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."

  • Mike Cwik

    Kiwanis Club of Gaylord - Treasurer

    Mike is the Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Gaylord and The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a retired accountant from Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital. 

    Why are you a Chamber Ambassador? "When my wife and I moved to Gaylord in 2010, this community welcomed us with open arms. By giving back to the community as a volunteer, I hope to make Gaylord a better place to live. It's vital to have a strong business community and to be able to reach out to individual business owners, through the Chamber, is very important. I enjoy talking with the owners and finding out how the Chamber can better help them in these most difficult times".

  • Toni Straughen

    Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

    Toni has been with Edward Jones for a few years. 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."

  • 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".

     

  • Heather Appold

    Charitable Giving Officer-Charlevoix, Grayling & Otsego Memorial Hospitals

    Munson Healthcare Foundations

    Heather is a Charitable Giving Officer with Munson Healthcare Foundations.  With a passion for the non-profit world for over 20 years, she helps our community hospitals stay strong with philanthropic support.  Fairly new to Gaylord, her family moved here in 2018 and has loved all there is to offer.  The convenience of stores in town, yet able to step away and explore nature are some of the great things she loves about our area.   

    Why are you a Gaylord Chamber Ambassador?  I love meeting people, learning their connection to the community and how we can all work together to make our home town stronger.  I look forward to meeting you!

     

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