Mr. Bacon had an eclectic career as a small business owner, an entrepreneur, 27 years as a special projects automotive engineer and the facilities director for Saline Area Schools for over 10 years helping to revive and maintain his former campus. Mr. Bacon brings more than a facilities management perspective to the G2S Board. His success came from the willingness to learn by getting his hands dirty. It wasn’t until Mr. Bacon had the opportunity to work with alternative education students in his position at Saline that he understood his own frustrations in school and relates to those students. He inspired students like his art teacher inspired him. He remains an artist, and a friend to his former art teacher to this day.
Board Vice President
Ms. Mitchell is retired from public education after spending 40 years as a special educator and administrator. She was intricately involved in programming and curriculum for special children and worked to provide cutting edge professional development for Oakland county special educators. Her professional focus was to find new teaching techniques and programs for students who are unsuccessful in a traditional school program. Ms. Mitchell continues to be active and volunteers in her community. From her volunteer spirit to her extensive knowledge and experience, Ms. Mitchell is a valued member of our team.
Wayne E. Brown was born, raised, and plans to live in Mason County all of his life. He previously owned the family farm as well as several other businesses over the years. He currently owns the Wayne E. Brown Insurance Agency, LLC and has done so for the past 30 years. He feels lucky to have lived and raised his family in this area which he loves. He feels that it is time to give back to the community with his time and knowledge by supporting education in Mason County. He also holds a position on several boards in the area.
Michelle retired from a long career at Metalworks in Ludington, where she directed Sales, Engineering, Marketing & Customer Service. In earlier lives she developed employee training programs, and taught classes at Lansing Community College and Indiana University. Nowadays you'll often find her mountain biking, gardening, playing piano, or hiking trails with her husband, Geoff. Michelle's served on the G2S Board for four years (2017).
Western Michigan Fair Association, and on the board while teaching at Westshore Community College. He has been an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor. Been a long-time member of the of his adult life. From being an ambulance attendant working at the hospital in Ludington to driving an ambulance in Lansing while going to school, to working at the sheriff’s department in Mason County, Mr. Myers moved to Mason County in 1968 with his parents. He has worked serving the public for most for Western Michigan Health Services, Inc. for the last ten years. He also is an active member of the Gideon’s International. But the most life-changing event in his life was when his middle daughter was born with Spinal Bifida. He learned quickly about special needs children and the opportunities that are available to them and those that are not, giving him a new appreciation for children that are perceived to be different or don’t fit in, resulting in his involvement with Project Respeto (Law Enforcement and Migrant Farm workers),Northwest Michigan Health Center, Inc, and Gateway to Success Academy.
BS Degree—Business Education
MS Work—U of M; CUM
HS Teacher—Business Education, Big Rapids HS
Director of Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, and Job Placement—WSCC
VP Marketing: West Bay Investments
EX. VP Operations—FloraCraft Corporation
Asst to President, Retired—FloraCraft Corporation
Community and Church Service Volunteer
Jamie is a native of Mason County and returned to the area after graduating from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Since returning to Mason County, Jamie has held positions such as Recreation Director as well as Treasurer at the City of Scottville, Business Consultant at the Mason County Economic Development office, taught business classes at West Shore Community College and still serves on the advisory committee for the marketing/management curriculum department. Jamie currently serves as Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Mason County.
Jamie and her husband raise their two children (current G2S students) in Scottville and are active in the community. Jamie currently serves on the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Volunteer Committee, Scottville Youth Football executive committee and has been a member of the G2S school board since 2019.