Our Staff & Board are passionate about AgTech.

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Tim Parker

Board Member - Chairman

President, Grand Angels

Mark Schmidt

Board Member - Secretary

Founder, BizStream

Loren Koeman

Board Member - Treasurer

Finance Manager, Stryker Corporation

Cliff Meeuwsen

Board Member

President, Zeeland Farm Services

Kurt Brauer

Board Member

Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP

Cary Grover

Board Member

General Manager, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Company

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Ian McGonigal

Board Member

Senior VP - Regional Sales, Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Phil Kuyers

Board Member

Ottawa County Commissoner, Ottawa County Michigan

Mike Campbell

Board Member

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

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Paul Windemuller

Board Member

Managing Partner, Lucky 7 Diary, LLC

Paul Sachs

Executive Director

Experienced Director of Planning, Performance Improvement, and Economic Development with a demonstrated history of successful collaboration with public, not-for-profit, and private-sector agencies.

Doug Huesdash

Chief Operating Officer

CPA, MBA, Business founder frame Doug's career. Coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs is a passion. Starting a business in his garage with no money provides a personal connection to other founders.

Becky Huttenga

Program Development

After 30 years working in agriculture, natural resources, and food service, one thing’s clear: We all must work together to keep farming viable, manage food waste, and feed the world.

Pam VandenHeuvel

Administrative Assistant

Pam manages Scheduling Client/Partner Meetings, Filing Contracts, Minutes for the Board of Directors Meetings, and assists the team. Pam loves working for a company that helps others to succeed

Shannon Virtue

Research and Evaluation Analyst

Shannon manages budgets and financial reporting. ACRE’s commitment to sound financial management practices: “If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially.” ~ Joel Osteen.