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Meet The Team

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Michele Mollard

Professional EOS Implementer

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Michele is a business coach. She works with entrepreneurs and their leadership teams to teach them how to run their business on EOS, (The Entrepreneurial Operating System™) so that they get more of what they want from their business.


EOS is a complete system that uses simple, practical tools to help entrepreneurial leadership teams get aligned on their vision, gain traction, all while becoming healthier as a team. She also helps them overcome common frustrations like; loss of control, not making enough profit or topline revenue, nothing's working, hitting the ceiling, and people issues. 


Michele provides a free, 90 Minute Meeting for your team to explore EOS, meet Michele, and see if there's a fit for you and your team. 

Contact Michele at:


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Angela Sanford


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Certified Meeting Planner for Stryker in Kalamazoo, MI

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Ken Lundquist

Lean System Integrators

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Manufacturing operations consulting business focusing on serving small manufacturing, assembly and warehousing companies by showing them how to apply Lean Manufacturing tools and concepts to improve profits, return on assets, cash flow and customer service. There is no fluff or cookie-cutter approach, just solutions tailored to your specific processes and business model which translate to bottom-line results. You can expect savings of up to: 62% on direct labor, 97% on WIP inventory, 93% on lead times and 50% on floorspace.

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Larry Deniston

CMIT Solutions

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40 years of experience designing, developing and delivering cutting-edge IT solutions using the latest technologies to Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Local Governments. I started as a Software Engineer for a small Software/IT Services company in Southern Illinois. Became the General Manager then bought the company in 1988. My company was then acquired by Manatron of Kalamazoo Michigan in 1995. I moved to Kalamazoo in 1998. In 2013 I decided I wanted to own my own business again, so I opened the Southwest Michigan office of CMIT Solutions. I acquired the Grand Rapids office in 2016. 

Contact Larry at:

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Joe Borenstein


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I work with business owners and their employees, providing a financial safety net for them. Aflac's benefits pay cash directly to the policy holder, when they or a family member is sick or injured.

The money from Aflac can be used for household bills, leftover medical bills, lost income or travel to special treatment centers.

We also help companies set up Section 125 Pre-tax plans as a courtesy.

Contact Joe at:


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Sarah Shuler

MRC Industries

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I am an energetic and passionate professional with demonstrated experience in customized employment and Individual Placements and Supports. I have a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, and followed a non-traditional path that took me to the community employment department at MRC Industries. I truly love my job and my organization.

MRC Industries, Inc. serves individuals living with developmental or learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, emotional impairments and mental illness.

Contact Sarah at:

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Matt Duguid

Kalsee Credit Union

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Seasoned leader, trainer, mentor, coach, and manager with over 20 years of service industry experience. Highly skilled at maximizing revenue through effective business partnerships, marketing plans, and cost control. Proven abilities in increasing sales/revenue performance with and within small to large size businesses. 

Contact Matt at:


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Gary Barton

The Barton Group

Gary has over 300 projects throughout Michigan under his belt and has gained respect as a construction manager with expertise in all aspects of commercial, industrial, o­ffice and retail construction. He approaches project management with a proactive and collaborative style that inspires those around him to give their best. He specializes in nonprofits and municipalities that need understanding and responsiveness.


As co-owner of e Barton Group team, he inspires dedication, diligence and integrity. The Barton Group is committed to the success of the businesses with which they partner by offering experienced, heartfelt service to meet specific property needs.

As an Owner and Realtor®, Gary Studied Civil Engineering at University of Michigan and is also a Western Michigan University Graduate


Fun Facts

Coke NOT Pepsi, Likes chocolate chip cookies, Escapes to his vacation home in Florida to relax, Loves being a grandpa

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Michael Sheckler

New York Life

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I offer a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact me to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions.

I am an Agent licensed to sell insurance through New York Life Insurance Company and may be licensed with various other independent unaffiliated insurance companies. Additionally, I am a Registered Representative of and offer securities products & services through NYLIFE Securities LLC, (Member FINRA/SIPC), A Licensed Insurance Agency and a New York Life Company. 201 Jones Road, 5th Floor Waltham, MA 02451 Office Number 781 314-5914

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Paul Drucker

Sunshine Travel

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Whether you’re looking to go on a family vacation, honeymoon or luxury getaway, Sunshine Travel Co. has you covered with the experience and knowledge to help you research less and relax more!

Our team has a love for traveling and helping others experience amazing places that has blossomed into what is now Sunshine Travel Co. We all continue to travel the world and uses our experience with a wide variety of places and cultures to create a best in class agent experience for our clients.

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Clayton Bates
Nulty Insurance

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Clayton works at Nulty Insurance as a Commercial Insurance Advisor.  In his role, Clayton works with business owners throughout Southwest Michigan to help identify, manage, and mitigate risks to their organizations. 


Nulty Insurance has been in existence for 77 years as a family-owned company.  Nulty offers the best of both worlds.   We are small enough to care about the details, while large enough to partner with the best insurance companies, utilize leading technologies, and offer comprehensive risk management solutions.  We work hard to understand our clients’ needs and respond to them with innovative and highly motivated solutions – regardless of size.


Clayton is married to Annemarie Bates, and they have two daughters, Annelyse and Sydney.    In his free time, Clayton enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, grilling, and reading.

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Richard Piet  

Livemic Communications

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Richard moved to Kalamazoo in 1997 to begin work as an afternoon news anchor and reporter for AM 590 WKZO radio.

Over about 14 years, Richard anchored and covered
news, hosted talk shows, became a news director, program director, account executive – and his favorite: Sidekick to Kalamazoo radio legend Lori Moore.


In 2020, Richard created
“The Richard Piet Show” podcast and – in
2021 – started Livemic Communications, a
company that helps businesses,
organizations and individuals create
purposeful podcast content.

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Leo Barber

Midwest Communications

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We find effective solutions for our clients. Creating successful multi-platform advertising presentations and campaigns which include the broad reach of broadcast radio, plus targeted digital marketing solutions.

• Effectively presenting and communicating ideas you create to local business decision-makers

and bringing innovative marketing ideas to life that make a difference for your clients

and their businesses.

• Establishing and maintaining customer relationships; communicating effectively

with a wide range of personalities in a professional and courteous manner.

• Overseeing the execution of your marketing campaigns, providing continuous

and amazing customer service, and exceeding client expectations to ensure success

and repeat business


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Joe Roberts

K-Wings Hockey Club

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As Kalamazoo's ONLY professional sports team, whether it's business or pleasure, we guarantee exclusive and memorable experiences. Fans from far and wide come out to K-Wings games to eat, drink and watch hockey. K-Wings games are great to celebrate birthday parties, show appreciation for your employees, or just having a family night out! Come experience a game with us and join in on the fun!


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Roy Dangel Jr.

Arbor Financial Credit Union

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Experienced Senior Commercial Banker with a demonstrated history of working in the industry providing excellent customer service while making sure the client comes first. Skilled in Commercial Lending, Business acquisition, SBA lending, and Financial Analysis, Treasury Management products and services, Municipal relationships and lending, and Merchant services. Strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in International Business-Finance from Adrian College.


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