John Goodell


Founder of Macon Creek, John is a teacher, conductor, pianist, and entrepreneur. He is Founder & Managing Partner of Post Companies, LLC, Director of Orchestras at Greenhills School and Director of Music & Technology at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor.

Kim Tucker-Gray


Founder of Macon Creek, Kim is a maker, connector, technologist, entrepreneur and beekeeper. She is a Partner at Post Companies, LLC working to support the power of telling our stories through a diverse, dynamic and relevant digital expression. 

Mark Smith


Mark is a pragmatic visionary and creative problem solver with decades of entrepreneurial experience. He is President of Mi-HQ Co-Lab Business Incubator/Accelerator in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Kathryn Stieler


Katy is currently a Full Professor of Voice and a Faculty Fellow in the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center at Grand Valley State University. She has served on the faculty of Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Vocal Soloist Studies Program, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Summer Training Camp for Young Artists.

Steve Dykstra


Steve has over 25 years experience in residential, commercial and development projects with a particular interest in rehabilitation and reuse of old buildings. He is Vice President at Hobbs+Black Architects.

Annie Rose


Annie is a voice teacher, singer, and conductor. She has worked for decades as a creator, connector and collaborator. She is Music Director & Conductor of Harmony and Cantor Emerita of Temple Beth Emeth.

Sam Rao


Sam has decades of experience as a musician and entrepreneur. He holds an MBA from The University of Michigan and is co-founder of The Aurora School of Music in Ohio. He currently serves as Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Progressive Insurance.