John Goodell

CREATIVE LEAD

Founder of Macon Creek, John is a teacher, conductor, pianist, entrepreneur and beekeeper. He is also 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

CREATIVE LEAD

Founder of Macon Creek, Kim is a maker, connector, technologist, entrepreneur and beekeeper. She is a Partner at Post Companies, LLC and serves as the Director of Finance at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor.

Emily Olson

COMMUNITY LEAD

Emily is an experienced arts administrator, community engagement connector, and fundraising & development enthusiast. As a flutist, she performs regularly with Ann Arbor, Flint, and Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestras.

Mark Smith

STRATEGIC CONSULTANT

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

ARTISTIC CONSULTANT

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

ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANT

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

COLLABORATIVE CONSULTANT

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

STRATEGIC CONSULTANT

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.