Doug and his wife have five children who are frequent visitors to Critter Barn. Their daughter Anna is a member of Critter Barn’s Barnyard Crew. Anna volunteers weekly with Miss Lisa, and loves being a volunteer. Doug is in his third term as a board member and is employed at Tramec Sloan in Holland
Meet our Board Vice President, Chris Machiela. Chris and his sons raise livestock, hay and have been active in 4H and livestock shows. Chris has supplied hay to the Critter Barn for years and has seeded and harvested hay at Critter Barn’s New Farm fields. He works for the Ottawa County Drain Commission.
Meet Audrey Patterson. Audrey is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Hazel Technologies, an Ag Biotech
Company. Audrey has been a Board Member since March 2020 after an introduction to the Critter Barn through the Michigan Agribusiness Association. Audrey and her husband, Dan, have two sons and reside in Ada.
Meet Paul Pyle. Paul is the Facilities Director at Engedi Church. He was a full time 6th generation dairy farmer for 20 years and currently raises dairy heifers and crops. He has 5 kids who love the Critter Barn!
Meet our Treasurer, Carol Schoenborn. Carol’s family operates Schoenborn Family Farms LLC in Holland. Their family has been friends of the Critter Barn for over 25 years. Carol’s husband, Mark, is the President of Ottawa County Farm Bureau. They support Critter Barn’s efforts to educate the public about farming and food production.