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.
Corey is the Founder of Storytelling Pictures, a film production company, that is committed to telling the stories of others. His work can be seen in many of Critter Barn's videos. When not producing stories, Corey enjoys hanging out at the beach with his family, hiking, writing music, and playing the piano.
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.
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
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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!