BOARD MEMBERS

Wayne Sall

Board Member

Wayne enjoys traveling, golf, grandchildren and serving as an advocate for Critter Barn.  Wayne has served as vice-president and on our Fundraising team.

Doug Slenk

Board Member

Doug is the father of five children who are frequent visitors to Critter Barn.  Doug has served on the board for 7 years, and is employed at Sloan Industries in Holland.

Mary Rottschafer

Executive Director

Mary worked initially in music and elementary education after graduating from Hope College in 1974. Her passion for teaching and working with animals continues to grow because of the profound effect the whole farm experience has on children and youth.

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Brian Geerlings

Board President

Brian is employed at Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch in Saranac, but finds time to serve on our board and assist with construction projects at Critter Barn.

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Chris Machiela

Vice President

Chris is the board secretary, and has been a friend of Critter Barn through providing hay for many years.  He is a member of our new farm committee.

Pat Mitchell

Board Member

Pat is employed at Johnson Controls and runs his own farm with Dexter cattle and Katahdin sheep. Pat served as former board president for 5 years.

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Laurie Wright

Board Member

Laurie is the Program Director of Veterinary Technology at Baker College in Muskegon.  Baker’s Vet Tech students have participated in animal care and education at Critter Barn for 12 years. 

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Brian Terborg

Treasurer

Brian is the CFO of Zeeland Farm Services, a major supporter of Critter Barn. He has served on the board for over 8 years as Treasurer.

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Audrey Patterson

Board Member

Audrey is an attorney with Rhoades McKee of Grand Rapids, and has experience in agriculture law, industry services, environmental and natural resource law, and real estate law. She and her husband have one son who looks forward to visits to our farm. 

Mitchell Shafer

Board Member

Mitch is employed at Greenstone Farm Credit Services at their Grand Rapids location, a major supporter of Critter Barn. He serves at the board president.

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Paul Pyle

Board Member

Paul is a sixth-generation dairy farmer who runs a 140 head dairy and maintains 265 acres in Zeeland. Paul serves as the board Vice-president.

Hours:

Limited Hours

10-5pm Tuesday-Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday)

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