Jessica is a new resident to the Lakeshore community, a new member of the Business Association, and has just taken on the Directorship at the Lincoln Township Public Library in September 2017. Hailing from Kalamazoo, she previously worked in property management, and as HR, office, and financial manager for a locally owned computer and IT solutions company alongside her 10 years of service in libraries.
John MuellenVice President
John is a lifelong resident of the Baroda area and member of BABA since its inception. After a career in the local Tool & Die industry, first as a Tool & Die Maker and then as a Tooling Engineer, he began a series of career transitions. He started Land & Lodge Services in 2008 to serve the local communities home repair and light contracting needs. Then in 2012, he started planting wine grapes to form the basis of Mülln-Heim Vineyards, a combination of fine wine grapes and unique agricultural products. John has served on the board in different capacities for the past 4 years.
Brenda is a new Trustee for the Business Association. She has been the Baroda Township Treasurer since January 2016, and previously served as Deputy Treasurer. She has lived in Baroda for 36 years, on the family farm. She and her husband have two children and six grandchildren. She has a background in the banking industry, where she worked for over 25 years.
Owner & Innkeeper of Among the Vineyards Bed & Breakfast -Grew up in St. Joseph, MI and graduated from Lakeshore HS. She attended and graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Nursing degree and has been a nurse for 35 years and continues, for now, to nurse 2x a week in Michigan City. Barb moved back to the area almost 2 years ago to be closer to family and start the B&B after having been away for 38 years. Barb says "It’s been a wild adventure the last few years. I am enjoying running the B&B and meeting wonderful people. Running your own business has it’s challenges, but I’m glad I did it. I was made for Hospitality. I Ran for the board to help stay in the know of what is happening in our area and hopefully help promote area businesses."
Nevin is a new to the Board this year. He works at Lakeshore Die Cast and is a 4th generation Die Caster in his family line. His father, Fred Schaller, has owned and operated their family business for around 40 years. Nevin and his brother, Adam, have since taken the responsibility of the shop. Nevin started working with the family full time about 4 years ago, which then led to him and his wife, Elizabeth, moving to Baroda. Nevin has a degree is in Business Communication and Group Management from Calvin College which has been a great benefit while working in the business world.