Sending e-mail to staff members:
We have removed direct links to e-mail addresses to reduce the amount of spam we receive. You can send a message to the Museum by using the Contact Us menu above or write directly to a specific staff member using the address format "email@example.com".
- Elaine Didier - Director
Elaine serves as director of both the Library and the Museum.
Telephone: (616) 254-0398.
- James Kratsas - Deputy Director
Jim oversees the Museum and supervises the work of its staff.
Telephone: (616) 254-0385.
- Janice Berling - Museum Store Manager
Janice runs the Museum Store.
Telephone: (616) 254-0376.
- Bridget Carrigan - Administrative Officer
Bridget works closely with the Director on such matters as personnel, finance, and reporting for both the Library and Museum. She also serves as the system administrator of the Museum's computer network.
Telephone: (616) 254-0371.
- Bettina Demetz - Exhibit Specialist
Bettina helps plan, design, and fabricate temporary exhibits, and maintain the permanent exhibit.
Telephone: (616) 254-0372.
- James Draper - Registrar
Jamie is responsible for keeping track of the Museum's huge collection of artifacts. He also handles paperwork, loan agreements, etc. relating to major temporary exhibits.
Telephone: (616) 254-0379.
- Donald Holloway - Curator
Don takes the lead in producing Museum exhibits, both permanent and temporary.
Telephone: (616) 254-0378.
John Hurley -- FOSA (Computer System Administrator)
John administers our computer networks and keeps Library and Museum computers running properly.
Telephone: (734) 205-0553.
- Mark Jonick - Facilities Manager
Mark coordinates all building maintenance, repairs, and improvement for both the Library and Museum. He is also responsible for arranging and administering contracts for building services, ranging from 24 hour guard service at the Museum to lawn mowing at the Library.
Telephone: (616) 254-0375.
- Kristin Mooney - Public Affairs Specialist
Kristin assists Barb McGregor in implementing Museum educational programs and special events. Contact her if you are interested in becoming a Museum volunteer.
Telephone: (616) 254-0374.
- Barbara McGregor - Education Specialist
Barb's portfolio includes planning and implementing Museum educational programs and special events. She also is responsible for the volunteer program.
Telephone: (616) 254-0373.
- Desiree Ruhland - Program Assistant
Desiree' provides administrative and clerical support for the Director and the Museum staff. She is also the Special Events Coordinator for the Museum.
Telephone: (616) 254-0367.
Museum Store Staff
Telephone: (616) 254-0368
- Betty Martin
- Phyllis Vega