(Midland, MI) – Greater Midland is pleased to announce the following new leaders within the organization.
Lauren Kaczor is the new recreation and sports director at the Greater Midland Family Centers (North Family Center and Coleman Family Center). In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing recreation and sports programming, including sports leagues, camps and other activities. She will also lead membership development for both centers.
Lauren brings several years of experience in teaching physical education and health as well as six years of experience coaching basketball and volleyball. Prior to joining Greater Midland, Lauren served as sports coordinator at the TriCity Sports Complex in Auburn.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health and her Master’s in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University. In her free time, Lauren enjoys working out, being outdoors, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her family.
Jenny Roan is the new Athletics director at Greater Midland Community Center. Jenny has an extensive background in athletics, programming and member relations. She also has 20 years of coaching experience at the recreational, travel and high school levels. Jenny is a familiar face to the Community Center members as she most recently served as the center’s member relations director.
In her new role, Jenny will be responsible for all athletics programming including youth and adult sports programs, middle school athletics and the Midland Basketball Academy. She emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, hard work, positive attitudes and having fun.
In 2006, Jenny was named the Lloyd Osborn Award Winner, given annually to a person who best exhibits the qualities of service to youth, sports and the community.
Mike Schafer is the new wellness center manager at Greater Midland Community Center. In this role, he oversees the fitness center and group exercise classes, striving to provide opportunities for participants that are rich with opportunity to make positive step changes in their health and wellbeing.
Over the course of his career, Mike spent ten years with Michigan’s Department of Mental Health working with developmentally challenged individuals and another 27 years with the Dow Corning Corporation as an Information Systems professional. His path to fitness and training was a long one as he has been a self-proclaimed “gym rat” his whole life. Mike was a nationally ranked racquetball and paddleball player over a 25-year timeframe and credits any success he had to the hours spent in the gym striving to stay one step ahead of the competition. Upon retiring from Dow Corning, he went back to the books to earn his fitness certifications and transition a passion into a second career.
Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from Central Michigan University and is a certified personal trainer through the National Exercise Trainers Association. He is also a certified TRX instructor.
Andrea Secrease is the new youth and family program director at Greater Midland Community Center. In this role she is responsible for one of the region’s largest child care programs, including a multi-site after school program, summer camps, Kids Corner babysitting services and Adventure programs.
Andrea brings more than five years of experience in education and has held a variety of roles at the Community Center including hands-on teaching in the classroom. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Central Michigan University and moved to Midland in 2010.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys running and working out.
Cally Taylor is the new member relations director at Greater Midland Community Center. In this role, she is responsible for the recruitment and retention of members and corporate partners and also will lead customer service for the organization.
Cally brings more than five years of experience in the fitness industry both as a personal trainer and as a manager of a private fitness facility. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Saginaw Valley State University.
In her free time, Cally enjoys being active outdoors with her husband, including boating, kayaking, snowshoeing and snowboarding as well as spending time with her two dogs.