John "Chip" Hoagland

Title Description: Semi-serial (surreal?) entrepreneur and problem solver, polymath, patient capital investor. Creative, assembler of cross-relationships.

College / Education: BA, Economics, Political Sci, African Studies - Michigan State University / Oberlin College, University of Valencia, and University of Detroit.

Favorite Cuisine: Food

1st Concert: Johnny Cash with Carl Perkins and backed by Mother Mabel Carter and the Carter Sisters

Greg Young
Managing Director

Title Description: Managing the Tamarack Holdings team and working directly with Chip in executing long-term plans for the enterprise.  Supporting the Teams to break barriers and continuously improve our business entities.

College / Education: BBA Accounting – WMU, MBA Finance – WMU, Various Lean Cert’s and Training in Lean – GM & Toyota, and Great Mentoring from many people in my life

Favorite Cuisine: All – Love to experiment

1st Concert: Bob Seger

Jennifer Ewing
Vice President, People & Culture

Title Description:  Nurture and grow the most important investment of our organization. 

College / Education:  BSBA, Production & Operations Management - Central Michigan University;  MBA, Human Resources, Michigan State University

Favorite Cuisine:  Anything Curry

1st Concert: Cheap Trick

Brian Bourdages
Program Manager

Title Description: More, Bigger, and Better!

College / Education: BS, Philosophy with Certification in Professional and Applied Ethics - Western Michigan University

Favorite Cuisine: Seafood

1st Concert: AC/DC - Back in Black Tour

Colleen Valko
Strategy Manager

Title Description: Always thinking two steps ahead of today

College / Education: BS, Food Industry Management - Michigan State University

Favorite Cuisine: Lots of veggies + grain + protein + sauce

1st Concert: Barenaked Ladies

Erin O’Malley
Creative Director

Title Description: Conceptualizing visual identities and creative strategies

College / Education: BS, Graphic Design - Northern Michigan University

Favorite Cuisine: Paella, grain bowls, and anything fresh and innovative

1st Concert: Scorpions  \m/

Stuart Morgan Kunkle

Title Description: Accurate books and worthwhile strategies born from them.

College / Education: BA in Native American Studies/Minor Environmental Studies - University of Montana

Favorite Cuisine: Local Paleo

1st Concert: The Kinks - Word of Mouth Tour


Hilary Gessner
Business Design Engineer

Title Description: Collaborative and continuous process improvement

College / Education:  BS, Civil Engineering - Washington University in St. Louis

Favorite Cuisine: Local

1st Concert: O.A.R.


Wendy Becker
Director of Brand Marketing

Title Description: Brand Evangelist

College / Education: BA Advertising, Michigan State University

Favorite Cuisine: Mediterranean, Indian, everything my husband cooks

1st Concert: Bee Gees/Andy Gibb (no judging, please).


Colleen Maguire
Director of Technology

Title Description: Enabling our employees and customers through technology

College / Education: BS, Computer Science & Mathematics - Benedictine University

Favorite Cuisine: Chocolate

1st Concert: New Kids on the Block


Kristin Ellis
Director of Finance

Title Description: Day to day management of the global finance function, financial planning and analysis (strategy)

College / Education: BBA Accounting - Western Michigan University

Favorite Cuisine: Love me some pasta!!

1st Concert: Counting Crows