Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum Board of Directors

Scott Gerych-Chairman

Earned a B.S. degree from Spring Arbor University and a M.A. degree from the American Military University. He served 23 years in the military, is a noted author and belongs to several veterans organizations.

Kevin Gerych-Vice Chair

Kevin attended Lake Superior State University. He served as a staff writer for the Washtenaw Voice Newspaper while attending Washtenaw Community College. He has been involved with living history groups for several years and manages the social media for Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum. Kevin resides in Sault Ste Marie Michigan where he researches the military and CCC involvement in the Upper Peninsula.

Dennis Skupinski-Treasurer

Earned a B.S. degree from Michigan State University. Has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing. Served as Chair, Michigan’s World War 1 Centennial Commission, served as Chair, Michigan’s 75th Anniversary of the End of World War 2, Home Front Victory Celebration. Member of the Yankee Air Museum P.R. Committee-Google Grant Manager and a Toastmasters Speech Champion.

Belinda Grier-Secretary

Belinda currently works at the Henry Ford Museum in the costume department. She has twenty plus years experience as a period costume and textile consultant. She is involved with numerous living history organizations and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She currently serves as the secretary for the museum.

Kenneth Baumann-Trustee

Earned a BS degree in ornamental horticulture, University of Illinois. Long time student and collector of artillery & military vehicles- 1845-1945; Author of “Arming the Suckers” 1989. Award winning display presentations at numerous antique arms and military exhibits and a Distinguished Fellow of the Company of Military Historians.

Teresa Gerych – Trustee

Has an interest in lighthouse history as well as Michigan history in general. Teresa has served as an Army Wife and VA Caregiver. She joins the Board as a signatory for the bank accounts and as a Trustee.

Craig Pearson-Trustee

Served 20 years as an officer in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, retiring as a Navy Commander. He is a former Naval Aviator and career pilot who owns and operates Brooklyn Shamrock Airport, located in Brooklyn, Michigan. He has a Master’s degree in Aviation Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Craig is currently employed with the Michigan Department of Transportation as an Airport Inspector.

William “Bill” White-Trustee

Bill is a lifelong Jackson County resident and currently a Real Estate broker for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

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