Our Board

The Preservation Association’s governing Board represents a cross-section of year-round and seasonal Beaver Island residents. It currently includes the following people:

Judy Boyle—Moved to the Island full-time in 2007, but first came as a student at CMU.  She is an active gardener, painter, photographer and crafter.  She serves on the BICS Board where she chairs the Curriculum Committee.

Kevin Boyle—Retired partner at Latham & Watkins LLP. He helped found WVBI and helps keep it running.  He serves on the boards of the Beaver Island Association, Northern Initiatives and the NMU Foundation.  He is a volunteer programming & robotics teacher at BICS.

Carol Creasser—Full time Island resident since 2006. Retired homebuilder & general contractor. Married 42 yrs. with 5 children and 5 grandchildren—a good cook. She serves as PABI’s president.

Jack Gallagher—Jack has been heavily involved with the PABI and the Community Center for many years.  He has also served a term as the Peaine Township Supervisor and now serves as PABI’s treasurer and business manager.

Eric Hodgson—Owner of the landmark Shamrock Bar & Restaurant, Harbour Market, Beaver Island Lodge and the Beachcomber; enjoys boating, family and traveling. Chairs PABI Board of Directors.


Bill Kohls—Part-time Islander since 2002. Came here full time in 2008 after 16 years in banking as chief financial officer. Now offers local financial services to the Island, & enjoys riding horses, hunting & his dogs.

Ken McDonald—Retired executive of Alticor Inc. and managing director of Quixtar; built Island home in 1992 and retired here in 2005. Active in local school and civic activities; avid outdoorsman.

Bob Tidmore—Retired P.E. Engineer who specialized in fire protection engineering. He is Chairman of BI’s Transportation Authority, Secretary of the Wildlife Club, and Commander of AMVETS Post 46.

Vicky Fingeroot—Vicky is the manager of the Beaver Island Lodge.  She has over 20 years of experience in event and meeting planning as well as experieince managing commercial real estate and bands.

Ron WojanBorn and raised on Beaver Island, Ron went away to college but was fast to come back and follow in his dad’s home-building foot steps. He’s served in numerous leadership roles on the island over the years.  He did a lot of work to help get WVBI on the air.

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