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:

Bob Anderson—Bob retired from a thirty five year international career in manufacturing plant management for General Motors, followed by consulting and ten years teaching at the University of Michigan. He has served in a number of church, community and charity leadership positions, notably as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lansing Community College Foundation; President of the Beaver Island Association; and currently is a member of the Great Lakes Islands Alliance Steering Committee.

Bob was drawn to Beaver Island by his wife, Alana, who vacationed here since childhood. They have owned the harbor vacation rental, Isle Haven, for thirty five years and built their current home on Western Shores in 2002. Bob and Alana have two married children and four grandchildren who love to travel together and vacation on Beaver Island.

Kevin Boyle—Kevin retired as a partner of Latham & Watkins LLP after 31 years of practice as a communications, technology and information security lawyer.  He finished building a home on the Island in 2004 and retired here in 2015. He also serves on the boards of the Beaver Island Association, Northern Initiatives and the NMU Foundation, and as the Chair of the Island Township’s  Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee.  He is a volunteer programming & robotics teacher at BICS, and is the lead mentor for bIrobot, the BICS robotics team. Kevin is also an owner at Whiskey Point Brewing Company, where you can find him working behind the bar. Kevin helped found and helps to run WVBI. He serves as PABI’s Vice President for Media Operations.

Paul Cole—Paul serves as the Managing Director of the BIC Center.  He was raised on the island and returned after a career on the mainland to retire, but somehow wound up running the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce.  Paul also serves on the St. James Township Board.

Vince EbersoldtVince has been a regular visitor to the island with his wife Meg and their sons Campbell and Levi for 21 years, and the past 9 years as a homeowner. The Owner and President of Ebersoldt + Associates Architecture in St. Louis, Missouri, Vince is active throughout the country specializing in multi-family housing, historic tax credit consulting, historic architecture, and real estate development.  He is involved in several philanthropical activities. On the island, he has been active with both PABI and the Beaver Island Historical Society, where his firm provided architectural services for the addition to the Print Shop Museum.  

Dr. Donald Fix—Practiced Emergency Medicine in West Michigan for 36 years. Married to Barb for 42 years, they continue to enjoy their 3 children, 5 grandchildren, boating, cooking, reading, and travel. Sailing to the Island in the early ‘90s, they built their home here before retiring here in 2012. An avid techno-geek/handy-man—Don enjoys computing, home theater, photography, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC work. He serves on the board of the Beaver Island Association and is a past Vice President of PABI.

 

 

Judy Lanier Gallagher—Respected educator, professor, and dean emeritus from MSU. Visiting the Island in 1972, her family became seasonal residents in 1974. She retired here in 2000, ran a local business, served on the school board, township board, PABI board, and as BICS Superintendent and Principal. She enjoys her large family who visit often—as well as cooking, entertaining, and nature walks with Splash, her black lab. She serves as PABI’s President.

 

Eric Hodgson—Once a pilot for the local airlines, he now owns and operates the landmark Shamrock Bar & Restaurant, Harbor Market, Daddy Franks, Beaver Island Lodge, Stoney Acres, and Beachcomber—while making a little time for the Great Lakes boating he enjoys with Dana (his Island-born wife) and their son, Liam. Eric participates in many community activities and serves on the Board of the Charlevoix State Bank.  He is chair of PABI’s Board.

Ken McDonald—Retired executive of Alticor Inc. and managing director of Quixtar; built Island home in 1992 and retired here in 2005. Ken was active in local school activities while his son attended and graduated from school here—and now focuses on community improvement efforts. He serves on the Beaver Island Association Board, has managed its annual Beach Clean-Up, and led PABI’s Capital Campaign. He is an avid outdoorsman, traveler, and hunter.

Lita Popke—Received a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1983. She began her career in 1983 as an associate attorney at the law firm of Harvey, Kruse, Westen & Milan. There she focused on insurance defense, asbestos litigation, no-fault, and commercial litigation. She then practiced as a partner and shareholder of the firm Mager, Monahan, Donaldson & Alber, P.C. from 1985 to 1994, specializing in commercial litigation, fidelity and surety, zoning, and appellate cases. From June of 1994 to June of 2000, she worked at Weisman, Young, Schloss & Ruemenapp, P.C

Steven Scott—Steve is a retired CPA, with 38 years of experience in taxation and a specialty in trust & estate planning, compliance and settlement. He was a shareholder in the tax department of Maner Costerisan PC in Lansing, MI. Steve has served on a number of not-for-profit boards including: past treasurer of the Lansing Area AIDS Network, past president of the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, past treasurer of the Listening Ear of East Lansing, and most recently the past treasurer of the Beaver Island Music Festival.

He grew up in Plymouth, MI and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, where he met his wife, Patricia “Trish” Scott. They currently reside in the Lansing area and built a second home on Cable’s Bay in 1997/1998. Steve & Trish discovered Beaver Island on a one-week vacation in the summer of 1990. They were both attracted to the natural beauty of the island and its tight-knit community.

Steve’s personal interests include a love of music, photography, and birding. He’s a drummer and has been playing the drums for a Lansing area church for more than ten years. He can be seen behind a drum kit on the island from time to time. Steve is PABI’s Treasurer.

 

 

 Our Staff

We our proud of our staff and their knowledge of our island. They are dedicated to making your experience at the BIC Center great. Our team includes the following people:

Alice Belfy—After spending her summers on the island as a youth, Alice lives in the house where her father was born. Born and raised in Detroit, Alice has spent the last 43 years on the Island. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Business Administration, and retired in 2016 from Beaver Island Community School after 29 years with the district. Alice served on the Finance Council for Holy Cross Church and has taught religious education for the parish. She was elected to the St. James Township board where she spent a brief time as Clerk. Alice enjoys nature, camping, and anything outdoors. She joined PABI’s staff as a Finance Assistant in the summer of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Events at the BIC Center

BCC - 2022-06 Summer Schedule & MOKE
BCC - 2022-06 Summer Schedule & MOKE
BCC - 2022-08-11 1800 Secret Garden Gala
BCC - 2022-08-11 1800 Secret Garden Gala
BCC - 2022-08-20 1900 The RFD Boys (Poster)
BCC - 2022-08-20 1900 The RFD Boys (Poster)
BCC - 2022-09-03 1900 The Outlaws (Poster)
BCC - 2022-09-03 1900 The Outlaws (Poster)
BCC - 2022-08-24 1930 Ortwein Jazztet (Jazz Series Logo)
BCC - 2022-08-24 1930 Ortwein Jazztet (Jazz Series Logo)
BCC - 2022-09-08 Moxie Strings 16x9
BCC - 2022-09-08 Moxie Strings 16x9
BCC - 2022-09-04 1900 Aoife Scott Band (Poster)
BCC - 2022-09-04 1900 Aoife Scott Band (Poster)
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