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Board of Directors

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Jocelyn Link - Chairperson


If there's one thing that has always made sense to Jocelyn, it's numbers.  In fact, they made so much sense that she went to school and got herself a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting through Ferris State University.  Now she works at Crystal Mountain as an Internal Auditor.  As an adopted child, Jocelyn is aware that sometimes, all you need in life is a place to call home. She hopes that through Polestar he can create a place that everyone in the LGBT+ community can call home.


Lindsey Schnell - Board Secretary


Lindsey moved to Traverse City just before the pandemic and quickly became enamored with the hiking trails, art fairs, and local eateries. To better learn their new home, Lindsey joined the Traverse City Young Professionals (TCYP) and became the volunteer chair. When not volunteering, Lindsey is exploring new hiking trails, reading, and finding new ways to connect communities. Lindsey hopes to be a resource for queer education and support, and sees opportunity for Traverse City to become a flourishing city for the LGBT+ Community.


Ryanne Wright - Treasurer


Ryanne has lived in northern Michigan most of her life so she knows all the good places to eat. If you wanna get Ryanne talking all you gotta do is bring up music. She loves music because it brings all types of people together from all walks of life. Ryanne enjoys going to concerts with her fav concert buddy, her wife. Ryanne likes to help people and feels like polestar is a great place to do that.

Inaugural Board and Exploratory Committee


Polestar wouldn't be where it was today if not for the hard work and dedication of its initial Exploratory Committee and Inaugural Board of Directors.  We are grateful for all they have done to lay the foundation.  

The Exploratory Committee Members were:

  • Eddie Grim

  • John Young

  • Rebekah Fuller

  • Ruth Spalding

  • Emily Fern

The Inaugural Board of Directors were:

  • Rebekah Fuller

  • John Young

  • Ruth Spalding

  • Jocelyn Link

  • Caroline Gersch Leff

  • Michelle Peters

  • Bella Larabee

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