Mike Spencer was born and raised in Grayling, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University, and a Master of Public Administration from Montana State University. Prior to joining the Bay View Association in 2015, Mike spent 10 years working in municipal government in Montana and Michigan. After moving back to Northern Michigan in 2007, he served as the Planning Director and then City Manager for the City of Charlevoix. In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica and two sons, Avery and Eli. Mike also enjoys traveling, running, boating, golf, fly fishing and hunting.
Jessica Webster graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. After serving with the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, she developed an interest in the nonprofit world and was given the opportunity to continue this path through an internship at the Bay View Association. Jessica now works as the Member Services Coordinator in the Wade Administrative Office. When she’s not working, you can count on her to be tuned in to the latest podcast or heading off for a yoga class or a run. Contact Jessica for your questions about leases, the membership process, scheduling events, or general Bay View info!
Lori Willingham grew up in eastern Pennsylvania near Allentown. She attended Palm Beach State and South Georgia State College where she received a degree in Business Administration. She also received formal training in Financial Edge at “Blackbaud University” in Charleston, SC. Before relocating to Michigan she lived in Douglas, Georgia with her son and daughter, where she worked for Satilla Regional Library System for over 10 years as the Administrative Assistant. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandson and is hopeful her son will be moving up here as well. Lori also enjoys reading and sewing in her spare time.
Zach Panoff grew up in Petoskey, Michigan and graduated from Petoskey High School. He attended Lawrence Technological University and the University of Iowa, attaining B.S. in Architecture and an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning, respectively. He has previously worked in the planning department for the City of Charlevoix, Michigan, and was an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College. Zach loves the Petoskey area and all it has to offer, and he spends his free time playing hockey and entertaining his dogs.
Lesley Tarsi grew up in Plymouth, Michigan. She attended Ferris State University where she received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising/Public Relations. She has worked as the communications manager for a large, regional Chamber of Commerce in Ohio and as the marketing and promotions coordinator for a parks and recreation organization in the Metro Detroit area. She developed a love for the Petoskey area after vacationing here growing up. With her husband and three wonderful kids, Lesley keeps very active. The family, along with their dog, now enjoy northern Michigan as full time residents.