Leadership Team
  1. Zach Millican
    Phillips@mail.com
    President
    Zach joined TCCG in 2017 and believes its mission so intensely, he immediately joined the Board. Enamored with food as a former chef at a farm to table restaurant in Chicago, he is dedicated to bringing local, organic food to all folks in the community and educating all about sustainability.
  2. Kelsey Henderson
    Phillips@mail.com
    Vice President & Secretary
    Kelsey has been a TCCG Board member & gardener since 2016. She also manages the Hagerty plots. She brings years of gardening practice from her time in her great grandmother's garden. Also an avid canner, you may find her wandering about with her German Shepherd, Korra.
  3. Lisa Schimmel
    Phillips@mail.com
    Director
    Lisa grew up in a vegetable farming family. Since then, she's happily weeded, deadheaded, composted & grown perennial flowers & edibles for decades. She joined TCCG in 2016 and fell in love with its warm friendships, mission, and beautiful setting in the Historic Barns Park.
  4. Stephen Haynes
    Phillips@mail.com
    Treasurer
    In his third year as a member of the garden, Stephen is thrilled to be serving the membership. Passionate about good health and living the best life possible, the garden is a place of relaxation and beauty.
  5. Heather Raven
    Phillips@mail.com
    Director
    Heather joined the Board in 2017 after gardening for four years. Very involved, especially in the Garden Market & charitable programs, you will likely see her smiling in her plot with two adorable shih tzus. She is also an avid athlete, competing in many 5K, 10K and triathlons.
  6. Catherine Snetsinger
    Phillips@mail.com
    Director
    Catherine is a tree-hugging farm kid, dog groomer/trainer, drywall finisher, and mechanical & electrical designer, with background in IT. When not at the TCCG tending her beautiful plot, she is enriching her morbid fascination with both economics and worker-owned co-ops.
  7. Dan Wyns
    Phillips@mail.com
    Director
    Dan joined TCCG in 2017 after relocating to Traverse City. As a beekeeper and bee researcher, Dan is involved in studying and protecting pollinators and the role they play in agriculture through the Bee Informed Partnership and deeply interested in gardening and sustainable agriculture.
  8. Kimberly Conaghan
    Phillips@mail.com
    Executive Director
    After reversing a chronic condition by changing her diet, Kimberly became obsessed with food and where it comes from. Knowing food is medicine, she joined TCCG in 2016 and was both president and treasurer for two years before becoming the ED. She proudly lives in the Heights with her family.