Meet the Team Keeping the USS Silversides Museum Afloat

The USS Silversides Submarine museum is run by a busy team of full-time and part-time staff, volunteers and dedicated Board members from the community. Every one of us shares a passion for preserving and displaying our remarkable history, and for honoring United States military veterans with gratitude for their service.

Staff

RICK CHAPLA

Interim Executive Director
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JACK FISHER

Maintenance Manager
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TERESA FOLKMIER

Museum Coordinator
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THOMAS JOHNSON

Overnight Manager
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DON KITCHEN

Curator
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Jane Ladley

Museum Educator & Archives
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Board of Directors

Holly Hughes          

Board Chairperson

Former State Representative

Mark Fazakerley

Immediate Past Chairman

Co-Chairman of the Board, Eagle Alloy

U.S. Navy Veteran

Mike Baauw

Board Vice-Chair

Muskegon County Veteran Director

U.S. Navy Veteran

BILL SEYFERTH

Board Treasurer

President, Eagle CNC Technologies

U.S. Navy Veteran

Garry McKeen

Board Secretary

USS Silversides Submarine Volunteer Docent & Maintenance

Board Members

Zaneta Adams

Director of Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Attorney

U.S. Army, Retired

FRED BERTSCH

U.S. Navy, Retired

 GARY BRITTON 

Attorney, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

U.S. Air Force Veteran

JAMES CLEVELAND

Donnelly Corp., Retired

U.S. Air Force Veteran

John Hughes

Owner, Hughes General Contractors

Jose Infante

Banker, Retired

Frank Marczak, EdD

Muskegon Community College, President (Retired)      

U.S. Naval Reserve Veteran

William Montgomery

DTE Energy Principal Supervisor – Gas Operations

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

MATT POST

Howmet Aerospace

U.S. Navy, Retired

Sarah Powers

VP of Account Services, Revel

ERic Ringelberg

Founder, Next I.T.

U.S. Navy Veteran

TOM SPELMAN

Consumers Energy, Retired

KIM TYSMAN-MORRIS

Sr. HR Manager, CWC and Kautex Detroit

Board Members Emeriti on Eternal Patrol

We thank them for their service to our country!

Don Morell

Board Member Emeritus

World War II U.S. Navy Submariner – On Eternal Patrol

Roger Whitman

Board Member Emeritus

World War II U.S. Navy Submariner – On Eternal Patrol

Contact us

For general questions or comments, please fill out the form below or email us at [email protected]