How I can help you

I have an M.B.A. and a very diverse set of skills with more than 30 years of professional experience in leadership and business management in the non-profit and and profit sectors:

  • Small business owner for 10 years
  • Rental property owner and manager
  • 35 years as a professional performing musician, producer and impresario
  • 10 years of land use and zoning experience as a Township Planning Commission
  • 10 years as Special Events Director for Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • 7 years as Executive Producer for Brauer Productions, Inc.  - Film and Video Production
  • Retired from Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce – Executive Director of Chamber Foundation


General Skills

Business Operations

Non-Profit Management

New Business Start-up



Specific Skills

Arts & music management

Zoning & land use permitting

Video production

Special events planning




Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


B.A. Music - Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Masters of Business Administration - Lake Superior State University

Donna Probes

Communication Methods

  • In Person