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Women's Lifestyle Magazine

She Means Business

Sep 22, 2018 12:30PM ● By WLMagazine

JoAnn Abraham Vice President

As VP. of the Clark Foundation, I am proud to raise resources for the Clark Promise of benevolent care.  This gives residents peace of mind and assurance that if financial challenges arise, Clark will be there. The Foundation also supports building projects and programs such as Music Therapy and our nationally recognized Montessori for Adults with Dementia, to enhance environments and life experiences. We are continually following our mission of creating communities of dignity, compassion and respect, centered around the lives of older adults and those who care for them.

Wendy Kroll Director of Sales and Marketing

Ten thousand people retire every day. Seniors understand the value of social connection and the demand for independent living is growing.  Clark is responding; we are adding 22 new apartments to our Franklin campus, which already offers a variety of independent living options, assisted living, Montessori programming in memory care, and skilled nursing services.  At Keller Lake, we are building 4 new modern apartment buildings that surround a piazza, bistro, restaurant and wellness center. Walking paths around the lake allow residents to bask in nature’s quiet beauty while being just a short distance from opportunities in the city.  Come join us!

Samantha Suarez Media Specialist

Sam is a writer, editor, social media manager, and digital content guru. Born in Illinois, raised in the Philippines, and attended college in Sydney, Australia, she brings a diverse and international perspective into everything she does. Sam is currently the Communication Specialist at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer marketing team member in the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival, and a food writer for Women’s LifeStyle Magazine.

Heather Zinn Owner

Heather Zinn opened The Cheese Lady in October of 2012 after a career in radio advertising sales and just ten weeks after her daughter was born! Coincidentally, she learned about the franchise opportunity while calling on her client, The Cheese Lady in Muskegon. Her cozy, yellow store brings over 100 varieties of world cheeses along with wine, Michigan craft beer, gourmet food items, culinary goods, handcrafted pottery gift baskets, custom charcuterie boards, and catering. Visit The Cheese Lady in the Midtown Neighborhood and choose from the country’s finest cheeses along with varieties from around the world, all cut fresh to order.

Kiersten Schulte Director of Corporate Relations

Kiersten is Eastern Floral’s Director of Corporate Relations. She brings years of expertise in event coordinating, marketing, sales and public relations to working closely with a wide variety of clients to customize their Eastern Floral Experience. She will help you streamline the ideal way to incorporate custom designed floral into your office or your next event!

Ashley Dietch-Schaefer Owner

Buying or selling a home is an exciting decision, and the process can have a lot of ups and downs. Our priority is to work closely with you and utilize our expertise to help you get exactly what you need and want. We fight for you during the tough times and celebrate with you during the happy ones! We are here for everything from advice and consultations to marketing and selling your home or investment. We are an energetic and dedicated team here to help you with all of your real estate needs, whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease.

Laura Cosgrove Owner

Countryside Tours, Inc. is a West Michigan based tour company that takes pride in providing area residents with memorable and enriching tours via deluxe motor coaches.  My mom, Sandy Dryer, launched her 37 years of success with an initial trip to the east coast for eighth-grade students. I have always been involved at some level with the business and am thrilled to now assume leadership of the company. I love being able to offer enjoyable, hassle-free trips our guests will remember forever, whether a one day or eight day excursion.

Megan Tefft Realtor

I am a Realtor who specializes in passionate problem solving for buyers and sellers. In today’s tough market, I pride myself in taking great care of my client’s needs and making all of their must-haves and dreams come true. I love working with first-time home-buyers and am incredibly honored to be given their trust as they reach this milestone.  With exceptional skills in writing winning offers, I have ranked in the top 10 of our company for four months so far this year. My extensive expertise and positive approach create a wonderful, fulfilling experience for both my buyers and sellers.

Jennifer Kof Owner


For 20 years, Jennifer and her team have brightened the lives of West Michigan residents with fresh-baked,  hand-decorated cookie bouquets and cupcakes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. With outstanding flavors ranging from the classic to the innovative, these top of the line treats bring delight to all who partake.

Renee TerBeek and Denise Troost Owners

We are sisters, who along with our excellent staff of women, can help you celebrate any occasion! Check out our fun balloon bar, gift wrap, locally made presents and more. We specialize in everyday supplies and unique finds for a stand-alone shopping experience you won’t soon forget.*