After spending 30 plus years as a Behavioral Healthcare Executive, Bob decided it was time to pursue something else. After two years of consulting, an opportunity presented itself at Saginaw Valley State University. For the past 11 years Bob has served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at SVSU.
This is Bob’s 8th year on the Board of Directors at Bay City Players, where he and his spouse, Cindy, are very active. Both are members of the Rotary Club of Bay City and Cindy serves as Vice-President of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Bob and Cindy live in Bay City with their Golden Retriever “Cash”.
Jim has been active with Bay City Players for over 9 years, starting in 2008. He took a six year break, first moving to Illinois for work and then struggling through the Covid shutdowns, and is happy to be back. He has been active at the theater both on stage and off. Past roles include serving as Sound Chair, Assistant Chair of Set Building, and board member. Besides BCP, Jim has been involved locally with Midland Center for the Arts and Saginaw Pit & Balcony.
While in Illinois he was involved with the Latitude 41 Theater Troupe, Morris Theater Guild, and Mokena Curtain Call Theater. Jim lives in Midland with wife Cathie, and is currently a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at CDI Engineering.
Besides theater his other interests include woodworking, genealogy, and singing with Midland’s Men of Music.
Judy has been a volunteer with Players since 1984, usually producing, working backstage, in the lobby, or organizing parties and events. After a 40 year career, Judy retired from Delta College as a professor of mathematics and dean in student and academic services.
In addition to volunteering at Players, Judy is active with Hidden Harvest, a food gleaning and redistribution organization in the GLB region, and is a coordinator of Bay City’s Food of Faith – West.
In her spare time, Judy enjoys reading, walking with friends, traveling, playing games, and spending as much time as possible appreciating her family and friends.
Sherri moved back to the Tri-City area on a Friday in February of 2022 and auditioned for a show that Sunday! She has been hooked ever since. Sherri was a middle school choir and musical theater teacher in Romeo Public Schools for over 30 yrs and taught private voice lessons to numerous students in the metro Detroit area.
Aside from her love of performing, Sherri has found fulfillment and true friendship with her BCP family through music directing and serving on the board. When she is not at Players, she is also active in the League of Women Voters and is an adjunct professor teaching Musical Theater at SVSU. Sherri lives in Midland with her husband and their three tiny terrors, Smooshie, Toccata and Hercules.
Judy and her husband John have been volunteering as greeters at the Players since 2011. She recently retired from McLaren Bay Medical Foundation after a 47-year career.
Along with volunteering at Bay City Players, she is actively involved in many community events.
Judy enjoys reading, flower gardening, traveling, daily walks with her husband and spending as much time as she can with her two daughters and three grandchildren, Carter, Quinn and Levi.
Erin has been a visual arts educator for more than twenty years. She grew up a few miles from Lake Huron in the “tip of the thumb”. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Siena Heights University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.
Erin enjoys volunteering at Bay City Players both on and off the stage. Along with her husband, Jeremy, she resides in Thomas Township with their two children, Sienna and Hudson. Besides acting, her interests include preserving Holocaust education, painting, and drawing.
Larry has been an active part of Bay City Players since the 1980’s on stage, backstage, and sometimes as a board member. Larry and his wife, Kelly, met at Players over 40 years ago. He and his family also have had the opportunity to appear on stage together over the years.
Larry has three boys and two daughters-in-law (their son Paul, met his wife Brianne here also. Like father, like son…). Larry is a retired elementary and middle school teacher with Midland Public Schools.
In addition to theater, Larry has been a high school football referee for over 30 years (having had the opportunity to work a state final contest at Ford Field in 2019), he works at Skorupski Family Funeral Home, and participates on the board of directors at The Children’s Greif Center and Great Lakes Bay Productions (The group responsible for “Noel: Experience Christmas”).
When he does have spare time, He and Kelly enjoy golf and travel.
Cruz has been a past member of the University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Board of Governors, The Flint Spanish Information Center Board Member and Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club.
Putting the Community in Community Theater is one of goals for Bay City Players. Musicals and theater have been a great source of joy for Cruz and he wants to help make it available to everyone possible. He has been able to pass on love of musicals to his two boys and loves hearing them sing their favorite tunes at home.
Jenny is a Saginaw resident where she lives with her husband and 2 fur babies. She is a hair dresser by day, and artist by night. She loves to do theatre, crochet, paint, and anything else that involves art of some kind. Her passion for theatre started at a young age and has led her to maintain a degree in theatre and music, perform multiple times at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and most importantly, inspire others through her time on and off the stage.
As a board member she hopes to make a positive impact on Bay City Players and the surrounding community.
Conrad retired from Nexteer Automotive after 42 years at the former Saginaw Steering Gear site and a short stint in Flint at the truck assembly plant. He worked in a variety of rolls including production, skilled trades, supervision and engineering. He received his B.A.S. from Grand Valley State University
and attended graduate school at Kettering University.
In addition to Bay City Players, Conrad helps out at The Bay Area Family YMCA, Food of Faith, and enjoys walking the adoptable animals at the Bay County Animal shelter. He and his wife Renee (who also helps out in the box office), have sons in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor that they like to spend time with. In addition, they love to travel and are trying to see as much of the globe as possible.
This is his first term on The BCP board.
Tracy is retired from Dow Chemical, where she served in a number of management roles in Information Systems before retiring with 33 years of service. She was a board member of BCP for 3 years, filled the position of business manager for one year, and has been Treasurer of the organization for 6 years.
Tracy is also a board member for the Bay Arts Council (Treasurer) and a trustee for the Samaritas Foundation (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan). She is also the chairperson of the advisory board for Living Fire Ministries, under the auspices of the N/W Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Tracy is not currently on the Board of Directors although has served numerous board terms and acted as the Board Liaison for the Operations Administrator.
Kady has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Oakland University, where she graduated in 2021. She has spent much of her life within local community theaters, and is thrilled to begin her professional career at Bay City Players. She spent 4 years on the Teenage Musicals Inc. Board of Directors, where she learned the intricacies of ensuring success within nonprofit community theaters. Growing up, Kady knew she would work for a nonprofit one day, and is ecstatic to be in this position – combining her love of theatre with her love of helping people.
Kady also has a strong passion for nature preservation, gardening, and travel. Before coming to Bay City Players, Kady was an Educator at the Chippewa Nature Center, where she helped show children the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting it.
Jennifer is excited to be back at Bay City Players. Growing up, she participated in Youtheatre and pursed theatre throughout her high school and college years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater from SVSU in 2005, and her Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting from Stephens College in 2018. Jennifer also completed a one-year training program at The Motion Picture Institute in 2012 and continues to work as a Script Supervisor on corporate and commercial shoots while actively pursuing screenwriting. Previously, she was the Operations Manager at DBS Investment Advisers, LLC.
Jennifer is a dog lover who enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, reading, and watching movies. She also looks forward to traveling in the future.