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The Nominated Are ...
Sarah Schultz
Executive Officer of the
Home Builders Association
I would like to nominate Sarah Schultz, Exec-
utive Officer of the Home Builders Association oftheUpperPeninsulaasthe2017 UPBusiness PersonoftheYear. Afterbeinginvolvedwiththe Home Builders Association of the Upper Penin- sula for only 4 years, I learned what an asset she is to the HBA of the Upper Peninsula after working with her on many HBA events. After only a short time on the job, Sarah helped me form our first local Professional Women in Building (PWB) council in the U.P.
Sarah joined the HBA of the UP about 3 years ago and has since made astounding progress in this association! Her level of commitment over and above normal expectations is evident in the passions she has for the association and the building industry. Sarah has recruited 90% of the 50+ members that have joined since she became EO. She runs the office on her own with the support and backing of 13 Board of Direc- tors members. Sarah takes the initiative to go look for further funding for this non-profit asso- ciation, like filling out all of paperwork needed to apply for a grant from the National Associa- tion of Home Builders. They awarded her asso- ciation $10,000 in grant money in 2017. This money was used to design and build a new, very
interactive website, allowing her members to browse resumes online and more. The money was also used for their student chapters, giving out grant money in 2017 and picking up the cost for any student member to join the HBA. The HBA of the UP now has 9 high schools in the UP as student chapters, recognized nation- ally by the NAHB, all because of Sarah’s dedi- cation to getting the student chapter off the ground.
Her recruiting efforts in the student chapter play a part in her investment in the future of the company. She hopes that someday some of these students will become fine successful builders and join the HBA themselves. Other things she does to ensure the future of the HBA is to reach out to members to help them with any issues they may be facing, recruit more members so the association grows, and gets the association involved in community projects.
Sarah supports small businesses and is con- stantly urging members to do business with other members. She reaches out quite often to Travel Marquette and the Chamber of Com- merce to get them involved in one of the HBA’s many events or projects. Residents of the UP can count on the HBA as a prime source of infor- mation when they are looking for professionals to repair or build something for them, all thanks to the great directory on the website that Sarah had set up. She gives our referrals weekly to builders from the public calling in and has never had anyone call back saying that person did not work out. If visitors are looking to the UP as a place to possibly call their home in the future, the HBA can help them out with buying or building a home, finding a job and more.
Sarah’s motto for the HBA is “Building a Bet- ter UP for you!” Originally from neighboring Green Bay, WI, Sarah fell in love with the UP 4 years ago, quit a good paying job and moved up here and has since been working on spreading the mission of the HBA of the UP to the whole Upper Peninsula despite the challenges of hav-
ing one office in Marquette.
Sarah has started the HBA Construction
Career Fair and invites the public every year to
attend, bring resumes while she does on the spot interviews. These resumes she scans and uploads to the HBA website where all of the members, including 70 builders across the UP, will see them. This weeds out the inexperienced and those just looking to fill a search quota for unemployment.
Sarah has started 3 new events that keep on going in the HBA – the HBA Architects, Builders and Contractors Forum – providing continuing education for builders at very little cost, the Building UP Women Expo (Formerly Women in Construction Expo) which gets women together for some great educational top- ics and this year, some hands on learning, and just recently, the HBA Wild Game Dinner, rais- ing over $5,000 for their scholarships to go to youth in the trades industries right here in the UP. She has also continued the HBA’s Adopt- A-Highway cleanup involvement every year, ToysforTots,andawintercoatdriveforlessfor- tunate families.
Sarah knows how to Get ‘Ur Done and lays low and not taking credit that she truly deserves. She is always working behind the scenes to make sure events, meetings and other things go smoothly and not afraid to jump in where ever she is needed. She is a true leader for our asso- ciation and we are all very proud of her.
In her personal life, Sarah does not slow down. Her and her boyfriend Tony own a house in West Ishpeming where they are recent empty nesters and enjoy raising their 14 and 12 year old dogs, the latter a recent adoptee from a shel- ter. Sarah is admin of an UP-wide charitable organization that donates and delivers clothing and household goods to families in need, she helps out with some events for the Women’s Center of Marquette, and she is working on her directorship for Pampered Chef. She loves to read, with a nice collection of over 300 books and pick rocks – recently getting into tumbling and seeing what they look like afterwards. Even with all that she does, she claims her life is stress
free and she just loves the UP.
She believes in keeping it local and doing busi-
ness in the UP. This is why I would like to nom- inate her for Business Person of the Year.
Nominated by Geri Nelson.
Terry Tripp, PT, MPT
OSC, Cert. MDT, AT, ATC Physical Therapist
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist Outpatient Therapy Director
From UP Health System Rehab Services, Terry
has been a physical therapist since 1995 and have always been passionate about learning the most advanced treatment techniques that he can apply to his clients to achieve the best results. He has gained advanced training in orthopedic condi- tions and spinal care which affords him a unique ability to accurately determine the cause of pain and develop a treatment approach that will ben- efit each client to their greatest potential.
Terry enjoys staying active and spending time with his family. His interests are golfing, hunting and reading.
Specialties include: • Certified/Licensed Ath- letic Trainer • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) under the McKenzie Method • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist • Advanced Training in Osteopathic Manipula- tion of the Spine
Professional Education: • BS, Central Michi- gan University • MPT, Oakland University.
Nominated by Anthony T. Grudnoski, Ph.D, a frequenter of the services and staff of both the Marquette and Kingsford locations.

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