Jean R. Beach holds a BA degree from Ohio Wesleyan and has pursued further study at Delta College, Mott College, Northwestern College and in Europe with Dr. James Chillman of Rice University plus intensive workshops with Dr. Frederick Francke and Edward Weiss. She is the author of several books of Michigan History. Including “A Century on Canvass”, volumes two, three and four of “The Saginaw Hall of Fame”, “In Times of Sorrow and in Times of Joy”, ”Savoring Saginaw”, a historical cookbook and “The History of Pit and Balcony”, Saginaw’s community theater. She has been a frequent lecturer at Saginaw Valley State University’s Humanities lecture series. As an advertising copywriter, account executive and freelancer, she has been the recipient of several prizes for successful ad campaigns including Best of Show.
Dr Don Steele earned his PhD from The Ohio State University after obtaining his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Central Michigan University. He served as Superintendent of Schools for the school districts of Saginaw, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Seattle, Washington. He is an entrepreneur who has built several successful coaching and consulting businesses. He has coached professional athletes, entertainers and business executives on five continents. He has authored three books on “State Level Educational Policy Making” and another entitled “Anticipating and managing the Future”. He is an accomplished speaker, humorist and entertainer. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.