Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.


Inside Track: Miner’s passion for construction in his DNA

Construction was a pastime in Michael Miner’s family.

Inside Track: McLemore’s artistic skills make messages pop

Most artists’ handiwork is displayed in art galleries or at private viewings. Randy McLemore’s craftsmanship can be viewed along highways, sidewalks, storefront windows, interior...

Inside Track: Grumm’s vision takes off during pandemic

Growing up with a father and grandfather who were mechanical engineers for the aerospace industry, Dennis Grumm has always had an interest in design and engineering — but his passion led him to a different application.

Inside Track: Caddy’s life of service

The Salvation Army is central to providing social services to people around the world, and Major Glen Caddy has spent over four decades leading some of those efforts.

Inside Track: Pattee restores faith in process

Fire is central to Clay Pattee’s business and personal life.

Inside Track: Brown spreads passion for personal finance

Dondreá Brown might never have journeyed down his current path if not for his lack of access to personal finance concepts in his early years.

Inside Track: Hagedorn brings art to the party

Whether it’s fashion, entrepreneurship, painting or cooking, Cynthia Hagedorn has done it all and continues to do so for the benefit of her community.

Inside Track: Mall owner strikes a balance

Baked into Nancy Quero Ramirez’s retail store and online business is the hope that fostering an appreciation and understanding of Mexican culture will arise.

Inside Track: Homeless summer moves McDermott

When Starla McDermott was newly divorced, working and saving up to rent an apartment, she and her three young children had nowhere to go, so for an entire summer, they lived in a tent on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Indiana.

Inside Track: From NFL to finance, Lyons forges own path

From the gridiron to the complex world of financial investments, Mitch Lyons is paving a new career path for himself.