Patricia L. Donahue, Executive Director. Ms. Donahue is a founding member of the Taylor Conservatory Foundation, co-founder of Taylor’s Goodwill Garden, past president of the Taylor Garden Club, past director of Growing Hope and an Advanced Master Gardener. She has over 25 years of business experience in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. She is employed at Starfish Family Services, a non-profit in Inkster that serves underprivileged youth and their families. Ms. Donahue is actively involved in community outreach as a community organizer, educator, mentor and leader
Larry S. Wright, President. Mr. Wright holds a BS degree from Eastern Michigan University and is an Advanced Master Gardener. He founded the landscape-contracting firm, Wright’s Landscape Services, in 1976. For 9 years he also served as the CEO/President for a regional trade association in metropolitan Detroit and was on the boards of many environmental and industry groups. Lawrence was also certified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture as a Trainer for Commercial Pesticide Applicators. Member of the Rotary Club of Taylor since 1983, Lawrence served as Club President 1991-92 and District Governor from 1995-96. He has also served as a Training Leader for Rotary International and a Zone Foundation Coordinator for The Rotary Foundation. He is a founding member of the Taylor Conservatory Foundation. He receives no annual compensation.
Bruce Jocks, Treasurer, Director
Dr.. Donna Schmidt, Secretary, Director. Dr. Schmidt holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University. She is a retired Superintendent of Schools and graduate instructor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Schmidt is a member of the Board of Regents at Baker College of Allen Park. She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Allen Park since 1991 and served as President in 1995-1996 and 2009-2010. Dr. Schmidt is the current Future Vision Programs Chairperson for Rotary District 6400 as well as a vision facilitation district trainer. Dr. Schmidt was recognized by Rotary District 6400 in 2010 with a COG award for “Service Above Self. She has been selected as Rotary Assistant Governor for Area 4 beginning in 2011. She is an ordained elder at her church and a past moderator of the women’s association as well as the Board of Stewards. Dr. Schmidt served as a community representative to the Detroit Edison Wildlife Habitat Council when she worked in the Monroe area. She receives no annual compensation.
Shane Anders, Director. Shane Anders is successful business owner in the community. He receives no annual compensation.
Chris Coffman, Director. Chris is the general manager of Taylor Walmart, employing 530 associates, for the past 5 years. Chris, his wife Sheri, and their 3 daughters relocated to Brownstown, Michigan in 2005 from Anchorage, Alaska. Chris has been employed with Walmart for the past 22 1/2 years, starting in store #2 in hometown of Harrison, Arkansas. Chris is very involved in the local community non-profits. He has been a Rotary member since 2006, and is President-elect for the 2012-2013 year. He is vice-president of the Taylor Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence, serves on the Taylor Police Citizens Advisory Committee and actively involved in Rainbow Connection, Children's Miracle Network, and American Cancer Society. He receives no annual compensation.
Louise Doute, Director. Ms. Doute brings a wealth of business and horticultural experience to the board through the establishment of a successful family-owned retail plant center, past president of the Taylor Garden Club, and many leadership positions throughout her strong history of community service. She is an Advanced Master Gardener, and also the Volunteer Coordinator for the Taylor Conservatory. She receives no annual compensation.
Perry Durham, Director. Elaine Fritz, Director. Ms. Fritz has a long history of philanthropy in the local community. She receives no annual compensation.
Eric M. Harris, Director. Mr. Harris is a Professional Engineer, employed with Wade-Trim, a Civil Engineering Consulting firm based in Taylor, Michigan. Mr. Harris' role with Wade-Trim is Client Manager for the City of Ann Arbor and the City of Hamtramck. Mr. Harris' previous employment includes project manager for Ducks Unlimited, a non-profit, world leader in wetland conservation. All together, Mr. Harris has been in the Civil Engineering field for over 11 years. He receives no annual compensation.
Cheri Helms. Director. Ms. Helms is employed with Employment & Training Designs Inc., providing web design, technical support, research and development. Ms. Helms is an active Taylor Rotarian and past-president, and was instrumental in supporting the Taylor Conservatory Foundation as Rotary’s centennial project. She assisted in the original stages of the conservatory, and throughout its growth. Ms. Helms served as Rotary’s Public relations chair, providing a weekly bulletin and event chair for numerous events; and led the charge to receive the “Frank Devlyn Public Relations District Award (2003 - 2005). She receives no annual compensation.
Veronica Jacek, Director. She receives no annual compensation.
Sherry Soja-Molloy, Director
Rick Sollars, Director. Councilman Rick Sollars is a lifelong Taylor resident and 1992 graduate of Taylor Center. The owner of multiple manufacturing companies, Rick has previously served on the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Housing Authority and Master Plan steering committee. He and wife Alicia are parents of son Carson. He receives no annual compensation.
James Wagner, Director. Mr. Wagner is currently a Sales Consultant, and former Mayor, City of Wyandotte 1979-1987. He is married to Pamela with two step daughters and two grandchildren. He currently resides in Trenton Michigan and is a proud Member of the Rotary club of Wyandotte. He receives no annual compensation.