MEET OUR STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tricia Meyer is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the Board. In 2016 she served as Interim Director as well and has been involved with the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program in various ways serving as former Board Chair and very active in promoting downtown. She and her family have restored and renovated several buildings on the block and currently is a resident of downtown as well. She has three active sons and enjoys being a part of the community and always striving to make Three Rivers reach its fullest potential.
Andrew has been on the Board since October 0f 2017. He has a background in political campaign work. Currently he works full time at Hardings Supermarket in Three Rivers and has embraced taking leadership of our business recruitment initiatives. He currently serves as our Board Chair effective October of 2018. Andrew is a downtown resident and in his spare time enjoys playing music and dedicates much of his town to political activism.
Mike Hogoboom has been on the Board since January of 2019. Mike works at Armstrong International in the Assembly Division of the steam and condensate group. He enjoys vintage mopeds, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his two dogs.
Tim and his wife, Rachel, are the owners of the future Speaking Stone Cafe, currently under construction at 51 North Main Street. Tim is also a pastor and a commercial truck driver, and has been a DDA/Main Street Board member since November of 2016.
Sherri Rivers joined our board in March 2018 and immediately became its Secretary. She has been involved in our communications, promotions, and events planning work since early 2017, when she and her husband John began building a new business on our Main Street. That business, Venue 45, will be an event venue and pop-up restaurant space. This innovative business model promises to be a test-bed for dining ideas and cuisines here by bringing in well-trained chefs of different types on a regular basis. Sherri and John are both Three Rivers natives.
John “Charlie” Wolgamood has been on the board since 2017. Charlie is a resident of Three Rivers, is employed at Twin County Probation Center, and is an owner of a building downtown. Educationally, he is a graduate of Three Rivers schools, has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Michigan State University, and is working on a Masters degree in education (behavior disorders) from Walden University. Charlie has four grown children and one grown cat. He enjoys kayaking, fishing, gardening, and live music.
Colin has been on the Board since October of 2018. He and his family own and operate the historic Riviera Theatre and he is also a downtown resident. He is a graphic designer and a member of the Artists Guild.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, photography, cooking and the great outdoors.
Polash Pandey joined the board in August of 2018. Polash is employed at Sunoco in Three Rivers. Originally from Bangladesh, Polash makes his home in Three Rivers. He has a masters degree in political science. His family consists of his father and his sister. In his spare time he enjoys staying updated on current events, learning new things, and engaging people in educated discussions.
Joe Bippus has been on the board since 2000. He is employed by the City of Three Rivers as its manager. He has a Bachelors of Criminal Justice degree from Ferris State University and a Masters in Administration from Eastern Michigan University. He is married to Cheryl and they have three great kids. In his spare time Joe likes to engage in outdoor activities including mountain biking.
Janna Gatton joined the board in July 2019 and has been a resident of the Three Rivers area since 2010. Janna earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Central Michigan University where she majored in broadcasting and minored in both theatre and advertising. In addition to her role as DDA board member, she is an active member of Three Rivers Community Players, a volunteer for Saint Joseph County Animal Control and a member of Saint Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund (ARF). Her hobbies include crafting, costume design, event planning and traveling with her husband Jeff in their RV.