Nick Long has served on the MSU board for over ten years and is the current board president. He is an active participant in adaptive sports including the coach for the Grand Rapids Thunder wheelchair rugby team. He is owner and president of both Fusion Medical Supplies and NeuroCare Home Health. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Art Hope, MSU Vice President of Board. Co-director of Thunder in the Valley games since inception. Past wheelchair road racing experience and avid handcyclist. Work with new people trying to get involved in adaptive sports. Retired from Dow chemical. Been on the board for over 10 years.
Mary Kunz, Treasurer and co-director of Thunder in the Valley Games. Mary works at St. Mary’s of Michigan/Field Neurosciences Institute as an Injury Preventions Specialist educating the ThinkFirst program, a National Injury Prevention Program that teaches individuals the importance protecting your brain and spinal cord from traumatic injuries. Mary also coordinates Spinal Cord Injury Resource Group bi-monthly meetings which provide support and continued resources to others suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Maria Gonzalez is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Michigan Sports Unlimited, Thunder in the Valley Games and another non-profit organization. She also volunteers for various organizations.
Bernard Reid is an ABC Certified Orthotist and has been serving central and northern Michigan for over 20 years. Bernard has shared his professional experience with local hospitals including the VA and extended care facilities. He specializes in lower extremity orthotics for adults and geriatrics, with extensive experience in general orthotics. Bernard has also extended his experience to animal care. Bernard has been a board member of Michigan Sports Unlimited since 2012 and has been and instrumental part of the Thunder in the Valley Games.
Kayla Roggenbuck, OTRL is an occupational therapist working at McLaren Oakland in Pontiac Michigan. She loves being an occupational therapist, reading, biking and spending time with family. A little about her background; she grew up in the Thumb and went to Grand Valley State university earning a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy. It was there she developed my passion for adaptive sports. While there she became involved with Mary Free Bed’s adaptive sports programs, specifically Grand Rapids Pacers pediatric wheelchair basketball team, wheelchair sports camp and Grand Rapids Eagles. After graduating from GVSU she moved to Saginaw and began the OT program at Saginaw Valley State University. While at SVSU she became the volunteer coordinator for Thunder in the Valley and assisted at a couple wheelchair rugby events. After Graduating and becoming an OT she became a board member for MSU. Kayla looks forward to many years of promoting adaptive sports!
Douglas DuRussel, has lived in Michigan his entire life. After an auto accident in 1976, he has been living as a C5C6 quadriplegic. Spent most of his working life as a Financial Services Representative. Then became a small business owner when starting Accessible Consulting LLC. He has been associated with Michigan Sports Unlimited for many years as an athlete and a board member. He has served as treasurer on our board in the past and is currently still a board member. Married his wonderful wife Pam in 2015 and they currently live in Vassar.
Gary E. Gudmundsen, practices Municipal, Contract, Commercial, General Business and International Law with Braun Kendrick in Saginaw. Gary has been involved in Michigan Sports Unlimited since 2009 providing legal advice and assistance when needed.
Scott Staszak, licensed Occupational Therapy and owner of Game Changer Pediatric Therapy Services LLC. Scott enjoys spending time with his three kids Easton, Scarlett, Cecelia and wife Kellie. I love the mission behind MI sports unlimited and see the value of its purpose for the people helps.
Holly Klein, the 2016-2017 intern for Michigan Sports Unlimited. Her primary responsibilities are to plan and coordinate various adaptive sports events and clinics throughout the year. The clinics and events she plans and coordinates include Thunder in the Valley, adaptive water skiing/kayaking, hand cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby, and adaptive hunting or fishing clinics. As the intern, she works closely with the individuals who attend the various events from making equipment adjustments to instructing them about the designated sport. Aside from coordinating clinics and events with Michigan Sports Unlimited, she is pursuing my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Saginaw Valley State University.