Board Biographies

Treasurer - Joe Belton
 
Nance Belton
is currently a Taoist Healing Energetics practitioner (classical Chinese medicine). She feels we are all responsible for the health of our own bodies as well as our larger community, micro and macro. She enjoys helping to promote local currency as another tool in keeping our regional community strong, healthy, and responsible.
 
Steve Nance
is the General Manager of Oryana Natural Foods Market.  Husband of Robin (former Oryana Board member), father of Andrew and Emma. Former officer on the Oryana Board. Alternative Transportation advocate, bicyclist for fun and transportation, ski-sojourner with our 2 Siberian huskies. He has supported local currency since the beginning, and believes in “keeping it as local as possible.” 
 
Nellie Eve Skallerup
 
President - Holly Jo Sparks
is co-founder and principal consultant of Collective Seeds Consulting Cooperative, which has assists clients nationally with new cooperative housing development, event organizing, strategic research and nonprofit financial management, and fundraising. She supports community-based enterprise and democratic ownership; local currency is one strategy toward achieving this.
 
Jeremy Truog
is the owner of Sustainable Environmental Services.  
 
Secretary - Mary Van Valin
is active in the Traverse City community. A board member for Michigan Land Use Institute, she’s also involved withTransition Towns, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and other local projects. She would like to see more widespread use of Bay Bucks, supporting worthy causes, and to continue building our community resilience through the use of local currency.