Our Staff

MASC/MAHS staff members are always willing to help! Whether you have a procedure question, are interested in an event, or are in need of some inspiration, all of the following individuals are committed to student leadership in Michigan!

Matt AlleyMatt Alley, Director of Student Services

Matt is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he completed his bachelor's degree in Psychology and with a Master of Arts in Counseling. For the past three years, Matt has worked at Lapeer East High School as a counselor and has served as the Senior Class Sponsor. Before Lapeer, he was a counselor at the Montcalm Area Career and Technical Center. In addition to his background as an educator, Matt also brings strong communication, organization and technology skills to the position. He is an advocate for students and is a systems thinker. Matt is the son of two career educators; working closely with teachers and Principals will be natural for him.

Angel BrewerAngel Brewer, MASSP Event Planner and Member Services

With 15 years working for the association, Angel will always be a great resource for MASC/MAHS, our members and our programs! Angel handles the event planning for the entire office. Daily, she strives to provide a high-quality level of service to MASSP members. Chances are, you've heard her cheerful voice on the other end of the line if you have called the Lansing office.

Gail SchupbachGail Schupbach, MASSP Business & Membership Specialist and MASC/MAHS Member Services

Gail joined MASSP/MASC/MAHS in 2012 after working for the Michigan House of Representatives for over five years. Referred to as "Mama Gail" in the office, you may see her at a registration table at upcoming events or speak with her over the phone, as Gail serves as the day to day contact for questions about registration and invoices for MASC/MAHS/MASSP events. Gail also handles the processing of membership for the entire office.

Kristie DistelrathKristie Distelrath, Intern MASC/MAHS

Kristie is currently the intern for MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership. She is currently in her final year of Oakland University where she is studying Communication and Public Relations. Kristie has been heavily involved with MASC/MAHS for 8 years now, as a student as well as part of our College Volunteer Facilitator Core (CVFC). Her biggest passions are leadership, hockey, and giving back to the organizations that have helped make her into the leader she is today. You will see her at numerous events with a smile on her face, and helping out where needed.

Others that you may see or talk to at MASC/MAHS!

Chelsey MartinezChelsey Martinez, MASSP Program and Operations Manager

A part of the team for nearly 5 years, Chelsey handles all of the graphic design, website maintenance and communications for the both MASC/MAHS and MASSP. She also works conference development, planning and booking speakers - you'll see her at States and Camp and around the office in Lansing.

Wendy Zdeb-RoperWendy Zdeb-Roper, MASSP Executive Director

Serving MASSP since August 2011, Wendy provides guidance and support for MASC/MAHS programs as needed. As the primary contact for professional development for MASSP, she finds cross-training opportunities for administrators to work with student leaders in their building.

Colin RipmasterColin Ripmaster, MASSP Associate Executive Director

Joining the MASSP team in 2013, Colin provides additional support for professional development and has a strong focus on educational technologies. As a supporter of student leadership programs in his past principal experiences, we look forward to ways that Colin can help administrators see the value of diverse student activity programs in their building.

Bob KefgenBob Kefgen, MASSP Assistant Director for Government Relations

Bob offers government relations support to MASC/MAHS programs, and seeks ways to recognize our members on a statewide level within the state government. Bob also serves as a resource to advisers who seek information on the happenings of current legislation.