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. 

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. Gail and her husband, David, are proud to be the parents of three very active children and two dogs. When she has spare time, Gail enjoys reading, crafting and coaching her kids’ soccer and Girl Scout troop. 

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. Gail will be in contact with many of you within the membership year, and we are excited to have her as a part of the team! 

Brad Barlog, Intern MASC/MAHS 


Brad is the Intern for the Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies. He joined the team in May 2014. He currently attends Central Michigan University. Brad is a graduate of Eisenhower High School and was heavily involved with MASC/MAHS with being the Vice President of the Board of Delegates during his senior year of high school. You will see Brad at most of the conferences and workshops that MASC/MAHS has to offer, helping out where he is needed. You also may talk to him when you call our office. 

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

Angel BrewerAngel Brewer, MASSP Event Planner and Member Services



With more than 13 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.

Chelsey MartinezChelsey Martinez, MASSP Non-Dues Revenue and Public Relations Coordinator



Chelsey handles all of the graphic design, website maintenance and communications for the association. She also works to book speakers and with conference development.

Maria CuthbertMaria Cuthbert, MASSP Office Assistant



Maria is our office assistant and most likely the person you'll talk to on the phone when you call us. She also helps with event check-in.

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 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.