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 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!
Angel 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 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 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-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 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 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.