Meet Our Team
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Sue Millin Executive Director
Sue’s personal mission of “leaving more than you take in this world” has led her to more than 35 years of nonprofit work. She joined the Volunteer Center team in 2012 and really enjoys being a community connector. Leading the Volunteer Center has allowed Sue to work closely with so many nonprofits doing amazing work in Washington County. Her vision and creativity has helped re-imagine the Volunteer Center’s founding mission to make a powerful impact for today’s volunteers.
Sue has been an active volunteer in our community and is currently serving on the board of directors for the Historic West Bend Theatre – a group working to turn the iconic theater into a multi-use arts and gathering space. She recently trained with her labradoodle, Cooper, to become a certified therapy team. Together, they volunteer at locations throughout southeast Wisconsin.
In her free time, Sue enjoys spending time with family and friends in Door County…tromping around the outdoors, harvesting prairie seeds, hunting morel mushrooms, upcycling old stuff… and always looks forward to her annual trip to NYC with her daughter (where they’ve been known to take in more than 10 Broadway shows in 6 days!)
Michelle Spettel Marketing & Outreach Specialist
Volunteering has always been a part of Michelle’s story. She grew up knowing it’s just what you do to be a part of your community.
She first experienced the Volunteer Center while working for a different company in the same building downtown. Michelle headed down the hall to find a meaningful way to help. Turned out, the Volunteer Center needed some graphic design assistance and was looking for new marketing committee members. A year later, she officially joined the staff. These days Michelle’s doing super cool things like designing buses and coffee shops!
When not at work you might find Michelle in Mexico, roaming the streets looking for the best taco stand. She is also very involved with Spotlight Productions where she designs and creates sets for the shows. Back in 2007 Michelle was asked to design the set for Cats, a whole bunch of shows later; it has been a great way to volunteer, grow incredible friendships, and spend time (lots of time) with family.
Becky Kemnitz Office Manager/Volunteer Engagement
Becky believes that through volunteering you create a strong connection with those you serve and more importantly a connection in your community. She found the Volunteer Center through her love for local coffee shops. The Hub’s mission in the community in connecting people to volunteer opportunities over a cup of good brew combined two things that she loves!
Becky has a background in office management and loves organizing those around her, supporting her team and being the front line to a company. She finds the mission of making a genuine connection in her community through volunteerism an important driving force.
When she isn’t busy being the glue that holds the office together, you’ll find her hiking with family, enjoying Door County and having coffee with friends. In the winter she fills her time as a volunteer coach for a local cheer team and has a passion for teaching the girls servant leadership while being active in a team sport. She is looking forward to meeting each of you as you stop in at the Volunteer Center!
Sheldon Brennemann Community Engagement
Sheldon and her husband, Jon, moved to West Bend in 2019. She quickly found herself spending time at The Hub – it’s easy to reason about needing coffee everyday if it’s going to a good cause! As The Hub began reopening both Sheldon and Jon started to volunteer at The Hub. It didn’t take long before they were regular Sunday volunteers!
Sheldon left her career in education to join the Volunteer Center Team to work in Community Engagement! She wants to provide opportunities for youth, families, and other couples to experience the same feelings of gratitude and difference making that she and her husband get to enjoy on Sundays! Sheldon has a passion for youth and is SO excited for Camp SuperHero this summer! It’s a delight seeing youth come together to make a difference within the community, and Sheldon is thankful for the opportunity to lead them!
When she’s not at The Volunteer Center you can probably find Sheldon on the Eisenbahn Trail. Coming from a mountain town in Colorado, Sheldon enjoys the accessibility of the trail, and being able to walk quickly around town! She likes to spend her time with family and friends, hiking, renovating her first home, and hanging out with her two pet geckos: George and Little Foot.
April Voegeli Hub Events Architect
April comes to the Volunteer Center looking to help make an impact in the community. She believes in the mission and being part of something bigger than herself.
Her first encounter with volunteering was with her daughter’s school auction. She admits it was really hard work, but definitely worth the reward! Ever since then April has been hoping to find an opportunity to combine her passion of volunteering with her professional career of Event Planning.
In her role as the Hub’s Events Architect… April will help develop fully-integrated experiences in our newly expanded space. She wants to provide a place where nonprofits, families, businesses, and friends can host meetings, parties and special events. Her passion for planning events shows through her attention to detail and organization. She is smart, nimble and compassionate and knows how to elicit emotion and passion that Empowers People for Social Good.
When she is not busy at the Hub, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 girls. You’ll find her cheering on her children at sporting events, being outdoors, and in the summer you can find her at the beach every chance she gets!
Tiffany Kirst Hub Coffee Shop Manager
Tiffany started working at The Hub as a weekend side gig and fell in love with the Volunteer aspect of the job because she is interested in helping people whenever she can. Tiffany grew up in West Bend and is a 15 year veteran of Starbucks. She brings coffee knowledge, customer service experience, and organizational skills to The Hub team. Her new position gives her all the “feels” she’d been missing in her previous career.
When Tiffany is passionate about a project, she’ll put her whole heart into it 110%. She’s always wanted to help others and knows being involved with a nonprofit will make for a very fulfilling life. “When you get involved in the community, you’re keeping Washington County alive and well”. Living here her whole life, she knew the importance of putting her attributes to good use and has found a place to shine.
When Tiffany isn’t working at The Hub she enjoys, bike rides with her nephew, being the fun director of her three nieces (they just light up her life), and being an avid shopper… fashion is in her blood!
Kayla Bieszk Chief Storyteller
A day of service in 2015 brought Kayla to the Volunteer Center’s front door. After 50 flights of stairs lugging rubbermaid containers up from storage, a few stubbed toes, and plenty of laughs, Kayla knew the Volunteer Center was the place she had to be! She came back as full-time volunteer manager a few short weeks later.
Kayla brings professional experience in public relations, event coordination, and customer service to her role. Her favorite part of the job is working with some seriously good people (the wonderful thing about volunteers is, well, they’re wonderful!). And in a world of busy schedules and full plates, she also loves reminding people that you don’t need to be Superman to make a big difference…sometimes all it takes is a few hours and a friendly smile!
When she’s not matching volunteers, you’ll find Kayla enjoying time with her husband and baby daughter, adventuring in the great outdoors, or trying (key word: trying) to tackle some sort of home project. She also serves as a hospice volunteer and is an aspiring master gardener volunteer with the University of Wisconsin Extension.