Rhonda Wisenbaugh

Executive Director

Rhonda has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 20 years.  Prior to working at TII, she was a Early Head Start Program Manager for a four county area and a Case Manager at Huron Behavioral Health.  Rhonda has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University.  She has a daughter, Brianna, son Trevor, and daughter in law Jessica.  Rhonda resides in Caseville with her husband Brian.
 

Agnes Talaski

Administrative Assistant

Agnes has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 3 years.  Agnes has worked with Thumb Industries Micro Business consumers, in manufacturing, and is now our administrative assistant.  Prior to Thumb Industries Agnes has worked in banking and insurance.  Agnes has 2 sons, Jeff, Jay, a daughter in law, Angie, a grandaughter, and gradson. 

Dave Ellicott

Work Services Manager

Dave has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 24 years.  Dave oversees TII's manufacturing department and lawn services.  Prior to joining our agency, Dave worked as a Summer Youth Coordinator, Eligibility Specialist and Case Manager at Michigan Works!  Dave attended Delta College.  He resides in Owendale with his wife Lesa and his family includes two daughters, Dr. Lindsey Ellicott-Gasta O.D and her husband R.J. Gasta, Sarah Ellicott, and 2 granddaughters.

Brian Schumacher

Work Services Leader

​Brian has worked for Thumb Industries, Inc. for 11 years.  Brian supervises janitorial services and provides quality control for our manufacturing department.  Prior to joining our agency, Brian worked for Tower Automotive.  He also currently works at Valley Enterprises.  Brian attended Saginaw Valley State University.  He resides in Pt. Austin with his wife Sherry and sons Braden and Connor.

Diane Brown

Thrift Store Manager

​Diane has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 21 years.  Diane manages our resale operations.  Prior to working for Thumb Industries, she was a manager at McDonald's Restaurant.  Diane resides in Bad Axe with her husband Mark and has two daughters and one grandchild.

Josette Kanaski

Thrift Store Assistant Manager

 

Danielle McKimmy

Employment Specialist

PR/Community Outreach Coordinator

Danielle has been employed at Thumb Industries, Inc. since 2015.  Danielle evaluates individual's job skills and assists them with seeking and obtaining employment within the community.   Prior to working for our agency, Danielle was a district sales manager & worked in multiple facets of advertising.  She has Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts & Sciences from Michigan State University.  Danielle resides in Bad Axe with her two daughters, Rayleigh and Delaney.

Tara Dohning

Book Keeper/Office Manager

Tara started working at Thumb Industries in August of 2010.  Tara finished her degree in accounting in August 2018 and began her role as book keeper/office manager.  Tara resides in Bad Axe with her husband Michael and 5 children.  She enjoys reading and watching her kids play sports.

Chris Hardenburg

Community Services Coordinator

Chris has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 6 years.  Chris is the onsite social workers who works as advocate for Thumb Industries consumers.  Chris has a bachelor's degree in social science from Central Michigan University.  Chris started as lawn care supervisor for T.I.  He was then promoted to seasonal supervisor of the Recycling Center, and now serves as the community services coordinator.  Chris resides in Bad Axe with his wife Beth and their two dogs, Zeus and Lucy.

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(989) 269-9229

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Thumb Industries, Inc.

1263 Sand Beach Rd.

Bad Axe, MI 48413

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