Rhonda has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 17 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 resides in Caseville with her husband Brian and her children Trevor and Brianna.
Kat was hired in February 2018 as our administrative assistant. She relocated to the Thumb in 2015 and resides in Bad Axe with her partner, Bob. Kat has two children Shelby and Dillon and loves to garden and cook.
Work Services Manager
Dave has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 21 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. Dave 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, and Sarah Ellicott.
Work Services Leader
Brian has worked for Thumb Industries, Inc. for 8 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.
Thrift Store Manager
Diane has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 18 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.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager
Materials Donation Manager
Mark has been employed at Thumb Industries, Inc. for 17 years. Mark oversees TII's recycling operations. Prior to working for our agency, Mark was a manager at McDonald's Restaurant. Mark resides in Bad Axe with his wife Diane and has two daughters and one grandchild.
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. She resides in Pigeon with her husband Michael and 5 children. She enjoys reading and watching her kids play sports.
Community Services Coordinator
Chris has been with Thumb Industries, Inc. for 3 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.
Transition Supports Coordinator
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.