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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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Rhonda Wisenbaugh

Executive Director

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 Jones

Administrative Assistant

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.

Dave Ellicott

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.

Brian Schumacher

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.

Diane Brown

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.

Josette Kanaski

Thrift Store Assistant Manager

 

Mark Brown

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.

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.  She resides in Pigeon 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 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.

Mark Brown

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.

Mark Brown

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.

Mike Dubs

Transition Supports Coordinator

Mike has been employed at Thumb Industries Inc., for four years. This is Mike's second tour with Thumb Industries. He worked  in multiple areas of the business during that time. Mike currently works with transition students in our local schools to assist them with their career and post-secondary goals as well as provide training and work experiences. Mike currently has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Baker College with concentrations in Marketing/Management. Mike resides in Owendale with his wife Cindie and their three children Kayla, Nick and Rebecca.

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.