Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 |
Doreen holds a B.S. in education with a major in Physical Education. She has over 35 years experience teaching locally, nationally and internationally. Doreen is an adjunct professor for Aquinas College and has appeared on local and national television and radio as a guest expert in Physical Literacy. She is also a former elite level gymnastics coach and Junior Olympic Committee member for USA Gymnastics. Doreen is a life-long athlete, embracing the lifestyle promoted in her life work. Her favorite sports include running, trick water skiing, snow skiing, biking, gymnastics and tennis. Doreen also enjoys music and the arts. She plays the cello with the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ambiance Quartet.
Doreen and Gymco have been recognized with numerous honors. Gymco was named Small Business of the Year by the G.R. Chamber of Commerce. Gymco was named as a top Women Owned Business by the Grand Rapids Business Journal four times and named on the list of 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work by the Michigan Business and Professional Association four times. Doreen has been honored twice as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal and with the “Inner Circle” award from Inforum. Doreen’s community board service includes the Meijer Gardens Board of Directors, Inforum of West Michigan Council, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, the Michigan Fitness Foundation, the West Michigan Policy Forum, and Huntington Bank Women’s Advisory Board.