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meet our staff

 

Julie W. Metsker, President of Professional Administrative Resources LLC founded the organization in 1986 as a means of earning extra income while raising three children. Armed with a self-taught knowledge of computer systems and database management and design at a time when many businesses were just beginning to adopt that technology, she began taking on a number of clients for basic administrative services. Her first non-profit client, The Ad Club of West Michigan, saw that her database and computer knowledge would help them as their organization was going through some growing pains. The non-profit world has changed dramatically since 1990, with volunteers having less time and support at their place of employment. For this reason, PAR’s niche has become a service that many non-profits are finding to be a valuable resource.

Julie is a 2007 graduate of Leadership West Michigan, a member of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan, Past President of East Grand Rapids Youth Development, a member of Local First, the Employer’s Association, the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and the U.S. Green Building Council – West Michigan Chapter.

 

Peter L. Metsker, Vice President and CFO, joined PAR in 2006 after a successful career in both distribution and manufacturing.  Peter spent over 25 years in the construction machinery industry holding increasing positions of responsibility ultimately Executive Vice President and Treasurer of a Michigan based machinery distributor.  He then moved to the manufacturing industry as Controller for a manufacturing supplier of automotive related materials prior to joining PAR.  His years of hands on practical experience in operations, finance, HR and IT have allowed PAR to broaden its services.

Cooking is a passion and in addition to taking culinary classes, Peter has traveled internationally with groups from the Culinary Institute located in Grand Rapids. Additional interests include sailing, computers and photography.
 

Jen Schottke is the Association Executive for the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan (AAFWM) and the Michigan State University Club of West Michigan (MSUWM). Additionally, she is the Executive Director for the West Michigan Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Prior to joining the PAR team, Jen worked as a marketing director in the commercial construction industry. Jen has held active volunteer roles in many non-profit trade organizations including the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.

Born in Chicago and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jen is a Yooper at heart, but without the accent, eh? Jen loves spending time with her family: daughter-Brooklyn, son-Jax, and husband-Brad. She enjoys her 6 a.m. Crossfit classes and follows them up with several cups of coffee, a big breakfast, and hourly trips to the PAR candy drawer.



Lilibeth C. Marvin is an Association Executive for ACG Western Michigan, Building Owners & Managers Association, and the Central Fabricators Association. Prior to joining the PAR team, Lilibeth attended Grand Valley State University where she earned her master's degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Lilibeth moved to the United States in 2007. While in Colombia, Lilibeth worked for the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce, a bi-national trade association in Barranquilla, Colombia. There, she facilitated and promoted business development between Colombia and the United States.

In her free time, Lilibeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, redecorating and completing "DIY" projects. She also teaches Spanish at a local non-profit organization.

Lauren Hills is a Project Manager for Leadership West Michigan, MiBiz, Wondergem Consulting, West Michigan Strategic Alliance, AAF Ad Club of West Michigan, and West Michigan World Trade Association. Prior to joining the PAR team, Lauren attended Grand Valley State University, where she earned her degree with dual-majors in Advertising/Public Relations and Photography. While in school, Lauren was a campaign assistant for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of West Michigan. There, she created advertising campaigns and assisted in the preparation and execution of various local events.

An outdoor enthusiast, Lauren spends the majority of her free time rock climbing, snowboarding, backpacking and practicing yoga. She also fills her weekends photographing weddings and portraits as the owner and lead photographer of Lauren Hills Photography.