Staff

Dana Bensinger, Executive Director

Dana Bensinger,
Executive Director

Dana was born and raised in Oscoda, Michigan. She attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters in Management. She moved to Gaylord in 2006, with her husband Brad, a Gaylord native. They have three kids, Ty, Jaron, and Josie. As a family they spend lots of time at the barn or in the woods exploring Pigeon River Country. Dana likes gardening, cooking, canning as well as running and yoga.

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Kristen Payton, Executive Assistant

Kristen Payton,
Executive Assistant

Kristen was born and raised in Gaylord, Michigan. She attended Central Michigan University and earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child Development/Psychology. She moved back to Gaylord in 2006 where she resides with her husband Scott, also a Gaylord native. They have one daughter, Dawson. As a family they enjoy spending time outdoors and motorsports. Kristen likes sewing, cooking, and crafting.

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