IBT Fund Campaign Team

Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign

The Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign is a major fund-raising effort to create a seamless, 2,000-mile trail – with two distinct routes, one for bicycling and one for hiking – that connects Michigan from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. The fund campaign aims to raise $155 million in private funds to support the work necessary to finish the trail, which currently is 70 percent completed.

Board of Directors

  • Tom Bailey - Little Traverse Conservancy
  • Glen Chown - Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
  • Amy Ghannam - Michigan Fitness Foundation
  • Jeff Hardcastle - Hardwood Solutions Inc.
  • Chris MacInnes - Crystal Mountain
  • Peaches McCahill - The McCahill Group
  • Dennis Muchmore - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Peter Remington - The Remington Group
  • Justin Zatkoff - Zatkoff Seals & Packings

Key Staff

  • Steve DeBrabander - Executive Director
  • Peter Remington - Fundraising Team
  • Justin Remington - Fundraising Team
  • Kate Cahill - Fundraising Team

Campaign Co-chairs

  • Linda Apsey -  ITC Holdings Corp (Novi)
  • Brad Canale - Northern Michigan University Foundation (Marquette)
  • Rick DeVos - Wakestream Ventures (Grand Rapids)
  • Bob Jacquart - Stormy Kromer (Ironwood)
  • Dan Musser III - Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island)

Campaign Steering Committee

  • Bryan Barnhill - Ford Motor Company
  • Stacie Behler - Meijer
  • Andy Buchsbaum - The National Wildlife Federation
  • Sam Cummings (Co-chair) - CWD Real Estate Investment
  • Bill Danhof - Miller Canfield
  • Steve Hamp (Co-chair) - Hamp Advisors
  • Jeff Hardcastle - Hardwood Solutions, Inc.
  • El Huntington - Metrice
  • Bill Johnson - The Berean Group, LLC
  • Andrea Ketchmark - North Country Trail Association
  • Herman Moore - Team 84 Marketing
  • Bill Rustem - Retired
  • Tom Woiwode - Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Robert Wolfe - CrowdRise

For more information

Interested in partnering with the campaign to support the Iron Belle Trail? Contact the campaign’s executive director, Steve DeBrabander, at 517-285-4096 or steve.ibtf@gmail.com.