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John Cameron (DL-5, VC-4)
David F. Carr (DTM)
About Me: Founder of Online Presenters and of the WordPress for Toastmasters project. Past President and member of Club Awesome in Coral Springs, Florida. Also former Area Governor, District Social Media Director. Outside of Toastmasters: writer, editor, and digital marketing consultant. He currently works as a Senior Insights Manager for Similarweb, the digital intelligence platform. Formerly an editor at publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, Internet World, and WebWeek, and a contributor to VentureBeat and The Enterprisers Project.
Anna Donahue (DTM)
About Me: I joined Toastmasters in February, 2016 because I wanted to learn how to feel comfortable speaking in public and talking about my new art business called ArtistEntrepreneurs.org. Since then I have given speeches to large and small groups, recorded webinars for online distribution and held workshops for artists who are interested in learning what I know about the "business of art." Toastmasters has helped me to become comfortable in any environment and to take on leadership positions with success. I had no idea how far Toastmasters would take me and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to learn and grow with the encouragment of fellow professionals. For the Toastmaster year of 2019-2020, I was awarded Toastmaster of the Year after taking on many leadership roles at the district level.
Bruce Frandsen (DTM; PDG; PID)
About Me: Bruce has been a Toastmasters member for 35 years. He has served in every club officer role at least once, every elected District Officer position, and served on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors from 1995–97.
An engineer by education, his career outside of Toastmasters includes several progressive leadership and management roles where he worked. He has also served on various community and city government boards.
Born and raised in South Dakota, he has lived in Michigan for 37 years. He is married to Tammie and they have 2 grown children. He enjoys college football in general and is a diehard Western Michigan University fan.
James Lemke (IP5, PM5, LD1)
About Me: I have been a Toastmaster Member since June 2018 and have previously served in the role of Vice President of Membership in the Speaking of Banking Club with Fifth Third Bank. In the 2020-2021 TM Year I was provided with the opportunity to serve as Area 02 Director and I was also provided the opportunity to serve as Club Coach for The Law of Attraction Toastmasters Club. I have also volunteered as a Coordinator in the Youth Leadership Program to interns through the Fifth Third Bank partnership with Project SEARCH. I am currently serving as the Area 17 Director for the 2021-2022 Toastmaster Year; I am also serving as Co-Chair for the District 62 2022 Conference. I was also the District 62 Hall of Fame Spirit of Success award recipient for the 2020-2021 TM Year. The reason why I made the decision to join the West Michigan Advanced Club is because I wanted to continue to grow and develop, not only as a public speaker and a presenter, but also as a leader both personally and professionally. I am truly looking forward to my time here and I am truly looking forward to my future as a Toastmaster.
Tara McCoy-Jones (VC5, DL5, IP5)
About Me: I joined Toastmasters to improve my communication skills and discovered that Toastmasters also builds leaders! I love that you get to hear different perspectives and fantastic stories from a diverse group of people while personally growing and having fun.