Carol Neithercut, President, 2021

P.O. Box 1476 Bay View • 231-347-2497
130 S Canal Street #10P Chicago IL 60606
312-258-9094 •

Carol Neithercut’s parents bought the family cottage in Bay View the year she was born and she has been spending her summers here ever since. Neithercut became a leaseholding member in 1973 and a cottage owner in 1996 when she took over her grandparent’s cottage. All three of her brothers own cottages, as well as two cousins.

Neithercut, 61, has been involved with the Long Range Planning Committee for six years, and chair of the committee for four years. She also served one term as a member of the Theatre Arts Committee. She resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Prior to starting her own company, “Neithercut Strategic Marketing,” Neithercut worked in marketing and strategy for RR Donnelley, the world’s largest commercial printer, in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, a Masters degree in Counseling from Wheaton Graduate School, and an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University. She began her marketing career at The NPD Group, one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, where she worked for 16 years.

Neithercut currently is in her ninth year as a Director of the Board of the Metropolitan Condominium Association. For seven years, Neithercut was an advisor and executive mentor with Women Unlimited, which provides leadership and business acumen development guidance to women leaders. She is also in her eighth year as an Account Director with Taproot Foundation, which provides pro bono consulting to needy, not-for-profit organizations. Neithercut attends the First United Methodist Church of Chicago at the Chicago Temple.

Fred Weber, Vice-President, 2021

PO Box 1162, Bay View • 347-6910
13442 The Square Poway CA 92064-1310  
858-618-1712 •

Fred Weber, first came to Bay View as a child with his mother, Barbara Weber, in the summer of 1955. His great-grandmother, Marguerite Lewis Rutter, bought a cottage on Knapp Avenue in 1935, but sold it in 1956. He bought his own cottage on Knapp in 2000. When he is not in Bay View, he lives in the San Diego area, where he is a member of San Rafael Catholic Church.

Weber has been regularly attending Board meetings since 2001, and his involvement in Bay View has been varied. He served one term on the Education Committee; gave a Scarrow Friday Forum talk on chemical weapons destruction; and taught a week-long class on Understanding Military Power. He chaired an ad hoc committee that studied and recommended Automated External Defibrillators. He served on the By-Laws Committee from 2012-2014. He served as an usher at Religion & Life lectures during 2014, providing Rev. Daniel Moser with attendance and contribution data not previously recorded; and helps sort books for the Library Book Sale every year. He volunteered his time for the Bay View Listening Project in 2014 as a facilitator, planning committee member, and on the Final Report writing team.

Weber had a long U.S. Army and follow-on civilian career in operations research/systems analysis, computerized modeling and simulation, and research and development. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the Military Academy, and a Master of Science from the Naval Postgraduate School. He served in an Armored Cavalry Squadron, on the faculty at the Army Intelligence School, and in arms control. He has years of experience in computerized simulations and in model design and development. He has been a team leader for application of advanced technology to training and to arms control. Weber is now retired from Northrop Grumman.

Peggy Child Smith, Secretary, 2021

PO Box 1088, Bay View • 231-347-7573
3147 Bonnell Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
616-942-6473 •

Peggy Child Smith is a lifetime Bay View participant and leader whose family continues to be involved in all areas of the program after nearly 100 years.  For the last 35 years, she has been finding and addressing opportunities in many areas of our community; especially fund raising, Morning Council, Historic Awareness, Performing Arts, and Recreation.  When not working on a Bay View project, she has owned two small businesses, sat on the board of 501(c)(3)s, and been a long-time fundraiser.  Peggy is married to Dave Smith, has raised four children (all of whom participate in Bay View, and two of which are members), and has hosted six Rotary youth exchange students in their winter home in Grand Rapids, MI.  She has also lived in Japan and Thailand, but no matter where Peggy is, her heart is always in Bay View. Peggy is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids.

Eric Breisach, Treasurer, 2022

PO Box 1055, Bay View • 231-439-9724
3637 Northfield Trail, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 • 269-375-8986 •

Eric first came to Bay View in 1957, six months before he was born. His father taught history and philosophy at Bay View. Eric and his wife, Tobi, bought their cottage in 1999. Eric served on the Development Committee for three years and was the founding chair of the Legislative Committee. He is a lawyer and formerly a CPA. He holds a JD, magna cum laude, from WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School and an MBA in Finance with high honors and a BBA in Accountancy, summa cum laude, from Western Michigan University. He is Treasurer of and Vestry Member at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo where he met Tobi in 1975. He served for 12 years on the Kalamazoo Public School Board and helped to turn around the 13,000-student urban district. During his tenure, KPS secured funding in perpetuity for The Kalamazoo Promise® that pays the college tuition of every KPS graduate.

Jon M. Chism, 2020

1615 Park Avenue, Bay View • 347-7335
P.O. Box 6113, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6113
616-458-4145 •

Jon has been coming to Bay View since 1971 and has been a cottage owner since 1983. He has been an active participant in the tennis program and a member of the audit committee. He has been a CPA partner in Plante & Moran PLLC for 15 years, a technical resource group leader for financial institutions, SEC and oil and gas, and a group leader for financial institutions for Western Michigan. Plante & Moran is a 1,600 person firm and for 13 years in a row has been in Fortune's 100 best places to work. He worked as a consultant on the Enron bankruptcy case. Jon is married to Janet Child, who's family has been in Bay View since 1917. They have two adult sons who have grown up in the Bay View Club program. Jon is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids.

Karl Hansen, 2020

1075 Brockway Ave., Bay View, 49770 • P.O. Box 1362
451 Chantilly Lane, Chelsea, MI 48118 •

Karl has been coming to Bay View since 1963. He has been an active participant in the Boys & Girls Club program growing up and a member of the Marketing committee. His family has participated in the Bay View experience for over four generations. He has been a marketing professional in the food processing industry for 30 years, at Cargill Meat Solutions, KraftHeinz Foods, John Morrel, and American Seafoods, in product & brand marketing management and Director of Marketing roles. Currently, at Dawn Foods, Inc., a bakery ingredients company founded in 1920, is the Senior Channel Marketing Manager for the Foodservice Channel role for North America. He is on the Wisconsin Alumni Board of Directors for the Cincinnati chapter and member of Bay View Campus Club. Karl is married to Michelle Hansen, who is active in the Woman’s Council and Archives. They have two daughters who have grown up in the Bay View program. His family has had the opportunity to enjoy and grow with Bay View through its programs and people. Karl is a member of the First Methodist Church in Chelsea, MI. Karl earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration - BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters of Business Administration - MBA from Western Michigan University in Marketing & Finance.

Dianne Boyd, 2020

P.O. Box 1264, Bay View
604 Hightrail, Allen, TX 75002
972-727-9793 •

Dianne Oniu Boyd first came to Bay View in 1969 and became a leaseholding member in 1991. She is a Registered Nurse with a BSN from Oakland University and is currently working as the Assistant for Worship and Liturgy and Parish Nurse at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, TX, which is also her home church. Over the past 25 years Dianne has served on the Theater Arts Committee, Worship Committee, and the Bay View 2000 special committee, as well as being the President of Morning Council. Dianne and her husband Timothy reside in Allen, TX and have 2 adult daughters.

Robin Sims Caldwell, 2022

P.O. Box 1318, Bay View • 231-347-6209
3684 Hallers Creek Rd., Suamico, WI  54313
920-544-5113 •

Robin is a lifetime resident of Bay View and became the owner of the Thistle Dew cottage in 1974. She has been a camper and leader in the Boys & Girls Club, a member of both Morning Council and Campus Club, a member of the Finance Committee and serves as an Assessor for the Bay View Board of Assessors. She graduated from Carroll University with a degree in Psychology/Sociology in 1977. She and her husband, Jon started Eye & Vision Clinics in 1981 and she served as its CFO/Clinic Manager for 35 years. She has a daughter, Rachel and a son, Spencer who are both lease holding members. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Green Bay, WI. Although she lives in Green Bay in the winter, she calls Bay View HOME!

Walt Byers, 2022

1993 Stephens Ln., BL 18 L 11 Bay View
250 Water Street #307, Petoskey, MI 49770

Walt Byers started coming to Bay View in 1980 and has been a leaseholding member since 1990. He retired in 2016 after a 40 plus year career in bank management and commercial lending. He and his wife, Nancy, now live in Petoskey when not at the Bay View cottage. He served on the Bay View Development Committee, past Chair of the Woods Advisory Committee, member and past President of the Bay View Racquet Club, Parade Master of the Bay View Fourth of July parade, and co-Chair of the Little Traverse Crop Walk that is held on the Bay View Campus each year. In the Petoskey community, he is a member of the Petoskey Rotary Club and a board member of the Crooked Tree Arts Center. They have 2 adult children, a son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Bishop David Bard

(Ex Officio, Non-Voting Trustee)

Bishop David Alan Bard is the presiding bishop of the Michigan Area. Prior to arriving in Michigan in September 2016, Bishop Bard was serving at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota since 2005. He was elected to the episcopacy on July 13, 2016 at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference held in Peoria, IL. He has been in ministry for more than 30 years and served in many roles within both the Minnesota Annual Conference and the General Church.

Bard was a General and Jurisdictional Conference delegate in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. He was an episcopal nominee in both 2004 and 2008.

Within the Minnesota Conference, Bard was chair of the Episcopacy Committee and the Higher Education Ministry Team, and he served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Congregational Response Team. He was also the conference parliamentarian. He was a district superintendent from 1998 to 2005 and spent three years on the Commission on Religion and Race.

Within the General Church, Bard serves on the Study on Ministry Commission, the Committee on Faith and Order, and the North Central Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy. He has also previously served on the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the Commission on General Conference, and the Commission on Theological Education.

Bishop Bard received a BA from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1981; his Master of Divinity was earned at United Theological Seminary, Twin Cities 1984; and in 1994 he received a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University with a focus on Christian ethics

Bard has a wife, Julie, and three adult children. In his free time, he enjoys music, reading, baseball, and walking outside

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The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

1715 Encampment Ave
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-347-6225



Our Mission

To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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