Board of Directors

The Visit Keweenaw Board of Directors donate their time and talents to promote the Keweenaw to visitors for the benefit of the entire membership. The board is comprised of representatives from Visit Keweenaw’s membership of area lodging providers. Visit Keweenaw's Executive Director serves as a non-voting member. The board sets policy, guides Visit Keweenaw, and develops strategic plans for the future.

Board members serve three-year terms. They are selected through a vote of Visit Keweenaw Members.


Julie Sprenger, President
Laurium Manor Inn

Jennifer Julien, Vice-President
The Vault Hotel – Houghton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

John Mueller, Treasurer
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge


Marina Alexander
Rock Harbor Lodge

Vern Barber
Mount Bohemia Resort

Mike LaMotte
Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Restaurant

Nichole McCloskey
Country Inn & Suites Houghton

AmericInn of Calumet by Wyndham

DeeAnna Gariepy
Holiday Inn Express – Houghton

In the native Ojibwe language “Keweenaw” roughly translates to “the crossing place” and today, its natural beauty and history draw people…