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Maritime Heritage Alliance

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MHA Contact Information


Maritime Heritage Alliance Office: 231-946-2647 info@maritimeheritagealliance.org


For questions regarding boat donations and/or the MHA auction: auction@maritimeheritagealliance.org

For questions regarding financials or reimbursements: business@maritimeheritagealliance.org

Community and Heritage Sail sign-ups: instructions will be provided each year with the schedule announcement that include a specific email address to contact to sign-up.


MHA Staff


Name Title Email

Office Hours 

Michelle Handke Outreach & Fundraising Coordinator michelle@maritimeheritagealliance.org

Wed 8am- 4pm

Thurs 8am- 4pm

Sat 9am-12pm

Margaret Schaal Office Assistant info@maritimeheritagealliance.org Mon 10am-1pm


Jake Troyer Bookkeeper Please contact for hours


MHA Board of Directors


Doug Roberts |President | mindemoya@gmail.com | 231-620-3920

Rich Brauer | Vice President | rich@brauer.com | 231-632-6613

Scott Ford| Secretary | scotte.ford@gmail.com| 231-668-6064

Ned VanHamm |Treasurer  | winstuart@gmail.com | 612-719-6593

Rod Jones | rodjones2@charter.net | 231-632-0387

Jay Ruzak | jayruzak@gmail.com | 231-490-0950

Brett Derr | soundingsinink@gmail.com |




MHA Office Hours

Visit us!

Discovery Center & Pier

13268 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

The MHA office is located in the Peter Henry Boat Shop (Building 2)


Office Hours:


Monday 9am- 1pm

Wednesday 8am-4pm

Thursday 8am-4pm

Saturday 9am-12pm


MHA office hours are limited and they vary depending on a staff members' meeting schedule. Individuals with questions are strongly encouraged to contact the office via email to ensure more timely responses.

Maritime Heritage Alliance
13268 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684