Meet Our Board Members
Michael Stelzer, Chair
At-large, 2nd Term Expires December 2024
Michael’s background in business and branding began with ownership of a Design firm focusing on identity development
and package design for companies like 7-Up, Monsanto, Holiday Inn and Bass Pro Shops. After the sale of the firm, he became Creative Director for an Ad Agency where he worked with clients such as Tyson, Sara Lee, Simplot and other national brands. From here, he co-founded Marlin, an Ad Agency focused on food and beverage. This employee-owned company grew into 5 offices, 180 people and a client roster that included global brands such as Starbucks, Unilever, Heinz, Nestle and Frito-Lay.
A love of nature and the outdoors drew him to, and keeps him in, the Ozarks. Currently, Michael is in post-retirement as a full time Blacksmith/Sculptor working out of his dirt floor forge on his farm close to the Upper James River.