KIMBERLY PRISBY, Chairperson
For over 22 years, Kimberly has worked as a client relationship manager and performance consultant in the financial services industry. Her primary responsibilities include facilitating workshops to assist clients in preparing to meet their strategic business objectives, motivating teams to grow beyond their potential, and training service providers to deliver exceptional service that strengthen customer rapport.
As an active volunteer within her community, Kimberly has been involved with Macomb Literacy Partners, the Breast Cancer 3-Day Foundation and Volunteers of America.
Born and raised in Macomb County, Kimberly and her husband, Mark, reside in Clinton Township and are richly blessed with the unconditional love of their many nieces, nephews and godchildren! Both are avid travelers who cherish diverse cultures and people, especially throughout our Great Lakes State.
KARLY HURLEY, Secretary
Karly is the Brand Journalism Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan where she is responsible for leading a team of talented creative professionals in a journalistic approach to producing multimedia content highlighting important health-related topics, BCBSM news, healthy lifestyles, and more.
Prior to her current role in corporate communications, she worked in the broadcast field for several years holding positions as Station Manager, anchor, and reporter, earning the Media Award from St. Clair County Community Mental Health in 2019, and leading ebw.tv to receiving the Bridges Award from the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce’s Eddy Awards, as well as being featured as the cover story for Blue Water Woman in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Moody Bible Institute Chicago and she has strong passions for mentoring and empowering young women to see their inherent value and worth and fostering in Michigan. Karly also serves as a Commissioner for the Port Huron Housing Commission.
MARK MUZZIN, Treasurer
Mark loves empowering others and giving youth permission to fail and seek out novel ways to solve problems. He has worked with thousands of students and hundreds of educators and shares his expertise as a keynote speaker, as a corporate trainer, as a featured educator in several publications and as a co-author in a peer reviewed journal. Over the years he has developed a knack for galvanizing public interest and has been invited to be an emcee and guest speaker at several fundraisers. After having twin girls, his belief in the power of A Beautiful Me has only bolstered his resolve to serve his community through youth enrichment.
In 2020, Mark joined the Macomb Intermediate School District as a STEM consultant. This new position and initiative is an opportunity to inspire the next generation and pave the way forward in STEM education. Previously, Mark co-lead the evolution of STARBASE One, a cutting-edge STEM youth outreach program serving approximately 2,000 students per year.
He developed a love of travel after skipping a few Michigan winters while living on the island of Maui as a science teacher. Mark has a Bachelors Degree from Oakland University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. He has a boundless sense of humor, is a lifelong Detroit Lions fan and appreciates a well-timed prank. Most of all, he is a dedicated family man spending his free time with his wife and three children.
TORI FERRES, Trustee
Tori is an attorney at Fletcher, Fealko, Shoudy & Francis, P.C., located in Port Huron, Michigan. Tori handles a variety of litigation matters, including insurance defense, municipal, labor and employment, and commercial litigation. Her education includes a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Tori appreciates the challenges that many women face with self-esteem and confidence, issues that often not only affect women during their youth but also throughout their lifetimes and careers. Tori firmly believes in the importance of A Beautiful Me’s mission to empower women at a young age to teach them that there are no limits to what they can accomplish.
Tori enjoys spending time with her husband Colin, daughter Margot, and labradoodle Kevin. She enjoys cooking, reading, and exercising. She is also active in her church, Holy Trinity Parish, as a lector and Finance Council member. Tori has volunteered for a number of non-profit boards and other community organizations.
Tori is very much looking forward to bringing her talents to A Beautiful Me.
LAURIE GARDNER, Trustee
Laurie has been teaching Business Education in the East China School District for 13 years. She was born and raised in Marine City and graduated from Marine City High School. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University and a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership. She enjoys professional development opportunities and collaborating with colleagues from across the country to bring fresh, engaging methods to her Financial Management and Business Essentials classes. Laurie enjoys teaching and guiding students as they prepare for their lives after graduation. She feels meaningful relationships with her students are key.
At the 2019 Jumpstart National Educator Conference for personal finance teachers in Washington DC, Laurie was awarded the Neil Milner Award as a innovative educator in the classroom. This is awarded to 3 out of 300 educators nationally. Since 2015, Laurie also hosts the Disney Youth Education trip each year for 25 students to attend a leadership seminar at the Disney World.
She is thrilled to be A Beautiful Me team member and looks forward to making a difference.
KATHY HAYMAN, Trustee
Kathy is the Controller for Electrex Industrial Solutions, located in Harrison Township. In addition to her day job, Kathy is also an elected official in her hometown of Marysville. She has served on City Council for 4 years, including two years as Mayor Pro-Tem, and has been re-elected for an additional term. She also serves on various other boards. Kathy earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.
Kathy and her husband Doug, of 37 years, have 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. Through the course of her career and raising daughters, Kathy is aware of the importance of having self-esteem, courage, and a fearless attitude.
The vision and mission statement at A Beautiful Me is something that Kathy is committed to; empowering young ladies, and women, to help them reach their potential and be successful in their chosen career field.
In her spare time, Kathy loves to spend time with family, golf, and travel. She is a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church.
Kathy is excited to be an ambassador to A Beautiful Me, an amazing organization.
PHILIP PELOSO, Trustee
Philip is the Sales Channel Manager of KUKA Robotics Corporation, USA. He has over 27 years experience working in his chosen field of industrial robotics and factory automation. Philip attended Lake Superior State University where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Automated Systems Engineering Technology.
He is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and has volunteered as a mentor to local FIRST Robotics teams. His time with the FIRST Robotics program has offered him the opportunity to work with high school level girls and boys to develop lifelong skills. Philip has been recognized by Michigan’s Former Governor Snyder as a proponent for his Marshall Plan to develop the talent of high school students to prepare them for the next generation of careers.
Philip has been married to Debbie for 25 years and is blessed with two incredible daughters, Hailey and Jenna. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, Philip and his family have called Port Huron their home since 1997. Whether it is pleasure boating or fishing lakes in Northern Ontario with friends and family, Philip enjoys spending as much time as he can on the water.
SHAWN SHACKELFORD, Trustee
Shawn Shackelford has been an educator for over 20 years, starting his career as an English teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, and neighboring Southfield Public Schools in Southfield, Michigan. Shawn has served as an administrator in Southfield Public Schools, Duval County Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, and Boston Public Schools in Boston, Massachusetts, and has been a principal at all levels. Currently, he is the principal at Central Middle School in Port Huron, Michigan.
He has a background in implementing strategies aligned with national and local guidelines for Turnaround school reform in Florida and Massachusetts. At Central, Shawn has successfully implemented Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SWPBIS) and created a Refocus Room: a safe space for students that uses asset-based practices to create an inclusive environment that quickly re-engages students in the learning process. In addition, his work includes the school’s partnership with Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Supports (MIBLSI), in a state/national equity pilot which provides professional development on mitigating implicit bias through equitable practices.
Shawn presented at the 2018 National PBIS Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL as a part of University of Oregon professor Kent McIntosh’s presentation, “Neutralizing Implicit Bias in School Discipline.” In June 2019, he was the Keynote Speaker at the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Summer Institute. His Keynote Address, “Closing the Gap: Lessons in Equity and Grace,” outlined his school’s success in addressing the disparity in the discipline of black and white students. As a result of this work, Shawn created a male mentoring group for African American boys at Central.
In November 2019, Shawn was honored by the Port Huron Branch of the NAACP with the Youth Sustainability Leadership Award. In February 2020, Macomb Celebration of Black Excellence awarded Shawn the Educational Impact Award.
Shawn serves as a member of the Grants Committee and Equity and Inclusion Fund Committee for the St. Clair County Community Foundation. He is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
He holds a B.A in English from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, M.A. in Educational Administration and Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Shawn and his wife Jill reside in Clinton Township, Michigan with their three daughters, Renee, and twins, Olivia and Violet.
JOSEPHINE STARCESKI, Trustee
Josephine is a Computer Information Systems (CIS) professional with a BA in CIS from Walsh College, Troy, MI. She has worked for Kmart Corporation International Headquarters in Troy, Michigan, as a Senior Systems Programmer in the Merchandise Order Processing and Planning Computer Systems. In 1998, she made the choice to stay at home full-time to raise three daughters.
Since then, many volunteer opportunities in her community presented themselves and offered Josephine leadership roles as president of the elementary Home & School Association, treasurer and recording secretary of the high school Mothers Guild and coordinator of several fundraising and social events.
As a 20 year volunteer for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Josephine has guided girls and women in support of the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. As a troop leader, troop committee team member, district coordinator, trainer/facilitator, troop organizer, outdoor program volunteer, council program volunteer, departmental committee member and GSUSA national delegate, Josephine knows that giving girls and women leadership opportunities (large or small) is the key to helping girls develop courage and confidence to feel empowered to do anything!