Gail Albin is a member of the Grosse Ile, MI Creative Writing Club. She has written and performed in Disaster Preparedness Skits for several communities.
A retired RN, CEN (certified emergency nurse), she is mother of three Baby Boomers and an active volunteer for the Red Cross, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and other organizations. She teaches geography and civics to her home schooled ten-year-old grand daughter. Gail also enjoys making quilts for the World Relief.
Gary R. Baker
Gary R. Baker, Senior Lecturer, English Composition, University of Akron, is a writer and educator with an international background. He has been an academic adviser for international students at the university and high school levels and has been an instructor at the college, secondary, and middle school levels. He has served as an academic department chairman at two private schools. He has designed curricula with an international emphasis. He has also written for weekly newspapers. Baker is an experienced Web site copywriter with a B.A. Degree from Kent State University, an M.A. from Miami University, and an M.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University plus additional graduate work at George Mason University. He studied on the graduate level in England through the University of Bradford and the University of London. Baker served in the U.S. Air Force in the Strategic Air Command and the Air Defense Command.
For more than 40 years Ron Baker has been providing public information programs to local governments as well as media relations, internal and external public relations, marketing and sales services to a variety of major companies, small businesses, nonprofit and professional organizations over a wide spectrum of industries.He founded Marketing Communications Counsel, Inc. in 1981. Baker served as Senior Vice President – Marketing for Inacomp Computer Centers, Inc. and as acting President of Inacomp Computer Centers Michigan Region, where he supervised operations of 23 Inacomp locations.
Baker was also a vice president in the public relations firm of Anthony M. Franco, Inc. and communications manager of Eaton Corporation Automotive Components Group where he had overall responsibility for communications programs of 11 major divisions. He began his career as a broadcast journalist and he is a graduate of the University of Akron. While employed with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., The Goodyear Bank and Eaton Corp., he received his early business marketing and finance training.
From 1973 through 1977, Baker was the executive director, and a founder of International Soap Box Derby, Inc. the 501-C-3 organization that restructured and established funding for the All-American Soap Box Derby youth program. Hew was a founder of the grassroots, nonprofits: Opportunity Grosse Ile, Inc. and the Encore Boomer Movement, Inc. Baker served in the U.S. Army as a medic.
David L. Dyer
After 21 years of active duty service, David L. Dyer retired from the U.S. Army. His last duty station was at the Pentagon in Virginia. Little did he know then that he would embark on an entirely new voyage which would ultimately lead to his own brand of life-changing work as a writer and author. Today, Dave is a respected writer for local media in Metro Detroit and the author of From Darkness to Light, a memoir which “celebrates the bond of brotherhood and embraces David as a boy, as a veteran, and as the man he is today”. He is active in several civic organizations, most especially veteran-related. Dave and his wife Janet live on Grosse Ile, MI. Their son, David Scott, now resides in the Chicago area.