Meet the Staff

KatieKatie McGrane

Katie McGrane has worked at the Recreation Center since 2004.  She became the manager of the Rec Center in 2009.  She is married to the Police Chief on Washington Island, Tyler, and has four beautiful children, Molly, Breanna, Teagan and Nia.  It is so nice to see this wonderful building being used by people of all ages


JanetJanet Hanlin

Janet Hanlin has worked here since 2009.  She has always been a "water" person.  she enjoys seeing all the people at the Rec Center. Her passion is synchronized swimming.  She was fortunate to be part of the program's that were held here at the Rec for many years.  Teen night at the Rec is also a popular night for our youth and she likes being with them.


DaniDani Gillespie

I met Michael in China in 2012. At that time, I had been teaching middle school Chinese for five years. The last time I spoke English had been almost ten years before that I was in high school. Michael changed everything. When we were married in China in 2014, we hadn't yet decided to move back to America. But I wanted to finally see my in-laws and meet Michael's family. We came to visit last fall and Washington Island brought us good luck right away. When I was pregnant, we started to think about settling down here. Even though the winter is so long and too cold for me, I like the very kind islanders. They are always smiling to me and helping me. We both agreed that this was a good place to raise our child. We have a house and a baby now. Michael teaches at the school and I have a new job working at the Rec Center. Our new life on the island is just beginning.


TerryTerry Henkel

Terry Henkel is a retired physician.  He has been a full time island resident since 2003.  He is married to Linda Henkel, has four children and 4 grandchildren.  Terry has been employed at the Rec since July 2010.  His interests include volunteer activities, reading, gardening and exercise.



DickDick Clancy

My family began coming to the island in the mid 30's. They built a home in West Harbor so we would summer here on the island. As time went on "Clance" always managed an island vacation. I married Sally in 1959, had two boys, Tim and Sean, who were fortunate to have the same experience that I did. I opened Clancy's LTD, a men's shop, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa shortly after I was married. In 1970 Sally and I opened the Ship's Rib, a retail clothing, gifts and antiques store here on the island and then opened Clancy's of Ephraim. I was a busy weekend commuter for several years. Sally and I eventually sold all the retail shops and retired to enjoy this wonderful Island.


DeidreLois Krueger

Lois Krueger is taking care of all the cleaning needs at the Rec Center. When she is not cleaning she enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with the family!





BethBeth Lux

Beth's Bio is coming soon. Stay tuned!