Meet Our Team

King of the Mountain Directors Make it Happen!

Mt. Holiday was formed in 1949 when a group of local businessmen obtained permission to construct a ski run on state owned land. The area was created using volunteers, prison labor, services and donations. In 1985, the area was purchased by Warren Brosch and his wife Sue. The Brosch’s added two chairlifts, a tube run and a terrain park. After Warren’s death in 1999, Sue Brosch placed the area up for sale. In response to the concern that the area would be sold and developed, a volunteer group formed Mt. Holiday, Inc., a nonprofit corporation to purchase the area. The group set a goal to raise $1.5 million to acquire the area, refurbish it and open to the public. The mission of Mt. Holiday is to provide four seasons of outdoor recreation, build strong minds and bodies in a safe, clean and healthy environment for people of all ages, with a continuing focus on disadvantaged youth.

If you wish to contact our board of directors, please feel free to do so through:

2013/2014 Fiscal Year Executive Team:

President: Mr. Mark Ray
Vice President: Mr. John Lynch, Esq.
Treasurer: Mr. Ron Harris
Secretary: Ms. Paula Oleson


Matt Myers


Event Coordinator/Race Director/Volunteer Director – – 231-883-5936

Matt was the event coordinator for the Father Fred Foundation for almost 10 years. He worked side by side with Father Fred creating community programs while enlisting and directing an army of volunteers. Matt along with his 2 sons founded the very successful M-22 Challenge 5 years ago. Matt will connect all the dots to make King of the Mountain another premier event.


Bob Guenther

bob_guentherLogistics/Site Planning

Co-producer of Old Town Classic Car Show (7 yrs.). Operational experience with NASA and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Specializes in product placement, exhibits, multiple moving parts at extreme speeds. Likes to surf but is afraid of sharks!


Beau Vore

beau-voreBeau is a Michigan native and active duty member of the world’s greatest Air Force. With over a decade of service to America, Beau is currently the United States Air Force (USAF) Representative for Grand Traverse, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, and Kalkaska counties.   Beau is a USAF certified Physical Training Leader (PTL) and specializes in physically and mentally preparing future Airman for entry in over 150 USAF career field, concentrating on Special Operations trainees.  Beau is an avid outdoorsman and takes full advantage of Northern Michigan’s one of a kind natural wonder.  Beau is heavily involved in the betterment of his community and an active volunteer in numerous groups dedicated to the same principles.  Beau is motivated by his faith and leans on the 3 core values of the USAF: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in all we do. Beau is married to his best friend and has 2 crazy kids.


Laurie Downer


Registration Director


Doug Downer


Water Director





Molly Connolly


Digital Media Director

Molly is the owner of North Coast Design, a web and marketing business based in Glen Arbor.  She has served on the board of the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and has assisted numerous local businesses with web design, branding and marketing strategies.  Molly is the go-to gal for all things digital for the KOTM event, from logo design to web and social media updates.  She can be reached at  Molly lives in Glen Arbor with her husband, two daughters and sweet (but incredibly furry) German Shepherd.