Can-Do is committed to inclusivity and helping every entrepreneur turn their dream into a reality. Your dreams are our dreams. No matter what stage your business is at or how much experience you have, we will help you get on the road to success. We’re here to succeed together!
Contact her about: fundraising, donations, and partnerships
Lucy founded the Can-Do Kitchen in 2008 when she noticed the need for a shared-use kitchen in Kalamazoo. She brings years of experience in natural foods retail and extensive experience in managing a production kitchen, farmers’ market vending, non-profit programming, and administration. Her skillset drives the vision of the company forward. Passion for opportunity and equity is the fuel that keeps her going. She believes that small business owners can scale and grow with the right tools and a supportive environment. Her drive and knowledge inspires the people around her and results in key partnerships with the local community.
Director of Operations
Contact her about: Information about our offerings, Can-Do Camp, Outreach
Sheena started with us in 2011, coming from a fundraising background. Her experience with event planning, customer service, and project management helps small business owners bring their ideas to fruition and create the lives they want. During her many years at Can-Do she has worked alongside numerous entrepreneurs, with a specialization in the food industry. Her work focuses on fostering a nurturing learning environment that will help business incubatees flourish. When she isn’t working, Sheena enjoys listening to music, acting in theater productions, and spending time with her family and friends.
Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Contact them about: Volunteering, Outreach, Event Tabling
Denetta comes to Can-Do kitchen with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development from Western Michigan University. After teaching for many years, Denetta transitioned from the classroom to using their skill set to teach entrepreneurs how to successfully build their business.
Denetta is a local artist from Kalamazoo, with a background in graphic design and web development. Their art has been shown at Black Arts and Cultural Center, and recently they starred in Face-Off Theater’s production of Crowns. When Denetta isn’t working they enjoy spending time with loved ones, listening to music and riding their bike on warm Kazoo days
Contact them about: Billing, Surveys, and Grant Reporting
Toni is our newest hire, starting in April 2022. She brings 10 years of nonprofit experience to Can-Do Kalamazoo with a background in grant reporting, administration, nonprofit accounting and working with individuals with little to no work experience. Toni’s passion for helping people overcome barriers to become self-sufficient is an invaluable resource to members of Can-Do . In her free time, Toni gardens, fishes and crafts.
More Staff coming soon…
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is in tune with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and sets the Ends, otherwise known as our work’s ultimate future outcome or guiding star. As a result of Can-Do Kalamazoo’s work, all entrepreneurs will have a pathway to business success that is clear, equitable, and attainable.
Current board members:
Pictured left to right: Hether Frayer (chair), Maddie Isch, Jill Parsons, Rachel Bair (vice-chair) (not shown), Jessica Hermann-Wilmarth (secretary) (not shown), John Schmitt (not shown), and Janice Scott (not shown).