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About Community Catalysts
Development Company

In late 2019, the Community Catalysts' Board made the strategic decision to create a nonprofit whose sole purpose is to develop affordable and attainable housing.  Community Catalysts Development Company was formed in January 2020.  

 

Our Mission is to add quality, attainable housing that allows seniors, veterans, formerly homeless, and people with low income to thrive in communities.  

Our Goals

Our Board

Mark Fishwick

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Over the past 30 plus years, Mark Fishwick has worked in the automotive industry for both Ford Motor Company and General Motors as well as automotive suppliers.


As a University of Michigan graduate holding an MBA, Mark is an information systems expert and is a patent holder for process improvements to SAP software.  

In addition to his work in the automotive industry, Mark is passionate about developing attainable housing locally. He has taken on several building rehab projects himself before joining the Development Company team.

Mark’s proven track record of increasing efficiency and reducing costs in the supply chain are strengths he brings to the Development Company. 

 

Mark is a husband and a father to four adult children. He leads the Prayer Team at Grumlaw Church and enjoys hiking, running, and weight lifting.

Mark's strong problem-solving and analytical skills allow him to be successful in multiple disciplines.

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Chad Krumrei

Chad began his career with a job in software biotechnology before transitioning into the world of IT. 

 

For years, Chad had the opportunity to work in Quality Assurance at Gene Codes as an Analyst and later, IT Administrator, testing new iterations of code and utilizing a variety of DNA technologies. 

In 2012, when the company’s software licensing technology needed to be overhauled, Chad continued in his role as IT Administrator while also working to implement a new licensing system. 

Chad designed the user experience, system fingerprinting methods, training materials for technical support staff, and end user documentation, while also assuming primary communication with Gene Codes Japanese-based distributor for all licensing and software support matters. 

 

In 2020, Chad and his wife Elena and made the decision that Chad would leave Gene Codes and join her in real estate. Together, they built the VIVID Living Real Estate Group, which serves approximately 40 families a year. Practicing real estate allows Chad to keep one hand in technology while simultaneously guiding people through one of the most important decisions of their lives—something he feels honored to do.

 

Chad and Elena live in Howell, Michigan with their daughter, Clara. Chad enjoys hiking and traveling, especially to destinations like Sedona and Hilton Head Island.

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Becky Phelps is the founder of Capture Associates, an asset management and consulting service to a limited group of owners, overseeing over 2,000 units of senior and multi-family housing. 

 

Becky brings almost 30 years of experience in all phases of property ownership and development.  She is experienced in acquisitions, sales, debt and equity financing and asset management services in both the senior and multi-family housing sectors.

Prior to founding Capture Associates, Becky worked as a Development Officer of the P.M. Group, Inc. 

 

Her involvement in the acquisition and construction development of over 2,500 multi-family and senior housing units, including the securitization of over $80 million in debt financing and placement of equity, contributes significantly to the expertise behind her successful ventures and ownership opportunities.

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Craig Raycraft

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Craig and his wife Pam have served in various roles with their church over the years including children’s ministries, mentoring young married couples, facilitating bible study groups, and serving as Deacons. While planning for retirement, Craig was in prayer about what God’s will was for him in the next chapter of his life.

 

In the spring of 2020, Bill Goodrich asked if Craig would help GCM find a software solution for
their inventory management, as well as assist with the procurement of SonShine Ministry resources in Seattle. From there, he became a Board Advisor, and is excited to serve as the next Board Treasurer for God Cares Ministry.

Craig Raycraft received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and then began a 35-year career with TruGreen Lawncare Company. Starting as a Field Horticulturist in Lansing MI, he was promoted into the General Manager role and worked in several Midwest branch offices spanning the next 24 years.

 

Craig spent the last seven years of his career as the Great Lakes Regional Director overseeing 21 branch office locations.​

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Kristen Stilson graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance with a specialization in Accounting.

 

Growing up in a family of builders, Kristen developed an early interest in construction as she had multiple jobs in her family’s construction conglomerate.


Today, Kristen is a licensed Michigan Residential Builder and is the Manager of Nix Contracting.

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Kristen has created business plans to obtain start up financing, negotiated complex contracts, estimated and managed projects, and managed the acquisition, disposal, licensing and financing of company assets. Kristen’s knowledge and experience in finance and accounting combined with her understanding of the construction industry benefits the Community Catalysts Development Company Board significantly.

In her free time, you can find Kristen waterskiing at the lake, snowboarding, reading, and spending time with her husband and 4 children.

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Eileen Zilch

As the Executive Director and President of Community Catalysts Development Company, Eileen Zilch brings over 30 years of Corporate, Consulting, and Non-Profit leadership to the team.  


As the Executive Director of Community Catalysts for the last 4 years, Eileen has seen the need for affordable and attainable housing in Michigan and how limited the state and federal resources are to adequately provide that housing. These resource constraints are what inspired Community Catalysts Development Company to pursue development of attainable housing without the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits. 

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