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Meet the TEAM

Laura Greenfelder - Owner
Hi, I am Laura Greenfelder, owner of Creative Passions. I opened the first Creative Passions building in 2005, while trying to find a career that would fit my kid's schedule plus doing something I love. My passion is quilting with my Mom and our Piecemaker's Quilt Guild members, and scrapbooking with my friends. I have been married to Kent since 1991, during which we raised our twin daughters Mackenzie and Alexandra. Our daughters have finished college in New York and are now into their careers. In November of 2021 we purchased another building to house our offices, long arm machine, and new quilt shop. 
Tamara - Business Manager
My name is Tamara and I handle anything from reservations and bookkeeping, to the design and maintenance of the website. I am originally from Southern California but have lived in Chesaning since 2009. I love this beautiful town and am very happy to be raising our family here. My husband Keith and I have a son named Xander, daughter named Weslee, and a few pets. In the spring of 2020 I decided to learn how to quilt finally, and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Selena - Hospitality Coordinator
Hi, my name is Selena. My how time flies, what started as helping on the cleaning team has become being in charge of all our teams, handling scheduling, getting our buildings ready for your arrival and our newest endeavor helping run the quilt shop. I'm still the crazy busy mother of 3 but the boys are getting older and need me less. Fitness is still a huge part of what I love to do but hiking has become a new favorite past time and finding the perfect trail to challenge myself and clear the mind is the best way to spend a day off.
Cindy - Massage Therapist
Hi. I'm Cindy, one of the massage therapists here at Creative Passions. I studied massage at New Beginnings Massage School in Austin, Texas where I lived most of my life. Chesaning is my husband's hometown, we moved here so our son could be close to Nana and Papa. I spend my free time homeschooling my son Dean, helping my husband James with his business and dreaming of fixing up the hundred year old house in which we live.
Hallie - Massage Therapist
Hi my name is Hallie. I am part of the Massage Therapy Team here at Creative Passions. I chose this path to help in the healing and relaxation process of others. I am also a mom of three! I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active.

Dana - Pedicurist
Hi I am Dana, the Pedicurist for Creative Passions. I am married to the love of my life Jim and we have an amazing little boy Cooper. Jim is a Union Iron Worker and farms over 100 acres with his father. Cooper attends pre-school 5 days a week in the mornings, so you will often see me while he is at school. I am a licensed nail technician and have been in the nail industry for 10 years. I have been with CP for 5 years and every year keeps getting better, which is why this is now my only place of business. Not only do I get to provide pedicures for all of you ladies but I also help Laura with cleaning of the buildings and getting them ready for arrivals. You will often hear me say that “I am living my dream job” and that becomes truer every day. I am very passionate about my job and take time and pride in every pedicure I do. Whether it is your first or fifth, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I take the utmost care in providing you with a sanitized and clean environment. I see feet daily and no two feet are the same. Please don’t ever feel that you cannot get a pedicure. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Renee - Pedicurist
Hello my name is Renee, and I am a pedicurist here at Creative Passions. I currently work as a part time pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart. I have had my nail license for 19 years. I am married to my wonderful husband Matt for 3 years. I have 4 cats which are like my children. I am from New Lothrop but currently live in Owosso. I am a Disney fanatic and go a few times a year. Some of my hobbies are scrapbooking, gardening, canning, and traveling. My friends and family are a huge part of my life.
Lisa - Print Media Specialist
​Lisa has been married to Joe since 1998. They have 3 children active in sports and band. Lisa enjoys watching the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings Hockey and even the Detroit Lions. She has been a member of the Rotary Club since 2001, she is a member of the Chesaning Union School Board and volunteers for many community projects. Lisa loves to scrapbook pictures of her children.
Amanda and Michelle - Housekeeping
Hi. We are Amanda and Michelle your Dynamic Cleaning Duo. No you are not seeing double-we are twins. We have been working at Creative Passions 3 since 2015.

In our "free time," we raise our kids, play with tractors and volunteer at our local elementary school. Thanks for making our jobs possible. We appreciate you!
Michelle - Quilt Shop
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am the manager at Creative Passions Quilt Shop. I do wear many hats here, you may occasionally see me as your breakfast hostess or on the cleaning team! I have worked for Creative Passions since August of 2018. I graduated from Chesaning Union High School in 2016. While I am not at work I enjoy baking, photography, and spending time with my family and friends. 
Lucas - Guest Services
Hi. My name is Lucas and I am currently a sophomore at Chesaning High School. I am new to the Creative Passions Team. In my free time I play basketball and baseball.
Landon - Guest Services
Hi I’m Landon, I am currently a student at Chesaning high school. I help with luggage and do other jobs around creative passions. Hobbies I do in my free time is play soccer, basketball, and Baseball with friends.
Addison - Guest Services
Hi! My name is Addison! I’m a new member of the luggage team. I’m currently a student at Chesaning High School. I run both track and cross country. I enjoy being with family and friends as well as fishing.
Clara - Quilt Shop

Hi, I'm Clara, after over 35 years at my job I decided to retire, however retirement didn't last long.  As a quilter I couldn't believe my luck when Laura asked me to work at a dream job!  I'm now working part time at Creative Passions Quilt Shop and loving it!  Born and raised in Tawas City, MI I married my wonderful husband when he moved from California to Michigan. We have a daughter & son, son in law and two granddaughters, the oldest, now 16, was 11 when she was on Master Chef Jr. and at 13 years she started her own business and we appeared on Bake it Like Buddy in 2018 together. Our youngest granddaughter at 12 loves sports, Lego's, painting and crafting and sells her stuff like a true entrepreneur. Work took the family from Tawas City in the late 70's to Saginaw and then we moved to Chesaning in 2000. I am also very active in Piecemakers Quilt Guild with well over 100 members from all over the Tri-Cities.  Can you imagine being a quilter and having access to beautiful fabric the whole time you're working!  Please come in to the Quilt Shop and say hello. 

Katie - Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Katie. Currently, I am a senior at Chesaning High School. I am involved in national honor society, swim, and tennis. In my free time I enjoy shopping, painting, and hanging out with friends. 

Nate - Guest Services

Hello my name is Nate. I  started working for Creative Passions as freshman at Chesaning High School.  I participate in basketball and soccer. I love hunting and fishing along with gaming and sports.

Barb - Office Assistant

Hello, my name is Barb. I am excited to be part of the Creative Passions team to help in in the office and with the cleaning crew. I love spending time with my family and friends. You can always find me getting my hands dirty in my flower gardens  and will  always enjoy a garden nursery visit! I like spending my downtime with my Chinese Crested, Phyllis!  

Maryn - Housekeeping

Hi, I'm Maryn and I am part of the Creative Passions cleaning team. I am currently a Junior at New Lothrop High School. There I am an avid member of our FFA chapter, and the Junior Officer President. I also enjoy taking dance class and volunteering at the Albee Township Fire Department where I am an explorer and hope to be a firefighter in the future. I like to spend my free time painting, crafting, and being outdoors. 

Cohen - Housekeeping and Guest Services

Hi, my name is Cohen. I do housekeeping and help with luggage at Creative Passions. I enjoy my school sports and playing video games with friends. 

Brooklynn - Housekeeping
Hello! My name is Brooklynn and I work on the cleaning team. I am currently in school at Chesaning High School. I’m involved in band, key club, FFA, and peer to peer. I plan on doing tennis and volleyball next year. I love handling animals, playing with my little brother, marching, sports, and anything to do with agriculture. Hope you have a great stay!

Janice - Quilt Shop
I am Janice. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and 3 wonderful grandchildren. I taught elementary school for 23 years and retired on my birthday in the midst of the pandemic. Working at the quilt shop is a joy, I love the creativity of the staff and customers.

Olivia - Housekeeping
Hi, my name is Olivia and I am on the cleaning team. I am currently a senior at St. Charles High School. In my free time I enjoy hanging with friends and/or family or reading. 

Marenda - Housekeeping and Guest Services
Hi, my name is Marenda and I’m on the cleaning and luggage team. I’m currently apart of the softball, volleyball, and track teams at Chesaning. In my free time I enjoy playing travel softball, hiking, skiing, reading, and working out. 

Ava - Housekeeping, Guest Services, and Breakfast Team

Truman - Guest Services
Hi my name is Truman. I am a sophomore in high school and I enjoy play school sports and hanging out with my friends.

Lynelle - Quilt Shop Sample Maker
Hi - I am new to sewing for the Creative Passions quilt shop but a long time guest at the retreat centers, starting at CP1 circa 2006.  I have been sewing since I was about 9 years old but favor quilting and have been a quilter for about 30 years.  Love all aspects of quilting: selecting fabric, cutting, piecing, putting it all together, quilting and binding.  Finally got my "dream job" after retirement from the health care industry.  My husband and I love to travel and I have been to all 50 states in the US and several countries in Europe.  I love to collect fabric from wherever we visit and always on the look-out for quilt shops.  In my "spare time", I am an avid reader and walk, bike ride (in the summer months) and swim.

Landon Diener - Luggage Team
Hi I’m Landon, I am currently a student at Chesaning High School. I am new to Creative Passions and a part of the luggage team. In my free time I like to play Soccer, hunt, and hangout with friends.