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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. With all four retreat buildings running well, we are purchasing a new building to house our first long-arm quilting machine. We plan to be trained, practiced and ready to help finish your amazing quilt projects early 2021.
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 and I’m the crazy busy mother of 3 crazy busy boys. I grew up in St. Charles and met my husband, Troy, fresh out of high school, we married, started our lives and moved our growing family to Chesaning where we’ve been since 2001. I’ve been in some form of customer service since I was 16. Creative Passions allows me the flexibility to work part time doing something I enjoy, yes, I do enjoy cleaning most importantly making sure your location is perfect when you arrive for your get away, while not missing out on watching my boys grow up. In my free time, which is rare, I love to CrossFit, read, scrapbook and go camping.
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.
Kish - Massage Therapist
My name is Kish and the handsome gentleman in the picture with me is my husband John. Here at Creative Passions you will find me in the massage room waiting to relax and soothe your muscles with a massage during your weekend of crafting! My full time job is as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) at St. Mary’s of Michigan outpatient physical therapy department here in Chesaning. I also work occasionally for Memorial Healthcare. When I am not doing physical therapy or massages here at Creative Passions I keep busy doing massages out of my home or teaching classes on Essential Oils. I received both my Associates Degree as a PTA and Post-Graduate Certification in Massage Therapy from Delta College in 2001. I have spent the past 15 years working in a career field that I love and helping others! I look forward to meeting all of you crafty ladies and massaging your aches and pains away during your stay in Chesaning!!
Becky - Massage Therapist
Hello! My name is Becky and I’m very excited to be a part of the Creative Passions team as a massage therapist. I have the privilege of raising two awesome daughters, Kallah and Maya. We moved to Chesaning in 2015 and have fallen in love with this adorable little town. We especially love all the wildlife trails nearby and canoeing on the beautiful Shiawassee River. I graduated from the Flint School of Therapeutic Massage in April of 2017. I have also worked at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso for the past 15 years.
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 two! 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!
Lucas - Guest Services
My name is Lucas. Both my brothers and my Mom work for Creative Passions. During the school year, I enjoy playing tennis and baseball. I love fly fishing with my dad. You'll often find me with a Rubik's cube as I enjoy solving puzzles. I'll be assisting with the luggage. I also help with lawn care and snow removal, and will be taking it over once my brother Nolan goes off to college this fall.
Michelle - Housekeeping & Breakfast Hostess
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a Breakfast Hostess, Housekeeper, and work at our brand new Quilt Shop. I graduated from Chesaning Union High School in 2016 and I am currently enrolled at Delta college, finishing my associate's degree. I will be transferring to Northwood University to obtain my bachelor's degree in Business Management. When I'm not at work, school or studying, I enjoy reading, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.
Olivia - Housekeeping
Hello, my name is Olivia and I am a new member to the cleaning team. I am going to be a junior this year at Chesaning High School. I am involved in Cross Country, Track, and NHS. In my free time, I like to go shopping, hang out with my family and friends, and run.
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.
Brady - Guest Services
My name is Brady. I have lots of friends who work for Creative Passions. I enjoy working on the luggage team and doing yard work. I love playing sports like basketball, tennis and track. I enjoy hunting and fishing with friends and family.
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.
Nicole - Housekeeping

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a part of the Creative Passions cleaning team. I am a senior at New Lothrop High School. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family. 

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. 

Abbey - Housekeeping

I'm Abbey, I'm on the CP cleaning team. I'm currently a freshman at Chesaning High School. I have 2 brothers whom I love spending time with. I play softball year round with my travel team and I hope to play in college. I also play volleyball through my school. I enjoy spending time with my family whenever possible. I hope you enjoy your stay!

Katie - Housekeeping

Hello, my name is Katie, and I am a sophomore at Chesaning High School! I play 3 sports which consist of volleyball, swim, and tennis. In my free time I enjoy swimming, shopping, painting, and hanging out with friends.

Nate - Luggage Assistance

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 - Cleaning Team

Hi, I'm Maryn and I am part of the Creative Passions cleaning team. I am currently a sophomore 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 - Cleaning and Luggage Teams

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 - Cleaning Team
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!