Ranae has driving in a demolition derby on her bucket list, but has decided instead to take on the challenge of making her community a better place for children to grow and thrive and her neighbors to live and work. The middle child of seven and an aunt to 116 nieces and nephews, she learned early on the value of relationships. While Ranae loves to travel, she has had her best adventures as a mother of three sons and wife to Dennis for 40 years. Ranae is an optimist, a good neighbor and mediocre cook. She is always working on the next best thing to advance the mission of United Way of Northwest Michigan. Watch out, she is forever recruiting advocates for the cause…you will be next!