Our Team

Travis Gostinger ~ Chief Executive Officer

Travis Gostinger is the CEO/Owner of Summit Management Consulting. He is in the process of executing a Masters in Education Leadership, he holds a BA in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and computer applications.

He strives to continually sharpen his effective leadership skills through local, state, and nationally renowned leadership and organizational development training. Specifically, his training and inspirations come from the likes of Dale Carnegie, Steven Covey, Patrick Lencioni and Andy Stanley.

Travis has the propensity to instinctively envision the potential of people and organizations; he can successfully create a path that drives toward desired outcomes. His positivity and servant leader approach grounds, yet empowers, the teams he leads and works with to achieve their goals.

Travis is a family man with a devotion to God, his beautiful wife and three children. He is also a twin and a dog lover, having a St. Bernard and a Porkie. Travis enjoys golfing, boating and has a never-ending love for fast cars.

Five words that best describe Travis are: Faith, Integrity, Passion, Driven, and Fun-loving.

Kim Shell ~ Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Shell is the Administrative Assistant to the CEO for Summit Management Consulting. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Management Sciences and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University.

Kim brings experience from her previous jobs including pharmacy technician, bookkeeper, and stay at home mom.

Meticulous (attention to detail), optimistic (always looking for the good in people/situation), and patience are strengths that Kim brings to Summit Management.

She, her husband and five children enjoy the blue water area and all that is has to offer. When Kim isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching her kids’ participate in sports.

Debby Wilton ~ Director of Education

Debby Wilton, Director of Education for Summit Management Consulting and Superintendent of Landmark Academy, has a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Saginaw Valley State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Bethel College.

She is committed to education excellence. As the Superintendent she has cultivated strong bonds and relationships with her staff. She implemented Professional Learning Communities and is a great support to her entire team. Under Debby’s leadership the PLCs have organized a strong and consistent curriculum.

Her drive, dedication and passion to see her schools succeed compel her to seize each new day and strive to help every student take hold of their future.

Debby, her husband, and their son enjoy outdoor adventures, golfing and family time.

Annette Harnish ~ Registrar

Annette Harnish is the Registrar for Summit Management Consulting. She is the lead in pupil accounting and state reporting for the schools that Summit Management oversees. Her dedication and attention to detail are perfect strengths for the work she does daily. She achieved her Pupil Accounting Specialist designation from the Michigan School Business Office.

Her role as Registrar requires her to maintain confidentiality, problem solve and record data. As the administrator for student information and record keeping, Annette is an expert when it comes to Skyward Student Management, the software used by Summit.

Annette attended the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics in Barrie, Ontario CANADA. She has experience in accounting, payroll, human resources and administration. She is a great team player and is known, by her co-workers, as the “go to” person when you need a boost or ray of sunshine.

When not at work she enjoys teaching Sunday School and spending time with her family in Canada. Annette loves to travel, snowmobile, camp, and fish.

Danielle Shannon ~ Vice President/Special Projects Coordinator

Danielle Shannon, Vice President, and Special Projects Coordinator for Summit Management Consulting is a direct support to CEO, Travis Gostinger and also works on a multitude of Summit Management projects. Danielle has a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University.

Danielle is a great asset to our team! She has served at one of Summit’s charter schools over the last 20 years. Most recently as an Elementary Principal, and prior to that Assistant Principal and Elementary Teacher. Her experience offers a wide view of charter school operations, school leadership and team development.

Her dedication and passion for growth has driven her to serve Summit Management Consulting.

Danielle and her family enjoy boating, golfing, traveling together and spending time at their place Up North with their 3 dogs.

Mary Kennedy ~ Accounting Coordinator

Mary is the Accounting Coordinator for Summit Management Consulting. She holds a BA in Sociology/Accounting from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

She brings many years of experience from previous organizations including logistics manager, staff accountant, and Director of Finance. Mary has a positive “can do” attitude and really enjoys our team environment. She has volunteered in schools and the community of the Blue Water Area for many years.

Mary enjoys visiting her three grown boys as well as spending time with her husband and Bernese Mountain Dog Louie. She also enjoys traveling, sailing, exploring the mountains, music, and college football.

Alex Amey~ Accounting Generalist

Alex Amey is an Accounting Generalist for Summit Management Consulting. She has held several roles over her many years with us and her broad knowledge is a tremendous asset to our team. Her positive attitude, organizational skills, and great attention to detail are just a few of her strengths that she brings to our team.

Having been born and raised in the Blue Water Area, she remains active in the community volunteering at church and coaching volleyball. She enjoys spending time with her family and her fur baby Luca, who always keeps her on her toes.

Kristy Dennis~ Human Resources Director

Kristy Dennis is the Human Resources Director for Summit Management Consulting. She holds a Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Administration Degree from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree from Westwood College.

In addition to her HR role, Kristy teaches online classes as part of a Master of Business Administration program at a University as an Adjunct Faculty Member and is the Head Volleyball Coach for a middle school. She is also a Volunteer Youth Volleyball Coach for the YMCA of the Blue Water Area and Youth Soccer Coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Kristy’s background in nonprofit management/leadership and implementation of numerous human resources technology programs and projects for various organizations makes her keen to quality services and continuous process improvement. She is a systems and culture change agent.

When Kristy is not working or volunteering, she spends her time with her supportive husband and two beautiful daughters. Kristy’s daughters keep their family busy with sports and activities such as travel competitive gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, and wrestling. The family also includes many animal friends: an American Bulldog, English Mastiff, Bengal cat, and a hedgehog!

Lori LaMontagne ~ Director of Finance

Lori LaMontagne is the Director of Finance for Summit Management Consulting. She is a resident of St Clair County and has spent the better part of her career in the Finance field, with the past 11 years concentrated in Education.

She has a strong ethical and business acumen and brings years of experience and knowledge in accounting, audit and reporting, program management as well as collaborative leadership and team building roles. Lori has been a registered MBSO Business Member since 2013, early education at St. Clair Community College Accounting Program; continued studies and certifications earned over the years in various business platforms with achievement awards in innovation, supply chain and accounting program management.

Lori finds great joy in spending quality time with her husband, family, five grandchildren, who she’s affectionately known as Meme, and their family dog Walleye. She has a love of all seasons; especially enjoys outdoor activities boating, biking, swimming, and gardening. She comes from a large closely knit family and is passionate about her faith and helping others. She also enjoys many music genres, repurposing furniture, and crafting.

Nick Minock ~ Accounting Generalist

Nick Minock is a member of Summit Management Consulting's finance team. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh College and is planning pursuit of a Master of Science in Accountancy from Walsh College as well as his Certified Public Accountant certification. His understanding of financial concepts, control procedures, and compliance requirements makes Nick a valuable member of our team.

Outside of work, Nick enjoys football, music, video games, and time spent with family and friends.