Administrative Staff

Emilee Syrewicze | Executive Director

A native of West Michigan, Emilee Syrewicze previously served as the Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior, she was Executive Director of the Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing (NMSH) in Traverse City, Michigan. Syrewicze, a classically trained pianist, earned a B.A. at Alma College, Alma, Michigan, in Political Science with concentrations in chemistry and music and a J.D. with a focus on nonprofit and environmental law/policy at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. During law school, Emilee clerked for the Center for Environmental Law & Policy in Seattle, Washington. Emilee is currently on the Board of Directors for the Torch Conservation Center.

Sarah Horlings | Box Office and Marketing Manager

A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Sarah earned a degree in Fashion Business Management with a specialization in Marketing and Data Analytics. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Sarah spent three years in New York City, accumulating experience in the Fashion Tech industry. Upon returning to Grand Rapids, she transitioned into various marketing roles before joining Opera Grand Rapids.