Monique Guerrero

Monique joins us with a background in public administration and non-profit management. She grew up in Pontiac, MI. She also works with Oakland County Housing Commission and was previously with Habitat for Humanity.


Chris Jackson
Sticky Ypsi & Lansing Pharaohs

Chris is a community activist and catalyst. He is a partner with Sticky, Owner and President of Lansing Pharaohs, and Pontiac resident.


Vernita Duvall
Patterson Bryant

Vernita is a Senior Vice President and Executive Benefits Consultant at Patterson Bryant. She is a Pontiac resident and activist. In addition to volunteering time with Main Street Pontiac, she also services on the Committee of 50 as Co-Chair, the Pontiac Farmer’s Marker, and the Pontiac Library Board.

Daniela Walters
Treasurer & Co-Founder
The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC

Daniela is a patent attorney and shareholder at The Dobrusin Law Firm in Pontiac where she practices intellectual property law. She co-founded Main Street Pontiac in 2017 to bring non-profit services and attract collaborative partners to downtown Pontiac. She also serves on the Holiday Extravaganza Advisory Council, Flagstar Bank’s Pontiac’s BIG IDEA Grant Program, and other community organizations.


Courtney Tyll
Cynerge & LocalHop

Courtney Tyll is the Operations Manager at Cynerge and LocalHop right in downtown Pontiac.

 Marijayne Renny
Board Member
LocalHop & The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC

Marijayne services the Community Outreach Coordinator at both The Dobrusin Law Firm and at Localhop. She has been instrumental with Main Street Pontiac’s efforts, including Canvas Pontiac, the Phoenix Derby Races, and Hauntiac. Marijayne also helps lead efforts with the Pontiac Skatepark Project and is starting her own business Luna & Flow.

Charlene Dwyer
Board Member
Silverkey Productions

Charlene helps lead our Canvas Pontiac efforts each year. She is the creative editor and managing director for Silverkey Productions, serves on the board for the Pontiac Creative Arts Center, and is an Adjunct Professor at the College for Creative Studies.


Steven Childs
Board Member
Dorsay Creative

Steven is the owner and founder of Dorsay Creative based right in downtown Pontiac. He brings marketing and website experience to the MSP team!

Lori Crose
Board Member & Co-Founder
Oakland University

Lori Crose has been with the MSP team from the start as a one of our co-founders! She is the Director of Professional and Continuing Education at Oakland University. Recently, she has helped lead efforts with downtown’s social district, The Circuit and the Pontiac Farmer’s Market.


Davida Reed
Board Member
Divine Twenty-Six

Davida is an entrepreneur based in Pontiac. She successfully took her home-based fashion business Divine Twenty-Six into a brick and mortar storefront. She is a key lead in a number of small business events located in and around downtown, from Passion Expos to Small Business Saturday and other pop-up events. She is known for helping other entrepreneur navigate their way to stability and success.

Matt Russell
Board Member
Cynerge & LocalHop

Matt is the founder and President of Cynerge Consulting and co-founder of LocalHop. He wants to ensure that future building owners in Pontiac are able to easily navigate through the purchase and renovation processes so they can get their team off and running.

Jermaine Branner (Max Maine)
Board Member
Max Effect & Anytime Fitness

Jermaine (“Max”) is well-known in the community for pushing individuals to peak health. From bike collections for children to personal training with adults, he’s big on making sure we “Keep Going.”

David Darbyshire
Board Member
Cyb-Lings and Revitalize IT

David is the co-owner of Cyb Llings, Inc and Revitalize IT in Pontiac. Prior to, he was the co-owner at DASI Solutions, also located in Pontiac.  David has a passion for bringing technology industries into Pontiac and promoting STEM in the community. In addition to his involvement with MSP, he is also involved with Automation Alley and FIRST Robotics.

Russ O’Blenes
Board Member
General Motors

Russ is the Director of the Performance and Propulsion team at General Motors based in Pontiac. He is actively engaged with our efforts in promoting STEM education and careers, attracting technology business into downtown, and is an avid car enthusiast! He brings along a great volunteer team from Team GM Cares that we always greatly appreciate!