Keith Koeman

Keith Koeman wKeith Koeman is beginning his forth summer as gatehouse manager. After retiring with 40+ years of law enforcement he enjoys serving the residents of Macatawa. He also continues to facilitate and teach at the DNR State Marine Academy for the Michigan Sheriff Association as well as doing property protection.   He enjoys gardening, camping, biking, scuba diving, sailing, and traveling. He spends most of his time working, according to his wife, and working has always been something he has enjoyed. He likes to have fun with whatever he’s doing, no matter if it’s work or play.

Jon Jerow

Jon Jerow wJon Jerow is a student at Kalamazoo College, studying English and Philosophy. He was born and raised in Holland MI, on Teusink’s Pony Farm just up 32nd street. He graduated from Holland Christian High School in 2013, after having led the drum line and (mistakenly) participated in a single musical. He spends his free time running, longboarding, playing ultimate Frisbee, practicing circus arts, and reading. Some accomplishments of his are being a captain of his college Frisbee team, receiving the distinguished philosopher award from his professors, and once skipping a rock with sixteen hops. He is excited and proud to be a new member of the Macatawa Gatehouse!

Evan Leppink

Evan Leppink wEvan Leppink attended Holland Christian High School, where he participated in soccer, track and field, and student government. He is now attending the University of Michigan, where, as a sophomore, he is studying Nuclear Engineering. Next year he will also be participating in undergraduate research, an aerospace engineering student design team, and multiple professional societies. When he’s not studying or working, he enjoys playing pick-up soccer or basketball, running, spending time with family and friends, landscape photography, or a good cup of coffee. Last summer was highlighted by a trip to Israel, but he has high hopes this summer will be even better here at the gate house!

Kayla VandenBosch

Kayla VandenBosch wKayla VandenBosch grew up living in Grand Rapids and spending every summer in Macatawa. She currently attends Calvin College as a junior and is double majoring in International Development Studies and Spanish with a minor in Urban Studies. She founded the Calvin Rowing Club and has been the president for the last two years. She spent fall semester studying abroad in Peru and worked this semester as the Development Intern to the Executive Director of Roosevelt Park Ministries. Her hobbies include sewing and various styles of swing dancing, including Lindy Hop and Charleston. Her plan after graduating Calvin is to volunteer for the Peace Corps and attend graduate school to pursue a career in urban planning and development.

Makenzie Koeman

Makenzie Koeman wMakenzie Koeman is a graduate from Calvin College with a degree in English Writing and Linguistics, with aspirations to become an editor as well as an author of fiction.  She enjoys reading, travelling, and playing her viola.  She has recently spent her last semester studying abroad at York St John University in England, touring neighboring Europe as well as Ireland and Scotland.During the current and recent summers she has enjoyed her interaction with the residents and pets at the Macatawa Gatehouse.

Connor & Nathan Leppink

Also, a BIG Thank You goes to Connor and Nathan Leppink (cousins) who you may have seen working the gatehouse and beach cleaning this spring. Nathan, who graduated from Hope College, is moving out to California and Connor, a senior at Dordt, will be accepting an internship position with Fellowship Christian Athletes this summer from May 28-August 3 in Niagara Falls. I truly have enjoyed working with them and every past employee.