Phone:
(810) 424-5428
Email:
shayden@umflint.edu
University Outreach

Sherry Hayden

Administrative Assistant

Sherry's diverse experience helps clients of the Incubator create their own opportunities. She worked as a graphic designer and editor for a news corporation and in her own publishing business, while earning a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. As a lecturer at UM-Flint and Mott Community College, she created curriculum using community partners as clients, and helped students prepare for communications and design careers. Sherry has served on the board of a Flint non-profit for 15 years, volunteering as a leader and grants writer. She likes helping people imagine and create dreams that tangibly benefit the community.

Phone:
(810) 424-5489
Email:
smcdonne@umflint.edu
University Outreach

Sara McDonnell

Program Coordinator

Sara is a connector who focuses on finding mentors for aspiring and operating business owners. She enjoys inspiring others to follow their passion -- and make money in the process. She has cultivated a wide network of community members and displays a deep understanding of governmental processes through her work with municipalities and townships. A former business owner, Sara can share lessons learned and recently received her MBA from UM-Flint. 

Email:
ncuster@umflint.edu
University Outreach

Nic Custer

Program Assistant

As a graduate of the Incubator, Nic offers a unique perspective when he interviews clients in our program.  Nic owned a publishing and editing business, established a housing cooperative, and serves on the board of a local non-profit. As a researcher and writer, he produces marketing and communications materials for University Outreach. He also provides business counseling and directs clients to resources and networking opportunities. Nic earned his Bachelor’s in Anthopology and is nearing completion of the graduate certificate in business at UM-Flint’s School of Management.