CLYC Staff for 2019

Club Manager

Dal Townsend


My name is Dal Townsend and I am the manager at Crystal Lake Yacht Club and I also work as a technology teacher at Frankfort-Elberta Schools. I graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson Michigan and received a business and teaching degree from Hope College in Holland Michigan. I also have a Masters of Business Education from Central Michigan University.

I am married to Jennifer (Darr) Townsend and I have three children: Tatum, Tara and Adam. All three children attend Frankfort-Elberta Schools. I grew up in Southern Michigan along the Ohio border in farm country. My father owned a lumber yard so I grew up cutting lumber to size. I enjoy being with my family, taking hikes in the woods, and watching sporting events.

In the future I hope to watch all three of my kids graduate not only from high school but college. I would also like to spend more time traveling in the United States and abroad.

Kitchen Staff

Sarah Cunningham


My name is Sarah Cunningham and I am the kitchen manager at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. I graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Elementary Education. I currently teach in Waterford, Michigan. I currently live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in the suburbs of Detroit. I have a younger brother, Jack, who is one of the Sail masters at the club. I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, being outdoors, watching the Detroit Tigers, and coming to Crystal Lake every chance I get. In the future, I hope to spend time traveling the world and experience new things as I travel. I also plan to go back to school for a Master’s in Education in the next few years.

Janey Turner


My name is Janey Turner and this is my third summer working at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. I will be a senior next year at Frankfort High School. I spend a lot of time running and I enjoy being outside and hanging out with my wonderful friends.

Nora Pasche


My name is Nora Pasche and next year I will be a senior at Frankfort High School. I am the president of the Rotary Interact Club and treasurer of my class. I enjoy being a part of the Benzie-Frankfort Ski Team in the winter and Drama Club in the fall and spring. I love drawing, watching movies, and hanging out at the beach.

This will be my third summer at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. Working here is great because of the beautiful view and because I always have fun with my coworkers. One of the best parts about working here is getting to jump in the lake after work on a really hot day.

Keziah Stockdale


My name is Keziah Stockdale. I am on my fifth summer here in the kitchen. I enjoy working out, writing for my blog, and sewing. I am a sophomore exercise science student at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. One day, I hope to become a personal trainer.

Elli Tiesworth


My name is Elli Tiesworth and I’m going to be a freshman at Frankfort High School. I have four brothers and have lived in Frankfort my whole life. I love hanging out with my friends and playing with my two dogs, Charlie and Chase. I also enjoy playing volleyball, basketball, and softball and hanging out in downtown Frankfort in the summer. Some of my goals for the future are to go to the University of Michigan and be successful in a STEM career. Though I’m not yet sure what career I’d like to go into, I know that I want to help people and make a difference in the future of our world.

Kinzee Stockdale


My name is Kinzee Stockdale. I go to Frankfort High School. I am going into 9th grade. I live in Frankfort MI with my mom and my brother. I have 4 siblings, Sam, Tige, Keziah, and Xander. My favorite activities to participate in are softball, basketball, and volleyball. I also do enjoy decorating, crafts, summer time, swimming, and hanging out with friends. I like to jump on a trampoline and do tricks, draw, explore outside, and read a lot of books on my free time. In the future I want to attend college. I am interested in either Cedarville University in Ohio, or Michigan University.

Water Staff

Mike Terry


My name is Mike Terry and I am the Sailing Director and scorekeeper for the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. After 12 years at Munson Healthcare as a Senior Systems Analyst, I finally retired and am looking forward to spending my summers at the lake again!

I started competitive sailing in 1959 when I crewed for my uncle on a Wood-Pussy during the Westerns. I continued sailing in the Junior Fleet every summer. I left sailing when I joined the military in 1973, came back and sailed in 1977 and 1978 and then left again as I moved out of the area. I returned to sailing and our club in 1988 and in 1991, was one of the co-founders of our current MC fleet.

I was the club fleet captain from 1992 – 1994, Vice Commodore from 1995-1996, Commodore from 1997-1998 and the President of the Crystal Lake Sailing School from 2014 to present. I am working on obtaining my US Sailing Judge’s certificate, I was the commodore of the WMYA in 2017, I continue serve as a board member of the WMYA, and beginning next year, I will be the WMYA Scorekeeper.

I currently live in Vanderbilt, MI with my wife, Randi where we both volunteer as EMS personnel for our township fire department.Yes, volunteering is something we like to do!

Jack Cunningham


My name is Jack Cunningham and I am the Racing Sail Master at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. I am also a PRO of sailing. I recently finished my second year at Central Michigan. At Central Michigan, I have decided to change my degree to Event Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I have always liked being on the water and sailing so I thought that this job would be the perfect fit for me during the summers.

I live most of the year in a dorm at Central Michigan, but when I come home I live with my parents and my sister, Sarah, who is the kitchen manager at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. I also spend a lot of my free time hanging out with girlfriend Sam. I also have a dog, Sadie, and a cat, Alli.In the future, I hope to own my own business.

Mack Powell


Hi, my name is Mack Powell. I have been a local, here in Frankfort, for 18 years. I have worked at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club for 5 years now and have recently been promoted to Co-Sailmaster/ Water Safety manager here at the club. I am now an alumni of Frankfort High School and will attend Grand Valley State University in the fall to study Biomedical Sciences.

I have one brother, Kadin, who is 21 years old and currently in Boston, Massachusetts for an internship in finance. My favorite summer activities include boating and watersports, playing the piano, going to the beach, constructing art, and hanging out with friends. However, working at the CLYC is probably my favorite activity of all. I enjoy getting to know everyone and helping as much as I can.

After majoring in Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley, I plan on attending Dental School either in or out of the state of Michigan. Someday I would like to have my own practice as an Orthodontist. I would love to be able to travel the world and experience different cultures.

Daniel Lee


My name is Daniel Lee, I will be a senior at Frankfort High school this year. I am on the water staff. This is my second year working at the club and the reason why I chose to work at CLYC is that I love the outdoors and enjoy being on the water. Some of my favorite things to do are go boating and kiteboarding.

I am the son of Susan and Willie Lee. I play varsity basketball and track. I enjoy using my spare time to hang out with my friends and Kiteboard and study things that fascinate me. I have a dog named Cully and I have lived in Frankfort my whole life.

In the future, I plan to attend college to study business.

Walker Schindler


My name is Walker Schindler. I spent this last year abroad in New Zealand, and now I am going into my Junior year at Frankfort High School. I am 16 years old. I enjoy working at CLYC because I am able to be outside and out on the water.

I am the son of Edward Schindler and Amy (King) Schindler. I have two brothers and I am the youngest. The oldest is Coleman and then Peyton.

I plan on graduating high school and moving on to college. Ideally, I would like to attend The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. One day I hope to take over my father’s job as a financial advisor.

Tara Townsend


I am Tara Townsend and I will be a sophomore attending Frankfort High School. I run cross country in the fall, play basketball in the winter, and track in the spring. I have an older sister and a younger brother and I live in Beulah. I love to swim in the summertime and go down to pole vault camp in Rockford, MI. In the winter, when I am not playing basketball, I like to build forts in the snow and go sledding down our massive snow hill. In the future, I would like to attend college. I am interested in the field of medicine and I would like to be an oncologist to study and find the cure for cancer. If that doesn’t work out, I would like to work for the government in central intelligence.

Nolan Raymond


Hi, my name is Nolan Raymond, and this will be my second summer on the CLYC race staff. Although I’m not technically a local (I was born and raised in Glenview, a suburb of Chicago), my family has vacationed to Frankfort every summer for as long as I can remember. I’m 19 years old and recently graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. In my free time, I enjoy playing rugby, sailing, snowboarding, and almost any outdoor activity. I am the oldest in my family and have two siblings: Aiden who is 17, and Olivia who is 15. I also have a black lab named Ozzy. My favorite summer activities include tubing, sailing, wakeboarding, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends. Next year I will be a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder and am pursuing a degree in Economics.

Seth Darling


My name is Seth Darling, I've lived in Frankfort for the majority of my life. I grew up in Frankfort but spent a lot of my childhood in Florida, and I still travel a lot, but Frankfort is my home. My favorite things to do are go wake surfing, travel, and sail. I like traveling because Frankfort is such a small town and it gets boring. Wakesurfing is the closest thing to actual surfing in Frankfort. Sailing has always been interesting to me, and whenever I get the opportunity to sail I take it. I have 3 brothers, From oldest to youngest it goes TJ, Luke, Wil, and myself. The yacht club is an amazing place to work because I am in my element. I love being on the water.