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Board Members - 2021

Robin is an independent insurance agent licensed in multiple states. She specializes in living benefits life insurance, mortgage protection, and tax-free savings retirement savings plans.
Robin customizes a plan to meet the goals of her clients while working within their budgets. She is passionate about helping people protect themselves and their families.

Robin joined Top of the Bay board in May, 2017 and became Chairwoman in January, 2019.

As a Realtor for the past eleven years Michele has been able to guide buyers and sellers through the maze of a purchase or sale to help clients realize their real estate goals.  She does this by listening to her clients and supporting them with market knowledge and advice from the perspective of someone who has her hands in the market every day.

Prior to working in real estate she was employed as a sales representative in the medical publishing industry.

A native of New Jersey, she moved to Chesapeake City in 2007 to enjoy the wonderful boating.  Michele enjoys exploring and showing off the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula.

Michele joined Top of the Bay in 2013.

Robin Spurdle

Chairwoman, 2019

Michele Burch

Vice Chair, 2018

Autumn is a lifelong resident of Cecil County.  She owns and operates Crouse Auto Body, Inc and ACM Insurance Agency in Elkton.  Autumn’s business goals have always been to be an advocate for her customers and help them to navigate through the auto repair and insurance industries.  She has worked at Crouse Auto Body, Inc. for 31 years, owned ACM Insurance Agency for 12 years and has been a licensed property and casualty agent for 17 years.

Autumn was the treasurer at her church for 7 years previously, led her church’s group for "Christmas In April" and volunteered for the Elk Creek Preservation Society for years at the annual Apple Butter Festival. 

Autumn has been a member of Top of The Bay Business Women since 2010 and became Treasurer in 2021.

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Marion is the owner of Kennett Design to GO, a mobile paint party business she opened in 2013.  Marion also works as an independent consultant with an expertise in marketing and management.  A graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Finance, she has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services industry. 

Marion joined the board in January, 2020 for Marketing and currently serves as Secretary.

Autumn Marquess

Treasurer, 2021

Marion Hess

Secretary, 2021

Sherry is a Pink Cadillac Driving Independent Executive Sr Sales Director at Mary Kay.  She started her Mary Kay business in February 1999 after being released at her job in banking for the second time. Sherry is a mother of three adult children & currently resides in Chesapeake City.  Sherry brings vast experience in Marketing through her various positions throughout Corporate America.  

Sherry guides and trains her team in lead generation, customer relations & customer service as well as team & business building.  Since the time she debuted as a leader in one of the TOP FORTUNE 500 Companies in the Direct Selling Industry she led her team and unit of Sales Consultants to the Number One Position in the state of Delaware and now is climbing up the scoreboard in Maryland.

Sherry has earned 14 career cars in Mary Kay.  Eight of them have been Pink Cadillacs.  

Sherry joined Top of the Bay in 2008.

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Cait Hess is a Graphic Designer and Marketer from Newark, DE. She has 10+ years of professional experience in the Marketing and Design Industry. Cait branched off and is now the owner of Cait Hess Design, a design and marketing business.

Cait is passionate about helping other small and medium-sized businesses succeed through marketing and the quality of good design to help you stand out and look better than your competitors in the digital world. The 3 pillars of her business are Logos and Branding, Website Design, and Social Media Design and Management services.

Cait also works as an independent contractor for agencies, industries, and companies across the US. She is your go-to design guru and marketer wrapped into one.

Cait joined Top of the Bay board in May, 2021 as Marketing Assistant and Social Media Director.


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Sherry Martin

Networking, 2019

Cait Hess

Social Media, 2021

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