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Dining Staff

Eric Barker
Director of Dining Services
(989) 837-4241
barkerem@northwood.edu

Eric started his food service career as a student employee with West Virginia University, in Morgantown, WV, he quickly became a student manager and student property manager while attending WVU. He spent his summers working in hotel / resort management, taking part in numerous remodeling projects around the country (most notably Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA). After Graduating he designed, opened, and operated three Starbucks coffee shops for WVU. Eric then became Residential Operations Director at Frostburg State University, in this capacity Eric led the dining program to a period of immense success and maintained a high level of customer satisfaction. Eric helped oversee the remodeling the food court at Frostburg. Eric then became the Food Service Director for a small Christian College in Augusta, GA. While there Eric was highly involved in high end catering for the Master’s Golf Tournament and numerous weddings. Most recently, at Marshall University, Eric oversaw the catering department. Building the program into the top 7% in the nation, with over 300 weddings under his belt. Overseeing various retail projects and assisting with Dining Hall operations, as well as maintaining a catering operation of $1.3 Million a year.

Alyson Schafer
Service Manager
(989) 837-4120
shafera@northwood.edu

Todd Kurtz
Executive Chef
(989) 837-4120
kurtzta@northwood.edu

Gary Mackley
Retail Manager
(989) 837-5241
mackleyg@northwood.edu