Gull Lake Community Schools

Graduating Leaders

Grounds & Maintenance Staff
Brad Glessner
Facilities Director
Phone: 269-207-7889

Mark Elkins
Maintenance Mechanic
Mark joined the Gull Lake team in October 2011 from the private sector where he was in charge of material inventory for the Stryker Corporation. Mark is an all around handyman with special skills in carpentry. His positive attitude and willingness to help with any situation makes him a very valuable member of the team. You will always see a smile on the face of Mark and can bet he will make you smile anytime you speak with him. Mark is married and has three children.

Mike Yale
Mike has been with Gull Lake for fifteen years. He started out as a custodian and has been one of the most loyal staff members in the district. Mike moved to the maintenance and grounds crew in the summer of 2011. He does a wide variety of jobs for the district including taking care of the Bedford facility, maintaining the new turf field, preparing the baseball, softball, and track fields for competition, helping with mowing, and completing any work orders assigned to him. It would be hard to find someone with more compassion for the district than Mike. We are very happy to have him on the team.

Chad Nichols
Chad has been with Gull Lake for fifteen years as the head groundskeeper for the M-89 complex. Chad takes great pride in his job and is dedicated to making sure the main campus looks great for students and staff. He also does a wide variety of projects for the district which include mowing, maintaining playgrounds, helping with sports set up, plowing, maintenance, and whatever else is asked of him. Chad is very appreciated and is a very important part of the team. Chad is married and has two small children.

Dave Minarik
Dave has been with Gull Lake for ten years. He is the head groundskeeper for the 40th St. complex, Wildermuth, and Bedford. Dave brought 25 years of experience in industry with him when he joined the Gull Lake team. His all around knowledge and troubleshooting skills are invaluable for the team. Dave's dedication and passion for his work is something that cannot be taught, and make him a pleasure to have around. He can also be seen helping with sports set up, plowing, maintaining playgrounds, maintaining facilities, or any task which he is asked to help out with. Dave is married and has one son.