This is one of the largest Regions in Michigan. We are very fortunate to have some of the best people from all over the state able to volunteer in our region.
Regional Director Donna Collins has had many roles since her daughter asked her to join DI. Her first years she was a parent with one trip to Knoxville under her belt. Her youngest daughter asked her to do DI. She knew she had to become a team manager. After a few years her daughter's interest changed so she volunteered as a appraiser in Scientific challenge. After her second year appraising she was asked to become Regional Challenge Master for Scientific which she happily accepted. She stepped in a few years later when asked to be the Affiliate Challenge Master. Her next step was Region 1 Director when Betsy, who had been the Region 1 Director, took on the role as Affiliate Tournament Director. Donna has spent 10 of the last 12 years supporting our teams in Knoxville at Global Finals.
Here are some of the friendly faces you might see at our tounamnet!