Leadership Development

Leadership Development 

LCI’s Leadership Development Team focuses on bringing the company’s core values to life through the many and varied teams who work for the company. As the growth of the organization continues at a rapid-fire pace, the necessity of diverse leadership abilities and a strong company culture is ever-increasing.

Guided by LCI’s core values, the team’s main objectives aim to empower current leadership within the company as well as inspire, equip and transform potential leaders with the tools and resources they need.

Team Bios

Michael Garty

Mike has been a part of the culture change within LCI for the last five years and has helped to spearhead the leadership development focus and team during his tenure. Mike brings over 17 years of nonprofit work centering in the field of clinical counseling psychology, most recently as the Clinical Services Director for Bashor Children’s Home in Goshen, Indiana. His individual and group experience has strengthened his work developing individuals and teams within the company. Mike is passionate toward helping people and teams develop beyond their perceived potential, focusing heavily on identity, purpose, and vision.

Mike and his wife Melissa have been married for 20 years and have two children and one granddaughter. He continues to be rooted in the community by remaining an advocate for Bashor Children’s Home and having served for six years on the Board of Ryan’s Place, Center for Grieving Children and Families. He has also served on the community advisory board for the social work department at Taylor University for the past 15 years.

Bill Coughlin

Bill is a full-time member of the Leadership Development Team for Lippert Components, Inc. in Goshen, Indiana. Bill is responsible for engaging and developing individuals and teams in impact leadership roles at the executive, divisional, and plant levels. He provides both assessment/evaluation and accountability of key leaders and teams for developmental growth.

Bill joined LCI with more than 35 years of Strategic, Operational, Management and Leadership experience. Prior to joining LCI, he was the Vice President of Operations at Mossberg & Company Inc., focusing on all aspects of operations. As the Director of Marketing and Fulfillment Services, he attended Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain and Logistics Institute. Bill has focused his efforts towards enhancing productivity levels and increasing revenue channels. In addition, Bill worked with United Airlines in their Corporate and Regional offices for more than 27 years. During his tenure with United Airlines, he supported and directed organizations in Aircraft Maintenance, Customer Service, Reservations and new product development.

Bill completed the Mendoza Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. He is an active member in his parish and is the Chairman of the Board for Walnut Hill and an active board member for the St. Joe CEO Program. Bill and his wife of 30 years live in northern Indiana and have five children.

Dustin Kaehr

Prior to LCI, Dustin was a Retail Consultant for Do it Best Corp. for nearly 13 years. He worked with nearly 60 independent hardware stores and home centers in northern Indiana and Michigan. Most recently, he owned his own consulting firm working with retailers throughout North America providing training sessions and store evaluations. He’s been a keynote speaker covering topics including the customer experience, leadership, team development, and personal development. He also published a book entitled, “Retail is…50 Thoughts, Ideas, and Conversations to Make Your Business Better.”

Dustin and his wife Amber have four sons from ages 14 to eight, keeping them busy at various sporting events and activities. They love to spend time outdoors and visiting National Parks. Dustin is actively involved in the community as part of the teaching team at River Oaks Community Church and serves as a board member and coach of the Middlebury Youth Football League.

Scott Hillman

Scott’s background of nearly two decades in professional hockey saw him mentoring and developing the leadership skills in professional players and coaches through various roles including head coaching duties with three professional organizations as well as student/athlete mentor responsibilities in a hockey academy. In addition, Hillman has served as an adjunct professor and spent several years in the private sector mentoring families and athletes as their students prepared for the transition to collegiate and professional sports.

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Scott’s professional travels have seen him take residence in Germany, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri and Indiana. Scott’s two sons are avid hockey players chasing in their father’s footsteps. Through his time as a student, athlete, coach and business professional he has always tried to give back to the community he has called home. One of his professional highlights was being named the Central Hockey League’s Man of the Year for his philanthropic contributions to his community. Scott holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Trace Rorie

Trace joins LCI’s Leadership Development team after more than 13 years of working as a core leader at one of America's largest and most innovative churches as well as coaching, training, and developing leaders in the broader church both domestically and abroad. He's spent his career identifying, equipping, and empowering individuals and teams in both their working life as well as their personal within the world of vocational ministry and the wider marketplace.

Husband to Stephanie, and father to Addison, Caden, and Evelynn, Trace identifies his family as being the most important part of his life. He enjoys staying active, be it tackling an outdoor obstacle course, playing an instrument, or simply trying to keep up with three energetic young ones. Contributing back to the community at large, primarily as a volunteer at his local church, is something Trace dedicates regular time for, as well.

Pam Zarazee

Pam has been in the field of Human Resources and Leadership for over 25 years. Prior to joining LCI, she was the Director of Leadership & Development for Cardno Inc., a global environmental engineering firm. Her focus was the 4,000 employees in the America’s region. She has held the position of Owner, Vice President and Director of Human Resources of JFNew, a leading ecological consulting and restoration firm based out of northern Indiana with nine offices in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Her background includes experience in the areas of compliance, employee relations, professional development, recruiting, benefits and compensation. Pam has been exposed to several business industries including banking, transportation, higher education, healthcare and environmental engineering. Pam has also been a full-time lecturer at Indiana University and adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame.

Pam earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her graduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. She is a local and national member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Pam serves on the Board of Walnut Hill, an early childhood development center in Goshen, Indiana. She is an active member in her parish and is a mentor for the St. Joe CEO Program. Pam and her husband of 24 years live in northern Indiana and have two children.

Edgar Cabello

Edgar brings over 25 years of leadership, coaching and fund development to LCI. As leader of an innovative, multi-cultural congregation in South Bend, Indiana, he helped shape a culture that blended people from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Leading through change has been ‘normal’ in each of his professional roles. He has helped develop more than a dozen church start-ups with a focus of onboard and key leader training.

Edgar is an avid reader, podcast junkie and student of leadership. He has served as president of the Crossing Education Center in South Bend for four years and was most recently the Executive Director of The Oaks at Southpaw, a retreat center serving the nonprofit sector.

He is married to Cynthia with four grown sons and three grandchildren. They’ve recently hiked in Israel, South Africa, Arizona and the Pacific Northwest and are avid Notre Dame football supporters. Edgar holds a degree in Communications from Indiana University.