Board Advisors

Richard Holmes has from the founding of Sammi Rae Of Hope acted as its Legal Counsel.  Richard is a principal of Holmes & Wiseley P.C ., a law firm representing U.S and Canadian companies as trial and corporate counsel throughout the United States.  Richard is an avid golfer and is married to Debra Holmes, one of the founding members of Sammi Rae Of Hope’s governing board.


Steve Kluting is a partner in the law firm Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett.  He’s a business attorney who advises Firm clients, including local, national and international companies, on their day-to-day corporate, commercial and business needs, as well as “bet-the-business”-type transactions and strategies.  He has developed a specialized expertise in distribution/franchise matters, antitrust law, and “food/FDA” law.  He also sits on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of The Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.  He enjoys Michigan football, Tigers baseball, and spending time with his beautiful wife (Kelly), spoiled dog (Zeke), and friends and family.