Our Team

ABOUT US

Our mission is to develop strong relationships by delivering high levels of personal service. Our success is directly contingent upon how dedicated we are to that relationship.

joe@abbit.biz

Joe has been involved in the investment industry for twenty one years, 16 of them with Abbit Management Corp. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in finance. Series 65 licensed, Joe enjoys working with numbers and finds talk about the yield  curve interesting. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, working in the yard and spending time with his family.

James E. Slater II
Chief Investment Officer

james@abbit.biz

Jim oversees the investment of client portfolios and devises strategies for attracting new clients to the firm. Jim joined Abbit in 2012 and he holds degrees in Business Administration and Communications from Andrews University. He is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor and Series 65 licensed. Jim enjoys creative investment solutions and making investment presentations, along with running, biking and spending time with his family.

Randy Koetje
Vice President

randy@abbit.biz

Randy has been with Abbit Management Corp. since 1996 assisting clients with the Abbit Master Trust. Having graduated from Western Michigan University in December 1974 with a Bachelors degree, Randy has extensive experience in the pre-arrangements and pre-funding world, and understands the service aspect of “funeral service” after spending over 22 years in a funeral establishment.

James Van Dyke
Consultant

Jim has been affiliated with Abbit Management Corp. since 1987 and is now serving as its Consultant. Jim is a licensed funeral director and focuses the majority of his work toward the Abbit Escrow Trust. Jim is a 1969 graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, married to Sharon since 1966 with two sons David and Nathan, one daughter Kimberly Sue who died in 1983 and four grandchildren. Jim enjoys traveling and volunteering with various service organizations.

Julie Anderson
Office Manager

julie@abbit.biz

Julie has been with Abbit Management Corp. since 2002 and spends her time making sure everything runs smoothly with the Abbit Master Trust as well as the day-to-day operations of the office. Julie came to Abbit after spending 14 years in various positions with Old Kent (Fifth Third) Bank and has a Bachelors degree from Grand Valley State University.

Sandy Webber
Abbit Master Trust Account Administrator

sandy@abbit.biz

Sandy joined Abbit Management Corp. in January 2000. She fulfilled a 25-year financial career with National City Bank in Muskegon, positions ranging from Trust Operations, Retail Banking-Management, and Sales.

Janice VandenBrink
Private Wealth Account Administrator

janice@abbit.biz

Janice joined Abbit Management Corp. in June of 2010. She fulfilled a 29-year financial career with JPMorgan Chase Private Banking in Grand Haven/Grand Rapids. Positions included Trust Operations and Administrative Assistant. Janice currently enjoys gardening, decorating, and spending time with her family.

Tori Petterson
Client Service Advisor

tori@abbit.biz

Tori graduated from Central Michigan University and began her career as a financial analyst with Bank One (Chase) in Chicago, IL. After relocating to West Michigan, she spent three years as the owner of a local business before joining the Abbit Management Corp. team in 2017. She enjoys getting to know clients so that she can provide the best possible service and solutions. Away from the office, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two kids.