The Hive Project is a creative incubator that empowers artists, educators and entrepreneurs (young and old) united by a common desire to share, teach, innovate and compassionately serve.

Who We Are

Responsible for keeping The Hive Project on mission, our Directors and Advisory Board oversee the overall strategic and innovative execution of our 20-year master plan.

John Goodell


John is a teacher, conductor, pianist, entrepreneur and beekeeper. He is Founder & Managing Partner of Post Companies, LLC, Director of Orchestras at Greenhills School and Director of Music & Technology at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor.

Kim Tucker-Gray


Kim is a maker, connector, technologist, entrepreneur and beekeeper. She is a Partner at Post Companies, LLC and serves as the Director of Finance at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor.

Emily Olson


Emily is an experienced arts administrator, community engagement connector, and fundraising & development enthusiast. As a flutist, she performs regularly with Ann Arbor, Flint, and Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestras.

Mark Smith


Mark is a pragmatic visionary and creative problem solver with decades of entrepreneurial experience. He is President of Mi-HQ Co-Lab Business Incubator/Accelerator in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Kathryn Stieler


Katy is currently a Full Professor of Voice and a Faculty Fellow in the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center at Grand Valley State University. She has served on the faculty of Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Vocal Soloist Studies Program, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Summer Training Camp for Young Artists.

Steve Dykstra


Steve has over 25 years experience in residential, commercial and development projects with a particular interest in rehabilitation and reuse of old buildings. He is Vice President at Hobbs+Black Architects.

Joe O'Neal


Active in conservation work throughout the community, Joe is a strategic thinker, passionate community builder and creative problem solver. He is the Founder of O’Neal Construction, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors for The Treeline Allen Creek Urban Trail.

Annie Rose


Annie is a voice teacher, singer, and conductor. She has worked for decades as a creator, connector and collaborator. She is Music Director & Conductor of Harmony and Cantor Emerita of Temple Beth Emeth.

Sam Rao


Sam has decades of experience as a musician and entrepreneur. He holds an MBA from The University of Michigan and is co-founder of The Aurora School of Music in Ohio. He currently serves as Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Progressive Insurance.

Susan P. Shipman, MAI


Susan has over 25 years of professional valuation experience serving private, institutional and municipal clients throughout Michigan. She is Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield.

Delilah Rose Goodell


Delilah is a visual artist, musician, writer and avid reader. When she’s not in her fifth grade classroom, she spends her time practicing violin, writing songs, watching the Avatar series and doing homework.

As a creative incubator, The Hive Project fosters ideas that support artists, educators and entrepreneurs.

Here are two of our current ventures:

Macon Creek is a place for artists, educators and entrepreneurs in southeast Michigan. Our 215-acre campus features miles of walking paths, a pond, expansive fields, a creek flowing through historic woods and 17 buildings dedicated to art, innovation and sustainability.

We farm roughly 100 acres of land and manage our own drinking and waste water treatment plant. We contribute to economic development by providing local employment and supporting local business. We sustain artists, educators and entrepreneurs (young and old) as holistic creators for generations to come. We strive to create more than half of our own energy consumption through viable eco-friendly sources such as solar, wind and geothermal infrastructure.

The Hive features over 19,000 square feet of collaborative coworking space (fully furnished) for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, technologists, artists and startups. The space includes a central reception area, huge modular conference and meetings spaces, small group board rooms, breakout rooms, a commercial kitchen, private offices, modular work pods, a mail room and a small library. Ultra-fast WiFi is available across our entire complex.

Located in the heart of southeast Michigan at Macon Creek.

8759 Clinton Macon Road
Clinton, MI 49236

We believe:

No one is tone deaf.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are diminished without art.

Art is enhanced through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Sustainability requires continuous innovation.

Being an artist is sustainable.

We are all artists.


The Hive Project
8759 Clinton Macon Road
Clinton, MI 49236

A Michigan 501(c)(3)
EIN: 81-3391751


Major Gifts

Our Charitable Solicitation Registration is #62155