Always interested in being in business for herself, Pamela J. Kruse is thrilled with the continued success of Village Bike Shops. She got into the niche because of her husband, who owned a couple of bike shops in town. When they married, they formed a partnership that brought her into the fold. Now, each of them runs and manages a couple of the stores under their umbrella. Ms. Kruse loves the excitement people have when they come in; physical fitness has always been a big part of her life and seeing that same passion reflected in others makes her happy. Looking to the future, she hopes to be remembered for her honesty and for putting her clients first.
Prior to this, Ms. Kruse had an illustrious career in law. Some of her notable positions include associate of Clary, Nantz, Wood, Hoffius, Rankin & Cooper, judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, assistant director of labor relations at Michigan State University, research assistant at the Law School at the University of Michigan, and labor relations representative at Michigan State University. Additionally, Ms. Kruse was the chairman of the Manual Revision Committee of the Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association and a member of the Executive Council of Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Her professional designations include a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Arts, and a PhD from Michigan State University and a JD from the University of Michigan.
When Ms. Kruse has spare time, she enjoys bicycling, skiing, walking, and swimming. She has held world records in swimming for the 400-meter freestyle and the 200-meter freestyle since 1967, and for the 440-yard freestyle since 1966. Further, Ms. Kruse was inducted into the Greater Fort Lauderdale Sports Hall of Fame in 1979, was a silver medalist with the U.S. Olympic Team in Mexico City in 1968, and was a gold and silver medalist with the U.S. Pan-American Team in Canada in 1967.