Greg Rynearson, aka Ryno, grew up in Clare, Michigan and serves as president of Cops & Doughnuts. He was drawn to the Clare Police Explorer Cadet program at age sixteen, inspired by his two older brothers, who served as auxiliary police officers with the Clare Police Department. Ryno had found his calling.
In 1982 he joined the Clare Police Auxiliary, and four years later, joined the Clare County Sheriff Department Reserves. In 1988, his paid police career began, working with the sheriff’s department until 1999 when he joined the Clare Police Department. He retired in 2013 to work full-time at the bakery—his second calling—and is often called a marketing genius.
Ryno was married to Tammy for thirty-one years until her passing in February 2022, during the writing of this book. Ryno has three children and ten grandchildren.
Alan White, aka Bubba, also grew up in Clare, Michigan and serves as Cops & Doughnuts’ vice president. He retired from law enforcement in 2013 after a thirty-year career in Michigan and Alaska.
Bubba has worked as a landscape contractor, emergency room specialist, paramedic, college instructor, chemical weapons trainer, school safety consultant, police reserve director, political candidate, and professional animal skinner.
He has authored four books, including Alaska Behind Blue Eyes, Standing Ground, In Sheep’s Clothing, and Promise Not to Tell. He is currently working on two additional books. Bubba is also a professional speaker.
Bubba lives in the Clare area with his wife, Anete (Nettie), a Deutsch Langharr Pointer named Esther, and an Australian Labradoodle named Mable, whom he fondly refers to as his “emergency backup” dog.
Anne Stanton is the editorial director for Mission Point Press, a Traverse City, Michigan-based firm that provides a full slate of editorial, marketing and design services to independent authors. She has previously published Publish to Win, a marketing book aimed at independent authors.
She is a cofounder and interim director of the National Writers Series, which promotes youth literacy and hosts nationally renowned authors on the Traverse City Opera House stage. Anne previously worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter and as a researcher/editor for two New York Times bestselling books, In Harm’s Way and 12 Strong. She received a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Michigan.