Jennifer came "under the spell" of Elvis after seeing the Elvis and Me mini-series on TV when she was in middle school. The next several years were spent soaking up early Elvis movies and music and "going gaga" over the King as so many other girls have.
Scott grew up in the thumb area of Michigan and fondly remembers his first time hearing Elvis on a commercial. After asking his mom to buy the record, she promptly directed him toward the attic where there was a treasure-trove of 45 records. Hound Dog, All Shook Up, and Jailhouse Rock were the foundations for a lifelong love of Elvis.
Upon meeting each other, Jennifer and Scott realized they both were Elvis fans. After getting married in 2004, Jennifer surprised Scott with a birthday trip to Graceland. The following year, Scott surprised Jennifer with an anniversary trip, the first of of many to the Michigan ElvisFest, which introduced a whole new way to enjoy the legacy of the King via the many talented Elvis Tribute Artists. They began the Michigan Elvis Presley Fan Club in 2009 to promote Elvis music and network with other fans. The couple lives in Big Rapids, Michigan and both work at Ferris State University.
They are happy to grow the Elvis community in Michigan and meet Elvis fans from all around.
Jennifer Thede, Co-founder
Scott Thede, Co-founder
Call (231) 796-4467
Michigan Elvis Presley Fan Club
11740 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307