890 Island Lake Road
Kalkaska, MI 49646
I am an Extension Educator at MSU Extension with a focus on leadership and government. I began working at MSU Extension in June 2002. I completed my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and I earned my Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
As a team member of MSU Extension’s Greening Michigan Institute I deliver programs in Leadership and Community Engagement and Government and Public Policy. The areas I focus specifically on include: facilitation skills development, communicating through conflict with county groups, Real Colors Personality Assessment, effective meetings though parliamentary procedure, and good governance skill building with local and Tribal units of government.
My Professional affiliations include:
Epsilon Sigma Phi, Michigan Alpha Psi Chapter, current President
Michigan Association of Extension Agents
Community and Natural Resources Development Association, current Secretary
National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
National Association of Parliamentarians
September 27, 2017 | What to do to take control of a meeting with an incessant talker
September 19, 2017 | The individual who seconds the motion need not be recognized in the minutes.
September 5, 2017 | Different rules apply to different groups.
August 14, 2017 | Is there a better way?
July 10, 2017 | Is our township in proper compliance with the Open Meetings Act?
June 15, 2017 | Is our township in proper compliance?
June 5, 2017 | Is it acceptable to have "closed session" on the agenda?
May 9, 2017 | Some groups may wish to consolidate the constitution and bylaws into one document.
April 17, 2017 | Your meetings can run more smoothly with a basic understanding of Robert's Rules of Order.
December 29, 2016 | Facilitation tool to help groups move forward.