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
November 3, 2013 | There are many resources available to leaders to assist them in having meaningful engagement with youth.
October 16, 2013 | High school students learn about local and tribal government through hands on learning.
August 7, 2013 | 4-H summer camp teaches lifelong skills for youth to become successful adults.
August 7, 2013 | Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute class of 2013 participates in consensus building program.
August 1, 2013 | Building Strong Sovereign Nations Program leads to Tribal Government Programming.
July 31, 2013 | Michigan Garden Clubs included a session on “Roberts Rules” during their District V Spring Presidents Meeting.
July 29, 2013 | 4-H Exploration Days fosters opportunity for youth to learn Facilitative Leadership.
May 31, 2013 | MSU Extension hosts webinars for Michigan’s Tribal Leaders and Staff.
May 5, 2013 | A public policy intern explains why he loves public service and how 4-H Capitol Experience helped him discover his passion.
April 9, 2013 | Youth learning parliamentary procedure now will use it in the future.