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
July 27, 2012 | Michigan State University Extension can administer tools to help groups or individuals lead more effectively.
July 27, 2012 | Michigan State University Extension provides camp counseling opportunities for youth in Northeast Michigan.
July 27, 2012 | What credentials are needed in order to be considered a parliamentarian?
May 14, 2012 | Michigan State University Extension provides leadership for youth quality of life component.
May 14, 2012 | Michigan State University Extension provides support to local community initiatives.
May 14, 2012 | Robert’s Rules of Order can be easily adopted by groups.
May 14, 2012 | Explore the relationship between civics, immigration and the role it plays in gaining democratic citizenship.
March 28, 2012 | Civic education for American youth may best occur in hands-on settings.
March 27, 2012 | Michigan State University Extension provides guidance and support in the delivery of youth leadership programs.
March 1, 2012 | Successful boards include youth members as a way to encourage organizational diversity in decision making.