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
March 11, 2013 | There are many county/regional leadership programs available that help communities strengthen local leadership capacity.
February 8, 2013 | Rebecca Curtis explains her role as the Clerk for the City of Gaylord, Mich.
February 3, 2013 | MSU Extension can offer assistance to groups interested in improving meeting effectiveness. But there are effective meeting basics everyone should follow.
January 21, 2013 | Michigan State University houses the Indigenous Law and Policy Center; learn more about the center and what it offers to Michigan citizens and others across the nation.
January 4, 2013 | Leadership attributes can be gleaned from all around us if we pay attention.
January 2, 2013 | The National Indian Law Library (NILL) located in Colorado is a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.
November 30, 2012 | Leadership skills can be strengthened by allowing employees to participate in self-directed work teams.
November 30, 2012 | Be prepared to effectively convey your ideas and issues before contacting your legislator.
November 13, 2012 | Leaders can benefit from understanding how to be a good listener
October 31, 2012 | Obtain a copy of your ballot and be prepared before you head out to vote on November 6.