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
December 28, 2015 | Accepted methods for voting via email.
December 23, 2015 | Is an agenda required?
December 18, 2015 | Collaboration invites participation in a multi-county initiative to help create, attract and retain jobs.
December 16, 2015 | Establish meeting follow-up is just as important and stating its purpose.
December 15, 2015 | Understanding the difference between tangible and intangible objectives can help your meeting outcome.
December 14, 2015 | Program success documented through ripple effecting mapping with the help of MSU Extension educators.
December 11, 2015 | Extraordinary governance and meeting management presentation and discussion.
December 9, 2015 | MSU Extension staff members continue successful and popular leadership program.
December 8, 2015 | Many groups might be surprised to learn annual meeting minutes don’t have to be approved at the next annual meeting.
December 4, 2015 | Voting methods defined for better understanding of parliamentary procedure.