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 9, 2016 | Do Meetings have you frustrated? Is team morale diminished by poor leadership? Facilitative Leadership March 2016 session now open for registration
December 9, 2016 | Recording the votes of members.
December 7, 2016 | Helping to understand your own strengths can lead to success.
December 7, 2016 | The object of the motion to “Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn” is to set the time, and sometimes the place, for another meeting to continue business of the session.
November 30, 2016 | Civics programs are one way to help youth learn how local decisions are made.
November 30, 2016 | A reminder to count every vote and announce it for non-profit organizations.
August 12, 2016 | I lost my election on August 2, but I don’t want to give up yet.
June 24, 2016 | The eight possible responses to a roll-call vote.
June 24, 2016 | Ordering a roll-call vote. A look at when the roll-call vote is used by government and representative bodies.
May 27, 2016 | The correct way to address a vacancy of a position on the board is through the bylaws.