Lisa is the Executive Director of Michigan LCV Education Fund. Her career spans over two decades of environmental and conservation advocacy in the political arena. She is a nationally- recognized expert in non-profit growth and management and a leader in Great Lakes protections. Lisa is a three-time graduate from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelors Degree and two ensuing Masters Degrees in Social Work and Education. Before becoming Executive Director in 2006, Lisa was a member of the Michigan LCV Board and today serves on the boards of the Friends of Rutherford Pool, the Huron River Watershed Council, and the National League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Lisa’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Saugatuck Dunes. You can reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob is the Deputy Director for Michigan LCV Education Fund, overseeing its communications, lobbying, member engagement, and coalition building. He has a deep background in electoral politics, government affairs, community organizing, and strategic messaging. Bob brings over 20 years of experience in running field campaigns, working on public policy, and building collaboration amongst donors and funders. His extensive work experience includes: Press Secretary for former U.S. Rep. David Bonior in both his congressional office and as a candidate for Governor; Executive Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Michigan; and investigative reporter for Gannett and Booth newspapers. Bob graduated from Michigan State University with Bachelor’s degree in both journalism and political science. He lives in Berkley, Michigan with his wife and two daughters, and his family owns property in Boon (outside Cadillac) that borders the majestic Manistee National Forest. Bob’s Favorite Place In Michigan: Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and anywhere along that stretch of M-22 country You can reach Bob at email@example.com
Logan began working as an intern with the Michigan LCV Education Fund during the summer of 2013. He ended up liking it so much that he came back for more. Logan joined the team officially in August of 2014 and now serves as Writer & Content Manager for the organization. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Program in the Environment and English from the University of Michigan. Logan grew up in Holland and developed his passion for conservation and environmental protection over countless hours spent on Lake Michigan beaches. Whether the sun’s out, the rain is coming down in buckets, or the lake is covered with ice—if he’s back home—it’s a safe bet where you’ll find him. Logan’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Too many to choose, but definitely somewhere on a Great Lake. You can reach Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney is the Social Advocacy Manager for Michigan LCV Education Fund and works out of the Grand Rapids office. Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, she is passionate about engaging and inspiring the communities to protect and cherish our beautiful state. Courtney brings with her a unique background in event strategy and brand marketing, as well as a deep love for public speaking and workshop facilitation. When she’s not working to make our world better, you can find Courtney trying out a new restaurant, visiting a vineyard, or enjoying live music (preferably outside… with wine in hand). You can reach Courtney at: email@example.com
Lauren is the Development Director based in Michigan LCV Education Fund’s Grand Rapids office. Lauren brings a wide range of career experience to Michigan LCV Education Fund from political campaign work to professional and corporate writing to restaurant management and sales. She has a steadfast belief that whom we elect matters and a desire to protect and preserve our great state. Lauren lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and their dog, Ella. She graduated from Grand Valley State with a degree in Political Science. Lauren loves the creativity, vibrancy and natural beauty of Grand Rapids and Michigan. Lauren’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Anywhere with a view of Lake Michigan is her happy place. You can reach Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before starting her role as Development Coordinator, Julie served as Michigan LCV Education Fund’s Executive Coordinator and before that as an intern. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. Being born in Switzerland and having lived in New York, California and Michigan, Julie has gotten the opportunity to experience a variety of different environmental issues, which has led to her passion for environmental conservation. As the Executive Coordinator, Julie guarantees the team has the support and capacity to make significant environmental changes within Michigan. Outside of work, you can usually find Julie running on trails, volunteering, playing with dogs or traveling inside and outside of Michigan as often as possible! Julie’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Detroit or anywhere along Lake Michigan! You can reach Julie at email@example.com
As the Partnerships Manager, Bentley focuses on strengthening relationships with community and business leaders in order to build a strong bench of conservation champions that are ready to act to protect Michigan’s land, air, and water.
Before joining the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Bentley served on the legislative staff for U.S. Senator Gary Peters, specializing in issues related to energy, agriculture, transportation, and the environment. Prior to his time in the Senate, Bentley worked in Washington, D.C. for the National Wildlife Federation in a number of different roles related to policy and advocacy.
Bentley graduated from the University of Michigan, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Program in the Environment. He and his wife love raising their son in their original hometown of Ann Arbor, with parents nearby.
Bentley’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Nordhouse Dunes in the Huron-Manistee National Forest
You can reach Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kara is the Government Affairs Manager for Michigan LCV Education Fund and she is based out of the Lansing and Grand Rapids offices. In 2016, Kara will be working towards guaranteeing that Michigan legislators prioritize clean energy and ensure that Michigan residents have access clean water. Growing up in Lansing, Kara developed a passion for policy and politics and currently calls Grand Rapids home. In the spring of 2015, Kara graduated from Grand Valley State University where she received a degree in Political Science with a focus on political thought and environmental policy. Prior to working for Michigan LCV Education Fund, she held the position of President for the GVSU College Democrats and gained experience through internships in legislative offices, on campaigns and at local non-profit organizations. Outside of work, Kara enjoys hiking, exploring Michigan, drinking Grand Rapids’ craft beer, volunteering and, most of all, going on adventures with her Blue Heeler, JD. Kara’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Grand Rapids, the State Capitol Building or anywhere along a Great Lake. You can reach Kara at email@example.com
Katie is the Operations Director for Michigan LCV Education Fund. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, spent fourteen summers at camp on the shores of Lake Arbutus outside of Traverse City, and moved to Michigan to attend James Madison College and journalism school at Michigan State University. Since then, she has lived in Lansing, Leelanau County, Detroit and Ann Arbor, worked on farms, in schools, for start-ups, for public radio, and in advertising, all of which culminated in her joining Michigan LCV Education Fund in 2013 as Communications Manager where she applied her skills to the issues she cares about the most. Now as Operations Director, she is ensuring Michigan LCV Education Fund has the resources needed to do big things and to expand our impact over time. Katie’s Favorite Place in Michigan: All of the Leelanau Peninsula. You can reach Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily currently serves as Executive Coordinator and Logistics Manager for Michigan LCV Education Fund. Emily grew up in the southeast, but has been drawn to the Great Lakes since her first summer spent on the water as a teenager. For the greater part of the last 5 years, she found her home in the polar regions amongst ice, whales, penguins and polar bears where the effects of climate change are particularly evident. Before rooting herself in Ann Arbor, nearly 10 months of the year were lived on expedition ships in Antarctica, the Norwegian/Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Iceland. There, she filled the roles of logistics manager/assistant expedition leader, naturalist/guide and marine biologist/polar bear specialist. Her most recent travels took her through the Northwest Passage as assistant expedition leader and the South Pacific where she served as tour manager and naturalist in the Kimberley (Australia), Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, the Cook Islands, Society Islands/French Polynesia, East Timor, Bali and beyond. Before her life on ships, Emily fed her hunger for exploration with expeditions in Kenya, Egypt, Norway, Peru, Belize and Ecuador to name a few. During her academic career, Emily received numerous grants to support her research with neurodegenerative disorders, specifically Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and early-onset torsion dystonia before graduating with a Political Science degree. More than anything, Emily is passionate about preserving the Earth’s beautiful and wild places – she relishes being on/in the water, tinkering with boats and hiking with her two dogs: Floki (Great Dane) and Guinness (Rhodesian Ridgeback). You can reach Emily at email@example.com
Baldomero is the Outreach Director for Michigan LCV Education Fund, where he leads the electoral, voter participation and regional outreach programs to deliver electoral wins and build political power for Michigan’s land, air and water. Prior to joining the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Baldomero served as the Deputy Director for Michigan Voice, the statewide c(3) network, where he developed and aligned civic engagement programs, for over 20 different partner organizations, to engage and mobilize underrepresented voters. Baldomero attended Wayne State University where he competed on the policy debate team for 4 years. Baldomero’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Silver Lake Sand Dunes. You can reach Baldomero at firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry is the Southeast Michigan Regional Coordinator for Michigan LCV Education Fund. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Henry’s love for the outdoors and passion for the environment were sparked early on by many happy days spent enjoying Michigan’s numerous state parks and waterways with his parents and older sister. In the summer of 2014, Henry started volunteering with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) field program. Eventually, he was tapped to join the staff of the field team, energizing committed volunteers on the ground and fostering greater citizen engagement with the important work Michigan LCV Education Fund is doing. These days Henry is working with dedicated volunteers throughout Southeast Michigan to ensure we have leaders in Lansing who will fight to protect our land, air and water. In his spare time, Henry enjoys hiking with his dog Toby, and playing guitar and Upright Bass. Henry’s Favorite Place in Michigan: The Leelanau Peninsula. You can reach Henry at email@example.com
Anne Marie began working with Michigan LCV Education Fund during the spring of 2017 as the West Michigan Regional Coordinator bringing her leadership and passion to engagement and organizing efforts in the West Michigan region.
Prior to joining the Michigan LCV Ed Fund, Anne Marie served as the Community Activism Manager at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council where she led diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and community activism programs. Due to her leadership there, Anne Marie was the recipient of the George Heartwell Community Engagement Award at Michigan LCV’s 2016 Grand Rapids Breakfast of Conservation Champions.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Community Leadership from Aquinas College. Anne Marie grew up near Cleveland, Ohio and Lake Erie where she developed her passion to protect the Great Lakes.
Favorite Place in Michigan: PJ Hoffmaster State Park. Or, any golf course.
You can reach Anne Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org