CISMA Program Coordinator

Michael Hindy

A native to Fowlerville, Michigan, Michael attained his bachelor's degree from Cornerstone University in 2016 and continued his education pursuing his master's degree at Central Michigan University. Prior to joining the CISMA, Michael worked a variety of seasonal and full-time jobs conducting bird research and native plant restoration throughout the Midwest.


Under the guidance of the steering committee, Michael leads the strike team invasive species management efforts, engages the partner network, plans workshops and events, provides outreach materials, manages the CISMA social media accounts, and pursues funding opportunities for CISMA activities.


Beyond the CISMA, Michael enjoys exercising, hiking with his wife,  spoiling his pets, and fishing the pristine waters of the Midwest. If you see Michael out in his natural habitat of the woods or rivers of the U.P., be sure to say hey!

Special Projects Technician

Marquita Wilds

Marquita is the backbone behind the Three Shores CISMA. In her role, Marquita assists the Three Shores CISMA with data collection and preparation, GIS mapping, assisting in outreach events, and assists in managing the CISMA social media accounts. 

 In her free time, Marquita enjoys yoga, spending time with her family, and spoiling her daughter Willa and husband Paul.


Our technicians currently on staff are responsible for carrying out the field objectives and deliverables of our projects under the supervision of the Three Shores CISMA Coordinator. Our professional technicians help lead our seasonal crews in invasive species surveys, management, and outreach with the upmost professionalism and expertise.

Douglas Smith
Alec Connell
Alex Valle
Halee Dunlap
Elizabeth Brushaber
Luke Trachsel
Nathan Veres
Elizabeth Mclean
Denvy McCord

Seasonal Team Members

Our seasonal team members assist the Three Shores CISMA Coordinator and Technicians to help execute the goals and deliverables of the Three Shores CISMA. Interested in becoming a member of our team? Check out our employment opportunities page for current opportunities with the Three Shores CISMA.