CISMA Program Coordinator
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!
Our Field Team carries out the field objectives and deliverables of our projects under the supervision of the Three Shores CISMA Coordinator. Our professional team are your local E.U.P. experts and provide the upmost professionalism and expertise in invasive species surveys, management, and outreach efforts.
Lizzy is an MVP team member who joined our team in May of 2022 and is helping identify invasive phragmites stands in winter throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Lizzy is a senior at Lake Superior State University and is currently working towards her bachelor's in Parks and Recreation.
Her favorite part about the job is being able to spend her days outdoors with nature and being able to see the difference she is making. In her free time Lizzy loves to go fishing, hiking, walking her dog, rock climbing, reading, and exploring local waterbodies on her canoe. She looks forward to another great summer and all the awesome adventures it has to offer.
Lizzy is a crucial member of the Three Shores team who makes every field adventure a fun day! We're very grateful to have Lizzy on our field team.
Lilli is the newest member of Three Shores CISMA, joining us in May 2023 for the summer field season. She is currently a senior at Lake Superior State University studying towards her bachelor degree in Parks and Recreation.
Lilli's favorite aspect of the job is being able to explore areas in the eastern upper peninsula and getting to help homeowners know more about invasive species and native plants alike. Some of Lilli's hobbies include rock hounding, hiking, painting, and playing with her dog Charlie.