At MUCC, Amy manages the organization, manages grant-funded work, and works to develop and advance the organization’s conservation policy agenda by working with MUCC members, conservation partners, state agencies and legislators, as well as developing educational workshops and information for MUCC’s website and newsletters. She currently serves on numerous state-level boards and committees related to forest and habitat management, recreation, and wildlife.
Prior to joining MUCC in 2007, Amy was a Consultant for Natural Resources at Public Sector Consultants, a non-partisan public policy research firm in Lansing. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2002 from Michigan State University in Lyman Briggs School-Environmental Science and Management, and an additional BS in Resource Development-Environmental Studies and Applications. She also completed the Natural Resources Leadership Project in 2005.
Amy lives in Haslett with her husband Marc, daughters May and Clara, and two black labs Maddy and Ruby. They enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping as a family, especially waterfowl and deer hunting. Amy is an avid Spartan sports fan and is active in Ducks Unlimited, having served a term as state webmaster and as membership chair of the Red Cedar Chapter for more than 15 years and remains an active volunteer.
Amy proudly serves on the following committees and councils:
- DNR Bear User Work Group
- DNR Furtaker User Work Group
- Forest Management Advisory Council
- Regional Deer Advisory Team-Southern Lower Peninsula
- Wolf Management Advisory Council
Shaun joined the team MUCC in February of 2013, coming on board as the Camp Director and Environmental Educator. In the Fall of 2013 Shaun also took over responsibilities as the editor of TRACKS Magazine. Shaun Graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2011 with three degrees. They include a Bachelors degree in Parks and Recreation, a Bachelors degree in History, and an Associates degree in Natural Resources Technology. In 2016, he also completed a Masters degree in Conservation Education, from Michigan State University.
Youth Camp Director/ Educator
Max joined the MUCC team in November of 2018 as our Camp Director and Environmental Educator. He comes to us from New York and graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2016 with a Degree in Environmental Studies, focused in Resources Management.
Previously Max has spent seven summers working at an Environmental Education Camp in the Catskill Mountains, the last three as the Camp Director. Max has also spent two school years in New York working with Kindergarteners all the way to Adults as an environmental educator, focusing on various ecology, team building, ropes courses, and Maple Sugaring.
When not working Max enjoys spending his time outside, whether it be hiking, fishing, camping or playing Disc Golf.
Amber joined MUCC in January of 2017. Previously, she held positions with Sparrow Hospital, Michigan Public Health Institute, Michigan Society of Association Executives and Ele’s Place.
Amber graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development and Public Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, fishing, interior decorating and playing with her Siberian Husky, Kenai.
Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator
Morgan joined MUCC in May 2018 as our Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Michigan- Flint with a degree in Wildlife Biology and Writing. As an undergraduate she assisted on a thesis project that focused on thermoregulation and habitat preference of Blanding’s Turtles at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.
After graduating, Morgan worked for the Genesee Conservation District as a MAEAP Technician and a Soil Conservation Technician. She assisted landowners implement conservation practices, wildlife habitat initiatives and helped farmers identify, reduce and/or eliminate environmental pollution risks on a voluntary basis. Morgan has also been a QDMA intern with both the Conservation and Communications Departments and is a Deer Steward I & II graduate.
Outside of work Morgan hunts, fishes, hikes, farms and shows horses.
Morgan proudly serves on the following groups or is a member of:
- Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative
- Quality Deer Management Association
- Pheasants Forever
Sue is one of the most dedicated workers on the staff; she has been with MUCC for over 31 years. Her two main job responsibilities are member relations and coordinator for Tracks Magazine. As head of member relations, Sue maintains the MUCC database, including address changes, phone numbers, email addresses for all members, donors and other contacts. She also does the data entry for calendars, raffles, donations, renewals for individual club members and individual magazine subscription for club members. If that is not enough she also reports to the financial manager and sends out purchase order statements for those who have bought merchandise, Tracks orders, membership etc. As Tracks Coordinator; Sue coordinates annual Tracks renewal letters, contacts clubs about Tracks sponsorships, enters Tracks membership for individuals and schools and sends out Tracks gift cards.
While at MUCC Sue has made phone calls from club members and customers more pleasant, personable and helpful. She has also increased interest in Tracks Magazine. Sue is a mother of two children, Melissa and Chad, and a grandmother of 4 grandchildren who are the sunshine of her life. Outside of MUCC Sue loves gardening, warm summers and enjoying the pool with family.
Public Information Officer and Editor of Michigan Out-of-Doors
Nick joined MUCC in June 2017. He previously worked as a staff reporter at Cadillac News, where he covered Cadillac Area Public Schools, the area's natural resources and court cases. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, with a focus in news editorial, and a minor in media, design, production and technology.
Policy and Special Events Assistant
Huron Pines AmeriCorps member – Engagement Specialist
Autumn joined MUCC in January 2019 and will serve a 10-month term as a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member until November 2019. She attended Michigan State University on an athletic scholarship to play volleyball and graduated in December 2017 with a degree in Zoology. Outside of playing volleyball for the University, she was a student learning assistant in a biology class and a Glassen Scholar, as part of the Hal & Jean Glassen foundation, working with the MSU Extension: Boone & Crockett Club.
Soon after graduating, Autumn became the conservation intern for the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). Throughout the internship, she learned more about the importance of what hunters do for conservation. She also became a Deer Steward I & II graduate, learning more about deer biology, land & habitat management. After the internship she joined the Barry Conservation District as an Administrator, gaining knowledge on grant-funded programs and the overall operations of a Conservation District.
When not working Autumn enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends, and two cats.
Autumn is a member of:
Quality Deer Management Association
Back Country Hunters and Anglers
The Wildlife Society
Habitat Volunteer Coordinator
Makhayla joined the MUCC team in May of 2019 as our Habitat Volunteer Coordinator. She comes to us from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Makhayla graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology, with a concentration in Human Dimensions. In her undergraduate thesis research she analyzed the influence of ground cover type and structure on Kirtland’s Warbler habitat selection in the Hiawatha National Forest. In the future, Makhayla aspires to continue her education and pursue a graduate degree in natural resources.
Previously, Makhayla held positions with the MDNR Wildlife Division, MDNR Parks and Recreation Division and the U.S. Forest Service. She has experienced many different dimensions of the conservation field and is now looking forward to engaging MUCC members and volunteers throughout Michigan in their outdoor heritage.
Outside of MUCC, Makhayla enjoys hiking, kayaking, outdoor photography, reading and rooting for the Detroit Tigers.
On The Water Coordinator
Emma joined the MUCC team in July 2019 as our On the Water Coordinator. Born and raised in Troy, Michigan Emma grew up camping in Michigan and Canada with her family. Emma graduated from Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s in Conservation Biology and an associate’s in Natural Resources Technology in 2015. After that Emma gained experience at American Conservation Experience, North Dakota State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, and at Arizona Conservation Corps.
In her spare time Emma likes to backpack, hike, camp, listen to podcasts and practice yoga.
Digital Media Coordinator