Dan rejoined the MUCC staff as Executive Director in July of 2014. Previously Dan held positions with Central Michigan University, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and began his career at MUCC as Director of Membership. Dan earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master’s in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University (MSU), and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from MSU.
Dan and his wife Jasmine (herself a former MUCC intern and MUCC Camp for Kids alumna) raise their two children, Peyton and Isla, at their home in rural Isabella County. As a family, they enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and recreational shooting.
At MUCC, Amy assists the Executive Director in the management of the organization, assists with managing 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 MUCC team 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 3 degrees. They include a Bachelors degree in Parks and Recreation, a Bachelors degree in History, and an Associates degree in Natural Resources Technology. He is also currently working towards a Masters degree in Natural Resources Protection, from Michigan State University.
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.
Anna joined MUCC in January 2015 as our Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator. She graduated from Michigan State (Go Green!) with a Master’s in Fisheries and Wildlife. Her thesis was on deer cooperatives in Southern Michigan and the influence within these cooperatives on hunting behavior. Anna worked for the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, for over four years. She assisted with wildlife management planning, as well as stakeholder engagement. She also worked for the Ingham Conservation District as a Watershed Technician. Anna loves being outdoors, hunting, camping, hiking, and going on top-down drives with her husband in the country. She can also be found running in various 10ks and half marathons around the state.
Anna proudly serves on the following groups:
Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah joined MUCC in January 2015 as our Huron Pines AmeriCorps member and Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator, serving by planning, supervising, and recruiting volunteers for On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement projects on Michigan’s public lands.
Prior to serving as an AmeriCorps member for MUCC, Sarah has worked various seasonal jobs and completed two internships with the Pigeon River Country Association doing recreational trail maintenance, forest regeneration surveys, volunteer coordinating, erosion control, and conducting the field work and data collection for the black bear population study. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in December 2013.
Outside of serving for conservation, Sarah can be found hiking, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hunting or just about anywhere outdoors.
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.
Ashley officially joined the full-time staff in January 2017. Prior she has completed three internships with MUCC as the Policy Intern from August 2015 – December 2016.
Ashley graduated from Michigan State University in December of 2016, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability, with a focus in conservation.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time at home up North with family and friends, backpacking new trails, kayaking or catching up on a good book.
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.