AMY TROTTER

Executive Director

Amy Trotter is the executive director for MUCC, the nation’s largest, most effective state-based conservation organization. Having served in this role since December 2018, Amy has been serving as Deputy Director since 2015 and on MUCC staff since 2007. She is responsible for carrying out the strategic objectives of the organization in all its phases: policy/program; outreach/education; communications; administrative and fundraising. Trotter provides staff leadership and development opportunities for up to 12 full-time staff and oversees the business operations, works with the MUCC Executive and Conservation Policy Boards and leads the annual budget development (~$1.4 million operating budget).

Amy is best known for her role in advocacy on behalf of MUCC's grassroots members and conservationists in Michigan. Since 2007, she has worked to advance the organization’s policy agenda within the Michigan Legislature and Michigan Natural Resources Commission. She is a registered lobbyist agent in the State of Michigan and assists in tracking and engaging in discussions on more than 70 legislative bills each session. Her other responsibilities have included grant management and oversight for more than $600k in active grants and agreements each year, including applying for new opportunities, tracking and reporting on grant-funded activities.

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.

Trotter earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University at Lyman Briggs School-Environmental Science and Management and an additional Bachelor of Science in resource development-environmental studies and applications. She also completed the Natural Resources Leadership Project and the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ Academy of Association Management.

Trotter is from Cheboygan, Michigan and resides in Haslett with her husband Marc and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors, including camping, panfish fishing, waterfowl hunting and is dabbling in native plants and perennial gardening. She is also a longtime member and volunteer for Ducks Unlimited.

atrotter@mucc.org 517-346-6484

 

SHAUN MCKEON

Education Director

Shaun joined the MUCC team in February of 2013, coming on board as the Camp Director and Educator. In the Fall of 2013, Shaun took over responsibilities as the editor of TRACKS Magazine. In 2016, Shaun took over duties for all education and field programs. He currently supervises the On the Ground, On the Water and AmeriCorps programs working on habitat improvement as well as the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp, TRACKS Magazine and Outreach programs.

Shaun graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2011 with multiple degrees. They include a bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, a bachelor's degree in History, and an associate's degree in Natural Resources Technology. In 2016, he also completed a master's degree in Conservation Education from Michigan State University.

Before joining MUCC, Shaun completed a 1-year term of service to America, serving as an Americorps member in Central Pennsylvania. He also has a background in community recreation, serving in various roles from Metro-Detroit to the Upper Peninsula.

When not working on habitat or education projects, Shaun enjoys chasing Waterfowl throughout the streams, marshes and Great Lakes of Michigan. As well as fishing and rustic camping. He can also be found cheering on the Lions, Tigers, and Maple Leafs!

smckeon@mucc.org 517-346-6466

 

SUE PRIDE

Member Relations, Tracks Coordinator

Sue is one of the most dedicated workers on the staff; she has been with MUCC for over 35 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 subscriptions 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.

spride@mucc.org 517-346-6480

 

NICK GREEN

Director of Communications and Marketing 

Nick Green joined MUCC in 2017 as the team's communications lead. In 2018, his work expanded to include lobbying and advocacy duties and a more active role in facilitating and implementing MUCC’s grassroots resolutions. Nick's communications and advocacy work includes the moratorium on the ban of sterilizing deer in Ann Arbor, continuing efforts to combat CWD, R3 and the new generation of conservationists, the assault on conservation from anti-hunting activists, and the continued debate surrounding sandhill crane and wolf management.

As the Director of Communications and Marketing, Nick’s role is to ensure organizational growth through the strategic and consistent branding of MUCC and its programs. Working with program staff, Nick assists in budget development, goal prioritization, campaign strategy and implementation of marketing efforts. 

Nick graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s of science degree in News-Editorial Journalism. He also holds a minor in media, design, production and technology. Nick worked for Cadillac News as a beat reporter covering the area’s natural resources, court cases and public school system prior to MUCC.

Birds, dogs and conservation are Nick’s three main passions (fly fishing would be a close fourth). From woodcock banding in the spring to endless hours dog training and 60-plus days a year afield hunting birds, there isn’t anything better than a grouse flushing or a mallard circling for Nick. His wife Emily and him have three dogs: Annie, Calvin and Summit.

Nick is the editor-in-chief of Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine and design editor for TRACKS Magazine. He serves on the board of several conservation nonprofits, volunteers time to improve public land habitat, and has the pleasure to serve on various state and regional hunting and angling workgroups.

ngreen@mucc.org | 517-346-6486

 

KRISTINA KENNEDY

Habitat Volunteer Coordinator

Kristina joined the MUCC team in February of 2022 as the Habitat Volunteer Coordinator. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Kristina fell in love with the state of Michigan after working on a wildlife research project in the Upper Peninsula for a summer during her undergrad. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology.

Kristina has held a variety of natural resource-related positions throughout the country. She grew her love for wildlife habitat conservation while capturing deer, elk, and waterfowl in the coniferous forests and wetlands of northern Idaho, monitoring raptor nests in the Green River Basin of southwestern Wyoming, and preforming geologic surveys in the arid mountains of Nevada.

Outside of MUCC, Kristina can be found enjoying weekend camping trips with her energetic mutts Mink and Jesse, trying new wild game recipes, and exploring the many beautiful parks of Michigan.

kkennedy@mucc.org 517-346-6456

 

MIKAYLA CARTER

Club and Special Events Coordinator

Mikayla joined MUCC in August 2021 as the Club Administrator. She has since then become the club and special events coordinator. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2019. During her time at CMU Mikayla majored in Photojournalism and minored in Communications.  

When Mikayla is not at MUCC she enjoys spending time with her husky, Mila, kayaking and taking pictures of Michigan’s wildlife. 

mcarter@mucc.org | 517-346-6463

 

ASHLEY CARMICHAEL

Michigan Out-of-Doors Camp Director and Educator

Ashley joined the MUCC team in November 2021. She comes to us from West Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 2017 with a Degree in Environmental Science and Management. 

Prior to MUCC, Ashley held educational positions with parks, invasive species management groups and camps. Most recently she led equestrian programming for a camp in the Catskills. She is excited to return to camping and continue connecting youth to the outdoors. 

When not working, Ashley enjoys hiking, backpacking and trail riding. 

acarmichael@mucc.org  517-346-6462 

 

JUSTIN TOMEI

Policy Assistant

Justin joined MUCC in January of 2022. He lives in the Grand Rapids area with his wife and daughter. Originally from Traverse City, Justin grew up chasing turkeys, deer, squirrels, and fishing for anything that would bite. Justin has a B.S. in Political Science from Grand Valley State University, and has spent most of his professional career running political campaigns.

When not at work Justin is hanging out with his family, or hunting and fishing.

jtomei@mucc.org 517-346-6488

 

STEVE WINDOM

Development Director

Steve joined the MUCC team in June of 2022. He has more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit and development sectors. Working for major organizations such as the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Alzheimer’s Association, Steve has extensive experience supporting a statewide network of volunteers and developing transformational relationships that will help MUCC conserve, protect and enhance our natural resources and outdoor heritage.

As the Director of Development & Membership, Steve’s primary role will be to support members in developing a more engaging and meaningful MUCC membership.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys hunting for white-tailed deer and turkeys. He likes to fish for all species in Michigan. And is a novice trapper, hoping to effectively manage predators on his family’s property. He and his wife, Amy,  live in Livonia with their three kids — Nolan, Steven and Camryn. Steve is active in his children’s school, local sports leagues and has a life-long passion to introduce new people to hunting, fishing and trapping. When he is not hunting or fishing, he plays co-ed softball, hockey and manages real estate.

swindom@mucc.org 517-346-6452

 

L. SCHULTZ

Systems Manager

lschultz@mucc.org 517-346-6483