DAN EICHINGER

Executive Director

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.

deichinger@mucc.org

 

AMY TROTTER

Deputy Director

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:

atrotter@mucc.org 517-346-6484

 

SHAUN MCKEON

Education Coordinator

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.

Before joining MUCC, Shaun was the director of 3 previous summer camps located in Ferndale, Traverse City, and Munising.  Also after finishing at LSSU he successfully completed a 1 year term of service to America, serving as an Americorps member in Central Pennsylvania.
When not taking classes or working on the next big program idea for camp, Shaun enjoys chasing salmon and steelhead around the streams and Great Lakes of Michigan. As well as hiking, rustic camping around the state, and reading a good book.  He can also be found cheering on the Lions, Tigers, and Spartans!

smckeon@mucc.org 517-346-6466

 

MAX BASS

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.

mbass@mucc.org 517-346-6462

AMBER ALBERT

Business and Membership Affairs Coordinator

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.

aalbert@mucc.org 517-346-6452

MORGAN WARDA

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:

mwarda@mucc.org 517-346-6454

SUE PRIDE

Member Relations, Tracks Coordinator

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.

spride@mucc.org 517-346-6480

NICK GREEN

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.

Nick's passion for conservation was ignited when he discovered fly fishing in 2010. Since then, he has spent countless hours searching for lunker browns sipping dry flies, throwing mouse patterns in the black of night and chucking nymphs on the Pere Marquette, Pine, Manistee and Au Sable rivers. He also enjoys bow hunting, hiking, bird hunting and training his two bird dogs — Calvin, a Small Münsterländer, and Summit, a German shorthaired pointer.

ngreen@mucc.org 517-346-6486

HUNTER SALISBURY

Outreach Specialist

Hunter joined MUCC in May 2018 as the Outreach Specialist. She graduated from Michigan State University in December 2017 with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, specializing in Wildlife Biology and Management. Throughout college, Hunter interned with Ducks Unlimited as a Public Policy Assistant, worked as a Research Assistant in a dendrochronology lab studying the effects of climate change on tree growth and at the MSU Demmer Center for Shooting Sports and Education where she was the class instructor and educator for women's and youth classes on the archery range.

On the weekends you can find her competing in archery tournaments, fishing, duck hunting and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and two dogs - Cedar, a Golden Retriever, and Gatsby, a German Shorthaired Pointer.

JESSICA HALLER

Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator

Jessica joined MUCC in January 2018 as our Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator. She was previously employed with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, was a substitute teacher and held various positions at Lake Superior State University.
Jessica graduated from LSSU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. She enjoys spending her time outdoors, especially during the fall on Drummond Island. On the weekends, you can find her boating, duck hunting and fishing.
jhaller@mucc.org 517.346.6488