Chief Executive Officer 

Amy Trotter is the CEO 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. 517-346-6484



Director of Development and Membership

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. 517-346-6452



Policy & Government Affairs Manager

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.

Justin is a registered lobbyist agent for MUCC, and represents the organization in both the legislature and Natural Resources Commission.

As part of his role with MUCC, Justin serves as the MUCC representative on the Coldwater Resources Steering Committee, the Bear Forum, the Furtaker user group, the Conservation Coalition, and other stakeholder groups. Justin also serves as the treasurer of the Michigan Sportsmen’s Caucus Advisory Council.

When not at work Justin is hanging out with his wife Ashley and their daughter, or hunting and fishing.; 517-346-6488



Camp Director and Educator

Shannon joined MUCC in January of 2023. Growing up in Mount Clemens and with a background in equestrian, hunting, fishing and camping, she is looking forward to leading the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp. Shannon comes from a family of veterans, and hunting advocates.

Shannon attended Central Michigan University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a double minor in Anthropology and Geography.

Prior to MUCC she worked as a camp counselor in Elk Rapids, Michigan. She also worked as a Behavior Technician for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. 517-346-6462



Member Relations

Kirstin joined MUCC in June of 2023 after working in the healthcare field for 35 years. She interacts with individual and club members on a daily basis by sending renewal letters, updating subscriptions, and managing membership data. Kirstin enjoys meeting and talking to new people and assisting MUCC members.

When Kirstin is not in the office, she can be found outdoors. She has a hobby farm with a menagerie of animals. She is married and has three adult children and one grandchild. 517-346-6480



Membership and Events Coordinator

Elyse joined MUCC in November of 2023. Elyse is a lifelong Michigan resident with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector including Michigan Manufacturers Association, Home Builders Association and Habitat for Humanity. Elyse holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Northwood University. As the Membership & Events Coordinator Elyse’s primary role will be to support individual and club members while delivering meaningful and informative events. In her spare time, Elyse enjoys hiking and traveling Michigan with her husband and their four children.  517-346-6463


Habitat Program and Partnerships Coordinator

Sarah joined MUCC in December of 2023. Growing up in Roscommon, she was often exploring the woods of northern Michigan. She comes from a hunting and fishing family, where her passion for the outdoors started.

Sarah graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife with a concentration in wildlife biology and management. She also holds a minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management. Before MUCC, Sarah worked seasonal wildlife jobs for the Michigan DNR, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and dabbled a bit in outreach and education.

As the Habitat Program and Partnerships Coordinator, Sarah coordinates On the Ground projects where she interacts with volunteers and creates hands-on experiences to improve wildlife habitat.

When not at work, Sarah and her husband Andy enjoy hiking, birdwatching, tent camping, and playing board games together. She often has her camera with her to capture the beauty of the outdoors and wildlife. 517-346-6456


Business Manager


Systems Manager 517-346-6483