Originally from Southwest Michigan, Max is excited to be in the Grand Traverse region assisting GTCD with their Parklands Program. Max received his education at Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a minor in Biology.
Over the past few years, he has spent time working with a variety of agencies gaining experience in conservation and land management. These past experiences include wildland fire fuel reduction with the U.S. Forest Service, research for MSU Dept. of Forestry, trail work at Rocky Mountain National Park, being a member of a conservation corps in New York’s Adirondacks, and assisting with park upkeep at Ottawa and Berrien County Park Departments.
While not working, Max enjoys spending time backpacking, cross-country skiing, and playing bluegrass music with friends and family. Max is looking forward to playing a role in providing outdoor recreation opportunities to the public and helping to protect the region’s natural areas.