Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Parker Ameel

A native of Boyne City, Parker has recently returned to Northern Michigan where he feels most at home. Having grown up on Lake Charlevoix, he has always felt deeply connected to the freshwater lakes and ecosystems that make up the NW Michigan region. In turn, he has devoted his professional life to protecting our natural resources and working towards ensuring best land-use practices for a more resilient future.

Parker graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.S. in Environmental Conservation and a minor in Alternative Energies. Prior to graduation, he worked as a field technician with the Great Lakes Energy Co-op in the Vegetation Management department. Since graduating in 2014, he has lived and worked on a community organic farm in northern Wisconsin and most recently, as an associate and crew leader for a sustainable landscape design and installation company based in Chicago. At the company he specialized in native and edible landscape design, water management, urban farm systems, and greenhouse construction.

In his spare time, Parker likes to enjoy the great outdoors! He likes most outdoor sports and recreational opportunities abound in Northern Michigan, including: backpacking, kayaking, fishing, and skiing