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Emily Cook

Emily is an Ionia, Michigan native who has recently relocated to Frankfort after spending the last five years working and living in various parts of the state and country. She is excited to be building her “home base” in one of her favorite places, northern Michigan – where she visited in the summer as a child, and where her family now resides.

Since graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with a BS in Natural Resources Management, Emily has worked in several areas of the conservation field. She has gained invaluable experience working as a bio technician with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, an education/trails crew member with the Student Conservation Association in New Hampshire, and additionally, served a ten month AmeriCorps term in Gaylord, Michigan. This led to continued land protection projects with a small, local land trust. Most recently, Emily taught field-based coastal ecology at Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Virginia.

Emily is looking forward to getting started at the Conservation District and working with the Invasive Species Network. In regular life, she loves anything that involves being outdoors – especially running, hiking, biking, and staring at Lake Michigan.

Phone: 231.941.0960 x20