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Luke Kreykes

Luke grew up in the Traverse City area snowmobiling, hiking, snowshoeing, riding ATVs, and overall enjoying the outdoors…winter is his favorite month. Luke has a bachelor’s in Biology with a concentration in natural resources from Central Michigan University, where he was a member of the CMU Chapter of the Wildlife Society and also worked as a research lab technician in the Institute for Great Lakes Research on a whitefish otolith project. While living in Mt. Pleasant, Luke worked as a park ranger for the Isabella County Parks, and spent a summer taking classes at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island. Luke spent the summer of 2019 as a parkland technician for the district which really opened his eyes to the GT area for restoration and management, and overall what it has to offer for residents and visitors alike. He is very excited to expand on that as a Parkland Steward and see where this experience brings him and what he can do to help enhance the user experience. He and his fiancee Molly moved back to TC right after finishing up their degrees, and plan on always living in northern MI. They enjoy visiting the upper peninsula numerous times year-round, and recently got engaged on the banks of the Tahquamenon River.

Email: lkreykes@gtcd.org
Phone: 231-941-0960 x 15