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Mission, Vision, Staff & Board

Our Mission

Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit
organization whose mission is to
connect all people with nature through
educational, recreational and cultural experiences.

Our Vision

Inspiring people to be stewards
of the natural world

CNC Staff

Sherry ClarksonPreschool Teacher
Marcus CollinsPreschool Teacher
Kendell CunninghamPreschool Teacher
Jessica DankertPreschool Teacher
Jill DerryPreschool Office Manager
Rob DeschaineDirector of Finance & Operations
Cathy DevendorfDirector of Volunteers & Outreach
Michelle FournierInterpretive Naturalist
Steve FrisbeeNature Day Camp Director/Lead Educator
Katie GilstadPreschool Teacher
Jeanne HendersonInterpretive Naturalist
Jamie HockstraDirector of Marketing & Communications
Curt HolsingerNatural Resources Technician
Cindy KacelAdministrative Assistant
Jenn KirtsDirector of Programs
Shane KrausFacilities and Equipment Technician
Susie KruseProgram Scheduler
Tom LenonDirector of Land & Facilities
Carri McGuirePreschool Teacher
Sue NoblePreschool Teacher
Dennis PilaskeExecutive Director
Madison PowellNature Preschool Director
Bruce VaydikCaretaker
Joan VaydikHousekeeping Supervisor
Isaac WolfgangLand & Facilities Operations Manager
Victoria ZablockiEducator

2017-18 Board of Directors


Adam Bruski — PresidentWarner Norcross & Judd LLP
Rob Maxwell — Vice PresidentPinecrest Farms
Kirk Fisher — TreasurerChemical Bank
Mark Robertson — SecretaryDelta College
Colette St. Louis — Executive CommitteeSPACE, Inc.
Dennis Pilaske — Executive DirectorChippewa Nature Center
Barbara AllenDelta College
Jenni BushSPACE, Inc.
Nancy CarneyMorley Companies, Inc.
John DavisThe Dow Chemical Company
Chris GaumerCity of Midland
Melissa Haswell, Ph.D.Davenport University
Brian HolmesArbury Insurance
Dr. Marianne McKelvyRetired, The Dow Chemical Company
Kimberly ReinhardtMidland Public Schools
Jamie Ross, M.D.Covenant Health Care
Michelle WilkinsThe Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Michael WittThe Dow Chemical Company

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