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If you have a general question about CNC events, programs or other topics, please fill out the form to the left. For specific questions, see the full staff directory below.

For questions regarding field trips, scout programs, rentals and custom naturalist programs, please contact Susan Kruse at scheduler@chippewanaturecenter.org.


400 S. Badour Rd.
Midland, MI 48640


Office: 989.631.0830
Fax: 989.631.7070

Visitor Center Hours

Mon-Sat: 8 am-5 pm
Sun & select holidays: 12-5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Staff Directory

Emily AnnaPreschool Teacher
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
Megan KubatzkePreschool Teacher
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