Meet our new staff!
The GLC is growing and we are thrilled to have recently welcomed three new staffers!
Dan Gold comes to us after six years of experience in environmental consulting where he focused on subsurface investigation and remediation, stormwater compliance, and a myriad of other environmental due diligence activities. He has also worked as a Conservation Crew Leader in several National Parks. Dan has a Master of Environmental Science and Management degree with a concentration in water resources management from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Geology from the University of Michigan.
Ken Gibbons is the 2016 Great Lakes Commission Fellow. Ken will assist the GLC with a range of water quality projects, including the HABs Collaboratory and ErieStat. Prior to joining the GLC, Ken attended the University of Toledo where he received a Master of Science Degree in biology. While at Toledo, Ken studied under Dr. Thomas Bridgeman and focused on Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie, specifically investigating internal loading of phosphorus. Ken received a bachelor’s in biology and minor in environmental geology from Albion College.
Kimmy Parker joins us as a GIS Technician. In her current role she supports the GLC GIS team in data collection, organization and tracking for hazard and inland sensitivity analyses. Additionally, Kimmy develops “Story Maps” to display GIS data and other important information to the public. Previously, Kimmy worked for the City of Ann Arbor as an Urban Forestry and Systems Planning intern. She has a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management and a GIS certificate from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.