Council members

Michigan Urban and Community Forestry Council Members

Joan Chadde
Western U.P. Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education
University member
Michigan Technological University
906-487-3341

Annie Kruise
Arboriculture Society of Michigan 
ISA member
517-337-4999 

Asia Dowtin
Michigan State University
University member
517-355-2380 

Kerry Gray
Davey Resource Group

Ryan Edwards
City of Lapeer
810-664-6872 

Marshall Baeckeroot
Member-at-large

Dean Hay (Council chair)
Nonprofit member
Detroit Neighborhood Nursery Network

Emily Hanson
Davey Resource Group

Geoff Kempter
Asplundh
Utility member
215-915-3998 

Tyler Klifman
Southeast MI Council of Governments
Planner member
313-961-4266 

Lee Mueller
Davey Resource Group 
Private industry member
248-221-0439 

Douglas Schultz
Rowe Professional Services Company
Landscape architecture member
810-341-7500 

Fai Foen
The Greening of Detroit
Nonprofit member
313-237-8733 

Paul Hickman
Nonprofit member
Urban Ashes/MI Urban Wood Network

Rachel McDonald
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Tribal government member
906-353-4591


U.S. Forest Service Representatives (non-voting)

Jill Johnson
Regional Urban Forester - St. Paul, MN.
651-649-5253 

Lisa Perez
Detroit Urban Connections Program Coordinator - Detroit, MI
313-494-4735 

DNR Representatives (non-voting)

Kevin Sayers
UCF program coordinator - Lansing, MI
517-284-5898 

Ada Takacs
Volunteer programs coordinator - Traverse City, MI
231-534-5569 

Contact Information

To be placed on the agenda for an upcoming MUCFC meeting, general questions or for specific issues for council members, please send an email to Kevin Sayers or mail to:
DNR- Forest Resources Division
Attn: Kevin Sayers
P.O. Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909-7952