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Staff Directory

The Great Lakes Commission is supported by a professional staff with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Darren Nichols
Executive Director
About Darren Nichols



Thomas R. Crane
Deputy Director
About Thomas R. Crane


Matt Doss
Policy Director
About Matt Doss


Victoria Pebbles
Program Director
About Victoria Pebbles



Laura Andrews
Design Manager
About Laura Andrews


David Betcher
GIS Program Specialist
About David Betcher


Margo Davis
Program Specialist
About Margo Davis


Eric Ellis
Project Manager
About Eric Ellis


Siyu Fan
GIS Developer
About Siyu Fan


Elaine Ferrier
Senior Program Specialist
About Elaine Ferrier


Evan Fischer
GIS Technician
About Evan Fischer


Ken Gibbons
Program Specialist
About Ken Gibbons


Dan Gold
Senior Program Specialist
About Dan Gold


Erika Jensen
Program Manager
About Erika Jensen


Reilly Manz
Program Specialist
About Reilly Manz


Danielle Tanzer
GIS Technician
About Danielle Tanzer


Samantha Stanton
Program Specialist
About Samantha Stanton


Beth Wanamaker
Communications Manager
About Beth Wanamaker


Ceci Weibert
Program Specialist
About Ceci Weibert


Ned Willig
Program Specialist
About Ned Willig (coming soon)


Nicole Zacharda
Program Manager
About Nicole Zacharda



Joe Bertram
Financial Operations Manager
About Joe Bertram


Pat Gable
Administrative Assistant
About Pat Gable


Laura Kaminski
Grants and Contracts Manager
About Laura Kaminski


Marty Morrice
Information Technology Manager
About Marty Morrice


Zeineb Bouhlel
IGovernment of Qu├ębec Intern
About Zeineb Bouhlel


Patrick Canniff
Invasive Species Research Associate
About Patrick Canniff


Jack Cotrone
Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellow 2018
About Jack Cotrone



Sam Haapaniemi
Blue Accounting, The Nature Conservancy

David L. Knight
Great Lakes Dredging Team, Great Lakes Daily News and Special Projects

Tawny Mata
Blue Accounting Director of Strategic Engagement, The Nature Conservancy

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