Megan grew up in Mt. Pleasant, with many evenings and weekends spent enjoying the natural world and recreational opportunities that the area has to offer. Megan developed a love and appreciation for the out of doors and the rural landscape from an early age, with time spent exploring her grandparents’ 420 acre Centennial farm south of Clare, and hiking through various woodlands and nature parks in the local area and throughout northern Michigan.
Megan attended Central Michigan University, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and minor in Museum Studies. Since then, she has been employed by Central Michigan University in various roles, currently serving as the Director of Development for the College of Education and Human Services. Megan has learned through her professional role that philanthropy lives through people’s awareness of opportunities to positively impact the causes that matter most to them, and the ways in which they are able to connect to other people through their generosity. She is pleased to help local non-profits whose mission is close to her heart, like the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, to realize their full potential.
Megan joined the CWC Board in May 2017 with an interest in helping to raise awareness, and engage greater participation in the enjoyment and protection of our local, natural resources. She resides in the city of Mt. Pleasant, and takes every opportunity to share with her young children the inspiration and wonder that comes from a day spent in nature. She appreciates raising them in a community where nature is close, accessible, and valued. Megan’s personal hobbies include art and poetry, for which the natural world has always served as a primary inspiration.