The MESTA Board consists of an Executive Committee (made up of the President, President-Elect, Past President, Journal Editor, Membership Director, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer), a Governing Board (presiding over various positions within the organization), and Members-At-Large (appointed by the President). Board members are listed in the table below.
Good Day Everyone! It is a privilege to serve as your new president. The Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association has been a great second family over the past six years and I am happy to give back to the society by being an officer. I would like to take a moment to thank Lisa Bouda for her service to MESTA. She ably led the society for the past two years and it is with sincere gratitude that I thank her.
A little bit about myself, I am a faculty teaching specialist at Western Michigan University. I teach a variety of courses in geology (Historical geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, oceanography, etc.) for non-majors, majors, and graduate students. My research focuses on sedimentology, stratigraphy and natural resources of the Michigan Basin.
I also oversee in my spare time, the CoreKids program. CoreKids is the outreach arm of the WMU Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and the Michigan Geological Survey. It started back in 2007 under Sue Grammer and I took over in 2013. The program works with ~20,000 children and teachers a year with events at Mineral Shows, Science and Career Exploration Fairs, and Museums.
I look forward to meeting many of you at future conferences and field trips. I am happy to discuss Michigan Geology, MESTA or anything else with you. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and (269) 387-5488.
|Name||Position ||Contact Information||Term Expires||Executive Committee:||Peter Voice||President||Western Michigan University email@example.com|| 2021||Lisa Bouda||Past-President|
Grosse Pointe South High School
| 2021||Parker Pennington IV||President-Elect, NESTA State Contact, Rock Shop Chair, E-News Editor||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Cris DeWolf||Journal Editor, Stoney Grants Chairperson, MIQuakes||Chippewa Hills Public Schools email@example.com|| 2021||Ardis Herrold||Membership Director|
| 2022||Dawn Niedermiller ||Recording Secretary|
| 2022||Andrea Williams||Treasurer, OESTA Chairperson|
West Bloomfield Middle School
| 2022||Governing Board:||Kevin Dehne||Cranson Field Scholarships Chairperson, Field Trip Coordinator||Delta College firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Chuck Schepke||Free and Inexpensive Coordinator||Roscommon Middle School email@example.com|| 2021||K. Rod Cranson||Historian||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Maria Gonzalez||Kit Coordinator||Holy Family email@example.com|| 2020||Sheila Swyrtek||Science Olympiad Liaison||Mott Community College firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2020||Tim Neason||MSTA Contact||Retired email@example.com|| 2020||Dave Chapman||Meteorology Liaison|
| 2020||Jay Sinclair||Rock Raffle Coordinator||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Shawn McNamara||Operations Manual Chairperson||Grosse Pointe South High School email@example.com|| 2020||Sherry Claflin||Publicity Chairperson||White Cloud Junior High School firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2020||Mike Bause||Volunteer Coordinator||North Farmington High School email@example.com|| 2020||Jack Hentz||Website Coordinator||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Members-At-Large:||Bill Dicks||Appointed||Retired email@example.com|| 2021||Tabby Eldridge||Appointedfirstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Tiffany Micketti||Appointed||Flint email@example.com|| 2020||Reggie Mulligan||Appointed||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2021||Judy Ruddock||Appointed||Retired email@example.com|| 2021||Kathleen Sparling||Appointed||Retired |
| 2020||Dave Thomas||Appointed||Semi-retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2020|