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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.

President Message


Peter Voice

MESTA President
Through October 2021    

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 peter.voice@wmich.edu and (269) 387-5488.

NamePosition Contact InformationTerm Expires
Executive Committee:   
Peter Voice
PresidentWestern Michigan University peter.voice@wmich.edu
 2021
Lisa Bouda
Past-PresidentGrosse Pointe South High School bouda90@comcast.net 2021
Parker Pennington IVPresident-Elect, NESTA State Contact, Rock Shop Chair, E-News EditorRetired p.o.pennington@gmail.com 2021
Cris DeWolfJournal Editor, Stoney Grants Chairperson, MIQuakesChippewa Hills Public Schools dewolf.cris@gmail.com 2021
Ardis HerroldMembership Director

Rubin Observatory
amacio@comcast.net

 2020
Carrie BrownRecording SecretaryLinden Middle School cbrown@lindenschools.org 2020
Andrea WilliamsTreasurer, OESTA ChairpersonOrchard Lake Middle School andrea.williams@wbsd.org 2020
Governing Board:   
Kevin DehneCranson Field Scholarships Chairperson, Field Trip CoordinatorDelta College ktdehne@delta.edu 2019
Chuck SchepkeFree and Inexpensive CoordinatorRoscommon Middle School schepkec@gmail.com 2021
K. Rod CransonHistorianRetired rodcranson@gmail.com 2019
Maria GonzalezKit CoordinatorHoly Family mgonzalez@hfsgb.org 2020
Sheila SwyrtekScience Olympiad LiaisonMott Community College sheila.swyrtek@mcc.edu 2020
Tim NeasonMSTA ContactRetired tneason2@gmail.com 2020
Dave ChapmanMeteorology Liaison

Retired
chapmad@comcast.net

 2020
Jay SinclairRock Raffle CoordinatorRetired sinclair.jay@sbcglobal.net 2019
Shawn McNamaraOperations Manual ChairpersonGrosse Pointe South High School mcnamas@gpschools.org 2020
Sherry ClaflinPublicity ChairpersonWhite Cloud Junior High School 1sclaflin@gmail.com 2020
Mike BauseVolunteer CoordinatorNorth Farmington High School mike.bause@fpsk12.net 2020
Jack HentzWebsite CoordinatorRetired jwhentz2@gmail.com 2021
Members-At-Large:   
Bill DicksAppointedRetired bcd1200@hotmail.com 2019
Tabby EldridgeAppointedtabby447@hotmail.com 2019
Tiffany MickettiAppointedFlint tdysinger1303@gmail.com 2020
Reggie MulliganAppointedRetired rmulligan75@gmail.com 2019
Judy RuddockAppointedRetired ruddock6412@comcast.net 2019
Kathleen SparlingAppointedRetired
k-sparkles@comcast.net
 2020
Dave ThomasAppointedSemi-retired dthomas@wccnet.edu 2020



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