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.
We are always looking for new volunteers. If you would like to fill an open position or inquire about how you can help us out, please contact our President (email@example.com).
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|| 2023||Lisa Bouda||Past-President, Science Olympiad Liaison |
| 2023||Sherry Claflin||President-Elect, Publicity Chairperson|
White Cloud Junior High School
| 2023||Cris DeWolf||Journal Editor, Stoney Grants Chairperson, MIQuakes|
Chippewa Hills Public Schools
| 2023||Ardis Herrold||Membership Director|
| 2024||Dawn Niedermiller ||Recording Secretary|
Wayne State University
| 2024||Andrea Williams||Treasurer, OESTA Chairperson|
West Bloomfield Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org
| 2024||Governing Board:||Kevin Dehne||Cranson Field Scholarships Chairperson, Field Trip Coordinator||Delta College email@example.com|| 2023||Chuck Schepke||Free and Inexpensive Coordinator||Roscommon Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2023||K Rod Cranson||Historian||Retired email@example.com|| 2023||Maria Gonzalez||Kit Coordinator|
Holy Family firstname.lastname@example.org
| 2024||Tim Neason||MSTA Contact||Retired email@example.com|| 2024||Dave Chapman||Meteorology Liaison|
| 2024||Jay Sinclair||Rock Raffle Coordinator||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2023||Shawn McNamara||Operations Manual Chairperson||Grosse Pointe South High School email@example.com|| 2022||Parker Pennington IV||E-News Editor, Rock Shop Chair, NESTA State Contact|
| 2023||Open||Volunteer Coordinator|| 2024||Jack Hentz||Website Coordinator||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2023||Members-at-large:||Marie Solum||Appointed|
| 2024||Kaz Fujita||Appointed|
|Tiffany Micketti||Appointedemail@example.com|| 2024||Reggie Mulligan||Appointed||Retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2023||Judy Ruddock||Appointed||Retired email@example.com|| 2023||Dave Thomas||Appointed||Semi-retired firstname.lastname@example.org|| 2024|