Lauren Bealore

lbealore_mlcv_bio-photoLauren is the Events Manager for Michigan LCV and works out of the Ann Arbor Office. Lauren is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison College with a concentration in Social Relations and Policy. Lauren continued her education receiving a Masters in Public Policy from The New England College. As an MAPP student, she garnered much experience in the world of politics and policy, including working as a Fellow for the Millennial Mayors Congress Program through the Michigan Suburbs Alliance as well as campaign work for candidates within local government. Lauren continued her career in the Finance Department of political campaigns, beginning on the Congressional Campaign of the 14th District of Michigan as Assistant Finance Director and then on to being the Finance Director for a Democratic Nominee for the 39th District for the Michigan House of Representatives and continued on special election races and ballot initiatives both in Michigan and out of state. Outside of MLCV, Lauren is a City Commissioner and Precinct Delegate for the City of Southfield and enjoys traveling, music, events and festivals, and supporting women in business city to city.

Lauren’s Favorite Place in Michigan: East Lansing, MI (College Nostalgia)

You can reach Lauren at laurenbealore@michiganlcv.org 


KARA COOK

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Kara is the Government Affairs Assistant for Michigan LCV and she is based out of the Lansing and Grand Rapids offices. In 2016, Kara will be working towards guaranteeing that Michigan legislators prioritize clean energy and ensure that Michigan residents have access clean water. Growing up in Lansing, Kara developed a passion for policy and politics and currently calls Grand Rapids home. In the spring of 2015, Kara graduated from Grand Valley State University where she received a degree in Political Science with a focus on political thought and environmental policy. Prior to working for Michigan LCV, she held the position of President for the GVSU College Democrats and gained experience through internships in legislative offices, on campaigns and at local non-profit organizations. Outside of work, Kara enjoys hiking, exploring Michigan, drinking Grand Rapids’ craft beer, volunteering and, most of all, going on adventures with her Blue Heeler, JD.

Kara’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Grand Rapids, the State Capitol Building or anywhere along a Great Lake.

You can reach Kara at kara@michiganlcv.org.  


LOGAN DeROOS

Logan DeRoosLogan began working as an intern with the Michigan LCV during the summer of 2013. He ended up liking it so much that he came back for more. Logan joined the team officially in August of 2014 and now serves as Digital Strategy Manager for the organization. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Program in the Environment and English from the University of Michigan. Logan grew up in Holland and developed his passion for conservation and environmental protection over countless hours spent on Lake Michigan beaches. Whether the sun’s out, the rain is coming down in buckets, or the lake is covered with ice—if he’s back home—it’s a safe bet where you’ll find him.

Logan’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Too many to choose, but definitely somewhere on a Great Lake.

You can reach Logan at logan@michiganlcv.org


NICK FARRIS

Nick FarrisNick works as the Development Coordinator at the Michigan LCV Ann Arbor office. He graduated with a degree in Social Relations & Policy from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 2014. Nick has had a strong interest in voting and politics ever since middle school, where he got involved by volunteering for local city council campaigns. Prior to working with Michigan LCV Nick served as a voting rights advocate and worked to make voting information more accessible. Nick has lived in Michigan his entire life and feels extremely proud to be a part of an organization that strives to protect Michigan’s precious natural resources. Outside of work, you’ll find Nick enjoying his two favorite hobbies – motorcycles and skateboarding. He recently moved to Ann Arbor with his girlfriend and their adorable Maltese named Luna.

Nick’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Anywhere along the shore of Lake Michigan.

You can reach Nick at nick@michiganlcv.org


BALDOMERO GONZALEZ

MLCVStaff_BaldomeroGonzalezBaldomero is the Political and Outreach Director for Michigan LCV, where he leads the electoral, voter participation and regional outreach programs to deliver electoral wins and build political power for Michigan’s land, air and water.

Prior to joining the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Baldomero served as the Deputy Director for Michigan Voice, the statewide c(3) network, where he developed and aligned civic engagement programs, for over 20 different partner organizations, to engage and mobilize underrepresented voters.

Baldomero attended Wayne State University where he competed on the policy debate team for 4 years.

Baldomero’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

You can reach Baldomero at baldomero@michiganlcv.org


henry griffin

Henry GriffinHenry is the Southeast Michigan Regional Coordinator for Michigan LCV. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Henry’s love for the outdoors and passion for the environment were sparked early on by many happy days spent enjoying Michigan’s numerous state parks and waterways with his parents and older sister.

In the summer of 2014, Henry started volunteering with the the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) field program. Eventually, he was tapped to join the staff of the field team, energizing committed volunteers on the ground and fostering greater citizen engagement with the important work Michigan LCV is doing. One of his most rewarding challenges to date was organizing volunteers during the 2014 elections in the Get Out The Vote effort to elect then Congressman Gary Peters to the United States Senate.

These days Henry is working with dedicated volunteers throughout Southeast Michigan to ensure this election cycle will bring new leaders to Lansing who will fight to protect our land, air and water. In his spare time, Henry enjoys hiking with his dog Toby, and playing guitar and Upright Bass.

Henry’s Favorite Place in Michigan: The Leelanau Peninsula.

You can reach Henry at henry@michiganlcv.org


CHARLOTTE JAMESON

Charlotte JamesonCharlotte is the Government Affairs Director for Michigan LCV. Charlotte came to Michigan LCV with a background in electoral politics and environmental advocacy. She received her Masters degree in the field of environmental policy and politics from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment.  She completed her undergraduate education in political science in the Windy City at the University of Chicago. Previous to joining the Michigan LCV team, Charlotte gained campaign and policy experience from previous roles with Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Obama for America, and Legacy Land Conservancy, and the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus. When Charlotte isn’t working you can generally find her out running or enjoying a Michigan craft beer. She lives in Ann Arbor with her adorable pit bull-boxer Apollo.

Charlotte’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Trail running in Pinckney State Park.

You can reach Charlotte at charlotte@michiganlcv.org


ERIC KELLER

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Eric is the Northern Michigan Regional Coordinator for Michigan LCV. His expertise and management skills culminate from almost a decade of political, advocacy and programmatic efforts including electoral and issue-based campaigns.

With a passion for building a better Michigan, he has worked to make Great Lakes protections the high water mark for smarter energy policies and climate solutions.

Eric grew up in Northern Michigan and completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Eastern Michigan University. He lives in Traverse City and enjoys spending time in communities throughout the state with his lovely wife Trisha, their son Porter and the families’ two huskies.

Eric’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

You can reach Eric at eric@michiganlcv.org


TRACEY KUFFEL

Tracey is the Operations Manager and Board Liaison for Michigan LCV. Her diverse background includes working for the USDA Forest Service, and retail corporate communications and planning. Tracey graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University, and a Masters Degree in Professional Writing from Eastern Michigan University.

A huge fan of all of Michigan’s forests and bodies of water, Tracey loves spending time camping and discovering new favorite site locations every summer. Reading, watching scary movies, playing with her cats, and eating anything with jalapenos round out Tracey’s favorites list.

Tracey’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Any quiet forest or lake – too many to name!

You can reach Tracey at tracey@michiganlcv.org


LAUREN MALLAS

lcv-website-photoLauren is the Major Gifts Manager based in Michigan LCV’s Grand Rapids office. Lauren brings a wide range of career experience to Michigan LCV from political campaign work to professional and corporate writing to restaurant management and sales. She has a steadfast belief that whom we elect matters and a desire to protect and preserve our great state. Lauren lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and their dog, Ella. She graduated from Grand Valley State with a degree in Political Science. Lauren loves the creativity, vibrancy and natural beauty of Grand Rapids and Michigan.

Lauren’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Anywhere with a view of Lake Michigan is her happy place.

You can reach Lauren at lauren@michiganlcv.org


JACK SCHMITT

website-photoJack is the Deputy Director of Michigan LCV. He brings three campaign cycles worth of experience managing both State House and State Senate campaigns to Michigan LCV, as well as direct experience working in the state legislature, ranging from member-staff for legislative leadership to working as a Senior Communications Advisor with the Michigan Senate Democrats. Jack attended Michigan State University’s James Madison College. He joined Michigan LCV in 2012 as the Deputy Political Director designing and executing the General Election campaign plan for the organization, helping successfully elect a bi-partisan slate of conservation champions to the State House. Jack lives in Lansing, Michigan, where he sits on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Environmental Council and serves as a “Big Brother” for the Capital Region Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Jack’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Nordhouse Dunes.

You can reach Jack at jack@michiganlcv.org


KATIE SULAU

Katie SulauKatie is the Operations Director for Michigan LCV. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, spent fourteen summers at camp on the shores of Lake Arbutus outside of Traverse City, and moved to Michigan to attend James Madison College and journalism school at Michigan State University. Since then, she has lived in Lansing, Leelanau County, Detroit and Ann Arbor, worked on farms, in schools, for start-ups, for public radio, and in advertising, all of which culminated in her joining Michigan LCV in 2013 as Communications Manager where she applied her skills to the issues she cares about the most. Now as Operations Director, she is ensuring Michigan LCV has the resources needed to do big things and to expand our impact over time.

Katie’s Favorite Place in Michigan: All of the Leelanau Peninsula.

You can reach Katie at katie@michiganlcv.org


shannon sykes

MLCVStaff_ShannonSykesShannon serves as the Southwest Michigan Regional Coordinator for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, working out of the Kalamazoo area. She is also a newly elected Kalamazoo City Commissioner. Her prior experience includes working on political campaigns, advocating for various social justice issues, and training non-profit organizations in grassroots movement-building. She believes that access to clean water, air, and soil is one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time and is inspired by the groundswell of community activists coming together to work on this issue. She is the mother of four future social justice activists and enjoys spending time with them on any of our beautiful Michigan lakeshores.

You can reach Shannon at shannon@michiganlcv.org


LISA WOZNIAK

Lisa WozniakLisa is the Executive Director of Michigan LCV. Her career spans over two decades of environmental and conservation advocacy in the political arena. She is a nationally- recognized expert in non-profit growth and management and a leader in Great Lakes protections. Lisa is a three-time graduate from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelors Degree and two ensuing Masters Degrees in Social Work and Education. Before becoming Executive Director in 2006, Lisa was a member of the Michigan LCV Board and today serves on the boards of the Friends of Rutherford Pool, the Huron River Watershed Council, and the National League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

Lisa’s Favorite Place in Michigan: Saugatuck Dunes.

You can reach Lisa at lisa@michiganlcv.org