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Team Members

Lindsey Bona-Eggeman | Program Coordinator 


Lindsey grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Through a high school level forestry class, Lindsey realized her passion for working in the outdoors.  She was able to work for 2 summers for a private forester at the age of 18 and later worked for several natural resources education organizations. In 2002 she moved to Montana to pursue a degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Montana. Following graduation, she began a 14-year career in invasive species management. Her most recent position was with the Missoula County Weed District as their Weed Management Area Coordinator and Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. 

Lindsey has two sons and a Michigander husband. They've fallen in love with Michigan, and you'll find them skiing, playing hockey, and enjoying all northern Michigan offers. 


Katie Gray | Education & Engagement Specialist 


Katie grew up in Petoskey Michigan, an area that fostered her love for the outdoors. Hunting, foraging, and gardening with her parents inspired her to pursue a degree in Plant Biology and Environmental Biology at Michigan State University. Throughout college, Katie loved working on research projects and conducting experiments with her mentors. Prior to her position with CAKE, Katie worked as a research assistant for MSU's Forest Carbon and Climate Program, where she helped develop graduate courses focused on the implementation of climate-smart forest management. 

In her free time, Katie enjoys painting, going to art museums, and growing way too many vegetables in her garden. You'll often find her spending time outdoors skiing, hiking, and swimming in Lake Michigan. She loves living and working in the community she's always called home. 


Wade Foster | Restoration Crew Lead


Wade is a recent Grand Valley State University grad who is passionate about natural resource management. While he originally hails from southern Michigan, Wade has spent quite a few summers in Charlevoix hanging out with his extended family. 

Prior to becoming the restoration crew lead, Wade worked as a field technician on the restoration crew. He has big plans for the restoration crew this summer and is an ArcGIS wiz. 


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