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Steering Committee

CAKE CISMA was established in 2015 by a group of local, active organizations passionate about managing invasive species and increasing public awareness of current environmental issues. These organizations include natural resource-focused non-profits, tribal entities, land trusts, and county conservation districts. Our steering committee is comprised of these organizations and their representing members are listed below. Click their logos to visit their organizations to learn more about their work in the region!  

Committee Chair: 

Vice Chair:

Fiduciary Org: 

Mark Randolph
Executive Director
Kalkaska Conservation District 



Connor Dennis 

Land and Water Specialist

Walloon Lake Association & Conservancy

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Melissa Zelenak

Executive Director
Antrim Conservation District 



Amy Lipson

Conservation Specialist 
Little Traverse Conservancy

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Noah Jansen
Restoration Coordinator
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council


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Fields Ratliff 

Land Stewardship Specialist 

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

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Derek Hartline 

Conservation Biologist 

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians 


Shelby Harris 

Terrestrial Invasive Species Administrator

Beaver Island Archipelago TIS Program


We are currently seeking a 9th member to add to our steering committee. 


Organization Structure

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