Advisory Committee

The Michigan Sea Grant Advisory Committee provides advice, guidance, and feedback on existing and future programs. The committee members, which include key stakeholders and university administrators, serve as program advocates. The committee members identify opportunities for collaboration and support, particularly with state and federal agencies and legislators, both within and outside of their organizations. Members serve one- to three-year terms that are renewable.

Current Advisory Committee Members

  • Chelsea Berg, National Sea Grant Office, Program Officer
  • Doug Buhler, Michigan State University, Assistant Vice President of Research and Innovation 
  • Randy Claramunt, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division Fisheries Division Chief
  • Kevin Donner, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Natural Resources Department, Great Lakes Fisheries Program Manager
  • Kevin Donner, Fisheries Program, Natural Resources Department, Great Lakes Fisheries Program Manager
  • Patrick Doran, The Nature Conservancy, Director of Conservation
  • Quentin Tyler, Michigan State University Extension, Director of MSU Extension
  • Ed Eisch, Michigan, Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division Fish Production Program Manager
  • Emily Finnell, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Great Lakes Senior Advisor and Strategist
  • Douglas Gage, Michigan State University, Assistant Vice President
  • Tom Gorenflo, Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority, Director
  • Denny Grinold, Fish ‘N’ Grin Charters/Michigan Charter Boat Association, Owner/Director of Government Relations
  • Dave Ivan, Michigan State University Extension, Community, Food and Environment Institute Director
  • Marc Gaden, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Deputy Executive Secretary
  • Debbie Lee, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Director
  • Carl Lindquist, Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust Executive Director
  • Tammy Newcomb, Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Senior Water Policy Advisor
  • Kelly Karll, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Manager, Environment and Infrastructure
  • Bradford Orr, University of Michigan, Department of Physics, Associate Vice President, Natural Sciences and Engineering
  • Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability, Dean
  • Mike Reed, Detroit Zoological Society, Curator of Citizen Science Education
  • Bruno Takahashi, Michigan State University, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Associate Professor and Research Director
  • Dan Vogler, Harrietta Hills Trout Farm, Owner
  • Chris Kolb, University of Michigan, Office of the President, Vice President for Government Relations
  • Frank Krist, Lake Huron Citizens Fishery, Advisory Committee Chair
  • Dana Infante, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, AgBioResearch Associate Director
  • Mike Shriberg, University of Michigan, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research

Michigan Sea Grant Staff Members

  • Heather Triezenberg, Associate Director and Program Leader
  • Elizabeth Striano, Communications Lead