Our Team

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STEPHANIE ADAMS
Executive Director
stephanie@friendsofgrparks.org

Favorite park: Garfield Park

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ABIGAIL BRUINS
Community Engagement Coordinator
abigail@friendsofgrparks.org

Favorite park: MLK & Ken-O-Sha

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ROBERT CLOY
Urban Forest Coordinator
robert@friendsofgrparks.

Favorite park: Crescent Park (that view!)

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LAUREN DAVIS
Urban Forest Manager
lauren@friendsofgrparks.org

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CLAIRE FISHER
Volunteer Coordinator
claire@friendsofgrparks.org

Favorite park: Huff Park (the nature trail!)

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BECKY POBST
Urban Forest Coordinator
becky@friendsofgrparks.org

Favorite park: Wilcox Park

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KINSEY SCHOPP
Events & Marketing Coordinator
kinsey@friendsofgrparks.org

Favorite park: Briggs Park

want to join our team?

Check out our open positions!

board of directors

Anna Baeten, Ktsis Capital – Board President
Lee Mueller, Davey Tree Expert Co. – Board Vice President
John Shull, Spectrum Health – Board Secretary
Elaine Goralski, Plante Moran – Board Treasurer
Corey Bixby, Orion Construction
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, City of Grand Rapids
Tom Blower, Strategies Wealth Advisors
Diane Griffin, Griffin Properties
Ken James, GR Chamber of Commerce
Megan Odegaard, BDO USA and Farmhaus Cider
Rachel Ruiz, WOOD TV
Chris Spain, Acrisure
Kim Van Driel, DGRI
Josh Verhulst, Tech Defenders

 

city liasons

Kurt Reppart, City Commissioner, City of Grand Rapids 
David Marquardt, Director, City of GR Parks & Recreation