FLOW is pleased to announce that Kyle Plummer has recently joined our staff as Development Director. In his new role, Kyle will help FLOW build the capacity to achieve its mission and connect with supporters.
Kyle and his family are relocating to the Grand Traverse area from Washington state, and enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits. They have deep ties to northern Michigan, and have been visiting regularly for many years. Kyle has an MBA in nonprofit management from Brandeis University, and is an experienced corporate, foundation, and major gift fundraiser, as well as a team leader.
What attracted you to FLOW?
The mission of the organization, the passion that FLOW staff bring to their work, the reputation FLOW has in the community and with family members in the area, and the opportunity to have a meaningful and lasting impact on such a precious resource like the Great Lakes. I appreciate the opportunity to focus my work in environmental protection, environmental stewardship, and climate resilience.
What connects you to the Great Lakes?
I’ve been coming to northern Michigan for the last 12 years. My wife Lauren is from Beulah and her family still lives there. I love exploring and hiking in Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshore, and camping in the U.P. and around Lake Superior in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area.
Do you have a favorite place in Michigan (or the Great Lakes Basin)?
North Manitou Island is such a beautiful place to backpack and camp. I’m looking forward to spending more time camping, hiking, and kayaking in the Manitou islands.
Can you share a fun fact about yourself?
I love bluegrass music and I play a bit of guitar and can do some amateur flatpicking. I love to camp, hike, and spend time on the water kayaking. I’m looking forward to getting some chickens and getting a small veggie garden started up once in Michigan.
How about a favorite Great Lakes fact?
Sprinkled throughout the lakes are the approximately 35,000 Great Lakes islands, including Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, the largest island in any inland body of water, and Isle Royale in Lake Superior, the largest island in the largest lake (each island large enough to itself contain multiple lakes!)