Stephanie Kimball joins the FLOW team as Operations Manager

FLOW is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanie Kimball as our new Operations Manager. Stephanie brings a wealth of nonprofit administration experience, having served at Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear and The Father Fred Foundation. She also had the experience of living near the 2010 Enbridge oil spill in Marshall, near Kalamazoo, and has seen firsthand how these types of disasters impact communities and the environment.

What attracted you to FLOW?

I was attracted to FLOW because of their passionate work to keep the Great Lakes healthy, public, and protected for all. Water is a fundamental human right and should be accessible to everyone.

What connects you to the Great Lakes?

One of my favorite quotes is, “There is nothing sweeter, gentler, or softer than water. But water has the power to move mountains,” by Claire Bertschinger. I feel the same about the Great Lakes. I feel their spirit and their power when I am close to them. My favorite family vacation memories are of Ludington State Park, where I spent days exploring the dunes and beaches. I love everything about the Great Lakes- from the sound to the beautiful color to the feel of the breeze coming off the water.

Do you have a favorite place in Michigan?

Any place with a view of the water is my happy place. My favorite places are the Maple Bay Natural Area, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Walk of Art Sculpture Park in Elk Rapids, and the Detroit Waterfront. An especially favorite spot is the TART trail along 5 Mile Rd. when it opens to the bay. The view is breathtaking. I love to ride my bike along that section of the trail at sunset.

Can you share a fun fact about yourself?

I am a huge fan of dance in any form and firmly believe that dance training should be accessible to all, regardless of social or economic status. I was co-founder and director of a dance team at Marshall Academy that focused on uniting the school’s diverse students and serving at-risk students with a form of expression.

What are you excited to work on at FLOW?

I am excited to be part of this growing team and to be able to support the team in all of its efforts.

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