Photo: Drew Broadway reflects on the water.
FLOW is excited to announce that Drew Broadway has joined our staff as Operations Manager, responsible for coordinating administrative responsibilities, which include oversight of our building and technology, management of donations and finance, and support of staff and board.
Drew was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. He grew up traveling with his family and quickly realized how lucky he is to live in such a beautiful area. Drew graduated from Ferris State University with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He spent the past seven years working as office manager at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.
“I am ready to bring my experience to FLOW and help ensure the Great Lakes are healthy and protected for all,” said Drew.
“We are thrilled to have Drew join the FLOW team,” said FLOW Executive Director Liz Kirkwood. “He brings a wealth of environmental and conservation nonprofit-sector experience. Drew also brings heart and soul to our work, sharing a deep love for the rivers, lakes, and wetlands of Michigan and the Great Lakes. Please join us in welcoming Drew.”
We asked Drew about his connection to the Great Lakes, his favorite place in Michigan, and his favorite Great Lakes fact.
What attracted you to FLOW? Helping protect the Great Lakes. These lakes are pure magic. I want everyone to have the experiences I did while growing up, and spending all sunny summer days at the beach.
What connected you to the Great Lakes? Family! I grew up in Traverse City spending the weekends with my family on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Do you have a favorite place in Michigan (or the Great Lakes Basin)? Traverse City is my favorite spot. You’re always near water, and we have a beautiful downtown area that provides plenty of fun.
Can you share a fun fact about yourself? I love to travel. Traveling is my biggest passion. I spend most of my time where water is close by. Jamaica has been my favorite trip so far.
How about a favorite Great Lakes fact? Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely within U.S. territory.